David C. Castleberry

David C. Castleberry



Practice Areas

Business Litigation Labor & Employment Real Estate and Construction

David C. Castleberry is a partner in the firm of Manning Curtis Bradshaw & Bednar where he represents clients in federal and state court and before administrative agencies on issues dealing with state and federal employment law claims.  He provides counsel to employers with respect to issues relating to compliance with the ADA, ADEA, FMLA, Title VII, and federal and state wage and hour laws, among others.  His practice also includes reviewing and drafting employment agreements for companies and high-level executives.

In addition to his employment practice, Mr. Castleberry represents clients in business and commercial disputes, including real estate and construction matters, class action claims, and various matters related to receivership actions arising out of securities and investor fraud in federal and state court.  As lead counsel for a court-appointed receiver, Mr. Castleberry has successfully defended multi-million dollar claims in trial, and has obtained judgments on the merits in numerous cases totaling millions of dollars.

Mr. Castleberry has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of commercial litigation, in Mountain States Super Lawyers in the areas of business litigation and employment & labor, and as one of Utah’s Legal Elite in the Utah Business magazine.  Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Castleberry was an associate in the Las Vegas office of Snell & Wilmer.


  • J.D., J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, cum laude (2004)
  • B.A., Brigham Young University (2000)

Licenses and Admissions

  • Utah (2007)
  • Nevada (2004)
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States District Court for the District of Utah
  • United States District Court for the District of Nevada
  • United States District Court for the District of Northern Illinois
  • United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit

Professional Affiliations and Activities

  • Editor, Utah Bar Journal (2007-2016)
  • Chair, Litigation Section of Utah State Bar (2014-2015)
  • Member, Executive Committee, Litigation Section of Utah State Bar (2008-2015)
  • Alumni Board, J. Reuben Clark Law School (2006-2011)

Professional Recognitions and Honors

  • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®, Litigation
  • The Best Lawyers in America®
    • Commercial Litigation (2014-2021)
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers®, Business Litigation and Employment Law (2013-2020)
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers®, Rising Star (2012)
  • Utah Business magazine, Utah’s Legal Elite (2013-2017)


  • Author of Employment Law chapters, Utah Business Law for Entrepreneurs & Managers, 2016
  • Co-Editor, Employment Law Desk Reference Manual: Summary of Federal and State Regulations, 2015
  • Author, “Ewing v. Department of Transportation: When the Savings Statute Provides No Safety,” Utah Bar Journal, May/June 2011
  • Author, “The Power of the Courts to Unmask the Anonymity of Those Online,” Communique, June/July 2006
  • Author, “Beginning a Relationship with the Break Up in Mind: Drafting Valid Arbitration Clauses in an Employment Agreement,” Nevada Lawyer, November 2005
  • Co-Author, “Hurdling Procedural Issues in Land Use Litigation,” Communique, June/July 2005

Seminars and Presentations

  • Presenter, Human Resource Law Boot Camp, National Business Institute, October 14, 2020
  • Presenter, Advanced Employment Law, National Business Institute, June 12 & 23, 2019
  • Presenter, Human Resource Law from A to Z, National Business Institute, March 19 & 20, 2019
  • Presenter, Buying and Selling a Business: Start-to-Finish, National Business Institute, April 23 & 24, 2018
  • Presenter, Guide to Human Resource Laws in the Workplace, National Business Institute, March 21 & 22, 2018
  • Presenter, Employee Discipline and Termination, Better Your Business Seminar, SHRM, March 23, 2017
  • Presenter, Human Resource Law: What You Need to Know Now, National Business Institute, March 22, 2017
  • Presenter, Advanced Employment Law: What You Need to Know, National Business Institute, December 6, 2016
  • Presenter, Human Resources Law from A to Z, FMLA and Other Leave Issues & Legal Issues in Recruiting and Hiring, National Business Institute, February 2 & 3, 2016
  • Presenter, Employment Law Update, USHHRA Fall Conference, November 6, 2015
  • Presenter, Advanced Employment Law: Working Through Common Problems, National Business Institute, June 24, 2015
  • Co-Presenter, Detecting Ponzi Schemes: Protecting Customers on Avoiding Bank Losses, Anti-Money Laundering Training Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, May 14, 2015
  • Presenter, Employment Law: 2015 Comprehensive Guide, National Business Institute, March 11, 2015
  • Presenter, Workplace Behavior and Privacy & Discipline and Discharge, National Business Institute, March 19, 2014
  • Presenter, The ADA Amendment Act of 2008: New Definitions and Challenges, National Business Institute, December 7, 2009

Community Activities

  • Youth soccer coach