David Ong grew up in Indianapolis, IN. As the son of a federal prosecutor and a 5th generation attorney, he knew from an early age that he wanted to become a skilled trial attorney.
He attended the University of Colorado School of Law, where he excelled in numerous mock trial and transactional drafting competitions—including the Reilly-Pozner Mock Trial Competition, the Hogan Lovells Cup, and the CU/DU Transactional Drafting Competition. David further developed his litigation skills as a student attorney in the rigorous civil practice clinic, a role in which he represented clients in family law cases in Boulder District Court, social security disability cases before federal administrative law judges, and asylum cases before immigration law judges.
Outside of the courtroom, he worked closely with small Colorado businesses to evaluate venture capital transactions and the impact of outside investors on business structures as a member of the competitive venture capital investment team.
After graduating, David clerked for Honorable Judge J. Eric Elliff of the 2nd Judicial District Court (Denver, Colorado) as well as the Holt Group specializing in federal construction litigation in Denver.
David joined the Babcock Law Firm as a law clerk in 2016, serving our legal team by composing demand payment letters, drafting court motions, communicating with clients, conducting preliminary consultations, filing various pleadings, evaluating medical records, and more.
He is now an Associate Attorney, working alongside R. Mack Babcock and the rest of our Denver-based legal team to provide quality representation to all Coloradans. David brings unique experience from both his family roots and personal history of success in workers' compensation and personal injury cases in Denver and across the state.
David loves hiking, camping, snowboarding, kayaking, and many other outdoor activities, but especially mountain biking. He's also a music fanatic whose hobbies include playing drums and producing music. In addition, he enjoys spending time with friends, family, and his dog, Jaylyn.
David is a big sports fan as well, so in his spare time, you can probably find him at Coors Field cheering on the Rockies or in the Pepsi Center at a Denver Nuggets game — unless he's at home watching the Hoosiers or the Pacers play basketball, of course. He also cooks a mean gumbo.
"I grew up listening to stories about courtrooms and trials at the dinner table from my father, and I always knew I wanted to be a trial attorney, too. I've also always valued public service and the importance of helping the disadvantaged. The practice of workers' compensation and personal injury law allows me to do both. I get to meet and represent interesting people from all walks of life, and there are few things more enjoyable than sticking it to greedy insurance companies."
"David Ong handled my worker's compensation case and did an excellent job. He always returned my calls promptly and was able to answer any questions I had. Every staff member of the firm was also polite, attentive and efficient. I would absolutely recommend David to a friend or colleague."