David Newburger is Co-Director of the Starkloff Disability Institute and the Commissioner on the Disabled for the City of St. Louis. In all his capacities, he works toward the fundamental goal of making it possible for individuals with disabilities to be full and active participants in the community. In the Starkloff Disability Institute, his main goal is to help employers find ways to hire, retain and promote individuals with disabilities.
David has an A.B from Oberlin College and J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. He came to St. Louis to be Assistant Professor of Law at Washington University where he taught business law courses. After seven years, he opened the law firm of Newburger & Vossmeyer. During that period for three years, he taught Securities Regulation as Adjunct Associate Professor of Law at Saint Louis University School of Law.
David and his late wife, Toby, have one married daughter and two grandchildren. He had polio as an infant and has mobility and related disabilities.