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About David L Huffman PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 10 January 2011 15:52
  • David Huffman was born in 1947 in Wilmington, DE. He spent his first five years with his family; he then spent the next eight years in a childrens’ home in New Britain, CT. David dropped out of school after completing the 10th grade. He worked as an appliance delivery man for about a year, and was also a volunteer fireman in Newport, DE until he joined the Marines Corps five days after he turned nineteen. While in the Marine Corps, he was sent to Vietnam with Mike Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division.
  • While in Vietnam, he was blinded by a booby trap during combat on September 28, 1968. After being Honorably Discharged from the Marine Corps with a Purple Heart, David was in an automobile accident on February 26, 1970 that hospitalized him for two months during which time he had to recover from being paralyzed.
  • After life altering experiences such as these, Mr. Huffman began to examine and reorder his priorities. He obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Science and a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Wilmington College. He also obtained a Juris Doctor Degree from Widener University in Wilmington, DE.
  • After law school, Mr. Huffman worked on the National Staff of the Vietnam Veterans Leadership Program for two years, helping with a pet program embraced by our former President, Ronald Reagan. He began helping Vietnam Veterans throughout the country, organizing Vietnam Veteran leaders in the community as volunteers to help change the perceived negative image of the Vietnam Veterans during 1982 to 1984. While working for the Vietnam Veterans Leadership Program he was on the President’s Committee for Employment of the Handicapped (Disabled Veterans sub-committee). At the same time, he was on Governor Castle’s Architectural Accessibility Board in Delaware.  From 1984 to 1986, Mr. Huffman started the Vietnam Veterans of America Service Representative Program in Delaware, creating a new program in Delaware assisting Veterans with their Veterans Affairs claims, and assisting Veterans in numerous other ways.
  • In 1986, Mr. Huffman opened his own law practice Iin West Chester, PA. While practicing law in Pennsylvania, Mr. Huffman was a general practitioner in the following areas: criminal, family, bankruptcy, personal injury, Worker’s Compensation, Social Security, and Veterans Affairs law. In the summer of 2000 Mr. Huffman began to plan his retirement, and then he moved to West Virginia. However, upon his arrival in West Virginia, Mr. Huffman began to receive numerous requests for legal assistance from Veterans and other disabled persons. Even after falling 35 feet from a balcony in Daytona Beach, FL and receiving additional injuries, Mr. Huffman came out of retirement to help other Veterans and disabled persons throughout the country.
  • Mr. Huffman is the embodiment of the Marine Corps motto: Semper Fidelis (Always Faithful). Faithful to not only his country during combat, but also to his friends, family, and other Veterans.