Attorney Profiles


David Strouse

Dave Strouse

David A. Strouse has served as the District Attorney of Clinton County since January 2, 2016. Prior to his election in 2015, Dave maintained a private law practice in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, for eight years, practicing primarily in the area of criminal defense. He served as a Public Defender for Clinton County for more than seven years.

Dave serves as the Governor’s appointment to the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing, and he is a member of the Pennsylvania North Regional Judicial Advisory Commission for the appointment of judicial offices. He is a member of the Pennsylvania District Attorney’s Association, the Clinton County Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He is an active member of various Clinton County organizations including: the Criminal Justice Advisory Board, the Strategic Planning Committee, the Victim/Witness Policy Board, the Sexual Assault Response Team, the STOP Violence Against Women Grant Coordinating Team, the Multidisciplinary Investigative Team, and the Child Death Review Team. Dave is also a member of the Clinton County Treatment Court Committee, Veterans Court Committee, and Advocates for a Drug Free Tomorrow.

Dave volunteers his time as a member of the Board of Directors of the Lock Haven Kiwanis, and as a member of the #Keystone Cares Committee, promoting interagency cooperation and community participation in Keystone Central School District programs. He formerly coached football and baseball at Central Mountain High School.

Dave graduated from Pennsylvania State University Altoona College with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and was a member of the baseball team. He graduated from the Villanova University School of Law.

Dave and his wife, Sara, and sons, Cooper and Logan, live in Mill Hall, Pennsylvania.