David Luther Woodward was educated in the public schools of Alabama, Georgia and Florida, earned his undergraduate and professional law degrees at The Florida State University at Tallahassee, and did post-professional studies at the London School of Economics. A lawyer admitted to practice in Florida, Oklahoma and Texas, he has practiced in each of those states.
A mature practitioner, the biographee, upon his admission to the practice of law, worked for not only the federal government, but also for the governments of two states, where he served not only in professional, but also management capacities. His further experience includes large and small firm practice, criminal and civil, international and domestic, office and courtroom.
An accomplished journalist, he worked his way through undergraduate and law school as a writer, photographer, and editor for the Tallahassee Democrat, and subsequent to earning his bachelor of arts he worked as an industrial engineer providing data for business decisions for a primary defense contractor in the airframe industry.