David Bodney, Attorney at Law
David Bodney is an attorney with extensive expertise in media law. As founder of the firm’s Media and Entertainment Law Group, he has represented print, broadcast, and electronic media in defamation, privacy, and related First Amendment litigation for more than four decades.
He is also a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property, American Indian Law and governmental affairs practices. He frequently briefs high-profile cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Early Life and Education
Bodney received his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Yale University, followed by a Master’s in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia and Juris Doctorate from Santa Barbara College of Law.
David Bodney is a litigator specializing in media and constitutional law. He has extensive experience handling defamation, privacy and First Amendment cases.
He is the founder of the firm’s Media and Entertainment Law Group and has been involved in a number of high-profile cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.
He served as Chairman of the Board for the Arizona Region of the Anti-Defamation League and currently sits on its National Legal Affairs and Civil Rights Committees. Additionally, ADL awarded him with their Torch of Liberty Award.
David Camm was a highly-respected former Indiana State Trooper who had served on the Emergency Response Team (ERT). After leaving that career behind him, he embarked on a new endeavor – working for his uncle who owned and operated an effective basement waterproofing business.
He had earned himself a sterling reputation with his customers. Unfortunately, when his family was tragically taken away in a triple murder, all of that hard work was for naught.
It was a cold-hearted killer who put victims’ lives in jeopardy and took away their children in the process. Thankfully, DNA evidence and other scientific tools were available to help authorities piece together the puzzle.
Achievements and Honors
Boney is an esteemed figure in the music industry whose work has had a lasting impact on popular music. For this, he has received numerous accolades.
His career has seen him serve on the boards of several companies and become an outspoken civil rights activist.
He has also written a novel, The Murder of David Camm and the Search for a Solution, published in 2013.
He is a former member of the popular 1970s group Boney M., best known for their hits “Ma Baker” and “Belfast.” They toured extensively around the world and earned gold records along the way.
David Camm, a retired state trooper, was married to Kim Camm and the proud papa of two children: Jill (the younger daughter) and Brad (the elder). They resided in New Albany, Indiana with their young family:
He worked full time and belonged to Georgetown Community Church. One night he played basketball with other churchgoers at their gym facility, but never left the building.
According to a police report, David discovered his wife Jill lying on the floor of their garage and her brother Brad slumped over in the back seat. Although Jill’s body appeared warm, it could still have been alive.
He was wearing a T-shirt and sneakers with blood spatter on them. A forensic scientist who examined the shirt noted that this stain differed from other stains.
Bodney is a First Amendment pugilist who fights to secure access to tightly sealed documents on behalf of local and national media organizations, such as The Arizona Republic and 12 News. Recently he achieved access to court dockets related to the controversial Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) sting operation known as Operation Fast and Furious. Despite his reputation, Bodney is an affable individual with a good heart and strong moral principles.