David L. Lauman - Biography


Since 2006, David has focused mainly on spoken Spanish translation (i.e. interpreting).  He has thousands of hours of experience at depositions, civil hearings, mediations, independent medical examinations, examinations under oath, interviews and attorney-client meetings.

He has facilitated communication between judges, attorneys, government officials and Spanish-speakers concerning cases on: anti-doping, construction, contracts, employment, family law, genocide, Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, immigration (adjustment of status, asylum and citizenship), international arms trafficking, insurance fraud, landlord v. tenant, liquor licensing, money laundering, mortgage fraud, personal injury, probate, sexual harassment, trucking, the U.S. Government, worker’s compensation and wrongful death.

David has served as an interpreter at numerous trials and hearings in U.S. District Courts in 7 states, the most notable of which is USA v. Olga Murra, 4:16-CR-078-O(01).  

Education and Certifications

David graduated from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in 2005 with an M.A. in Translation and Interpretation. He holds Spanish court interpreter certifications No. 08-033 from the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, and No. 7-038 from the Colorado Judicial Department. He is also is an American Translators Association-certified Spanish into English translator (Certification No. 469766). He acquired an extraordinary command of Spanish by living, studying and working in Mexico City for 13 years. He completed his B.A. in Latin American Studies at the National Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City in 2001.