Mr. Karnes was born in Norfolk, Virginia and he graduated from Tabernacle Baptist School, Virginia Beach, Virginia. Mr. Karnes received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Pre-law from Bob Jones University in 1996. He received his law degree from the Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis, magna cum laude in 2001. Mr. Karnes was a Note Development Editor on the Indiana Law Review and participated in National Moot Court Competition. He has also completed a 40 hour civil mediation training and received the Francis J. Feeney, Jr. Tax award.
Mr. Karnes’ professional memberships include the Muncie Bar Association, the Indiana Bar Association and the American Bar Association. David and his wife, Tara, reside in Selma, Indiana with their four children, Brayden, Brandt, Bracken and Bryce.
Mr. Karnes is highly active in the Muncie Community. He is currently on the Lifestream Services Board of Directors; First Choice for Women Board - Vice Chair; and on the governance committees of the United Way of Delaware County and the Soup Kitchen of Muncie. Past Board Memberships include the United Way of Delaware County and Hillcroft Services. Mr. Karnes enjoys being involved in coaching soccer for Burris, and watching his sons play basketball and soccer.
Mr. Karnes is a member of Grace Baptist Church, Muncie, Indiana and has served as a deacon and deacon chairman during his 20+ year membership.