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Dave Wiedis
Adjunct Faculty, School of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Teaching at Cairn since 2002

David Wiedis


  • JD, Villanova University School of Law
  • MS in Christian Counseling, Cairn University
  • BS in History and Education, The College of New Jersey


Dr. Wiedis teaches on legal, ethical, and professional issues in counseling. He is also the founder and Executive Director of ServingLeaders Ministries, a ministry that focuses on serving and ministering to pastors, ministry leaders, and their families by providing counseling and training.

Prior to working at Cairn, Dr. Wiedis served on the Villanova Law Review, winning the Theodore L. Reimel Moot Court Competition. He practiced law with Pepper, Hamilton, & Sheetz in Philadelphia, where he handled medical malpractice defense, commercial litigation, and toxic tort cases. He also served as an Assistant City Solicitor. In 1991, he helped established the law firm of Jose & Wiedis, specializing in radiation litigation.  In that capacity, his firm served as national defense counsel to nuclear utilities & created much of the federal case law pertaining to personal injury actions arising from radiation injury.

Dave is married to Miho Kahn, a performing and visual artist and interior decorator. Together, they perform Miho’s one-woman show entitled “Clean Sheets.” In addition to performing this in the US, they have performed Clean Sheets in India, China, and Turkey. They are the proud parents of a daughter who is studying art and a son who serves as a United States Marine. They live in West Chester, PA.

Additional Information

Contact Information:
[email protected]

Academic Specialties:
Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling

Advisory Council & Board Service:

  • Board of Directors, The Pennsylvania Family Institute
  • Board of Directors, The Pennsylvania Family Council
  • Board of Directors, PIR Ministries
  • Advisory Council, The Haft
  • Staff and Advisory Board, The Radiation Safety Counseling Institute

Selected Publications:

  • “Radiation Litigation: The Statutory Employer Defense.” Nuclear News (2001)
  • “An Overview of the Current State of Radiation Litigation.” Health Physics (2001)
  • “A Radiation Litigation Causation Analysis Which Achieves Fairness to Both Litigants.” Health Physics (2001)
  • “Radiation Litigation and the Practicing RSO.” Radiation Safety Officer (1999)
  • “ALARA: Two Court Decisions with Dramatically Different Implications.” Nuclear News (1996)

Awards & Honors: 

  • Villanova Law Review First place
  • Theodore L. Reimel Moot Court Competition
  • Commencement Address, Life Theological Seminary, Bhubaneswar, India

Court Admissions:

  • Supreme Court of the United States, 1994
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, 1993
  • Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, 1992
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court, 1986
  • New Jersey Supreme Court, 1986
  • Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1986
  • Third Circuit Court of Appeals, 1986

Teaching at Cairn since 2002