Dayvid Figler (1967 - ) is the quiet boy who became an insightful and creative contributor to the local culture of Las Vegas. The oldest of Barbara and Meyer Figler’s three children, he was four years old when the family station wagon reached Las Vegas in 1971. They moved in with Uncle Izzy (aka Big Irish) Figler for a few months. Having the “juice,” Dayvid’s father soon became a Pan dealer on the Strip.
As the family grew, Barbara eventually immersed her energies in her children’s activities, Hadassah, and Temple Beth Sholom. Dayvid expereinced an incredibly interesting youth as what he calls a "casino kid," and hanging out at Temple Beth Sholom, where he became a bar mitzvah.
He carved a path to a successful career as a criminal defense attorney after graduating from Valley High School at the age of 16. By the age of 23, he was a rising star in the legal world. with a long list of successful mentors who encouraged him along the way.
Dayvid is also a local favorite as an essayist and poet. For a number of years he could be heard on KNPR/NPR and commentator on NPR's All Things Considered. The Las Vegas Review Journal once named him the "Best Radio Personality." He has twice been named a Nevada Arts Council Fellow. His performances include hundreds of productions that featured his comic wit and writings, from Lollapalooza to Tom and Jerry’s on Maryland Parkway.View Oral History