Dave practices in the areas of Antitrust Liability, Professional Liability, Securities Litigation, Bank Litigation and General Business Litigation. Dave’s current practice is devoted to the trial of commercial and business matters, for both plaintiffs and defendants. Over the past three decades, Dave has represented clients as diverse as syndicates competing in the America’s Cup yacht races, numerous professional athletes in a variety of litigation matters, Fortune 500 companies in defense of antitrust and product liability matters, and a former Playmate of the Year defending her right to use her title on the Internet. He has amassed an impressive trial record representing corporations in major antitrust, securities and banking liability matters.
He is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers as well as the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Dave was the 2005 recipient of the Daniel T. Broderick Award for trial excellence and professionalism as recognized by four major trial organizations in San Diego, where he has been an active leader in the bar including service as President of the San Diego County Bar Association, the San Diego County Bar Foundation, the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program and the San Diego Chapter of ABOTA.
He has been named one of the “Best Lawyers in America” for business litigation for the past 22 years and is now also listed for legal malpractice defense and Bet-the-Company litigation.
He has been a frequent lecturer on trial practice and is a Master with the American Inns of Court, Louis Welsh Chapter. Dave has also served as a Lawyer Delegate to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference.
In his spare time, Dave enjoys skiing, running, coaching youth sports, and keeping up with his four children.
Dave has received an AV® Peer Review
He has also been named a Top 10 or Top 50 Southern California Super Lawyers – San Diego Edition since 2007. Only five percent of the lawyers in the state are named by Super Lawyers.