Dominic Campisi was born in San Jose, California, April 30, 1944. He attended Bellarmine High School in San Jose and obtained his B.A. in 1966 from the University of Santa Clara. Mr. Campisi has a Masters Degree in Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University (1968). He obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the Yale Law School (1974). While at Yale, Mr. Campisi was the Associate Chubb Fellow and an Editor of the Yale Law Journal. After graduating from Yale Law School Mr. Campisi was Law Clerk to Judge Eugene A. Wright of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit during 1974 and 1975.
Mr. Campisi began law practice with the San Francisco firm of Morrison & Foerster in 1975, leaving hat firm in 1980 to join Thomas Latham in founding Evans, Latham & Campisi.
Mr. Campisi specializes in fiduciary litigation and is nationally known as an expert in this field. He has litigated and lectured extensively in the area of investment law, breach of fiduciary duties by express fiduciaries, partners, controlling shareholders and investment advisors. He has tried 44 cases in State and Federal Courts and in many jurisdictions.
He is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, an attorney member of the National College of Probate Judges, and Academician, International Academy of Estate and Trust Law. He has written and lectured extensively in the area of probate and trust litigation, inxcluding articles in Trust and Investments, Fiduciary Forum, Probate and Property, Trust and Estates, Heckerling Institute, Real Property Probate and Trust Law Journal. He served as a faculty member of the American Bankers Association National Graduate Trust School for 10 years. He has served as a lecturer for California CEB on probate and trust litigation, Real Property Remedies and litigation and Escrow Disputes. He lectures for the American Bankers Association and many state bankers associations, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council, the Fiduciary Investment Risk Management Association, ALI-CLE, the National College of Probate Judges, and numerous banking, organization and Estate Planning Councils across the country..
Mr. Campisi is a member of the State Bar of California and the American Bar Association. He is a member of the ABA Sections on Litigation; Dispute Resolution; Real Property, Trust and Estate Law. He was Chairman of the Estate and Trust Litigation Committee of the Section on Real Property, Probate and Trust Law (RPPTL) from 1984 through 1988 and Vice-Chairman from 1981 to 1984 and again in 1988 to 1996. He was Editor, Book and Media Committee, RPPTL, 1989-1990. He served as chair of a number of committees: Litigation, Malpractice, Ethics and Malpractice, and Bioethics and the Law. He was a member of the Standing Committee on Biotechnology and the Law and the National Conference of Corporate & Fiduciary Lawyers (2000-2006 and 2011-). He served as Group Chair of the Litigation and Controversy Group, upervising the Probate and Trust Litigation and Tax Litigation and Controversy committees and as a member of the Council of RPTEL (2000-2006 and 2011). He is currently a member of the Section’s CLE Committee. He chairs a subcommittee on Fiduciary Surcharge for the Litigation Committee of ACTEC.