Dave graduated from the University of Southern California in 2001 with a Bachelor of Art degree in Communication and a Minor in Construction Planning and Management from the School of Engineering. He worked for southern California home builder SeaCountry Homes from 1999 through 2001, serving as an Assistant Superintendent of Construction at the time of his departure for law school. Dave graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law in 2004 and was sworn in as a member of the California State Bar later that year.
Dave has been an active litigator for over twelve years. He specializes in personal injury and wrongful death defense, including construction site and other workplace accidents, product liability, premises liability, dangerous condition of public property, slip/trip & fall, dog bite, and automobile/motorcycle accidents. He is also experienced in handling property damage litigation, including fires, floods, mudslides and landslides. Dave’s clients have included cities, contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, business owners and local residents.
Dave has prevailed on summary judgment motions in serious injury cases, including successful argument before the California Court of Appeal in 2016. The Court of Appeal’s opinion found that the supporting evidence he presented was “unequivocal” and affirmed the trial court’s judgment. While the case is unpublished, it can be found at Foran v. Quality Reinforcing, 2016 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 3943 (Cal. App. 4th Dist., May 25, 2016). Dave also successfully handled appellate matters in protecting a wrongful death defense verdict in Toste v. CalPortland Construction, 245 Cal. App. 4th 362 (2016).
Dave is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel. He was voted a Top Attorney by his peers in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016, as published by Pasadena Magazine. He was named to Super Lawyers’ list of Southern California Rising Stars in 2016 and 2017.