David joined Anderson, McPharlin & Conners LLP as Senior Counsel in 2013 bringing over thirty years of litigation and fifteen years of general counsel experience to the Firm.
David is an accomplished trial lawyer having extensive experience litigating multiple areas of law including jury trial, court trial and appellate matters. David has defended clients in cases spanning from specialty casualty and professional liability defense, to defending marinas throughout California regarding multiple marina operations and liability issues, to defending the Firm’s credit union clients in multiple class actions, to representing and defending development and construction clients in all forms of development, construction and construction defect related cases. David’s practice has also included many years of representing and defending public agencies and their employees in matters spanning from dangerous condition tort claims to Civil Rights police cases and from Public Contract Code matters to inverse condemnation. Moreover, David’s broad base of experience includes many years of handling real property and environmental issues including zoning and land use litigation, California Coastal Act and CEQA litigation, and water law matters both in the courts throughout California and in an extensive administrative agency practice before the California Coastal Commission, California State Lands Commission, California Regional Water Quality Control Boards and the California State Water Resources Control Board.
Additionally, David had the honor to serve three California coastal cities as their City Attorney over the span of fifteen years, the City of Newport Beach, a coastal California charter city of 89,000 residents, and as the City Attorney of the Cities of Morro Bay and Pismo Beach, both general law California coastal cities with residential populations between 8,000 and 10,000. In this capacity David developed an expertise in advising and representing clients with Tidelands Trust, water quality, and harbor and ground lease legal issues. David and his former law firm also served as general counsel to multiple special districts.
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