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Dave is a partner in the Litigation Department of Reed Smith. His trial practice is focused on civil litigation, primarily in the defense of manufacturers in product liability litigation. He also has significant experience counseling clients on a wide variety of product liability risk management issues.


  • The George Washington University Law School, 1989, J.D.
  • University of Colorado, Boulder, 1985

  • California

  • Defense Research Institute
  • Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • Curry Senior Center, San Francisco, CA (Board Member 2013-present

Awards & Recognition

  • Selected through peer review for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© for Commercial Litigation, 2013-2023