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David is certified as a Specialist in Appellate Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. He focuses on civil appeals, writs, and complex law and motion matters in state and federal courts. His work has spanned numerous substantive areas, including product liability, class action, employment, lender/borrower, trade secret, consumer fraud and unfair competition, real estate, administrative law, family law, and general commercial disputes. He has briefed and/or argued over 100 appeals in the majority of federal and California state appellate courts, as well as various state appellate courts around the country.

Credentials

  • Loyola Law School, 1998, J.D., Loyola Law Review, Staff and Articles Editor, 1996 - 1998
  • Loyola Marymount University, 1993, B.A., History

  • California

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Tenth Circuit
  • All Federal Courts - California
  • All State Courts - California

  • Bar Association of San Francisco, Appellate Practice Section, Executive Committee Member (2014-present) and Immediate Past Chair
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI), Appellate Section, Pro Bono Subcommittee, Chair (2010-11)
  • Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area
  • Filipino Bar Association of Northern California

Awards & Recognition

  • Certified Specialist in Appellate Law by The State Bar of California Board of Specialization
  • Selected to the Northern California Super Lawyers list for Appellate, 2016-2019