David is enthusiastic about solving legal challenges for his clients. He pairs strong advocacy with targeted legal strategy - a blend that has proven effective to quickly and economically resolve disputes. No stranger to the courtroom, he has also successfully litigated cases through trial and appeal for companies and individuals alike.
He has experience in all phases of state and federal litigation and has assisted clients with matters relating to complex commercial claims, real property disputes, unfair and deceptive business practice class actions, TCPA compliance and class action defense, state and federal employment claims, and creditor representation in bankruptcy proceedings, as well as ERISA, Medicare, HIPAA and state law privacy issues.
David serves on the committee for the William K. Coblentz Fellowship for Civil Rights at the University of California Berkeley Law School. The endowment awards fellowships to students dedicated to the pursuit of civil rights and racial justice.
Prior to joining Coblentz, David worked at a healthcare-focused litigation practice in Oakland as well as a large Wall Street firm. He clerked with the U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor in addition to the Beijing Arbitration Commission.
David is recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer “Rising Star” (2013-2015).
David is a member of the State Bar of California, as well as the Alameda County Bar Association, the Bar Association of San Francisco, the Association of Business Trial Lawyers and the Edward J. McFetridge American Inn of Court. He is admitted to practice before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals as well as all U.S. District Courts in California.
David received his B.A. in Political Economy, with high honors, from the University of California, Berkeley. He earned his J.D. from UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), spending his third year on academic exchange at Harvard Law School. While there, he spent much of his time working with the Harvard Mediation Program in Massachusetts state court, mediating dozens of cases.