David focuses his practice on complex civil litigation including commercial disputes, product liability, professional and executive liability, employment law and environmental litigation. He has experience handling coverage work in a number of jurisdictions, including Oregon and Washington. David’s diverse experience includes the representation of insurers in complex coverage matters, including advice and litigation, which includes advising carriers on proper claim handling practices and potential exposure related to COVID-19 claims.
David’s representative experience includes automobile manufacturers and distributors in all facets of litigation, and also defends catastrophic personal injury claims and class action cases. He also has substantial experience litigating First Amendment issues including those related to anti-SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation) motions. He has extensive trial and arbitration experience and has authored and argued dozens of appeals, writs and dispositive motions.
David is one of the founding partners of Litchfield Cavo LLP’s California office in 2007, and continues to handle state and federal cases throughout the country. He is also a current member of the Firm’s COVID-19 Resource Team.
- Employers Reinsurance Co. v. Superior Court, 161 Cal.App.4th 906 (2008)
- Landmark Ins. Co. v. Pacific Indem. Co., 2012 WL 2887222 (S.D. Cal., 2012)
- Terenkian v. Republic of Iraq, 694 F.3d 1122 (9th Cir. 2012)
- ReliaStar Life Ins. Co. v. Northam, 2013 WL 5703341 (E.D. Cal., 2013)