Dave is the lawyer’s lawyer. He has represented companies, entrepreneurs and individuals in a wide range of contract litigation, business advice, civil rights, and employment law matters. He has a special expertise in representing movie industry clients and both companies and individuals in sometimes complex litigation. He has successfully tried numerous cases in both state and federal court and has argued and won numerous appeals. He has a passion for his clients and the law. He is rewarded when he helps someone succeed in a business venture or prevail in or, better yet, avoid a lawsuit.
Helping a friend and making new law. David has extensive experience litigating all kinds of cases, from landlord-tenant disputes to complex antitrust and securities law matters. One case that stands out is an antitrust action brought by local entrepreneur Dan Harkins. He represented Harkins Theatres as lead counsel in a complex-and very successful-antitrust litigation that spanned many years. It involved numerous federal court decisions and published opinions, including the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals' decision in Harkins Amusement Enterprises, Inc. V. General Cinema Corp., 850 F.2d 477 (9th Cir. 1988), a case that established new law in the Ninth Circuit.
Handling complex, high-profile cases. David has also been involved in numerous other complex and sometimes high-profile cases. One such case was a defamation action he filed against Watergate burglar G. Gordon Liddy, who was alleged to have libelled David's client on Liddy's nationally syndicated radio talk show. David currently continues to represent clients in complex matters but also specializes in commercial dispute resolution and employment law.
Professional and Civic Service
- Member, Arizona State Foster Care Review Board 1986-90
- Founding Member, Arizona State Acupuncture Board 1999-2002
- Instructor, Rio Salado Community College
-Volunteer employment law consultations provided to St. Joseph, the Worke