Admitted to California Bar 1976
Admitted to U.S. District Court, Northern District Bar 1976
DAVID J. SAMUELSEN, ATTORNEY/MEDIATOR
Practice: Alternative Dispute Resolution by private retention
Main Areas of Emphasis: Personal Injury, Public Entity Liability, Landlord/Tenant Disputes, Product Liability
2020 - Present
BENNETT, SAMUELSEN, REYNOLDS, ALLARD, COWPERTHWAITE & GELINI, A P.C.
Areas of specialty: General civil and trial practice in all state and federal courts.
Rated “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory for more than 30 years.
Selected as a “Northern California Super Lawyer” in 2005, 2008 - 2023 by Thomson Reuters.
Member, American Board of Trial Advocates [ABOTA], 2013 - Present
Alameda County Non-Binding Arbitration Panel [1982-2003]
Day of Trial Settlement Commissioner, Alameda County Superior Court [1985-2006]
ADR Panelist, Contra Costa County Superior Court
Pre-Arbitration Settlement Commissioner, San Francisco Superior Court
Private Mediator [1988-Present; More than 3000 matters mediated; 90%+ Resolution]
Private Arbitrator [1995-Present; Presided at 35+ binding arbitrations].
Discovery Referee [2000-Present; Appointed Three Times as Discovery Referee by Superior Court].
UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO SCHOOL OF LAW
JURIS DOCTOR, MAY 1976
HONORS AND ACTIVITIES: ASSISTANT COMMENTS EDITOR, U.S.F. LAW REVIEW; AUTHOR, COMMENT, "EMPLOYEE OR INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR: THE NEED FOR A REASSESSMENT OF THE STANDARD USED UNDER CALIFORNIA WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION," 10 U.S. F. LAW REVIEW 133, 1975.
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY
BACHELOR OF ARTS, JUNE 1972
HONORS AND ACTIVITIES: U.C. HONOR STUDENTS' SOCIETY, PHI BETA KAPPA.