BAR ADMISSIONS

 

Admitted to California Bar 1976

Admitted to U.S. District Court, Northern District Bar  1976

 

EXPERIENCE

ADR PRACTICE

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

 

ADR/LAW  PRACTICE

 

BENNETT, SAMUELSEN, REYNOLDS, ALLARD, COWPERTHWAITE & GELINI, A P.C.

Areas of specialty:  General civil and trial practice in all state and federal courts.

1976-2020

 

Rated “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory for more than 30 years.

Selected as a “Northern California Super Lawyer” in 2005, 2008 - 2020 by San Francisco Magazine.

Member, American Board of Trial Advocates [ABOTA], 2013 - Present

 

ADR EXPERIENCE

 

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 [1998-Present; More than 2000 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].

 

EDUCATION

 

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.