David handles a wide variety of land use, real estate, environmental, and water law matters for developers, individual property owners, public agencies, and community groups in Monterey County, Santa Cruz County, and San Benito County. He counsels clients on all aspects of the land use entitlement process and other administrative law matters and assists clients with large and small matters pending before local, state, and federal agencies. David has extensive expertise in planning and zoning law, subdivision law, and the law related to easements and legal lots of record. David has successfully represented clients in land use litigation involving the California Coastal Act, planning and zoning law, and CEQA issues at both the trial court and appellate levels. David has also represented clients in matters involving a variety of water law, endangered and threatened species, and historic resources issues. He also counsels developers, property owners, and homeowners’ associations in issues related to the Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act and other law related to common interest developments, homeowners’ associations, mutual water companies, and California Department of Real Estate regulatory compliance.

Principal Areas of Practice:

Land use, real estate, environmental (CEQA/NEPA), subdivision, and water law counseling and litigation.


California State University, Sacramento, B.A., 1977; University of California, Davis, King Hall School of Law, J.D., 1991 (Order of the Coif).

Professional Qualifications and Activities:

Admitted to the California Bar in August 1992; admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Northern District of California; Adjunct Professor, Monterey College of Law 1997-1998; Law Clerk to Hon. Daniel A. Moore, Jr., Supreme Court Justice of the State of Alaska, 1991-1992.


Real Property Law Section and Environmental Law Section, California State Bar; Monterey County Bar Association; Board, Monterey Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival.