David A. Belcher

Associate

Overview

David Belcher represents clients in all types of litigation, including commercial, real estate, construction, and insurance matters. Additionally, as a member of the firm’s structured settlement and annuity team, he works closely with client-focused commutations, resolves overpayments as part of the firm’s Overpayment Recovery Program, and litigates structured settlement and annuity issues in California and nationwide. David manages all aspects of litigation, including legal research, making court appearances, taking depositions, and preparing for trial or arbitration. He is particularly skilled in writing pre-trial motions, having drafted several successful dispositive motions in state and federal courts.

David is a lecturer of Advanced Legal Writing at UC Berkeley School of Law and a senior research fellow at the California Constitution Center, a nonpartisan academic research center dedicated to the study of the state’s constitution and high court. His scholarly work has been published in the Los Angeles Daily Journal, The Recorder, blog posts, and law review articles.

David previously served as an extern for Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye of the California Supreme Court and a law clerk in the Major Crimes Division of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, where he assisted prosecutors in the Robert Durst murder trial.

Services & Industries

Credentials

Bar Admissions

California

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

Education

University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
J.D. Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law, Programming Editor (2019)

University of California, Davis
B.A. summa cum laude (2015)

Honors

  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2020 
  • American Jurisprudence Award for Video Game Law, 2019
  • American Jurisprudence Award for Forensic Evidence, 2018
  • Veloyce Glenn Winslow Junior Award, 2016

 Awards Methodology

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