Overview

David Belcher assists clients with all aspects of litigation, including legal research, drafting of motions, making court appearances, and preparing for trial or arbitration. Additionally, as a member of the firm’s Structured Settlement and Annuity team, David 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 served as an extern for Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye of the Supreme Court of California. In his role, he conducted legal research on California law, drafted memos and analyses of opinions, and presented reviews of certiorari petitions at weekly staff meetings. His experience also includes having served as a law clerk for the Major Crimes Division of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, where he assisted prosecutors in the Robert Durst murder trial.

He is also a senior research fellow at the California Constitution Center, a nonpartisan academic research center dedicated to the study of the state constitution and high court. His scholarly work has been published in the Los Angeles Daily Journal, The Recorder, blog posts, and law review articles.

Services & Industries

Credentials

Bar Admissions

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

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