David F. Beach
(510) 420-6391
Fax (510) 596-0899

David F. Beach

General Professional Background

David F. Beach is Of Counsel to the firm and practices in the General Liability, Construction and Toxic Tort Groups.  In his over 30 years of experience he has handled cases in virtually every aspect of insurance defense litigation including products liability, premises liability, construction site accidents, construction defects, and professional negligence.  He has tried 18 jury trials and 5 non-jury trials to conclusion in such diverse areas as landlord tenant liability (both commercial and residential), slip and falls, auto accidents, malicious prosecution, fire-related property damage, and elder abuse.  In addition, Mr. Beach has written several appellate briefs and has argued before the Courts of Appeal.

Prior to joining Bishop | Barry Mr. Beach spent several years with Drath Murphy and its predecessors.  He received his B.S. Degree in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley (1977); and his JD from the University of San Diego (magna cum laude, 1980).

Admission to Practice

He is admitted to practice before all courts in the State of California as well as the United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern and Central Districts of California.

Professional Affiliations

Mr. Beach is a member of the State Bar of California, Northern California Association of Defense Counsel and Defense Research Institute.

Reported Decisions

Young v Brunicardi (1987) 187 Cal. App. 3d 1344

Black v Joyce (1990) 217 Cal. App. 3d 318

D’Amato v Slevin (1990) 214 Cal. App. 3d. 668

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6001 Shellmound Street, Suite 875
Emeryville, CA 94608

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