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  • Education
    • J.D., Loyola Law School-Los Angeles, 2000
    • B.S., University of California-Santa Barbara, 1994
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 2000
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, 2000

David Arthur firmly believes that the best way to effectively represent clients in litigation is to fully immerse himself in understanding the client’s business. This hands-on approach allows him to fully engage in crafting defense strategies that align with the client’s business objectives and their definitions of success.

David serves as National Counsel for an international construction and engineering firm, overseeing its litigation and managing dozens jurisdictions. In this role, David has worked closely with the client to developing cost effective litigation and settlement strategies that are catered to the client’s needs.

David’s practice primarily involves the defense of corporations in matters involving complex torts including asbestos exposure, premises liability, environmental exposures, and product liability. He represents companies in the petrochemical, construction, and automotive industries.

David has extensive experience in all aspects of litigation, including trial. He specializes in defending companies faced with complex high stakes litigation. David's experience in the courtroom and his deep understanding of the science often rooted in these cases enable him to successfully defend companies at every stage of a lawsuit—from the threat of litigation through trial.

He has participated in trials for: 

  • contractor defendants,
  • premises defendants, 
  • petrochemical defendants, 
  • product defendants 
  • fiber supply defendants. 

David currently handles settlement negotiations for a number of clients. He also has extensive experience in mediation and arbitration.

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Ethics: Understanding Attorney Obligations in Long-Tail Liabilities
Panelist, Cutting-Edge Issues Asbestos Conference, Beverly Hills, CA
March 12, 2019
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A Litigator in the Jury Box
Daily Journal
November 20, 2015