David Schultz's broad experience and tenacious approach account for why clients turn to him on their toughest cases and must-win situations. David brings 25+ years of experience litigating high-exposure cases at trial and before the various Courts of Appeal in California. One such case involved a $200 million punitive damage award and $5 million compensatory damage award. David was brought in after trial and drafted motions that resulted in the trial judge vacating the entire verdict, which was affirmed on appeal. David litigates cases in California, Nevada, Hawaii and Arizona
David's trial and litigation experience shape his approach to handling cases on appeal, where he strives to present a compelling factual story along with well-crafted legal arguments. As lead appellate counsel, he has briefed and argued appeals that have successfully reversed large verdicts with judgment entered for the defendant, and affirmed favorable judgments arising from jury verdicts, directed verdicts, nonsuits, summary judgments, demurrers and terminating sanctions. David's appellate efforts have also resulted in published decisions that assist clients in future cases and in developing long term litigation and business strategies. It is this proactive and creative approach to practicing law that energizes David, as he looks forward to helping clients address the complex legal issues they face.
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Appellate Decisions Reported in Lexis and Westlaw