David McMonigle defends and counsels California attorneys, law firms, and other professional service providers. Mr. McMonigle’s experience representing lawyers includes risk management counseling, handling matters before the State Bar of California, and litigation defense. In his defense of attorney clients, Mr. McMonigle has handled attorney-client fee disputes, partnership disagreements, and all aspects of litigation defense, including negotiated resolution, binding arbitration, numerous jury trials to verdict, and protecting results on appeal.

Mr. McMonigle has handled a wide variety of commercial litigation matters and has substantial experience counseling the California Judiciary, regularly defending individual judges before the Commission on Judicial Performance.

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P: 415-438-4555
F: 415-397-6392

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Professional Profile

Academics, Admissions & Professional Recognition


  • University of Colorado at Boulder, Leeds School of Business, B.S. Finance
  • University of San Francisco School of Law, J.D.
    • National Appellate Advocacy Competition Moot Court Team


  • Member of the California Bar
  • USDC Northern District of California
  • US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Professional Recognition

  • “Northern California Rising Star” in Professional Liability, Super Lawyer Magazine, 2012-2017
Professional & Civic Involvement

Professional Affiliations

  • San Francisco Bar Association
  • San Francisco Bar Association – Judges Reception Committee
  • San Francisco Bar Association Legal Malpractice Section
  • San Francisco Barristers Club Litigation Section

Civic Involvement

  • Seven Tepees Youth Program, Youth Mentor, Vice President Board of Directors

Areas of Expertise

  • Professional liability defense - Law firms/other professionals
  • Commission on Judicial Performance
  • State Bar Matters

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