David Tate

Silicon Valley Litigation Attorney
David Tate
Labor & Employment, Litigation, Wealth Strategies
Silicon Valley

David is an experienced civil and probate court litigation attorney.


David’s civil litigation cases primarily involve business, real estate, commercial, workplace and employment, D&O, environmental, products liability, IP, insurance coverage and bad faith, professional liability, and personal injury litigation.


David’s probate court litigation cases primarily involved trust, estate, power of attorney, conservatorship, real property, elder abuse litigation, and representing fiduciaries and beneficiaries in contentious trust and estate administrations.


David’s experience also includes audit committees, D&O, risk management, and governance. David has served as the audit committee chair of a large nonprofit ($50 Million+), and on the boards of two other nonprofits. David is also a Certified Public Accountant (California, inactive), and is the author of Tate’s Excellent Audit Committee Guide.


David writes blog updates which you can find at http://californiaestatetrust.com, http://workplacelawreport.com, and http://lawriskgov.com.


David has authored many additional articles on his topics of experience, a past legal accounting guide for management with Irwin/Business One Publishing, and a past audit committee chapter for the California Continuing Education of the Bar publication Advising and Defending Corporate Directors and Officers.


David has also been active with many professional organizations and groups throughout his professional career.


• J.D., University of San Francisco School of Law
• M.S., Taxation, Golden Gate University
• B.S., Finance, San Francisco State University

Admitted to Practice

• California
• United Stated District Court for the Northern and Eastern Districts of California


• State Bar of California
• Palo Alto Area Bar Association
• California Society of CPAs
• American Institute of CPAs

Other Licenses

• Certified Public Accountant, California (inactive)

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