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David W. Skinner

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David W. SkinnerCEO619.330.1700510.808.2000Bio PDF


David Skinner joined Meyers Nave in 1991 and has been serving as the Managing Principal since 2011. He is also the Principal in Charge of the Oakland and San Diego offices. For the last 30 years, David has focused on representing public entities and private sector clients in high profile and sensitive land acquisition and disposition matters for major infrastructure projects throughout California.

David is a trial attorney with extensive jury trial and bench trial experience. He represents public and private sector clients in high impact litigation matters, including handling several appeals that have established important legal precedents. He is highly regarded for collaborating with clients on effective strategies to resolve multi-layered legal, political and public relations matters.

David has a specialty expertise representing clients in a wide array of complex eminent domain transaction and litigation matters. He has extensive experience working with city and other public agency attorneys to develop and implement practical, cost-effective and time-sensitive land acquisition strategies, as well as coordinating complex multi-party litigation. He has appeared in closed session with city councils, county boards and other legislative bodies regarding highly publicized litigation. Given his depth of knowledge of California eminent domain law, David has provided expert testimony on the applicable “standard of care” governing eminent domain attorneys.



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