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David W. Skinner

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David W. SkinnerManaging Principal619.330.1700510.808.2000Bio PDF


David Skinner is the Managing Principal of Meyers Nave and Principal in Charge of the Oakland and San Diego offices. A renowned trial attorney with over 28 years of experience, David represents public agencies and private parties in a wide array of complex transactions and high-profile eminent domain litigation matters. He has successfully tried numerous jury and bench trials in Southern and Northern California, and has handled several appeals that have established important legal precedents for public entities. 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 who serve public entities.

David 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 to ensure client knowledge and support of high-stakes litigation.



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