National Law Journal Recognizes David Bradford '76 as One of Country’s Top Trial Attorneys

David J. Bradford was recognized by the National Law Journal as one of 12 "winning" litigators nationwide who exemplify "the qualities that make a great trial attorney."

Mr. Bradford was honored for his trial victory on behalf of Equity LifeStyle Properties in MHC Financing, Ltd, et al v. City Of San Rafael, in which the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California declared a common form of mobilehome rent control in California unconstitutional. The court's ruling was the culmination of more than eight years of litigation.

The National Law Journal wrote in Mr. Bradford's profile that he "brought to the case a distinguished record as a trial attorney for big corporate clients in complex and novel cases with large sums of money at stake."

Mr. Bradford has served as lead trial counsel in a wide variety of lawsuits and arbitration proceedings, including merger and acquisition litigation, securities, RICO, insurance coverage, constitutional, professional liability, and complex commercial cases. He has successfully tried a number of cases to verdict in state and federal courts and has successfully argued a number of appeals in both state and federal courts of appeal. He has served as lead counsel for a number of Fortune 500 companies, leading law firms, financial institutions, officers and directors and individual entrepreneurs. He has litigated cases as lead counsel in over a dozen different states. He has also served as special counsel to a number of internal investigations and special committees.