Donnelly Nelson
Depolo & Murray Attorneys and Counselors at Law

David A. Depolo

DavidA.Depolo

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Location:
Walnut Creek, California
Phone:
925-287-8181
Fax:
925-287-8188
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Mr. Depolo was born in San Francisco, California, and grew up in the Bay Area. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of California at San Diego in 1981 and his law degree from the University of San Diego in 1984. A member of the State Bar of California since 1985, he is admitted to practice before all of the State and Federal District Courts located in California, as well as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He has successfully tried to verdict civil cases on behalf of defendants in eight counties, and has prosecuted criminal actions at trial for the office of the Alameda County District Attorney. Mr. Depolo's areas of specialization include medical malpractice, dental malpractice, hospital liability, employment litigation and products liability defense.

In 2001, Mr. Depolo formed the law firm with Tom Donnelly and Jim Nelson. He has been elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates, is board certified in Civil Trial Advocacy and Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, is a certified Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys with special competence in Medical Professional Liability, is a member of the American College of Board Certified Attorneys, is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America and a member of the Trial Law Institute. He has received the highest rating (AV) for legal ability and ethical standards by Martindale-Hubbell and is AVVO rated 10/10. Mr. Depolo has been selected for inclusion in the Northern California List of Super Lawyers, the San Francisco Chronicle's Top Attorneys and Top Attorneys in Northern California annually since 2006. He is a published author, a recurrent speaker on trial advocacy and pre-trial preparation, and has served as an instructor on multiple occasions for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy teaching programs for practicing attorneys and the American Board of Trial Advocates "Masters in Trial". He is a member of the Association of Defense Counsel and the Contra Costa County Bar Association.

Mr. Depolo has been an active member of the Oakland Diocese Family Aid Catholic Education (FACE) Board since 2007.

Areas of Practice

  • Medical malpractice
  • Dental malpractice
  • Hospital liability
  • Employment litigation
  • Products liability defense

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence, 1984
  • University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts, 1981

Honors and Awards

  • The highest rating (AV) for legal ability and ethical standards by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • San Francisco Chronicle's Top Attorneys
  • Top Attorneys in Northern California
  • AVVO rated 10/10

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • National Board of Civil Pre-trial Practice Advocacy
  • American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, Diplomate
  • The American College of Board Certified Attorneys, Member
  • The Litigation Counsel of America , Fellow
  • The Trial Law Institute, Member
  • Association of Defense Counsel
  • The Defense Research Institute , Member
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association, Member

Our Office

Donnelly Nelson Depolo & Murray,
Attorneys and Counselors at Law

201 North Civic Drive
Suite 239
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Phone: 925-287-8181
Fax: 925-287-8188
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