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David Waldon Pickard III

Construction and development Attorney at Whittier, CA

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1999
    Active No misconduct found

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About David

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Practice areas
  1. Construction and development
    I have worked both as an attorney in private practice and as in-house counsel for a general contractor managing its litigation related matters. I represent general contractors, subcontractors, developers, homeowners, architects, and engineers in construction related matters. I am a licensed architect and general contractor, and my experience includes dealing with construction defects, payment and collections, design professional negligence claims, and other miscellaneous construction issues.

    25 years, 75 cases

  2. Real estate
    I have handled both transactional and litigation work for both commercial and residential matters. My particular interest is in negotiating purchase and lease agreements for retail and commercial projects. Also, I am experienced with advising clients about and arranging for appropriate business structures for income properties.

    25 years, 25 cases

  3. Residential real estate
    I enjoy assisting homeowners with resolving conflicts with contractors they have hired to improve or remodel their homes. Problems frequently arise because homeowners are inexperienced with the construction contracting process, and my expertise as a licensed architect and contractor helps them understand the process and navigate safely through complex issues.

    25 years, 35 cases

  4. Business
    I am experienced with advising on, setting up and establishing new business structures. Also, I have extensive experience with advising on and drafting contracts and agreements.

    25 years, 50 cases

  5. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    I have handled a number of bankruptcies for contractor and subcontractor clients to give them a fresh start in their businesses.

    25 years, 8 cases

  6. Trusts
    Wills, trusts, advance health care directives, powers of attorney

    25 years, 12 cases

I am an attorney with very rare credentials. In addition to being a lawyer, I am also a California Registered Architect, a Licensed General Contractor, and a real estate developer. I have been licensed as an architect for 28 years, and as a contractor for 20 years. My experience with commercial, government, and residential architecture, engineering, construction, and development is significant. Combined with 16 years of law practice, my office is quite effective in dealing with both transactional and litigation related issues in these practice areas. If you are looking for a lawyer who can parse out non-issues from substantive claims, and who can deal head-on with your case in an efficient and straightforward manner, then I would look forward to your contacting my office.

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David W. Pickard III, Esq., AIA
Attorney, Architect, and General Contractor


Law Office of David Pickard
13215 Penn Street
Suite 300
Whittier, CA, 90602


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Posted by Ray | January 27, 2015
David Pickard III
David has done a good job for me and my family on several projects. David likes to resolve issues as soon as possible which I know has saved my family money.
Posted by Frank | January 27, 2015
Dependabe and Competant representation
Mr. Pickard provided advice and legal representation, on two business cases for my company. He performed to my satisfaction successfully. I would be confident to use him or have him represent my company again.
Posted by Ray | January 20, 2015
Review for David Waldon Pickard III
I have been a client of Dave's for several years and he's the first attorney I have worked with that is honest. He has represented me or my company several times and each time I was very pleased with the results of his work on my behalf. Through all of this Dave and I have become friends as well, in addition he has recommended our construction company to several of his clients resulting is work for our firm.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 6.8 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of David Pickard
  • 1999 - Present
  • General Counsel
  • Pickard Construction, Inc.
  • 1990 - 2008
  • Architect
  • Pickard Architects
  • 1986 - 2008
  • Project Engineer
  • The Koll Company
  • 1983 - 1986
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  • Southwestern University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • University of Southern California
  • BArch
  • 1982
  • University of Southern California
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1981
  • Stanford University
  • N/A
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re JB Construction
  • Complete discharge of all debts
  • South Bay Iron vs. RA Campbell
  • Judgment for Plaintiff
  • Boyd Construction Inc. vs. Cohrac
  • Judgment for Plaintiff
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  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Structural Engineer's Association of Southern California
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • American Institute of Architects
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • USC Architectural Guild
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • Association of Corporate Real Estate Executives
  • Director
  • 1999 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Speaking Engagements

  • AIA Inland Empire Chapter Annual Meeting
  • Design Build Delivery Systems
  • 2006

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