David Suddendorf, Esq. is a 35-year trial attorney, former managing partner of a 130-lawyer San Francisco firm and general counsel of a $3 billion insurance company.
Dave has managed law firms of various sizes as well as in-house departments. He shares his experience, perspective and the many lessons he has learned with other lawyers and law firms as an independent Legal Practice Consultant.
As an outside consultant, he can cut through the inertia of firm culture, personalities and ingrained habits to enable firms to see the truth about their practices and manage necessary change. Dave works with his clients to help them become more knowledgeable strategists and managers who are willing and able to take their firms from good to great.
Dave also helps lawyers optimize their recoveries in mediation and at trial and serves as an expert witness in insurance, employment and legal malpractice cases. View my website at davidsuddendorf.com.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Lewis F. Powell Jr. Medallion for Excellence in Advocacy||National Moot Court Competition||1977|
|Angier B. Duke Scholar||Duke University||1969|
|Principal||David Suddendorf - Legal Practice Consultant||2012 - Present|
|Of Counsel - Consultant||Various Small Firms||2008 - 2012|
|General Counsel||The Doctors Company||2005 - 2008|
|Partner||Various Large Law Firms||1977 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Bar Association of San Francisco||Member||1977 - Present|
|Association of Corporate Counsel||Member||2005 - 2009|
|Independent Blog||The Best Management Lesson I Have Learned||2014|
|University of Cincinnati College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1977|
|Duke University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1973|
|MCLE Program||Law Firm Management||2014|
|Medical Legal Symposium||Liablility of Team Doctors||2009|