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Litigation - trusts, estates, conservatorships, elder abuse and civil litigation.

I'm a 28 year litigation attorney handling cases in the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout California.  I have two blogs:, and

My practice areas are:

1. Trust, estate, will, probate, conservatorship, elder abuse and nursing home litigation, and representing fiduciaries and beneficiaries in contentious administrations.

2. Civil litigation - commercial/business, personal physical and mental/brain injury, vehicle and truck accidents, real estate, environmental, products liability and professional liability (trustee, accountant, D&O and real estate broker).

I also give talks on the the topics in my practice areas, I have served on two nonprofit boards and as a nonprofit audit committee chair (budget / $55 million), and you will also find D&O, audit committee and risk management papers on my D&O blog by clicking the About link. I'm also an inactive CPA.  I attended the University of San Francisco School of Law, and I externed for Judge Marilyn Hall Patel.

Thanks.  Dave Tate, email:




Practice areas


  1. Trusts: 25%
    25 years
  2. Probate: 25%
    25 years
  3. Litigation: 25%
    28 years
  4. Power Of Attorney: 15%
    25 years
  5. Nursing Home Abuse: 10%
    10 years

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Contact info

Law Office of David W. Tate

PO Box 2641
San Francisco, CA


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Association namePosition nameDuration
St. Thomas More SocietyMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Francisco School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Golden Gate University School of LawTaxationMS - Master of Science1982
San Francisco State UniversityFinanceBS - Bachelor of Science1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Webinar: Probate Court Litigation: What You Can Expect and Do To Protect Your InterestsWebinar - Probate Court Litigation - March 26, 20152015