Dave Thomas has an insurance recovery and complex commercial litigation practice.
Dave represents and counsels policyholders in litigation and non-litigation matters relating to a diverse array of commercial insurance lines, including cybersecurity and privacy, commercial general liability, umbrella, D&O, financial institution bonds, bankers professional liability, employment practices liability, and first-party property and business interruption. His litigation experience includes both traditional insurance coverage and recovery of funds under insurance-related collateralization programs. Dave also advises corporate policyholders in applying for or reviewing various coverages. In addition, Dave represents and counsels individual property owners in high-value insurance claims, including due to wildfires, mudslides, and other natural disasters.
Dave’s practice extends to a wide variety of corporate and commercial litigation involving contract disputes, tort claims, unfair competition and trade practices claims, and corporate disputes. He also has represented individual claimants harmed by fraudulent and unfair practices in the sale of life and health insurance products and insurance-related transactions.
Chambers USA notes that Dave has been praised as “outstanding in his field” and as “a ‘clear-thinking, effective advocate and just a very smart, sensible and practical lawyer.’”
Dave previously served as an assistant district attorney on a three-month secondment to the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, where he tried five jury trials to verdict. He also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong, United States District Court for the Northern District of California.