Description of Practice:
David H. Blackwell is a partner in the firm's Walnut Creek office where he practices real estate law with an emphasis on land use entitlements and litigation. Mr. Blackwell's experience includes representing landowners, developers, businesses, and governmental entities before administrative agencies and state and federal courts.
Mr. Blackwell is a co-author of Ballot Box Navigator: A Practical and Tactical Guide to Land Use Initiatives and Referenda in California (Solano Press Books, 2003).
Mr. Blackwell is a member of the State Bar of California (Litigation and Real Property Sections), American Bar Association (Litigation Section) and the Bar Association of San Francisco. He is a former Vice-Chair of the Executive Committee for the State Bar's Real Property Law Section. In August 2005, Mr. Blackwell was named a Northern California Super Lawyer.
Mr. Blackwell is admitted to appear before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Federal and Ninth Circuits of the U.S. Court of Appeals, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Eastern Districts of California.
Mr. Blackwell received his Master of Laws degree with Merit from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1991. He received his law degree in 1990 from the University of Utah College of Law. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree with Honors from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1986.