David D. Brisco

David Brisco is a member of Cozen O'Connor's Subrogation & Recovery Department. He joined the San Diego office in 2005, and has been a Member since 2012. He is responsible for managing a subrogation litigation caseload in various legal areas, including product liability, negligence, construction defect and breach of warranties.

David litigates a wide range of cases, including intensive product defect lawsuits against many of the largest consumer and commercial product manufacturers, as well as lawsuits against construction entities of all sizes for catastrophic construction losses. He has obtained successful verdicts for his clients in both California state courts and intercompany arbitrations. His experience also includes pursuing international entities responsible for fires, floods and other losses in the United States. David also advises clients on the use of numerous social media sites to aid in investigating the cause of losses.

David has tried and won cases in California state courts, including a unanimous jury verdict against a copy machine manufacturer for a fire that destroyed a commercial building. David has also obtained numerous judgments in his clients' favor in intercompany arbitration.

David has authored several articles and white papers and is a frequent speaker at industry events on a variety of litigation and property insurance topics, including subrogation investigation, negotiation, social media, cyber law, and international claims. In 2009, David spoke at the National Association for Subrogation Professionals (NASP) national conference in Denver on Negotiation and Settlement Strategies. In 2011, David spoke at the NASP national conference in Orlando, Fla., on Bringing Suit Against International Defendants in U.S. Courts. In 2014, David spoke at the NASP national conference on E-Cigarettes and Other Fire Hazard Technologies. David is also a frequent speaker at the Property and Liability Resource Bureau (PLRB) conferences. Between 2011 and 2014, David has provided numerous live and webinar client seminars on Using Social Media to Investigate Fires and Claims, Cyber Subro, Negotiation, and International Claims.

David earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California at San Diego in 2002. He earned his law degree, cum laude, in 2005 from Pepperdine University School of Law where he was a member of the Pepperdine Law Review. Recently David was voted into the 2014 Best of the Bar by the San Diego Business Journal and has also been selected as a 2014 Rising Star by the Super Lawyers Magazine.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Insurance and 2) Subrogation & Recovery
Law School Pepperdine University School of Law (J.D., 2005)
Admitted Year 2005
Education University of California at San Diego (B.A., 2002)
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association, New Mexico State Bar Association
Most recent firm Cozen O Connor
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