David Gifford is a partner at Buty & Curliano. He is a veteran trial attorney who concentrates on asbestos and toxic tort defense, construction defect, personal injury, product liability and environmental regulatory matters. Mr. Gifford obtained defense verdicts at trial for some of the earliest asbestos lawsuits on behalf of a supplier of amphibole asbestos. That experience, plus an innate talent for cross-examination, has led to positive results for his clients.
Mr. Gifford has practiced for more than thirty years and is Martindale-Hubbell AV rated. Admitted to the State Bar of California in 1979, Mr. Gifford served on its Committee on Administration of Justice from 1981-83. He is a member of Contra Costa County Bar Association and the Defense Research Institute.
Mr. Gifford enjoys hiking, kayaking and bird watching and is a member of several environmental groups. He is also an avid baseball fan and a founding member of a monthly book group now in its fifteenth year.
B.A. (1975) California State University, Hayward, magna cum laude
J.D. (1978) University of San Diego School of Law
United States District Court
Northern District of California
Southern District of California
Central District of California
Eastern District of California