David B. Stromberg

David B. Stromberg

David B. Stromberg
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STROMBERG LAW FIRM, Attorneys/Mediators, Walnut Creek, California July 1998 – present

  • founder of law firm with civil practice emphasizing real estate, construction defects, general corporate and business transactional and litigation services, employment practices, and professional liability (attorneys, design professionals, real estate and insurance brokers, accountants)
  • trained and certified commercial mediator and ADR provider since 1994 – mediating, arbitrating, evaluating, refereeing and special mastering private disputes as well as through the auspices of the Alameda, Contra Costa and Santa Clara County Superior Courts and the California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District
  • selected as one of first group of mediators for Court of Appeal mediation program
  • mediated approximately 1,000 disputes
  • former President, Contra Costa Bar Association, Real Property Section

SHAPIRO BUCHMAN LLP, Walnut Creek, California

Associate, January 1991 – October 1992

Partner, October 1992 – July 1998

  • manager of and senior trial attorney in business litigation practice group in a 12-attorney law firm with practice emphasizing real estate, construction defect litigation, corporate and general business disputes, employment practices, environmental compliance, professional liability, and intellectual property

JL CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, Pleasanton, California

Corporate Counsel, January 1990 – December 1990

  • in-house legal counsel to 16th largest multi-family residential project developer in the United States
  • managed and directed all corporate legal and litigation matters in Northern California


            Associate, June 1984 – April 1986

Partner, April 1996 – January 1990

  • co-manager of litigation department in 13-attorney law firm, with insurance defense practice emphasizing real estate and construction law and professional liability
  • co-author, CEB Real Property Remedies Practice, 1987 – 1990 supplements
  • contributing author, CEB Real Property Law Reporter, “Practice Tips” column

MAURER, HIGGINBOTHAM & HARRIS, San Francisco, California

Associate, December 1981 – June 1984

  • responsible for the defense of architects and engineers in suits concerning construction projects ranging from single family residences to wastewater treatment facilities
  • representation of real estate licensees and insurance brokers and agents

UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, Office of Regional Counsel, Region 9, San Francisco, California

Attorney, May 1980 – December 1981

  • principally responsible for the implementation and operation of the legal aspects of the toxics and hazardous wastes programs (RCRA, CERCLA, SDWA)
  • participated in the drafting of federal regulations promulgated pursuant to RCRA
  • coordinated legal aspects for the first emergency cleanup under CERCLA in California
  • provided legal input and counseling to the EPA divisions responsible for the implementation of the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act


  • Commercial Mediation Training, ADRA, August 1994
  • Advanced Mediation Training, John Paul Jones Group, October 1998
  • Mediation Training, Contra Costa Bar Association, July 1999 and July 2015
  • Preventing and Resolving Impasse Workshop, Contra Costa Bar Ass’n., October 1999
  • California Court of Appeal, First Appellate Dist., Appellate Mediation Training, March 2000
  • Assistant Instructor, Mediation Training, Stanford Law School, November 2001
  • Speaker, “Arbitration, The Not So Simple Alternative to Litigation”, Contra Costa County Bar Association MCLE Spectacular, November 2005

CORNELL UNIVERSITY, College of Arts & Sciences, Ithaca, New York

            1972 – 1976; AB awarded May 1976 in History


  • Board of Directors, Contra Costa County Bar Association, Real Estate Section (1999 – 2005); President, 2004
  • Associate Member – ASFE: Professional Firms Practicing in the Geosciences
  • Martindale-Hubbell BV rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell recipient of Silver Client Champion Award


  • Board Member, Town of Moraga Design Review Board, 2016 – present (Vice Chair 2016 – 2017); Chairman 2017 –
  • Trustee, Lafayette School District Governing Board, 2002 – 2008 (President 2006)
  • Commissioner, City of Lafayette, Parks & Recreation Commission, 1994 – 1995
  • Member, Board of Directors, Family & Community Services of Contra Costa, 1995 – 1996
  • Baseball/Basketball/Soccer coach – LMYA League, Lafayette, 1996 – 1999, 2001- present

Practice Areas: Construction and Engineering, Employment, Insurance and Reinsurance, Mediation, Real Estate
Affiliations and Certifications:

Admitted to Practice, California – 1979
Admitted to U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit – 1983
Admitted to U.S. Supreme Court – 1984


Graduated in top quarter of law school class
Author, “The Endangered Species Act of 1973: Is the Statute Itself Endangered?” 6 Environmental Affairs Law Review 511 – 533 (1978)
Author, “The Endangered Species Act Amendments of 1978: A Step Backwards?” 7 Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review 33 (1979)

Language/s: English
Address: 1350 Treat Boulevard, Suite 420
Walnut Creek,
City: California

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