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David Buoncristiani

  • Partner, Trial Practice; Construction
  • Hanson Bridgett LLP
  • Suite 2600
    425 Market Street
  • San Francisco, California 94105


  • Undergraduate: BA Philosophy University of San Francisco 1968
  • Law School: Juris Doctor Univ of California Hastings College of the Law 1971

Honors and Activities

Order of the Coif

Thurston Society

Managing Editor, Hastings Law Journal

Career History

More than 40 years of commercial litigation experience with primary emphasis on construction industry related disputes, including all facets of public and private construction works of improvement such as contract negotiation, preparation of contracts and subcontracts, bid protests,  claim preparation, prosection and defense of contractor claims before state and federal courts, Boards of Contract Appeals and domestic and international arbitration panels.

Experienced in all phases of discovery and pre-trial/pre-hearing procedures, including electronic discovery and taking and defending depositions of percipient and expert witnesses and extensive adversarial hearing experience.

Professional Activities

Chambers Partners rated Band 1;  2004 – 2016

Designated as California Super Lawyer; Inception to present

Martindale Hubbell rating “av” 1984 -2016

Member; The Olympic Club

ABA Forum Committee on the Construction Industry, American Arbitration Association’s Construction Arbitrator Master Panel,

Representative Articles, Publications, Speeches and Seminars

Contributing Editor, Construction LItigation Formbook (1990)

Contributing Editor, Construction Litigation; Representing the Contractor (1992)

Contributing Editor, Proving and Pricing Construction Claims (2001)

Speaker; B. Warren Hart Memorial Lecture Series

Guest Lecturer on Construction Law; University of California; Boalt Hall School of Law; (1985- 1999)

Speaker; Project Mangement Institute Annual Conference (1998)

Speaker: ABA Forum Committee on Construction, (1997, 2004)

Speaker; Practising Law Insitutue; (2003 – 2007)

Court Admissions

All  State and Federal Courts in California ( 1972)

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal (2010)

U S Court of Federal Claims  (1976)

Pro Haec Vice Admissions in Oklahoma, North Carolina, District of Columbia

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