David McMonigle defends and counsels California attorneys, law firms, and other professional service providers. Mr. McMonigle’s experience representing lawyers includes risk management counseling, handling matters before the State Bar of California, and litigation defense. In his defense of attorney clients, Mr. McMonigle has handled attorney-client fee disputes, partnership disagreements, and all aspects of litigation defense, including negotiated resolution, binding arbitration, numerous jury trials to verdict, and protecting results on appeal. Mr. McMonigle also has substantial experience counseling the California Judiciary and regularly defends individual judges before the Commission on Judicial Performance, as well as dispute resolution providers. David received his J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law.
John Sullivan is an experienced litigator with jury trial experience, emphasizing the defense of lawyers. He received his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 2005. While at Hastings, he served as an extern for the Hon. Paul Alvarado (Ret.), San Francisco Superior Court. Since joining Long & Levit in 2005, Mr. Sullivan has successfully represented attorneys against claims arising out of underlying transactions and trials. These include cases resolved at the pleading stages, mediation, and trial. He also handles attorney fee disputes and advises attorneys regarding ethical issues.