David Ring has broad experience in insurance coverage and litigation, including commercial general liability, homeowners, auto, fidelity, directors and officers, professional liability, and commercial crime, as well as insurance bad faith. His practice also includes appellate work; personal injury defense; commercial lease disputes and the economic loss rule; product liability; homeowner liability for injury to unlicensed workers; property disputes, including adverse possession and prescriptive and equitable easement claims; and UCC Articles 3 & 4 analysis.
Recent highlights include summary judgment in defense of a bad faith cross-complaint in the Southern District of California, Foremost v. Enriquez; a trial victory with nearly full fee recovery in defense of a fire loss subrogation action, TDIC v. Buon Gusto; summary judgment for defendants in two catastrophic injury cases, Carachure v. Scott and Brown v. Conveyor Components Co.; summary judgment for defendant in an unlicensed domestic tree trimmer case, Vukcevic v. Villegas; reversal of OSHA citations in a death case involving an unlicensed domestic tree trimmer, In re Clarizio; and appellate wins in Yang v. Clawson, Molle-Johnson v. Alderson, Stafford v. Dille and Chappelle v. Alliance United and Ware v. Tydell.
Mr. Ring began with Demler, Armstrong & Rowland in January 1998, moved to Sedwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold in 2000, and in 2010 returned to Demler, where he became a partner in February 2012.
- University of Washington School of Law, LL.M. with Distinction, 1995
- Whittier Law School, J.D., Summa Cum Laude/Valedictorian, 1994
- University of California at Berkeley
- Washington, 1995
- California, 1997
- U.S. District Court for the Northern, Central and Southern Districts of California
- Contributor: “Conditions to Recovery: Termination or Cancellation,” Financial Institution Bonds (3d ed. ABA 2008).
- Contributor: Directors & Officers Liability Insurance Deskbook (2d ed. ABA 2007).
- “Recurring Issues in Rescission Cases,” 42 Tort Trial & Ins. Law Journal 51 (Fall 2006).
- Contributor: “The Other Insuring Agreements of Commercial Crime Policies,” Commercial Crime Policy (2d ed. ABA 2005).
- “Sustainability Dynamics: Land-Based Marine Pollution and Development Priorities in the Island States of the Commonwealth Caribbean,” 21 Columbia J. Envt’l Law (1997).