David Mishook is an associate in F3's Oakland office and co-chair of the firm's Litigation Practice Group. An experienced trial and appellate litigator, Mr. Mishook has appeared in state and federal trial and appellate courts throughout the state. Mr. Mishook advises school districts, county offices of education and community college administrators statewide across all aspects of general and municipal litigation, including civil rights, complex litigation, employment, personal injury, construction defect, civil harassment and criminal matters. Mr. Mishook regularly conducts and defends depositions, facilitates status conferences, and makes court appearances in civil hearings and trials in state and federal courts.
Mr. Mishook also counsels school districts in special education matters and defends districts in state special education due process hearings and in special education appeals in federal court. His counsel has additionally extended to advising clients in threatened and filed class action litigation related to the provision of special education services, including aiding in successful settlements avoiding costly litigation.
In addition to his work with F3, Mr. Mishook serves as an indigent criminal appellate panel attorney for the Sixth District Appellate Project, the First District Appellate Project and the California Appellate Project-Los Angeles. Through his work with the projects, he has appeared in appellate matters throughout the state in both the Courts of Appeal and the California Supreme Court.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Mishook practiced general litigation at a Marin County law firm, specializing in municipal litigation and criminal defense. Following law school, Mr. Mishook worked as an attorney fellow at the San Francisco Public Defender's Office where he was responsible for arraignments and preliminary hearings, as well as arguing evidentiary matters.
Mr. Mishook earned his Juris Doctor from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law in 2010, where he served as the supervising editor of the Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law. While in law school, he worked with the Juvenile Hall Outreach Project, teaching Street Law to incarcerated youth in Alameda County and worked as an extern for the Hon. Carlos T. Bea of the Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeal in San Francisco. Prior to practicing law, Mr. Mishook worked in literary representation and theater in New York City. He earned bachelor's degrees with distinction and high honors in both Drama and History from Stanford University. Mr. Mishook is licensed to practice law in both California and New York.
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