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David R. Cooksey


Senior Partner



535 Anton Boulevard, Suite 1000

Costa Mesa, CA 92626-1977

Phone: 714.431.1002

Fax:     714.431.1119






Areas of Practice:

Financial Services



University of California, Irvine 1969

Hastings College of Law 1972



  • Orange County Bar Association

  • The Association for Southern California Defense Counsel


David R. Cooksey has been principally engaged in Insurance Defense during the course of his career. However, his practice has ranged extensively to include Insurance Coverage, Bad Faith, Professional Errors and Omission, Construction Law, Premises Liability and Professional Liability. Mr. Cooksey was born in Des Moines, Iowa on October 1, 1946. He attended the University of California at Irvine from 1965 to 1969, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. In 1972, he received his degree of Juris Doctor at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. That same year, he commenced the practice of law with the firm, which had been founded in 1967 by his father, Paul Cooksey.


Mr. Cooksey has served as an Arbitrator for the Orange County Superior Court. His memberships include the Orange County Bar Association and the Association for Southern California Defense Counsel. He has participated in numerous appeals, the most notable of which is Nally v. Grace Community Church, (1988) 47 Cal.3d 278, 525, Cal.Rptr. 97, 763 Pacific 2d 948.


Nally v. Grace Community  Church of the Valley - Clergy Malpractice


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