David M. Cumberland is a partner with Robins Borghei LLP and with Adamski Moroski Madden Cumberland & Green LLP, and has devoted his entire career to civil litigation and trials representing individuals, businesses, and public entities. He has tried over a hundred cases to verdict including disputes relating to environmental contamination, breach of contract, police practices, gender and age discrimination, real estate and construction, wrongful termination, and personal injury.
David initially attended the undergraduate program at UCLA, transferring to California State University at Fresno (CSUF) where he graduated summa cum laude. He went on to receive his law degree from the University of Pepperdine Law School. He is rated AV® Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest peer review rating given to attorneys based on legal ability and ethical standards.
David is married, has two adult children, and resides in Arroyo Grande. In his spare time, he enjoys playing tennis, basketball, and other sports.
Two additional items worth noting – (1) while attending UCLA he was a member of the “Walton Gang,” which was led by Bill Walton, a future member of the NBA Hall of Fame; and (2) he also played minor league baseball with the San Francisco Giants after graduation from CSUF.
- David represented the City of San Luis Obispo in an eleven-week jury trial over a dispute with a contractor over construction and improvement of a water reclamation facility. Plaintiff claimed $4.9 million in damages. Plaintiffs’ claims were fully defensed and due to the jury awarding damages and the court awarding attorney’s fees, San Luis Obispo recovered approximately one million dollars on its cross-claim for breach of contract.
- He represented the State of California, which was sued by plaintiff, a construction worker alleging he incurred numerous herniated discs to his neck and back resulting in surgery to repair same and a loss of income and earning capacity claim as a result of his being injured while working on a casework bridge project. A defense verdict was rendered for the State of California.
- David represented plaintiff (who was a paraplegic) in medical malpractice case against a physician who failed to meet the standard of care in conducting a gluteus maximus surgical repair causing a major infection and numerous additional surgeries to repair same. The jury awarded plaintiff over $500,000 in damages.
- David is admitted to practice law in all State and Federal Courts in California.