David Pickard is an attorney specializing in representation for architects and engineers, contractors, subcontractors, and real estate professionals. His mission statement is simple,
"The firm will apply the broad range of legal, design, construction, and development experience of its principals to provide high quality and accessible legal representation to architects, engineers, building and real estate professionals."
He is a Member of the California Bar and is admitted to practice in the United States District Court, Central District of California.
A 1998 graduate of Southwestern University School of Law, Mr. Pickard was admitted to the California bar in 1999. He is also a currently registered and licensed architect and general contractor in California. Mr. Pickard attended Stanford University pursuing full-time studies in engineering for two years, and graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture in 1981 and a Bachelor of Architecture in 1982.
Before law practice, he worked as an architect and general contractor on literally hundreds of projects over a 27 year span. For 20 of those years, he acted in the capacity as a principal architect in a 50 person architecture and engineering firm, and as the Responsible Managing Officer for a general contracting company with an annual volume ranging between $5M and $10M. His project experience is widely varied and ranges from large scale retail and office developments to single family residential work. Mr. Pickard has also been active in both retail and residential real estate development in Southern California.
The experience gathered in his professional life as a practicing architect and builder makes him uniquely qualified to represent architects, engineers, and building and real estate professionals.
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