David Newdorf – Newdorf Legal

220 Montgomery St., Suite 1850
San Francisco, California 94104, United States

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Newdorf Legal Clears San Francisco Police Officers In Trial Over Excessive Force Claims

Following a one-week civil rights trial, a San Francisco jury took only ten minutes Friday to vote 12-0 to clear two San Francisco police officers of wrongdoing in a lawsuit brought by a 76-year-old man who had been arrested…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law

Newdorf Legal Clears San Francisco Police Officers In Excessive Force Trial

Following a one-week civil rights trial, a San Francisco jury took only ten minutes Friday to vote 12-0 to clear two San Francisco police officers of wrongdoing in a lawsuit brought by a 76-year-old man who had been arrested…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law

San Francisco Awarded $3.4 Million In Attorneys' Fees Against Texas Developer and Duane Morris LLP

A San Mateo County,California, judge ordered Duane Morris LLP and its client, a Texas developer, to pay the City and County of San Francisco $3.43 million in attorneys? fees and costs for their unsuccessful four-year legal…more
| Business Torts, Commercial Law & Contracts

Ninth Circuit Strip Search Law In Flux After Bull v. San Francisco Opinion

The Ninth Circuit's recent published decision in Bull v. City and County of San Francisco shows potential changes coming in the Circuit's -- and perhaps the nation's -- strip search law. On the surface, the 2-1 decision written…more
| Civil Rights
Snyder and Santoro v. City and County of San Francisco ("Fajitagate" case)

Memorandum Decision Affirming Summary Judgment In Favor of City in "Fajitagate" Case

In the San Francisco Police Department "Fajitagate" case, the Ninth Circuit held that San Francisco was not responsible for injuries sustained in an altercation between plaintiffs and off-duty police officers. The Court held…more
| Civil Rights, Constitutional Law

The Top 10 Killer Deposition Questions

One of the prime reasons to spend the time and money to depose an adverse witness should be to gather impeachment material. Other than hiring a private investigator to delve into the witness's past, the deposition is the most…more
| Civil Procedure

Intensive Carelessness

San Francisco Daily Journal article by Deputy City Attorney David Newdorf explaining how the plaintiffs' bar is trying to re-write traditional tort law concerning medical damages through its legislative agenda. The government…more
| Civil Remedies, Health, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice

Prison Life & Death, Close up

A discussion of the First Amendment rights of journalists to view California prison executions…more
| Civil Rights, Constitutional Law

Society of Professional Journalists Honors Newdorf

The Society of Professional Journalists awarded San Francisco Trial Lawyer David Newdorf the James Madison Freedom of Information Award for his successful First Amendment pro bono work…more
| Civil Rights, Constitutional Law

Diverted by Sensationalism

Trial lawyers and their clients have First Amendment rights, even during trial…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law
Areas of Practice
  • Appellate Practice
  • Business Torts
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Government
  • Litigation
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