David E. Boyd Law Firm


Consulting and Expert Witness Services Attorney — Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics

David Boyd offers consulting and expert witness services in the areas of attorney professional liability, legal ethics, and law practice risk management. David is certified as a specialist in legal professional liability by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys (ABPLA), and he is also certified as a specialist in legal malpractice law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. In addition to more than 25 years experience in litigation involving legal malpractice claims and consulting on matters of legal ethics, David served as a member of the Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct for the State Bar of California (COPRAC), as chairman of the Professional Responsibility Committee of the Sacramento County Bar Association, and as liaison to the State Bar Rules Revision Commission for Sacramento County. David is qualified to provide consulting and expert witness services in the following areas:

  • The California Rules of Professional Conduct, ABA Model Rules, and State and Federal Statutes regulating attorney conduct;

  • The standard of care required of a California attorney in the discharge of his or her professional duties;

  • Trial conduct and a trial attorney's duties to clients, opposing counsel and the Court;

  • Attorney conflicts of interest and potential conflicts of interest, including by way of example, representation of multiple clients, aggregate settlements, business relationships with clients, the tripartite relationship between defense attorney, client and insurance company, the responsibilities of in-house corporate counsel in the event of corporate misconduct, and disputes regarding attorney fees;

  • Statutory regulation of attorney fee agreements and resolution of fee disputes;

  • Attorney discipline and enforcement of professional and ethical standards governing attorney conduct;

  • Risk management for attorneys and law firms.