David R. Socher, Attorney at Law, Of Counsel

David Socher brings a wealth of knowledge and civil litigation experience to the Firm. With three decades of litigation experience during which he represented Allstate Insurance Company and other multinational companies in state and federal courts, David focuses his practice on civil litigation, business disputes and representing clients in cross-border transactions.

In addition, David is well versed in business law. David honed his business law credentials while practicing law in Japan for nearly 10 years. David was a partner in an international law firm in Tokyo, Japan, where he practiced business law and civil litigation and was a member of the Tokyo Bar Association as a Gaikokuho jimubengoshi - Foreign Law Attorney. As an attorney in Tokyo, Japan, David typically represented U.S. and European companies doing business in Japan and Japanese companies, including the Japanese government, doing business in the U.S. and/or involved in civil litigation in U.S. courts.

David is the Chair of the Northern California District Export Council (NorCal-DEC), under the U.S. Department of Commerce, representing and advising California businesses exporting goods and services to foreign countries, including U.S. foreign direct investment.

David lives with his wife and children in Lafayette California. He enjoys gardening, Astro photography and playing the guitar in his free time.


  • J.D. - University of San Francisco School of Law, 1991
  • B.A. - University of California, Los Angeles, 1988