David A. Harford
David A. Harford
David Harford is a trial attorney practicing in the Commercial Disputes group at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner. David focuses his practice on the resolution of disputes relating to franchise law. He has litigated cases regarding the termination of franchise and distribution rights; the assertion of franchise rights; the relations between franchisors and franchisees; and the representations made in connection with the purchase and sale of franchise, trademark and distribution rights.
David has also represented a wide variety of other commercial institutions such as lenders, new and internet media companies, financial institutions, and logistics and distribution companies. David continues to be a lead lawyer at the firm with the prosecution and defense of complex business disputes; and the defense of consumer and personal injury claims brought by individual and class action plaintiffs.
David is an aggressive practitioner with extensive experience litigating pre-judgment remedies such as attachment, receivership, and injunctions. David brings his experience to all phases of litigation. David has tried a lengthy arbitration, multiple jury trials to verdict for the City of Anaheim, and handled numerous appeals.
David is certified by the State Bar of California as a Specialist in Franchise and Distribution Law and is also an articles editor for the Franchise Law Journal.
Civic Involvement & Honors
- David served as a volunteer trial attorney for the Anaheim City Prosecutor’s Office for the month of October 2016 through the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Traditional Trial Advocacy Program.
Co-Authored post on Tony Mark’s Forbes.com Blog, The Scouts Teach Us All a Lesson About Trademark Law, https://www.forbes.com/sites/tonymarks/2019/02/12/the-scouts-teach-us-all-a-lesson-about-trademark-law/#5f11db0a7386.
Stradivarius Reconsidered: Drafting the Perfect Franchise Arbitration Instrument (Franchise Law Journal Vol. 40, No. 1)