Attorney David Cantrell

David Cantrell

Managing Partner

For over a decade, Attorney David Cantrell has represented professionals, entrepreneurs, private businesses and consumers throughout Southern California, focusing on providing litigation, pre-litigation and business advice.

David has handled legal matters for business of all shapes and sizes – from small and mid-size local businesses, to publicly traded companies.

David is a certified specialist in Legal Malpractice Law by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

Representation of Private Businesses

David devotes a large portion of his practice to the representation of entrepreneurs and privately held businesses. For these clients David regularly litigates matters involving shareholder disputes, real estate transactions and disputes, collection matters and employment claims. As part of his practice, David regularly provides outside general counsel services to regional businesses. This role allows him to develop strategies to assist the business in risk management and protection of its assets.

Representation of Professionals

David devotes a substantial portion of his practice to the representation of professionals in disputes arising from their practices. David has tried jury and non-jury cases for small and large firms. He has represented countless professionals in litigated matters involving allegations of malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud and malicious prosecution. In addition, David regularly provides his professional clients with advice on issues related to the ethical intricacies of their practices, and lawyers in matters involving the State Bar investigations. Based on his education, training and experience, the State Bar of California’s Board of Legal Specialization has declared David to be a Certified Specialist in California Legal Malpractice Law. David is one of only two lawyers based in the Inland Empire who possess this certification.

Work in the Community

In addition to his service to his clients, David has been involved in the local legal community through his service as a past-President of the RCBA Barristers group (2008-2010), and a member of the Leo A. Deegan Inn of Court (2007-2009). David has also lectured on numerous occasions on issues concerning civil procedure and professional duties owed by lawyers to their clients. David served as the Chair of the RCBA Civil Litigation Section from 2012 to 2015.

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2008


Certified Legal Specialties

  • California Legal Malpractice Law, California Board of Legal Specialization – State Bar of CA, 2011


Honors and Awards

  • AV-Preeminent Rated
  • Certified specialist in Legal Malpractice Law by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization



  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California
    J.D. – 2003
  • San Diego State University
    B.S. – 1999
    Major: Criminal Justice Administration

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Riverside County Bar Association (RCBA), Chair, Civil Litigation Section, 2012 – 2015
  • RCBA Barristers’ Group, President, 2008 – 2010
  • Leo A. Deegan Inn of Court, Associate, 2007 – 2008
  • Riverside County Bar Association (RCBA), Member, Board of Directors, 2008 – 2010
  • RCBA, Member, 2003 – Present

Call: 951-300-2690

Main Office: 1770 Iowa Avenue, Suite 110, Riverside, CA 92507

Satellite Office: 2700 Newport Blvd., Suite 184, Newport Beach, CA 92663.

Office Hours

Monday-Friday 8am-5pm.