Bennett, Samuelsen, Reynolds, Allard, Cowperthwaite & Gelini
Bennett, Samuelsen, Reynolds, Allard, Cowperthwaite & Gelini, APC
David J. Samuelsen
  • Of Counsel


Alameda, CA






ADR Practice

  • Private Mediator (1998-Present; More than 1500 matters mediated 2001-Present; 90%+ Resolution)
  • Private Arbitrator (1995-Present; Presided at 25+ binding arbitrations)
  • Discovery Referee (2000-Present; Appointed Three Times as Discovery Referee by Superior Court).

Areas Of Practice

  • General Civil and Trial Practice
  • Personal Injury Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1976


  • University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D. - 05/1976
  • University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California
    • B.A. - 06/1972
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    • Honors: U.C. Honor Students' Society

Published Works

  • Comment, "Employee or Independent Contractor: The Need for a Reassessment of the Standard Used Under California Workmen's Compensation", 10 University of San Francisco Law Review 133, 1975

Honors and Awards

  • Rated “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory
  • Northern California Super Lawyer by San Francisco Magazine, 2005

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Alameda County Bar Association, Member
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association, Member
  • The State Bar of California, Member
  • American Board Of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Bennett, Van De Poel, Campbell & Strickland, Associate, 1976 to 1979

Office Location

Bennett, Samuelsen, Reynolds, Allard, Cowperthwaite & Gelini, APC, A Professional Corporation

1301 Marina Village Parkway
Suite 300
Alameda, CA 94501

Phone: 510-444-7688
Fax: 510-444-5849

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