David was born in San Francisco in 1939 of Italian immigrant parents, raised in The City and Peninsula, Jesuit Educated at Bellarmine, Santa Clara Univ. & USF School of Law. He served as a Judge Advocate with the U.S. Marine Corp, currently holding the Rank of Major. Also practiced Commercial Litigation Law in San Francisco’s Financial District for 33 years primarily representing landlords of high-rise buildings and shopping centers.
Throughout his career, he has participated in the following public service organizations:
Past Member & Veep of the Board of Directors for the San Francisco Market Corporation, a public corporation owned by the City & County of San Francisco and operating the San Francisco Produce Terminal;
Past President, Veep & member of the Board of Directors of the Italian Community Services Agency of San Francisco;
Past Member-at-Large, Board of Governors of the University of San Francisco School of Law Alumni Association;
Member Emeritus, Board of Regents, Saint Ignatius College Prep, San Francisco;
Past Member of the Board of Directors of the Italian-American Bar Association;
Past Member of the Board of Directors of On Loc;
Past President of San Francisco’s Blackstone Post of the American Legion;
Past President of the Italian Federation of California;
Past President of the Columbus Day Celebration Committee of San Francisco;
Past President of the Leonardo da Vinci Society of San Francisco;
Past President and currently set to be the new President (2nd time) of Il Cenacolo, a cultural and philanthropic association supporting Italian Culture;
Past Member of the Board of Directors of UNICO International of Marin;
Currently Treasurer and member of the Board of Directors for the Chambers Landing Recreation Association, Homewood, Lake Tahoe, CA;
Recipient (1992) of the award and designation of “Cavaliere” in the Order of Merit from the President of the Republic of Italy; &
Recipient (2013) of The City of Lucca’s Chamber of Commerce Gold Medal Award in recognition of Lucchese settlers abroad and their descendants who keep the bond with their ancestry alive and have distinguished themselves in economic, cultural, social or professional fields with significant contributions to society.
David’s Community services have included several years of work as an arbitrator with the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Fee Dispute Panel; chairing a committee for the establishment of a senior citizens home in San Francisco; and various other pro bono services to the City and County of San Francisco.
Recreational activities include sailing (active member of the St. Francis Yacht Club), sports (active member of the Olympic Club), golf, skiing and alpine hiking.
DAVID and his wife (of 52 years – currently a widower) CAROLYN are both first generation Italian-Americans raised, and residing in, San Francisco and have three sons: David F. (52) also an attorney and residing with his family in Wash DC; Thomas V. (50) a Lt. Colonel in the US Army Corp of Engineers and residing with his family in Redwood City CA; and Matthew J. (48), working in the commercial property management industry and residing with his family in San Francisco. David is the proud Nonno of 5 Grandsons and 1 Granddaughter.