All courts of the State of California:
United States Federal Courts, Eastern District of California,
Central District of California and Northern District of California
Ninth Circuit District Court of Appeals
United States Supreme Court
Dale is a senior shareholder in the firm’s Litigation and Intellectual Property groups. Dale has a broad range of litigation experience in all areas of business, intellectual property and real estate litigation. He has tried over forty jury trials to conclusion and has had numerous court trials and binding arbitrations since his admission to practice law in 1981.
Dale’s practice focuses on litigation involving emerging and technology related companies, including cases involving copyright and trademark infringement, patent rights, securities litigation, technology licensing rights, statutory unfair business practices, minority shareholder claims, stock option disputes and distributorship disputes.
Dale’s general business trial and litigation experience has included cases involving breach of contract, fraud, accountant liability, corporate governance, fiduciary duties, securities litigation, franchisor/franchisee disputes, anti-trust, shareholder derivative actions, partnership dissolutions and accountings, termination of distributorships, wrongful termination and performance bond claims.
Dale also developed extensive experience in all areas of real estate disputes, including land sale contracts, commercial landlord/tenant disputes, boundary and easement disputes, real estate investment fraud and environmental and hazardous waste litigation.
Dale’s extensive business trial, arbitration, and litigation experience includes:
Dale’s focus on intellectual property and technology issues has covered the following areas:
Real estate litigation is another area of law in which Dale has accrued extensive experience, including:
J.D., University of California, Davis, 1981
B.A., with highest honors, California State University, Chico, 1978
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State Bar of California, Intellectual Property Law and Litigation Sections
State Bar of California, Litigation
Former Executive Committee Member
Sacramento County Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section
Golden Empire Council Boy Scouts of America
Member of Board of Directors
Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers List, 2015 – Antitrust Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation
Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers List, 2015-2017 – Business Litigation
Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers List, 2017 – Litigation-Commercial, Trade Secrets
Top 100 Northern California Super Lawyers, 2015 & 2017
Top 25 Sacramento Super Lawyers, 2013-2015 & 2017
The Best Lawyers in America ®, 2009-2020
Sacramento Business Journal‘s Best of the Bar 2014 – 2017, 2019
Northern California Super Lawyers, 2004, 2007 – 2019