*Breaking News: Trial Attorney of the Year*
This past June, The Trial Attorneys selected Dave Sugden as California's Trial Lawyer of the Year. Since 2003, The Trial Attorneys has identified the top litigation and trial lawyers across the country. Each June The Trial Attorneys selects just one leading attorney in each state to appear in its directory. Click here for more.
Who is Dave Sugden?
Mr. Sugden is a trial lawyer. He is routinely brought into cases on the eve of trial. Mr. Sugden has served as lead counsel in jury trials in multiple states for both plaintiffs and defendants. He has received numerous seven- and eight-figure verdicts when representing plaintiffs, and obtained an even higher number of defense verdicts when representing defendants.
Mr. Sugden has received a variety of honors and awards. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (“ABOTA”) and has been recognized since 2020 as one of the “Top 50 Super Lawyers in Orange County.” Mr. Sugden was previously recognized by California’s Daily Journal as one of “California’s 20 Top Attorneys Under 40.” He's been recognized by "Best Lawyers" since 2021.
As a former NCAA Division I athlete, Mr. Sugden values preparation, mastery, and execution of the tools and strategies needed for success. He founded Evidence at Trial for lawyers with a growth mindset and who want to continually learn and improve their craft.