Roderick P. Bushnell
Alan M. Caplan
April M. Strauss
Diana L. Maier
David H. Fielding
In 2014 Mr. Fielding retired, is no longer on active status with the
State Bar of California and is no longer associated with the firm.
Mr. Fielding’s law practice encompassed both trial and
appellate work in both state and federal courts and included
the litigation and mediation of individual as well as
class-wide claims and lawsuits. He worked as a mediator, he
creatively resolving labor and employment law and other business
related disputes. His approach to alternative dispute resolution was forthright, experienced, efficient and effective.
Mr. Fielding is a graduate of Stanford University with a B.S. degree
in Industrial Engineering and of Georgetown University Law Center
(J.D. degree) where he was a member of the Editorial Board of the
Georgetown Law Journal. He was admitted to the California State
Bar in 1969 and is a member of the bars of the United States Supreme
Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and various federal district
courts and state courts of appeal. Mr. Fielding served as a Reginald
Heber Smith Fellow and staff attorney with California Rural Legal
Assistance Program in Calexico, California in the late 1960's. During
his legal career, he has also served as an International Legal Center
Fellow and Consultant to the Legal Aid Program of the University
of Costa Rica School of Law and the Costa Rican Instituto de Fomento
y Asesoria Municipal (Municipal Development Institute). Mr. Fielding
has also served as the California State Bar Appointed Board Member
of the California Rural Legal Assistance Program and as an officer
or board member on the Boards of Directors of other community non-profit
organizations including the Bay Area Video Coalition and La Raza
Legal Central. He has also served as Judge Pro Tem for the San Francisco
Superior court and has been a frequent lecturer on employment law
related subjects, including discrimination and wrongful discharge.
More recently, Mr. Fielding has brought his experience to the
field of Alternative Dispute Resolution. Over the past ten years he
has served as Mediator for the San Francisco Bar Association's
Voluntary Early Mediation and Early Settlement Programs. He has also
been a frequent Mediator for the United States Equal Employment
Opportunity Commission. He was a past member of the Association
for Conflict Resolution (ACR), the Inter-American Bar Association,
the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Lawyers Guild, and
the California Employment Lawyers Association, the State Bar of
California and the San Francisco Bar Association.
Mr. Fielding served as an Urban Community Development Volunteer
in the United States Peace Corps in Cuzco, Peru from 1964 to 1966.
He is fluent in Spanish and speaks basic Italian.