David M. Majchrzak is a seasoned ethicist and civil litigator with significant motion, trial, and appellate experience. He works primarily out of Klinedinst PC’s San Diego office. Mr. Majchrzak devotes a substantial portion of his career to counseling his clients on how to achieve their professional goals in an ethical way. For those attorneys who do not have general counsel in their firm or who simply need practical, outside advice, he helps navigate the often complex ethical waters of the legal profession. Mr. Majchrzak performs law office risk management reviews, trains law firm staff in ethics requirements, and advises on a variety of topics. These include conflicts of interest, fees and billing requirements, trust account procedures, law firm advertising and online marketing efforts, engagement and common interest agreements, non-engagement and disengagement protocols, attorney-client privilege/confidentiality analyses and protection, subpoena response, multi-jurisdictional practice, and ancillary business ventures.
Mr. Majchrzak has also achieved tremendous success for litigation clients over the years. He has valuable experience in all phases of litigation, including law and motion, mediation, trial, and appellate work. His litigation practice focuses primarily on professional liability defense, disqualification and fee disputes, insurance coverage, and directors and officers liability claims.
Mr. Majchrzak is active within the legal community. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the San Diego County Bar Association (SDCBA), the county’s largest and oldest legal organization. He also serves as Chair of the SDCBA’s prestigious Legal Ethics Committee. He recently completed service as a three-year member of the State Bar’s Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct, and chair of its outreach committee. Mr. Majchrzak currently serves as a member of the Future of Lawyering Committee and as the first chair of the Integration and Engagement Committee for the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (APRL). In 2015, Mr. Majchrzak revived the then-abandoned Ethics Quarterly, and has continued as one of its two editors. Mr. Majchrzak is also active within the American Inns of Court. He served for four years as president of the William L. Todd, Jr. chapter and two years on the national program awards committees. Mr. Majchrzak was recently elected to serve as a director of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law Alumni Association. He has also served as a judge for Teen Court, an attorney instructor for mock trial competitions, a director of the Kiwanis Club of Poway, and in various other voluntary professional and community roles