David W. Corneil


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  • Biography

    David W. Corneil serves as a Partner in the Portland office of GRSM. Mr. Corneil's practice focuses on the defense of drug, medical device, and consumer product manufacturers in products liability claims. He also has extensive experience litigating business and contract disputes, class actions, toxic tort and environmental actions, trade secrets claims, and consumer warranty matters. David navigates corporate clients of all sizes through every aspect of litigation from pre-litigation claims through trial.

    Prior to joining GRSM, David practiced in San Diego in the litigation department of a national full-service firm. In law school David worked for the California Innocence Project representing wrongfully convicted inmates in claims of exoneration, and also served as a judicial extern for a United States District Court magistrate judge. He has also been published and presented on issues related to press freedom and international law.


    • Oregon
    • Washington
    • California
    • U.S. District Court, Southern, Central, and Northern Districts of California
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • Practice Areas
  • Representative Experience
    • Served as second chair for several trials in California Superior Court.
    • Secured dismissal in favor of clients through motions for summary judgment and other dispositive motions in dozens of high-stakes matters.
  • Publications & Presentations


    • Harboring WikiLeaks: Comparing Swedish and American Press Freedom in the Digital Age, California Western International Law Journal, 41 Cal. W. Int’l L. J. 477 (2011).


    • The Streisand Effect, WikiLeaks, and Social Media, presented at the 30th annual American Bar Association Forum on Communications Law.
    • Banning Sharia: The U.S. Push to Keep Islamic Law Out of Its Courts, presented at the Transnational Legal Scholars Workshop on Global Trends in Law and Religion, University of Lucerne, Switzerland.
  • Education


    J.D., cum laude, California Western School of Law, 2012

    • Attended on Academic Scholarship
    • Editor of California Western Law Review and California Western International Law Journal
    • Clinic Student of California Innocence Project

    M.A., summa cum laude, History, University of Linköping, 2007

    • Jonsson Family Scholarship Recipient

    B.A., History and Swedish, University of Washington, 2006

    • Dean’s list
  • Languages
    • Swedish