Albertson & Davidson, LLP
Please visit: Keith A. Davidson is managing partner of Albertson & Davidson, LLP. Originally from Denver, Colorado, Mr. Davidson attended Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, where he served as the Note and Comment Editor for the Loyola International and Comparative Law Review before graduating in the top ten percent of his class. In 2008, Mr. Davidson joined forces with Stewart Albertson to form a firm focused on integrity, enthusiasm, and creativity—values that he continues to foster in both his own practice and that of the firm. As a result, the firm has obtained over $30 million in verdicts and settlements over the past seven years, and he has guided the growth and expansion of the firm from two lawyers to fifteen lawyers, five paralegals, and six California offices in San Francisco, Silicon Valley (Redwood City), Los Angeles, Orange County (Irvine), Carlsbad, and Ontario. With a decade and a half of experience in California Trust, Will, Estate, and Probate litigation, Mr. Davidson has passionately sought to help clients throughout California resolve their legal problems, and enjoys thinking creatively to position cases for success at trial. He also enjoys exploring legal topics through his monthly articles in the firm’s Trust, Estate, and Probate Litigation blog, and as a Will and Trust Litigation professor at Chapman University School of Law. In 2014, Mr. Davidson was invited to join The National Advocates as a Top 100 Lawyer in Wills, Trusts and Estate law. The National Advocates is an invitation-only professional organization composed of the Top 100 attorneys from each state who serve individuals and families needing attorneys to represent them in the American legal system. Members of The National Advocates exemplify superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence and performance in their area of specialty. In his free time, Mr. Davidson enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons, is active in his community, is a proponent of solar energy and alternative-fuel vehicles.
Questioning Yourself? Can you notice your own client’s deposition to preserve evidence in California Trust and Will cases? - Albertson & Davidson, LLP. While it may be funny to think about, you can notice your own client’s deposition if you wish to preserve his or her testimony prior to trial.
This is a rarely used technique for rather obvious reasons, you do not usually want to disclose to the opposing party what your questions will be come time of trial. And while the opposing party can take your deposition, they cannot force your own attorney to ask you questions. Instead, those questions are usually kept close to the vest until trial. But trial can be a long way off in most cases. And if you have a client who is in poor health, you may worry about the client being around to testify at trial. Questioningyourself 2.