David Bright is a founding partner of White and Bright (established 1981) and has recently retired from the firm. David has extensive trial experience with an emphasis on complex real estate, business, and trust cases. He served as head of the firm's litigation group during his years in practice, and he has represented parties in wills and trust litigation involving complex issues such as breach of fiduciary duty, surchage, and accountings.
In addition to earning his J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law, David graduated from Pepperdine University’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, a leading international program that provides comprehensive mediation training. He is now a mediator with the National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC), a resource founded in 1983 by the University of San Diego Law Center and the San Diego County Bar Association. NCRC is dedicated to helping people, organizations, and communities manage and solve conflicts equitably and with civility.
David has extensive experience in private dispute mediation, focusing on real estate and business disputes. He has previously spearheaded volunteer settlement panels to assist the Superior Court of North County in resolving cases expediently. He has also testified as an expert witness in the California Superior Court, providing insight on real estate issues and issues related to broker and attorney standards of care.
Laura Bright is a former partner of White and Bright and has recently retired from the firm. Her practice focused on estate planning, probate, guardianships, conservatorships, trust and estate administration, elder law, business entity formation and transactional business, corporate compliance, and real estate.
Laura worked as an attorney at White and Bright following her graduation from California Western School of Law and admission to the California bar in 1996. During law school, she was the recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award in Estate Planning. She was also the recipient of the Academic Achievement Award for Accounting for Lawyers. Prior to earning her juris doctorate, she earned her Bachelor of Science from San Diego State University, graduating with high honors. She currently lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband, David, who is a founding partner of White and Bright and who has also recently retired.
Larua expertly managed clients throughout North County and the greater San Diego area. Laura greatly expanded White and Bright's corporate law and trust and estate practices. She handled corporate work for a variety of clients, including corporations, limited liability companies, and general partnerships. Her trust administration and litigation work included representation of grantors, trustees, and beneficiaries alike. Her strong work ethic and genial personality are greatly missed, and the firm foundations she helped set into place have allowed White and Bright to continue to grow as a prominent law firm in the North County region and greater San Diego area.