Professional Licensing, Administrative Law
1995, United States District Court – Eastern District of California
2010, United States District Court – Central District of California
University of the Pacific-McGeorge School of Law, J.D., with Distinction, 1994
Roger J. Traynor Honor Society
Pacific Law Journal
Editor: Symposium: Environmental Restraints on Water Law, 25 PAC. L.J. 901-1129 (1993)
Writer: Review of Selected 1992 California Legislation, 25 PAC. L.J. 591-1101 (1992)
Bethany University (Santa Cruz, CA), B.A., 1985
California State University, East Bay, M.S., 1990
Reported Appellate Decisions
Antelope Valley Groundwater Cases (JCCP No. 4408) (2018) 30 Cal.App.5th 602 (Fifth District); Hall v. The Regents of the University of California (1996) 43 Cal.App.4th 1580 (Third District)
Oakland, California, 1962
W. David Corrick
Mr. Corrick joined the office in 2021, and brings over 26 years of experience as a litigator – representing both plaintiffs and defendants – in state and federal courts, administrative forums, and appellate courts. Mr. Corrick has practiced in diverse areas of law, including medical and legal malpractice, elder abuse, products liability, and civil rights. He has represented a number of high-profile entities in the Sacramento area, including Sutter Health, Catholic Healthcare West, Eskaton, and the Regents of the University of California. Mr. Corrick has also defended attorneys in California State Bar proceedings, and as a deputy attorney general in the Health Quality Enforcement division of the California State Office of the Attorney General, he prosecuted professional licensing discipline matters on behalf of the Medical Board of California, the Physician Assistant Board, and the California Board of Psychology.
Mr. Corrick also holds a Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology from California State University–East Bay, and is a current member of the California Psychological Association. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Corrick worked in a psychiatric hospital where he developed and implemented summer and after-school programs for children.
Volunteer Work – Legal Education
Judge, U.C. Davis School of Law, Frances Carr Internal Trial Competition, 2021
Judge, U.C. Davis School of Law, Asylum and Refugee Moot Court Competition, 2018
Judge, Martin Luther King, Jr. National Civil Rights Trial Competition, 2019-21
Publications (Partial List)
“Physician Discipline in California: Reality Revealed”
(The New Diagnosis; Summer 2013)
Provides candid insight regarding the way the physician discipline system in California actually functions – which too often stands in marked contradiction to how it is statutorily designed to operate – and explains the disciplinary process from initial investigation through appeal. Although focused on physicians, this piece is highly applicable to all healthcare providers who hold professional licenses.
“The Poet Lawyereate and Restitution Orders”
(Plaintiff, July 2013)
People v. Vasquez (2010) 190 Cal.App.4th 1126 – a case involving the intersection of a criminal restitution order and a civil settlement – illustrates the importance of approaching the practice of law with foresight, creativity, and integrity. This piece contends that the lawyer who pursues prose and disdains the prosaic will better serve client needs, and will enjoy greater personal enrichment and professional satisfaction.
“Don’t Mix Zucchinis with Cucumbers or You May End Up in Lodi”
(Plaintiff, May 2013)
Distinguishes the two main types of healthcare services contracts in California, and specifically explores the applicability of arbitration clauses in healthcare services contracts to non-signatory heirs in wrongful death cases premised on alleged medical negligence.