Dave Leonard


There is no substitute for experience and hard work.  Dedication to the matter-at-hand with focus and determination all with a genuine interest in, and caring for, client needs.  This background and value set along with over 20-years of tried and true legal experience is what Dave Leonard brings to Smith Dollar.  Whether a grueling 40-day trial, or multi-million dollar M & A transaction, Dave has been there and has the skill set to give the client confidence knowing that their legal matter is being handled diligently, professionally, and competently.

A corporate officer to multiple corporations and small business owner himself, Dave’s extensive business and legal background encompasses multiple areas including employment, construction, business, corporate, real estate and transactional.  Dave is a litigator, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in small to complex cases in all aspects of litigation, mediation, arbitration and trial.  He enjoys the challenge of using his skill and abilities to obtain the best results possible for his clients; among them including, wineries, investment banking firms, construction companies, lending corporations, large and small business owners, and commercial and residential property buyers and sellers.

Dave has prepared and conducted legal seminars in the areas of Anti-SLAPP, Wage & Hour, Harassment Prevention, Lorman Construction Lien Law Seminar, and most recently obtained Judgment in his client’s favor in a construction-related failure to pay case.


  • B.A., Sonoma State University (1996)
  • J.D., Empire College School of Law (2001)

Bar Admissions

  • All California State Courts
  • United States District Court, Northern District of California

Associations & Memberships

  • Member, North Coast Builders Exchange
  • Member, Sonoma County Bar Association
  • Rohnert Park Chamber of Commerce

A Law Firm Recognized For Excellence

  • Rated by Super Lawyers
  • Top 100 - The National Trial Lawyers
  • AV Preeminent Award from Martindale Hubbell
  • Certified WBENC
  • Women In Business Award by North Bay Business Journal
  • Top Places to Work by North Bay Business Journal
  • Sonoma County Women In Law
  • Sonoma County Bar Association
  • State Bar of California
  • North Coast Builders Exchange
  • Northern California Engineering Contractors Association

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