Bona, A. David

David A. Bona
Phone: 415-391-9857
Fax: 415-391-3898
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David Bona is a partner with the San Francisco based law firm, Carlson, Calladine & Peterson LLP. Mr. Bona has devoted the majority of his career to defending his clients in high-exposure, complex litigation, including cases involving wildland fire, floods, equipment failures, catastrophic injury and wrongful death.

Mr. Bona has in-depth knowledge of forensic investigation techniques and the admissibility of technical and scientific evidence.  He also has extensive experience using remote sensing technologies for catastrophic loss investigation, complex damages analysis, fire progression analysis and other issues that arise in complex litigation.  Mr. Bona routinely handles mass-tort cases involving thousands of parties in California, Texas and other states. He has managed all aspects of multi-party, complex litigation, including e-discovery, technical and scientific subject matters and evidence, binding arbitration, alternative dispute resolution and multiple trials.

Mr. Bona received his B.A. from the University of Utah and his J.D. from the UCLA School of Law. He is admitted to the California Bar and the Texas Bar.  Mr. Bona is a regular speaker in matters involving catastrophic loss investigation, multi-party litigation strategies and wildland fire litigation.  When not practicing law, David enjoys traveling with his family, cycling and basketball.

Areas of Practice

  • Wildland Fire Litigation, including: Property Damage, Products Liability, Premises Liability
  • Catastrophic Injury Defense


  • UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. – 2000
  • University of Utah, Salt Lake City
    • B.A. – 1997

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of California, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada