University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, L.L.B., 1965

San Jose State University, B.S., Business, 1962

Practice Areas

Trusts & Estates
Real Estate

Bar Admissions

State Bar of California
David L. Nevis
Of Counsel    |   (408) 292-1765


Named Partner Dave Nevis has been practicing law at Miller, Morton, Caillat & Nevis, LLP for more than 49 years, including a 25 year term as firmwide managing partner. During his tenure he led the firm through tremendous growth within Santa Clara County, adding some of the region’s largest developers and general contractors to the firm’s client roster. Through Dave’s guidance and experience, the firm established its presence as a comprehensive provider of legal services, and thus, has now developed long-term relationships with many of its clients, representing them in a wide range of legal matters.

Driven by a competitive spirit, Dave began his legal career as a civil litigation attorney with an emphasis on complex construction, business and real estate disputes. Over time, his practice gradually evolved to the role of counselor. Today, Dave provides business, investment and estate planning advice and representation for his clients, utilizing his unique insight and creativity to analyze and resolve complex legal issues.

In recent years, Dave has successfully negotiated commercial leases and development agreements for multi-million dollar properties, helped clients purchase and sell commercial and development projects and guided a multi-million dollar company through restructuring its debts and liabilities via the sale of a portion of its assets. Dave also continues to provide estate planning services and tax advice to both new and long-time clients of the firm and serves as a mentor to many of those within the firm.

Dave has been rated AV® Preeminent™ on Martindale-Hubbell for over 30 years, and was recognized in 2006 as a Northern California Super Lawyer.

  • Santa Clara County Bar Association

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