Dolkas Consulting
Dolkas Consulting


Helping lawyers map cases and careers

About Dave Dolkas

Dave Dolkas trains and coaches lawyers on how to MAP cases and map careers. Before founding Dolkas Consulting, Dave was a partner with McDermott Will & Emery in its Silicon Valley office. Dave was a litigator and trial attorney for over thirty years. He tried over thirty jury and judge trials in state and federal courts and in the International Trade Commission. After his last trial in November 2017—a patent infringement case brought in the Eastern District of Texas—Dave was named as Trial Lawyer of the Week by American Lawyer. Dave served as an adjunct instructor for twelve years at Santa Clara University School of Law. Dave is a frequent speaker at CLE seminars and the author of numerous articles on managing and presenting complex litigation. In 2014, LexisNexis published his book Managing Complex Litigation: A Guide to MAP (Manage, Analyze, and Present) a Complex IP Case. The fourth edition of his book will be released in the spring of 2018.

Dave began his teaching career in 1992 and has taught courses across the country to countless bar associations and CLE providers, including the American Institute of Intellectual Property Lawyers, Defense Research Institute, Sedona Conference, State Bar of California and the United States Department of Justice. 

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Palo Alto, California

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(650) 269-9949