W. David Holsberry

David is a partner in MSH's San Francisco Office. He represents labor unions and their members in both the public and private sectors. He appears on behalf of unions and individual members in labor arbitrations. He has also been involved in a number of cases seeking statutory interpretations to increase the retirement benefits of public employees and retirees, including the seminal Figuera v. PERS, a statewide plaintiff and defendant class action which accomplished that end. He also represents Taft-Hartley trust funds and individual victims of discrimination.

David serves as a mediator for the United States District Court, as an arbitrator for the San Francisco Bar Association, and as a hearing officer for the San Francisco Office of Citizen Complaints.



San Francisco
(415) 597-7200
Fax: (415) 597-7201





BA, University of California, Davis

JD, University of San Francisco


Livadas v. Bradshaw
512 U.S. 107, 114 S.Ct. 2068 (1994)

International Brotherhood of Teamsters v. Fleming Companies
1999 OK 3, 975 P.2d 907 (1999)

Sahara Gaming Corp. v. Culinary Workers Union, Local 226
115 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 32, 984 P.2d 164 (1999)

Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees International Union v. Davis
21 Cal.4th 585, 981 P.2d 990 (1999)

Barany v. Buller
670 F.2d 726 (7th Cir. 1980)

Teamsters Local 135 v. Jefferson Trucking
628 F.2d 1023 (7th Cir. 1980)

Bugg v. Int. Union of Allied Indus. Workers of America, Local 507
674 F.2d 595 (7th Cir. 1982)

Smith's Food King v. Electrical Workers
737 F.2d 788 (9th Cir. 1984)

Award Service, Inc. v. Northern California Retail Clerks Union and Food Employers Joint Pension Trust
Fund, 774 F.2d 1391 (9th Cir. 1985)

Riverboat Casino v. Local Joint Exec. Board
817 F.2d 524 (9th Cir. 1987)

Local Joint Executive Board v. Royal Center, Inc.
796 F.2d 1159 (9th Cir. 1986)

In re Landmark Hotel & Casino, Inc.
872 F.2d 857 (9th Cir. 1989)

United Paperworkers International Union v. International Paper
985 F.2d 1190 (2nd Cir. 1993)

In re Pacific Enterprises Securities Litigation
47 F.3d 373 (9th Cir.1995)

Chambers v. Briggs & Stratton Corp.
893 F.Supp. 861 (ED WI 1995)

Coast Hotels and Casinos, Inc. v. Culinary Workers Union Local 226
35 F.Supp.2d 765 (D.NV 1999)

Venetian Casino Resort, L.L.C. v. Local Joint Executive Bd. of Las Vegas
45 F.Supp.2d 1027 (D.NV 1999)

In re Indian Gaming Related Cases
147 F.Supp.2d 1011 (ND CA 2001)

Bailey v. Truck Driver's Local 414 IB of T.C.W. & H.
419 N.E.2d 769 (Ind.App., 1981)