Hon. David D. Perez (Ret.)

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Hon. David D. Perez (Ret.) has presided over thousands of settlements, bench and jury trials during his distinguished 26 years serving on both the Superior and Municipal Courts. He is known for his fair-minded and well-reasoned decisions, quickly grasping the issues and creating a positive atmosphere for settlement. Judge Perez has a reputation for being both resilient and tenacious, qualities that are highly sought after as a neutral.

ADR Experience and Qualifications

  • Judge Perez has special expertise in facilitating settlement of complex, multi-party cases. He is highly sensitive to the emotional issues, and uses innovative techniques to get parties past the obstacles to resolution.
    • Business/Commercial
    • Contracts
    • Employment
    • Partnership Dissolution
    • Entertainment
    • Professional Liability
    • Insurance
    • Probate
    • Real Estate and Property
    • Construction Defect
    • Torts and Personal Injury
    • Biotech

Representative Matters

  • Employment matters involving race, sex, and age discrimination, failure-to-promote, and wrongful termination
  • Business-to-business and Business-to-consumer claims and contract disputes
  • Multi-party partnership dissolution cases
  • Complex probate claims including tax-related issues
  • Insurance bad faith and coverage issues including Malibu fires and Northridge earthquake
  • Multi-million dollar commercial and residential real estate disputes including failure to disclose, breach of contract, and loss of ability to purchase unique property
  • Entertainment claims against studios, talent agency's use of proprietary client base, non-payment of commissions, and parental claims of inappropriate content-based marketing to minors
  • Products liability cases involving medical devices, elevators, ladders, and car jacks
  • Medical malpractice disputes including $16 million settlement in birth injury claim and cosmetic surgery claims
  • Alleged legal malpractice claims regarding consent issues and failure to inform
  • Construction defect matters including HUD-related multi-family units, water intrusion, fungal infestation and claims of impropriety by architect

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

  • Voted one of the 100 Most Influential Latinos in the U.S. by Hispanic Business Magazine
  • California Judges Association, 1975-2001 (Executive Board, 1989-1992)
  • American Judges Association, 1996-1999
  • American Judicature Society, 1967-1990
  • Los Angeles County Presiding Judges Association, 1982-1985 (Vice Chair 1984-1985)
  • Mexican-American Scholarship Foundation Assisting Chicanos in Law (MASFACIL), 1971-1975
  • Uniform Consumer Credit Code Advisory Commission, 1972

Background and Education

  • Judge, Los Angeles County Superior Court, Santa Monica, CA, 1985-2001
  • Judge, East Los Angeles Municipal Court, 1981-1985 (Presiding Judge, 1982, 1984-1985)
  • Judge, Los Angeles Municipal Court, 1975-1981 (Supervising Judge West L.A., 1977-1981)
  • LL.B., Southwestern University, School of Law, 1965
  • B.A., Loyola University, 1959

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