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David Perez

Hon. David D. Perez (Ret.)

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Mojgan Binder
T: 310-309-6204
F: 310-396-7576
1925 Century Park East, Suite 1400, The Watt Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90067


With 26 years of experience serving on both the Superior and Municipal courts, Judge David Perez has presided over hundreds of jury trials involving the full range of business/commercial disputes. Since his retirement from the bench, Judge Perez has earned a reputation as an effective mediator who is sensitive to emotional issues, thinks creatively, and is willing to work the extra hours needed to achieve a fair settlement.

Judge Perez brings his vast knowledge and experience to the mediation process and has resolved complex multi-party cases involving the following issues:

  • Accounting
  • Attorney Fee Disputes
  • Contract
  • Construction Defects
  • Corporations
  • Equity
  • Insurance
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Unfair Business Practices
  • Inverse Condemnation
  • Municipal Law
  • Nuisance
  • Partnerships
  • Unfair Competition
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Franchise Infringement
  • Auto Dealer Claims
  • Partnership Dissolutions

Representative Matters

  • Attorney fee dispute alleging excessive fees in a probate matter
  • Attorney fee disputes alleging excessive fees in a Family Law matter
  • Breach of contract by a general contractor building a 150 unit apartment building specifically funded by federal money for first time low-end buyers who were subsidized until they could afford to buy their first homes
  • Breach of fiduciary duties by trustees of large estate wherein beneficiaries alleged they suffered multi-million dollar losses
  • Business breach of contract dispute wherein a holder of patent on a new product to help nicotine addicted individuals was not paid royalties by the distributor/manufacturer
  • Claim by law firm for business breach of contract against architect/designer over defects in renovation’s design and workmanship
  • Claim by pay phone company that buyer’s failure to perform according to the contract resulted in a $25 million loss
  • Commercial dispute between major electronic manufacturer and its distributor in South East Asia over payments for sale of components and servicing contracts
  • Contract dispute between owner of several senior citizen residential complex developments and property management company involving the wrongful withholding of monthly rentals totaling nearly $400,000 per month
  • Contract dispute by owner of 120 acres of undeveloped land in an exclusive high-end community with a developer who failed to secure proper residential/commercial permits in time to secure favorable financial loan terms
  • Contract dispute for $4.2 million involving a party who agreed to buy used computers from a major manufacturer for an agreed price only to discover they were receiving a fraction of the total
  • Dispute between company and employee over unpaid pension and medical benefits
  • Dispute between two founding partners of a very successful high-end retail optical company
  • Legal malpractice dispute involving client’s loss of more than $10 million
  • Multiple fraudulent misrepresentation cases involving sellers and buyers of businesses
  • Specific performance of a residential sale agreement wherein buyer agreed to purchase a unique four-bedroom condominium situated on one floor in an exclusive community only to have the seller refuse to close escrow
  • Unfair competition dispute between companies dealing in the manufacture and installation of oil drilling rig equipment
  • 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
  • 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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