Hon. David D. Perez (Ret.)

T: 310-392-3044
F: 310-396-7576
Available nationwide
Employment
Judge Perez has mediated, arbitrated, and served as trial judge in numerous cases involving allegations of wrongful termination, sexual harassment, hostile work environment, age bias, discriminatory promotion practices, and ERISA.

Judge Perez brings a strong sensitivity to employment law disputes and uses creative approaches to resolve cases.

Representative Matters

  • Case involving same-sex harassment between V.P. of company and division manager
  • Claim by chemist that she accepted job offer based on employer’s false representations and moved to this country after terminating employment where she was number one in seniority
  • Claim involving the violation of American Disability Act by a large distribution company
  • Class action involving claims of sexual harassment, discriminatory promotion practices, and “glass ceiling” claims
  • Dispute between general partners of a large residential building company and senior officers of the company
  • Dispute between manufacturer and its sole distributor involving hiring and termination of key employees
  • Failure to promote based on age discrimination in a large retail automobile agency
  • Hostile work environment created by management’s failure to enforce their own rules
  • Multiple employees of an entertainment company alleged improper touching and sexual remarks
  • Racial discrimination claim by employees of a plastic manufacturing company
  • Senior employee in accounting department of a large company claims he was terminated for whistle-blowing about inflated billings
  • Sexual harassment by several employers of a major restaurant chain against minority female employee
  • Wrongful discharge allegation by senior executive officer of a major financial institution
  • Wrongful discharge of a key employee of a medical consulting firm
  • Wrongful discharge of a senior employee of a publishing company
  • Wrongful termination based on gender discrimination in a large apparel manufacturing company
  • Wrongful termination claims by several employees trying to organize other employees to complain about working conditions

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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