Hon. David D. Perez (Ret.)

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Professional Liability
During his 26 years of experience as a trial judge on the Los Angeles Superior Court, Judge David Perez has presided over numerous jury trials involving medical, dental, legal, and other professional malpractice issues.

As a skillful mediator and arbitrator, he has earned a reputation as an effective neutral who has in-depth knowledge of the law and technical issues. Judge Perez’s expertise provides parties the best chance of resolving disputes regardless of their complexity or sensitivity.

Representative Matters

  • Alleged purposeful negligence by research facility’s senior staff, which resulted in patients who were part of a research project where they were being treated contra to federal and state guidelines
  • Dental malpractice wherein oral surgery on patient resulted in nerve damage
  • Lawsuit against OB/GYN for failure to deliver the baby early, resulting in brain damage to the infant
  • Legal action against a pharmacy for filling a prescription with the wrong dosage causing severe psychological and physical injury to plaintiff
  • Legal action by developer of a large residential tract against architectural firm that provided designs causing some homes to be built over public easements
  • Legal malpractice against attorney for negligently setting up several family trusts, which resulted in audits and loss of tax benefits
  • Legal malpractice claim alleging law firm improperly drafted agreement between inventor and manufacturer, which resulted in the inventor failing to receive stock dividends
  • Legal malpractice where, in the underlying case, plaintiff was rendered a quadriplegic in a motorcycle vs. auto accident and a jury verdict was for the defendant
  • Medical claim against University Medical Center and staff for improper surgery and subsequent care
  • Medical claim that E.R. personnel failed to properly diagnose spinal cord injury to a traffic accident victim, which resulted in partial paralysis
  • Professional liability case involving faulty tax advice to client, which resulted in a major tax liability

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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