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David Berke

David Berke

Attorney at Law

Woodland Hills
California
Licensed in
CA
University of
California at Los Angeles
School of Law
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About
David graduated from UCLA law school just outside of the top 10% of his class. He specializes in complex and business litigation, including but not limited to class actions, breach of contract, professional liability, employment, insurance, trade secret, and some other unusual issues. David's office is in Los Angeles, and he represents client throughout Southern California.

David's experience includes six years experience at a complex litigation boutique representing large corporate clients and top international law firms and four years at an insurance coverage boutique.

David specializes in winning cases short of trial and on appeal,
… read more but efficiently settles matters where appropriate.
14
Years
experience

Representative Clients

Practice Areas

Client Reviews

5.0
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines
out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"I have a small business and David is my business lawyer. I had an independent contractor leave and make nasty threats to me. I had been paying her well for several years and was very flexible with her, but this woman wanted more money and had made mistakes with calculations on her time sheets wanting money she felt she was owed. David counseled me about legally what my position was and what my options were. I was able to make this pest go away after much contention with David’s intervention and assistance. I was told that this could have been a hugely expensive lawsuit. David was able to get her to sign a release of claims to avoid any future dispute. For entrepreneurs who don’t have a budget for employees, David can teach you how to hire independent contractors and avoid disputes. I recommend him as someone able to help me stay calm in a stressful situation and persuasive enough to deal with someone who is making threats to report you to the IRS!"

Employment Dispute
Posted on Jul 12, 2017
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"I am a business transactional attorney, and I found David while looking for an experienced litigator for a client and was impressed with David’s experience with business litigation and legal malpractice issues. David is an excellent attorney and I highly recommend him! Starting from the initial consultation, he took the time to fully understand the client’s needs, while being very generous with his time, and wisely advising the client throughout the matter. He is one of the best attorneys that I’ve worked with because he is skilled at understanding a barrage of legal issues, yet grasping the key winning arguments and eloquently and persuasively articulating them in a clear and concise manner. His writing was particularly persuasive, and prepared in record time. Again, I highly recommend him as a careful, diligent, zealous advocate!"

Commercial Litigation Defense
Posted on Apr 19, 2017

Work History

Chamberlin & Keaster LLP

Senior Counsel

Oct 2015 - Present

As senior counsel at Chamberlin & Keaster, I represent businesses and professionals in litigation and alternative dispute resolution. I assist clients with issues ranging from contract disputes to employment to professional liability to insurance coverage to complex and/or class actions. I also assist clients who are the subject of an EEOC/DFEH investigation.

Oct 2015 - Present

Selman Breitman

Attorney

Jul 2013 - Oct 2015

At Selman Breitman, I primarily represented large insurance companies, in insurance coverage litigation, I specialized in winning cases well before trial, including preparing and arguing successful demurrers, motions to dismiss, summary judgment motions, appellate briefs, and discovery and procedural motions. I also conducted discovery, depositions, and mediations.

Jul 2013 - Oct 2015

Gaims, Weil, West, & Epstein LLP

Associate

May 2007 - Jul 2013

While working at the Gaims firm, I represented clients in a wide variety of high exposure litigation, including class actions, breach of contract, employment and employment discrimination, finder's fee disputes, trade secret, and other employment matters. The firm also specialized in defending large multinational law firms against malpractice claims.

May 2007 - Jul 2013

Selman Breitman

Associate

May 2005 - May 2007

I represented large insurance companies in bad faith insurance coverage litigation and wrote coverage opinions. I specialized in winning cases before trial, including preparing successful demurrers, summary judgment motions, and discovery and procedural motions. I also conducted discovery, depositions, and mediations.

May 2005 - May 2007

Yukevich & Sonnett LLP

Associate

Nov 2003 - May 2004

At Yukevich & Sonnett LLP (later Yukevich Cavanaugh LLP), I primarily defended car and tire manufacturers against products liability claims, developing experience in depositions, discovery, law and motion, and familiarity with the courts.

Nov 2003 - May 2004

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