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In 1989, Long before law school, I graduated from the Paramedic program at what is now UCLA’s Center for Prehospital Care. For most of the next decade I responded to 911 calls in cities throughout Los Angeles County. By the turn of the century, I had traveled around the country working with distressed EMS agencies and took over as the Director of Operations for the largest ambulance provider in the State of Maryland managing scores of emergency vehicles and hundreds of employees.

Now, decades later, I find myself fulfilling the same needs I did all those years ago: Just like a Paramedic, as a defense attorney, I am there on very short notice and when clients are facing – what they believe to be – the worst moments of their lives; I am confronted with difficult and sometimes near hopeless situations; I am forced to act fast and think faster under tremendous pressure to achieve the best possible result and there is little room for error and usually no second chances. For me, years of life and death decision-making was the perfect testing ground for being a defense attorney.

Since the beginning of this law practice, clients have come to depend on me to defend their reputations, their livelihoods, and in many cases their freedom. I have and continue to work diligently to treat every client as if he or she is the most important, because when I am working on their case, they ARE the most important client. But don’t take my word for it, have a look at my case results or see what people are saying about me.

As your attorney, I will bring real world experience and a cool, calm and collected head to your particular legal situation. Most of all, I will be there when you need me, I will talk when you need to talk, and I will fight!


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
  3. Domestic Violence: 20%



Fixed (always), Free consultation (120 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • James George Carter

    I had the pleasure of working with David in another career for both of us. His passion for clients was seen in that career and only carries over into being an excellent lawyer. I know without a doubt that David gives 100% to each and every client for the best outcome. I endorse this lawyer 100%.


    James Carter Criminal Defense Attorney
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  • Justin Lo

    David's a great lawyer who understands his clients needs and knows how to put together a strong legal defense to help his clients out in difficult cases.


    Justin Lo Immigration Attorney
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Contact info

Law Offices of David J. Givot, PLC

3780 Kilroy Airport Way.
Suite. 200
Long Beach, CA, 90806


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers in Southern CaliforniaThe National Trial Lawyer2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of David J. Givot2008 - Present
Director of OperationsRural Metro Medical Services1999 - 2001
ConsultantFrontline Development1998 - 2000
EMT/ParamedicAmerican Medical Response1987 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
North Orange County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationMember2008 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Felony Possession of Assault WeaponsDismissed
Felony Lewd Act with a MinorDismissed
Felony Possession of Controlled SubstanceDismissed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Abraham Lincoln UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
University of California - Los AngelesCenter for Prehospital CareMICP - Prehospital Emergency Medicine1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
UCLA Paramedic RefresherThe Law & EMS 20142013
EMSPire 2013The Legal Future of EMS2013
WAVE 2012Social Media: Think Twice, Post Once2012
LAFD Air Ops ConferenceSocial Media: Think Twice, Post Once2012
EMSPire 2012EMS Documentation2012
Oregon EMS ConferenceThe Law & EMS 20112011
Concepts in TraumaEMS/Legal Marathon2010