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David B. Van Etten is a trial lawyer with more than 30 years of experience. His practice focuses on the areas of employment law, commercial litigation, intellectual property disputes, product liability and toxic torts, and other personal injury matters.

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  1. Discrimination: 20%
  2. Intellectual Property: 20%
  3. Employment: 20%
  4. Libel: 10%
  5. Other: 30%
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Van Etten Sipprelle LLP

2801 Townsgate Rd Ste 210
Westlake Village, CA, 91361

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive198511/22/2015
ILVoluntarily Inactive198111/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Southern California Super LawyersLaw & Politics Media2012
2012 Top Rated Lawyers® Annual Guide to Intellectual PropertyALM Media2012
Southern California Super LawyersLaw & Politics Media2011
Southern California Super LawyersLaw & Politics Media2010
Super Lawyer, Corporate Counsel EditionLaw & Politics Media2009
Southern California Super LawyersLaw & Politics Media2008
Southern California Super LawyersLaw & Politics Media2007
Southern California Super LawyersLaw & Politics Media2006
AV® Preeminent RatingMartindale-Hubbell®2006
Southern California Super LawyersLaw & Politics Media2005
Southern California Super LawyersLaw & Politics Media2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerVan Etten Sipprelle LLP2014 - Present
Managing PartnerVan Etten Suzumoto & Sipprelle LLP2009 - Present
Managing Partner, Los Angeles OfficeMcGuireWoods LLP2006 - 2009
Managing ParnterVan Etten Suzumoto & Becket LLP1996 - 2006
PartnerPillsbury Madison & Sutro LLP1991 - 1996
PartnerLillick & McHose LLP1985 - 1991
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Ventura County Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionN/A1991 - Present
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionN/A1991 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaN/A1985 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Litigation SectionN/A1985 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationN/A1985 - Present
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionN/A1981 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A1981 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationN/A1981 - Present
Ventura County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionN/AN/A
Ventura County Bar Association, Business Litigation SectionN/AN/A
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
Loyola University ChicagoPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1977