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David Michael Derubertis

David Michael Derubertis

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Personal Injury, Litigation

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2000

  1. Employment & Labor: 70%
    14 years
  2. Litigation: 15%
    14 years
  3. Personal Injury: 15%
    14 years

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Contact Info

4219 Coldwater Canyon Avenue
Studio City, CA, 91604

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive200005/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Trial Lawyer of the YearConsumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles2014
Best Law Firms - Employment Law IndividualsBest Lawyers in America2014
Best Lawyers - Employment Law - IndividualsBest Lawyers in America2014
Top 100 SuperlawyerLaw & Politics Media2014
Top 100 Trial LawyerThe National Trial Lawyers Association (Formerly, The ATLA)2014
Califonia Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY)California Lawyer Magazine2014
Lawyer of Year - Employment Law - Individuals (Los Angeles)Best Lawyers in America2014
Top 100 Trial LawyerThe National Trial Lawyes (Formerly, The ATLA)2013
Top 100 Southern California SuperLawyerLaw & Politics Media2013
Top Labor & Employment LawyerLos Angeles Daily Journal2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Best Law Firms - Employment Law IndividualsBest Lawyers in America2013
Best Lawyers - Employment Law - IndividualsBest Lawyers in America2013
Top 100 Trial LawyerThe National Trial Lawyers Association (Formerly, The ATLA)2013
Top Labor & Employment LawyerLos Angeles Daily Journal2012
Best Lawyers - Employment Law - IndividualsBest Lawyers2012
Top 40 Trial Lawyer Under 40The National Trial Lawyers (Formerly, The ATLA)2012
Top 100 Trial Lawyers (California)The National Trial Lawyers Association (Formerly, The American Trial Lawyers Association)2012
Top 100 Southern California SuperLawyersSouthern California Law & Politics2012
Top 100 Trial Lawyers (California)The National Trial Lawyers Association (Formerly, The American Trial Lawyers Association)2011
Top Labor & Employment LawyersDaily Journal (Los Angeles and San Francisco)2011
Joseph Posner AwardCalifornia Employment Lawyers Association2011
Top 100 Southern California SuperLawyersSouthern California Law & Politics2011
Super Lawyer, Plaintiff's Employment LitigationSouthern California Law & Politics2010
Top 10 Plaintiff's Employment Lawyers in CaliforniaDaily Journal (Los Angeles and San Francisco)2010
Top 100 Trial Lawyers (California)The American Trial Lawyers Association2010
Top 100 Trial Lawyers (California)The American Trial Lawyers Association2009
Trial Lawyer of the Year, NomineeConsumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles2009
Top 10 Plaintiff's Employment Lawyers in CaliforniaDaily Journal (Los Angeles & San Francisco)2009
Super Lawyer, Rising Star, Plaintiff's Employment LitigationSouthern California Super Lawyers2009
Super Lawyer, Rising Star, Plaintiff's Employment LitigationSouthern California Law & Politics2008
Top 100 Trial Lawyers (California)The American Trial Lawyers Association2008
Super Lawyer, Rising Star, Plaintiff's Employment LitigationSouthern California Law & Politics2007
Super Lawyer, Rising Star, Plaintiff's Employment LitigationSouthern California Law & Politics2006
Super Lawyer, Rising Star, Plaintiff's Employment LitigationSouthern California Law & Politics2005

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Consumer Attorney Association of Los AngelesBoard of Governors2014 - Present
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesBoard of Governors2014 - Present
American Board of Trial AdvocatesAssociate2012 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaBoard of Governors2011 - Present
California Employment Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors2007 - Present
Los Angeles Trial Lawyers CharitiesFounding Director2006 - Present
California State Bar Labor & Employment Law SectionExecutive Committee2005 - 2008

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Roby v. McKesson HBOC (2009) 47 Cal.4th 686$19 million jury verdict
Lonicki v. Sutter Health Central (2008) 43 Cal.4th 201Reversal of judgment at California Supreme Court
Butler v. The Vons Companies, Inc. (2006) 140 Cal.App.4th 943Reversal of summary judgment

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
The Advocate-Journal of Consumers Attorneys AssociationHarris v. City of Santa Monica: a New Standard in California2013
The Advocate-Journal of Consumers Attorneys AssociationPitfalls to Avoid in Working-Up Employment Cases2012
The Advocate-Journal of Consumers Attorneys Association“Telling Your Employment Story with Thematic Visual Images”2011
The Advocate-Journal of Consumers Attorneys Association“Employment Disability And the Interactive Process: Is Proof an Effective Accommodation Required to Establish a Prima Facie Interactive Process Violation”2010
The Advocate-Journal of Consumers Attorneys Association“Admissibility of Statements Reflecting Unlawful Animus: Overcoming ‘Stray Remarks’ and Hearsay Objections”2010
Advocate (Journal of Consumer Attorneys Association for Southern California)Protecting Your Sexual Harassment Plaintiff from the Jury’s Sometimes Harsh Judgment2009
Advocate (Journal of the Consumer Attorneys Associations for Southern California)Reasonable Accommodation and Disability Discrimination Cases: CACI Instructions Fall Short2008
Advocate (Journal of the Consumer Attorneys Associations for Southern California)Mitigation of Wage Loss Damages: Know the Rules and Hold the Defendant to Them2007
Advocate (Journal of the Consumer Attorneys Associations for Southern California)Securing Punitive Damages in Employment Cases: The Requirement of Malicious Conduct by an Officer, Director or Managing Agent2007
Advocate (Journal of the Consumer Attorneys Associations for Southern California)Demonstrative Evidence in the Employment Trial: Keeping Your Story Simple2007
Advocate (Journal of the Consumer Attorneys Associations of Southern California)Reasonable Accommodation and Disability Discrimination Claims Arising Out of Industrial Injuries2006
Forum (Journal of the Consumer Attorneys Association of California)Juror Bias in Employment Cases: Turning the Tort Reform-Minded Juror into Your Ally in Employment Trials2006
Advocate (Journal of the Consumer Attorneys Associations of Southern California)Miller & Yanowitz: The California Supreme Court Strengthens California's Anti-Retaliation Protections2005
Forum (Journal of the Consumer Attorneys of California)The ABCs of Disability Discrimination Claims2004
Advocate (Journal of the Consumer Attorneys Associations of Southern California)The Limits of an Employer’s Prerogative to Invade the Privacy of Its Employees: The Creation of the Employer/Employee Relationship Does Not Abrogate the Constitutionally Guaranteed Right to Privacy: Parts I & II.1997
Daily JournalHouse Rules: The Admissibility Standards in Landlord Harassment Cases1997
Rutter Guide Employment LitigationContributing Editor to "Disability Discrimination" ChapterN/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law SchoolSumma Cum Laude (#2 Overall Class Rank)JD - Juris Doctor2000
Univ of California at Los AngelesHistory (Magna Cum Laude)BA - Bachelor of Arts1996

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
WebinarHarris v. City of Santa Monica2013
Skills SeminarKey Note Luncheon Address2013
Labor & Employment Law SectionHarris v. City of Santa Monica2013
Labor & Employment Law SectionHarris v. City of Santa Monica: Supreme Court Watch List2013
Annual Vegas SeminarHarris v. City of Santa Monica2013
Annual ConferenceHarris v. City of Santa Monica2013
Practice Management Committee SeminarCo-Counseling Roundtable2012
Labor & Employment Law SectionBeyond Brinker: Give Me a Break! Meal Breaks, Rest Breaks, the Rolling Five and the Future of Class Actions2012
Annual Vegas Seminar"Employment Law Roundtable: Plaintiff, Defense and Judicial Perspectives"2012
Annual Skills SeminarConducting Focus Groups2012
Annual ConferenceVisualizing Your Evidence2012
State Bar of California Labor & Employment Law Section"Recent Developments in Disability Discrimination Law in California"2011
National Employment Lawyers Association“Visualizing Your Evidence”2011
National Employment Lawyers Association“Trial Advocacy for the Plaintiff’s Employment Lawyer, Practical Skills Group Leader”2011
Los Angeles County Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section"Employee Accommodations: Are Social Changes Redefining the Workplace"2011
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles"Employment Law Roundtable: Plaintiff, Defense and Judicial Perspectives"2011
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles“Trial Lawyers in Action: A Practical Workshop” [delivered mock closing argument]2011
California Employment Lawyers Association“Discrimination/Harassment Track: Trying Discrimination and Harassment Cases”2011
California Employment Lawyers Association“Using Personal Injury Themes in Employment Cases”2011
California Employment Law UpdateCalifornia Employment Law Update: Key Wange and Hour Developments2011
BHBA L&E SectionDisability Discrimination and Worker's Compensation Crossover Issues, Leaves of Absence and Mediating Them2010
SCMA: Annual Employment Mediation ConferenceUsing Worker’s Compensation to Help Get the Case Settled?2009
NELA Annual ConventionCalifornia Employment Law Update2009
LACBA Saturday Morning SeminarMock Trial of Employment Case2009
CELA Trial Practice SeminarMock Trial of Employment Case2009
CAALA Annual Vegas ConventionDisability, Medical Condition and Family Leave Cases2009
SCMA: Annual Employment Mediation ConferenceCan Workers' Compensation Help Get the Case Settled?2008
SBL&E: Disability Discrimination SeriesDiscovery in Disability Discrimination Case2008
SBL&E: Disability Discrimination SeriesTrial in a Disability Discrimination Case2008
SBL&E Annual ConferenceDisability Discrimination: How Is Green Shaking Out in Practice?2008
OCEL: Dinner ProgramTrial Case Study2008
OCBA L&E SectionDysfuctional Employee Behavior: When is it a medical condition that needs to be accommodated and at what time is it a threat to others?2008
Annual Regional Trial Lawyers ConferenceEmployment Law for the Personal Injury Practitioner: How to Spot Employment Cases in Your PI Intakes: Disability Discrimination and Reasonable Accommodations2008
SBL&E Annual Public Sector ConferenceMastering the Courtroom: Strategies and Practical Advice for Employment Law Trials2007
LACBA Saturday Morning SeminarSuccessful Trial Techniques & Strategies in Employment Law Trials: A Mock Trial Demonstration of a Disability Discrimination Trial2007
CELA Disability Discrimination Practical SeminarFraming the Case: Disability Discrimination Practical Seminar2007
CELA Disability Discrimination Practical SeminarDiscovery Gold: Disability Discrimination Practical Seminar2007
CELA Disability Discrimination Practical SeminarDiscovery Gold: Disability Discrimination Practical Seminar2007
CELA Disability Discrimination Practical SeminarThe Trial Cometh: Disability Discrimination Practical Seminar2007
CAALA MSJ SeminarNuts and Bolts of Litigating an Employment Case from Intake to Settlement: Opposing Motions for Summary Judgment2007
CAALA Annual Vegas ConventionEmployment Discrimination and Reasonable Accommodation Law Regarding Industrially-Injured Workers: Cross-Over Issues Between Reasonable Accommodation and Worker’s Compensation2007
NELA Annual ConventionA Comparison of the California and Federal Disability Discrimination Law2006
CELA Annual ConventionTrial Victories: Tips from the Trenches,2006
CAOC College of Trial Arts SeminarVerdict for Plaintiff: Trials and Tribulations of Employment Litigation: How to Win the Unwinnable Case2006
SBL&E Annual Public Sector ConferenceAnnual Update on Employment Law2005
SBL&E Annual ConferenceNavigating the Leave of Absence Quagmire: Advanced Topics in Leaves of Absence2005
SBL&EEmployment Law for the General Practitioner: Representing the Injured Worker2005
Regional Trial Lawyers Association Annual ConferenceMaximizing Value of Your Disability Discrimination/Reasonable Accommodation Case2005
LACBA Saturday Morning SeminarHandling Disability Discrimination and Reasonable Accommodation Cases2005
CELA Employment Law 101 SeminarEmployment Law 101: Discovery2005
CELA Annual ConventionTrial Technology in the 21st Century2005
CAOC College of Trial Arts SeminarHow Not to Disable Your Disability Discrimination/Reasonable Accommodations Case2005
Southern California RoundtableThe California Labor Code and Labor Code Private Attorney General Act of 20042004
LACBA Saturday Morning SeminarThe California Labor Code and Labor Code Private Attorney General Act of 20042004
LACBA Labor & Employment Annual ConferenceAnnual Update on Employment Law2004
CELA Public Sector ConferenceUnique Elements of Public Sector Cases2004
CELA Annual ConventionTrial Victories2004
CEBPunitive Damages in California: Maximizing Success or Minimizing Exposure2004
CAAA Annual ConventionCrossover Issues in Employment Law and Worker’s Compensation2004
CELA Annual ConventionNavigating the Disability Case Quagmire: Handling Disability and Family/Medical Leave Cases2003
CAAA Annual ConventionRepresenting Public Employees in Employment Lawsuits2003
BHBA L&E SectionInnovative Tools for the Use in Employment Litigation: Business & Professions Code Section 17200, et seq. and the Investigative Consumer Credit Reporting Act,2003
CAALA Annual Vegas ConventionLitigating Employment Cases Where and How You Want: Responding to Employment Defense Tactics on Arbitration, Removal and Preemption2002
Annual Symposium"Employee Accommodations: Are Social Changes Redefining the Workplace"N/A