David Ezra, a principal in the Orange County office of Berger Kahn, has more than 20 years of experience successfully representing clients involved in insurance coverage, employment, business and class action litigation. David is often designated as an expert witness in connection with insurance litigation. He also serves as a mediator, having co-founded IDR Mediation Services in 2005.
As an author of hundreds of opinions who has been directly involved in the investigation and evaluation of countless insurance claims, David also serves as an expert witness is connection with insurance litigation.
David has been selected as one of Orange County’s Top 5 Attorneys in the area of Insurance for several consecutive years by OC Metro magazine. In 2009 and 2010, David was selected as one of Orange County’s Top 5 Attorneys in the Employment category. David also was named to the list of “Top 50″ Orange County Super Lawyers for 2010 – 2014 and is named to the list of “Top 100″ Southern California Super Lawyers for 2013 and 2014.
David has significant appellate experience, obtaining many published (and unpublished) decisions in his clients’ favor, including: Liberty Mut. Fire Ins. Co. v. Central Garden & Pet Co., 2013 Cal.App.Unpub. LEXIS 6245; Farmers Ins. Exch. v. Kim, 2013 Cal.App.Unpub. LEXIS 2309; Lomes v. Hartford Financial Services Group, 88 Cal.App.4th 127 (2001); Continental Casualty Co. v. Superior Court (Paragon), 92 Cal.App.4th 430 (2001); Padilla Construction Co., Inc. v. Transportation Ins. Co.,150 Cal.App.4th 984 (2007); and Molski v. Evergreen Dynasty Corp., 500 F.3d 1047 (9th Cir. 2007).
David writes and speaks extensively on legal topics. Some of David’s publications include:
Loose Lips Sink Ships: Panel Counsel and Confidentiality, Los Angeles Daily Journal, Sept. 16, 2013.
Asterisk: Home Runs, Steroids, and the Rush to Judgment (Triumph Books (2008) (Foreword by Mike Schmidt)).
How Presley Homes Has Changed the Duty to Defend, Los Angeles Lawyer, April 2003.
‘Get Your Ashes Out of My Living Room!’: Controlling Tobacco Smoke in Multi-Unit Residential Housing, 54 Rutgers Law Review 135-189 (2001).
Shedding New Light on the Cumis Doctrine, The Recorder, October, 1998. Sticks and Stones Can Break My Bones But Tobacco Smoke Can Kill Me: Can We Protect Children From Parents that Smoke?, 13 St. Louis University Public Law Review 547-590 (1994).
Separate But Not Equal: Gender Specific Dress Codes and Employment Discrimination, 3 Western State University Journal of Law 119-144 (1994).
‘Get Off Your Butts’: The Employer’s Right to Regulate Employee Smoking, 60 Tennessee Law Review 905-955 (1993).
David believes there’s only one way to practice law — 100% dedication to achieving the client’s objectives.