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David Bruce Parker

Litigation Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 47 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1976
    Active No misconduct found

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About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Ethics and professional responsibility
    Defend and prosecute legal malpractice and other professional liability actions; expert witness and consultant in legal ethics, professional responsibility, defense of State Bar investigations, partnership disputes, loss prevention, and professional liability insurance

    47 years

  2. Litigation
    Prosecution and defense of a wide range of business and commercial matters; prosecution and defense of legal malpractice and other professional liability actions, and business insurance

    47 years

I am often called a Lawyer's' Lawyer, which means more than being go to counsel for lawyers in trouble or need of advice. It means that lawyers, who are the best judge of the quality of our work and our devotion to clients and, yes, winning, come to us and refer their own clients. I am first, last and always, a trial lawyer. I try business cases, professional liability cases, insurance cases. Uniquely, our firm represents both clients and lawyers in professional liability cases. At the end of the day, the quality of lawyer is measured not only in clients and victories, but in service to the profession and the community. I try to live by that measure.


David Bruce Parker
800 West Sixth Street
Suite 500
Los Angeles, CA, 90017
Parker Mills, LLP
800 West Sixth Street
Suite 500
Los Angeles, CA, 90017
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Posted by anonymous | September 22, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
David Parker was recommended to me by other lawyers --and a peer recommendation, by lawyers who know good legal work when they see it, is the best referral there is. And he was as reputed, a "class act." Knew his stuff, and was rather astoundingly responsive, even to the point of working on a weekend, You could not ask for better service. Thank you, David.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 450-600 per hour
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Parker Mills LLP
  • 1995 - 2017


  • Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • Univ of California at Los Angeles
  • undergraduate
  • 1972

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Yvette Marine v. Virgin Records
  • Defense verdict
  • Bergen Brunswig v. Latham & Watkins
  • Defense verdict, including cross-complaint for fee
  • Madgett v. Bryan Cave
  • Defense verdict
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  • American Board of Trial Advocates (Los Angeles Chapter)
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Committee on Professional Responsibility and Ethics
  • Member; Former Chair
  • 1999 - Present
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • Member; former member of Board of Governors
  • 1985 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Committee on Mandatory Fee Arbitration
  • 2013 - 2016
  • State Bar of California, Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Disciplinary Committee of the U.S. District Court, Central District
  • Member; Co-chair
  • 2007 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Super Lawyers of Southern California
  • SuperLawers
  • 2015
  • AV rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1993
  • Order of the Coif
  • UCLA School of Law
  • 1976
  • Associate Editor, UCLA Law Review
  • UCLA School of Law
  • 1975
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  • Insights: The Corporate & Securities Law Advisor
  • Law Firm Liability Under the Federal Securities Laws
  • 1992
  • California Litigation Magazine
  • In Defense of the Litigation Privilege
  • 1988
  • Loyola Law Review
  • Attorney Liability Under the Securities Laws After Ernst & Ernst v. Hochfelder
  • 1977
  • UCLA Law Review
  • Juveniles in the Criminal Courts: A Substantive View of the Fitness Decision
  • 1976
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Speaking Engagements

  • Statewide Ethics Symposium
  • “Advance Absolution: Ten Deadly Sins in Attorney-Client Engagement Agreemen
  • 2009
  • State Bar of California Annual Conference
  • “Avoiding Involuntary Pro Bono Work: Form the Attorney-Client Relationship and Collecting Fees”,
  • 2009
  • Real Estate Restructuring
  • Ethics: Considerations for Working with Distress Properties
  • 2009
  • Nuts & Bolts: Basic Litigation Skills: Essential Tools for Lawyers
  • Blockbuster Ethics Cases: Things You Need to Know to Stay Out of Trouble - Crucial Tips to Prevent Malpractice
  • 2009
  • Twelfth Annual Statewide Ethics Symposium
  • Ethical Issues in Class Actions and Derivative Litigation
  • 2008
  • State Bar of California Annual Conference
  • Recognizing Interests and Avoiding Conflicts
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (0)
Endorse David
Litigation Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An exceptional litigation attorney whose reputation speaks for itself. Highly recommended lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Friend
"David is an excellent attorney who is highly regarded by his clients, as well as his peers in the legal community. His vast knowledge, decades of experience, and high ethical standards are accompanied by his great personality and ability to connect with people both on a professional and personal level."
Ethics and professional responsibility Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have known Dave my entire legal career having first worked with him even before becoming a lawyer. I know of no finer lawyer in this area of practice and any client can rest assured that they are in the most extremely capable set of hands with Dave as their counsel."
Ethics and professional responsibility Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Dave is the guy that many in my law firm retain when we have a question on Ethics or Malpractice. He treats clients the way that makes us all proud."
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Los Angeles Litigation Lawyer David Bruce Parker
David Bruce Parker
Litigation Attorney
Los Angeles, CA
Licensed for 47 years