My journey is unique. I started my labor and employment law practice in 1992, fresh out of law school. Truly did I climb a steep learning curve those early years. On my way, I was blessed to have some of the finest California attorneys mentor me and co-counsel with me on high impact cases.
Success and accolades soon followed. In 2004, at the age of 40, I was one of the youngest attorneys to be selected for inclusion as a Southern California SuperLawyer for Employment Litigation.
Today, after 20 years of litigation, dozens of trials, and tens of millions of dollars recovered for thousands of employees, my formula for success remains the same. I myself talk with all new callers seeking answers to labor and employment law questions and experienced legal counsel. I do not charge for the consultation, nor do I delegate this important service to any law clerk, paralegal, or secretary.
If your case qualifies, expect no limits to what I will legally and ethically do to fix and repair the harm to you. I will offer same-day service. I will personally give you and your legal issue the attention you deserve. I will co-counsel with some of the finest labor and employment attorneys in California. No case is too big or too small.
Thus, you always have me as your personal lawyer and a "virtual law firm" at your service, 24/7.
Hourly ($350-500/hour), contingent (35-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Southern California Super Lawyer||Southern California Super Lawyers||2015|
|Southern California Super Lawyer||Southern California Super Lawyers||2014|
|Southern California Super Lawyer||Southern California Super Lawyers||2013|
|Southern California SuperLawyer, Employment Litigation||SuperLawyers||2012|
|Southern California SuperLawyer, Employent Litigation||SuperLawyers||2011|
|Southern California SuperLawyer, Employment Litigation||SuperLawyers||2010|
|Southern California SuperLawyer, Employment Law||Law & Politics Magazine||2009|
|Southern California SuperLawyer, Employment Law||Law & Politics Media||2008|
|Southern California SuperLawyer, Employment Law||Law & Politics Media||2006|
|AV-rating (hightest rating for skill and legal ethics)||Martindale-Hubbell||2005|
|Southern California SuperLawyer, Employment Law||Law & Politics Media||2005|
|"Southern California SuperLawyer", Employment Litigation||Law & Politics Media||2004|
|Attorney||Law Office of David A. Mallen||1992 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of California, Labor and Employment Law Section||Member||1992 - Present|
|Prince v. CLS Transportation, Inc.||Limousine drivers settle for $1 Million+|
|Prince v. CLS Transportation, Inc. (2004), 118 Cal. App. 4th 1320, rev. denâ€™d 2004 Cal. LEXIS 7524 (Aug. 11, 2004)||Limousine chauffeurs settle for over $1 Million|
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|Employment Law Referrals: 10 Tips To Turn Your Workers Compensation Practice into a Better Profit Center||Employment Law Referrals: 10 Tips To Turn Your Workers Compensation Practice into a Better Profit Center||2009|
|The Psychology of Client Intake in Employment Cases||The Psychology of Client Intake in Employment Cases||2008|
|Ten Valuable Tips for Employers Defending Wage & Hours Cases||Ten Valuable Tips for Employers Defending Wage & Hours Cases||2007|
|Building a High-Volume Wage & Hour Law Practice||Building a High-Volume Wage & Hour Law Practice||2004|
|Immigrant Worker FAQ's in Employment Litigation||Immigrant Worker FAQ's in Employment Litigation||2004|
|Ohio State University Moritz College of Law||N/A||JD - Juris Doctor||1991|
|University of Michigan||B.A. History with High Honors||Other - Bachelors||1986|
|Continuing Legal Education||Employer or Independendent Contractor: Pro's and Con's||2012|
|Employee Or Indepdendent Contractor: Pros and Cons||Practical and Legal Discussion of Independent Contractor/Employee Issues||2009|
|Spanish Radio||Ask the Employment Lawyer||2008|
|Al Filo de la Noticia||Unpaid Wages for Immigrant Workers||2008|
|Certified Public Accountants||Use of Forensic CPA's in Wage-Hour Cases||2006|
|California Employment Lawyers Asociation||Building a High-Volume Wage & Hour Law Practice||2004|