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David Payab

Employment and labor Attorney at Woodland Hills, CA

4.9   178 reviews

also known as The Law Office of Payab & Associates, Payab & Associates

  • Licensed for 26 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    20%
    David Payab, Esq. has over 20 years of legal experience defending the rights of workers to safe, equitable, and free from any type of discrimination, harassment, and wrongful termination.

    27 years

  2. Wrongful termination
    19%
    David Payab, Esq. has over 20 years of legal experience defending the rights of workers to safe, equitable, and free from any type of discrimination, harassment, and wrongful termination.

  3. Sexual harassment
    18%
    David Payab, Esq. has over 20 years of legal experience defending the rights of workers to safe, equitable, and free from any type of discrimination, sexual harassment, and wrongful termination.

  4. Discrimination
    17%
    David Payab, Esq. has over 20 years of legal experience defending the rights of workers to safe, equitable, and free from any type of discrimination, harassment, and wrongful termination.

  5. Car accident
    5%
    David Payab, Esq. has over 20 years of legal experience securing compensation for his client's property damages, personal injuries, and emotional distress as a result of their accidents.

    27 years

  6. Personal injury
    5%
    David Payab, Esq. has over 20 years of legal experience securing compensation for his client's personal injuries and emotional distress as a result of their accidents.

  7. Brain injury
    4%
    David Payab, Esq. has over 20 years of legal experience securing compensation for his clients as a result of brain injury accidents.

  8. Slip and fall accident
    4%
    David Payab, Esq. has over 20 years of legal experience securing compensation for his client's personal injuries and emotional distress as a result of their slip and fall accidents.

  9. Trucking accident
    4%
    David Payab, Esq. has over 20 years of legal experience securing compensation for his client's property damages, personal injuries, and emotional distress as a result of their trucking accidents.

  10. Wrongful death
    4%
    David Payab, Esq. has over 20 years of legal experience securing compensation for his clients as a result of their wrongful death cases.

EMPLOYMENT AND PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY WITH 20 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE. CALL NOW 818-918-5522

David Payab, Esq. is the founder of the Law Office of Payab & Associates and one of the most respected employment and personal injury attorneys in the Southern California legal community. A graduate of Southwestern University School of Law, Attorney Payab was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1997. Since then and for the past 20 years and counting, he has built a reputation for both litigating and settling complex employment law, personal injury, and business litigation cases while assertively protecting the rights of his clients—including in one confidential settlement that resulted in $5.5 million for his client. Attorney David Payab has been the Legal Adviser to all USC's undergraduate and graduate students for the past 11 years.  Attorney David Payab has established a great reputation among his clients and locally in Woodland Hills and San Fernando Valley so much so that he has received over 130 five-start reviews on Avvo, over 120 five-star reviews on Google, and over 185 five-star reviews on Yelp from happy and satisfied clients. Also, Yelp has provided him with a "People Love Us on Yelp" award. The Law of Offices of Payab & Associates is BBB accredited with an A+ rating. Attorney David Payab maintains membership in the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and alongside his team at the Law Offices of Payab & Associates, he continues to provide incisive, knowledgeable, and diligent counsel to California workers and other individuals who need their rights asserted before the law. Request a consultation today at.

Specialties: employment litigation, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, gender discrimination, race discrimination, religion discrimination, race discrimination, whistleblower retaliation, disability discrimination, nationality discrimination, constructive termination, wage and hour, unpaid rest breaks, unpaid meal breaks, unsafe work conditions, personal injury litigation, auto accidents, bike accidents, pedestrian accidents, slip and fall cases, premises liability litigation, business litigation, and breach of contract.


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Awards

Platinum Client Champion
Client's Choice 2021,2020,2019,2018,2016,2015,2014,2013
Client's Choice
2021 2020 2019 + 5 ...

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15-Year Anniversary Serving the Community Since 1997
2015 Client Distinction Award from Lawyers.com.

Location

The Law Office of Payab & Associates
5850 Canoga Ave
Suite 400A
Woodland Hills, CA, 91367

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  178 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
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Posted by Sam | November 11, 2013
Respectable and Dedicated Personal Injury Attorney
I hired the Law Offices of Payab & Associates to advocate my case on a car accident case. My passenger and I were injured in a 4-car vehicle collision and we had to seek therapy for 3 months. Mr. Payab welcomed us in his office to discuss our case. Mr. Payab assured us that he would do his very best to advocate me and my passenger's case to the best of his capability. While my passenger and I visited our own personal doctors, Law Offices of Payab & Associates was in contact with the opposing counsel, my insurance, and the doctors to pursue our case to completion. Without any headache or problem, Mr. Payab was able to settle our case. I am very satisfied with Mr. Payab's office. I will definitely be contacting Mr. Payab in the future for any future cases I may have.
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Posted by Terry | November 7, 2013
Outstanding Employment Law Attorney
Recently, I hired Mr. David Payab regarding an employment matter where I was wrongfully terminated. Although, my former employer went out of business, Mr. Payab was able to hold the parent company liable for my damages. Mr. Payab was also able to overcome the fact that the employee whom harassed me was nowhere to be found and I had no witnesses to corroborate the facts of my case. Despite all the difficulties in my case, Mr. Payab was able to secure a very large settlement against the parent company. I am very happy with the results in my case. Mr. Payab and his staff are extremely knowledgeable regarding employment litigation and specialize in employment matters, and I definitely recommend him regarding any employment or wrongful termination matters.
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Posted by Abbey | July 23, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney!
My husband recently had the pleasure of working with Payab & Associates and we couldn’t be happier with their professionalism and responsiveness. From the very first contact, they demonstrated a deep understanding of his legal needs and provided expert guidance throughout the entire process. Their team was always prompt in returning his calls and emails, making him feel valued and prioritized. I highly recommend Payab & Associates to anyone seeking top-notch legal services. They truly go above and beyond to deliver exceptional results! Thank you Mr. Payab and team!!!!
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Response from David Payab July 24, 2023
Thank you for taking the time to post a review and it was a pleasure assisting your husband regarding his legal matter. Thank you
Posted by Katrina | July 23, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I Would Choose Payab & Associates Again
I am very happy with the services received from Payab & Associates. The entire team was professional, kind, answered all of my questions, and exhibited great communication. I recommend Mr. Payab and his team because of their experience in employment law and professionalism. Mr. Payab will let you know his honest thoughts and will not push you to do anything you do not want to do. I will definitely choose this firm again if I ever have a need in the future.
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Response from David Payab July 24, 2023
It was a pleasure assisting you regarding your legal matter and thank you for taking the time to post a review. It is greatly appreciated!
Posted by anonymous | March 5, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Employment Attorney
I had the pleasure of working with Mr. David Payab recently, and I cannot recommend him highly enough. He is incredibly knowledgeable in his field, and his expertise was evident in the way he handled my case. Throughout the process, he kept me well-informed and communicated with me effectively, making sure that I understood the details of my case every step of the way. He was always available to answer any questions I had and responded to my inquiries in a timely manner. One of the things I appreciated the most about working with Mr. Payab was his honesty and integrity. I felt like he was always looking out for my best interests and was honest with me about what to expect at every stage of the process. He was responsible and trustworthy, and I felt confident in his ability to handle my case successfully. Overall, I am extremely satisfied with the service I received from Mr. Payab. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking legal representation for an employment-related issue. He was informative, communicated effectively, provided enough details, handled my case successfully.
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Posted by Daniel Bernabe | December 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you David and team
Just wanted to say that working David Payab & Associates was a very pleasant experience, His team was outstanding and very professional. Even with the COVID the situation was manage in a very comfortable way, the team accommodate to all of my need and was very responsible with the time management, I have no complaints, I’m happy with my results, they are a great team to work with, very kind, understanding, and flexible. I wasn’t sure! how things will work out but thanks to the team everything was very smooth and easy to understand. I’m very thankful with David Payab and Associates. I would highly recommend them. Once again Thank you so much.
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Response from David Payab December 27, 2022
Thank you for taking the time to post this wonderful review, and it was a pleasure assisting you regarding your legal matter.
Posted by Antranik | November 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
More than just another lawyer
From start to finish, hands down the best law firm for me. Mr. Payab and his capable staff explained the case in detail and walked me through all the steps. Every detail was explained, planed and coordinated with optimum precision to get the desired result. I felt comfortable with Mr. Payab from day one and I was represented in a friendly family feel. I was most fortunate that I hired them to resolve my matter.
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Posted by anonymous | September 28, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Recommended!
Highly knowledgeable attorney on landlord-tenant issues. Provided clear, insightful advice on the case.
Posted by Barbara | November 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend!
David Payab was very helpful, straightforward, and knowledgeable. After exploring working with a few other attornies before I found Payab & Associates, hands down, David was the right one for the job. I highly recommend him!
Response from David Payab November 8, 2021
It was a pleasure assisting you and thank you for taking the time to post this amazing review!
Posted by Jay | July 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding excellent service
IPyab and Pyab went above and beyond to help me with my case excellent excellent service I would recommend them in a heartbeat to anybody thank you for the service you gave me and helping me with my case
Posted by Pavel | July 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr.Payab
Mr.David Payab is an exquisite and knowledgeable attorney. No words express how greatly he handled and oversaw my case. The outcome of his work was just excellent. He regulated my case with care, patience, and understanding.
Posted by Diana | May 12, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly recommend
My consultation with David Payab was incredibly helpful. He was very thorough in giving me legal advice, brought up important points I had not thought of even after consulting with other lawyers, and provided me with resources for next steps for my case. He wanted to make sure all my questions were answered, and was very willing to have follow-up consultations to discuss and answer questions after I pursue next steps. He is very kind and patient, and I felt that he really wanted to help me reach the best-case resolution for my situation. I highly recommend David and would absolutely seek legal advice from him if ever needed again.
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Posted by Frank C. | April 20, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Honest and Reliable
I highly recommend Payab and Associates. I wasted time trying to contact similar attorneys online but ended up frustrated. Payab and Associates immediately gained my trust and confidence. Maria took my call without hesitation and began the process immediately. I was put at ease in a very stressful situation. David was honest and thorough with his consultation. I will definitely call Payab and Associates again if I need an attorney.
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Posted by Giana | January 27, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Nice guy!
David was great with my consultation and made use of every minute we had together. David was able to provide me resources that applied to my case and give important feedback I so badly needed. Not only was David kind but very willing to help or clarify anything. I highly recommend David and would refer to my friends and family.
Posted by chandresh | January 10, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
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David Payab helped me with employment contract. I was impressed with his thorough review and rebuttals he provided. He also suggested alternative language by doing research. I was satisfied and glad that David was on my side!
Posted by Dominga | January 4, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent legal counsel!
David provided clear, helpful, excellent, and thorough legal counsel. His advice included hypothetical scenarios to make a well-informed decision on the various options he presented in order to resolve my pressing legal issue. His professionalism allowed me to feel comfortable and without judgment. I would absolutely seek counsel from him again for legal assistance.
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Posted by anonymous | December 22, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable, Responsive and Professional
I have reached out to David numerous times for legal consultation. He is very patient with whatever questions that you might have in your mind. He is very knowledgeable and a well-experienced lawyer. If he can not give you a definitive answer to your legal question, he would be very honest about it and will not mislead you with inappropriate or wrong info. He gave me helpful advices on numerous legal concerns. I would strongly recommend him!
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Posted by Nami | December 9, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Helpful Legal Assistance
David is extremely helpful! He communicated and guided me patiently. I recommend him to anyone who seeking legal assistance.
Posted by Jeremy | November 30, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly recommend Mr. Payab
David provided professional services and insightful advice to us. I really appreciate the work he has done. I would highly recommend this law office.
Posted by Ethan | November 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Patient and Thorough
David read through my contract and explained it thoroughly to me, answering every question that I had. He is knowledgeable and a very nice person, and I will be use him again.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Payab & Associates
  • 1998 - Present
  • Legal Advisor
  • University of Southern California
  • 2006 - 2018
  • Legal Intern
  • Los Angeles Superior Court
  • 1996 - 1996
  • Legal Intern
  • Office Of City Attorney, City Of Los Angeles
  • 1994 - 1994
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Education

  • Southwestern Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • California State University, Northridge
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Confidential Plaintiff v. Confidential Defendant
  • Personal injury matter that resulted in $550,000 settlement.
  • Confidential Plaintiff v. Confidential Defendant
  • Business litigation case resulting to a $5.5 Million settlement.
  • Confidential Plaintiff v. Confidential Defendant
  • Wrongful termination case that resulted in $227,500 settlement
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Associations

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • South Bay Bar Association (LA)
  • Attorney Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Long Beach Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Attorney Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Iranian American Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • Member, Attorney Referral Service Committee
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Lesbian and Gay Lawyers Association of Los Angeles
  • Attorney Member
  • 1999 - 2005
  • Legal Grind
  • Attorney Member
  • 1999 - 2003
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1998 - 2005
  • Burbank Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1998 - 2015
  • Santa Monica Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1998 - 2008
  • Active Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1989 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Farsi
  • Persian

Honors and Awards

  • Membership Award
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • 2016
  • People Love Us On Yelp
  • Yelp
  • 2015
  • Serving the Community Award
  • LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • American Jurisprudence Book Award - Civil Pretrial Practice
  • Southwestern University School of Law
  • 1996
  • American Jurisprudence Book Award - Insurance Law
  • Southwestern University School of Law
  • 1996
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Publications

  • Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • Knott's Sued Over Alleged Assault
  • 2014
  • Daily Journal
  • Knott's Sued Over Alleged Assault
  • 2014
  • Best's Review
  • David Payab, Esq. Receives 2014 Best Businesses of Woodland Hills Award
  • 2014
  • Best's Review
  • David Payab, Esq. (Employment Law) Receives 2014 Best Businesses of Woodland Hills Award
  • 2014
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • Panel OKs Assaulted Soccer Player's Suit
  • 2012
  • Daily Journal
  • Panel OKs Assaulted Soccer Player's Suit
  • 2012
  • Legal Counseling At University of Southern California
  • Ten Important Items to Be Aware of Before, During, and after Entering into Your Residential Lease
  • 2006
  • 2005 Cal.App.Unpub WESTLAW 2032200 Filed August 24, 2005.
  • Kamran Mehdizadeh v.Stephen Wexler et al.
  • 2005
  • 2002 Cal.App.Unpub LEXIS 11236 Filed December 4, 2002
  • David Talasazan v. Northridge Arena Soccer League, Inc. et al.
  • 2002
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Speaking Engagements

  • Mediation Skills and Theory at Pepperdine University School of Law
  • Advocacy in Mediation and Managing Clients
  • 2016
  • Legal Counseling At University of Southern California
  • Ten Important Items to Be Aware of Before, During, and after Entering into Your Residential Lease
  • 2006
  • Legal Grind Counseling
  • Employment Discrimination & Wrongful Termination
  • 2000

Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (24)
Endorse David
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Over the last several years I have become familiar with David's work and expertise in employment law. He is a leader in his field and understands the practical reality of modern litigation as it balances in favor of his clients. He is a tenacious advocate and always places his clients first. These features, combined with his scholarship in employment law, makes him an obvious choice for any employment matter. I have already referred him several matters and I would not hesitate to refer him my most valued clients as well as my own family. I give him my highest recommendation!"
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse David. All the clients I have referred to him have been very happy with his representation. His clients seem to love him. When we request information on PI cases he is very quick with a response. He is totally honest, very competent and quick to respond to any inquiry."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is skilled, knowledgeable and highly respected in the community."
Business Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Payab for many years and his knowledge in this area is considerable. Moreover, Mr. Payab communicates well, and breaks down strategies in this complex area far superior to what I have seen from other lawyers that practice in this area."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a tenacious lawyer specializing in employment law litigation. He knows the law, he understands how its applied, and he will fight hard for the best outcome for his clients. I am happy to endorse him."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. David is an amazing attorney that truly cares about his clients. Combined with his years of experience and understanding of the law, he is an excellent choice and attorney to have by your side."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Payab is an outstanding attorney. His legal theories are sound and his arguments are as sharp as a razor. He is an asset to his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the privilege of knowing Mr. Payab for over a decade. Mr. Payab is an extremely competent and dedicated attorney who dedicates his full effort into every aspect of his work. Based on my personal experience with Mr. Payab, I can depend on him for any matter. Mr. Payab is also a very patient and understanding individual. I strongly endorse Mr. Payab."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Mr. Payab for about 10 years. He is extremely conscientious and has a strong work ethic. He is a great litigator and a skilled trial lawyer. I strongly endorse him."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I was an associate at Payab & Associates in the year 2000. During this time I came to recognize David as a knowledgeable, hard working and dedicated advocate for his clients. He is a highly experienced attorney that delivers results. Based upon my personal experience in working with David, I have not hesitated to refer litigation matters to him in his areas of expertise, including but not limited to personal injury law, and continue to do so."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David understands the importance of specializing in a specific area of law. If you have an employment or labor issue David is the lawyer to see."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Having known and worked with David for a number of years, I am pleased to offer my unqualified endorsement. David is a very good lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. David is experienced, smart and savvy. He has the ability to target in his specific goals while keeping an eye on the big picture for his clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Payab is an outstanding attorney. Having been the principal member of a successful law practice for nearly fifteen years, he can see legal issues from every angle, and his ability to articulate his position -- both orally and in writing -- is without equal. He consistently obtains the best possible results for his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is extremely competent and a zealous advocate for his clients."
Car accident Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have known Mr. Payab for over eight years. David is an excellent attorney, works very hard to meet client goals and expectations, and I highly recommend and endorse him."
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