|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Board Certified Legal Malpractice Diplomate||American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys||2012|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2011|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2010|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2009|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2008|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2007|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2006|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2005|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2004|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2003|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2002|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2001|
|Bard Certified Medical Malpractice Diplomate||American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys||2000|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||1999|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||1998|
|Trial Lawyer of the Year, Nominated||Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles||1989|
|Partner||The Law Offices of David Drexler||1976 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles||Member||N/A|
|Consumer Attorneys of California||Member||N/A|
|American Association of Justice||Member||N/A|
|American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys||Diplomate||N/A|
|Loyola University School of Law||Law||Juris||1976|
|Johns Hopkins University||International Law & Diplomacy||Master of Arts||1974|
|University Of California, Los Angeles||Political Science||Bachelor of Arts||1972|
|Miami Professional Liability Attorneys Conference||“Zen and Trial PreZentation”||2014|
|American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys Annual Conference||"Preserving Appellate Rights at Trial"||2012|
|Honored Speakers Series||P.I. Solo Practice 101: How To Start A successful Personal Injury Practice||2008|
Posted by anonymous
I was a client of this attorney.
I had an auto accident case with them. They mishandled it. They thought the other party had a large insurance policy. They were wrong. Once they knew there was no big financial reward, they lost interest in the case, stopped contacting me and I eventually went to a different attorney. They office staff is not professional acting. They lack professional phone skills and manner.
Posted by anonymous
This lawyer caused me so many problems. I hired him because he represents himself as a medical malpractice and legal malpractice attorney. I came to him with a medical malpractice case which was about to be dismissed after my first attorney was not working on it. I managed to get an extension on the medical malpractice case and gave him this case + my catastrophic auto accident case and discussed with him the potential for a legal malpractice case if my medical malpractice case gets dismissed. David Drexler presented himself as an extremely arrogant person who behaves flamboyantly. I felt intimidated in his presence especially the first time I met him when I brought him my auto accident case which had a $300,000 insurance policy offer. He didn't have to do anything to get a portion of that money, so I wanted to discuss with him reducing his retainer fee but he would not do that, nor discuss other fee agreement options - very "out for himself" attorney.
During his representation, David Drexler sends the defendants forms interrogatories. Unbeknownst to me, defendants had sent back objections and NOT answered any of the questions. David Drexler was required to file "motions to compel"answers within 45 days. But he failed to do so. Then while I was having surgery outside of the country on my spine, out of nowhere he emails me a motion to withdraw from my case for no reason whatsoever.
When I return from being hospitalized and trying to recover under severe distress, I tried phoning him, but his only reason from withdrawing from me was that he said, "something about you just makes me feel squirmy" so I responded with, "have you sought psychological help for this problem". Then he had the audacity to try to force me to sign the $300,000 settlement without taking my case to trial or doing anymore procedural actions - just so he could get his 40% attorney fee before abandoning me. So greedy. I am disgusted that David Drexler outrightly insulted me while I'm suffering from a catastrophic car accident which broke my neck and having multiple revision spine fusion surgeries.
Now it is evident to me that he withdrew from my case because he knew he deviated from standard legal representation and care. Also the medical malpractice case that he was supposed to represent me on got dismissed right after he abandoned me. It is evident to me that he knew that my case was in an emergency and he didn't want to be responsible for it, so he abandons me and leaves my case in worse shape than when I first came to him.
This was all happening to me while david drexler was focusing all his energy on suing the Los Angeles police department for a convict parolee who had held a rifle up to the LAPD and got shot in the leg. When he won that case his whole website was advertising himself as a "wrongful police shooting" attorney! My case wasn't being worked on competently because David Drexler was focusing all his energy on this LAPD case instead of mine. Anyone reading this looking for an attorney – be extremely, extremely cautious of who you hire as an attorney. Just because they advertise and represent themselves as the best does not mean they are, nor that they are good.
Posted by Sharyn
Never had a chance to hire the lawyer. Was rushed off the phone when I attempted to cite the issues with my case and the reasons I was interested in hiring this lawyer. The 'intake' person looked up my case # and saw that I lost and pretty much told me I would have a hard time finding any lawyer that would take it for free. Even after I told him I wasn't interested in the firm taking it for free that I was trying to hire an attorney, he said he had to go. WOW!! Why bother to have your # listed for free consultation if you never listen to the 'prospective' client explain a very complicated case. I was on the phone less than a minute! Consultation should not be less than a minute.
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