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David Lee Baron

Mediation Attorney at Palm Springs, CA

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  • Licensed for 41 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1982
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About David

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David Baron has an extensive civil litigation background. An experienced trial lawyer, Mr. Baron received the largest employment related verdict ever issued in the State of California; and during 1998, the $62.5 million verdict ranked as one of the top ten in the United States. Mr. Baron has extensive business litigation experience including a wide array of issues, represents newspapers, and has extensive experience in the gaming industry, especially those involving Indian casinos.

Mr. Baron also has a substantial banking practice. Mr. Baron has handled a myriad of litigation matters for Gateway Western Bank, Hemet Federal, Security Pacific National Bank and others. In this representative capacity, Mr. Baron has handled disputes on loans and loan agreements, defended against lender liability allegations, extensive litigation on construction loans and supervision and disbursement agreements, as well as a myriad of collection and writ of attachment issues. Mr. Baron also has extensive experience relating to forgery issues both for and against banks. Mr. Baron has also defended and prosecuted various labor claims including wrongful termination, discrimination and wage and hour issues.

Dave is a member of the Board of Directors of the Palm Springs International Film Festival and is a board member of the JFK Foundation. Dave was formerly a trustee of the Desert Bar Association, former chairman of the Economic Development Commission in Palm Springs and a former board member to CASA, which is the Court Appointed Special Advocates program for children. David is also a columnist for the Desert Sun and his column “The Way I See It” appears monthly in the Desert Magazine. Dave is a local boy who attended Cahuilla School in Palm Springs, Nellie Kaufmann Junior High and is a graduate of Palm Springs High School. He’s a fun guy!

 

 

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

Location

Slovak Baron Empey Murphy & Pinkney LLP

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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 450-450 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Slovak, Baron, Empey, Murphy & Pinkney, LLC
  • 1998 - Present
  • Partner
  • Slovak, Baron & Empey
  • 1994 - 1998
  • Judge Pro Tem
  • Riverside County Municipal Court
  • 1990 - 2014
  • Partner
  • Best Best & Krieger
  • 1982 - 1994
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Education

  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • 1982
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • 1977

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Cynthia Dawson-Austin v. Starkey Laboratories
  • Verdict for plaintiff for $62 million

Associations

  • City of Palm Srings, Measure J
  • Chairman
  • 2011 - Present
  • Cielo Vista Charter School
  • Board Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Riverside County Municipal Court
  • Judge Pro Tem
  • 1990 - Present
  • Riverside County Superior Court Arbitration Panel
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • Palm Springs International Film Festival
  • Vice Chair & Treasurer
  • 1985 - Present
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
  • Palm Springs Economic Development Committee
  • Head
  • 1992 - 1996
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated/5.0
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Rated/5.0
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Rated/5.0
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Rated/5.0
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Rated/5.0
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Rated/5.0
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Rated/5.0
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Rated/5.0
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • AV Rated/5.0
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • AV Rated/5.0
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • AV Rated/5.0
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • AV Rated/5.0
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2004
  • AV Rated/5.0
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2003
  • AV Rated/5.0
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2002
  • AV Rated/5.0
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2001
  • AV Rated/5.0
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2000
  • AV Rated/5.0
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1999
  • AV Rated/5.0
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1998
  • AV Rated/5.0
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1997
  • AV Rated/5.0
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1996
  • AV Rated/5.0
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1995
  • AV Rated/5.0
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1994
  • AV Rated/5.0
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1993
  • AV Rated/5.0
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1992
  • AV Rated/5.0
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1991
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1990
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1989
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1988
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1987
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1986
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Publications

  • Palm Springs Life Magazine
  • It's All About You
  • 2014
  • The Desert Sun
  • The Way I See It
  • 2010

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Palm Springs Mediation Lawyer David Lee Baron
David Lee Baron
Mediation Attorney
Palm Springs, CA
Licensed for 41 years
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