David Martin is an experienced labor and employment attorney, with a focus on litigation. Before starting the firm, Mr. Martin was a labor and employment partner at a prominent national law firm with more than 1,500 attorneys. He has first chair trial and arbitration experience. He has obtained dismissal through a motion for summary judgment in state court, federal court, and arbitration. He also has a track record of convincing opposing counsel to have their clients voluntarily dismiss their claims with prejudice after outlining the obstacles to recovery.
David Martin assists employers and businesses in defending against wrongful termination, harassment, and discrimination claims. He has significant experience representing clients in class actions and representative actions, including wage and hour, PAGA, and FCRA cases. Additionally, Mr. Martin helps businesses avoid litigation by providing day-to-day advice on navigating human resources issues.
Mr. Martin previously served as a Governing Board Member of the Irvine Valley College Foundation. He also served as the Co-Chair of Astounding Inventions, which is a product invention competition involving more than 4,000 students in the Irvine Unified School District and Tustin Unified School District. Mr. Martin enjoys traveling, snorkeling, skiing, and competing in triathlons. Mr. Martin is fluent in Russian and started an English class for those impacted by the war in the Ukraine. He is the proud father of two sons.
Mark Hauge v. VXI Global Solutions, LLC, et al. (LASC Case No. BC688172) (Defense award for Employer that included recovery of costs against former sales executive who sought more than $2.5M in damages based upon unpaid commissions, breach of contract, and wrongful termination.) (Award confirmed in Los Angeles Superior Court in May 2021).
Reumont v. Gordon, Orange County Superior Court Case No. 30-2014-00714313 (Defense Verdict).
Ramirez Pallets, Inc. v. Harry W. Gorst Co., Inc., et al. 2014 WL 8388892 (Motion for Summary Judgment Granted).
Shea Homes Limited Partnership v. Sukut Construction, Inc. (30-2013-00657806) (Prevailed on first phase of bench trial, resulting in favorable result for client).
Nicolas Hernandez v. Affiliated Temporary Help, Inc., Los Angeles Superior Court, Case No. BC627331 (Obtained dismissal with prejudice in wrongful termination case after filing Motion for Summary Judgment on behalf of employer).
Fontana Seafood Market, Inc. v. American Sunrise Insurance Services, et al., San Bernardino Superior Court, Case No. CIVDS1308082 (Obtained dismissal with prejudice after filing Motion for Summary Judgment).
Martinez v. BaronHR, Inc., 51 Cal.App.5th 962 (Prosecuted successful appeal from trial court decision declining to enforce arbitration agreement, resulting in published opinion enforcing the client’s arbitration agreement under California law. Martinez v. BaronHR, Inc., (2020) 51 Cal. App. 5th 962, 965.)
Righeimer v. Costa Mesa Police Association, G050188 (Cal.App 4 Dist) 2016 WL 2757232 (Cal. Ct. App. May 9, 2016) (Reversal of trial court’s denial of Anti-SLAPP motion for majority of Plaintiff’s claims.)
Farzan v. Wescom Credit Union, No. B247479, 2014 WL 2532277 (Cal. Ct. App. June 5, 2014) (Affirming dismissal of the action by trial court.)
University of California Los Angeles School of Law
- Juris Doctor, 2007
- Founder and President of the UCLA Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society
Brigham Young University
- Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, 2004
- Edwin S. Hinckley Scholar
- Humane Studies Fellow
State Bar Admissions
United States District Courts
- United States District Court for the Central District of California
- United States District Court for the Northern District of California
- United States District Court for the Southern District of California
United States Courts of Appeals
- United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
- Orange County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
- UCLA Law School Reunion Committee
- Member, Bruin Professionals
- Orange County Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society
- Lawyers of Distinction, Member
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