David L. Martin


  • location icon Orange County, CA
    650 Town Center Drive
    Suite 1400
    Costa Mesa, CA 92626

David Martin is a partner in the Orange County office of Lewis Brisbois. He specializes in employment law and commercial litigation. Mr. Martin’s practice is dedicated to defending employers and businesses. He is known for his intellectual aggressiveness, accurate evaluation of cases, and early case resolution strategies.

Mr. Martin’s representative cases include the following:

  • Defense verdict in jury trial involving claims of harassment where plaintiff alleged $6.5M in damages.
  • Summary Judgment for contractor where plaintiff sought more than $10M in damages.
  • Successfully argued before the Second District Court of Appeal, which upheld prior dismissal with prejudice.

Mr. Martin’s clients include Fortune 500 companies and other large businesses located in Southern California. Mr. Martin is an Associate Director of Wescom Central Credit Union based in Pasadena. He is a governing board member of Irvine Valley College Foundation, where he serves on its executive committee.

Mr. Martin frequently gives presentations on employment matters. He has written numerous articles that were published in the Daily Journal and the Orange County Lawyer.


Professional Presentations

  • Speaker, League of California Cities 2016 City Clerks New Law & Elections Seminar: ‘Subpoenas – We’ve Been Served! Now What?’, Monterey Bay, CA, December 1, 2016
  • Southern California City Clerk Association, Annual Meeting, Keynote Speaker – “Claims, Lawsuits, Subpoenas and Summons”, January 21, 2016



Central, Southern, and Northern Districts of California

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals


  • Wescom Central Credit Union, Associate Director
  • Irvine Valley College Foundation, Governing Board Member
  • Co-Founder of the UCLA Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • National Police Defense Foundation
  • UCLA Law School Reunion Committee

Awards & Honors

Super Lawyers Magazine “Southern California Rising Star”, 2014


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

  • University Honors, 2004
  • Edwin S. Hinckley Scholar 
  • Humane Studies Fellow

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