David L. Martin

Partner

  • 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 assists employers and businesses in defending against wrongful termination, harassment, and discrimination claims. He helps clients with the following types of matters:

  • Single Plaintiff - Including wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, and retaliation
  • Class Action - Including wage and hour, PAGA
  • Agency Representation - Including EEOC

Representative cases include:

  • 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 also helps managers and businesses avoid litigation by providing day-to-day advice on navigating human resources issues.

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. He enjoys traveling, scuba diving, rock climbing, and spending time with his two sons.

Professional Presentations

  • Recent Developments in Employment Law – November 17, 2017, CPCU Society, Los Angeles Chapter.
  • Recent Developments in Employment Law – August 8, 2017, The Risk Management Society, Orange County Chapter.
  • Best Practices for Preventing and Handling Employment Claims – April 17, 2017, Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of Orange County.

Admissions

California

Central, Southern, and Northern Districts of California

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Associations

  • Wescom Central Credit Union, Associate Director
  • Co-Founder of the UCLA Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • UCLA Law School Reunion Committee

Education

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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