David M. deRubertis is the founder and principal attorney at The deRubertis Law Firm in Studio City, California. During his more than decade long career, David has produced numerous settlements and verdicts in excess of one million dollars. He focuses his practice on employment discrimination and wrongful termination.
A seasoned trial lawyer, David has successfully argued two landmark cases before the California Supreme Court. He has been repeatedly recognized by the Los Angeles Daily Journal and the San Francisco Daily Journal as one of the state's top 10 plaintiff employment law attorneys. David has served on the California Employment Lawyers Association executive board, as well as the State Bar's labor and employment law board.
In 2009, David was invited to join The American Association for Justice, an organization that extends membership to only 100 attorneys in each state. He is a frequent lecturer at continuing education seminars and has published several professional journal articles. David is a graduate of UCLA and Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. The deRubertis Law Firm, APC - a leading boutique trial law firm - is a contingency fee law firm handling employment disputes on behalf of employees, catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death matters, contingency business litigation, consumer class actions and insurance bad faith matters. Firm principal -- David deRubertis has consistently been recognized as one of California's leading trial lawyers: - "Trial Lawyer of the Year," Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) (2014); "Trial Lawyer of the Year" Nominee (2008) - "Street Fighter of the Year" Finalist, Consumer Attorneys of California (2014) - Zulfer v. Playboy Enterprises, Inc. (Sarbanes-Oxley retaliation jury verdict); (2015) - Williams v. City of Chino (2015) 61 Cal.4th 97 - "California's Million-Dollar Verdicts," The Recorder (2014) - "California Lawyer of the Year" (CLAY Award) (2014) - "Top Plaintiff Verdict by Impact" Los Angeles Daily Journal (2014 - Zulfer v. Playboy) (2016 - Hernandez v. AT&T) - Top 100 Southern California SuperLawyer (2011 - 2017) - Best Lawyers in America "Lawyer of the Year for Employment Law - Individuals" (Los Angeles) (2014 & 2018) - California Employment Lawyers Association's Joe Posner Award (2011) - Top 10 Plaintiff Employment Lawyer in California (Los Angeles Daily Journal) (2010) - Top Labor & Employment Lawyer (Los Angeles Daily Journal) (2011-2017) - Best Lawyers in America (2012 - 2017) and Best Law Firms in America (2013 - 2017) - Top 100 California Trial Lawyer | The National Trial Lawyers Association (2008 - present) - Top 40 Trial Lawyer Under 40 | The National Trial Lawyers Association (2012 - 2014) - AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 Peer Review Rating (Martindale-Hubbell)
Board Member: Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, California Employment Lawyers Association, Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Charities, and the Business Tort Trial Lawyers Association.