David Ostrove

David Ostrove A Professional Corporation

499 North Canon Drive
4th Floor
Beverly Hills, California 90210


Business, Commercial, Contract, Employment, Guardianship, Landlord/Tenant, Legal Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Negligence, Partnership Disputes, Personal Injury, Probate, Real Estate, Tax, Trusts and Estates, Wills, Workplace

Affordable Alternatives to a Civil Suit

The cost of traditional litigation can excessive and time consuming. Fortunately, through alternative dispute resolution (ADR), mediation is less costly and quicker, and can deliver similar remedies where both parties can benefit.  I have successfully represented clients in arbitration and mediation hearings, and have settled lawsuits prior to trial when acting as the mediator. 

Mediation Experience:

IRS Mediations

Accounting Mediations

Partnership Disputes

Landlord / Tenant Disputes

Trust Disputes

Insurance Disputes

Negligent Accounting Claims (malpractice )

Negligent Legal Claims (malpractice)

Homeowner's Association (HOA) Disputes

Business Disputes

Trust & Estate Disputes

Marital Asset Disputes

Dispute re Preparation Of Financial Statements and Tax returns

Probate Disputes

When disputes occur between beneficiaries, I have the knowledge to challenge invalid wills or to defend valid wills against the improper assertions of dissatisfied beneficiaries. As a skillful mediator, I can negotiate between beneficiaries to preserve relationships or fastidiously pursue your rights in court when necessary.

Lawyer and CPA Expert Witness

David serves as an expert witness, is an Attorney at Law, a Certified Public Accountant (Inactive) and a Professor of Law and Accounting.  He has been engaged by private practice lawyers representing both Defendants and Plaintiffs, as well as Federal, State and County Government Agencies.


  • 1960, California as a California Lawyer
  • 1957, California as a California Certified Public Accountant
  • 1975 to present, Certified Specialist in Taxation Law by the Californi
  • Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California

Law School:

  • Southwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1958


  • Los Angeles City College, A.A., 1950
  • University of California at Los Angeles (CPA Preparatory Courses)

His areas of specialty include:

  • Lawyer Malpractice
  • Accountant Malpractice
  • Notary Law
  • Tax Preparer Negligence
  • Probate and Trust
  • Wrongful Termination, Computation of Damages
  • Business Valuations
  • Financial Fraud, Certified Tax Specialist

Teaching Experience:

           Sr. Adjunct Professor of Law and Accounting; Southwestern University School of Law

            Lecturer and author for the California CPA Education Foundation

            Lecturer and author for the Continuing Education of the Bar

           Guest lectured for The American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants; The Institute of Certified Business Counselors;
           Florida State Bar; the Long Beach Estate Planning and Trust Council; Lawyers’ Mutual Insurance Company; Wells Fargo Bank,
           amongst others.

Los Angeles Office
6157 Wooster Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90056

Phone: 323-939-3400 or 310-887-7039
Fax:     323-939-3500
Email:  [email protected]