David J. Duchrow

Duchrow & Piano, LLP

San Diego, California 91945


Business, Commercial, Contract, Discrimination, Employment, Family, Labor, Sexual Harassment, Wage and Hour, Wrongful Termination

Mr. Duchrow is available to mediate cases involving all types of employment issues, class actions, labor, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, personal injury and business disputes.

Mr. Duchrow has received an “A V” rating from Martindale Hubbell since 1991, which is the highest rating in both legal ability and ethics.

He has served as Judge Pro Tem in Los Angeles County courts from 2002 to 2007, presiding over traffic and small claims matters.

He was appointed by the State Bar of California Board of Governors to a position of Member of the Board of the State Bar Labor & Employment Law Section, and served as a Member from 2002 2005, then served as an Advisor to the Board from 2006 to 2009.

Since 2007, Mr. Duchrow has been selected by Law & Politics Magazine as one of its Southern California “SuperLawyers.”

Mr. Duchrow has taken the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s 30 hour Mediation Training course. He has participated as an advocate in hundreds of mediations over the course of his career. He is a mediator panelist for the Beverly Hills Bar Association Mediator Referral Service.

  • Juris Doctor, UCLA School of Law, 1982
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Wisconsin 1979 (double major, sociology and psychology)
Professional Accomplishments
  • Passed California Bar Examination1982
  • “A-V” peer review rating from the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, in 1991 and every year since then
  • Judge Pro Temp in Los Angeles County courts, 2002-2007
  • Mediator; hundreds of mediations as an advocate; trained through Los Angeles County Bar Association 30-hour Mediator Training Program, 2016
  • Since 2007 to present, selected annually by Law & Politics Magazine as one of its Southern California “SuperLawyers”
  • Member of the Executive Board of California Employment Lawyers Association (“CELA”) 2002 - 2013. CELA’s mission is to promote the interests of employees and to assist the lawyers who represent them.
    • CELA Chair, 2007-2009
    • CELA Chief Financial Officer, 2009 - 2013
    • CELA Amicus Committee, 2002-present, Chair 2013-present
    • CELA Public Sector Committee, Chair, 2003 - 2011
    • and numerous other CELA committees and activities.
  • Member of the Executive Board of the State Bar of California Labor & Employment Law Section, 2002-2005, Advisor 2005-2008; appointed by the Board of Governors of the State Bar of California.
  • Founder, 2009, Foundation for Advocacy, Inclusion and Fairness (“FAIR”), an IRC 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to promote diversity within the plaintiffs’ employment bar in California. President of FAIR, 2011-2013; currently member of Board of Directors.
  • Instructor, CELA Trial College, 2016, providing one-on-one instruction to attorneys in trial advocacy.
  • Adjunct Professor, Webster University, Labor Relations and Employment Law, 1984-1986, teaching students pursuing their Masters in Business Administration.
  • Co-Author, annual “New Laws” article for January edition of State Bar Labor & Employment Law’s publication, Labor & Employment Law Review, annually since 2012.
  • Expert witness regarding standard of care of attorneys litigating public sector employment cases, and for billing rates and fee matters.
  • Frequent speaker and writer on employment law topics.

Duchrow & Piano, LLP

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2510 Main Street, Suite 205, Santa Monica CA 90405