David W. Affeld

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Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Affeld Grivakes LLP
 | 2049 Century Park East, Suite 2460
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: 424-371-9492
Fax: 310-979-8701
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2016, 2019 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1986
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (50%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (10%),
  • Insurance Coverage (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney David W. Affeld is a founding partner with the Affeld Grivakes LLP law firm in Los Angeles, California. Serving a diverse range of clients throughout California, Nevada and select jurisdictions across the country, Mr. Affeld focuses his practice on representing the rights and interests of plaintiffs and defendants alike with their serious and complex legal matters involving any of the following:

    ·        Business disputes and commercial litigation

    ·        Intellectual property infringements and enforcements

    ·        Insurance coverage and bad faith disputes

    ·        Employment disputes

    Mr. Affeld strives to negotiate fair and acceptable settlements and regularly tries cases when reasonable settlements are not available. Whether through arbitration or litigation, he always keeps his clients' interests at the forefront of his efforts, and he has helped secure numerous multimillion-dollar judgements, awards and settlements for those he has served.

    Among his most notable successes, he recently helped obtain an insurance coverage arbitration judgment of more than $16 million for developers of a mixed-use project in Oakland. In addition, he helped secure a defense judgment and punitive damage award of more than $6.5 million for a client embroiled in cross-complaint litigation with her insurance provider.

    A 1982 graduate of the University of California Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Arts in physics, Mr. Affeld attended Cornell Law School, where he served as editor for the Cornell International Law Review. He obtained his Juris Doctor in 1985, and he is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, all California federal district courts, and the California Supreme Court and all lower California state courts.

    Widely regarded as one of the top trial attorneys in the region, Mr. Affeld has earned numerous awards and honors for his professionalism and service, and he maintains an active involvement in his legal community through his memberships with various local, state and national bar associations.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%Business Litigation
    • 30%Employment Litigation
    • 10%Intellectual Property Litigation
    • 10%Insurance Coverage
    Focus Areas

    Trade Secret, Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation


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    Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2016, 2019 - 2020

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    About David Affeld

    Admitted: 1986, California

    Professional Webpage: http://www.agzlaw.com/david-w-affeld


    • SuperLawyer, 2009 to 2016


    • Whittington v. House of Brussels Chocolates, Inc., Clark County (Nev.) case no. A482600: Judgment after trial for $3,262,305 on behalf of investors in a publicly traded company for non-delivery of stock.  Established alter ego liability against two officers/directors of the publicly traded company (2006).  Successfully handled the appeal in the Nevada Supreme Court, 2008
    • Settlement of $6.5 million, more than three times policy limits, on behalf of a homeowner against her insurer on an insurance bad-faith claim (the identity of the insurer is confidential), 2012
    • Massaji v. Rofeh, Los Angeles County (CA) Superior Court case no. BC405445: Defeated plaintiff's complaint and obtained judgment after trial on a cross-complaint in favor of a general partner against the other partner for $1.78 million, removing the other partner from the partnership (2013); successfully handled the appeal (2015) and enforced the judgment in the debtor's bankruptcy, 2016
    • Thomas Berkley Square Housing, LLC v. UPA Group, LC: Judgment in favor of developers and against Zurich American Insurance Company and Steadfast Insurance Company for $16,839,787 after arbitration of an insurance coverage dispute on behalf of a mixed-use development project in Oakland, California, 2014
    • Daghlian v. Daghlian, Los Angeles County (CA) Superior Court case no. BP117393: Judgment after trial on behalf of two brothers against family members, unwinding a fraudulently created trust and restoring assets valued at $2.2 million to the brothers (2013); successfully handled the appeal as well, 2016

    Educational Background:

    • UCLA, B.S., Major: Physics, 1982
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    Office Location for David W. Affeld

    2049 Century Park East
    Suite 2460
    Los Angeles, CA 90067

    Phone: 424-371-9492

    Fax: 310-979-8701

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    Last Updated: 8/7/2019

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