David Payab

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Woodland Hills, CA

The Law Office of Payab & Associates
 | 5850 Canoga Ave, Suite 400
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Phone: 818-797-1744
Fax: 818-888-4547
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (30%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish,
  • Persian (Farsi)
Attorney Profile

Attorney David Payab is the founder and owner of The Law Office of Payab & Associates in Woodland Hills, California. A top-rated, award-winning civil trial attorney with more than 23 years of legal experience, Mr. Payab represents the rights and interests of a diverse range of clients throughout the greater Los Angeles metro region and surrounding areas who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·        Labor and employment law

·        Wage and hour disputes

·        Workplace discrimination and harassment

·        Whistleblower cases

·        Personal injury and wrongful death cases

·        Car accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, truck accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, dog bites and other preventable tragedies

No matter the issues his clients are facing, Mr. Payab delivers insightful, highly personalized counsel and support aimed at helping his clients obtain the favorable outcomes they deserve as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. Over the course of his career, he has secured numerous substantial settlements and awards, including a $5.5 million settlement for a plaintiff client along with many other substantial awards.

Recognized for his success, Mr. Payab has earned a Client Distinction Award from Lawyers.com and a Serving the Community Award by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell. In addition, he received the People Love Us on Yelp Award in 2015, 2017 and 2018 along with the Highly Recommended by Locals Award by Alignable. Moreover, he has received the Clients’ Choice & Top Attorney Awards for Employment and Personal Injury from AVVO along with the 2018 Elite Lawyer Award for Wrongful Termination and Personal Injury.

A 1993 graduate of California State University, Northridge, Mr. Payab obtained his Juris Doctor from Southwestern University Law School in 1996. While in law school, he won the American Jurisprudence Book Award for Civil Pretrial Practice and Insurance Law. Along with practicing before all California state courts, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and the California Supreme Court.

Drawing upon his extensive legal knowledge, Mr. Payab has served as legal adviser for the past 12 years at the University of Southern California. He also has several publications to his credit and has conducted lectures and continuing legal education seminars across his region. He is an active member of the Los Angeles Bar Association, the California Employment Lawyer Association and the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, among his many other professional affiliations.

 
Practice Areas
  • 50%Employment Litigation
  • 30%Employment & Labor
  • 20%Personal Injury - General
Focus Areas

Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law, Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 1 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2020

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About David Payab

Admitted: 1997, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.payablaw.com/attorneys/david-payab-esq-/

Honors/Awards:

  • Elite Lawyer Award for Personal Injury, 2018
  • Elite Lawyer Award for Personal Injury,2018
  • Best Businesses of Woodland Hills Award
  • Elite Lawyer Award for Wrongful Termination, 2018
  • "People Love Us On Yelp" Award for three years from Yelp for receiving a significant number of 5-star reviews on Yelp., People Love Us On Yelp, Yelp, 2018
  • Award received from LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell for quality of service, overall value, responsiveness, and communication ability., Client Distinction Award, LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, 2019
  • Client Choice Award received from Avvo, Client Choice Award, Avvo, 2018
  • American Jurisprudence Book Award - Insurance Law - received from Southwestern University School of Law in 1996., American Jurisprudence Book Award - Insurance Law, Southwestern University School of Law, 1996
  • American Jurisprudence Book Award - Civil Pretrial Practice - received from Southwestern University School of Law., American Jurisprudence Book Award - Civil Pretrial Practice, Southwestern University School of Law, 1996

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • Long Beach Bar Association
  • Burbank Bar Association
  • South Bay Bar Association
  • Santa Monica Bar Association
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • United States District Court, Central District of California, 1997
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Member, California Employment Lawyer Association (CELA)
  • Member, Los Angeles Bar Association
  • Supreme Court of the State of California, 1997
  • California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA), 2019
  • State Bar of California, 1997
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member, 2019

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Provided pro bono legal services at Legal Grind., 2003

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Reported Case: David Talasazan v. Northridge Arena Soccer League, Inc. et al., 2002 Cal.App.Unpub LEXIS 11236 Filed December 4, 2002
  • Reported Case: Kamran Mehdizadeh v. Stephen Wexler et al. 2005 Cal.App.Unpub WESTLAW 2032200. Filed August 24, 2005.

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • $5,500,000 settlement regarding a business dispute.  Confidential Plaintiff v. Confidential Defendant., 2012
  • $900,000 settlement regarding a personal injury matter.  Confidential Plaintiff v. City of Los Angeles., 2005
  • $550,000 settlement regarding a personal injury matter.  Confidential Plaintiff v. Confidential Defendant, 2018
  • $227,500 settlement regarding an employment matter involving discrimination based on pregnancy.  Confidential Plaintiff v. Confidential Defendant., 2010
  • $185,000 settlement regarding an employment matter involving sexual harassment and discrimination and retaliation based on disability. Confidential Plaintiff v. Confidential Defendant., 2015

Representative Clients:

  • University of Southern California - Legal Advisor to all USC graduate and undergraduate students for the past eleven (12) years., 2019

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Rated A+ with the Better Business Bureau, 2019
  • AVVO Superb Rated 10 Attorney, 2018
  • 20 Year Anniversary Certificate From Martindale-Hubbell in recognition of serving the community since 1997, 2017
  • Highly Recommended by Locals badge from Alignable, 2019
  • Best of Woodland Hills in Employment Law Plaque, Presented by Best Businesses, 2014

Newsletters:

  • Knott's Sued Over Alleged Assault, Daily Journal, 2014
  • Panel OKs Assaulted Soccer Player's Suit, Daily Journal, 2012

Educational Background:

  • California State University, Northridge - Bachelor of Arts in English and Option in Literature, 1993

Industry Groups

  • Advisors
  • Attorneys
  • Counselors
  • Law
  • Legal
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Office Location for David Payab

5850 Canoga Ave
Suite 400
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Phone: 818-797-1744

Fax: 818-888-4547

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Last Updated: 9/25/2019

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