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Donald R. Pepperman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Antitrust Litigation Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Waymaker LLP
777 South Figueroa St., Suite 2850
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: 424-652-7800
Fax: 424-652-7850
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011, 2019 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 1983
Education: Whittier Law School
Practice Areas: Antitrust Litigation (40%), Business Litigation (30%), Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (20%), Securities Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

Donald R. Pepperman is a highly regarded civil litigator at both the trial and appellate levels and a partner at Waymaker LLP. Located in Los Angeles, California, he provides representation to personal and business clients throughout the state on a variety of matters. Admitted to practice before all California state courts, Mr. Pepperman is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Central and Southern Districts of California, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 8th and 9th Circuits, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Mr. Pepperman has been involved in several high-profile cases during his distinguished career. Representative matters have included the defense of a well-known accounting firm in a class action based on mismanaged audits, the representation of the owner of a patent who was suing a company for infringement, and acting as counsel for a class of employees in an action based on wage and hour violations. Mr. Pepperman's experience has also encompassed antitrust litigation and consumer rights matters. His successful track record in a career that has spanned more than 35 years has earned him the respect of his colleagues, as evidenced by his AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Pepperman attended California State University, Northridge, and received a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1979. His legal education came at Whittier Law School, and in 1983 he was awarded his law degree cum laude. Mr. Pepperman was a managing partner at a civil litigation firm before joining Waymaker LLP in early 2018. His professional affiliations include the Association of Business Trial Lawyers and the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Antitrust Litigation
  • 30%Business Litigation
  • 20%Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
  • 10%Securities Litigation
Focus Areas

Antitrust & Trade Litigation, Class Actions


5 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2011, 2019 - 2022

About Donald R. Pepperman

First Admitted: 1983, California

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Board of Governors, 2008-2012

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Antitrust & Unfair Business Practices Section

  • American Bar Association, Antitrust Section

  • State Bar of California, Antitrust, UCL & Privacy Section

  • Southern District of California

  • Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

  • Northern District of California

  • Central District of California

  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

  • First Circuit Court of Appeals

  • State Bar of California

  • United States Supreme Court


  • UCLA Anderson Business School Board Director Certification Program, 2008
  • Top Lawyers - Los Angeles Times, 2019
  • Martindale-Hubbell “AV Preeminent” Rated, 2019
  • Southern California “Super Lawyer”, 2019
  • “Top Attorneys” in Southern California - Los Angeles Magazine, 2019
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Office Location for Donald R. Pepperman

777 South Figueroa St.
Suite 2850
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Phone: 424-652-7800

Fax: 424-652-7850

Last Updated: 7/9/2021

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