William Litvak

Top rated Business Litigation attorney in Los Angeles, California

Dapeer Rosenbilt & Litvak, LLP
William Litvak
Dapeer Rosenbilt & Litvak, LLP

Practice Areas: Business Litigation, State, Local & Municipal, Real Estate

Licensed in California since: 1979

Education: California Western School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2006, 2008 - 2010, 2016 - 2023

Dapeer Rosenbilt & Litvak, LLP

11500 West Olympic Blvd
Suite 550
Los Angeles, CA 90064 Visit website


As the managing partner of Dapeer Rosenblit & Litvak LLP in Los Angeles, California, Mr. William Litvak focuses his practice on business litigation, real estate matters and public law disputes. In a legal career that has spanned four decades, Mr. Litvak has argued before the California Supreme Court and been designated an expert witness in business law matters in both the Los Angeles County and Ventura County Superior Courts. He also handles cases dealing with elder law financial abuse, fair housing discrimination and municipal litigation.

Mr. Litvak was admitted to practice law before the state courts of California in 1979. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and his Juris Doctor from California Western School of Law. He is also licensed to practice law before the U.S. District Courts for the Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Due to his extensive experience as both a litigator and negotiator, the Los Angeles Superior Court has called upon Mr. Litvak to serve as an arbitrator, settlement officer and judge pro tem. He is a member of The State Bar of California, the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the Standing Committee on Lawyers' Professional Liability. The esteem in which Mr. Litvak is held by his colleagues has helped him to earn a rating of AV Preeminent* through the peer ratings firm Martindale-Hubbell. This is the highest rating possible, and it is reserved for attorneys who, in the eyes of their peers, reflect the highest ethical standards of the legal profession.

*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 Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Business Litigation, State, Local & Municipal, Real Estate: Business
  • 40% Business Litigation
  • 40% State, Local & Municipal
  • 20% Real Estate: Business

First Admitted: 1979, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.drllaw.com/About/William-Litvak.shtml

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • California Receivers Forum, Lecturer
  • California Association of Code Enforcement Officials, Lecturer
  • Code Enforcement Workshops, Lecturer
  • California Contract Cities Association, Lecturer
  • Bet Tzedek Legal Services, Advisor
  • Westside Legal Services/Centro de Legal, Advisor/Instructor
  • In Re Marriage of McTiernan and Dubrow, 133 Cal.App.4th 1090, 2005
  • The People (Culver City, real party in interest) v. Gray, 204 Cal.App.4th 1041, 2012, Review Granted – Supreme Court Affirmed: People vs. Gray, 58 Cal 4th 901, 2014
  • D & M Financial v. City of Long Beach, 136 Cal.App.4th 165, 2006
  • Mongols Nation v. City of Lancaster, 208 Cal.App.4th 124, Ordered De-Published at 145 Cal.Rptr.3d 122, 2012
  • Lawyers Professional Liability Bar Association, Moderator, Lecturer
  • Bridging the Gap, Panel Member
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Northern California City Attorneys Association
  • 9th circuit court of appeals
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Sections on Business, Real Estate and Litigation
  • Pro Hac Vice Illinois
  • Pro Hac Vice Nevada
  • Los Angeles Superior Court, Settlement Officer
  • Los Angeles City Attorneys Association
  • State Bar of California, Sections on Litigation, Real Property and Public Law
  • Pro Hac Vice Arizona
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Los Angeles Superior Court, Arbitrator
  • Los Angeles Superior Court, Judge pro tem
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • California, 1979
  • Pro Hac Vice Kansas
  • Lawyers Professional Liability Bar Association, Chairman
  • Los Angeles Bar Association Fee Dispute Program, Arbitrator
  • Listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Commendations/Recognition: State Bar of California
  • Commendations/Recognition: Lawyer Professional Bar Association
  • Commendations/Recognition: Westside Legal Services
  • Listed “Super Lawers,” Southern California Edition
  • Commendations/Recognition: Los Angeles Superior Court
  • Commendations/Recognition: Century City Bar Association
  • "AV" Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America-Dedicated to Diversity
  • Commendations/Recognition: Los Angeles Municipal Court
  • Commendations/Recognition: Bet Tzedek Legal Services
Educational Background:
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy, 1985
  • University of California, Los Angeles, California, B.A., 1976
Industry Groups:
  • Municipal Governments
  • Public Entities
  • Real Estate Development
  • Real Estate Managment

Office location for William Litvak

11500 West Olympic Blvd
Suite 550
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Phone: 310-477-5575


13 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2006, 2008 - 2010, 2016 - 2023

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