Profile

David M. Axelrad

David M. Axelrad
15760 Ventura Blvd., 18th Floor
Encino, CA  91436
818-995-0800
Fax: 818-995-3157
daxelrad@horvitzlevy.com

City: Encino

State Bar of California Admission Date: Dec. 21, 1977

Other Jurisdictions Admission Dates:
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1978
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 1982

Education:

  • University of California, Hastings, College of Law, J.D., 1977
  • Stanford University, B.A., with distinction, 1972

Employment (Current and Past):

  • Horvitz & Levy LLP; 1982 – present
  • Associate, McKenna, Connor & Cuneo, 1981 – 1982
  • Staff Attorney, Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Consumer Protection, 1978 – 1981
  • Staff Attorney, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1977 – 1978

State Bar Activities:
Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation, member, 2014 – present

Local Bar Activities:

  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member, Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
  • Member, Board of Governors, Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Los Angeles Chapter, 2012 – present
  • Los Angeles Superior Court, Temporary Judge, 2008
  • Friends of the L.A. County Law Library, Board of Directors, 2008 – 2012
  • Lawyer Representative from the Central District of California to Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judicial Conference, 2008 – 2011

Professional Memberships:

  • Fellow, American Academy of Appellate Lawyers
  • Member, California Academy of Appellate Lawyers
  • Vice Chair, Amicus Committee, Defense Research Institute, 2012 – present
  • Member, American Bar Association

Publications:

  • Co-Author, Your Skills: From Secrecy to Disclosure (Aug. 2, 2013) The Recorder
  • The Certification Process (July 9, 2012) The Recorder [online exclusive]
  • The Conflict Over Medicare's 'Full Reimbursement' Rule (June & July 2012) Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy, Vol. 29, Nos. 9 & 10 [two-part article]
  • Sanchez v. Strickland and the Measure of Damages in California for Past Medical Expenses (Winter 2012) Legal Insights, p. 15
  • Limiting Windfall Damages (Feb. 2012) Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy, Vol. 29, No. 5, p. 1
  • Editor, Appellate Practice in Federal and State Courts (2011) Law Journal Press
  • Editor, California Forms of Pleading and Practice, Vol. 5, Chapter 54 (June 2013) Matthew Bender & Company, Inc., a member of the LexisNexus Group
  • The Supreme Court of California Rules on Santa Clara Contingency Fee Issue - Backpedals on Clancy (July 2011) IADC Defense Counsel Journal
  • Suggestive Palma Notices (November 2010) California Lawyer, 40
  • A Conversation on the Appellate Process (Nov. 2009) 51 For the Defense 26
  • Editor, Staying Enforcement During Appeal (May 2009 Cont.Ed.Bar) Cal. Civil Appellate Practice, ch. 6
  • Tort Reform Damage Caps in California, and Beyond (Apr. 2009) Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy, Vol. 28, No. 7, p. 5
  • The Constitutionality of Tort Reform Damage Caps (Mar. 2009) Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy, Vol. 27, No. 6, p. 1
  • Staying Enforcement of A Money Judgment Pending Appeal: An Overview (August 2008) IADC Appellate Practice Committee Newsletter
  • Lack of Informed Consent vs. Battery: Stepping In for the Defense (Apr. 2008) Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy, Vol. 25, No. 7, p. 1 \
  • Lack of Informed Consent vs. Battery: Keeping the Two Straight (Mar. 2008) Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy, Vol. 25, No. 6, p. 1
  • Pay Judges More (Jan. 14, 2008) Los Angeles Times
  • Increasing Pay for Federal Judges (Dec. 28, 2007) Lawdragon.com
  • Appeals, Writs and Post-Trial Motions (Cal. State Bar, Lit. Section, July 2008) 2007 California Litigation Review
  • Anti-SLAPP Statutes and Peer Review (Nov. 2006) Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy, Vol. 24, No. 2A, p. 7
  • Justices Will Give Guidance on Excluding Expert Testimony (August 23, 2006) L.A. Daily J. p. 8
  • It's About Time Federal Judges Got a Living Wage (July 31, 2006) L.A. Daily J., p. 8
  • The Abiding Appeal of the Concept of Legislative Due Process (April 2006) 29 Los Angeles Lawyer, p. 92
  • Why California's Anti-SLAPP Statute Should Apply to Peer Review (Nov. 2005) Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy, Vol. 23, No. 11, p. 1
  • The Statutory Framework for Appeal Bonds (June 2005) Los Angeles Lawyer • New Standards for Expert Testimony (July 2005) California Lawyer
  • The Appellate Process: Preserving A Case for Appeal (A.B.A. Torts & Ins. Prac. Sec., Appellate Advoc. Com., Chicago, Ill.) (Summer 2005) volume 7, No. 4
  • Problematic New Civil Jury Instructions (May 2004) California Lawyer, 20
  • CA Court Excludes Medical Expert Causation Testimony (Apr. 2004) Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy, Vol. 21, No. 6, p. 1
  • California's "Little FTC Act": Benefitting Consumers, or Lawyers? (Dec. 4, 1998) Wash.Legal Found. Legal Backgrounder, Vol. 13, No. 46
  • The Federal General Verdict Rule: Conflict in the Courts of Appeal (June 1996) The Federal Lawyer • Staying Power (Nov. 1995) Los Angeles Lawyer
  • Insurance Coverage for "Wilful Acts": Clarifying Clemmer (Sept. 1991) L.A. Lawyer

Other:
Adjunct Professor: Loyola Law School, 1999, 2012

Activities:
Photography, travel