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After 37 years as a trial attorney, effective July 1, 2022, I have retired from litigating and am now exclusively mediating and arbitrating full-time with Judicate West.
I look forward to continuing to assist this great legal community, in-person and virtually – with gratitude for all the past support!
David M. Karen mediates virtually all civil matters involving business law, contract disputes, personal injury and accidents, consumer protection cases, employment, real estate, construction, professional negligence, and insurance-related litigation. David Karen is a member of ABOTA and has been advising his clients and resolving their legal disputes for over 37 years.
From its experience with the local legal community, the court is aware that Mr. Karen is experienced and competent both as a litigator and as a mediator. He was very suited to Mr. [X’s] needs to sue his former lawyers and to reach a negotiated settlement of the case to raise badly needed cash.
Judge of the Ventura County Superior Court, 1/25/18 Minute Order
We wanted to thank you again for your efforts. The simple fact is that without you it is unlikely this case would have been settled. We no longer wake up with the specter of a trial looming over our heads…We appreciate beyond measure your efforts on our behalf.
Cynthia, Ph.D, Electrical Engineer and husband William, 30 Year FBI Agent, retired
It was a pleasure having you be able to assist in bringing about a successful conclusion given the dynamics you faced in the other room. Your professionalism and dedication was most appreciated. I will certainly keep you at the top of my list for future mediations. Thanks again. Take care.
Alan Berg, Esq., Attorney
I find the law firm to be honest and hardworking in the cases that it handles. I would highly recommend this law firm to anyone who is considering a lawsuit that covers these matters.
David was very adept & persistent. He continued to assist the parties in reaching a settlement beyond the initial mediation.
Mark O. Hiepler, Esq., Attorney
David, you did an excellent job. I was very impressed. Thanks again.
David Shain, Esq., Attorney
Mr. Karen acted professionally, exhibited intelligence, and an understanding of the advantages of being courteous to the opposition while strongly supporting his client with regards to facts and the law.
Delaney Moss I am sixteen years old and a junior at Santa Susana High School. My first exposure to mock trial was in the sixth grade, and I have been fascinated by the legal system ever since. I have competed in seven mock trial competitions at the county and international level, and I coached a