David M. Medby has specialized in civil trial practice, with an emphasis in elder and dependent adult abuse advocacy, consumer class actions, and labor and employment law, since graduating from law school and passing the California Bar in December 2003. Medby was also involved in elder and dependent adult advocacy prior to being admitted to the bar as a law clerk for the Law Offices of Stephen M. Garcia (now Garcia & Artigliere).
Medby was named as a Southern California Super Lawyers – Rising Star by Los Angeles Magazine in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012. He is a California native who was born in Torrance in 1978.
Medby has been involved in the successful litigation of in excess of 100 elder and dependent adult abuse cases. Some of these matters included serving as counsel in Sandoval v. Summit Care Corporation, in which the plaintiff received a compensatory award of $2.4 million with a finding allowing the plaintiff to proceed to seek punitive damages. The matter was settled for a confidential amount prior to the opening statements for the punitive damage phase. Additional matters include Radle v. Confidential, leading to a $3.15 million settlement; Castellanos vs. Confidential, which resolved for $2.2 million in trial; McCarron v. Confidential, which resolved for $750,000; Mass v. Confidential, which resolved for $900,000; Reiton v. Confidential, which resolved for $850,000; and many others.
Medby’s extensive consumer class action experience includes presenting a winning oral argument before the California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District in Boone v. S&F Management (No. G040426), and serving as lead counsel in consumer class actions including: