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David M. Medby

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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.

Elder & Dependent Adult Abuse Litigation

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.

Consumer Class Actions

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:

  • Burnham v. Kendal Floral Supply, LLC. No. 08-cv-07461 (C.D. Cal. filed November 12, 2008) (represented retail floral kiosk merchandisers who had been misclassified as independent contractors by a major floral distribution company, resulting in a multi-million dollar settlement and an average damage award of approximately $4,500 per class member);
  • Benkle v. Longwood Management (Los Angeles Sup. Ct. No. BC348147) (consumer class action brought against a nursing home chain for misrepresenting the standard and quality of services offered, resulting in a multi-million-dollar settlement for the class and the placement of an independent auditor empowered to randomly inspect the defendant facilities to ensure compliance with applicable staffing and safety regulations);
  • Williamson v. Ensign Corporation (Los Angeles Sup. Ct. No. BC352116) (consumer class action against major nursing home chain for violations of the California Consumer Legal Remedies Act, resulting in a multi-million dollar settlement); and
  • Smietana v. Pleasant Care Corporation (Los Angeles Sup. Ct. No. BC315693) (consumer class action affecting the lives of over 20,000 elder and infirm California residents).

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Contact David Medby today at (800) 328-2630 for a consultation at our office in Long Beach or Los Angeles.

Education

  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA, Juris Doctorate, 2003
  • University of California, Los Angeles, Bachelor’s degree, 2000

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Stephen M. Garcia

    Senior Partner Stephen M. Garcia

    Stephen M. Garcia represents victims of elder and nursing home abuse and is known as one of the leading civil litigators in the country. He is Senior Partner at Garcia & Artigliere, where the firm’s practice is focused on elder abuse, nursing home ... Read Full Bio

  • William M. Artigliere

    Partner William M. Artigliere

    William (Bill) Artigliere is a civil trial lawyer dedicated to obtaining justice for elderly and infirm adults and their families when their care, rights, and safety are put in jeopardy by their long-term caregivers. Read Full Bio

  • Matthew M. Coman

    Partner Matthew M. Coman

    Matthew M. (“Matt”) Coman is a nationally-recognized litigator with 24 years of in-depth experience who has tried more than 160 jury trials to verdict in both state and federal courts. In addition, Matt has tried hundreds of bench trials over that ... Read Full Bio

  • Robert M. Partain

    Senior Counsel Robert M. Partain

    Robert Partain handles personal injury and mass torts cases at Garcia & Artigliere. On top of his years of experience‚ Mr. Partain’s legitimate curiosity contributes to his success in mass torts cases. Read Full Bio

  • Tyler S. Mastin

    Attorney Tyler S. Mastin

    Tyler S. Mastin joined Garcia & Artigliere in 2016 and practices in the firm’s Lexington, Kentucky office. He brings his considerable talent and passion for civil justice to every case he handles. Read Full Bio

  • Justin L. Vitug

    Attorney Justin L. Vitug

    Justin L. Vitug joined Garcia & Artigliere in 2017 and practices in the firm’s Long Beach office. He practices in the areas of elder law, elder abuse, and nursing home abuse and is dedicated to seeking the best result for every client, no matter ... Read Full Bio

  • Rosalie E. Baladejo

    Attorney Rosalie E. Baladejo

    Rosalie E. Baladejo joined Garcia & Artigliere in 2017 and practices in the firm’s Long Beach office. As an elder law and elder abuse attorney, she works to right the wrongs caused by negligence and wrongdoing at nursing homes, elder care centers, ... Read Full Bio

  • Matthew J. Gustin

    Attorney Matthew J. Gustin

    Since commencing his legal career, Matthew J. Gustin has shown a passion for advocacy of the interests of consumers afflicted by those who would prey on the less advantaged. Read Full Bio

  • Stephen M. Garcia
    Stephen M. Garcia
  • William M. Artigliere
    William M. Artigliere
  • Matthew M. Coman
    Matthew M. Coman
  • Robert M. Partain
    Robert M. Partain
  • Tyler S. Mastin
    Tyler S. Mastin
  • Justin L. Vitug
    Justin L. Vitug
  • Rosalie E. Baladejo
    Rosalie E. Baladejo
  • Matthew J. Gustin
    Matthew J. Gustin
  • Stephen M. Garcia

    Senior Partner Stephen M. Garcia

    Stephen M. Garcia represents victims of elder and nursing home abuse and is known as one of the leading civil litigators in the country. He is Senior Partner at Garcia & Artigliere, where the firm’s practice is focused on elder abuse, nursing home ... Read Full Bio

  • William M. Artigliere

    Partner William M. Artigliere

    William (Bill) Artigliere is a civil trial lawyer dedicated to obtaining justice for elderly and infirm adults and their families when their care, rights, and safety are put in jeopardy by their long-term caregivers. Read Full Bio

  • Matthew M. Coman

    Partner Matthew M. Coman

    Matthew M. (“Matt”) Coman is a nationally-recognized litigator with 24 years of in-depth experience who has tried more than 160 jury trials to verdict in both state and federal courts. In addition, Matt has tried hundreds of bench trials over that ... Read Full Bio

  • Robert M. Partain

    Senior Counsel Robert M. Partain

    Robert Partain handles personal injury and mass torts cases at Garcia & Artigliere. On top of his years of experience‚ Mr. Partain’s legitimate curiosity contributes to his success in mass torts cases. Read Full Bio

  • Tyler S. Mastin

    Attorney Tyler S. Mastin

    Tyler S. Mastin joined Garcia & Artigliere in 2016 and practices in the firm’s Lexington, Kentucky office. He brings his considerable talent and passion for civil justice to every case he handles. Read Full Bio

  • Justin L. Vitug

    Attorney Justin L. Vitug

    Justin L. Vitug joined Garcia & Artigliere in 2017 and practices in the firm’s Long Beach office. He practices in the areas of elder law, elder abuse, and nursing home abuse and is dedicated to seeking the best result for every client, no matter ... Read Full Bio

  • Rosalie E. Baladejo

    Attorney Rosalie E. Baladejo

    Rosalie E. Baladejo joined Garcia & Artigliere in 2017 and practices in the firm’s Long Beach office. As an elder law and elder abuse attorney, she works to right the wrongs caused by negligence and wrongdoing at nursing homes, elder care centers, ... Read Full Bio

  • Matthew J. Gustin

    Attorney Matthew J. Gustin

    Since commencing his legal career, Matthew J. Gustin has shown a passion for advocacy of the interests of consumers afflicted by those who would prey on the less advantaged. Read Full Bio

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