DAVID L. PERRAULT, ESQ.

  • Available in Northern California
  • Available for Mediation, Arbitration, and Private Judging assignments

Introduction

David has been a lawyer for 40 years, serving as a part-time mediator since 2010 and full time since 2015. He has over 38 years of experience as a trial lawyer in both state and federal courts in a broad spectrum of employment cases including class action, medical negligence, construction defect, and personal injury cases. While in active practice, he litigated through a lens of resolution and participated in hundreds of mediations and arbitrations and counseled his clients in conflict avoidance.

He is a respected lawyer among his peers and opposing counsel with a reputation of being passionate, intelligent, and fair. An attorney on an employment/discrimination mediation said, "I would like to add that Mr. Perrault was the consummate professional, while at the same time very approachable by, both, my extremely emotional client; and myself. His experience and expertise in the subject matter were invaluable in bringing this claim to an amicable resolution."

Specialties

  • All types of employment related matters
  • Construction Defect
  • Medical Negligence
  • Personal Injury

Testimonials

He'll let the parties vent, but he expects lawyers to be calm and not add fuel to the fire
- An attorney in Sacramento

I would like to add that Mr. Perrault was the consummate professional, while at the same time very approachable by, both, my extremely emotional client; and myself. His experience and expertise in the subject matter were invaluable in bringing this claim to an amicable resolution.
- Attorney on an employment/discrimination dispute

He has an ability to defuse some of that hostility that comes with contentious employment cases.
- An attorney in Sacramento on an employment case

Experience Summary

Legal Career

  • Full Time mediator and arbitrator (2015-present)
  • Part-Time mediator and arbitrator (2010-2015)
  • Of Counsel, Hardy Erich Brown & Wilson (2015-2016)
  • Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera, Pro Bono employment law advice (2009-present)
  • U.S. Federal Court, Eastern District VDRP volunteer (1999 to present)
  • Sacramento County Superior Court Settlement Conference Pro Bono program (1998 to present)
  • Trial Attorney, Hardy Erich Brown & Wilson (1975-2014)
  • VDRP Neutral, U.S. Eastern District Federal Court (1998-present)
  • Pro Temp Settlement Conference Judge, Sacramento County Superior Court (1995-present)
  • Settlement Pro Temp, El Dorado County Superior Court

Education & Professional Affiliations

  • J.D. University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (1975)
  • M.A., Educational Psychology, California State University, Northridge (1969)
  • B.A., California State University, Sacramento (1966)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, ABOTA (1995-present)
  • California Bar Association, Labor & Employment Sections (1975-present)
  • Sacramento County Bar Association (1975-present)
  • Sacramento County ADR Section (2016-present)

Achievements & Awards

  • AV/Preeminent rating for 20 years with Martindale Hubbell
  • Super Lawyer, California Employment & Labor (2000-2016)
  • Best Lawyers, Northern California (2015-Present)
  • Sacramento Magazine recognized as among the area's best lawyers in the specialty of employment law (2004-2015)
  • Served on the Board of the Sacramento area for The American Cancer Society for 17 years
  • Presenter at the ABOTA Masters in Trial Program (2002)

Hobbies & Interests

In his spare time, David enjoys gardening (roses, especially), holiday and vacation time in the High Sierra, skiing, backpacking, golfing, and rooting for the SF Giants.

Legal Experience

  • All types of employment related matters
  • Medical Negligence
  • Construction Defect
  • Personal Injury

Recent Representative Cases


Downtown Los Angeles

601 S. Figueroa
Ste 4000
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: 213.223.1113
Fax      : 213.223.1114

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West Los Angeles

11601 Wilshire Blvd
Ste 2040
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: 310.442.2100
Fax      : 310.442.2125

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San Diego

402 W. Broadway
Ste 2400
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619.814.1966
Fax      : 619.814.1967

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Santa Ana

1851 East First Street
Ste 1600
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Phone: 714.834.1340
Fax      : 714.834.1344

Orange County Mediation

San Francisco

100 Pine Street
Ste 1950
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 415.266.1242
Fax      : 415.266.1243

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Sacramento

980 9th Street
Suite 2200
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916.394.8490
Fax      : 916.394.8495

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