DAVID L. PERRAULT, ESQ.

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

Introduction

David 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 practice, he litigated through a lense of resolution and participated in hundreds of mediations and arbitrations and also 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
  • Personal injury
  • Professional malpractice

Testimonials

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

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

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)
  • 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)
  • Federal Bar Association

Achievements & Awards

  • Recognized as having an AV/Preeminent rating for 20 years with Martindale Hubbell
  • Recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer from 2005-2016
  • Recognized in Best Lawyers in America
  • Recognized in Sacramento Magazine as among the area's best lawyers in the specialty of employment law
  • Local area charity programs, especially The American Cancer Society
  • Presenter at the ABOTA Masters in Trial Program

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
  • Professional malpractice
  • 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

Los Angeles Mediation

West Los Angeles

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

Mediators Los Angeles

San Diego

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

San Diego Mediation

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

San Francisco Mediation

Sacramento

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

Sacramento Mediation