In a profession where talk is cheap, CLG Partner Dave Peck lets his track record speak for itself. His more than eighteen years of litigation practice have produced a remarkable string of jury trial victories and hundreds of satisfied clients. Known for both his tenacity and disarming sense of humor, Dave relishes the opportunity to win for his clients. In 2010 the San Diego Daily Transcript recognized Dave as one of the top attorneys in San Diego County. Dave is also a 2011 San Diego “Super Lawyers” honoree.
A third-generation Southern Californian, Dave is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC) and Loyola Law School. He has been a member of the California Bar since 1994 and is admitted to practice in the United States District Court, Central and Southern Districts.
After more than a decade of large firm practice, including several years as partner at a top tier litigation firm, Dave joined Coast Law Group in 2006. “CLG is a law firm unlike any other,” explains Dave. “Though we offer an incredibly diverse array of legal services, our thirteen attorneys share a dedication to ethical, zealous advocacy on an individualized basis. Our clients appreciate our straightforward approach to the law and, even more so, the results we achieve for them.”
In addition to serving as head of the firm’s personal injury and litigation teams, Dave represents clients in variety of legal disputes including:
o complex business / contract issues
o real estate matters including agent / broker liability
o insurance coverage and bad faith
o professional negligence
Dave’s clients have run the gamut from individuals and small businesses to nationwide retailers, restaurant chains and landmark amusement parks. While his numerous trial victories garner the most attention, Dave is equally proud of those difficult cases in which he has been able to achieve his client’s goal without protracted litigation. Quoting from Sun-Tzu’s The Art of War, Dave notes with a smile, “The best victory is when the opponent surrenders of its own accord before there are any actual hostilities . . . It is best to win without fighting.”
Dave is a frequent lecturer on emerging litigation trends and has been a featured speaker at the annual conferences of the International Association of Special Investigation Units (IASIU) and the Southern California Fraud Investigator’s Association (SCFIA). Dave has also served as legal counsel for the San Diego and Los Angeles chapters of IASIU. Many of Dave’s trial victories have been featured in statewide legal publications including the Los Angeles Daily Journal and Verdicts & Settlements.