Mediator | Alternative Dispute Resolution Expert

As a shareholder in Berger Kahn’s Orange County office, David Ezra has successfully represented clients involved in insurance and employment litigation for over 25 years. David excels at helping parties find common ground and is known for achieving settlements in even the most challenging circumstances in a cost-effective and time-efficient manner. Armed with extensive liability insurance coverage knowledge, decades of litigation experience, and innovative problem-solving strategies, David is dedicated to collaborating with parties to resolve even the most complex cases.


After earning his J.D. from the University of Southern California in 1990 (Order of the Coif, Top 3%) where he served as editor of the Southern California Law Review, David completed his mediation training and certification in 2005 through UC Irvine’s Conflict Management and the Use Of Alternative Dispute Resolution Program. He currently holds an executive leadership position for the Orange County Bar Association, serving as the 2018 Chair for the Alternative Dispute Resolution section. He also serves as a volunteer arbitrator for the Orange County Bar Association’s mandatory attorney fee arbitration program, demonstrating his dedication to alternative dispute resolution not only in business, but as a way of giving back to the community.

David has been recognized for his years of hard work and dedication, including being named Best Lawyers 2018 and 2016 Insurance Litigation "Lawyer of the Year" for Southern California. He has also been included in the list of Best Lawyers of America from 2015 to present, Super Lawyer's list of "Top 100" Southern California Super Lawyers from 2013 to present and "Top 50" Orange County Super Lawyers from 2010 to present. Additionally, David has been recognized as one of Orange County's "Top 5" Attorneys in Insurance and/or Employment law by OC Metro magazine.


Since co-founding Innovative Dispute Resolution (IDR) in 2005, David has launched his own mediation and arbitration practice, David Ezra Mediations, where he mediates a wide range of complex disputes related to employment and labor, insurance, business, defamation, construction, personal injury, professional liability, finance, bankruptcy, and more. Although David Ezra Mediations is based in Orange County, David extends his services to all areas of California. He also offers his services as an expert witness in connection with insurance litigation (see David Ezra Expert Witness).


Beyond his litigation and mediation work, David writes and speaks extensively on mediation, insurance, employment and other related aspects of law, having most recently published the mediation article “The Mediator’s Nightmare” (as featured in the Orange County Bar Association publication, OC Lawyer). In his free time, David explores his interest in baseball. In 2008, he published a book on baseball and steroids, Asterisk: Home Runs, Steroids, and the Rush to Judgment (Triumph Books; Foreword by Mike Schmidt).



David writes and speaks extensively on a variety of legal topics. Some of David’s publications include:






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