David Payab, Esq.

David Payab, Esq.

Los Angeles Employment, Personal Injury, and Business Litigation Attorney-Lawyer

Woodland Hills, California
20 years
Practice Areas
Business Formation, Contract Drafting & Review, Employment & Labor, Bicycle and Auto Accidents, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Real Estate
About

Bio

David Payab, Esq.'s practice is based in Los Angeles, California and dedicated to employment, business and personal injury litigation. He has successfully litigated many complex disputes including breach of contract, civil rights, employment, wage and labor disputes, racial and sexual discrimination, personal injury, wrongful death, and real estate cases.

David Payab's goal is to provide expert, timely, cost-effective and results-oriented legal advice and representation to his clients. He is committed to responding quickly to your legal needs and resolving your cases favorably. He takes pride in offering his clients high quality service and personalized attention.

Experience


Law Offices of Payab & Associates
Attorney
May 1998 - Present
Founder and owner of the Law Offices of Payab & Associates specializing in employment, business, and personal injury litigation. More specifically, David Payab, Esq. specializes in the areas of personal injury litigation, auto accidents, bike accidents, pedestrian accidents, slip and fall cases, premises liability litigation, employment litigation, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, gender discrimination, race discrimination, religion discrimination, race discrimination, whistleblower retaliation, disability discrimination, nationality discrimination, constructive termination, wage and hour, unpaid rest breaks, unpaid meal breaks, unsafe work conditions, business litigation, breach of contract, setting up corporations including S Corporation and C Corporations, police misconduct, real estate law, landlord-tenant matters, residential leases, commercial leases, and evictions.
University of Southern California
Legal Advisor
January 2006 - Present
Legal advisor to all students, including graduate students, at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. David Payab, Esq. provides consultation to USC students in the areas of personal injury matters, auto accidents, bike accidents, pedestrian accidents, slip and fall cases, premises liability litigation, employment litigation, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, gender discrimination, race discrimination, religion discrimination, race discrimination, whistleblower retaliation, disability discrimination, nationality discrimination, constructive termination, wage and hour, unpaid rest breaks, unpaid meal breaks, unsafe work conditions, business litigation, breach of contract, setting up corporations including S Corporation and C Corporations, police misconduct, real estate law, landlord-tenant matters, residential leases, commercial leases, and evictions.

Education


Southwestern University School of Law
Juris Doctor
1993 - 1996
Editor, Res Ipsa (Newsletter of Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, California LA-CA Southwestern University School of Law Chapter); American Jurisprudence Book Award - Civil Pretrial Practice; American Jurisprudence Book Award - Insurance Law
California State University, Northridge, California
Bachelor of Arts
1989 -1993
Dean's Honor List, and Golden Key National Honor Society Member, Los Angeles, California - LA, CA
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Auto Accident
I hired David Payab as a lawyer for my auto accident case . He handle the case so fast and professional. He is one of the best and trustful lawyer I e...
Injury case
I had a chance to work with a firm law managed by lawyer David Payab. He explained everything clearly and professionally. He solved the case quickly o...
Great Business Litigation Attorney
I hired Mr. Payab for a business litigation matter. He handled my matter in a very professional manner. He kept me posted about the status of the cas...
Mr. Payab is the best.
I have used Mr. Payab for several years as my attorney for several matters including an employment matter and a recent auto accident matter which reso...
Honest and Informed Legal Counsel
Mr. Payab was extremely helpful in providing multiple perspectives for my business formation and operation. With a broad knowledge base and direct app...
Very impressed and grateful
David Payab helped me through a legal consultation service at my university. He was friendly, helpful, and went the extra mile to help me with my case...
Strongly recommend Mr. Payab
I would highly recommend David Payab. He was extremely helpful in helping me handle my legal issues and helped me to understand what my options were a...
Outstanding Employment Law Attorney
Recently, I hired Mr. David Payab regarding an employment matter where I was wrongfully terminated. Although, my former employer went out of business...
Acknowledge, Helpful, Patient!
I had a 30-min's free consultation in USC from Mr. Payab. He was quite acknowledge, patient, professional and helpful. He answered my questions in det...
Respectable and Dedicated Personal Injury Attorney
I hired the Law Offices of Payab & Associates to advocate my case on a car accident case. My passenger and I were injured in a 4-car vehicle collision...
A LAWYER YOU CAN TRUST
David is an excellent attorney. I have used his services three times and each time he was very efficient. He always made sure that I was ok througho...
Highly recommended!
Through USC, I was able to get consultations with Mr. Payab. He has helped me with two different matters. In both cases, he was incredibly knowledgeab...
Review By Another Attorney
I worked with David on a legal matter as a fellow attorney. David is well versed in the law, professional, and very efficient. He is also very res...
Highly Recommend Mr. Payab
I am a USC student and met Mr. Payab for legal consultation provided by USC. He was really helpful and patient with all my questions regarding my land...
Fantastic! A+
I had an issue at a company I used to work for a few years back and needed to take legal action. I was referred to David Payab's firm by a friend of m...
Excellent attorney
I've met Mr. Payab 3 or 4 times so far at USC. He's given really good advice on all questions I've had, from housing/leasing rules to websites and sta...
Quality Service
I have worked with David on numerous occasions and he has always provided me with thorough and quality service. He successfully helped me resolve an i...
Review for David Payab
I have worked with David Payab numerous times. He is extremely knowledgeable, thorough, and patient. Most importantly, he is effective. I have bee...
Reliable
On occasions, have sought this attrorney's opinion, advice, expedience and legal help on a personal and corporate level. I have come to rely on his ...
Helped with rental issues
I moved into a share-house situation last June and have had problems with a landlady ever since. David was patient going over my unenforceable lease a...
Recomendation for Attorney David Payab
I have retained Attorney David Payab, Esq. since 1999 for various legal issues, and I have nothing but great things to say about him and his staff of ...
Great Source of Legal Guidance
I am so grateful to David Payab. He provided advice at a very reasonable price and his guidance was extremely thorough. He did not take lightly the im...
Great Attorney!
My wife and I are very grateful to David Payab for his professional help. We were involved in a very bad auto accident. Even that it was a 100% fault...
Excellent Lawyer
I have used David Payab & Assoc. for my legal issues on 2 occasions. Not only did we successfully win but I had the pleasure of working with someone...
Very helpful
Thank you to David Payab for his work on our behalf. He has helped my mother and me with a legal situation and his knowledge and assistance have been ...
David Payab Review
David Payab was great! He is very punctual and thorough. I am having problems with my landlord and he was very punctual in returning my message and se...
Excellent Lawyer - Wouldn't go with anyone else
Last year, I ran into some unfortunate fraudulent, online businesses, which attempted to take $1,500 of my money on a technicality. Mr. Payab gave me ...
Very Informative
David is able to capture a lot of information in a short time period and translate it logically back to the client and provide several options. He is ...
Strongly Recommend
He was very knowledgeable and offered a lot of good advice. I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to talk and get legal consultation from hi...
Jennifer
I would highly recommend Mr. Payab. With my many years of professional career background, it is very seldom I meet such a sincere and genuine legal pr...
Great lawyer
I was trying to terminate my lease early since my landlord did not fix things. David helped me proof-read my letter and walked me through all possible...
Great legal consultation experience
Mr. Payab has rich experience dealing with personal injury case, especially car accident. Once I provide more information, he can updated more useful ...
Help to file a small claim
As a USC student, I have got free 30 minute legal consultations with Mr. Payab. He was very helpful regarding an issue with my previous landlord. At t...
Very Supportive of The USC Student Population
I attend Keck at USC as a graduate student and I have seen David on two separate occasions. I think his pro bono work is valuable and is a need to the...
Attorney you can count on
Lawyer Payab is by far one of the best, if not the best lawyer I have ever spoken with. A few weeks ago I realized that I needed a legal protection bu...
Excellent Lawyer
I have been seeing Mr. Payab at USC for the last year on and off whenever I have run into legal issues with my landlord. He is patient, knowledgeable,...
Highly professional, articulate, experienced, and thorough. Exceeded my expectations.
David listened carefully to the details of my situation. He was very approachable and easy to communicate with. He was able to address all my concer...
Detail-oriented and helpful session
I thank Mr. Payab a lot for listening to us very carefully and giving advice on our issue. He is open to help you and answer any question you have. I ...
Experienced Litigator
Mr. Payab is an experienced litigator who zealously advocates for his clients. He successfully settled a breach of oral contract case without any thi...
I highly recommend David Payab
I received legal advice from David Payab by way of USC Legal Services. He was incredibly helpful, patient and thorough. He listened to my case, asked ...
Legal Consultation at USC
David was extremely patient and helpful. He guided me in the right direction and cleared out all my concerns. He even replied to my mail, reviewing my...
Atty. Payab Invests His Own Time and Shares His Expertise with the USC Student Population
Atty. Payab and USC are very conscientious of the unique legal needs and issues of the student/university population. I have received legal advice fr...
Legal Aid at USC
David provided me with legal aid at USC. He was incredibly helpful and went beyond answering my questions. He was proactive in providing the best help...
Personal Injury Consultation
David was extremely helpful when I met with him for consultation regarding a personal injury claim. Aside from being very knowledgeable on issues surr...
Outstanding Law Firm
Trying to find a lawyer is scary. Employment law can be tricky and its extremely important to choose an employment attorney that treats you like an in...
Great Legal Consultant at USC
Mr. Payab is a kind of person that makes you feel you can total rely on. He is professional, careful and warm-hearted. As a graduate student from USC,...
Excellent USC Resource
I am graduate student at USC and have met with David twice regarding an issue with my former employer. David listened to my situation and provided me...
THANK YOU!
Having issues with your landlord is such a scary thing, especially if you are a college student without the financial means, time, or knowledge on how...
Very Knowledgeable and Helpful
He was very knowledgeable and offered a lot of good advice. I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to talk and get legal consultation from hi...
Landlord Dispute
Mr. Payab has been helping me through a dispute with my previous landlord. We met several times at a legal clinic he volunteers for. He has stayed l...
Understanding and knowledgeable
I am relatively independent and usually research legal questions on my own. This time I was stuck. David was able to quickly fill in the blanks, while...
A complicated question made simple!
He went out of his way to confirm his advice and provided me with a prompt call back. He was able to confirm my suspicions that my ex-boss was screwi...
Integrity
Mr. Payab is an honest lawyer. He challenged my conventional view about lawyers and I believe that he will continue to do so. At this time, I am a ...
Dispute with landlord
My friend and I went to Mr. Payab regarding our legal dispute with our landlord. Mr. Payab provided very helpful and comprehensive consultation in ma...
a perfect lawyer
David is a really perfect lawyer and kindhearted man, he keeping helping me until my case closed ,just like the case happened on him.I really apprecia...
Kept It Out of Court
I highly recommend David Payad. I had an ex-landlord after me, for money that I did not owe. David was able to convince the opposing council that I wa...
Recommend for personal injury case
I met David at USC for legal consulting. I was involved in a personal injury case. As an international student, I was less informed about the legal sy...
Excellent counsel
I sought Mr. Payab's advice on a landlord/tenant issue and he was extremely helpful. Like another reviewer stated, he is very patient and considerate....
Great advice over a quick phone call.
David was very knowledgable about the questions I had about an employment-related case. His advice is helping me asses the strengths and weaknesses of...
Jay walking infraction (student from USC)
David was very professional and helpful. I'm a college student attending USC. He answered all my questions patiently and treated me as he should with ...
"fast and useful response"
I needed help urgently and he told me what he would do in my situation. After the meeting, I emailed him and he kept on helping me and giving me legal...
Outstanding Service & Character
David represented me in an employment matter and I could not have been happier with his service. He is prompt, knowledgable and respectful. He kept me...
Excellent counseling, would come to again.
He was very helpful and made sure to follow up with information and concern. Answered all my questions clearly and was very knowledgeable.
Great Legal Advise
We were having issues with our landlord and after so many issues we were told we can break our lease without affecting our credit. We decided to see D...
leasing problem
My friend and I consulted Mr. Payab about the contract with Icon Plaza last Monday. Mr. Payab was very helpful and very patient. He analyzed the cont...
Great Experience
I'm a graduate student at USC. I went to Mr. Payab regarding my disagreement with my landlord. Mr. Payab was really patient and professional. He provi...
Thank you!
Helped with navigating a labor dispute and hostile work environment claim. Very helpful in framing things correctly under the law in ways I hadn't rea...
Fantastic!
I just got off the phone with David regarding a long going employment issue. He heard my story and right away began looking for a legal path I could ...
Nice person
I talked to David at USC. He is really nice and patient about my case. He gave some advices that I believe helps a lot. I look forward to talk to him ...
VERY SATISFIED
I was very impressed and satisfied with the services I received from David. He was very professional, knowledgeable, and was not pushy like many of t...
Expert on Tenant/Landlord Disputes
My family and I have been fortunate enough to receive Mr. Payab's incredible legal services regarding disputes with multiple landlords. He valued our...
Helpful and caring
Mr. Payab provided a great consultation and referred me to another incredible lawyer regarding my issue with copyright. After he referred him, he foll...
Calm, rational, and straightforward
We spoke to four different lawyers to get advice about a dispute. Mr. Payab had the qualities we were looking for: calm, rational, straightforward and...
Mr payab is a good-hearted, caring person who's priority is the client, not the money
Mr. Payab is a real caring person who actually cares about us. We asked him if we should sue in small claims or full on in court and he suggested we d...
David is the man!
I've been dealing with a long and stressful ordeal that's escalated into a legal matter. I researched different options, but was so confused and stres...
Very Professional and Helpful
I went to Mr. Payab for advice of dispute with a landlord. Mr. Payab is very professional and helpful. He gave me clear and specific advice on my situ...
Excellent attorney!
David Payab has been assisting me and my business for the past 6 years and in that time he has proven to be the consummate professional. He has assis...
Awesome consultation
I was involved in a traffic accident last year, and the other party sued me in the small claims court (3 people, 10K each). I was nervous as I never ...
Needed to know where I stood
David was very easy to work with. He helped get to understand what my circumstance was and understand what options I could take. He put no pressure on...
Exceptional service, beyond my espectations
David went above and beyond in giving me information regarding my landlord-tenant dispute. I met with him twice and on each occasion he freely gave me...
ABOVE AND BEYOND EXPECTATIONS
Regardless of my claim/case, I just felt like David provided an unbiased perspective and all the knowledge I needed to fully understand my situation. ...
Excellent Experience!
I was involved in an employment contract dispute with my employer and David was able to provide me the information I needed in a very professional and...
Responsive, helpful and very professional consultant
David Payab was a referral from a friend. When things got heavy at my work I reached out to David. I was reluctant to call an attorney as this is not ...
Helpful Consultation
David was a great help. I was facing subtenant issues and I wanted to double check if my contract with them covered the issue. He answered all the que...
Great Experience
Mr. Payab was a great help in navigating me through a housing dispute that I am going through. He gave great, competent advice that helped me out a hu...
Person to look up to when in a dire state
I had this Short legal counselling with David Sir and my case was a real mess. After have told him the whole scene which was pretty complex to underst...
Great Experience.
David answered my questions thoroughly, very clear and informative. He was not rushed and took the time to understand before responding. Highly recomm...
Excellent Council
This was my first consultation with Mr. Payab. He was personable, professional and has a fine command of Employment and Labor Law. He is not hesitant ...
Sincere & Honest
What to do after my "Wrongful Termination" brought doubt and clouded my ability to see coherently but that state of mind quickly dissipated after cons...
Professionalism, Expertise and Genuine Interest
I received a consultation from David Payab a few days ago which was absolutely phjenominal. My need for information was far greater than I had anticip...
He is the right person to consult!
I got his consultation through USC. He is very patient and helpful. He gave me great advices on the landlord-tenat issues. Recommend!
Dealing With a Criminal Case
David's solution and approach to my problem showed he was an experienced lawyer.
I would highly recommend David
David is the best! No matter how busy David is he makes time to see you and talk to you over the phone. He made me feel very comfortable, explained ev...
Prompt and courteous
I am a student at USC and met with David in regards to a problematic roommate situation. He gave me very detailed advice in regards to my options. He ...
Best law consultation
I got his consecutive consultations through USC Graduate Student Government. He is a very knowledgeable and experienced lawyer. He is always so patien...
Very knowledgeable and honest about the law and my situation!
Mr. Payab was friendly and very informative! He answered all of my questions completely and gave me a high level of confidence and understanding in so...
Prompt to respond! Very thorough on helping out with my legal questions!
David responded me very quickly. When I sent materials to him to review, he took the time and communicate with me along the way. He gave extremely hel...
Succinct, Sharp, and Dedicated!
David is wonderful! I met with him at USC for legal consultation and he significantly relieved my stress. I've been dealing with a housing situation i...
Very responsive and helpful
David was great to work with. He got back to me extremely quickly and provided exactly the feedback I needed. I would certainly recommend him to other...
Consultation on Lease Agreement
I had a very good experience with David. He was extremely helpful going over my legal concerns and was extremely patient whenever I had a basic questi...
Competent and reliable
I contacted Mr. Payab regarding an employment issue. I'm an employer and had several issue with precious employees. He is very knowledgeable, he provi...
Very Helpful
I had a specific labor question for David. He called after hours and answered all my questions. He was gracious to extend his help two days later when...
Employment & Labor advice session
lawyer had no knowledge of workers compensation issues
Employment & Labor advice session
He was understanding of my situation, and clear in relating the legal information/counsel that I required. I felt helped and as if my situation matter...
Employment & Labor advice session
Great advice over a quick phone call.
Employment & Labor advice session
Great advice
Employment & Labor advice session
David Payab was excellent. He was very patient with my ramblings and explained all of my options. The session well exceeded the 15 minutes for which...
Employment & Labor advice session
Mr. Payab was amazing! He was so nice polite and professional. He took the time to actually listen to my needs and give me the expert advice I needed....
Employment & Labor advice session
David was great to work with, really considered the specific situation I am in and gave me good feedback. He gave me professional opinion as well as w...
Employment & Labor advice session
David was great. He provided me with excellent feedback and even made himself available for further discussion.
Knowledgeable and Helpful
David was very helpful and he answered all my queries. He was patient and seems to have good knowledge of California laws and guided me through the ne...
Attorney Review! Great job!
David made me feel comfortable.. recommending and suggesting a clear direction for my circumstance. I was in the dark regarding what actions to take a...
Thorough and helpful
David was very thorough in terms of going through my specific legal issue. Reviewed my case from a number of different angles in very short period of ...
Phone Consultation
Mr. Payab called as Terri (spelling?), his assistant had informed me. I had the privilege of Mr. Payab having advance information in reference to my ...
Spectacular human
David is a really nice, warm person that instantly makes you feel comfortable. If you're going to talk to a lawyer, you're probably a little stressed ...
Highly professional and strong expertise!
David provided extremely insightful perspectives on all the matters I needed resolved regarding a business. Highly professional and strong expertise. ...
Contractor NDA review
I choose David based on other position reviews and his years of experience. He called me back within couple of hours after I submitted the file and wa...
Weight off my shoulders
David was very helpful in the span of a quick call. He listened, asked relevant questions, and guided me through the options available to us. With the...
Very Good.
Very Good. Provided all the details I needed. Consulting was very helpful and good.
Rialable and Helpful
I have contacted David Payab twice for help with a legal issue. He has been extremely helpful and even provided advice of what to do if I did not hir...
Friendly, knowledgeable, not rushed
David was a lot of help in answering my questions and did not rush me at any time and gave me everything I needed to know. Will be using his services...
David Payab helped me get my money back!!!
David has helped me tremendously through out the process of getting out of an unwanted lease. It is a long fight and an uneasy negotiation, but David ...
Refreshing integrity
In response to my request for review of a couple documents and a consultation, David provided a fair quote but also encouraged me to check the regulat...
Excellent Advice - Highly Recommend!
I recently contacted.David regarding an issue with my employer not paying overtime. I was very impressed with his knowledge and how he quickly zeroed...
EDD appeal for Employer
Let me start by saying David was outstanding. Now I'll tell you why. We are an employer and came to David to ask him questions of whether we should...
My consultation experience with Mr. Payab was excellent!
Mr. Payab was super patient and he gave me couple of really useful suggestions on my case when we first met. On that day, I was told that I could cont...
Good consultation
I got cunsultaion from him regarding traffic ticket. I got helpful information from him. I was satisfied to his consultation.
Great Experience
David was extremely helpful in the review of a Demand Letter I had written. In a matter of minutes, he provided valuable insight on what I should cons...
Separation agreement
Great conversation, straight to the point, precise and open. Liked the attitude, approach and professionalism.
Bar Card
Certified
California
May, 1997
187887
Active
Malpractice Info
Insured
No records of malpractice found.