David Berke

Of Counsel

515 S Flower Street

Suite 1000

Los Angeles, CA 90071

T: 213-404-0245




  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California


  • California State Bar


  • University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, JD, 2003, Moot Court Honors Program, Top 15% Class., Journal of Law and Technology
  • California State University Northridge, BA, 2000, Psychology


Mr. Berke is an experienced litigator with substantial professional liability defense and insurance coverage experience.  In addition to spending the better part of a decade working for a specialized legal malpractice defense boutique defending large multinational law firms, he has spent several years representing insurance companies on complex insurance coverage disputes at larger firms.  In his practice, Mr. Berke emphasizes early resolution by way of motion practice and/or settlement, and his successes include:

Professional Liability Defense

  • Obtained summary judgment for multinational law firm based upon mediation privilege;
  • Demurrer sustained with prejudice to trade secret claims against multinational law firm;
  • Several successful demurrers and summary judgment motions based upon statute of limitations; and
  • Demurrer sustained with prejudice on behalf of firm based on issue preclusion.

Insurance Coverage

  • Demurrer sustained with prejudice as to non-existence of coverage for class action lawsuit based upon habitability claims due to failure to comply with warranty, and successful defense on appeal;
  • Prevailed in Ninth Circuit on lack of coverage for purported invasion of privacy claims;

Numerous other successful summary judgment motions based upon issues ranging from intentional acts to the failure to state a covered claim to voluntary payments, and more.