David Paletz

David Paletz

Trial Lawyer

Contact Information

Practice Areas

Medical Malpractice
Wrongful Death
Personal Injury


J.D., Southwestern Law School 2008
B.A., Political Science and History (Minor)
University of California, Santa Barbara 2004



David is a trial lawyer practicing in the areas of plaintiff’s medical malpractice, catastrophic personal injury, and wrongful death. David has second-chaired several trials and arbitrations, and has secured numerous six and seven figure verdicts and settlements for his clients. Considering the tragic nature of his cases, David is committed to zealously advocating for his while also being compassionate and empathetic.

Prior to becoming of-counsel to KTL, David attended Southwestern Law School, where he earned his Juris Doctorate in 2008. While at Southwestern, David gained experience as a judicial extern to the Honorable Roy Paul in the California Superior Court, Los Angeles County. David also served as commissioner of alumni relations for the Student Body Association. He also was appointed as Lt. Governor of the Southern Section of the American Bar Association. While attending classes at Southwestern, David also clerked at several prestigious personal injury and medical malpractice law firms.

After receiving his Juris Doctor. In 2008, David joined Gelfand and Gelfand, a prestigious boutique law firm specializing in medical malpractice and catastrophic personal injury litigation. David also served as a teaching assistant to Professor Gary Gelfand for a medical malpractice litigation seminar at Loyola Law School from 2011-2016.

David is currently licensed to practice in California state courts and federal district courts in the Central District of California, and is an active member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills Bar Association

When not at work, David enjoys working out, sports, traveling, and being with his wife and daughter.

  • Memberships & Boards
    • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA)
    • Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC)
    • Beverly Hills Bar Association (BHBA) Board of Governors, Barristers Board of Governors
    • Santa Monica Bar Association (SMBA)
    • Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA)
  • Lectures & Speaking Engagements
    • Orthopedic Injuries From a Doctor's Standpoint
    • 2017, 2018 BHBA - Moderator

Case Results