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Education

  • Loyola Law School of Los Angeles
    • J.D., cum laude, 1980
  • Franklin & Marshall College
    • B.A., with departmental honors, 1977

Clerkships

  • Justice and Presiding Justice Margaret J. Morris, California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division Two (1980-1982)

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Professional Associations

 

 
David S. Ettinger
David S. Ettinger

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David S. Ettinger

David Ettinger is a partner at the firm, which he joined in 1982.  At Horvitz & Levy, he has briefed and argued dozens of appeals, including more than a dozen arguments before the California Supreme Court. In addition, he has been published in a variety of legal publications, including several articles on the discoverability of hospital peer review committees.  He is a past president of the California Academy of Appellate Lawyers and a fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers.   

Mr. Ettinger served two terms on the Appellate Advisory Committee for the Judicial Council of California, to which he was appointed by Chief Justice Ronald George.  Also, at the invitation of Justice Joyce Kennard, he was a member of the Appellate Rules Revision Project Task Force, which spearheaded the first comprehensive revision of the California Rules of Court on appeals in almost 60 years. Since 2008, Mr. Ettinger has been named a “Best Lawyer” by The Best Lawyers in...

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Publications

  • Pending Decision May Influence Measure of Medical Damages (Nov. 2010) Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy, Vol. 28, No. 2, p. 1
  • The Fate of The Collateral Source Rule (Oct. 18, 2010) Daily J., p. 5
  • A Leader in the Fight Against School Segregation (July 8, 2010) Daily J., p. 6
  • Tort Reform Damage Caps in California, and Beyond (Apr. 2009) Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy, Vol. 28, No. 7, p. 5
  • The Constitutionality of Tort Reform Damage Caps (Mar. 2009) Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy, Vol. 27, No. 6, p. 1
  • New Year, New Rules (Dec. 28, 2007) L.A. Daily J.
  • The Quest to Desegregate Los Angeles Schools (March 2003) 26 Los Angeles Lawyer 54
  • The Alliance for Children's Rights vs. The Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (2002) 1 Whittier Journal of Child and Family Advocacy 62
  • New Batch; First Group of Revised Rules Took Effect Jan. 1 (Jan. 30, 2002) Los Angeles Daily Journal, p. 7
  • Guarding Hospital Committee Members' Identities (March 1993) Med. Malpractice Law & Strategy 3
  • Are Applications for Staff Privileges Discoverable? (Oct. 1992) Med. Malpractice Law & Strategy 1
  • Discovery Immunities for Hospital Staff Review Committees: Is There Protection for Information Submitted to, as Well as Documents Prepared by, the Committees? (Fall 1992) Prof. Officers' and Directors' Liability Law Newsl. 17
  • The History of School Desegregation in the Ninth Circuit (1979) 12 Loy. L.A. L. Rev. 481