San Diego Managing Partner of Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP Recognized as Top Labor & Employment Law Trial Attorney
Dave Carothers, managing partner of the San Diego office of Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP, and well-known and respected for his successful defense as lead trial counsel of labor and employment lawsuits in more than 40 jury trials, has recently been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 in the field of Litigation - Labor and Employment (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC). Carothers was also named to the San Diego Super Lawyers® list as one of the top attorneys in San Diego for 2012. No more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers.
“I’ve always strived to be an attorney as remarkable as those selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America list. It’s regarded as one of the oldest and most-respected attorney-ranking publications in the legal profession,” said Carothers. “Over the years I have seen my mentors on this list, and never imagined that I would be acknowledged alongside those who have so inspired me.”
Carothers represents employers in California as lead trial counsel primarily in complex, representative actions, class actions and coordinated actions, often involving hundreds of claimants. He also successfully handles single plaintiff and multi-plaintiff actions brought against his clients in court and in administrative proceedings. Carothers has successfully defended employers in more than 40 jury trials, including claims involving wrongful termination, sexual harassment, breach of contract, ADA violations, wage and hour violations and all manner of discrimination. Most recently, he defended a large, national restaurant chain where his cross examination of one witness led to the immediate resolution of the case in the middle of the trial.
Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 36,000 leading attorneys cast almost 4.4 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”
Additionally, Carothers was named to the San Diego Super Lawyers list for 2012. Super Lawyers, a division of Thomson Reuters, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a rigorous, multi‐phased process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews.
“I am honored to be selected as a San Diego Super Lawyer, and it makes me proud to know my dedication and my honing of legal skills in the courtroom have been recognized by my peers,” remarked Carothers. “I’d advise any future attorneys with similar aspirations to find a mentor, keep an open mind, and realize their own best qualities in order to build the confidence necessary to stand tall and argue a case before a jury.”
Carothers earned his law degree at the University of Southern California Law Center, and his undergraduate degree from California State University, Dominguez Hills. He is a member of the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates. Carothers is also a member of the San Diego County Bar Association, and is a committee member and founding participant of the Diversity Fellowship Program. Active in his community, Carothers enjoys speaking to and mentoring high school, college and law students considering or pursuing a law degree.
About Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP
Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP ("CDF") is a California law firm specializing exclusively in labor, employment and immigration law. CDF has distinguished itself as one of the top labor and employment defense firms in California. The firm has five offices throughout California – in Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego. For more information, visit: http://www.cdflaborlaw.com.