David L. Emerzian

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David L. Emerzian


Prior to joining the Commercial and Business Litigation Practice Group of McCormick Barstow in 2002, Mr. Emerzian served as a judicial intern for Honorable Oliver Wanger in the United State District Court, Eastern District Court of California.

David Emerzian

In 2001, Mr. Emerzian was an intern in the legal department of the Federal Reserve Bank, 12th District in San Francisco, California.  In 1998, Mr. Emerzian was an intern for Gov. Pete Wilson of California serving in his Advance Team.

Mr. Emerzian is a licensed Real Estate Broker by the California Department of Real Estate.

Juris Doctor, 2002
Santa Clara University School of Law
Dean’s List 1999-2002

Bachelor of Science, Business – Accountancy, 1999
California State University, Fresno
Student Body President, 1998-1999

Concentrating in Commercial and Business Litigation specializing in Real-Estate, Landlord-Tenant, Contract and Construction Litigation.  Mr. Emerzian has tried multiple cases to verdict in both federal courts and State Courts throughout the State of California.  Mr. Emerzian  represents a wide and diverse range of clients, including but not limited to developers, retail business owners, general contractors, subcontractors, property owners, insurance agencies, medical providers, and other professionals.  In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Emerzian also advises his clients on various business matters including  business formation, day to day operations and strategic long term planning for business growth.

Mr. Emerzian is a member of the State Bar of California and the Fresno County Bar Association.  He is also a former officer of the California Association of Business Trial Lawyers-San Joaquin Valley Chapter (ABTL), and a current Board Member of the ABTL.  Mr. Emerzian is a past board member of the California State University Fresno Alumni Association.

Lecturer and Co-Author

“Residential Landlord-Tenant Law: Rentals and Remedies,” Sterling Education, Fresno, CA, January 2016.

“Landlord-Tenant Law,” Sterling Education Services, Fresno, CA, January 2015.

Honors & Awards

Mr. Emerzian is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated with Martindale-Hubbell.  He was selected for inclusion in the Northern California Super Lawyers list (2012-2023) and previously was included in the Northern California Rising Stars list (2010 and 2011) for his practice area in Business Litigation.

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