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David M. Almaraz

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15165 Ventura Boulevard

Suite 200

Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Tel: (818) 881-5000

Direct: (818) 827-5172

Fax: (818) 881-1150



About David M. Almaraz

David and his wife, Iris, have been married for 20 years and are raising three teenagers in Sherman Oaks, California.  He enjoys playing soccer and watching his daughters play soccer and his son run cross country and track.


David is very active in his kids’ schools, and for the last eight (8) years has served as the Board Chair of the Hollywood YMCA.  David is also part owner of the Blue Palms Brewhouse in Hollywood which recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary as one of the leading craft beer establishments in Los Angeles.


David M. Almaraz

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David M. Almaraz is a partner with Alpert, Barr and Grant with over 20-years of legal experience.  David is a seasoned trial attorney with expertise in real estate (including landlord-tenant law) and business litigation and trade secret litigation. He is a problem solver who uses all tools and remedies available under the law to develop resolution strategies that would best achieve his clients’ objectives.


With extensive experience in federal and state courts throughout California, David expertly guides his clients through all phases of law and litigation.  While he understands and emphasizes the importance and value of pre-litigation counseling and settlement negotiations, David is adept at effectively steering matters through mediations, arbitrations, jury trials, bench trials, and appeals before the California Court of Appeal, should it be necessary.


David is admitted to practice before all the state courts of California, the U.S. District Court, Central District of California and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.   He earned his B.A. in Political Science from the University of California in Berkeley, and received his J.D. from the University of Southern California.  David is a member of the State Bar of California, and the Los Angeles County Bar Association.


Practice Focus

  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Landlord-Tenant Law
  • Trade Secret




  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley, 1994
  • Juris Doctor from University of Southern California, 1998



  • California State Bar since December 1998
  • Admitted to practice in all United States District Courts in California



  • Super Lawyers 2009 – 2012 Rising Star
  • Board Chair, Hollywood YMCA, 2011 to present
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member, San Fernando Valley Bar Association