Managing Trial Attorney

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Meet attorney David D. Mains

David D. Mains is Managing Trial Attorney of Mains & Arechaederra. Previously, Mr. Mains served as Managing Trial Attorney for United Services Automobile Association (USAA) in Los Angeles, responsible for all phases of management of a busy civil litigation office. His leadership, emphasis on training, and management capability maximized the effectiveness of law offices with as many as 23 attorneys. In that capacity, he defended more USAA military officers than any other attorney in California in the history of USAA. His 24+ years of extensive Insurance Law and Coverage experience includes more than 100 Criminal and Civil Trials. He has extensive first and third party personal lines litigation expertise which has been developed in more than 6,000 cases, 3,000 depositions, 500 arbitrations, mediations, and mandatory settlement conferences. Mr. Mains’ experience includes:

  • Defended first and third party Automobile Accident, Uninsured and Homeowners lawsuits through trial
  • Los Angeles Superior/Municipal Court Arbitrator and Mediator for 15 years
  • Trained Claims Department on various litigation practices
  • Orange County Superior Court Arbitrator for more than 15 years
  • Crash Settlement Conference Officer – Glendale Superior Court
  • Los Angeles County Court Pro-tem Judge
  • Orange County District Attorney’s Office

His Mediation/Arbitration Training Includes:

  • 1993 – Present – More than 200 Arbitrations and 300 mediations for the LASC/OCSC Courts
  • 2007 – “Effective Mediation Advocacy” or “How to Let the Other Side Win”
  • 2007 – “Ultimate ADR”
  • 2007 – “Negotiating and Drafting ADR Clauses”
  • 1997 – “Cutting Edge Negotiation Strategy for Lawyers”
  • 1997 – “Negotiating”
  • 1993 – “Managing Civil Conflicts”

Mr. Mains is Frequently a Keynote Speaker at Seminars for Attorneys:

  • “Case Evaluation Process”
  • “Defending Low Impact Auto Accidents”
  • “Civil Procedure Before Trial”
  • “Trial Practice”
  • “Civil Law and Motion”
  • “Uninsured Motorist Claims”