New Associate at Schwartz Hannum

David Abbott received his law degree from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law. He received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University, where he majored in Natural Resources Economics.

Prior to joining the Firm, David worked with Curiale Hirschfeld Kraemer, LLP in Santa Monica, California, where he represented employers in state and federal cases and administrative actions involving wrongful termination, retaliation, employment discrimination, harassment, whistleblowing, and wage and hour violations. David is well versed in drafting and arguing dispositive motions, position statements, charge responses, drafting employee handbooks and conducting classification audits.

During law school, David externed with the California Court of Appeals (District 2 – Division 8) assisting the Justices with appellate opinions for civil, criminal, and juvenile cases. David was also involved in reviewing petitions for writ relief. David has also worked for the National Labor Relations Board in Oakland, CA where he investigated Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) charges against both unions and management. He has experience with labor elections, and he has facilitated stipulations between management and unions.
David is a member of the Bar of the State of California. He is also admitted to the United States District Court for the Central District of California.