Mallen MediatIon. Better Settings. Better Results.

When you work with Mallen Mediation, we include the price of a local off-site location in our fee (we have a favorite we call “Camp David”). We have a travel concierge as well, should you care to go farther afield. Beyond sheer expertise, few things lead to better results than a setting where all parties can be at ease. With Mallen Mediation, you get both. Every time.

Subject Matter Expertise

Employment Litigation

Professional History

David A. Mallen started his employment law practice in 1992, fresh out of law school. He has litigated over 700 employment cases including wrongful termination, sexual harassment, disability discrimination, age discrimination, whistle-blower claims, family & medical leave, wage & hour law, and class actions.

David is “AV-Rated”® by Martindale-Hubbell. An AV® certification is the highest peer-review mark of excellence for professional ethics and legal ability.

Professional Awards

David has also been selected for the honor of Southern California Super Lawyers™, Employment Litigation, in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. Super Lawyers magazine names attorneys in each state who received the highest point totals, as chosen by their peers and through independent research.

Mediation Training

Having successfully settled hundreds of lawsuits through mediation, David received his mediation certificate in 2010 from Pepperdine Law School’s Strauss Institute of Dispute Resolution–the # 1 ranked program in the country.

Lectures and Appearance

David serves as a guest lecturer on wage & hour issues for accountants and lawyers. He has also appeared on radio and television as an expert on employment law issues.

Published Decisions

Prince v. CLS Transportation, Inc. (2004), 118 Cal. App. 4th 1320, rev. den’d 2004 Cal. LEXIS 7524 (Aug. 11, 2004).


David writes passionately on employment law. Recent articles include: The Psychology of Client Intake in Employment Cases; Building a High-Volume Wage & Hour Law Practice; Ten Tips To Turn a Workers Compensation Practice into a Profit Center for Employment Law Referrals; Ten Valuable Tips for Employers Defending Wage & Hours Cases; Frequently Asked Questions by Immigrant Workers, Mediation and Litigation of Immigrant Worker Cases.


University of Michigan, B.A. with High Honors in History 1986 (Senior Honors Thesis: The Commercialization of the Baseball Industry)

The Ohio State University College of Law, J.D. 1991.


David and his wife Lora, an elementary school teacher, have three children, ages 8, 11 and 13. In 2001, David’s family founded Glacier Homemade Ice Cream & Gelato, based in Boulder, Colorado (“America’s Best Ice Cream”, Forbes 2008). Outside of work, David enjoys yoga, travel, little league baseball and soccer, as well as helping fellow small business entrepreneurs.

Rates and Accommodations

Half Day: $1,500. Includes four hours of mediation time plus one hour for review of briefs and pre-mediation phone conference.

Full Day: $2,500. All-inclusive.

Class Action Mediations: $4,000 per day.

Online Mediation: $1,500 per day.

Travel Options: Mediation can be convened at dozens of luxury hotel properties in the West. Discounted air fare, limousine, and hotel accommodations offered by Michelle Rosen of Pro Travel International,

David A. Mallen, Esq.

Employment Mediation and Litigation

840 Apollo Street, Suite 311
El Segundo, CA 90245

Tel: 310.606.0065 x103
Fax: 310.606.0064


MALLEN MEDIATION. David A. Mallen, Esq.

840 Apollo Street, Suite 311. El Segundo, CA 90245
Tel: 310.606.0065 x103 | Fax: 310.606.0064