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David B. Coher

Mediator • Arbitrator • Expert Witness


Electronic Mail –

Telephone – (213) 545-6149

U.S. Mail – 530 South Lake Avenue, Suite 105, Pasadena, California 91101


Georgetown University Law Center

Juris Doctorate, with Honors

University of Southern California

Bachelors of Science, magna cum laude

Pepperdine University School of Law

Dispute Resolution Certificate, Strauss Institute

LEGAL Experience

  • Guest Lecturer, Fowler School of Law, Chapman University and Southwestern Law School
  • Senior Attorney, Real Estate Section, Law Department, Southern California Edison
  • Real Estate Associate, Ervin, Cohen & Jessup, Beverly Hills, California
  • Litigation Associate, Ford Marrin Esposito Witmeyer & Gleser, New York City, New York

Court Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court

District of Columbia

State of California

State of New York

Public Service

  • Member, U.S. District Court, Central District of California ADR Panel
  • Scoutmaster, Troop 5 of Greater LA Area Council
  • 2021 Redistricting Task Force, City of Pasadena
  • Chair & Member, Board of Zoning Appeals, City of Pasadena (2015 – 2023)
  • Chair & Commissioner, Planning Commission, City of Pasadena (2015 – 2023)
  • President, Committee on Group Insurance Programs, State Bar of California (2007 – 2017)
  • Legislative Counsel, Office of U.S. Representative Stephen Horn, Washington D.C.

Business Minded Dispute Resolution


With two decades of experience in dispute resolution, David has a proven track record of getting cases resolved. He draws upon his unique experience, as David has served in each capacity in the room – litigator, business executive, and neutral.

Driven by this unique experience, David seeks to resolve disputes through creative approaches that take account of business considerations and provide the greatest benefit to all of his clients.