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David B. Epstein

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Los Angeles, California

David B. Epstein is a founding partner of Epstein Turner Weiss, previously known as Epstein, Turner & Song. He has served as lead trial counsel in all aspects of civil litigation since 1973, with emphasis on mortgage finance, real estate finance, construction, insurance coverage, and complex business litigation.

Mr. Epstein has successfully handled complex cases before state, federal and appellate courts. He works closely with leading financial institutions, multinational corporations, government entities, and small to medium-sized businesses.

As a seasoned litigator, he is able quickly to analyze risk in business disputes and provide in-house counsel or business owners with guidance on a range of suitable legal strategies. Mr. Epstein holds an AV® Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Published Works Category

"The Forged Deed of Trust: Does Title Insurance Cover the Lender's Loss?", David B. Epstein, California Mortgage Finance News, published by the California Mortgage Bankers Association, September, 2014

"Title Insurance: The Statute of Limitations and the Premature Claim", David B. Epstein, CMBA News, published by the California Mortgage Bankers Association, September, 2011.

Areas of Practice

  • Mortgage repurchase and warehouse lending
  • Lien priority
  • Real estate and construction litigation
  • Insurance and title insurance coverage
  • Business and commercial law
  • Appeals

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit


  • UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. - 1969
  • University of California, Berkeley, California
    • B.S. - 1966
    • Major: Business Administration
  • Mr. Epstein has taught law at San Fernando Valley College of Law, which is now merged with the University of West Los Angeles School of Law.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of California, Litigation Section, Member
  • California Mortgage Bankers Association, Member
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, Member
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association, Resolutions Committee, Member
  • California Minority Counsel Program, Member
  • National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF), Member