TRAINING & BACKGROUND
Building on his many years of legal expertise, David Oken is a full-time mediator specializing in the resolution of civil disputes with an emphasis on insurance coverage issues.
David Oken is a mediator with 27 years of extensive and recognized attorney experience, on both sides of the "v", in complex, high profile litigation and mediation which primarily focused on insurance coverage cases but also involved a varied and expansive group of legal issues including contract disputes, real estate transactions and business disputes. David Oken’s insurance background includes a prior career as a California licensed independent insurance agent and broker.
David Oken has represented national insurance companies in insurance coverage litigation and disputes pertaining to numerous commercial/personal insurance claim issues. David Oken has also handled numerous types of insurance coverage cases ranging from high-profile national pollution and toxic tort liability insurance claims to individual first party homeowner’s claims and everything in between.
In his own firm, David Oken has represented many policyholders and carriers involving a multitude of commercial and personal insurance claims and insurance coverage issues as well as various other plaintiffs and defendants in litigated matters.
Recognizing a demand for the determination of reasonable and necessary attorney fee billings and with considerable experience relating to reasonable attorney fees issues, David Oken also served as a qualified trial expert for such issues.
David Oken obtained mediation training from two extraordinary mediation education programs.
David Oken chose and completed the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine Caruso School of Law mediation training program because it is considered one of the premier mediation educational programs in the world and has provided David Oken with invaluable and world class mediation training. The Mediating the Litigated Case program required the successful completion of forty-eight (48) hours of intensive course work and mediation scenarios.
To obtain an additional mediation perspective, David Oken completed the twenty-four (24) hour mediation training program with the County of Los Angeles Department of Consumer and Business Affairs.
David Oken is currently an approved mediator panelist for:
California Court of Appeal -Second District
County of Los Angeles Department of Consumer and Business Affairs
1994 Juris Doctor, Southwestern University School of Law
1987 Bachelor of Science - Business Administration/Marketing, California State University, Northridge