Civil Service Commissioner
For forty-two years Dave Warren has been an attorney whose practice has emphasized employment counseling and litigation. He has represented employees and employers in private industry and public employment in disputes and litigation including discrimination, sexual harassment, violation of public policy and wrongful termination in state and federal courts. He has also represented clients before the Civil Service Commission, the State Personnel Board and other public employment forums.
Since 2016, Dave has served as an arbitrator, mediator, and workplace investigator. He obtained advanced mediation training through Pepperdine University and arbitration training through the Advanced Arbitration Academy at USC. Dave also conducts workplace investigations and provides counseling on investigations to employers, managers, and employees. Dave serves as Temporary Judge for the courts of San Luis Obispo and has done so for Los Angeles County. He also serves as a Special Master and Discovery Referee. He is an attorney-client fee arbitrator for the County of San Luis Obispo and California State Bar Associations.
In his spare time, Dave loves to write mystery/thriller books, so the creation of realistic characters and compelling plots is also a passion. Dave considers his appointment to the Civil Service Commission as an opportunity to use his legal experience to serve the County and looks forward to tackling the challenges ahead.