About David

David Zelenski has spent the bulk of his career focused on class-wide employment litigation under the California Labor Code and the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. He also has substantial experience litigating consumer-protection matters on a class-wide basis.

David was recognized six times as a Southern California Super Lawyers “Rising Star," and twice by Pasadena Magazine as a Top Attorney. In addition, his law-school Note, Talent Agents, Personal Managers, and Their Conflicts in the New Hollywood, 76 S. Cal. L. Rev. 979 (2003), was cited by the California Supreme Court in Marathon Entertainment, Inc. v. Blasi, 42 Cal. 4th 974 (2008).

David earned his J.D. at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, where he recently taught as an adjunct professor. During law school, he served as a Senior Editor of the Southern California Law Review. Prior to law school, he graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Reed College, with a B.A. in economics.

Areas of Practice

  • Labor and Employment

  • Wage and Hour

  • Civil Litigation

  • Class Actions

  • Consumer Protection

Education

  • University of Southern California Gould School of Law

    • J.D., 2003

    • Senior Editor, Southern California Law Review

  • Reed College

    • B.A. 1999, magna cum laude

    • Phi Beta Kappa

Recognitions

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018

  • Pasadena Magazine Top Attorney, 2014 and 2021

  • Note, Talent Agents, Personal Managers, and Their Conflicts in the New Hollywood, 76 S. Cal. L. Rev. 979 (2003) (cited by Marathon Entm’t, Inc. v. Blasi, 42 Cal. 4th 974 (2008))

Bar Admissions

  • California

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California

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David Zelenski

david@zelenskilaw.com

(323) 426-9076



Representative Cases

  • Story v. Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, LLC, E.D. Cal. No. 14-CV-02422

  • Coletti v. Nugget Market, Inc., Marin Cty. Super. Ct. No. CIV1600425

  • Brown v. The Cheesecake Factory Rests., Inc., Marin Cty. Super Ct. No. CIV1504091

  • Gonzalez v. Preferred Freezer Servs. LBF, LLC, C.D. Cal. No. 12-CV-03467

  • McDonald v. Airport Terminal Servs., Inc., C.D. Cal. No. 11-CV-1946

  • Stetson v. W. Publ’g Corp., C.D. Cal. No. 08-CV-00810

  • Kang v. Albertson’s, Inc., C.D. Cal. No. 07-CV-00894

  • Doty v. Costco Wholesale Corp., C.D. Cal. No. CV-05-3241

  • Agatep v. Exxon Mobil Corp., C.D. Cal. No. 05-CV-2342

  • Stratford v. Citicorp W. FSB, Monterey Cty. Super Ct. No. M81026