David Pallack, Director of Litigation for NLSLA, oversees the training and mentoring of NLSLA attorneys and co-counsels on a variety of cases throughout the organization’s substantive areas. His work has led to significant reforms in the Los Angeles area, including a permanent injunction against a healthcare referral company that sold illusory discounts to low-income families without health insurance; successful opposition of a waste disposal company’s attempt to significantly expand its landfill in the low-income Latino community of Sun Valley; changes in L.A. Dept. of Water & Power policies to stop penalizing tenants whose landlords failed to pay their utility bills; and a nationwide injunction against the U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development that saved more than $300 million in housing subsidies to low-income families.

David has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Legal Services Section of the California State Bar, a member of the L.A. County Bar Association’s Judicial Evaluation Committee and, since 2007, a Judge Pro Tem for the L.A. Superior Court and an Arbitrator for the State Bar’s Mandatory Attorney Fee Arbitration program. He received a statewide Award of Merit from the Legal Aid Association of California in 1987 and has been named a Super Lawyer by Los Angeles Lawyer magazine each year from 2005 to 2010.

dpallack@nlsla.org