David Ratner

David Ratner joined Pearson & Schachter, PLC as Of Council in February of 2019. David has experience as a trial attorney involved in approximately 300 jury trials with at least 40 verdicts. David has obtained several multimillion-dollar verdicts including an $18 million verdict in last trial Bouveng v. Wey in the SDNY.

Since being managing partner at BENEDICT P. MORELLI & ASSOCIATES, P.C. & MORELLI RATNER LLP, David has turned his attention to employment discrimination, sexual harassment, wage & hour litigation, PAGA, mass tort pharmaceutical litigation, personal injury, medical malpractice, trials, arbitrations & mediations here in Walnut Creek.

Previously a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association on the Board of Directors, David remains Editor in Chief of its magazine and a Dean of its CLE programs. David is current member of The American Association for Justice, The National Employment Lawyers Association, Consumer Attorneys of California, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Bar Association of San Francisco and the Contra Costa County Bar Association. Mr. Ratner has been awarded “Super Lawyer” since 2010. He is A National Trial Lawyers Association top 100 trial lawyer and a member of ABOTA. He was elected to “Law Dragon 500.”

You can reach David at 925-464-7086 or dratner@pearsonschachterlaw.com


    • Cornell University, BS 1968
  • Fordham Law School, JD 1973


  • CA 2017, NY, and DC, US Sup. Ct., 9th Cir., 2nd Cir., NDCA, CDCA,