David B. Coher, Esq.

David B. Coher, Esq.


Mr. Coher has become an industry leader in resolving real estate and technology disputes, bringing his experience as a litigator and Fortune 500 leader. His experiences in privacy, cybersecurity, and other soft IP matters stem from his time leading Cybersecurity and Reliability for one of our region’s leading utilities and serving on numerous boards as an expert in the field. Meanwhile, his expertise in real estate matters stems from his work as a litigator with firms such as Selman Breitman, Ervin, Cohen & Jessup, and in-house and serving as Chair Emeritus of the Planning Commission and Chair of the Board of Zoning Appeals in Pasadena, California.

He currently sits on the ADR panel for the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Over the past several years, he has devoted himself to dispute resolution as an advocate for practically resolving complex disputes to position clients to take advantage of future business opportunities. Mr. Coher is regularly trusted to bring difficult cases to resolution in the fields of cybersecurity, energy, technology, real estate, commercial contracts, and even bankruptcy.


  • Cybersecurity/Privacy Law
  • Energy
  • Real Estate
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Employment Law

Mediation Experience

Dispute Resolution Certificate, Strauss Institute, Pepperdine School of Law Member, ADR Panel U.S. District Court, Central District of California Member, Southern California Mediation Association

Organizations & Achievements

  • Chair, Planning Commission, City of Pasadena (2015-Present)
  • Member, Redistricting Task Force, City of Pasadena (2021)
  • Chair, CalBar Connect and Committee on Group Insurance Programs, State Bar of California (2007-2017)
  • Chair, Board of Zoning Appeals, City of Pasadena
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional
  • Bar Admissions in New York, California, and Washington D.C. United States Supreme Court


   Georgetown University, J.D., with Honors
   Dispute Resolution Certificate, Strass Institute, Pepperdine School of Law
   University of Southern California, B.S. magna cum laude

Mr. Coher is available throughout the United States both in-person and virtually.

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