David E. Hatch


David E. Hatch is an Associate in Klinedinst’s Irvine office. His practice focuses on commercial litigation, particularly when involving employment disputes. He represents employers on a wide range of employment issues including discrimination, wrongful termination, harassment, misclassification, and wage and hour violations.

Mr. Hatch is also a member of Klinedinst’s Retail and Premises Liability group, where he meets the diverse needs of major retailers, small business owners, grocery chains, restaurants, and public storefronts. In matters of exposure to personal injury and tort litigation, Mr. Hatch has experience working with retailers and their carriers to defend slip/trip and fall suits, allegation of inadequate security cases, as well as other premises liability and injury claims.

Additionally, Mr. Hatch is experienced in identification and control of risk to members of the transportation industry, and has represented  private-sector companies which operate public transport. He works alongside risk managers, maintenance, and safety departments to identify common claims and solutions for mitigation.

Mr. Hatch earned his Juris Doctor degree from Washington and Lee University School of Law.  While in law school, Mr. Hatch served as a legal intern at the National Labor Relations Board in San Francisco and Washington, DC. During this time, he investigated allegations of unfair labor practices between employees and employers.

Prior to law school, Mr. Hatch served as an account manager where he counseled clients on their project needs, recruited and trained employees, and staffed projects. He also worked to ensure employees complied with company policies and state laws.



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David E. Hatch, Esq.


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