About the ASCDC

As the foremost regional association for defense attorneys, we offer our members of all career levels a way to navigate the legal system of tomorrow, whether it be with insights into emerging practices and technologies, advice from leading experts, opportunities for (and with) up-and-coming young lawyers, and so much more. We would like to extend an invitation to defense attorneys in Southern California to check out our commitment to our members below:

  • Professional Networking
  • Specialized Continuing Education
  • Representation in Legislative Matters
  • Representation in Appellate Matters
  • Liaison with Industry Leaders

The ASCDC was organized in 1960 by a small group of Los Angeles defense attorneys who felt it was essential for their professional interest to be independently represented. The ASCDC has since grown to become the nation's preeminent regional defense organization. It now encompasses a diverse group of lawyers who practice from north of Santa Barbara to the Mexican border and from the desert of the inland empire to the shores of Santa Monica. Its members share ideas on the listserv, during MCLE programs, and through Verdict magazine. It draws on the leadership skills of defense attorneys who head up committees that author amicus briefs, organize bench-bar functions, promote diversity and charitable endeavors, and much more. It facilitates the development of professional relationships and friendships that last a lifetime. ASCDC welcomes your involvement!

Members-Only Webinar: "Coming Soon to a Case Near You: Major Changes in California Discovery"

SB 235 arguably represents the most significant change in California civil procedure in many years and the provisions go into effect on January 1.  ADC hosted a two-hour webinar and the legal and strategic questions raised are quite granular and very significant.  CDC was very involved in negotiations over the bill, which will be in effect from January 1, 2024 until January 1, 2027, unless extended by the legislature.  The webinar recording is available for purchase via the link below. No member will want to be surprised by a party invoking the early disclosure provisions for cases filed right after the first of the year.

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Share Your Defense Successes!

We highlight the successes of ASCDC members on social media, in a monthly eNEWS and in the ASCDC Verdict magazine. Please submit 250-500 word summaries of your "great case results," (defense verdict; motion for summary judgment; motion to dismiss, etc.) to our website using the button below.

Submit Defense Win Here