A founding partner of Northrup Schlueter, David Schlueter has represented business clients and private individuals in commercial and construction litigation matters since 1983, when he was admitted to the bar of the State of California. He focuses on the fields of Construction Law, Construction Defect, Real Estate and Business Litigation. In addition to his experience in both negotiated settlement and trial matters, he has wide experience in arbitration and mediation, and is frequently referred by other attorneys to assist in resolving such cases through mediation. He now heads the firm’s practice in Alternative Dispute Resolution. He is involved in several charitable and business organizations in Southern California.
Mr. Schlueter is both an effective advocate and a skillful risk manager who, by taking into account the strengths and weaknesses of a case in the early stages, strategically positions his clients for maximum resolution potential early in the litigation process. His extensive experience and training in mediation benefit his clients throughout the dispute resolution process often leading to early settlement.
As a trained neutral, Mr. Schlueter has fine-tuned skills, developed through his years of litigation practice, for ascertaining the sometimes complicated agendas of parties in dispute, whether they be financial, emotional or, as is often the case, some combination thereof. He assists parties in finding common ground and reaching compromises that allow the parties to achieve resolution consistent with their litigation objectives while preserving the dignity of all involved.
Mr. Schlueter has represented clients in construction related disputes for over thirty years, including contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, construction managers and professionals such as architects and engineers and has consistently achieved favorable results for the firm’s clients.
Mr. Schlueter is involved in civic activities and is an active supporter of the Wounded Warriors project and a sponsor of the annual Pepperdine Law School charity golf tournament.