Damon Pitt is an associate in the firm’s Orange County office. His practice focuses on product liability litigation including class actions. Damon represents manufacturers and distributors of pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, and other consumer products in a variety of litigation and pre-litigation claims. His practice also handles employment litigation including whistleblower and workplace discrimination claims. Over the past several years, Damon has also managed civil litigation matters in multiple disciplines including premises liability, professional liability, construction defect claims, habitability claims, and commercial litigation. In addition, Damon has an extensive background in personal injury defense and general liability claims, where he has successfully obtained summary judgment and dismissals in high-exposure matters.
Prior to joining K&L Gates, Damon served as a senior associate at a national law firm based in Newport Beach, California, where he managed all levels of civil defense litigation, provided counsel to a diverse client base, and developed an extensive law and motion practice. He counseled and defended national and international corporations, property owners, business owners, developers, and contractors in all levels of civil litigation. In addition, Damon previously served as a Certified Law Clerk for the San Diego City Attorney’s Office and the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, where he conducted multiple hearings and took misdemeanor criminal cases to verdict.
- American Bar Association
- California Bar Association
- Orange County Bar Association
- Volunteer, Mercy House Living Centers
- Cyber Civil Rights Legal Project
- California Innocence Project
- Comment, “No Payne, No Gain?: Revisiting Victim Impact Statements After Twenty Years in Effect,” 16 CHAP. L. REV. 475 (Spring 2013)
- Case Digest, Cassel v. Superior Court, 15 CHAP. L. REV. 657 (Winter 2012)