Douglass S. Davert

Douglass S. Davert

Orange, California

Mr. Davert is a native of Orange County. Admitted to the California Bar in 1992, he is very active in the community and served the courts for 12 years as a Judge Pro Tem. Mr. Davert serves as an elected member and President of the East Orange County Water District and has served as an elected member of the Tustin City Council having twice served as Mayor in 2006 and 2009. He also served on several county and regional boards, serves on various committees, and is committed to serving the interests of children in the community. He has served as Chairman of the Orange County Sanitation District as Chairman of the Orange County Fire Authority. He is currently Chairman of the Orange County Fire Authority Foundation. Additionally, he has served on the boards of directors of non-profit corporations that support public education, promote arts education in the community, and provide camping facilities to various community groups. He is named on the “Southern California’s Top Rated Lawyers” in 2012-2015.

Mr. Davert's primary practice is in the areas of business transactions, business formation, real estate, and other transactional matters.

Typical clients are small to large-sized businesses, corporations and non-profit entities ($500,000 to $175,000,000 annual revenue) that have an ongoing need for a broad range of legal services. These issues typically involve everything from acquisitions of competing or complementary businesses, matters related to employment law, corporate structure and governance, real estate matters of varying complexities, and contracts to initiating and defending litigation in areas ranging from breach of contract and employment to environmental issues.

Areas of Practice

  • Business Transactions and Organization
  • Business and Commercial
  • Contracts
  • Real Estate

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1992


  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. - 1992
  • Chapman University
    • B.A. - 1987

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Tustin City Council, Member, 2002-2010
  • Tustin City Council, Mayor, 2006 & 2009, Mayor Pro-Tem, 2005 & 2008
  • Planning Commission, Chairman, 2002, Vice-Chairman, 1999-2000, 2001-2002, Member, 1997-2000, 2001-2002
  • Tustin Senior Center Fund, Alternate Member, 2002-2010
  • Tustin Old Town Association, Member, Board of Directors, 2001-2002
  • Tustin Area Council for Fine Arts, Member, Board of Directors, 2002-2004
  • Member, Board of Directors, Secretary, 2002-2003
  • Member, Board of Directors, Member, Board of Advisors, 2007 - 2010
  • Tustin Pride Committee, Member, 1996-1999
  • Tustin Pride Committee, Secretary, 1998
  • Tustin Pride Committee, Chair, Christmas Tree Recycling Program, 1996-1998
  • Community Development Block Grant Citizen Participation Committee, Member/Participant, 1998-2000, 2002, 2004
  • Citizens' Police Academy - Tustin Police Department, Graduate, 1997
  • Tustin Community Foundation, Member, Advisory Committee, 1997-2003
  • Tustin Community Redevelopment Agency, Member, 2002-2010, Chairman, 2006 & 2009, Vice-Chairman, 2005 & 2008
  • Tustin Public Financing Corporation, Member, 2002-2010, Chairman 2006 & 2009, Vice-Chairman 2005 & 2008
  • Street Fair & Chili Cook Off Committee, Volunteer, 2010-Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Musical Theater O.C. Contracts, Other Legal Work