Saturday, April 21, 2018

The Yard Signs are Coming!

Yard signs. Love 'em or loathe 'em, no campaign is complete without them, and thanks to the generosity of my supporters, my campaign will have them in 2018 - just as we did in 2016.


Nobody really knows how effective yards are in campaigns. Some say they do nothing at all. Others opine that they simply reassure existing supporters that they're backing a winner, while others suggest they increase name recognition. Who knows who is right?

We have retained a trusted company to responsibly distribute our signs, and more importantly, remove them after the election so they don't create a trash problem. Love 'em or loathe 'em, the yard signs are back!

Sunday, April 15, 2018

John J.Duran, Esq., Mayor of West Hollywood, Endorses David Berger for Judge

I am delighted to announce that John J. Duran, Esq., Mayor pro tempore of the City of West Hollywood, has endorsed my candidacy for Judge of the Superior Court, Office No. 71.


I offer my deep thanks and sincere appreciation for Mayor Duran's endorsement.

The Hon. Judge Stephanie Saunter Endorses David Berger for Judge

Good things happen when you least expect it. By sheer chance I met Judge Stephanie Saunter (ret) while she was sitting on assignment  at the Airport Courthouse. We struck up a conversation and I was delighted to hear that not only was she aware of my candidacy, but she wholeheartedly endorsed it.

Judge Saunter is something of a legend and trailblazer at the Airport Courthouse where she was the Presiding Judge before her retirement in 2013. Judge Saunter was a NYPD Detective before ‘going west’ and studying law at Whittier College of Law. She passed the bar and her first job was working as a researcher for “People’s Court” a popular tv show where she worked with Harvey Levin, a Professor at Whittier. Yes, the Harvey Levin of TMZ fame. In 1984, she was hired as a Deputy City Attorney and headed the Slum Housing Taskforce where she attracted national media attention by requiring a Beverly Hills doctor to live in one of his slums. In 1992, she ran for election as judge, motivated in part by the fact that one of her opponents had opposed enforcement of slumlord probation conditions, and in part by then Governor Pete Wilson’s veto of anti-sexual orienation discrimination  legislation. Judge Saunter’s election victory made her the county’s first openly lesbian judge.

I value Judge Saunter’s endorsement highly and am immensely proud to have received it. To read more about Judge Saunter’s career, please CLICK HERE to read the article published by the Metropolitan News-Enterprise on her retirement.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Latino Prosecutors Association Endorses David Berger for Judge

I am very proud and deeply honored to announce that the Latino Prosecutors Association endorsed David Berger for Judge of the Superior Court, Office No. 71 at their April 12, 2018 meeting.


Many thanks to LPA President Richard Ceballos and all LPA members for their vote of support. Si Se Puede!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Met News Profiles the Candidates for Judge of the Superior Court, Office No. 71


The Los Angeles Metropolitan News-Enterprise published its profiles on the candidates for Office No. 71, one of 10 open seats on the ballot in the June 5, 2018 Primary Election.

Read my full profile and that of my opponent here:
Judicial Elections: Los Angeles Superior Court, Office No.71 

Saturday, March 24, 2018

ADDA Endorses David Berger for Judge

I am very proud and honored to announce that the Association of Deputy District Attorneys (ADDA) has endorsed my candidacy for Judge of the Superior Court, Office No. 71. 


The ADDA is the professional association for the deputy district attorneys (DDAs) of Los Angeles County. The ADDA strives to advance a work environment that allows it’s nearly 1,000 members to focus on their role as the primary guardians of justice in the courts. Los Angeles County is home to over 10 million residents, many of whom become victims of crime — while out on the street, or in a car, or at home.  Working with law enforcement, ADDA members handle thousands of cases for filing consideration and prosecution in court, and represent the People of the State of California. The goal of ADDA members is to seek justice. Justice for victims. Justice for the innocent. Justice for the guilty. Justice for all.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Joint Fundraiser for David Berger and Wendy Segall in Beverly Hills

Attorneys Lou Shapiro and Allison Margolin have kindly agreed to co-host a fundraiser for me and my fellow Deputy District Attorney Wendy Segall (candidate for Office No. 20) on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 6pm to 8pm at La Gondola Restaurant, 9025 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills.


I have known Wendy Segall ever since I became a Deputy District Attorney, and I am honored and proud to share this event with her.

Please RSVP to louisjshapiro@gmail.com