David A. Tong


“I am my clients’ advocate. My job is to understand their litigation and business goals, develop a strategy with them for achieving those goals, and execute that strategy as efficiently as possible. I am also my clients’ counselor. When circumstances change, I adapt and work with my clients to evaluate their options for achieving the best possible outcome.”

David Tong

About David.

David is proud to be a founding partner of Peacock Piper Tong + Voss LLP, dedicated to resolving complex disputes for clients in maritime, construction, and financial services. He has successfully represented clients at every litigation stage, from motions to dismiss to bench trials, jury trials, and binding arbitration. For Dave’s work, he has been recognized five times as Southern California Super Lawyers “Rising Star.” While attending the University of California, Berkeley, Dave competed for the men’s varsity swimming team. After living abroad in Sydney, Australia and London, England, he now calls El Segundo, California home, where he lives with his wife and three young kids. In addition to spending time with his family, Dave’s favorite activities are snowboarding and road cycling.


100 West Broadway Suite 610
Long Beach, CA 90802 USA
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Email: [email protected]
Direct: +1 (562) 320-8889
Main: +1 (562) 320-8880
Fax: +1 (562) 735-3950


University of California, Berkeley,
B.A. Mass Communications (2001)

University of Wisconsin, Madison, J.D. (2005)






Maritime Law Association of the United States

Long Beach Bar Foundation, Shortstop Program

Practice Areas.

Maritime, Marine Terminals + Transportation.

Representing international commercial ship owners, operators, charterers, and their insurers has been the core of Dave’s maritime practice since 2005. During this time, has handled a wide-array of matters ranging from major marine casualty investigations, oil spill responses, personal injury claims, and cargo claims, and commercial disputes. Dave also helps his internationally-based clients navigate California’s numerous environmental regulations governing invasive species introductions caused by ballast water discharges and commercial vessel-generated air pollution.

Construction + Engineering.

Dave’s construction practice focuses on high-stakes contractor licensing litigation. Dave represented one of the world’s largest construction, engineering, and project management companies in a series of contractor licensing lawsuits arising from his client’s work maintaining and improving the California state courthouses. Over $70 million was at stake in the litigation. Dave’s client first obtained a jury defense verdict awarding a California state agency that claimed his client was unlicensed nothing and awarding his client millions in unpaid fees. Dave’s same client then successfully defended the claims of its unlicensed, primary subcontractor for millions in unpaid fees through two bench trials.

Financial Services

Financial Services.

Dave defends financial services firms and individual securities brokers in matters involving claims for suitability, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, negligence, breach of contract, failure to execute, churning, unauthorized trading, failure to supervise, and violation of federal and state securities laws before securities arbitration forums, such as FINRA (formerly NASD and NYSE), as well as in state and federal court. Dave has also successfully had customer complaints expunged from the records of financial advisors.