David E. DePianto, Ph.D., Esq.
Senior Counsel

David DePianto joined Loew Law Group in 2021.  Mr. DePianto earned his Ph.D. in Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program from University of California, Berkeley and his J.D., Order of the Coifmagna cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center.  His practice comprises trust and estates litigation, trust and probate administration, and estate planning.

Mr. DePianto’s earlier practice includes years of experience in litigation and due diligence with a multinational Am Law 100 firm.  Mr. DePianto was previously an associate professor of law at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law (ASU), and the SMU Dedman School of law, where he taught courses in Law & Economics, Torts, and Evidence. Mr. DePianto’s research interest include the economic analysis of tort damages, the empirical study of happiness, law and behavioral economics, and the intersection of law and social norms. 

Mr. DePianto has been admitted to practice by the State Bar of California.

Selected publications:

Community Versus Market Values of Life (with Robert Cooter), 57(3) William & Mary L.J. 713 (2016). 

The Costs and Benefits of a Categorical Approach to Hearsay: A Response to Professor Richter, 67 Fla. L. Rev. Forum, pp. 258-268 (2016).

Sticky Compliance: An Endowment Account of Expressive Law, 2014(2) Utah L. Rev. 327.

Tort Damages and the (Misunderstood) Money-Happiness Connection, 4 4 ARIZ. ST. L.J. 1385 (2013).

Incompensable Harms: Damages for Death and Serious Bodily Injury, in RESEARCH HANDBOOK ON THE ECONOMICS OF TORTS (2013) (with Robert D. Cooter).