The Honorable David L. Belz

Orange County Superior Court, Department C17

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Biography

The Hon. David L. Belz is a judge for the Superior Court of Orange County in California. He was appointed in March 2009 by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, filling a vacancy created by the conversion of a court commissioner position.

Belz earned a B.S. from California State University, Fullerton and a J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law.

From 1976 to 1981, Belz worked with the Law Offices of Giles, Callahan, McCune, Willis & Edwards, where he served as an associate and a partner. He then worked as a partner and managing attorney for the Law Offices of Landgren and Belz from 1981 to 1995. He spent the next three years working as a sole practitioner before becoming a partner for the Law Offices of Kuhn & Belz in 1998.

Recent Rulings by Hon. David L. Belz

  • LAMB – TRUST

    Nov 30, 2017 |  Judge David L. Belz |  Orange County, CA

    Motion to for Sanctions filed by Trustee, Betty Dekovner The Tentative Ruling of the Court on the Motion for Sanctions filed by Trustee, Betty Dekovner, is to grant the motion. The responses to the discovery are not complete and are not in compliance with the Court’s orders. The Estacion’s continue to will...

  • LAMB – TRUST

    Nov 30, 2017 |  Judge David L. Belz |  Orange County, CA

    Motion to for Sanctions filed by Trustee, Betty Dekovner The Tentative Ruling of the Court on the Motion for Sanctions filed by Trustee, Betty Dekovner, is to grant the motion. The responses to the discovery are not complete and are not in compliance with the Court’s orders. The Estacion’s continue to will...

  • #1

    Nov 30, 2017 |  Judge David L. Belz |  Orange County, CA

    Motion to for Sanctions filed by Trustee, Betty Dekovner The Tentative Ruling of the Court on the Motion for Sanctions filed by Trustee, Betty Dekovner, is to grant the motion. The responses to the discovery are not complete and are not in compliance with the Court’s orders. The Estacion’s continue to will...

  • #3 YOUNG

    Nov 1, 2017 |  Judge David L. Belz |  Orange County, CA

    The court DENIES John Young, Jr.’s (“John’s”) motion to compel Susan Young (“Susan”) to serve verified further responses to the Requests for Production, Set One, propounded by John on Susan on 06/20/17. John contends Susan’s responses to the requests for production at issue are inadequate, warranting an or...

  • #6 ENCINO

    Nov 1, 2017 |  Judge David L. Belz |  Orange County, CA

    The court DENIES WITHOUT PREJUDICE Penny Spellens’ motion for judgment on the pleadings as to Candace Pingree’s Petition for Instructions filed 04/14/17 (the “04/14/17 Petition”). Ms. Pingree’s 04/14/17 Petition asks the court to issue certain instructions to the trustee of the relevant trust regarding dis...

  • #8 ARGOS

    Nov 1, 2017 |  Judge David L. Belz |  Orange County, CA

    DEMURRER BY JOHN ARGOS II The court SUSTAINS the demurrer by John Argos II (“John”) to Teri Argos’s (“Teri’s”) Petition filed 05/03/17 (the “05/03/17 Petition”), with leave to amend. As an initial matter, the court notes Teri filed an Amended Petition on 10/27/17 just three court days before the hearing on...

  • #1 LAMB

    Oct 18, 2017 |  Judge David L. Belz |  Orange County, CA

    Lamb Trust Date: 10/18/17 Case No.: 2015-00807011 MOTION TO REOPEN DISCOVERY Moving Party: Trustee ad Litem Betty DeKovner Moving Party Attorney: Rod Stern, and Thomas Fay, (MURTAUGH MEYER NELSON & TEGLIA, LLP) Responding Party: Mark Estacion, Richard Estacion, and Scott Estacion Responding Party Attorney:...

  • #1 LAMB

    Oct 18, 2017 |  Judge David L. Belz |  Orange County, CA

    Lamb Trust Date: 10/18/17 Case No.: 2015-00807011 MOTION 1: Motion to Compel Further Discovery Responses from Richard Estacion MOTION 2: Motion to Compel Further Discovery Responses from Mark Estacion MOTION 3: Motion to Compel Further Discovery Responses from Scott Estacion Moving Party: Trustee ad Litem ...

  • #9 - LAMB

    Oct 11, 2017 |  Judge David L. Belz |  Orange County, CA

    No tentative

    ...

  • #15 - MACDONALD

    Oct 11, 2017 |  Judge David L. Belz |  Orange County, CA

    The court DECLINES TO HEAR Rhea Foley’s special motion to strike David Adams’ (“Mr. Adams’”) First Account and Report filed 01/13/17 (the “First Account”), and certain portions thereof. Ms. Foley brings this special motion to strike (an “anti-SLAPP” motion) pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 425.1...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. David L. Belz

  • LAMB – TRUST

    Nov 30, 2017 |  Judge David L. Belz |  Orange County, CA

    Motion to for Sanctions filed by Trustee, Betty Dekovner The Tentative Ruling of the Court on the Motion for Sanctions filed by Trustee, Betty Dekovner, is to grant the motion. The responses to the discovery are not complete and are not in compliance with the Court’s orders. The Estacion’s continue to will...

  • LAMB – TRUST

    Nov 30, 2017 |  Judge David L. Belz |  Orange County, CA

    Motion to for Sanctions filed by Trustee, Betty Dekovner The Tentative Ruling of the Court on the Motion for Sanctions filed by Trustee, Betty Dekovner, is to grant the motion. The responses to the discovery are not complete and are not in compliance with the Court’s orders. The Estacion’s continue to will...

  • #1

    Nov 30, 2017 |  Judge David L. Belz |  Orange County, CA

    Motion to for Sanctions filed by Trustee, Betty Dekovner The Tentative Ruling of the Court on the Motion for Sanctions filed by Trustee, Betty Dekovner, is to grant the motion. The responses to the discovery are not complete and are not in compliance with the Court’s orders. The Estacion’s continue to will...

  • #3 YOUNG

    Nov 1, 2017 |  Judge David L. Belz |  Orange County, CA

    The court DENIES John Young, Jr.’s (“John’s”) motion to compel Susan Young (“Susan”) to serve verified further responses to the Requests for Production, Set One, propounded by John on Susan on 06/20/17. John contends Susan’s responses to the requests for production at issue are inadequate, warranting an or...

  • #6 ENCINO

    Nov 1, 2017 |  Judge David L. Belz |  Orange County, CA

    The court DENIES WITHOUT PREJUDICE Penny Spellens’ motion for judgment on the pleadings as to Candace Pingree’s Petition for Instructions filed 04/14/17 (the “04/14/17 Petition”). Ms. Pingree’s 04/14/17 Petition asks the court to issue certain instructions to the trustee of the relevant trust regarding dis...

  • #8 ARGOS

    Nov 1, 2017 |  Judge David L. Belz |  Orange County, CA

    DEMURRER BY JOHN ARGOS II The court SUSTAINS the demurrer by John Argos II (“John”) to Teri Argos’s (“Teri’s”) Petition filed 05/03/17 (the “05/03/17 Petition”), with leave to amend. As an initial matter, the court notes Teri filed an Amended Petition on 10/27/17 just three court days before the hearing on...

  • #1 LAMB

    Oct 18, 2017 |  Judge David L. Belz |  Orange County, CA

    Lamb Trust Date: 10/18/17 Case No.: 2015-00807011 MOTION TO REOPEN DISCOVERY Moving Party: Trustee ad Litem Betty DeKovner Moving Party Attorney: Rod Stern, and Thomas Fay, (MURTAUGH MEYER NELSON & TEGLIA, LLP) Responding Party: Mark Estacion, Richard Estacion, and Scott Estacion Responding Party Attorney:...

  • #1 LAMB

    Oct 18, 2017 |  Judge David L. Belz |  Orange County, CA

    Lamb Trust Date: 10/18/17 Case No.: 2015-00807011 MOTION 1: Motion to Compel Further Discovery Responses from Richard Estacion MOTION 2: Motion to Compel Further Discovery Responses from Mark Estacion MOTION 3: Motion to Compel Further Discovery Responses from Scott Estacion Moving Party: Trustee ad Litem ...

  • #9 - LAMB

    Oct 11, 2017 |  Judge David L. Belz |  Orange County, CA

    No tentative

    ...

  • #15 - MACDONALD

    Oct 11, 2017 |  Judge David L. Belz |  Orange County, CA

    The court DECLINES TO HEAR Rhea Foley’s special motion to strike David Adams’ (“Mr. Adams’”) First Account and Report filed 01/13/17 (the “First Account”), and certain portions thereof. Ms. Foley brings this special motion to strike (an “anti-SLAPP” motion) pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 425.1...

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