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Perfect 10 avvo rating
5 Star review on Google+
A+ BBB rating
5 Star Yelp Reviews
American Bar Association
Top 10 under 40
The National Trial Lawyers
2017 Top 40 under 40
Super Lawyers
National Bar membership
Best of the bar
Shapiros awards and accolades

Some of David’s most recent accolades include, but have not been limited to:

  • DUI (.10 BAC) = Not Guilty after Jury Trial
    South Bay Courthouse (but El Cajon case).  Reasonable doubt client was Under the Influence of Alcohol and/or had .08 or higher BAC at the time of driving.
  • Felony Hit & Run, and Felony Accessory Charges = Dismissed at Preliminary Hearing
    South Bay Courthouse.  Factual discrepancies regarding what Client knew regarding accident.
  • Felony DUI with Great Bodily Injury + Multiple Victim Enhancements = Reduced to Misdemeanor at Preliminary Hearing
    El Cajon Courthouse.  Court granted Esteybar motion after hearing character/mitigation evidence about Client.
  • Numerous DUI Charges Dismissed After Winning Motions to Suppress Evidentiary Hearings &/or on Day of Trial
    All Courthouses in San Diego County
  • Numerous Felony Counts of Insurance Fraud & Welfare Fraud = all charges dismissed at arraignment
    Downtown San Diego Courthouse.  Proved Client had no knowledge of Co-defendant husband’s actions.
  • Felony (5th) DUI = Probation & Work Furlough
    El Cajon Courthouse.  Significant mitigation documents and proaction by Client.
  • Felony Grand Theft with Multiple Prison Priors = Misdemeanor Probation
    El Cajon Courthouse & Downtown San Diego Courthouse.  Same Client.  Several years apart.
  • 10+ Counts of Large Scale Drug Sales = Probation & Work Furlough
    Downtown San Diego Courthouse.  Good Lawyering.
  • 5+ Separate Residential Burglaries (Strikes) = Probation and Credit for Time Served
  • Possession for Sale of Cocaine (with strike Prior) = Probation after Court struck strike
    South Bay Courthouse.  Extensive mitigation packet presented at sentencings on both cases (years apart).  Great lawyering.
  • Residential Burglary (Strike) Charge = dismissed at Preliminary Hearing
    El Cajon Courthouse.  Successfully argued the insufficiency of the evidence.
  • Strike Felony Charges of Dissuading a Witness from Testifying = Not Guilty verdicts after trial
    Downtown San Diego Courthouse.  Insufficient proof beyond a reasonable doubt as to the elements of the offense as required under law.