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Languages Spoken: Mandarin, Spanish, Armenian

Practice Areas


  1. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 30%
    33 years
  2. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: 20%
    33 years
  3. Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: 20%
    33 years
  4. Bankruptcy & Debt: 20%
  5. Other: 10%
  6. More 



Hourly ($250-450/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Donny Emil Brand

    Mr. Tilem is my go-to guy when it comes to complex and challenging chapter 11 bankruptcy matters. I highly recommend him!


    Donny Brand Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • John Leo Greifendorff

    One of the best there is. An elite professional who can help any client get the best possible result.


    John Greifendorff Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Offices of David A. Tilem

206 N. Jackson Street, Suite 201
Glendale, CA, 91206-4330



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
The Founder's AwardCentral District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Association2006
Order of Protectors of Consumer DebtorsNational Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, Inc.2003
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Self employedpartnerships I formed1983 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Bankruptcy Law Advisory Commission - California Board of Legal SpecializationChair2007 - 2007
Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys AssociationPresident2005 - 2005
Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys AssociationMember Board of Directors2004 - 2008
Bankruptcy Law Advisory Commission - California Board of Legal SpecializationMember2004 - 2007
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysState Chair - Central District of California2003 - Present
Publication NameTitleDate
Personal and Small Business Bankruptcy PracticeChapter 16: Family Law and Bankruptcy2004
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
Brown UnivPolitical ScienceBA1978
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Monthly MeetingThe Mortgage Meltdown2009