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  1. Litigation: 34%
    13 years, 120 cases
  2. Construction & Development: 33%
    13 years, 120 cases
  3. Insurance: 33%
    13 years, 500 cases



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    I endorse this lawyer. He is a terrific attorney and very qualified.


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    It's been seven years since I first met David Hallett, and I've come to know him as an exceptional lawyer. David is responsive, detail oriented, and thorough, and applies the same amount of skill to complex cases as he does to routine matters. Above all, he is wonderful to work with. I would not hesitate to recommend him for any insurance, construction, or civil litigation matter.


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Buscemi Hallett LLP

555 West Beech Street, Suite 240
San Diego, CA, 92101

Solid Foundation Realty

PO Box 211371
Chula Vista, CA, 91921



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Academic Excellence in NegotiationCalifornia Western School of Law2002
Academic Excellence in Professional Responsibility/EthicsCalifornia Western School of Law2001
Academic Excellence in Civil Procedure IICalifornia Western School of Law2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBuscemi Hallett LLP2012 - Present
AttorneyGrimm Vranjes & Greer LLP2003 - 2012
AttorneyAngelo & Milman (now Angelo & White)2002 - 2003
Law ClerkUnited States Department of the Navy: Research, Development & Acquisition, United States Pentagon2001 - 2001
Law ClerkEngland, Trovillion, Inveiss & Ponticello (now Trovillion, Inveiss & Demakis)2000 - 2002
Claims AdjusterNational Steel and Shipbuilding1997 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Diego Christian Legal SocietyPresident2012 - 2014
Insurance/Bad Faith Law Section of the SDCBAMember2012 - Present
Christian Legal Society (San Diego chapter)Vice President2010 - 2012
San Diego Association of RealtorsMember2009 - Present
California Association of RealtorsMember2009 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
San Diego County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
San Diego Defense Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Ruiz v. Herman Weissker, Inc. (2005) 130 Cal.App.4th 52 , 29 Cal.Rptr.3d 641Prevailed for Client
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Publication nameTitleDate
Franklin Pierce Law Center, IDEA The Journal of Law & Technology“How to Destroy a Reputation and Get Away With It - The Communications Decency Act Examined: Do the Policies and Standards Set Out in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act Provide a Solution for a Person Defamed Online?”2001
Associate Editor/Writer (2000 - 2002)California Western Law ReviewN/A
Associate Editor (2000 - 2002)California Western International Law JournalN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
San Diego Inn of Court College of Trial AdvocacyN/AN/A2007
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor (magna cum laude)2002
University of California - San DiegoEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Insurance Claims Professional TrainingWriting an Insurance Coverage Letter2014
Insurance Claims Professional TrainingInsurance Coverage Update2014