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David Leon Speckman

also known as David L. Speckman

About me

Mr. Speckman is a Certified Bankruptcy Law Specialist* and the lead attorney of Speckman Law Firm, a full service law firm headquartered in downtown San Diego. Licensed in California and Nevada, Mr. Speckman represents clients in Chapter 7, 13, 11 bankruptcies, civil litigation, and personal injury cases. Mr. Speckman also practices in the area of business and real estate law, consumer fraud, and class-action litigation. Mr. Speckman is proud to be celebrating nearly 20 years of legal service to the people of California.

Mr. Speckman received his law degree and MBA from the University of San Diego, where is graduated with a perfect 4.0 GPA from the business school and near the top of his law school class. Prior to law school, Mr. Speckman obtained his CPA certificate in the State of Washington after graduating from the prestigious Fosters School of Business at the University of Washington. Mr. Speckman is also a licensed real estate broker in California and Nevada.

Mr. Speckman is a frequent speaker at real estate associations and other groups and has given several interviews on radio and television regarding financial matters, bankruptcy law, and various issues in litigation. Mr. Speckman practices throughout Southern California, including San Diego, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, and Imperial County.

*Certified by the California State Bar


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 25%
    21 years, 500 cases
  2. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: 25%
    21 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: 25%
    21 years, 1 thousand cases
  4. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 20%
    21 years, 1 thousand cases
  5. Real Estate: 5%
    21 years, 100 cases



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  • Brad Michael Micklin

    David Speckman is an experienced attorney whose participation and comments in Avvo show his commitment to serving clients as well as his level of experience. He is an excellent attorney that I recommend wholeheartedly.


    Brad Micklin Divorce & Separation Attorney
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  • James Nelson Dicks

    I endorse this lawyer. The attorney works very hard for the clients and keeps up with the law by attending legal seminars to assist them in this regard. I endorse this attorney.


    James Dicks Criminal Defense Attorney
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Contact info

Speckman Law Firm

1350 Columbia St.
Suite 503
San Diego, CA, 92101


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
High HonorsUniversity of San Diego1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Principal AttorneySpeckman Law Firm1997 - Present
AssociateLaw Office of Nicholas A. Boylan1996 - 1997
District AttorneySan Diego County District Attorney1995 - 1996
CPAMoss Adams, LLP1991 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of NevadaMember2013 - Present
San Diego Bankruptcy ForumMember2011 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysN/A2009 - Present
American Trial Attorneys AssociationN/A1997 - Present
San Diego County Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law SectionN/A1995 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1995 - Present
National Association of Certified Public AccountantsN/A1992 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Bromershiem v. Los Angels Gay and Lesbian Center$1M+ Settlement (after several appeals)
Melendez v. Coldwell BankerJudgment
In re American Petroleum Services, LLCChapter 11 Plan Confirmed
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Publication nameTitleDate
San Diego Union TribuneMortgage Fraud Targets Hispanic Community2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Univ of San Diego SOLN/AJD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA1995
Univ of WashingtonBusiness Administration - AccountingBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
San Diego Association of RealtorsBankruptcy In Real Estate2014
Updates in Real Estate LawBankruptcy in Real Estate2012
Short Sale TransactionsShort Sales - The Pitfalls2011
Developments in Chapter 13 BankruptcyBankruptcy - Lien Strips2010