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David Leon Speckman

David Leon Speckman

also known as David L. Speckman

Practice areas:

Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Personal Injury, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Real Estate

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

Licensed since 1995

  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



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Adam L.K. Philipp

    David is a dedicated and passionate advocate for his clients. He has years of experience handling complex financial matters and is a great lawyer to have on your side.


    Adam Philipp Patent Application Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Spencer C Skeen

    David and I were opposing counsel on a litigation matter. He was a relentless and zealous advocate for his client, yet very professional. He is bright, diligent, hard working, and a real problem solver. As a result of the way he handled the case against my former client, I have referred potential clients to David. I would not hesitate to do so again.


    Spencer Skeen Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Speckman Law Firm

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


NVAttorney Active201305/09/2015

Professional Misconduct

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 CenterPending
Melendez v. Coldwell BankerJudgment

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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
Updates in Real Estate LawBankruptcy in Real Estate2012
Short Sale TransactionsShort Sales - The Pitfalls2011
Developments in Chapter 13 BankruptcyBankruptcy - Lien Strips2010