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David Lawrence Lynch

David Lawrence Lynch

also known as Desert Elder Law

Practice areas:

Litigation, Elder Law, Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Medicaid & Medicare

About Me

Most of my early career was spent as a litigator specializing in Surety and Chapter 11 bankruptcy litigation.  That changed, however, after my father-in-law was diagnosed with Alzheimers, and my family was faced with a crisis which required his sudden and unexpected admittance into a custodial care facility.


For the first time, I came face to face with our country's Medi-Cal / Medicaid system, and discovered how impossible it was, even for a lawyer such as me, to attempt to decipher the complex system which is our nation's healthcare system.


As a result of this experience, I decided to change my practice into on which focused on helping the seniors in my community, and their families, protect their life savings while also obtaining the important health benefits, such as Medi-Cal, to which they were entitled.  I also became a VA-certified attorney, to enable me to help those who have gave their service to help protect our nation by assisting them with VA special pension programs such as Aid and Attendance, and VA disability claims.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1995

  1. Elder Law: 32%
    5 years
  2. Litigation: 32%
    20 years
  3. Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: 31%
    15 years
  4. Medicaid & Medicare: 5%



Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

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Contact Info

Desert Elder Law - Office Address

777 East Tahquitz Canyon Way
Suite 200
Palm Springs, CA, 92260

Desert Elder Law - Mailing Address

36101 Bob Hope Dr.
Suite E5-104
Rancho Mirage, CA, 92270-2001





Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top Lawyers of Palm Springs - Elder LawPalm Springs Life Magazine2015
Top Lawyers of Palm Springs - Elder LawPalm Springs Life Magazine2014
Top Lawyers of Palm Springs - Elder LawPalm Springs Life Magazine2013

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerDesert Elder Law2010 - Present
OwnerThe Law Office of David L. Lynch2008 - 2009
Associate AttorneyRobins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi2002 - 2008


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Desert Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysPast President, So. Cal. Chapter2010 - Present
Los Angeles Alliance for Children’s RightsPro Bono Counsel2006 - 2008
Public Counsel, Adoption Project and Education ProjectPro Bono Counsel2002 - 2008

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Hudspeth v. Black, et al.Favorable Settlement Agreement
Nicol v. SchickFavorable Settlement Agreement
Renaissance Properties, Inc. v. Stu's, Inc. / Stu's, Inc. v. Renaissance Properties, Inc.Dismissal / Favorable Settlement

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Publication NameTitleDate
The Brief (ABA)Watching Out for Sweetheart Deals: How to Avoid and Minimize Surety Loss on Subdivision Bonds2011
California Litigation ReviewPleadings Chapter2007
Employment Law StrategistRecent Developments in Executive Compensation2004


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
California State University, NorthridgePolitical ScienceUndergraduate1993

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Sun City Financial ClubAsset Protection for Long Term Care2015
Emeritus at Palm SpringsUnderstanding VA Benefits2014
Atria Palm DesertAsset Protection for Long Term Care2014