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About me

Fighting for justice as a criminal defense attorney is a
cause that is dear to my heart. More than two decades ago, at the age of 19, I
made the mistake of selling LSD to an undercover officer and ended up serving
two and a half years in New York State Prison. This was an ordeal that I will
never forget and I will also never forget what it was like to have my life in the
hands of a lawyer who didn’t seem to really care about me or my concerns. Many
years later, I decided to become a lawyer to provide people with the kind of
legal representation that they really deserve, the kind that I didn’t get when
I really needed it.


In my view, being a criminal defense attorney should not
just be a way to make a living, but should be a way to really serve people that
need help during a very challenging time in their lives. I fight every case as
if it were my own freedom at stake, not settling for anything less than the
very best possible outcome for my clients, who have put their trust in me. I
believe in my heart that people are worth fighting for and that the way the
criminal justice system punishes people usually does more harm than good.


One of the most important things that I practice is staying
in good communication with my clients and fully explaining to them everything
that’s happening with their case. I will always return your calls and keep you
in the loop so that you know exactly what I’m doing for you and where your case
is headed.


I am committed to investigating every defense available to
my clients and seeking to get their cases dismissed in any way possible. I am
eager to win cases outright, rather than having my clients plead guilty when
it’s not necessary. Often there are many ways to be creative with a case and
wind up with a victory. Only when there are no other alternatives and it is
truly in your best interest should you plead guilty to a criminal offense.  


I have had great success winning cases and getting my
clients the outcomes they want. I have gotten many cases dismissed, won trials
with juries and with judges, gotten charges thrown out, and gotten convictions
overturned on appeal. My clients often tell me how glad they are to have found
a lawyer like me. This is something I take great pride in. I hope that whoever
is reading this never needs my services, but if you do, it is my goal to do
everything in my power to get you the best results possible in your case. 


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
  2. Juvenile: 20%
  3. DUI & DWI: 20%



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes), Pro bono (20%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

802 B St
San Rafael, CA, 94901


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Kramer Foundation ScholarshipKramer Foundation2007
Presidential Merit ScholarshipNew College of California2007
Law School Merit ScholarshipNew College of California2007
Presidential Merit ScholarshipNew College of California2006
Law School Merit ScholarshipNew College of California2006
Presidential Merit ScholarshipNew College of California2005
Law School Merit ScholarshipNew College of California2005
Presidential Merit ScholarshipNew College of California2004
Law School Merit ScholarshipNew College of California2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Sole ProprietorLaw Offices of David J. Pullman2007 - Present
Legal AssistantLaw Office of Ronald Blair2007 - 2008
ClerkLaw Office of Melanie Popper2006 - 2006
InternForfeiture Endangers American Rights2005 - 2005
Research AssistantLaw Office of Stephanie Adraktas2005 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
California Public Defenders AssociationMember2008 - Present
First District Appellate ProjectPanel Attorney2008 - Present
Alternative Defenders Inc.Panel Attorney2008 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Drunk Man Passed Out in CarVerdict: Not Guilty
BatteryVerdict: Not Guilty
276 Pot Plants, Gun, Other DrugsNo Jail Time
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New Coll of CA SOLLawlaw2007
Univ of California Santa CruzCommunity Studiesundergraduate1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
A New Approach to Drug AwarenessPrison and the Drug War1995