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About me

I am a 1980 Graduate of the University of Nevada-Reno, with a degree in Journalism.  After a year of working for the Tahoe Daily Tribune as a general assignment reporter, I returned to UNR to coach the speech and debate team, and obtain a Master's in Communication.  In 1987, I moved to Silicon Valley to be closer to family, and attend law school at Santa Clara University.  Upon graduating in 1990, I taught Legal Research and Writing at SCU, (1990-91).  I then joined a mid-sized law firm in San Francisco.  Realizing that the commute was taking too much time away from my family, I joined a solo practitioner in Campbell, in 1992, where I developed my background in real estate and probate litigation.  I have since grown that practice on my own, and am also being sought out as a mediator in both real estate and probate/trust cases.  I am married with two daughters.  One is a senior at San Diego State.  The other is a sophomore at West Valley Junior College.


I enjoy hiking, travel, theater, most sports, crosswords, and cooking.


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Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 50%
    24 years
  2. Probate: 30%
    22 years
  3. Mediation: 13%
    17 years
  4. Business: 7%
    24 years



Hourly ($350-400/hour), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Richard B. Gullen

    I have hired David as a mediator and referred probate matters to him. I am currently co-counsel with David on a real estate/probate cross-over matter. I find him to be focused, efficient, ethical, and extremely knowledgeable.


    Richard Gullen Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Elijah Michael Keyes

    David Hoffman is an incredibly kind man who I have known for several years. He has a keen intellect and is an outstanding real estate attorney. His advice has always been excellent and practical in its application. I would highly recommend Dave as a real estate attorney.


    Elijah Keyes Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

David S. Hoffman

1500 E. Hamilton Ave. #118
Campbell, CA, 95008


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Distinguished Service AwardNorthern California Forensic Association1984
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateLaw Office of David R. Sylva1992 - 2002
AssociateHanson, Bridgett, Marcus, Vlahos & Rudy1991 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
Santa Clara County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
West Valley Bar AssociationsMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
University of Nevada-RenoN/AMA - Masters1984
University of Nevada-RenoJournalism and Mass CommunicationBA - Bachelor of Arts1980