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About Me

I have been with Wilke Fleury since graduating from law school in 1986. I became a partner of the firm in 1992. After completing some schooling in Germany and while pursuing a career as a newspaper reporter in Europe and the United States, I received Bachelor Degrees in Journalism and German in 1983 from California State University, Northridge. I received my Juris Doctorate degree in 1986 from the University of California at Davis, where I was a member of the law review. Since joining the firm, my practice has focused on civil litigation with emphasis in construction litigation and counseling. I am frequently called upon to serve as both an arbitrator and mediator.


I have extensive and broad experience in the areas of complex civil litigation, with particular emphasis on the representation of residential and commercial property owners in construction-related disputes. My practice includes the representation of homeowners, homeowner associations, developers and contractors in real estate cases, as well as complex construction defect claims involving multiple single-family residences and multi-unit developments. I recently represented over 100 homeowners in a mass construction defect action. The case ended during trial when the developer paid what is thought to be one of the largest settlements of its type in Sacramento County.


Languages Spoken: German

Practice Areas


  1. Construction & Development: 60%
    29 years, 300 cases
  2. Business: 20%
    29 years, 100 cases
  3. Real Estate: 10%
    29 years, 75 cases
  4. Trusts: 5%
    17 years, 10 cases
  5. Probate: 5%
    17 years, 10 cases


Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

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    I endorse this lawyer. David has a superb reputation in real estate construction defect cases for preparation and trial, especially complex facts with multiple parties. I highly recommend David in all real estate matters.


    John Pefley
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Alan Ray Barnes

    David is a top-notch real estate lawyer, and one of the very best construction defect attorneys in Northern California. I recommend him without reservation.


    Alan Barnes Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info


400 Capitol Mall 22nd Floor
Sacramento, CA, 95814



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2015
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2008
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerWilke, Fleury, Hoffelt, Gould & Birney, LLP1986 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Sacramento Habitat for HumanityMember2013 - Present
Primerus Construction SectionSteering Committee2012 - Present
Sacramento County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Gainer, et al. v. GreystoneSettlement during trial
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Davis School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
California State University, NorthridgeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1983
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
WebinarIncrease your Bottom Line: Avoiding and Minimizing Construction Defect Claims2013
Certified Fraud Examiners WorkshopEffective Use of Expert Witnesses2013