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David J. Rubin

Personal injury Attorney at Carlsbad, CA

5.0   15 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • State Years
    California - CA 8 years
    Massachusetts - MA 17 years
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2015
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

EXPERIENCED AND EFFECTIVE REPRESENTATION. CALL ME TODAY - I'M ON YOUR SIDE.

 

Former Prosecutor and Experienced Trial Attorney Working for You

As a sole practitioner and small business owner, I make myself available to my clients when they need me.  When you hire me as your attorney you’ll be able to communicate with me by phone, email and text so that you’ll never be left guessing what’s happening with your case.

All my personal injury cases are handled on a contingency basis – so you don’t pay me (costs or fees) unless and until I get you money.  Criminal cases are a flat fee, which you’ll know before signing up.

What to expect at your free consultation:

Bring whatever paperwork you have from your case and come with a list of questions.  I’ll do a lot of listening for the first part of the meeting – and will have some questions of my own for you.  We’ll take as much time as we need – and you’ll never be charged for the time we spend at that initial meeting. 

The consultation is my chance to get to know your case, and your chance to get to know me.  It’s important for you to feel comfortable with me as your attorney – we’re going to be discussing personal details of your life  - and it takes time to build that kind of relationship.  While it’s true that cases are better the earlier you get an attorney involved, I will never pressure you into signing a contract and will give you the time you need to make this important decision.

At the end of our consultation you will walk away knowing more about the legal issues in your case, with an understanding of what next steps to take and a plan on how to get the best outcome for your case. 

If somebody has to keep telling you how good they are, its probably a sign that they’re not. 

Maybe there’s a case that’s made better by chest pounding and bluster – but I haven’t seen it yet.  The bark of the self-appointed “pitbull” attorney always seems to quiet down when they’re faced with sound legal arguments.  The idea is simple – at some point in every case you’re going to ask the other side for something – whether it’s money in an injury case or a charge reduction for a criminal defendant.  It’s a lot easier to get them to give you what you want if they like you.  That doesn’t mean I won’t got to the mat for you – it just means that when I find the argument that’s going to win your case, the other side is not going to know about it until its too late. 

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Location

Rubin Law Office, PC
2292 Faraday Avenue
Suite 100
Carlsbad, CA, 92008

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | December 16, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney and Human Being!
David Rubin is not only a great attorney, but also obviously a great human being. I contacted other attorneys and they all basically told me, "your case is too small, not interested". But David treated me with respect, was extremely professional, prompt, and thorough. He was patient enough to walk me through everything without trying to sway me in any direction whatsoever. Just laid out the information in a very detailed, but easy to understand manner and respected my decisions. I would highly recommend David Rubin to anyone who needs an attorney for anything. Excellent experience overall.
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Posted by Anthony | July 12, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Legal Services
Mr Rubin was very friendly and explained legal terms and procedures so I could understand & feel comfortable with the paperwork and depositions. I am very happy with our resolution of our case
Response from David Rubin July 12, 2023
Thank you for your kind review. I am so happy you were pleased with my work in this matter.
Posted by anonymous | June 2, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You couldn't hope to find a better attorney!
I just chose David because he was near where I lived and I just "hoped for the best". I am happy to tell you that I was so happy with my choice! From day ONE, David began answering my numerous questions, explaining everything in easy to understand language. He never made me feel like I was wasting his time! I had never thought about suing anyone before and we exchanged emails and phone calls for at least a couple of weeks before I felt comfortable enough to proceed. I didn't think the "little guy" had a chance against a big Corporation and my case was far from a slam dunk. During that time, David never once pressured me to sign an Agreement and he always got back to me the same day to answer my questions. The fact that he would invest so much time in me without even knowing if he would get paid eventually told me he is someone who really cares about people. He worked so diligently on my behalf and he never once failed to keep me posted on how things were going and if he wasn't sure of the answer to something, he always knew how to find out what he needed from other colleagues he had a working relationship with. David is an honest, down to earth attorney who would never put his own interests first. His clients can have confidence in his abilities and never doubt he is going to do his very BEST for them. He negotiated a settlement we both felt was fair and he made sure I was happy with everything before he accepted the offer on my behalf. He respected the decisions I made and he never made me feel like he thought he was "superior" to me in some way like some attorneys do. He is exactly the professional I needed at the right time and I highly recommend him to anyone who is thinking of filing a personal injury suit. Thank you so much David.
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Response from David Rubin June 4, 2023
What an honor. Thank you so much for your kind review. I couldn't have asked for a better client.
Posted by Andrea | September 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer and human being
I highly recomend David, He was very professional and promt to answer. He gave me the best attention and did all the follow up even with me living at Mexico. Thank you David!!
Response from David Rubin September 22, 2022
Thank you Andrea. It was a pleasure to work on your case. I am glad you are happy with the results.
Posted by Richard | August 31, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Problem Solved Quickly
I contacted David as I had a legal problem that needed an experienced attorney to quickly get a warrant from 23 years recalled. I live in the United Kingdom so travelling was an issue. David is extremely knowledgeable and very helpful. He got my case on the calendar within a week and we had a video hearing and gratefully my case was dismissed that day. I would highly recommend David. Thanks David.
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Response from David Rubin August 31, 2022
Thank you for this kind review. I am happy we were able to resolve the issue quickly for you.
Posted by anonymous | December 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great to work with
Incredibly responsive and professional. He helped us with our case in a timely manner and kept me in the loop of all the updates.
Response from David Rubin August 31, 2022
I'm happy to have helped.
Posted by Gary | February 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Case Winning Lawyer!
David Rubin was the David in the story "David and Goliath". He slew the gaints that I could not and turned my no chance into a delightful winning sum of money! Thank you very much David for taking my case and winning.
Response from David Rubin September 22, 2022
Gary - I don't know how I missed commenting on your review - but thank you! I am proud of the results and am happy to have been able to help you.
Posted by Carlos | February 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best!
I was recommended to Dave by another lawyer friend of mine because he didn’t handle my type of case. So I expected the best and the best I received. Dave basically took care of everything once he has what he needed. Kept me current with the as the case went on. I highly recommend him. Thanks again Dave Carlos
Posted by Charles | December 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very good and Professional
He's a very good attorney. He's easy to get a hold of and does a good job keeping a client to date on a case. He also makes the complicated process easier to understand. 
Response from David Rubin December 9, 2020
Charles - thanks for trusting me to work on your case. I am happy to have been able to help you.
Posted by John | July 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A pleasure to work with!
Attorney Dave Rubin was a pleasure to work with. He was not scared off by my somewhat unique PI case. He handled the case well, was very informative on the progress, was very reachable with calls and emails etc. His vast legal expertise was a huge asset to my case. I would be happy to work with him again, and highly recommend him to anyone needing help.
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Posted by Kyla | December 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Above and beyond
I hired David Rubin to help me expunge a 20 year old charge that was preventing me from getting my nursing license in another state. I had no idea where to start and was incredibly overwhelmed and frustrated. David Rubin listened to my story and said he wanted to help. He verbally walked me through the process and then got down to business. He helped me obtain my official records from the DOJ, submit paperwork to the courts, and explained what everything meant in terms I could understand. He was personable, professional, and made me feel like my case was important. He knows the law and how the system works, and he never sugar-coated anything, which I appreciated very much. The case was complicated and presented us with hurdle after hurdle. It was supposed to be a straight-forward expungement, but it wound up being something much bigger. I honestly feel like he went above and beyond what I hired him to do. He reached out to various offices and people around San Diego County, trying to find answers. He offered to communicate with the investigator who had put a hold on my licensure application. He emailed, called with, and texted me updates all along the way. He took time to run every idea he had past me and make sure I was on board. He never did anything without asking me first. We didn’t get the exact result we set out to get, but in the end, I am able to sit for my boards and get my license. I couldn’t have done this without David Rubin. I feel very fortunate to have worked with him.
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Posted by Tiyana | August 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Can't Thank Him Enough!
Im so happy to have worked with David Rubin. He is very personable, professional, demonstrated very clear communication, he was prompt in returning calls/emails, kept me up to date, and walked me through a messy situation with ease. He went above and beyond to accommodate me and I am so greatful. I hope I don't get into another accident, but if I do I'd call him without hesitation.
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Response from David Rubin August 14, 2019
Tiyana - thank you for the review. It was a pleasure working on your case with you. I hope you never need me again, but if you do - I'm here.
Posted by Jason | August 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
"He's got your back..."
I called on David Rubin for help when I was lost and didn't know who to turn to, or moreover TRUST. David took the reigns and made me feel at ease during the entire process of my case. His professionalism paired with his attention to detail is second to none, and I highly recommend Mr. Rubin.
Response from David Rubin August 9, 2018
Jason, Thank you for the review. My pleasure working for you. Let me know if you need anything in the future. -Dave
Posted by Maurice | August 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personal Injury case
I consider myself fortunate when David took on my case. From the beginning, he always made me feel that his top priority was my health and well being. My case was legally complex, and David was very knowledgeable about the relevant laws that applied. He was persistent in moving the case through the process and communicated with me in a timely manner that I could both understand and appreciate. As a person, I found David easy to work with, a straight-shooter, and someone I will always remember as one of the good guys. As an attorney, I found him to be aggressive, determined, and I found myself proud that he represented me. My case was recently resolved, and if my results are any indication, David should be your attorney too!
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Response from David Rubin August 7, 2018
Maurice, thank you for your kind words. It was my pleasure to represent you.
Posted by Art & Crystal | July 30, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helped With Dog Bite Case For Our Son
We would like to start out by saying that we reached out to several attorneys in regards to our sons dog bite case in our complex. After speaking with Mr. Rubin he was very helpful and gave us the best advice on how to properly approach the matter at hand, and how to deal with the parties involved in the incident. Once hired, contact and communication was very easy and he helped by guiding us through the process, and made what we thought was going to be a complicated and stressful matter, simple and more manageable. We highly recommend hiring Mr. Rubin to handle your case, and promise that he will not disappoint. If anything ever were to come up in the near future where we required counsel, we would look no further and turn to him every time.
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Response from David Rubin August 7, 2018
Art and Crystal - thank you for letting me represent your son in this matter. I'm glad it was a good experience for you.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Rubin Law Office
  • 2018 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The Ellis Firm, APLC
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Assistant Attorney General
  • Massachusetts Attorney General's Office
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Middlesex District Attorney's Office
  • 2006 - 2013
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Education

  • Suffolk University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • State University of New York, Binghamton
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Associations

  • North County Bar Association
  • Director
  • 2018 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Investigative Spotlight Award
  • Middlesex District Attorney's Office
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (7)
Endorse David
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"David is a fantastic attorney. Very knowledgeable in personal injury and a legit trial attorney. Highly recommend."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I strongly endorse Dave Rubin to anyone looking for a top shelf attorney for either criminal defense or personal injury case representation in California. Dave is a highly skilled trial attorney who is well respected by members of the bar. I tried cases against Dave for many years when he was a District Attorney and was always very impressed with his preparation, knowledge of case law and battle ready trial lawyer skills. Dave is an exceptional attorney who is deeply committed to protecting his clients interest."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I am pleased to provide my endorsement for Del Mar criminal defense attorney David Rubin. He is among the best lawyers in Southern California with his professional demeanor, excellent communication skills, and history of exceptional results. Attorney Rubin’s criminal law experience is extensive, having expertly handled hundreds of investigations, pretrial litigation, trials, and appeals. Attorney Rubin is well respected by his peers in the community, including opposing counsel and judges. I wholeheartedly endorse Attorney Rubin for any criminal defense case or personal injury matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"Dave Rubin is one of the finest criminal lawyers I have had the privilege of working with in my career. Always dedicated to the case at hand, a tireless worker, and a superior trial attorney. I endorse Dave without hesitation for both personal injury and criminal matters. If you are in need of either service you won't find a more hard working guy in all of California."
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