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Mr. Kaye is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego, with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Economics. He obtained his law degree from Western State University in December of 1993, and was admitted to the California State Bar in 1994. He subsequently sought admission and was accepted into the United States District Court, Southern District, in 1996. Mr. Kaye worked as a Law Clerk for a Superior Court Judge in Orange County, and worked as a Law Clerk for the Office of the United States Attorney in San Diego. He then served as a Deputy District Attorney in Tulare County located in Central California. Mr. Kaye left the public sector and established a private practice limited to Family Law and Criminal Law; with an emphasis on drunk driving (DUI) defense and trials. For thirteen years Mr. Kaye was Of Counsel with the Law Offices of Myles L. Berman, and represented clients at trial. Mr. Kaye also was trial counsel for the Law Offices of Eugene Ellis, for several years. Mr. Kaye has been active in the legal community and served four years as Co-Chairman of the Criminal Section of the San Diego North County Bar Association. Mr. Kaye has represented over 3,500 client with DUI related charges and has personally tried more than 250 jury trials throughout Southern California. He is routinely retained by other law firms to represent their DUI clients at trial. Although Mr. Kaye has extensive criminal law experience, he has always maintained a strong family law practice and has successfully represented hundreds of clients through the years with their dissolutions.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas

  1. Domestic Violence: 25%
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
  3. Family: 25%
  4. DUI & DWI: 25%



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Contact info

Kaye David T Law Office Of

P.O. Box 461473
Escondido, CA, 92046


CANot Eligible to Practice Law (Not Entitled)199405/24/2016

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Discipline with Actual Suspension
    issued in CA, 2014


    This sanction means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

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Award nameGrantorDate granted
American Jurisprudence AwardN/AN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney/ownerLaw offices of David T. Kaye1995 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Diego North County BarN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Who was the driver?The DA had no idea who was driving and sure couldn't prove it BRD and didn't even file charges.
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Publication nameTitleDate
AVVOBuyer Beware: Helping Family Law Clients Avoid Some of the More Common Attorney Tricks2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas Jefferson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
University of California - San DiegoEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Criminal Law Mid-Year SeminarDUI Pretrial2000