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Mr. Speckman is AV-Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubble and a Certified Bankruptcy Law Specialist.*  Mr. Speckman owns and operates Speckman Law Firm, a full service law firm headquartered in downtown San Diego with offices also in Calexico and Las Vegas.  Licensed in California and Nevada, Mr. Speckman represents clients in Chapter 7, 13, 11 bankruptcies, civil litigation, and personal injury cases. Mr. Speckman also practices in the area of business and real estate law, consumer fraud, and class-action litigation. Mr. Speckman is proud to be celebrating over 20 years of legal service to the people of California and Nevada.

Mr. Speckman received his law degree and MBA from the University of San Diego, where is graduated with a perfect 4.0 GPA from the business school and near the top of his law school class. Prior to law school, Mr. Speckman obtained his CPA certificate in the State of Washington after graduating from the prestigious Fosters School of Business at the University of Washington. 

Mr. Speckman is a frequent speaker at real estate associations and other groups and has given several interviews on radio and television regarding financial matters, bankruptcy law, and various issues in litigation. Mr. Speckman practices throughout Southern California, including San Diego, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, and Imperial County.

*Certified by the California State Bar


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Contact info

Speckman Law Firm

1350 Columbia St.
Suite 503
San Diego, CA, 92101

Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 25%
    22 years, 500 cases
  2. Chapter 13: 25%
    22 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Chapter 11: 25%
    22 years, 1 thousand cases
  4. Chapter 7: 20%
    22 years, 1 thousand cases
  5. Real Estate: 5%
    22 years, 100 cases



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Nathan Mark Shilberg

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Speckman is a brilliant advocate for his clients. He amazes me in that he will always find the most practical, creative, efficient and cost-effective solution to just about any legal problem imaginable. He is truly focused on delivering exceptional value for his clients. I have observed him working tirelessly on their behalf. Mr. Speckman's legal talent is in his DNA.


    Nathan Shilberg Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Steven Farley Bliss

    I have watched David in court on multiple occasions. He is always one of the most prepared lawyers in the courtroom and represents his clients aggressively and competently. I highly endorse this lawyer.


    Steven Bliss Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
High HonorsUniversity of San Diego1995
Academic HonorBeta Gamma Sigma1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Principal AttorneySpeckman Law Firm1997 - Present
AssociateLaw Office of Nicholas A. Boylan1996 - 1997
District AttorneySan Diego County District Attorney1995 - 1996
CPAMoss Adams, LLP1991 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of NevadaMember2013 - Present
San Diego Bankruptcy ForumMember2011 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysN/A2009 - Present
American Trial Attorneys AssociationN/A1997 - Present
San Diego County Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law SectionN/A1995 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1995 - Present
National Association of Certified Public AccountantsN/A1992 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Bromershiem v. Los Angels Gay and Lesbian Center$1M+ Settlement (after several appeals)
Melendez v. Coldwell BankerJudgment
In re American Petroleum Services, LLCChapter 11 Plan Confirmed
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Publication nameTitleDate
San Diego Union TribuneMortgage Fraud Targets Hispanic Community2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawN/AJD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA1995
University of WashingtonBusiness Administration - AccountingBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
San Diego Association of RealtorsBankruptcy In Real Estate2014
Updates in Real Estate LawBankruptcy in Real Estate2012
Short Sale TransactionsShort Sales - The Pitfalls2011
Developments in Chapter 13 BankruptcyBankruptcy - Lien Strips2010