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David T Seto

Estate planning Attorney at San Diego, CA

5.0   6 reviews

also known as David Seto

  • Licensed for 12 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2011
    Active No misconduct found

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

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

David Seto is a dedicated client focused attorney. Mr. Seto started his career with a different perspective than other attorneys. He worked first as a scientist learning attention to detail and how to use technology to deliver better results in less time and money. He also learned how to explain complex matters in plain English.


After graduating and passing the bar, he represented clients in court in various matters including estate planning, personal injury and civil litigation. Mr. Seto litigated and negotiated cases worth $1,000,000 and wiped out $100,000s of debts.


Mr. Seto is an active member of San Diego's community. He is a member of the San Diego County Bar Association, a member of the editorial board on the County Bar Magazine and a board meber of the San Diego Chinese Attorney Association. He volunteers to provide his time and advice on a variety of legal issues at neighborhood legal clinics.


Mr. Seto realizes that many people who need legal advice also need to work during the week. He offers consultations after work hours or on the weekends to be available to clients when it is convenient for them.


Choosing an incompetent attorney can turn an already stressful event into a nightmare with ramifications that you must live with for years to come. Choosing the right attorney can make the less stressful. Be sure you choose an attorney that makes things easier not less stressful.


If you are in need of an attorney with Integrity, Trustworthy, Caring, that have Innovation and Initiatives, very Reliable, and Committed, couple with Transparency someone ready to put a smile on your face contact, Mr. David Seto.


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David T Seto
6650 Lusk Blvd
Ste B203
San Diego, CA, 92121


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  6 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | April 9, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Fast response!
I appreciate the fast response. I had questions in regards to an auto accident. Didn't need to hire him but he did advise some options.
Posted by anonymous | May 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Effective attorney
David provided effective and excellent legal representation in dealing with a case related to real estate. He provided prompt progress reports of the case, and brought it to close with a favorable conclusion for me.
Posted by Michael | December 6, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I heartily Recommend David
I have collaborated with Mr. Seto on several legal matters—finding David to be focused and creative in his legal analyses. David is always concerned about the human side of the legal analysis and potential outcomes. I heartily recommend David as a fellow attorney.
Posted by Marc & Claudia | May 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Legal Services
From the day of consultation through the end with David Seto, he went above and beyond to assist us in anything we needed. He was always available to answer all questions at any time and consistently showed effort in his work for us. David was extremely helpful and supportive with gathering all information. If we were unsure of anything, he was there to clarify and search for answers for us. We highly recommend David for any services in which he can provide for anyone. We are extremely satisfied and greatful for the help and support we received from David Seto for our bankruptcy services, therefore, we highly recommend him for any legal services he provides in which you are seeking.
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Posted by Daniel | February 22, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
David is a very professional, and a lawyer you know who thinks for your best interest. David has helped me with legal questions, labor issues, and disability information. He is very knowledgeable, and his solution is always to your best interest. His fee is also very reasonable.
Posted by Theresa | September 15, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
David Seto is an excellent attorney
I was served with an eviction notice from my previous landlord. There were some very unusal circumstaces and David went the extra mile to make sure my case was settled without a judgement hitting my credit report and with a reasonable payment arrangement to my lanlord. I highly recommend him he is very knowledgeable and will definitely fight for you to get the best outcome possible.
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  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
  • Contingency 20%-33%
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Ching & Seto APC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Sean O'Keefe
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Owner
  • The Law Office David Seto
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Attorney
  • SMS Law Firm
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Philip H Dyson
  • 2011 - 2012
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  • San Diego Inns of Court
  • Graduate, Trial Advocacy Workshop
  • 2012
  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2011
  • Cal Poly Pomona
  • BS
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • T vs Landlord
  • Settlement


  • San Diego Chinese Attorneys Association
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • San Diego Lawyer Magazine
  • Editorial Board Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Wiley W. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services
  • State Bar of California
  • 2016
  • Duke Nguyen Browning Memorial Scholarship
  • CLEO
  • N/A


  • For the Record
  • Uninsured (Workers Compensation) Employers
  • 2015
  • San Diego Lawyer Magazine
  • Networking Dos and Don'ts
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Taiwan Center Monthly Talks
  • Long Term Care and Insurance
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (11)
Endorse David
Business Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David has a wide breadth of knowledge on business-related matters. He is very down to earth yet super capable of taking on complex matters competently."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"David was opposing counsel on a wage and hour case. He was very easy to work with. He's practical and a great advocate for his clients. He lacks any pretense which made it easy for both sides to work together to come to a resolution. Because of his lawyering style and the fact that he is just a good person, he is able to serve his clients' interests well. Would definitely recommend him."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"David is an extremely knowledgeable and honest attorney. He is a great advocate for his clients. I highly recommend his legal service."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Great lawyer, really cares about his clients, and goes the extra mile for them."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is professional, courteous, and will go out of his way for clients. He always communicates transparently, and has an excellent reputation among peers."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a fabulous attorney who possesses excellent legal acumen and work ethic. David is someone I frequently call to ask about other areas of law; he is like a walking and talking reference for even attorneys! Any client will be happy to have David by their side."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David and I are part of the same lawyer association here in San Diego. I've gotten the pleasure to know him very well. David goes above and beyond to help his clients. David also possesses a wealth of knowledge in practicing law. I definitely endorse him."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Friend
"David Seto is man of strong ethics. He is very sympathetic to his clients' needs and will not ever take a shortcut. He is knowledgeable, meticulous, and creative."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse David. David has assisted me and people I know on numerous legal matters. His professionalism was always exemplary. On a unique matter of Federal bond transfer, he was able to provide spot on legal guidance and resolve the issue with the best solution."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have personally worked with Mr. Seto on a number of matters where he was able find the applicable law necessary to win! Most importantly his research skills are lightening fast. I trust him to find the right law quickly and efficiently."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Someone that I trust recommended Mr. Seto to me. He provided a client of mine with important legal advice and guidance about a potential breach of contract. His information was right on and it helped prevent unnecessary litigation."
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