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David Jonathan Gittelman

Lawsuits and disputes Attorney at San Diego, CA

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1996
    Active No misconduct found

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About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Lawsuits and disputes
    Landslides; earth movement events; trespass; nuisance; subrogation.

  2. General practice

The Law Offices of David J. Gittelman is a small civil law firm, specializing in complex litigation. We represent clients throughout California in a wide variety of complex matters, including landslides, products liability, wrongful death, and construction litigation. We pride ourselves on building strong relationships with our clients. By remaining small, we are able to focus our attention on all aspects and details of the issues that concern our clients.


We have litigated hundreds of cases from inception to resolution or verdict, providing zealous representation while maintaining high standards of integrity and honesty. Our experience helps streamline the litigation process and often allows our clients to reach an early resolution to their cases, saving both time and money.

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David Jonathan Gittelman
12864 Salmon River Rd.
San Diego, CA, 92129

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Posted by anonymous | December 4, 2014
Landslide lawyer
David represented me in a landslide dispute with my neighbor. He was very knowledgable about landslides and aggressively defended me. I was very impressed with him.


  • Hourly Rates $ 325-375 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of David J. Gittelman
  • 2008 - Present
  • Associate
  • Gray & Prouty
  • 2003 - 2008
  • Associate
  • Travelers Insurance
  • 1997 - 2003


  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • New York University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Ryan v. O'Brien
  • Defense Verdict; two hours


  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • San Diego Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - 2016

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Featured Attorney
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2022
  • Top California attorney
  • Who's Who Legal
  • 2016
  • Chancellor's Award for Distinguished Service
  • New York University
  • 1992


Speaking Engagements

  • Execusummit on Subrogation
  • Subrogation
  • 2007
  • Claims training
  • Landslide Claims and Litigation
  • 2005

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (10)
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Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with David on a contentious neighbor dispute involving claims of encroachment and hillside instability. I found David to be knowledgeable, aggressive, and very ethically focused on the interests of his client. I highly endorse David."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known David for 23 years. He is hard-working, intelligent, and aggressive."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I've had the pleasure of being co-counsel with David in the representation of a Fortune 100 client in a large loss subrogation matter. He's impressed me with his interpersonal skills as well as his knowledge of the law. I've come to value and rely on his innovative input and dispassionate case evaluation."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked for/with David for a number of years. He always vigorously represents his clients' interests and provides work of the highest caliber."
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