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David Jay Hallstrom

Litigation Attorney at Irvine, CA

5.0   9 reviews
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  • State Years
    California - CA 4 years
    Florida - FL 9 years
  • Licensed for 4 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2020
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    65%
    Focus on Trust and Probate Litigation

  2. Appeals
    15%

  3. Probate
    10%
    Focus on Trust and Probate Litigation

  4. Trusts
    10%
    Focus on Trust and Probate Litigation

DEFENDING YOUR LOVED ONE'S LEGACY. PROTECTING YOUR INTERESTS.

David brings a wealth of experience across a wide spectrum of law that is useful in his trust and probate litigation practice. David believes in the power of ideas and has honed his skills to grasp and communicate complex concepts. This has enabled him to become an exceptional litigator and appellate attorney. David’s background living in California, Brazil, Utah, Florida, and the United Kingdom has helped him develop a broad, global perspective and understanding of people, which has proven to be invaluable in his practice of law. David is sensitive to clients’ desire for practical, effective, and timely results. In his free time, David enjoys working out, meditating, reading, surfing, and pretty much all other water-based sports.

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Location

David J. Hallstrom, Esq.: Mail Address
15615 Alton Pkwy
Suite 450
Irvine, CA, 92618

Reviews

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Posted by Robert | December 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
David is an excellent lawyer
My brother died with a number of properties, a floozy in his house and my sister who wanted to take significantly more of his estate than she was due. David executed every action necessary to bring my case to an (almost) close. All that's left is a court approval of everything, and then I guess that's that... and it's yet to happen. But from 0 to the 99% mark, David has been a great lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | January 23, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional! Thank you David
David is an extremely competent attorney. He handled a financial elder abuse case for me and my family with compassion, patience and professionalism. He is very perceptive of people, and understood our defendant’s games and tactics which helped greatly in how we moved through our case. I highly recommend David.
Posted by anonymous | May 24, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Thank You, David!
David, my children and I so greatly appreciate the work you have done for us. We thank you so much for your help in resolving our Trust matter.
Posted by Kelly | December 5, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
THANK YOU DAVID
David was my lawyer to help me navigate how to handle my fathers estate after his passing. He was honest and very efficient. Due to the sensitive nature of the case I trusted David to guide me and he was always very professional. I truly don’t know what I would have done without him during that time!
Posted by anonymous | November 15, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
David Hallstrom provided excellent legal counsel
I spoke to at least two dozen small and large law firms and was not comfortable with any of them until David. He helped resolve a difficult family trust issue with competence, fair billing and great communication. I highly recommend retaining David Hallstrom should you need an attorney with Trust litigation experience. Thank you again David.
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Posted by Lauren | July 28, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding
David Hallstrom is a supremely competent attorney. He litigated a complex estate dispute for us with grace and professional excellence, leading us to a solid win! 10/10 would recommend Mr. Hallstrom, and would absolutely work with him in the future should the need arise.
Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Wonderful experience
David was excellent. I had a minor tenant-landlord dispute, and he handled the case professionally and thoughtfully. I do not enjoy dealing with legal issues as I have had several really unfortunate experiences before. I also know the differences between good and bad lawyers. David was knowledgeable, listened to my concerns carefully, and provided different options I might pursue with their unique affordances and limitations. I felt cared for and understood, and the process was transparent and clear. He was always available via email, and answered every question I had, with his own unique personal touch. You would not regret hiring him for appropriate legal needs of his expertise.
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Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent results; 98% of communication by email. but have all your documentation ready prior first consult.
Was referred to Mr. Hallstrom by the Florida Bar Referral Service. Mr. Hallstrom represented me in regard to a dispute of a partial return of a rental Deposit. Excellent result, I did not have to travel back to the State of Florida for the hearing on this matter,. I had moved out of the state and this saved me at least two days time; but, I could of used the break. Ample documentation was supplied to Mr. Hallstrom, (note ample is in the context of a licensed engineer - if we ever want to go to the moon again, it would be much less expensive to just to climb there on the paperwork). Dwelling was video taped prior to move in; and a copy provided to landlord with move in inspection sheet - cut short many claims by landlord. . The ex-landlord did not seem to appreciate Mr. Hallstrom's time, nor the tenants(my) time even after I retained Mr. Hallstrom services. This lack of respect for me or Mr. Hallstrom cost the landlord roughly $2,000 in legal fees paid to Mr. Hallstrom law firm which the landlord could of avoided. 98+% of communication between me and Mr. Hallstrom was by email. Prompt replies, easy to work with.
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Posted by Randy | October 6, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Great Communication
We recently adopted two children and David was our legal representation. Ever detail was handled in a professional and expedient manner. II would not only recommend David, but I have full intention ofusing his firm for my future legal needs. Randy
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AVVO RATING 7.5 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • David J. Hallstrom, Esq.
  • 2017 - Present
  • Associate
  • Hallstrom, Klein & Ward, LLP
  • 2020 - 2022
  • Owner
  • The Child Law Center
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Associate
  • Bogin, Munns & Munns, PA
  • 2015 - 2017
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Education

  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • Utah Valley University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2011

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In the Interest of the Adoptions of BW and LW
  • Adoption Finalized
  • In the Interest of the Adoption of MBK
  • Adoption Finalized
  • Murata v. Ivanowski
  • Case Settled
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Associations

  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society (Orange County Chapter)
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • St. Thomas More Law Society of Orange County
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • Orange County Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2020 - Present
  • US District Court - Central District of California
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2020 - Present
  • US District Court - Southern District of California
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2020 - Present
  • US Bankruptcy Court - Southern District of California
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2020 - Present
  • US Bankruptcy Court - Central District of California
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2020 - Present
  • US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2020 - Present
  • US 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2020 - Present
  • US Supreme Court
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2020 - Present
  • BYU Management Society
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2014 - Present
  • US District Court - Northern District of Florida
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2014 - Present
  • US District Court - FL Middle Distrcit
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2014 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese

Speaking Engagements

  • Women's Church Organization
  • Basic Estate Planning
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (2)
Endorse David
Trusts Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"David is an excellent attorney who has extensive knowledge of trust and estate law. He works tirelessly for his clients to achieve the best results possible. Any client who retains David is in good hands."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Other
"David is a brilliant lawyer, and he is sure to give creative solutions and strategies for issues that arise within commercial litigation."
Family Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. I believe David is very professional, thorough, and hard-working for his clients."
Family Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. David worked as a law clerk for us while he was in law school and has done some contract assignments since then. He is a young attorney with a good head on his shoulders, a good analytical mind, and a passion for his work."
Family Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
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