I have been in the real estate and legal field for over 35 years. I obtained my real estate license in 1976 and became a real estate broker in California in 1980. I fell in love with the law in the early 1980's and and became licensed with the California State Bar in 1983 passing the bar exam on the first attempt. I spent the majority of my time consulting with individuals and businesses in these areas. I have also been an Expert Witness in various courts in California.
I have been President and CEO of two businesses: Farmers Market @Atrium Court in Newport Beach and Excel Steel in Adelanto CA.
I am not your conventional attorney. I look for clients who want to resolve their problems. I look for solutions and strive to help my clients, not add to their problems. I am well known among the attorneys I come in contact with in my areas of expertise. In 27 years, I do not believe that I would be viewed by other attorneys as anything but professional. I treat them with respect and get respect in return. The legal profession is not a game, it is a profession. Am I successful? You had better believe it. However, it is because I am a professional at what I do. Most of my clients have been with me for many years. This website is great for producing new business. However, I am looking for people who need help or a long term relationship. I hope that I can help you with your problem.
Hourly ($250-350/hour), contingent (25-35%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)
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I endorse this lawyer's work. In addition to being an excellent lawyer, Mr. McDonnell is a real estate broker, and he adds a "real-world" perspective to his practice that makes his advice invaluable. In the 30 years that I have been a lawyer, I have yet to find anyone who can hold a candle to Dave's professionalism.
Peter Holzer Real estate Attorney
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|American Jurisprudence (3)||Western State University of Law||1983|
|Editor's Award||Western State University Law Review||1983|
|Law Review||Western State University of Law||1983|
|President||Farmers Market @ Atrium Court||1999 - 2002|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|California Association of Realtors||Referral Panel Attorney||1988 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association||Section Chairman - Real Estate||1985 - 1987|
|Landlord retaliates against family with autistic children||Dismissal of lawsuit against clients|
|Business sued for discrimination by ex-employee||Settled for minor amount in exchange for dismissal saving client thousands in legal fees.|
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|Western State University Law Review||Human Debris: The Injured Worker in America||1983|
|Western State University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1983|
|California State University, Long Beach||Business Administration||Other - Bachelors||1978|
|Real Estate Organizations||Real Estate Law||1985|