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David Benjamin Rubin

Child custody Attorney at Cupertino, CA

3.9   7 reviews

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Licensed for 10 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2012
Updated 11/29/2022

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David Rubin, Attorney at Law
19925 Stevens Creek Blvd., Ste. 100
Cupertino, CA, 95014-2384


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Posted by anonymous | February 24, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Highly Recommended Lawyer!!
I was referred to David. I just wanted to say he is a very nice, patient, and intelligent person. He explained to me about my case in very good detail, so that I understood it well. His fee is also fair. I highly recommend him to anybody who needs a honest attorney. Thank you David!
Posted by Jacob | July 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Recommended for family law
I contacted David about drafting and executing a legal agreement. For this particular case, he offered a flat fee that I thought was fair. He was very accommodating, giving me exactly the level of involvement that I wanted in drafting the document. He guided me through every step of the process, educating me and alerting me to issues that I hadn't thought about. His knowledge of the law seemed thorough. I did some reading about the law, but every single thing I brought up he already knew about. He was very patient and detailed in answering all of my questions. Throughout the process his concern was in creating an agreement that would hold up in litigation, should the need ever arise. I had dealings with another lawyer who only seemed to want to do the bare minimum. That other person would always say "Oh, you don't need to do this, you don't need to do that - it's good enough the way it is". David, in contrast, was always thinking about how litigation might play out, and how we can write the agreement to avoid problems, especially on points where the law is ambiguous. David really spent a lot of time working with me to get the agreement to say exactly what I wanted. He responded to all of my e-mail and phone calls very quickly. He pushed the process along, prodding me on certain occasions about the information that I needed to deliver to him. Our deadline was met with time to spare. I can unreservedly recommend David Rubin for family law matters.
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Posted by Janelle | May 8, 2015
Thank you David Rubin
Mr. Rubin was very helpful and attentive throughout our adoption case. He was easily accessible and also kept an open line of communication. Everything was filed properly and a timely fashion. He always on time for all our court appearances. I would highly recommend Mr. Rubin's services and I would definitely use him again. Thank you David.
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Posted by Sheri | March 23, 2015
David is a terrific attorney!
Mr. Rubin took my divorce case through the Project Pro Bono organization for people with very low incomes and did a wonderful job. He paid close attention to details and filed all the court documents on time. He never missed a court date and always briefed me on what would happen at the hearings. David also made sure I received the court-ordered spousal support. David never made me feel like a second-class client. He even helped me when a new landlord refused to allow my service dog! I am grateful for all he did for me. I would recommend him to anyone. David is a terrific attorney!
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Posted by Galina | March 20, 2015
A client
David Rubin is very professional and easily gained my trust. My case was complicated but it didn't stop him to deal with issues. He is knowledgeable, has effective strategy, excellent analytical skills, and courtroom technique. I was able to get full physical custody, monetary compensation, child support and many advices that helped me to deal with abusive partner's behavior. Still, if I have some questions or advice about my case, Mr. Rubin always follows up and willing to help. I'm immensely thankful for his services and recommend to anyone who need an excellent lawyer!
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Posted by Bruce Wang | October 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Find another more expensive lawyer, it will be worthy
David is a very friendly person, He may be a good friend in life, but definitely not a competent lawyer for you. This review is only based on his behavior as a licensed lawyer. I hired David for my family court case in early 2019. After I spent $13000+ , I got nothing done, except lost my visitation with my daughter per his help. During a mediation in June 2019, David misled me to sign a stipulation which was written in a tricky way that in favor of the opposing party. I pointed out that issue and expressed my concern to David. He said it is OK and promised me that I will continue have my visitation, but I lost it due to that stipulation. Then, his perfect explanation for his own malpractice is that there is always something unpredictable in family court. Later, I realized that he knows that mediator and he was trying to be nice to her by ignoring my concerns. This is certainly a malpractice case and I already filed a malpractice complaint with the bar association. Over this whole process, David demonstrated a talent to purposely make simple topics very complicated, the only consequences is that you will have a pay a larger amount of bill for nothing. ( I already submitted a fee arbitration request to the bar association) 1. Whenever you ask a question, he will not answer you directly. Instead, he will list more than ten possibilities to confuse you, so to make a lengthy discussion for even a quite simple question. Of course, all these will be on your bill. 2. He will make every legal procedure ten times complicated, and purposely try to make every details to be perfect. It looks like he is trying to do a detailed job for you, However, you will spend double or triple as it supposed to be. For example, it took me $1000+ to do a simple subpoena, and I even provided the draft of it. He went back and forth with me for more than twenty emails and spent hours on making phones to every one possibly involved with this, and He tried to considered all the possible situations. 3. This also applies to any format of communication. It usually takes 10+ emails to communicate for a quite straightforward issue. I was really tired of this game. As I mentioned before, He may looks professional in front of the client with all these lengthy talking. Interestingly, he becomes very incompetent when facing the opposing party's lawyer, and the judge. In all these hearings while he presents me, he was always very quiet and barely say anything for me in front of the judge, while the other party's attorney is keep talking and attacking. Where is your talent on the court? David. Even though, his rate is lower than other lawyers, but I really DO NOT recommend him for all the above reasons. Remember that the final bill equals to the rate * hours spent on your case. You will spent even more than hiring other lawyers since David will make the hours double or even triple with his super talent. The most important thing is that you will still LOSE all the hearings even after you pay extra money. Lastly, if you still decide to take the risk. A kind reminder is that you can always contact the bar association for fee arbitration if you end up being overcharged. Oh, BTW, David told me in the email that he will be a member of the fee arbitration committee soon, so he will have more experience than you.
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Response from David Rubin October 6, 2020
I am sorry to hear that you are unhappy with the service you received at my firm. I always strive to exceed my client's expectations, and I would very much like to speak with you so that we can address your concerns. Please reach out to me at your convenience. I look forward to speaking with you.
Posted by Stephanie | February 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Analysis Paralysis
I found David Rubin through Santa Clara County Bar Association and hired him for my 82 year old father. I have power of attorney over this case. David Rubin billed Dad for a lot of phone calls and emails to me. But never accomplished anything. David Rubin did not listen to any requests we made and acted like a one man dog and pony show. David Rubin insisted on talking to my lawyer for advice and arranged a phone call and email with my lawyer. And then billed my Dad. Really? He won’t send a billing statement until you ask for one which allows him plenty of time to soak up the retainer, in particular my Dads retainer without even getting a case filed. He acts like he knows what he is doing in a civil case. But clearly does not. He also consulted other lawyers advice and then billed my Dad. If David Rubin knew he couldn’t competently handle dads case. He should have told us from the beginning. Most family law incorporates civil issues into a case and David Rubin was not competent to manage this. We hired another law firm prior to Rubin and Dad had to let them go because they were ready to file a divorce for my dad. But Dads ex wife had already divorced him. David Rubin told my dad he isn’t able to get along with attorneys so should just drop his case. He also said he didn’t think my Dad would win his case. My question would be. Why did you continue to work on the case and bill Dad if you didn’t think he would win?
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Response from David Rubin February 12, 2020
I am sorry to hear that you are unhappy with the service you and your father received at my firm. I always strive to exceed my client's expectations, and I would very much like to speak with you and your father so that we can address your concerns. Please reach out to me at your convenience. I look forward to speaking with you.
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Honors and Awards

  • 2014 Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service Award
  • The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of San Francisco
  • 2015
  • 2013 Outstanding Volunteer Award
  • The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of San Francisco
  • 2014

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Cupertino Child custody Lawyer David Benjamin Rubin
David Benjamin Rubin
Child custody Attorney
Cupertino, CA
Licensed for 10 years