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Andrew James Ditlevsen

Real estate Attorney at San Jose, CA

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  • Licensed for 11 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2012
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Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    Represents creditors in Chapter 7, 11 and 13 cases

    11 years

  2. Real estate
    Represents plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of complex litigation matters, as well as individuals and business in transaction matters involving leases, purchases and sales

  3. Banking
    Experience representing regional and national banks in both state and federal courts in variety of matters

    11 years

  4. Debt collection
    Experience engaging in post-judgment debt collection, as well as representation of judgment creditors in bankruptcy proceedings

    11 years

  5. Landlord or tenant
    Experience representing landlord's and tenants in transactional matters, as well as landlord representation in unlawful detainer actions

    11 years

Andrew Ditlevsen is an associate and is a member of the firm's Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group. Andrew's practice focuses primarily on protection of creditor’s rights and litigation of banking, business and real estate related disputes. He is experienced in representing creditors  in bankruptcy cases under Chapter 7, 11, and 13 of the Bankruptcy Code, as well as both representing creditors and debtors in adversary proceedings and contested matters.  He has represented individuals and companies in both state and federal courts.

Additionally, he is an accomplished trial attorney.  In 2014, he was solely responsible for successfully taking two cases through trial.  In each, he prepared the complaint, conducted all discovery, handled all motion practice and developed the respective case strategies.  He obtained judgments for nondischargeability of debt in both cases.  In one, he proved the debtors committed actual fraud and my clients were awarded in excess of $250,000.  He has sat second chair in three other trials in State court involving incidents of fraud and a dispute real estate easement.

Andrew also handles transactional matters for individuals and businesses, including reviewing and drafting promissory notes, loan agreements, asset purchase and sale agreements, representation in the sale of commercial businesses and land use matters. 

In every matter, Andrew strives to find creative, efficient solutions to his clients’ problems.  He also endeavors to develop positive relationships with his clients by placing their interests first, by taking the time to put himself in their shoes and appreciating their concerns.

In his free time, Andrew enjoys outdoor activities such as golf, hiking, running and spending time with his golden retriever, friends and family.


Terra Law LLP
177 Park Ave Fl 3
San Jose, CA, 95113-2224

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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Terra Law LLP
  • 2012 - Present
  • Full-time Legal Extern
  • United States District Court, Northern District, San Jose, Ca
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Law Clerk
  • Terra Law LLP
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Claims Adjuster
  • USAA
  • 2008 - 2009
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  • Santa Clara University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • University of California - Santa Barbara
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008


  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2013 - Present
  • Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum
  • 2013 - Present
  • Honorable William A. Ingram American Inn Of Court
  • Member/Secretary
  • 2013 - Present
  • Barristers' Leadership Program
  • 2014 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Dean's List
  • Santa Clara School of Law
  • 2012
  • Dean's List
  • Santa Clara School of Law
  • 2011
  • Dean's List
  • Santa Clara School of Law
  • 2010
  • Most Outstanding in Appellate Advocacy
  • CALI
  • 2010
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • University of California Santa Barbara
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (1)
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Litigation Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It has been a pleasure working with Andrew on real property and litigation matters. He combines excellent legal skills with a deep appreciation of the client’s business needs to secure terrific results. I not only endorse Andrew I look forward to working with him in the future."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Andrew is an excellent attorney, very smart, very hardworking and very dedicated to achieving outstanding results for his clients."
Real estate Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."

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San Jose Real estate Lawyer Andrew James Ditlevsen
Andrew James Ditlevsen
Real estate Attorney
San Jose, CA
Licensed for 11 years