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Experienced LitigatorWhen you need strong voice in court choose The Law Offices of David K. Yamamoto. With over 260 divorce trials and 23 jury trials, you will get a saavy .....
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Rated Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent™ for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability
Overall Peer Rating: 5 out of 5
Overall Client Rating: 5 out of 5
Top Rated by SuperLawyers
David has been in practice since 1986 and remains focused on the subtleties of family law. His extensive experience and skill in this area as counselor, litigator (over 260 divorce trials plus 23 jury trials), mediator, and collaborator has allowed his firm to achieve remarkable results for his clients.
In addition to David’s success as a strong litigator, advocate, and mediator, he and his associates also practice collaborative divorce and provide mediation services which are non-adversarial interventions providing viable options to traditional divorce processes. David is a member of A Better Divorce—a group comprised of attorneys and other professionals committed to helping resolve family law issues without the need for court proceedings.
David received his Bachelor of Science in Law at Glendale University and graduated from Glendale University College of Law in 1984.
AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell: This is a peer review rating. “A” signifies the highest level of legal ability. “V” denotes “very high” adherence to the professional standards of conduct, ethics, reliability, and diligence. This rating is limited to only the most distinguished legal practitioners.
Preeminent Lawyer: Recognized for High Legal Standards and Ethics by Martindale-Hubbell and Lexis Nexis’ on the Register of Preeminent Lawyers
Top Rated by SuperLawyers
2019-2020 Chair of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Family Law Section
South Bay Bar Association President – 2004
South Bay Bar Association Family Law Chairperson – 1997 – 2001
Los Angeles County Bar Association Member
Los Angeles County Bar Association Family Law Executive Committee Member – 2006 to present
Judge Pro Tem: Previously assisted the Los Angeles Superior Court by hearing divorce matters, small claims, and traffic cases
State Bar of California - Admitted: 1986
A Better Divorce: A Group of Collaborative Law Professionals Member
Past President Evening Optimist Club of Gardena
South Bay Family Law Study Group Member
Presenter at Family Law Related Speaking Engagements
When David isn't working, he enjoys spending time with family. He says the ongoing love and support he receives from them inspires him to continue advocating on behalf of others. His two grandchildren are a constant joy and he's proud to be their papa.
David is an avid golfer and enjoys jamming on his bass guitar with friends.
He believes that a healthy balance of work and life are key. Enjoying his work and having fun in his free time have contributed to his success as an attorney.
I just wanted to thank you again for bringing freedom back into our lives. We find ourselves cheering for inexplicable reasons as our minds are free to focus on anything other than our next move towards resolution. And your generosity will never be forgotten as you have allowed me a fresh start to rebuild and continue to support my family.