David Balter


  • Biography

    David Balter joined DP&F in 2005 and is a Partner in the Litigation practice group.  David’s practice emphasizes trust and estates litigation, creditor’s rights, commercial business, real estate and construction litigation. David successfully handled the appeal in Moore v. Hill (2010) 188 Cal. App. 4th 1267 and in Lerner v. I80 Properties, LLC, et al. (2019 unpublished).

    Before joining DP&F, David worked for ten years at Shapiro Buchman Provine & Patton, LLP, Walnut Creek, California. David also worked at the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office as a Collection Enforcement Deputy and was a Senior Legal Assistant at the international law firm of Coudert Brothers.

  • Education
    • J.D., John F. Kennedy University School of Law (1999)
    • University of California at Berkeley (Extension)
    • Diablo Valley College
    • College of the Redwoods
  • Writings and Presentations
    • “Grape Grower’s Liens”, Contra Costa Lawyer Magazine
      October 2013
    • “Asset Protection Techniques in California”, National Business Institute
    • “Collection Law”, National Business Institute
    • Guest lecturer, National Business Institute, Inc., Eau Claire, Wisconsin, 2003 – present
    • Successfully handled the appeal in Moore v. Hill 188 Cal. App. 4th 1267, 2010
  • Associations and Recognition
    • California Bar Association: Real Property, Litigation, ADR Sections
    • United States District Court for the Northern, Central, Southern, and Eastern Districts of California
    • United States Court of Appeal – Ninth Circuit
    • United States Court of Federal Claims
    • Contra Costa County Bar Association – Litigation Section
    • Napa County Bar Association
    • Delegate to the State Bar of California, Conference of Delegates, 2002 – 2009
    • Outstanding Legal Services Attorney, Legal Aid of Napa Valley, 2009