David K. Yamamoto, Certified Family Law Specialist
Dignity Fairness Honesty
These principles form the cornerstone of David's practice. His goal is to provide you with the best legal service possible while ensuring that you receive the respect and understanding you deserve. He pays strict attention to your well-being throughout the legal process and he understands the personal difficulties and hardships that tend to be part of the experience. Above all, the client's welfare is top priority.
Outstanding service is the goal for each and every case that David takes on. This is exemplified by his successful track record and the strong recommendations from those he has served.
Throughout his career he has placed great value on the relationships he has built with his clients and the trust developed from that connection. David K Yamamoto Attorney gives the utmost care to his clients' needs. He recognizes that each person's legal situation is unique and must be given special care and attention to detail to your case.
David is a Certified Family Law Specialist. He 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 (at least 260 divorce trials plus 23 jury trials), mediator, and collaborator has allowed his firm to achieve remarkable results for his clients. His team handles cases involving Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Spousal Support, Division and Evaluation of Businesses, Investments, and Property. The firm provides litigation, collaboration, mediation, and consulting services.
In addition to David's success as a litigator and mediator, he and his associates have become leaders in the area of collaborative divorce due to their passion, and dedication to the idea that non-adversarial intervention is a viable option to traditional divorce. David is a member of A Better Divorce - attorneys and other professionals committed to helping resolve family issues without the need for court proceedings.
Prior Legal Employment
Friedman, Yamamoto & Eller, LLP (Civil Litigation firm with an emphasis on Family Law, Criminal Law, and Personal Injury), 1996 - 2000; Associate with the Law offices of Michael Friedman (Family Law, Criminal Law, and Personal Injury), 1989 - 1996; Associate with Fletcher and Associates (Family Law, Criminal Law), 1986 - 1989
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 law practices.
Preeminent Lawyer: Recognized for High Legal Standards and Ethics by Martindale-Hubbell and Lexis Nexis - 2008 Register of Preeminent Lawyers
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 - 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 DivorceTM: A Group of Collaborative Law Professionals, Member
Evening Optimist Club of Gardena, Member and Past President
South Bay Law Firm Study Group, Member
Presenter at Family Law Related Speaking Engagements
Glendale University, College of Law: Graduated 1984
Glendale University, Bachelor of Science in Law
Benefits of a California “No Court” Divorce
- Promotes respect and keeps you in control of the process
- Reduces conflict and negative emotions
- Helps couples focus on their most important goals
- Keeps information private so sensitive issues and finances remain out of the public eye.
- Saves time and resources by keeping the process out of court