David S. Hamilton, CEPLS
Attorney at Law
David S. Hamilton is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law by The State Bar of California.
Our associate attorney, David Hamilton, earned his Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Chapman University. He earned his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from the University of La Verne College of Law.
During law school, David served as editor in chief for both the University of La Verne Law Review and the Journal of Law, Business & Ethics. David also competed on La Verne Law’s National Moot Court Competition Team. David made the Dean’s List every semester and earned a CALI award for achieving the highest grade in 13 courses. For his legal writing, David was recognized in the National Order of Scribes by the American Society of Legal Writers.
David is a member of the Riverside and San Bernardino County Bar Associations and has been selected as a Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars in consecutive years for 2021, 2022, and 2023. He graduated from the New Attorney Academy, which is a training program for new attorneys provided by the Riverside County Bar Association and the Riverside Superior Court. David served as a Member at Large on the Board of the Riverside County Barristers Association. He is also a member of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, American Bar Association, and Consumer Attorneys of California.
David published an article in the Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society. It’s My Copy and I’ll Sell It If I Want To: Capitol Records, LLC v. ReDigi Inc., 97 J. Pat. & Trademark Off. Soc’y 232 (2015). David is also a co-author of the Continuing Education of the Bar’s treatise, Special Needs Trusts: Planning, Drafting, and Administration.
David is admitted to practice before all courts in the State of California and in the United States District Court, Central District of California.
David is also an adjunct professor at the University of La Verne College of Law, where he teaches legal writing and strategic legal methods. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and kids.
Areas of Practice
- Estate Planning
- Wills and Trusts
- Special Needs Trusts
- Fiduciary Accountings
- University of La Verne College of Law
Juris Doctor – Magna Cum Laude, 2015
- Chapman University
Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership, 2009
- Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society
Professional Positions, Associations, and Memberships
- Riverside County Bar Association
- San Bernardino County Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
- University of La Verne College of Law
– Legal Writing, Wills & Trusts, Law Review Seminar, Adjunct Professor
– Law Review, Faculty Advisor
Bar and Court Admissions
- State Bar of California, 2015
- United States District Court for the Central District of California, 2015
- United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 2018
- United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2018
Honors and Awards
- 2023 Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars selection
- 2022 Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars selection
- 2021 Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars selection
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Whether you are a spouse, a parent, or an adult child, we all know that even the most joyous of lives have challenges – including protecting your children in the event of a disaster, organizing your affairs and ensuring your beneficiaries’ well-being, caring for elderly or disabled family members, or settling an estate after the death of a loved one, we’re here to assist you every step of the way.
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With office locations throughout Southern California, Sandoval Legacy Group, a division of Holstrom, Block & Parke, offers comprehensive and personalized estate planning, special needs planning, trust administration, probate, and conservatorships expert services in Riverside County, San Bernardino County, Orange County, San Diego County, and Los Angeles County.