David S. Kestenbaum is the President and CEO of The Kestenbaum Law Group, A Professional Corporation as of January 1, 2014. Prior to this, Mr.Kestenbaum was the founding partner of the criminal defense firm Kestenbaum, Eisner & Gorin, LLP, located across from the courthouse in Van Nuys, California from 1995 through 2013. His office is still in the same building since 1995. He is AV rated and a 2014 Superlawyer.
Mr. Kestenbaum focuses his practice exclusively on criminal defense for individuals throughout the greater Los Angeles area. He has extensive experience stretching back to 1979 on both sides of the docket, having worked as a prosecutor for seven years, which provides him with a well-rounded perspective of how the prosecution approaches criminal charges. He strongly believes the defense process should begin before the prosecutor has filed charges, and he maintains strong working relationships with police and prosecutors as part of this approach.
Although he makes every attempt to resolve potential criminal charges before they are filed, Mr. Kestenbaum is also well-equipped to take cases to court if needed. His record of courtroom acquittals, including one in which the jury reached its decision after only 22 minutes, is solid, and he works diligently to find creative alternatives to the strict punishments often proposed by prosecutors.
Mr. Kestenbaum received his law degree with honors from Southwestern University School of Law in 1978, and he was listed in the prestigious Who's Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges directory. Prior to law school, he earned his undergraduate degree in business administration from Boston University. He is licensed to practice before the state courts of California.
When not representing clients, Mr. Kestenbaum enjoys sharing his experience and insight with other attorneys through multiple professional organizations, including the Criminal Courts Bar Association, the San Fernando Valley Bar Association where he was just elected to his second term as a Trustee and serves as the Chair of the Criminal Law Section, the National Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers and the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice where he was elected in a statewide election to serve on the Board of Governors. He is fluent in English and his staff is fluent in Spanish.
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Last Updated: 1/27/2017