David J. Semelsberger

David J. Semelsberger

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Class Action & Mass Torts Attorney in San Diego, CA

Allen, Semelsberger & Kaelin LLP
 | 600 "B" Street, Suite 2400
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-544-0123
Fax: 877-468-0677
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1982
Practice Areas:
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Real Estate: Consumer (10%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%)

About David Semelsberger

Admitted: 1982, California

Professional Webpage: asklawgroup.com/Our-Attorneys/David-Semelsberger.aspx


  • I have received four Outstanding Trial Lawyer Awards (1994, 1998, 2005, 2015) for jury verdicts ranging from $2 million to $111 million, in trials lasting from 3 to 6 months in duration., Outstanding Trial Lawyer Awards, Consumer Attorneys of San Diego

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Donated start up money for Greater La Jolla Meals on Wheels Friendly Visitors Program, 2013


  • $111 million jury verdict in San Jose Superior Court for 61 homeowners in 2014 with my partner James Allen. Six settlements with my partner James Allen totaling $12 million in the last 16 months. Jury verdict of $1 million plus in Santa Ana Superior Court in 2011 with my partner Ken Turek. Settlement of $11 million in San Diego construction defect case with Ken Turek in 2010.

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • CAOC Trial Lawyer of the Year Finalist

    , 2017

Educational Background:

  • Marvin Kratter Family Award and Scholarship for Constitutional Law; American Jurisprudence Book Awards for highest grades in Constitutional Law and Evidence classes., 1981
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Office Location for David J. Semelsberger

600 "B" Street
Suite 2400
San Diego, CA 92101

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Last Updated: 12/11/2019

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