David J. Kaminski

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Banking Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Carlson & Messer LLP
5901 W Century Blvd, Suite 1200
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Phone: 310-242-2200
Fax: 310-242-2222
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2022
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas: Banking (40%), Government Finance (30%), Securities & Corporate Finance (30%)
Attorney Profile

Any claim brought against a bank involving consumer rights deserves meticulous attention. As a partner at Carlson & Messer LLP, David J. Kaminski defends these clients under state and federal statutes such as the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. His detail-oriented approach has earned him an impeccable reputation in Los Angeles, California, and the surrounding areas.

The work Mr. Kaminski does in consumer law extends far beyond representing clients. His numerous lectures include speaking to national and local groups through organizations. He is a published author who writes about changes in these guidelines as well as institutional compliance. 

Additionally, Mr. Kaminski is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and The State Bar of California. He serves as a mediator and arbitrator on a panel with the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles.

When working with clients, Mr. Kaminski makes a point of evaluating every claim personally. In addition to handling lawsuits in state and federal courts, he also defends those he represents against investigations brought by regulatory agencies such as the Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Mr. Kaminski graduated cum laude in 1982 with a Bachelor of Music from Florida State University. He then attended Southwestern Law School, earning a Juris Doctor in 1986.

Outside his practice, Mr. Kaminski serves a number of charitable foundations.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Banking
  • 30%Government Finance
  • 30%Securities & Corporate Finance


6 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2022

About David J. Kaminski

Admitted: 1987

Professional Webpage: http://cmtlaw.com/cm/david-j-kaminski/

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • California Continuing Education of the Bar, Lecturer

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Chair, Attorneys Division (“MAP”) of the ACA International, 2013-2015
  • U.S. District Court, of the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, of the Northern District of California
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Chair
  • Member, Los Angeles Superior Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Panel, Arbitrator and Mediator
  • Elected member of the MAP Delegates Committee, 2013 - 2015
  • California
  • U.S. District Court, of the Eastern District of California
  • State Bar of California
  • Member Attorneys Program (“MAP”), Chair, 2013-2014
  • ACA Regulatory Committee, 2013-2014
  • U.S. District Court, of the Southern District of California
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Members Attorneys Program (“MAP”), Chair, 2014-2015

Educational Background

  • Florida State University, Bachelor of Music., Cum Laude, 1982


  • Southwestern University, School of Law, Recipient-Outstanding Achievement Award in Academics, 1986
  • 2014 ACA Attorney of the Year Designation

Industry Groups

  • Banking & Finance
  • Banks
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Office Location for David J. Kaminski

5901 W Century Blvd
Suite 1200
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Phone: 310-242-2200

Fax: 310-242-2222

Last Updated: 5/7/2020

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