David J. Kaminski

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Creditor Debtor Rights 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 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Creditor Debtor Rights: Business
Attorney Profile

Any claim brought against a bank, collector or creditor concerning 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, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Fair Credit Reporting 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 including the Continuing Education of the Bar, California, the California Association of Collectors, Inc., and the Commercial Law League of America. 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
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Creditor Debtor Rights (100%): Collections

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Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2020

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About David Kaminski

Admitted: 1987, California

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


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

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • California Continuing Education of the Bar, Lecturer

Educational Background:

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

Industry Groups

  • Banks
  • Collection Agencies
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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

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Last Updated: 5/23/2019

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