David Lederman

Top rated family law attorney in Moraga, California

Law Office of David M. Lederman
David Lederman
Law Office of David M. Lederman

Practice Areas: Family law

Licensed in California since: 1995

Education: University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law

Languages Spoken: English, Chinese-Mandarin

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023

Law Office of David M. Lederman

533 Moraga Rd
Suite 220
Moraga, CA 94556 Phone: 925-522-8889 Email: David Lederman Visit website

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Attorney David Lederman is the founder and owner of the Law Offices of David M. Lederman, which has locations in Moraga and Antioch, California. Board-certified in Family Law by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, Mr. Lederman has more than 24 years of legal experience, and he provides exceptional representation and support to clients throughout Contra Costa County and the surrounding areas who are going through a divorce or have some other serious domestic relations issue they need to address.

Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Lederman has earned a reputation for delivering excellent legal counsel and services in all areas of family law, including child custody and support modifications, division of assets, guardianships and conservatorships for minor children and elderly family members, orders of protection, and more. At all turns, he provides highly personalized attention to all he serves, and he devises customized strategies and solutions aimed at helping them achieve their goals as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

Recognized for his professionalism and service, Mr. Lederman won the Outstanding Service Award from the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists in 2019, and the American Society of Legal Advocates named him among the Top 100 Family Lawyers in the state in 2014. He has also received "Superb" client ratings on Avvo along with numerous testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.

A 1989 graduate of The University of California at Santa Cruz, Mr. Lederman attended the University of the Pacific's McGeorge School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1995. While in law school, he earned designation as a Top Ten Advocate in the International Moot Court Competition, and he was a member of the prestigious Traynor Honor Society. He holds his license to practice before all California state courts as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California.

A leader in his legal community, Mr. Lederman accepted an appointment to serve on The State Bar of California's Family Law Executive Committee, where he has served as both section chair and legislative chair. He has also served as Chapter Director and Technology Director of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists as well as president and board member of the Contra Costa County Bar Association's Family Law Section (in 2008 and 2021).

Drawing upon his extensive legal knowledge and experience, Mr. Lederman has published numerous articles and conducted classes and seminars on a variety of legal topics related to family law. He also currently serves as advisor for the California Lawyers Association's Family Law Section.

First Admitted: 1995, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.ledermanlaw.net/Our-Team/David-M-Lederman.shtml

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • State Bar of California, Member
  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists (ACFLS), Director
  • Advisor, California Lawyers Association, Family Law Section, 2017 - 2023, 2023
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member, Board of Directors, 2005 - 2022, 2022
  • President Contra Costa Family Law Section (2008-2021), 2021
  • Testified before the Senate Committee on Remote Hearings, 2020
  • California Judges Association Joint Task Force on the Future of the Profession, 2020
  • California Judges Association Joint Task Force on Remote Appearances , 2020
  • President Elect, Contra Costa County Bar Association, Family Law Section., 2020
  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialist (ACFLS), Technology Director (ongoing position), 2016 - 2018, 2020, 2020
  • California Lawyer's Association (Family Law Section), Advisor, 2019
  • State Bar of California Family Law Executive Committee (FLEXCOM), Section Chair, 2016-2017, 2017
  • State Bar of California Family Law Executive Committee (FLEXCOM), Member, 2013 - 2017 (Served as FLEXCOM Chair in 2016, Legislation Chair in 2015), 2017
  • Chair, State Bar of California, Family Law Section, 2016
  • Legislation Chair- State Bar of California, Family Law Section, 2015
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association, Family Law Section, President, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1997, 1997
  • Admitted to California State Bar, 1995
Educational Background:
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, 1995
  • University of California, Santa Cruz - B.A. in Politics, Minor: Chinese Studies, 1991
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified Family Law Specialist (certified by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization), 2002
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Outstanding Service Award from the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, 2019
Videos:
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Subject area content editor for CEB publication Annual Practice Under the California Family Code, Content Editor, Practice Under the California Family Code, CEB, Family Law Attorneys, 2019-2022 (Chapters 7 and 13), Content Editor, Practice Under the California Family Code, Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB), Family Law, 2023
  • Summary of law, Content Contributor, The Past, Present, and Future of Family Law , Family Lawyer Magazine, Spring 2022, Family Law, 2022
  • Summary of Law, Speaker, Advanced Custody and Support Issues in California, National Business Institute (NBI), Family Law, 2022
  • Summary of law (Chapters 7 and 13), Content Editor, Practice Under the California Family Code, Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB), Family Law, 2022
  • Message from the Chair, The State Bar of California, Family Law News, 1-2021 , Author, Message from the Chair, The State Bar of California, Family Law News, Family Law, 2021
  • Ethics course for family lawyers , Presenter, Contra Costa County Family Law Section - Virtual Trial Practice Workshop for Presenting Evidence, e-Binders and More (2021, 2022), Contra Costa County Family Law Section, Family Law, 2022
  • Summary of Law (Re-publication of Arguments and Proposed Standards For Virtual Appearances) PDF (Issue 3, 2021), Content Contributor, Family Law News, Issue 3, 2021, Volume 43, No. 3 (Re-publication of Arguments and Proposed Standards For Virtual Appearances) PDF (Issue 3, 2021), Family Law News, Family Law, 2021
  • Summary of law, Content Editor, Practice Under the California Family Code, Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB), Family Law, 2021
  • Summary of law, Author, The Case for a Harmonized California Court System , The State Bar of California, Family Law News, Family Law, 2020
  • NBI Course Manual – Handling CA Divorce Cases from Start to Finish (Oct 12, 2020), Presenter, Handling California Divorce Cases from Start to Finish (Course Manual), (NBI) National Business Institute , 2020
  • Summary of law, Author, Practicing Family Law During a Pandemic, Summer 2020: Family Lawyer Magazine Special COVID-19 Issue , Family Law, 2020
  • Summary of law, Author, Arguments and Proposed Standards For Virtual Appearances, Association of Certified Family Law Specialists (ACFLS), Family Law, 2020
  • Ethics course for family law attorneys., Presenter, An Attorney's Standard of Care in the Digital Age, Association of Certified Family Law Specialists (ACFLS), Family Law, 2020
  • Content Editor for chapters 7 and 13., Content Editor, Practice Under the California Family Code, Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB), Family Law Attorneys, 2020
  • Update Author, Practice under the California Family Law Code: Dissolution, Legal Separation, Nullity, published by CEB, 2019 - 2020, Update Author, Practice under the California Family Law Code: Dissolution, Legal Separation, Nullity, Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB), Family Law, 2020
  • Technology Corner, The State Bar of California, Family Law News, 1, 2017 - 2019, Author, Technology Corner (2017 - 2019), The State Bar of California, Family Law News, Family Law, 2019
  • Technology Corner: The Mobile Warrior’s Briefcase, Part 1 (organization) – Issue 1, 2019, Author, Technology Corner: The Mobile Warrior’s Briefcase, Part 1 (organization), The State Bar of California, Family Law News, Family Law, 2019
  • Ethics course for family law attorneys., Presenter, One Fell Swoop - All 6 hours of specialty credit, California Lawyers Association, Family Law Attorneys, 2019
  • Panel on Legal Update and Current Court Practices., Moderator, Judges Speak: Family Court Do’s and Don’ts, National Business Institute (NBI), Family Law Attorneys, 2019
  • Subject area content editor for CEB publication 2019 Practice Under the California Family Code, Content Editor, Practice Under the California Family Code, CEB, Family Law Attorneys, 2019
  • Technology Corner, The State Bar of California, Family Law News (Issue 1, 2018), Author, Technology Corner: True Confessions – Issue 1, The State Bar of California, Family Law News, Family Law, 2018
  • Technology Corner: True Confessions – Issue 2, 2018, Author, Technology Corner: True Confessions - Issue 2, The State Bar of California, Family Law News, Family Law, 2018
  • Teacher, "Essentials of Family Law 2018: Making a Real Difference," California Lawyers Association, Speaker, Essentials of Family Law 2018: Making a Real Difference, California Lawyers Association, Family Law Attorneys, 2018
  • Panelist speaker for California Lawyers Association, Family Law Section on the Practical Aspects of Child Custody Litigation, Panelist, Family Law Essentials: Practical Aspects of Child Custody Litigation, California Lawyers Association, 2018
  • Technology Corner, The State Bar of California, Family Law News, 3, 2018, Author, Technology Corner: The New Society – Issue 3, 2018, The State Bar of California, Family Law News, Family Law, 2018
  • Technology Corner, The State Bar of California, Family Law News (Issue 1, 2017), Author, Technology Corner: Dave’s Top 10 List of Mobile Apps, The State Bar of California, Family Law News, Family Law, 2017
  • Technology Corner, The State Bar of California, Family Law News (Issue 2, 2017), Author, Technology Corner - The Use of Personal Technology, The State Bar of California, Family Law News, Family Law, 2017
  • Message from the Chair, The State Bar of California, Family Law News, Issue 3, 2017 – Volume 39, No. 3, Author, Message from the Chair, The State Bar of California, Family Law News, Family Law, 2017
  • Moderator, "As Judges See it: Top Mistakes Attorneys Make in Family Court," National Business Institute, 2017, Moderator, Top Mistakes Attorneys Make in Family Court, National Business Institute (NBI), Family Law, 2017
  • Message from the Chair, The State Bar of California, Family Law News, 1, 2017 (Issue 1, 2017, Volume 39, No. 1), Author, Message from the Chair, The State Bar of California, Family Law News, 2017
  • Message from the Chair, The State Bar of California, Family Law News, 2, 2017 (Issue 2, 2017 – Volume 39, No. 2), Author, Message from the Chair, The State Bar of California, Family Law News, Family Law, 2017
  • Message from the Chair, The State Bar of California, Family Law News, 4, 2016, Author, Message from the Chair, The State Bar of California, Family Law News, Family Law, 2016
  • Technology Corner, The State Bar of California, Family Law News, 4, 2016 - 2017 (Issue 4, 2016), Author, Technology Corner - Criteria for Technology Investments, The State Bar of California, Family Law News, Family Law, 2016
  • Presenter, "Divorce Litigation from Start to Finish," National Business Institute (NBI), 2014, Presenter, Divorce Litigation from Start to Finish, National Business Institute (NBI), Family Law, 2014
  • Presenter, “Social Media: A User’s Guide to Professional Responsibility, Evidence & Marketing,” Contra Costa County Bar Association, 2012, Presenter, Social Media: A User’s Guide to Professional Responsibility, Evidence & Marketing, Contra Costa County Bar Association, Family Law, 2012
  • Moderator, "What Family Court Judges Want You to Know," National Business Institute (NBI), 2010, Moderator, What Family Court Judges Want You to Know, (NBI) National Business Institute , Family Law, 2010
  • Presenter, "How Technology Can Get You Sued," Contra Costa County Bar Association, 2010, Presenter, How Technology Can Get You Sued, Contra Costa County Bar Association, Family Law, 2010
  • Summary of law, Author, Thoughts on Practicing Family Law in a Depressed Market , Contra Costa Lawyer Magazine, Family Law, 2009
  • Contra Costa Family Law Section President, Author, President's Message, Contra Costa Lawyer Magazine, Family Law, 2008
  • "DCSS Liaison Report: An Overview of the New Automated Child Support System for Family Law Practitioners," Contra Costa Lawyer, February, 2007, Author, DCSS Liaison Report: An Overview of the New Automated Child Support System for Family Law Practitioners, Contra Costa Lawyer Magazine, Family Law, 2007
  • Presenter, "Successful Financial Settlement for your Divorce Client," National Business Institute (NBI), 2007, Presenter, Successful Financial Settlement for your Divorce Client, National Business Institute (NBI), Family Law, 2007
  • Presenter, "Handling California Divorce Cases From Start to Finish," National Business Institute Seminar, 2006, Presenter, Handling California Divorce Cases From Start to Finish (2006), (NBI) National Business Institute, Family Law, 2006
  • Presenter, "Handling California Divorce Litigation from Start to Finish," National Business Institute (NBI), 2004, Presenter, Handling California Divorce Litigation from Start to Finish, National Business Institute (NBI), Family Law, 2004
  • "Immigration Essentials for the Family Law Practitioner," Contra Costa Lawyer, Vol.13, No.5, May, 2000, Author, Immigration Essentials for the Family Law Practitioner , Contra Costa Lawyer Magazine, Family Law, 2000
  • Contributing Author, Commercial Laws of East Asia, 1997 (published by Sweet and Maxwell) (by Alan S. Gutterman (Editor), Robert Brown (Editor)), Contributing Author, Chapter in Commercial Laws of East Asia, Contra Costa Lawyer, Family Law, 1997
  • Contributor, In Chancery, The Contra Costa Family Law Section Newsletter
Honors/Awards:
  • Superb rating by AVVO.com, 2014 - 2023, Superb Rating, Avvo.com, 2023
  • , Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2022
  • Award conferred for outstanding service to the family law community through ACFLS, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, Outstanding Service Award, The Association of Certified Family Law Specialists (ACFLS), 2022
  • Recommended designation by Family Lawyer Magazine, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, Family Lawyer Magazine Recommends, Family Lawyer Magazine, 2022
  • , Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2021
  • , Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2020
  • Award conferred for outstanding service to the family law community through ACFLS, Outstanding Service Award , Association of Certified Family Law Specialists (ACFLS), 2019
  • Inducted to the Super Lawyer Program, Thompson Reuters, 2019, Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2019
  • For exhibiting virtue in the practice of law, Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, (NADC) National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2018
  • For exhibiting virtue in the practice of law, Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, (NADC) National Association of Distinguished Council, 2015
  • Top 100 Family Lawyers in California, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2014, Top 100 Family Lawyers in California, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2014
  • Traynor Honor Society, 1995, Traynor Honor Society, Traynor Honor Society, 1995
  • International Moot Court "Top Ten" Advocate

Office location for David Lederman

533 Moraga Rd
Suite 220
Moraga, CA 94556

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