David S. Hamilton

Top rated estate planning & probate attorney in Riverside, California

Sandoval Legacy Group
David S. Hamilton
Sandoval Legacy Group

Practice Areas: Estate planning & probate; view more

Licensed in California since: 2015

Education: The University of La Verne College of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2021 - 2023
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Sandoval Legacy Group

4300 Latham St.
Riverside, CA 92501 Visit website

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David S. Hamilton is a seasoned attorney focusing on estate planning, wills and trusts, probates, conservatorships, special needs trusts, and fiduciary accountings. His astuteness and attention to detail are highly regarded in the legal community. David is well-liked by clients for his compassionate, patient, and attentive demeanor. He prepares and reviews a variety of documents for his estate planning clients, including wills, advance medical directives, financial and health care powers of attorney, and revocable living trusts. David also helps clients establish conservatorships and special needs trusts for their loved ones. He has also guided heirs, beneficiaries, and fiduciaries through the process of administering estates. David is highly regarded by his fellow attorneys, as evidenced by his 10.0 “Superb” rating through Avvo.

David is a member of the Riverside and San Bernardino County Bar Associations. He graduated from the New Attorney Academy, which is a training program for new attorneys provided by the Riverside County Bar Association and the Riverside Superior Court. David served as a Member at Large on the Board of the Riverside County Barristers Association. He is also a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the American Bar Association.

During law school, David served as editor in chief for both the University of La Verne Law Review and the Journal of Law, Business & Ethics. David also competed on La Verne Law’s National Moot Court Competition Team. David made the Dean’s List every semester and earned a CALI award for achieving the highest grade in 13 courses. For his legal writing, David was recognized in the National Order of Scribes by the American Society of Legal Writers.

In his time away from the office, David enjoys spending time with his family, playing acoustic guitar, reading, and traveling.

Practice areas

Estate planning & probate

Focus areas

Estate planning, Guardianships & conservatorships, Living wills, Power of attorney, Probate & estate administration, Trusts, Wills

  • 100% Estate planning & probate

First Admitted: 2015, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.hbplaw.com/our-attorneys/david-s-hamilton/

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2018
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 2018
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California, 2015
  • State Bar of California, 2015
  • American Bar Association, student member from 2011 to 2015
  • Riverside County Barristers Association, member since 2015
  • Riverside County Barristers Association, board member at large, 2017
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, member, 2018
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, member since 2017, 2022
  • San Bernardino County Bar Association, member since 2015, 2022
  • American Bar Association, lawyer member since 2015, 2022
Educational Background:
  • Chapman University, Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership, 2009
  • University of La Verne College of Law - Juris Doctor (Magna Cum Laude), 2015
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Assembly Certificate of Recognition from Assemblyman Mike Gatto for the Law Review Symposium, 2015
  • Certificate of Completion from the New Attorney Academy by the Riverside County Bar Association and the Riverside Superior Court, 2016
Honors/Awards:
  • , Rising Star selection, Super Lawyers, 2021
  • , Rising Star selection, Super Lawyers, 2023
  • , Rising Star selection, Super Lawyers, 2022
  • Legal Analysis and Writing I, CALI Award, The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, 2011
  • Math and Physics for Lawyers, CALI Award, The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, 2012
  • Spring Semester, Dean's List, University of La Verne College of Law, 2012
  • Fall Semester, Dean's List, University of La Verne College of Law, 2012
  • Moot Court Honors: Advanced Appellate Advocacy, CALI Award, The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, 2013
  • Professional Responsibility, CALI Award, The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, 2013
  • Appellate Advocacy, CALI Award, The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, 2013
  • Law Review Seminar, CALI Award, The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, 2013
  • Business Organizations I, CALI Award, The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, 2013
  • Spring Semester, Dean's List, University of La Verne College of Law, 2013
  • Fall Semester, Dean's List, University of La Verne College of Law, 2013
  • Law Practice Management, CALI Award, The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, 2014
  • Business Organizations II, CALI Award, The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, 2014
  • Lawyering Skills Practicum, CALI Award, The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, 2014
  • Remedies, CALI Award, The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, 2014
  • California Civil Procedure, CALI Award, The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, 2014
  • Spring Semester, Dean's List, University of La Verne College of Law, 2014
  • Fall Semester, Dean's List, University of La Verne College of Law, 2014
  • Federal Income Taxation, CALI Award, The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, 2015
  • The American Society of Legal Writers, National Order of Scribes, Scribes, 2015
  • Spring Semester, Dean's List, University of La Verne College of Law, 2015
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • I was a speaker at the Educating America Tour: California Alzheimer's & Caregiver Conference hosted by the Alzheimer's Foundation of America.  , Speaker, Estate Planning for Incapacity, Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Elderly Community, 2022
  • Updated CEB's practice guide for special needs trusts, Update Author, Chapter 7: Funding Third Party Special Needs Trusts, Special Needs Trusts: Planning, Drafting, and Administration (CEB), 2022
  • Updated CEB's practice guide for special needs trusts, Update Author, Chapter 16: Special Needs Trust Accounting, Special Needs Trusts: Planning, Drafting, and Administration (CEB), 2022
  • Updated CEB's practice guide for special needs trusts, Update Author, Chapter 2: Ethical Considerations When Planning for Persons With Disabilities, Special Needs Trusts: Planning, Drafting, and Administration (CEB), 2022
  • I was a speaker at the Lunch and Learn: Estate Planning + Asset Protection Workshop hosted by Valencia Terrace. , Speaker, Protect Your Family, Your Life, and Your Future, Lunch and Learn: Estate Planning + Asset Protection Workshop, Elderly Community, 2020
  • University of La Verne College of Law, Legal Writing, Wills & Trusts, Law Review Seminar, Adjunct Professor – Law Review, Faculty Advisor
  • Does the first-sale doctrine protect a reseller of lawfully purchased digital music files from liability under the U.S. Copyright Act when only one file remains after the transfer? In a case of first impression, the Federal District Court for the Southern District of New York held that it does not. This comment takes the opposite position., Author, It's My Copy and I'll Sell It If I Want To: Capitol Records, LLC v. ReDigi Inc., Journal of the Patent & Trademark Office Society, 2015
  • Updated CEB's practice guide for special needs trusts, Update Author, Chapter 7: Funding Third Party Special Needs Trusts, Special Needs Trusts: Planning, Drafting, and Administration (CEB), 2016
  • Updated CEB's practice guide for special needs trusts, Update Author, Chapter 7: Funding Third Party Special Needs Trusts, Special Needs Trusts: Planning, Drafting, and Administration (CEB), 2017
  • Updated CEB's practice guide for special needs trusts, Update Author, Chapter 7: Funding Third Party Special Needs Trusts, Special Needs Trusts: Planning, Drafting, and Administration (CEB), 2018
  • Updated CEB's practice guide for special needs trusts, Update Author, Chapter 7: Funding Third Party Special Needs Trusts, Special Needs Trusts: Planning, Drafting, and Administration (CEB), 2021

Office location for David S. Hamilton

4300 Latham St.
Riverside, CA 92501

Phone: 951-339-2434

Selections

3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2021 - 2023

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