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David E. Hallett - San Diego, CA - Elite Lawyer
Elite Lawyer Since 2022

David E. Hallett

San Diego Construction and Insurance Coverage Lawyer

Practice Areas

Business Law, Business & Commercial Law, Contracts, Mediation, Litigation, Real Estate, Trial Lawyer, Bad Faith Insurance Law

Main Office

Buscemi Hallett LLP
555 West Beech, Suite 450
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-231-5900

About David E. Hallett

David E. Hallett graduated from the University of California, San Diego in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. He obtained his Juris Doctor (Magna Cum Laude) from California Western School of Law in 2002. Mr. Hallett is also a California licensed Real Estate Broker, DRE 01856886. Mr. Hallett is admitted to practice before the courts of the State of California and all of the United States District Courts in California.

Mr. Hallett’s practice includes all aspects of business and civil litigation. He often works with contractors, subcontractors and owners in all aspects of construction matters, including construction defects, breach of contract, breach of warranty, bodily injury claims, mechanic liens, Prompt Payment issues, failure to pay, as well as insurance coverage analysis and litigation. He also assists with contract formation, contract interpretation, and pre-litigation dispute resolution processes. In addition, Mr. Hallett works with both businesses and individuals in all aspects of their insurance coverage needs and disputes with their insurance carrier(s), including presentation of claims, tenders to potentially responsible carriers, and bad faith litigation.

David is active with his local community of Eastlake in Chula Vista, CA where he is also involved with his local church. David participates with the Christian Legal Society where he has served as President (2012-2013), Vice President (2010–2012), Secretary (2008–2010), and a member of the Board of Directors for the local San Diego Christian Legal Society Chapter.

In his spare time, David enjoys time with his wife and three boys. His family loves the outdoors and takes frequent hikes and camping adventures. David is also active in sports and loves to swim in the ocean, mountain bike and play beach bocce, tennis and basketball.


California Western School of Law, San Diego, California, J.D. (Magna Cum Laude)-2002
University of California at San Diego, B.A.-1997

Bar Associations

State Bar of California

Honors & Awards

AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell-2022
Avvo Clients' Choice Award-2019
Avvo Rating 10.0 - Top Attorney- Present
San Diego Magazine Top Lawyer-2022

Professional Associations

San Diego County Bar Association
San Diego County Bar, Insurance/Bad Faith Section
San Diego Inn of Court, College of Trial Advocacy-2007
San Diego Defense Lawyers Association
Christian Legal Society (San Diego), President, 2012-2014
Christian Legal Society (San Diego), Vice President, 2010-2012
Christian Legal Society (San Diego), Secretary, 2008-2010
Christian Legal Society (San Diego), Board of Directors, 2007-2009
California Association of Realtors
San Diego Association of Realtors
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