Meet Attorney David Silldorf
San Diego Criminal Defense Lawyer
David Silldorf is a trial lawyer and partner at Silldorf Law, LLP. He has
devoted his career to representing individuals charged with a wide variety
of crimes as well as administrative and civil matters with fraud or criminal
overtones. Over the years, he has successfully helped thousands of people
charged with criminal offenses in both federal and state courts. David
has been actively involved in all stages of the defense of these matters,
from preliminary investigation, through grand jury proceedings, to trial.
At Silldorf Law, LLP, Mr. Silldorf manages the criminal defense and civil
rights departments as well.
About Attorney Silldorf's Approach
David institutes aggressive trial and appellate advocacy. His firm prides
itself on original motions practice, achieved through individualized and
focused attention on each and every one of his clients. His tireless trial
preparation system has resulted in many acquittals and hung juries as
well as reversals in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. David's fearless
approach to his clients' matters has led to countless cases being
dismissed before trial as well.
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A History of Success
David has been designated by the Federal U.S. District Court for the Southern
of District of California as an experienced criminal practitioner qualified
to handle appointments arising under the Criminal Justice Act. The firm's
close proximity to the international border has a strong influence on
David's caseload. He regularly represents individuals charged with
drug and immigration-related offenses.
David Silldorf has an 10.0 Superb Rating by Avvo and is AV Preeminent Peer
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He has also represented clients facing a wide variety of federal charges,
- Bank robbery
- RICO organized crime allegations
- Firearms offenses
David's state court practice is equally significant. He has handled
scores of crimes, including:
Complementing his trial court experience, David has also been selected
to serve on the CJA Appellate Panel where he represents defendants before
the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. There are 31 criminal appellate lawyers
who have been admitted to serve on this panel for the Southern District
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Work Outside the Courtroom
In addition to his work in the courtroom, David regularly gives back to
his community where he is actively involved in bar associations and trial
attorney organizations. He has also served as an adjunct professor, mock
trial team coach, and been invited to lecture to industry and legal groups.
He is an elected board member for the San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association
where he serves to advocate for local initiatives within the criminal
justice system as well as providing his colleagues and fellow practitioners
with continuing legal education opportunities. David is also a member
and regular contributor to the San Diego Lawyers Club, the San Diego Federal
Bar Association and the Inns of Court, Welsh Inn.
Education & More
David graduated from California Western School of Law with honors in criminal
defense practice. He received his undergraduate degree from Boston University
summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, with an independent concentration in
Philosophy, Law, and Ethics. From 2008-2012, he was an associate trial
attorney with a local criminal defense firm before he brought his criminal
defense practice and trial skills to Silldorf Law, LLP. Since joining
Silldorf Law, LLP, David has expanded his practice to include complex
litigation matters and police brutality and civil rights cases.
David trains and competes in Shaolin Fua Kempo as a black belt, runs, hikes,
plays competitive chess, and has a black and tan Hovawart office dog named Hudson.