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Attorney David Silldorf | San Diego Criminal Lawyer
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San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney

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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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Reasons To Choose San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney David Silldorf

Free Case Consultations

Available 24/7

Proven Track Record

Personal Attention to Each of His Clients

Extensive Legal Experience

A History of Success

Attorney David Silldorf proudly defends the rights of accused individuals throughout San Diego. He has successfully represented hundreds of defendants who have been charged with a wide variety of criminal offenses and is qualified to represent your rights inside and outside of court next.

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.

Attorneys David Silldorf & Gary Gibson (of counsel) featured on San Diego’s CBS channel 8 news coverage of client Thomas Burke’s sentencing hearing after receiving a not guilty verdicts at jury trial on 1st and 2nd degree murder​.

David Silldorf has an 10.0 Superb Rating by Avvo, is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated and is rated one of San Diego’s Top Lawyers of 2018

David as also represented clients facing a wide variety of federal charges, including:

  • Bank robbery
  • Fraud
  • Counterfeiting
  • Pornography
  • Assualt
  • RICO Organized Crime Allegations
  • Firearms Offenses


Attorney Silldorf Has A Track Record of Success

His Victories Speak For Themselves



Client Satisfaction Is Prioritized.

See What Past Clients Have Said.





"A Godsend"




"David Silldorf is the Best Attorney Ever!"




"If you want someone to fight for you, he is the one!"
-Rosie G
"Awesome Law Firm"




"Great Attorney & closing Arguement"




-Lucia R.
"Excellent Lawyer!"






Work Outside the Courtroom

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
of California.
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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.
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David Silldorf Law, San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney 1660 Hotel Circle North, Suite 701, San Diego, CA 92108 View Map


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