About Us

About Us

David A. Arietta, J.D.

David is a native San Franciscan and a graduate of Saint Ignatius College Preparatory in San Francisco. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from the Haas School of Business, U.C. Berkeley, with a dual major in finance and accounting. He then earned his Juris Doctor degree at King Hall, U.C. Davis and was admitted to the California State Bar in 1993. His legal career began in business and bankruptcy litigation. In 1999, he opened his own practice in Walnut Creek and expanded the practice into the trusts and estates field. His background in business, finance, and accounting has helped him navigate the complex financial issues of his practice.

David is a certified specialist in both bankruptcy law and estate planning, trust and probate law, as designated by the California Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California.   He is the only attorney in the State of California to have achieved that designation in both areas of law.

The firm is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell –a testament to the fact that David’s peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence.

Professional Affiliations

  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association, Bankruptcy, Estate and Probate, Solo Sections
  • Estate Planning Council of Diablo Valley

Community Interests

  • Walnut Creek Senior Center, Will Clinic Coordinator and Volunteer Attorney
  • AIDS Legal Referral Panel Attorney


  • AIDS Legal Referral Panel Hero Award (consecutively each year since 2000)
  • Past President, Bankruptcy Section, Contra Costa County Bar Association
  • Past President, Solo Section, Contra Costa County Bar Association
  • Past Editorial Board member, Contra Costa County Bar Association

Outdoor Interests

  • Softball, Fishing, Mountain Biking, Gardening, and Viticulture (Dupratt Vineyard, Anderson Valley)

Office / Legal Staff

Megan Huffman, Legal Assistant.  Megan has worked in the office since 2006 and is the first point of contact for clients.


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    Phone: (925) 472-8000
    Fax: (925) 472-5925


    The Law Offices of David A. Arietta
    700 Ygnacio Valley Road
    Suite 150
    Walnut Creek, CA 94596