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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

“Clients come to our office for help with critical financial and legal problems. We stay on top of changes to the law, so we can deliver a superior level of expertise to address the diverse needs of our clients.”


Community Interests

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

In navigating the complexities of bankruptcy and estate planning, our philosophy is rooted in providing compassionate guidance, strategic counsel, and meticulous attention to detail to secure our clients’ financial stability and protect their legacy.

Watch, Learn: Informative Videos at Your Fingertips
Explore our library of informative videos covering bankruptcy, estate planning, probate, and trust administration. Since 1999, David Arietta has protected assets, families, and businesses in the Bay Area and Northern California. Gain valuable insights and get answers to your legal questions – all from the comfort of your home.
Information and Worksheets
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We have over 20 years of experience and customer satisfaction with :
Certified Specialist

David holds dual certification from the California Board of Legal Specialization, distinguishing him in bankruptcy law and estate planning law


With an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell, David’s firm exemplifies the pinnacle of professional excellence, offering clients the assurance of experience when it matters most.

Unique Solutions

David provides personalized legal solutions tailored to each client’s needs

Low Cost

David provides value to his clients and as a sole attorney he is able to provide effective services at a low cost

Client-Centered Approach
Client satisfaction is paramount. Whether assisting individuals in stopping collection calls and foreclosures or helping businesses navigate Chapter 11 reorganization, the firm prioritizes clear communication, and empowering clients to make informed decisions about their financial futures.
Expertise in Bankruptcy and Estate Law
As a certified specialist in both bankruptcy law and estate planning, trust, and probate law, David is dedicated to providing comprehensive solutions to individuals and businesses facing financial challenges.
Commitment to Community Service

Beyond his legal practice, David A. Arietta is deeply committed to serving his community.

Comprehensive Estate Planning Services

In addition to his bankruptcy practice, David A. Arietta offers comprehensive estate planning services to individuals and families seeking to protect their assets and ensure their wishes are carried out effectively.