David Hamerslough

San Jose, California

In his 35 years of practice, Dave Hamerslough has litigated and arbitrated residential and commercial real estate disputes on behalf of brokers and agents, buyers and sellers, and landlords and tenants. Dave also acts as a mediator and arbitrator of real estate disputes.  He also teaches courses and writes articles on these subjects to brokers, agents, attorneys, and consumers. 

Bar Admissions

Dave is admitted to practice in all California courts.

Lectures and Articles

Lectures, seminars, and articles to real estate brokers and agents, attorneys, and consumers.

  • Contributing columnist: Silicon Valley Association of Realtors publication, past columnist for publications within the real estate industry
  • Prior Instructor: California Continuing Education of the Bar (Real Estate Broker Practice)
  • Prior Speaker: American Society of Home Inspectors National Convention
  • Prior Participant: Mock Trial for the National Association of REALTORS®

Prior Approved Instructor: California Department of Real Estate - Courses on Real Estate Contracts, Risk Management and Standard of Care.

Areas of Practice

  • Real Estate and Business Litigation
  • Dave represents a wide variety of real estate and business clients, focusing on disputes involving residential and commercial real estate.


  • University of California/Berkeley (with High Honors)
  • Hastings College of Law, University of California

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rating from Martindale & Hubbell

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of California
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association - Real Property/Litigation/Insurance Sections
  • California Association of REALTORS® Legal Affairs Forum
  • Attorney for Silicon Valley Association of Realtors (SILVAR)
  • Member of the PRDS Forms Committee