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David M. Lederman

Managing Partner

Family law and Domestic Relations attorney David M. Lederman is dedicated to protecting your children, assets, and quality of life during and after your divorce process. A Certified Specialist in Family Law* with over 25 years of experience helping families in the San Francisco Bay Area, David is an insightful, technology-savvy lawyer known for creating the best strategic approach to handle each client’s case.

He has a well-earned reputation for being attentive, direct, and efficient and for treating his clients with the utmost respect. David works hard to achieve the best possible results for his clients, and for being honest about what the law can and cannot do for them.


*State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization


Whether you identify as male, female, non-binary, or part of the LGBTQ community, David M. Lederman will be honored to represent you if you are going through a tough divorce or custody battle.

  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California J.D. – 1995
  • University of California at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California B.A. – 1989

California, 1995

  • English
  • Mandarin Chinese

He is currently Associate Technology director for the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists (ACFLS) and served as Technology Director from 2016 to 2018, and then again from 2019 to 2021.

He served 2 terms as President for the Contra Costa Family Law Section and served as Chair of the State Bar Family Law Section.

Other honors include:
  • 20 Years of Dedicated Service to the CCCBA Family Law Section, Contra Costa County Bar Association, 2023
  • Superb rating by AVVO.com, 2014 - 2023
  • Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2022
  • Outstanding Service Award, The Association of Certified Family Law Specialists (ACFLS), 2022
  • Recommended designation by Family Lawyer Magazine, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, Family Lawyer Magazine Recommends, Family Lawyer Magazine, 2022
  • Outstanding Service Award, The Association of Certified Family Law Specialists (ACFLS), 2021
  • Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2021
  • Outstanding Service Award, The Association of Certified Family Law Specialists (ACFLS), 2020
  • Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2020
  • Outstanding Service Award, The Association of Certified Family Law Specialists (ACFLS), 2019
  • Recommended by Family Court Magazine, 2019
  • Inducted to the Super Lawyer Program, Thompson Reuters, 2019, Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2019
  • For exhibiting virtue in the practice of law, Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, (NADC) National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2018
  • For exhibiting virtue in the practice of law, Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, (NADC) National Association of Distinguished Council, 2015
  • Top 100 Family Lawyers in California, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2014, Top 100 Family Lawyers in California, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2014
  • Traynor Honor Society, 1995.
  • International Moot Court "Top Ten" Advocate

One of the many things that make David stand out from other family law attorneys is the integral use of technology in his family law practice.

From the very beginning, David M. Lederman wanted his business model to be as efficient as possible by integrating technology into his family law practice. Using state-of-the-art technology allows his firm to provide clients with better results in a way that’s easy for them to understand. His peers acknowledge that David is Number One regarding the intersection of technology and family law: he was the technology director for the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists (ACFLS) from 2016 to 2018, and again in 2020. He’s helped write the local rules for virtual crowd practice in Contra Costa County, and his practice is well-known for its efficiency and use of technology in family law.

Clients no longer need to leave their job or make their way to a physical office to receive top-notch family law advice: David M. Lederman is happy to provide legal counsel to clients from wherever they are via video conferencing.

David also recognizes that adopting technology in their practice saves clients time and money and has a higher attendance rate for hearings than law firms that don’t use technology to their advantage. With technology, virtual hearings can be done online, and David acknowledges that trials are more efficient through technology. Law Offices of David M. Lederman came out of the pandemic better than other firms because they adopted technology early in their family law firm. David’s practice is constantly updating and using technology to its advantage to serve their clients better and help clients avoid the obstacles that come with litigation and hearing proceedings.

Knowing it is in his client’s best interests to settle their case via negotiation or mediation, David M. Lederman tries to keep his clients out of court whenever possible. However, if litigation is the best or only process for a particular case, clients can rest assured knowing their divorce case is in good hands because David has more than 25 years of experience and a successful track record as a trial attorney.

David recognizes how emotionally draining divorce can be not only for the spouses going through it but their children as well. When handling custody disputes, David and his team do everything they can to protect parents’ special bonds with their children. Preserving a healthy parent-child relationship is his ultimate goal when dealing with a child custody case. “The relationship a child has with a parent can be decimated by the family law process,” he says. “If we can avoid damaging that relationship, we will.”

Going to court can be scary and confusing – especially if you don’t have the right family lawyer to guide you through the process. Clients can breathe a sigh of relief with David M. Lederman by their side to keep them from becoming overwhelmed during the litigation process, and to minimize the financial toll of going to court.

If you’re facing a divorce-related dispute – from spousal or child support to custody to property division – you need a family law attorney with extensive litigation experience. David M. Lederman is that attorney for you. With extensive trial experience and knowledge of the San Francisco Bay Area courts, David knows how judges are likely to rule on a particular issue.

He also uses technology to help save his clients both time and money. David M. Lederman is more than prepared to fight for you in court if negotiation or mediation is not in the cards.

The Law Offices of David M. Lederman are located in Antioch, California, and Moraga, California. Thanks to technology, David can see clients from anywhere in Northern California,