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David L. Crockett

david@clcnewport.com
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Phone: (949) 851-1771
Fax: (949) 851-1775

901 Dove St, #120
Newport Beach, California 92660

Martindale-HubbellDavid Crockett - Attorney, CPA, Licensed Real Estate Broker

Serving as an Attorney at Law since 1970, David Crockett has been providing personalized and effective legal advice and aggressive representation for over thirty years. Mr. Crockett is rated as an “AV Preeminent” lawyer with the “highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards” by the Martindale Hubble lawyer directory. He also has an Avvo rating of “Superb-10.0” in the field of trusts and estates.

David holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting, and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). His wide-ranging background has given David the specialized experience required to understand, interpret, negotiate and create virtually every type of legal document, financial statement or tax return. This expertise no doubt gives his clients the edge when dealing trusts and estates, asset protection, and transactions, contracts, and disputes pertaining to commercial and residential real estate. David has counseled his clients in the selecting the most pertinent types of trusts and agreements in order to best serve their needs and obtain at their ultimate objective.

AAA-CPA

Complementing more than three decades of experience in managing his clients’ affairs, David has gained firsthand knowledge in overseeing his personal real estate ventures, including the ownership of apartments and hotels. In 2011 David became a licensed real estate broker in the state of California (DRE 01909116), and continues to invest and cultivate his real estate investment portfolio. As a result, David understands the practical realities of operating a business, borrowing large sums of money and working diligently to avoid legal and financial challenges all the while yielding a profit.

Born in Burbank, California, Mr. Crockett attended the UCLA School of Law, graduating in June 1966. In his senior year he was maintained a position in the top 10% of his graduating class. He is a member of the California Bar and the U.S. Tax Court, and is admitted to practice law in the U.S. Supreme Court and all federal courts in the state of California.

Mr. Crockett’s entire family are graduates of UCLA, and all remain actively involved with the university and various programs. He and his wife have served on the UCLA Alumni Freshman Scholarship Committee, where they interview incoming freshman seeking scholarships to attend the university. He is a life-long skier, avid mountain biker, and world traveler.

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Education

J.D., University of California Los Angeles School of Law, Los Angeles, California, 1969
Honors: Graduated Top 10% of class
Affiliations: Ski Club, President, 1967-1969

B.S. in Business Administration, University of California Berkley, Berkley, California, 1966
Minor: Accounting
Affiliations: Ski Team, Captain & Delta Upsilon Fraternity

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice California, 1970
Federal Court of California, 1975
U.S. Supreme Court, 1979
U.S. Tax Court, 1980
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

American Association of Attorneys – Certified Public Accountants

California Bar Association
Tax section, Probate and Trust Law Section and Real Estate Section

California Department of Real Estate
Broker’s Licensee (DRE 01909116)

Certified Personal Accountant

Orange County Bar Association Master’s Division
Probate and Trust Law Section and Real Estate Section

UCLA Order of the Blue Shield

UCLA Bruin Professionals

UCLA Chancellor’s Society

Past Employment Positions
  • Managing Partner, Reedy & Crockett, 1974-1980
  • Litigation Attorney, Overton, Lyman, & Prince, 1971-1974
  • Tax Senior, Arthur Andersen, 1969-1971
Ancillary Businesses
  • Bespoke Realty, Inc. (DRE 01932820)
  • Beech 942 Apartments, LLC, owner
  • Flamingo Sun Hotel & Apartments, owner