David M. Daftary


David M. Daftary is a trial attorney at the firm’s San Diego office. Mr. Daftary’s practice primarily focuses on general business litigation, general casualty litigation, product liability, professional liability, public entity liability, and real estate law.

Mr. Daftary has experience working in both the public and private sectors, giving him a diverse and extensive legal background. In his previous role as Deputy City Attorney for Oceanside, California, Mr. Daftary represented the City in personal injury and civil rights matters. While working in the private sector, Mr. Daftary has litigated cases in various practice areas, including professional liability, construction defect, eminent domain, real estate, business, and personal injury.

A native of Indiana, Mr. Daftary obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in International Relations from Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service. He went on to receive his Juris Doctor from Notre Dame Law School.


Appellate Brief Successfully Argued Before the Ninth Circuit: In his role as Deputy City Attorney for the City of Oceanside, Mr. Daftary co-authored an appellate brief in a civil rights case concerning the Vienna Convention of Consular Rights, which was successfully argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. (Cornejo v. County of San Diego, et al., 504 F.3d 853 (9 th Cir. 2007)).

  • State Bar of California
  • North San Diego County Bar Association (Member of Board of Directors, 2020-2022)