David W. Brody


Mr. Brody’s practice areas consist of Bankruptcy, Commercial, Consumer, and Real Estate Litigation.


Juris Doctorate, 1983, University of San Diego School of Law; Bachelor of Science in Economics, 1979, Southern Connecticut State University.

Court Admissions

United States District Courts for the Southern, Central, Northern, and Eastern Districts of California; all California State Courts; all Connecticut State Courts.

Professional Associations

State Bar of California; San Diego County Bar Association, including the Bankruptcy Law Section; San Diego Bankruptcy Forum; California Bankruptcy Forum; American Bankruptcy Institute.







Recent Presentations

  • San Diego Bankruptcy Forum, “Basics of the Individual Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Case,” August 28, 2012
  • Sterling Education Systems, Inc., “Bankruptcy’s Impact on Residential Landlord-Tenant Law,” June 7, 2012
  • National Business Institute, full day seminar, “Negotiating Real Estate Loan Terms and Workout Options,” January 25, 2010
  • National Business Institute with Southern District of California Bankruptcy Judges Peter W. Bowie and Laura S. Taylor “Bankruptcy Forum: What Judges and Trustees Want You to Know,” May 8, 2009
  • Federal Bar Association, “Bankruptcy Issues for Civil Litigators,” June 11, 2008
  • Moderator, San Diego Bankruptcy Forum, “Judge Laura Taylor: Her First Six Months on the Bankruptcy Bench,” June 5, 2008
  • National Business Institute, “Real Estate Law: Advanced Issues and Answers,” November 15, 2007
  • Debt Connection Symposium and Expo, “Bankruptcy Accounts, Placing or Selling,” September 7, 2007
  • National Business Institute, “Aligning Your Practice with the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005,” September 19, 2005
  • Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Law Sections of San Diego County Bar Association and Small Business Association Lenders, topics have included “Recent Developments in Bankruptcy,” “An Overview of Article 9 of the California Commercial Code,” and “Protecting Your Cash Collateral.”


Professional Affiliations

  • President, San Diego County Bankruptcy Forum (2008)
  • Member of Board of Directors, San Diego Bankruptcy Forum (2006-2008)
  • Member of Board of Directors, California Bankruptcy Forum (2006-2008)
  • Chairman, Commercial Law Section of San Diego County Bar Association (1992)
  • Vice President (1995) and Member (1993-1995) of Board of Directors, San Diego County Bankruptcy Forum
  • Chairman, San Diego County Bankruptcy Forum Committee on District Wide Retreat (1996-1997)


Community Service

  • Member of Board of Directors of Center for Community Solutions (2006- present)
  • Co-Chairman of 2008 Center for Community Solutions Tea on the Town, June 4, 2008
  • Member of Board of Directors of Family Health Centers of San Diego Foundation (1996-2004)
  • Chairman of Kidcare Auction for Children’s Mobile Medical Units of Family Health Centers of San Diego (1997-2004)
  • Recipient, Commendation from Mayor of San Diego for Community Service, September 21, 2000

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