David is everything you would want in an attorney. He handled our case (Trust/Probate/POA issues/Death of Trustees/Final Trust Execution) in a very professional and caring way. David made a long, complicated and stressful process very painless and sucessful for all parties involved.
He actually listened to my circumstances and told me frankly what he thought. I highly recommend attorney David Pastor for DUI defense work. He negotiated a great deal for my rather complex multiple DUI situation. I don’t think any of the “big name”, heavily advertised attorneys could have gotten me the same deal. David could because of his many years of experience, not just with DUI cases, but with all the players in this area. He has formed relationships with the key people involved – the judges and prosecutors – which allowed him to negotiate the best possible outcome for me. David gives a free initial consultation, which I was a little skeptical of, thinking it might be just another salespitch, but at a greater expense to my time. It turned out he was a real straight-shooter. He didn’t try to scare me into hiring him with worst case scenarios, nor did he sugarcoat anything. He actually listened to my circumstances and told me frankly what he thought. His character really became evident, though, when he came to his fee. First, it was a good amount lower than the lawyers that heavily advertise. More importantly, he broke it down into two parts – one larger one to cover the court/legal side of the cases and another to cover the DMV’s “administrative per se” hearing – then proceeded to tell me that in my situation, it would be a waste of my money for him to cover the DMV hearing. Imagine! Incredible result, low cost, very accessible and straightforward – I really can’t recommend David highly enough.
I was referred to David via another attorney for help navigating a sticky business liability issue with possible criminal ramifications. In moments, David made a cogent and thorough evaluation of the issue, summarized it and directed next steps. His encyclopedic knowledge of case law and its application is second to none. His insight was so valuable and I was so impressed with his deconstruction and resolution of the issue that I offered to compensate him above his rate. He declined. I have been in business for over 30 years, have house council and have retained many attorneys’ over the years. David Pastor was so impressive that I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of the best representation in the San Francisco Bay Area.
When my husband’s mother died, we had an idea that she wasn’t paying her bills, but then found out it was for three years, including her taxes. She also had not updated her trust in thirty years so everything was out of date or not included. David Pastor took care of everything, including the inheritance of her house, which we wouldn’t have been able to sell as it was. There were numerous creditors that he took care of, and completely lifted the burden off of us. He also recommended an excellent CPA for all the back taxes.
I couldn’t recommend him more highly; he took care of us in an unhappy situation. (There is also parking!)