David T. Acalin received a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1980. He then went on to earn his Juris Doctorate degree from Pepperdine University in 1984, after having received a highly prized Dalmatian American Scholarship.
Practicing law since 1984, Mr. Acalin has been a partner at Marks & Acalin since 1986. Having tried scores of jury trials on a variety of legal matters, including personal injury, medical malpractice and business litigation, Mr. Acalin exudes confidence in the trial courtroom. He is dedicated to his clients and understands that when individuals are in need of legal counsel, they are usually at a vulnerable time in their life. A Personal Injury Accident feels as if someone has pulled the rug out from under you and Mr. Acalin is proud to assist his clients in obtaining prompt repair of their vehicle and receiving the medical attention they often require. Even if a client is unable to pay for necessary doctor visits, Mr. Acalin will refer his clients to medical experts that will provide them attention at no cost until their case is settled.
Immigration needs are especially emotional for most clients, and Mr. Acalin is aware of the sensitivity when dealing with a client facing deportation. Respecting the importance of timely assistance in these cases, he prides himself on providing straightforward answers to what can be a complex issue. Mr. Acalin cares for those who can't afford to have anything go wrong. His dedication, experience and morals have allowed him to successfully represent thousands of clients during his career.
Outside the office, Mr. Acalin takes pleasure in giving back to the community. He has been invited as a guest speaker to various churches and non-profit organizations on a variety of immigration issues. Satisfied in the ability to help and educate those in need, Mr. Acalin has co-produced numerous legal educational programs for television, including Univision. He also authored a published appellate court opinion that radically affected litigants' fights in California, and has been a counsel of record in many highly publicized cases.
Mr. Acalin is admitted to practice before all of the courts of the State of California, the Federal District Court, and the U.S. Immigration Court. He is a member in good standing with the California State Bar, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Santa Monica Bar Association, Long Beach Bar Association, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Consumer Attorney Association, and the Dalmatian American Club.
Mr. Acalin is also involved with many charitable and local community organizations, including volunteer work with the Los Angeles AIDS project, "Feeding The Homeless Program". He is a devoted husband and a dedicated father to his two children.
Areas of Practice:
95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation