David J. Weiland

Coleman & Horowitt, LLP

Modesto, California 95350


Agricultural, Commercial, Construction, Contract, Copyright, Discrimination, Employment, Intellectual Property, Land Use, Professional Liability, Real Estate, Sexual Harassment, Trademark, Wage and Hour, Wrongful Termination

David J. Weiland is a partner in the firm and is the head of the firm’s litigation department.  David joined the firm in 2014 and was admitted to practice in 1992.  He is a graduate of California State University, Fresno, where he received a degree in civil engineering.  He received his JD from San Joaquin College of Law, where he served as the Managing Editor of the San Joaquin Agricultural Law Review.  Prior to joining the firm, David served as a partner, member of the Board of Directors, President and chair of the litigation department of the Fresno firm Dowling Aaron Incorporated.  David, a registered civil engineer, represents clients in complex commercial, construction, real estate, professional liability defense, tort defense, as well as municipal law, real estate transactions, and land use matters.  David is experienced in all phases of real estate and construction litigation and public agency law.  He also has significant experience in the defense of professional liability claims against design professionals and attorneys.  David previously served as the City Attorney for the cities of Sanger and Mendota.  He also serves as an arbitrator privately and with the American Arbitration Association as well as a mediator.  He attended the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution for ADR training.  David has been named a Super Lawyer® by Thomson Reuters from 2009 to 2014 and holds an AV®-preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell.  David is a member of the American Bar Association (Member: Construction Law Forum), Fresno County Bar Association (Member: Real Estate, Construction and Litigation sections), Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Legal Advisory Committee of the Associated General Contractors, Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada, affiliate member of the American Council of Engineering Companies and is a life member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of San Joaquin College of Law and serves as a Judge Pro Tempore for the Fresno and Merced Superior Courts.


  • San Joaquin College of Law, J.D. 
  • Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University
  • California State University, Fresno, B.S. Civil Engineering


  • All California courts, United States District Court, Northern and Eastern Districts of California, and United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

  • Managing Editor, San Joaquin Agricultural Law Review, 1991. 
  • Member: American Bar Association (Advisory Panel and Construction Industry Forum)
  • Member: Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • Member: Fresno County Bar Association (Real Estate, Construction, and Litigation Sections)
  • Construction Industry Panel, American Arbitration Association
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (Life Member)
  • Legal Advisory Committee, Associated General Contractors of California
  • American Council of Engineeering Companies, Affiliate
  • Adjunct Faculty Member, San Joaquin College of Law, 1997
  • Judge Pro Tempore, Fresno County Consolidated Courts and Merced Superior Court

Honors and Awards

  • Northern California Super Lawyer®, 2009 to present (Thomson Reuters)
  • AV®-Preeminent rating (Martindale Hubbell)
  • Board of Trustees, San Joaquin College of Law
  • Former member, Board of Trustees and President (1996), Fresno State Bulldog Foundation


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Fresno, CA 93704

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