David P. Colella

Having become a Partner on January 1, 2018, David P. Colella focuses his practice in the areas of civil litigation including business, contract, real estate, and employment disputes, as well as probate and probate litigation involving estates, trusts, conservatorships, and guardianships.

David received his Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 2005 after graduating from the University of San Diego with a Bachelor's in Business Administration, magna cum laude, in 2002.

David is rated "AV" / Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, the national directory of attorneys and has received a "5 out of 5" client rating.  David is rated 10.0 by Avvo in the areas of litigation, probate, estate planning, and contracts.  David has been recognized as a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers magazine as a top attorney under the age of 40 and has been ranked as a top attorney in the area by Inland Empire Magazine.


    • 2005, State Bar of California
    • 2006, U.S. District Court, Central District
    • 2008, U.S. District Court, Southern District
    • 2008, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit


Legal Associations:

    • American Bar Association
    • San Bernardino County Bar Association (Board Member)
    • American Inns of Court, Joseph B. Campbell Inn (Board Member)


Community Associations:

    • Inland Counties Legal Services (Board Member)
    • YMCA, San Bernardino Branch (Board Member)
    • Habitat for Humanity, San Bernardino Area, Inc. (Board Member)
    • Legal Aid Society


The law firm Fullerton, Lemann, Schaefer & Dominick, LLP represents clients in estate planning, trust and probate law matters in San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange and Los Angeles Counties and throughout the Southern California communities of the Inland Empire, including San Bernardino, Riverside, Redlands, Rancho Cucamonga, Upland, Chino, Chino Hills, Ontario, Fontana, Rialto, Colton, Bloomington, Loma Linda, Highland, Yucaipa, Calimesa, Banning, Beaumont, Moreno Valley and Corona, the Mountain communities of Lake Arrowhead, Big Bear Lake, Running Springs and Wrightwood, the High Desert communities of Victorville, Barstow, Hesperia, Apple Valley and Adelanto and the Low Desert communities of Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, La Quinta, Indian Wells and Bermuda Dunes.

San Bernardino Office
215 North D Street, Suite 100
San Bernardino, CA 92401
Tel: 909-963-1542
Costa Mesa Office
369 San Miguel Drive, Suite 265
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Tel: 949-419-6163
RSM Office
30211 Ave. De Las Banderas., Suite 200
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Tel: 760-779-9572
Palm Desert Office
77564-A Country Club Dr., Suite 132
Palm Desert, CA 92211
Tel: 760-779-9572