DAVID A. KLINESenior Attorney at Law
Practice AreasCommunity Association Counsel
Legal Assistant: Marnie Darby
EducationSan Diego State University, 1997
University of Houston Law School, 2000
Affiliations and MembershipsState Bar of California
San Diego County Bar Association
Community Associations Institute (CAI)
California Association of Community Managers (CACM)
OverviewDavid Kline has been a member of the California State Bar since February 2006 and joined the firm’s transactional practice group in 2014.
David received his undergraduate education at San Diego State University, graduating in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in political science and a minor in English. In 2000 he graduated from the University of Houston Law School with a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree. While at law school, he was a member of the Mock Trial team and received many awards for his contributions. Upon graduation, he worked as an enforcement specialist and staff attorney for the Fair Housing Council of San Diego, a private nonprofit organization. In that capacity, he investigated complaints of housing discrimination and trained attorneys, association managers, and other industry professionals to prevent liability from a risk management perspective.
Before joining Epsten, APC David spent 7 years representing community associations in litigation, assessment collection, and transactional matters. His extensive experience includes defending homeowners associations against claims of housing discrimination filed with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH); litigating matters involving violations of architectural restrictions, pet restrictions and senior occupancy violations; preparing amendments and restatements of governing documents; and advising boards of directors regarding their responsibilities under the Davis-Stirling Act and the governing documents.
Events & Speaking Engagements
Our Annual Legal Symposium offers comprehensive legal information for our clients and local community association board members and community managers with continuing education credits via CACM and CAI (CAMICB.org). Epsten, APC’s 2023 Community Association Legal Symposium is approved by Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB) to fulfill continuing education requirements for the CMCA® certification for 4 CEU’s and is approved for 2 CEU’s from CACM.
This event is an exclusive opportunity to meet with our team and receive updates and insight on case law, legislative changes and trends within our industry.
We invite you to join hundreds of industry professionals and volunteer leaders for:
- Legislative Updates
- Case Law Updates & Reminders
- Attorney Q&A
- Current Trends & Hot Topics
- Community Association Governance Best Practices
- Exhibitor & Colleague Networking
When I was in high school, my career ambition was to become a rock star. When I'm not with friends or family, I enjoy playing guitar and envisioning myself on stage with long hair and thousands of adoring fans screaming my name. In reality, though, we are all better off with me as a lawyer, than as a “musician.”