DAVID A. KLINEAttorney at Law
Practice AreasCommunity Association Counsel
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, Grinnell & Howell, 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.
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Events & Speaking Engagements
A series of presentations on community association legal issues unique to our desert communities.
Coachella Valley associations are confronted with challenges unlike those found elsewhere—lifestyle, demographics, infrastructure and facilities all evolve differently in our historical and physical environment. At Epsten Grinnell & Howell, our perspective and understanding of these issues has been shaped by years of local presence.
Attend these FREE events with Epsten Grinnell & Howell’s attorneys, who will share their insights on legal challenges of particular concern to our Valley’s community associations.
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