Andrew Ditlevsen

Andrew Ditlevsen

Andrew Ditlevsen is an associate with Hopkins & Carley’s Litigation Department and Real Estate Practice. Andrew has focused his practice on real estate, banking and business law, as well as advising and representing creditors and financial institutions in collection matters and cases filed under Chapter 7, 11 and 13.  He is an experienced trial attorney in both state and federal courts.

Prior to joining Hopkins & Carley, Andrew was an associate at Sweeney, Mason, Wilson & Bosomworth. Andrew is also a licensed real estate broker.  While in law school, Andrew was a full-time judicial extern for the Honorable Jeremy Fogel of the United States District Court, Northern District of California.

  • After approximately 18 months of litigation, and a four day trial, clients obtained a six figure judgment for nondischargeability of debt, proving debtors committed actual fraud under 11 U.S.C. §523(a)(2)(A), as well as “willful and malicious” injury under 11 U.S.C. §523(a)(6). 
  • Client obtained a judgment of nondischargeability of debt arising from a pre-petition state court judgment against debtor for violation of California’ anti-SLAPP statute, which nondischargeability judgment was based on 11 U.S.C §523(a)(6).
  • Successful defense, after a multi-day jury trial, of clients against claims for conversion of personal property and fixtures.
  • After multi-day jury trial, client obtained a six-figure damages award, including punitive damages, against his partner arising from fiduciary malfeasance and fraud in connection with a real estate investment.
  • Participated, as second chair, in multi-week jury trial involving claims of fraud and breach of contract in the purchase and sale of a San Jose-based manufacturing company.
  • The Congressman Don Edwards Inns of Court, President, 2018-2019; Co-President 2017-2018; Vice President 2016-2017
  • NAIOP – Silicon Valley, Member and Developing Leaders Program Participant, 2018
  • City of San Jose, Appeals Hearing Board, Commissioner (City Council appointee), 2015-2017
  • Santa Clara County High School Moot Court Competition, Scoring Attorney, 2015-2017
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association, Prior member of Civil Practice Committee and Finance Committee, 2014-Present
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker, State of California, 2014-Present
  • State Bar of California (2012)
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law
  • B.A. (magna cum laude), University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Northern California Super Lawyers, Rising Star - 2018

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