Andrew Ditlevsen

Andrew Ditlevsen

Andrew Ditlevsen is an associate with Hopkins & Carley’s Litigation Department and Real Estate Practice.  

Andrew’s practice focuses on:

  • All facets of real estate and business litigation, including trial work in both state and federal courts;
  • Real estate and land use matters, including representation of mobile home park owners and developers seeking to convert the use of existing parks; and
  • Creditors’ rights, including advising and representing creditors and financial institutions in collection matters and in bankruptcy proceedings. 

Prior to joining Hopkins & Carley, Andrew was an associate at Sweeney, Mason, Wilson & Bosomworth in Los Gatos.  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.
  • Successfully represented property owners in multiple commercial and residential unlawful detainer trials, including recovery of back rent, rental per diem through eviction, and attorneys’ fees.
  • 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
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker, State of California, 2014-Present
  • 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, 2014-2017
  • 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, 2019

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