David L. Fleck

74-710 Highway 111, Suite 102
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Mobile: 818-268-5929
Office: 760-760-0320


As a seasoned prosecutor, trial lawyer, and litigator, I realized I have become a subject matter expert on deed fraud and other real estate fraud crimes, including mortgage fraud, notary fraud, forgery, identity theft, investment fraud, rental fraud, and other real estate related frauds (listed below).

Consultation Services: Often the biggest challenge in discovery is knowing where to look for the evidence you need to understand the crime, and I will help you with that.

Expert Witness Services: I’ve handled 55 jury trials as a prosecutor and private trial lawyer, which means I’ve done 55 jury selections and given 55 closing arguments. As a result, I know how to communicate with juries. For the plaintiff, I will simplify complex subject matter. For the defense, I’ll show where the element of intent fails. In either case, my testimony will be strictly rooted in the facts because my integrity is more important than any client.

CONTACT ME NOW. The first 15 minutes are free so we can figure out if I’m the right expert for you and your client. Mobile/Text: (818) 268-5929 (please text me first, so I don’t think you are spam.)

The types of cases about which I have expertise include:

1. Mortgage Fraud: Deceiving a financial institution during the mortgage lending process.
- Loan Fraud
- Appraisal Fraud
- Foreclosure Rescue Schemes
- Straw Buyer Schemes

2. Deed Fraud: Illegally transferring property ownership.
- Forgery
- Fraudulent Conveyance
- Home Title Theft

3. Identity Theft in Real Estate Transactions: Using someone else’s identity to conduct real estate transactions.
- Criminal Impersonation
- Identity Fraud

4. Forgery: Falsifying documents related to real estate transactions.
- Document Forgery
- Falsifying Deeds
- Fraudulent Notarization

5. Rental Scams: Fraudulent schemes related to renting property.
- Fake Listings
- Security Deposit Fraud
- Phantom Rentals

6. Property Flipping with False Valuation: Purchasing properties and selling them at inflated prices using false appraisals.
- Appraisal Fraud
- Inflated Sales

7. Embezzlement: Misappropriating funds related to real estate transactions.
- Real Estate Investment Fraud
- Ponzi Schemes in Real Estate

8. Money Laundering: Using real estate transactions to conceal the origins of illegally gained money.
- Structuring Transactions to Avoid Detection
- Buying Property with Illicit Funds

9. Title Fraud: Fraudulent activities related to property titles.
- Home Title Fraud
- Property Title Fraud

10. Real Estate Investment Fraud: Deceptive practices related to real estate investments.
- Ponzi Schemes
- Land Banking Scams

11. Foreclosure Fraud: Fraudulent schemes targeting homeowners facing foreclosure.
- Foreclosure Rescue Schemes
- Loan Modification Scams

12. Short Sale Fraud: Engaging in fraud during the short sale process of a property.
- Flopping
- Short Sale Misrepresentations

Areas of Expertise
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Escrow/Title Insurance
  • Evidence Analysis & Preservation
  • Fraud Investigation
  • Mortgages
  • Notary Public
  • Residential Real Estate
  • Technology
  • Undue Influence
  • White Collar Crime

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: JD - UCLA School of Law
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Co-Chair, Mortgage Fraud Taskforce, International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators (IAFCI)
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Government Training Agency, Faculty, Real Estate Fraud Investigations
College of the Canyons, Adjunct Professor, Paralegal Studies
Innumerable Conference Presentations about Real Estate Fraud (Mortgage Bankers Association, National Notary Association, International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators)
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No.
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consulting, reports, and testimony.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $650 (first 15 minutes free)
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $650
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $650
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $650
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: All expenses directly related to my service as an expert.


Available Upon Request

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