San Luis Obispo CALIFORNIA

ABOUT David A. Juhnke

After graduating from UCLA Law School, Mr. Juhnke practiced in Los Angeles and was associated with Manatt, Phelps, Rothenberg & Tunney. He moved to San Luis Obispo in 1986 and joined the law firm of Sinsheimer, Schiebelhut & Baggett, where he became a partner in 1989 and became managing partner of successor law firm Sinsheimer, Juhnke, McIvor & Stroh in 2001. Mr. Juhnke joined McCormick Barstow in 2019 and assists clients in business and real estate litigation and transactions, and counsels and represents employers concerning employee issues and disputes.

Mr. Juhnke has represented individuals and entities in commercial and real estate disputes at the trial and appellate level. He is admitted to practice before all California State Courts and Federal District Courts, as well as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. In addition, he has handled proceedings before various administrative agencies including the San Luis Obispo Assessment Appeals Board, the California Coastal Commission and the United States Trademark Trials and Appeals Board.

Mr. Juhnke has served as a Judge Pro Tem and judicial arbitrator by assignment for the San Luis Obispo Superior Court, and was a member of the San Luis Obispo Assessment Appeals Board from 1990-1997. He has chaired the boards of numerous civic organizations, and has presented employment law seminars for clients and community organizations.


Mr. Juhnke handles business and real estate transactions and litigation in the trial and appellate courts. He counsels and defends large and small businesses with respect to personnel matters and employee disputes.


State Bar of California

Litigation, Real Property and Employment Law Sections of the California Lawyers Association

San Luis Obispo County Bar Association

Litigation, Real Property and Employment Law Sections

San Luis Obispo Women’s Lawyer Association

Los Angeles County Bar Association

California State Bar and San Luis Obispo County Fee Arbitration Panels

San Luis Obispo County Assessment Appeals Board, 1990-1997

Honors & Awards

Mr. Juhnke is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated with Martindale-Hubbell. He was also named San Luis Obispo’s Citizen of the Year in 2011.

Community Involvement

Mr. Juhnke has served numerous community organizations including the following:

RISE San Luis Obispo Board of Directors (Current Vice-Chair)

San Luis Obispo Rotary de Tolosa (Current Member, Past President)

City of San Luis Obispo Task Force, Land Use and Circulation Element Update

San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors (Past Chair/Board Counsel)

Steering Committee, San Luis Obispo County Economic Strategy Project

San Luis Obispo YMCA Board of Directors (Past Chair)

Economic Vitality Corporation of San Luis Obispo County Board of Directors (Current Emeritus Member, Past Chair/Board Counsel)

Governing Board of Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center (Past Chair)

San Luis Obispo County Air Transportation Alliance (Past Vice Chair)

Rabobank Regional President’s Advisory Council

Friends of Prado Day Center Board of Directors (Founding Director)

San Luis Obispo Literacy Council Board of Directors (Past Chair)

San Luis Obispo Chapter American Red Cross Board of Directors (Past Chair)

Graduate of Leadership San Luis Obispo, Class IV

Youth Sports Coach (Soccer, Basketball, and Baseball)

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Areas of LAW

  • Litigation

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