About The Law Offices of Richard Salpietra

Richard Salpietra

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Richard Salpietra graduated with Honors from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, with a Bachelor of Architecture degree and a Bachelor of Science degree.  He received his law degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California.

Licenses & Certifications

Richard Salpietra is not only an attorney, but also a licensed architect and a licensed general contractor in the state of California. His extensive background and experience in the construction industry give him a unique breadth of knowledge rarely found in a law firm. His background makes him particularly qualified in the areas of design review services for architectural review committees and association architectural/construction issues.

Mr. Salpietra holds the following licenses/certificates:

  • Attorney, California 1997
  • Licensed Architect, California 1987
  • B Contractors License 590950, California 1990


Richard Salpietra is a member of the State Bar of California and the San Diego County Bar Association, including the Construction Law and Real Property Law Sections. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the Bar Association of Northern San Diego County.

Richard Salpietra is also a Fellow of the College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL) of the Community Associations Institute (CAI). CCAL is a prestigious group of CAI member attorneys who have distinguished themselves through contributions to community association law and who have committed themselves to high standards of professional and ethical conduct.

As an active member of the CAI San Diego Chapter, Mr. Salpietra was on the Board of Directors for twelve years and volunteered as an officer for six years. Mr. Salpietra was the president of the San Diego Chapter in 2003 and 2009. He has served on various committees, published many articles, and has been a speaker at many Chapter events. He also served on the Board of Trustees of the International Community Associations Institute.

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