Attorney Profile

Richard Salpietra, Esq. CCAL

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 juris doctorate from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California.

Richard Salpietra is not only an attorney, but a licensed architect and general contractor in California, credentials that make him a unique and effective lawyer. His extensive background and experience in the construction industry gives him an exceptional breadth of knowledge rarely found in an individual lawyer. He is particularly qualified in issues pertaining to development and architecture/construction, real estate, easement/boundary and other related matters.


Mr. Salpietra holds the following licenses:


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 also a member of the Bar Association of Northern San Diego County.

Additionally, Richard Salpietra is a Fellow of the College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL) of the Community Associations Institute (CAI). CCAL is a prestigious group of CAI attorney members 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. He was the president of the San Diego Chapter in 2003 and 2009. Mr. Salpietra served on various committees, published many articles, has been a speaker at multiple Chapter events and served on the National Board of Trustees of the International Community Associations Institute.