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David J. Doyaga, Sr.

Doyaga & Schaefer

Brooklyn, NY, USA

David J. Doyaga, Sr. is admitted to the Bars of the State of New York, the State of New Jersey, the Eastern and the Southern District of New York, the District of New Jersey, and the Second Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals.

He is a United States Bankruptcy Trustee for the Eastern District of New York and has been since 1992. He is the Senior Partner of the law firm Doyaga & Schaefer.
David J. Doyaga, Sr., is Board Certified in both Business and Consumer Bankruptcy Law by the American Bankruptcy Board of Certification and is a past President of both the Brooklyn Bar Association and the Pro Bono Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc. He is the Chair of the Bankruptcy Committee of the Brooklyn Bar Association.

Mr. Doyaga has been a frequent lecturer over the past 25 years on the topic of Bankruptcy for the New York State Office of Court Administration, the Brooklyn Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the New York County Lawyers' Association, the New York State Assembly, the Queens County Bar Association, the Queens County Women's Bar Association, the New York State  Women's Bar Association, Practicing Law Institute, the New York State Association of Disciplinary Attorneys, the Metropolitan Black Bar Association, as well as the Bar Association of the City of New York, St. John's Law School and the American Bankruptcy Institute in Washington D.C.  

Mr. Doyaga was awarded the New York State Bar Association President's Pro-Bono Service Award in 1998 and received the 1994 Pro Bono Certificate of Achievement Award. In 1992 he received the Brooklyn Bar Association Distinguished Service Award and he was awarded the 2008 Freda S. Nisnewitz award for Service to the poor of Brooklyn. Mr. Doyaga is a 2009 Empire State Counsel Honoree. 

Mr. Doyaga has served or currently serves as a Member, Delegate or Director of the following committees and/or organizations:

Director, Board of Directors, Brooklyn Bar Association 
Member, Continuing Legal Ed. Comm., Bklyn Bar Ass'n.
Member, Pro Bono Comm., Bklyn Bar Ass'n.
Member, Joint Judiciary Screening Comm., Bar Assoc. of the City of NY and the Bklyn Bar Ass'n.
Delegate, New York State Bar Association House of Delegates
Director,  Board of Directors of the Pro Bono Volunteer Lawyers Project
Past Member, Grievance Committee, 2nd & 11th Judicial Districts


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