David Leatherberry

David Leatherberry

Job Title

  • Adjunct Faculty
    Marital & Family Therapy (M.A.) Bethel Seminary


David Leatherberry is legal counsel for the San Diego Psychological Association and represents health care providers in numerous business transactions, civil litigation and licensing and regulatory related matters. His clients include acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities, assisted living and residential care facilities for the elderly, residential drug and alcohol treatment programs, and numerous individual practitioners. He regularly advises clients with regard to HIPAA, HITECH, CMIA and related privacy rules; Stark and Anti-Kickback rules; physician compensation and recruitment; and practice formation. Mr. Leatherberry also serves as the vice-chair for the Health Law Committee of the California Lawyers' Association (formerly known as the California State Bar). He has been recognized in the past for his community service to dependent children and the mentally ill through Voices for Children, the San Diego Volunteer Lawyers Association, and the California State Bar, which awarded Mr. Leatherberry its prestigious Wiley M. Manuel Award in 2010 for exceptional pro bono service to the indigent and mentally ill. Mr. Leatherberry joined Bethel in 2016 and is a welcomed addition to train our students in law and ethics.

Started at Bethel



  • University of San Diego School of Law - J.D., 2002
  • University of California, Berkeley - B.A. in English, 1990