About Kerry Steigerwalt

Kerry Steigerwalt has gained a reputation as one of San Diego’s premier trial attorneys through a commitment to providing access to justice for those in need. For over 30 years, Mr. Steigerwalt has realized success in the courtroom through a string of high-profile criminal defense cases. He has secured several remarkable jury awards for plaintiffs in personal injury cases, recovering millions of dollars on behalf of his injured clients. If you have suffered an injury that was caused by another individual’s careless or reckless actions, please contact San Diego Injury Lawyer to schedule an appointment with Mr. Steigerwalt.

Attorney Kerry Steigerwalt

Mr. Steigerwalt has been recognized and distinguished for his role in many organizations and associations that are dedicated to fighting for the rights of victims and those of the criminally accused.

Legal Analysis and Other Media

Mr. Steigerwalt is frequently sought after to provide commentary and legal analysis for many San Diego news media outlets. He has provided analysis and guidance throughout notable cases involving high-profile defendants, such as the O.J.Simpson murder trial and the Michael Jackson molestation case. Mr. Steigerwalt was also a key in-studio analyst for local media during some of San Diego’s most notorious trials: the kidnapping and murder of Danielle van Dam by neighbor David Westerfield, and the John Gardner double murder case.

In addition to his work in television media, Mr. Steigerwalt has also authored many client advocacy articles for different publications and websites. Recently, he has written educational articles pertaining to pursuing damages after a car accident and establishing liability after an animal attack.

Awards and Associations

Mr. Steigerwalt has been recognized and distinguished for his role in many organizations and associations. Dedicated to fighting for the rights of victims and those of the criminally accused, these include:

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers - National Trial Lawyers
  • Nation’s Top One Percent - National Association of Distinguished Counsel 2015 & 2016
  • Top Attorneys of North America 2015-2016
  • San Diego Top 25 Attorneys 2015

Additionally, Mr. Steigerwalt has been awarded an AV Preeminent® peer rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, a distinction reflecting high ethical standing and legal ability that is earned by only 11 percent of attorneys nationally.


Education and Background

Mr. Steigerwalt graduated from Millersville University in Pennsylvania before earning his law degree from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, CA, where he was also a member of the Thomas Jefferson Law Review. Upon passing the California State Bar Examination on his first attempt, he began his career in San Diego.

Mr. Steigerwalt has been married to his wife, Beth, for 25 years. He has a daughter who teaches Special Education here in San Diego. He has two sons, one in Law School in California and one who is currently attending the University of Alabama. When he is not advocating for victims’ rights, Mr. Steigerwalt is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys hunting and fishing.

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If you have been injured in a car collision, animal attack, or other type of accident, please contact our office to schedule a consultation with Mr. Steigerwalt. He has helped countless personal injury victims and their families recover compensation that helps them to rebuild their lives.