Tony Stiegler


I am a practical efficient problem solver and, for the last 30 years where appropriate or required, an experienced, battle tested, tenacious, prepared, winning first chair trial lawyer.

+1 858 550 6035

Tony Stiegler has tried 30+ cases to verdict, tried a comparable number of domestic and international arbitrations, led dozens of injunctive relief hearings, and has handled and settled almost 1,000 cases in a career dating to 1986. He represents emerging technology companies, Fortune 500 companies and individuals, with a focus on high-stakes and complex disputes. He is highly experienced in life sciences collaboration disputes, pharmaceutical drug discovery, medical devices, cybersecurity, wireless communications, computer software and chip design, consumer products, and in patent, trade secret, copyright, trademark, fiduciary duty, fraud and all types of contract matters.

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Tony has the remarkable skill and natural presence to a lead a jury through complex litigation in a highly credible manner. He is doggedly tenacious but always appears just and even handed in his cross examinations and presentations. He is simply an extraordinary trial lawyer and I wouldn’t go to trial without him. – Robert Bernard, Founder and CEO, Ichor Medical Systems

  • Tulane Law School
    JD, Order of the Coif, 1986

  • Grinnell College
    BA, 1982

Admissions & Credentials



  • American Bar Association

  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers

  • California Bar Association

  • Federal Bar Association

  • San Diego County Bar Association

  • Legal Aid Society of San Diego

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association

Rankings & Accolades

    Law360: Trial Pro, Top 10 Most Admired Attorneys in US

    San Diego Daily Transcript: Top 10 Intellectual Property Litigation Trial Lawyers

    The Legal 500 US: Top Patent Litigator

    Best Lawyers: Intellectual Property, Commercial Litigation, Patent Litigation, Trade Secrets 

    Southern California Super Lawyers: Intellectual Property Litigation


+1 858 550 6035 office
+1 858 550 6420 fax

4401 Eastgate Mall
San Diego, CA 92121-1909