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Siegel, Moreno & Stettler

We dedicate ourselves to achieving the goals of our clients through clear communication.

Siegel, Moreno & Stettler is an industry-leading Workers’ Compensation Defense and Subrogation firm dedicated to achieving the goals of our clients through clear communication. We are instrumental in the pursuit of fraudulent insurance claims at both the trial and the appellate levels.

Poised to serve the entire spectrum of our clients’ litigation needs, we offer a wide range of legal expertise. We specialize in Workers’ Compensation Defense as well as Property and Workers’ Compensation Subrogation throughout California.

Our attorneys are well-respected in the community, exercising passion for law as instructors in seminars and schools, arbitrators and pro tem judges.

Our firm provides any and all necessary assistance to our clients. We are service-minded, accessible and always emphasize communication and personal relationships with our clients.

California Workers’ Compensation Defense

Siegel, Moreno & Stettler is an experienced, well-respected law firm handling all aspects of litigation involving the defense of Workers’ Compensation cases.

California Statewide Subrogation

Siegel, Moreno & Stettler is a leading law firm handling Workers’ Compensation Subrogation and Property Subrogation cases for clients throughout California.

SIEGEL, MORENO & STETTLEROur AttorneysOur attorneys all have excellent negotiation skills and recognize the importance of resolving cases economically and in accordance with our clients’ objectives.

Steven M. Siegel

Partner

San Diego and Southern California workers' compensation defense attorney

As a principal at Siegel, Moreno & Stettler, Mr. Siegel has dedicated most of his practice to representing municipalities and defending public safety cases.

Steven M. Siegel

As a principal at Siegel, Moreno & Stettler, Mr. Siegel has dedicated most of his practice to representing municipalities and defending public safety cases.

Professional History

  • Successfully founded and built Siegel, Moreno & Stettler, which provides legal specialization in the defense of global issues involving Workers’ Compensation claims.
  • Handles a wide wage of insurance defense matters at the state and federal level.
  • Lauded for effectiveness in dealing with the medical mil phenomena in the Workers’ Compensation community.
  • Demonstrates vast expertise in medical cross examination.
  • Served as a pro tem judge, an arbitrator in general liability and workers’ compensation matters.
  • Joined McCormick & Mitchell, the firm which later became SMS in 1983 and became a full partner in 1986.
  • Worked for the San Diego City Attorney’s Office in the prosecution of consumer fraud matters.
  • Has tried actions before the Municipal Court, Superior Court and successfully argued Appellate matters.

California Practice Specialties

  • Defense of Worker’s Compensation claims
  • General liability
  • Fraud investigations

Education

  • J.D. – California Western School of Law, San Diego (1976)
  • B.A. in Business Administration – United States International University, San Diego (1973) – Athletic Scholarship.

Professional Memberships and Honors

  • California Bar Association
  • Served as president of the San Diego Workers’ Compensation Defense Attorneys Association.

Ralph J. Moreno

Partner

San Diego and Southern California workers' compensation defense attorney

With extensive experience in all areas of Workers’ Compensation, Mr Moreno and has built his practice on the representation of Insurance Companies, self-insured employers and third party administration.

Ralph J. Moreno

With extensive experience in all areas of Workers’ Compensation, Mr. Moreno, principal at Siegel Moreno & Stettler, has built his practice on the representation of insurance Companies, self-insured employers and third party administration.

Professional History

  • Founded and built the firm of Siegel, Moreno & Stettler after joining McCormick & Mitchell in 1985.
  • Successfully argued before the California Court of Appeals with decisions published in the California Appellate Reports and in California Compensation Cases.
  • Taught law school courses.
  • Conducted seminars for employers, insurance companies, physicians, Workers’ Compensation professionals and students.
  • Worked as a high school teacher in rural Idaho, and also coached varsity athletics.

California Practice Specialties

  • Defense of Workers’ Compensation claims
  • Serious and Willful Misconduct and 132(a) discrimination claims
  • Representation of insurance companies, self-insured employers and third party administrators
  • Worker’s compensation subrogation

Education

  • J.D. – California Western School of Law – Graduated with distinction. Served as Editor-in-Chief of the law review and served as a teaching assistant tutoring students while working as a volunteer Research Assistant for the Superior Court.
  • M.Ed. in Counseling – University of Idaho, Albertson’s College
  • Ed.D. in Secondary Education – University of Hawaii
  • B.A. in Political Science – UCLA (1969)

Professional Memberships and Honors

  • California Bar Association
  • Presented at the American Public Health Convention.

Scott G. Stettler

Partner

San Diego and Southern California workers' compensation defense attorney

With deep experience within the insurance industry, Mr. Stettler excels at understanding how to defend worker’s compensation claims in California from the perspective of both an experienced litigator and claims handler.

Scott G. Stettler

With deep experience within the insurance industry, Mr. Stettler excels at understanding how to defend Workers’ Compensation claims in California from the perspective of both an experienced litigator and claims handler.

Professional History

  • Founded and built Siegel, Moreno & Stettler and helped the firm distinguish itself as a leading Workers’ Compensation and Subrogation law firm in Southern California.
  • Prior to graduation from law school, was employed by Golden Eagle Insurance for eight years; served in the litigation department as a hearing representative for three years.
  • While in the litigation department, was responsible for litigation management and handled appearances throughout the Southern California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Boards.
  • Aided in the evaluation of OBAE audit functions conducted by the state.
  • Experience at Golden Eagle primarily related to the defense of Workers’ Compensation claims.
  • Prior to departing Golden Eagle Insurance, was promoted to manage the Subrogation department. During tenure as manager, the subrogation department was seen as a leader in the industry for paid loss return percentages.

California Practice Specialties

  • Defense of Workers’ Compensation claims
  • Serious and Willful Misconduct and 132(a) discrimination claims
  • Worker’s compensation subrogation
  • School district Workers’ Compensation defense

Education

  • J.D. – University of San Diego School of Law – cum laude
  • B.A. in Political Science – Ohio University (1989)

Professional Memberships and Honors

  • California Bar Association
  • Two american jurisprudence awards
  • Two corpus juris secundum awards

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