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.

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


  • 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.

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