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Michael Stephen Berg

Michael Stephen Berg

Practice areas:

Federal Crime, Criminal Defense, Juvenile, White Collar Crime

About Me

Michael S. Berg handles a wide variety of criminal cases in state, federal, and juvenile courts. Michael is a State Bar of California Certified Specialist in Criminal Law. His extensive experience over 31 years includes white collar crimes, drug crimes, money laundering and computer crimes, as well as over 37 homicide cases to date. A graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law, Michael is also a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, and the San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association. Michael is extremely active in civic and community affairs and is currently the President of the Board of Directors for the Rancho Coastal Humane Society, serves on the advisory committee for San Diego's Pro Kids Junior Golf and is the Handicap Chairman for the Torrey Pines Municipal Golf Club.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1982

  1. Federal Crime: 75%
    33 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 15%
    33 years
  3. White Collar Crime: 5%
    33 years
  4. Juvenile: 5%
    33 years



Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

22 total 

  • Gordon Alexander Glenn

    I have known Michael Berg for over 10 years. His is a well known and excellent criminal defense attorney. I heartily endorse this lawyer's work.


    Gordon Glenn Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Russell Sheridan Babcock

    I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known Michael for more than twenty five years. He is one of those rare lawyers who is both intelligent but never out of touch with the needs and feelings of his clients. There is no one who knows is way around State court better than Michael. He is well-respected by the judges, his peers, and even his adversaries--the prosecution. MIchael is a great attorney and very attentive to his client's needs.


    Russell Babcock Federal Crime Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Michael S. Berg

401 West A Street
Suite 2600
San Diego, CA, 92101



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
San Diego Super LawyerSan Diego Super Lawyers Magazine2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
San Diego Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2012
San Diego Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2011
Certified Specialist in Criminal LawState Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization2010
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
San Diego Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2010
San DIego Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2009
San Diego Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2008

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of Michael S. Berg1982 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Rancho Coastal Humane SocietyPresident, Board of DIrectors2004 - Present
Torrey Pines Municiap Golf ClubHandicap Chairman2000 - Present
Pro Kids Junior Golf AssociationAssociate Board of Directors2000 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1985 - Present
San Diego Criminal Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationMember1985 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationMember1982 - Present

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawlawJD - Juris Doctor1981
University of South DakotaPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1978

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
San Diego ESIElectronic Discovery in Federal Court2013
Federal Court Open Doors ProgramFederal Court System2010
Thomas Jefferson School of LawProfessional Ethics1993