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Stilwell & Associates was founded in 2004 and continues to provide expert legal services to the residents of San Diego County and throughout the State of California. Our president and founder, Andrew R. Stilwell, Esq. began his firm with a vision: “to change society’s opinion of lawyers by providing the very best legal advice and counsel in the most upstanding and considerate manner possible.” And, it is to that end that our mission is, "Where we do law differently!" - To do it better; by providing our clients a service that is truthful and authentic because they deserve the very best we can offer. With the help of our dedicated attorneys, our staff and the superior service of our network partners, we have done just that.

Andrew received his Juris Doctorate at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 2003 after completing his BA in Philosophy at San Diego State University in 2000. Andrew is returning to Thomas Jefferson School of Law in January 2012 as an adjunct professor teaching mortgage law.

His Bar Admissions include; State of California, the Northern, Central and Southern Districts of the Federal Courts in California, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeal, and teh U.S. Supreme Court. Andrew is also on the Board of Trustees with the Southern California Seminary.

Andrew is honored to share his life with his beloved wife, and is the proud father of two children and a spoiled cocker spaniel.

Our clients continually mention how we don’t work like traditional lawyers. This is our highest compliment. Working with us means that you don’t get charged for telephone calls or quick answers, but only when we work; as it should be.

Here, we care about our clients, not only their case, but also their life circumstances and their needs. Come see how working with the 'new breed of lawyer' feels like; here at Stilwell & Associates.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Foreclosure: 45%
    9 years
  2. Probate: 20%
    12 years
  3. Appeals: 15%
    12 years
  4. Employment & Labor: 10%
    12 years
  5. Estate Planning: 10%
    12 years



Hourly ($150-375/hour), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • James Nelson Dicks

    This attorney works very hard for the clients and keeps up with the law by attending legal seminars to assist them in this regard. I endorse this attorney.


    James Dicks Criminal Defense Attorney
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  • Sarah Elizabeth Powell

    I have had the privilege of knowing Andrew since law school. He is a talented, hard working and knowledgeable attorney. I certainly endorse his work.


    Sarah Powell DUI & DWI Attorney
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Contact info

Stilwell & Associates

4669 Murphy Canyon Road
Suite 200
San Diego, CA, 92123-4333


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Charles M. Boomer AwardLawyers Guild2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Professor of Mortgage LawThomas Jefferson School of Law2012 - Present
Managing AttorneyStilwell & Associates2004 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Southern California SeminaryTrustee2010 - Present
Shadow Mountain Community ChurchDeacon2008 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Espinoza v. Bank of America, N.A.On Appeal (9th Circuit)
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas Jefferson SOLSocial JusticeJuris Doctrate2003
San Diego State UnivPhilosophyBachelors of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Shadow Mountain Legacy Program Estate Planning SeminarEstate Planning2012