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Michael Stephen Berg

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



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  • Areeg Othman Akel

    I highly endorse this lawyer. Attorney Michael Berg is above and beyond an experienced attorney. He is honest, aggressive, and accomplishes the maximum best results a client can ever wish for. It's always a pleasure to work with Michael on legal matters.


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Contact info

Law Offices of Michael S. Berg

401 W A St #2600
San Diego, CA, 92101


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2016
San Diego Super LawyerSan Diego Super Lawyers Magazine2016
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2015
San Diego Super LawyerSan Diego Super Lawyers Magazine2015
San Diego Super LawyerSan Diego Super Lawyers Magazine2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
San Diego Super LawyerSan Diego Super Lawyers Magazine2013
San Diego Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2012
San Diego Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2011
San Diego Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2010
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Certified Specialist in Criminal LawState Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization2010
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