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Stephen Louis Waldman

Personal injury Attorney at San Diego, CA

5.0   10 reviews
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1992
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Law Offices of Stephen L. Waldman
2333 Camino Del Rio South.
Suite. 210
San Diego, CA, 92108

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Posted by David | August 24, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Exceeded my Expectations
Stephen Waldman was highly recommended by a close family friend, after my son had received a serious injury to his knee following an auto accident when a car came through a red light and totaled our car. I was concerned that after his initial medical treatment my son's knee was still not 100% healed, Stephen advised us to see an orthopedic specialist to get a second opinion and the specialist indicated that a further course of treatment was required. During the process of presenting a claim to the insurance company, which accepted liability, Stephen Waldman was very professional and always kept us informed as to what was happening with our claim. He has great communication skills and it was always a pleasure to talk to him or answer the odd email. My son has now fully recovered from his injury. The initial settlement offered by the insurance company admitting liability was declined as the injury was more serious than originally anticipated. An improved settlement offer was then accepted and my son will now have some money that he can use for college etc. after his 18th. birthday. I am very happy with what Stephen has done for my son, without him my son would have received nothing. I highly recommend Stephen Waldman to anyone requiring the services of an excellent lawyer.
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Posted by Alex Krongold | June 15, 2016
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Exceeded Expectations
Steve's service level and the way he helped my family manage the process was beyond our expectations. The accident was a life changing experience and thanks to him I only needed to focus on my recovery and getting better. I am very thankful for his professionalism and his open and straight forward communication. I'm happy my friend gave me his information.
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Posted by Pedro Meyer | March 29, 2016
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Motocycle accident
I had an accident in december 2015 and the insurance of the person that hit meet was not enough for all the hospital bills and he got all sorted out and paid i even got treated for my injuries after the accident and paid
Posted by Brady | January 15, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
A top notch attorney that is Honest and forthcoming from the start.
I was referred to Mr. Waldman from a family attorney that handles our trust. From my first visit to the end he was honest and forthcoming about what to expect and ALWAYS kept me updated as the case progressed and just as promised he got the results he predicted and was great in my opinion. If you want a reliable, honest, and hard working attorney he is top notch. This is my first personal injury incident I hope it is the last but he was the perfect guide from start to finish. We got what I consider a fair settlement and consider yourself a step ahead if he takes your case.
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Posted by Chad T | January 5, 2016
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Reliable and fast
I had my accident back in Dec. 2015 exactly a year ago. I had a broken metacarpal and my car was totaled. Mr. Waldman was fast in handling my case and continue to push the insurance company to pay up on the medical bills. He made sure that I was taken care of and knew exactly what need to be done with my case. I was worry free during my recovery and therapy knowing that Mr. Waldman got my back. I have to say, Mr. Waldman is the one person who made a difference in my life for 2015. I would recommend anyone in the future for personal injury claim.
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Posted by Carol | June 15, 2015
Excellent attorney
Stephen Waldman was referred to me by an attorney who was my friend. Stephen took over the case, from my existing attorney who I was dissatisfied with. In our first meeting Stephen was upfront about everything and explained the pros and cons and what to expect. He was able to resolve the case very quickly with a good result. I would highly recommend him.
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Posted by Grregg | April 9, 2015
Veteran's review
Steve represented me in my vehicle accident and was always responsive to my questions and kept me informed in a timely manner on my case. I'm a veteran and will referred him to my fellow veterans as he take good care of my case. Straight to the point and advised what's best for the client. I will seek legal assistance in the future through Steve if needed.
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Posted by JDR | November 7, 2013
Experienced, Competent and Ethical Personal Injury Attorney
Mr. Waldman first represented me over 10 years ago. Since that time, I have used his services again and have referred numerous other clients to him, including my wife. Everyone that I have referred to him has been satisfied with his services and has reported that he worked diligently and obtained good results for them. He is understanding of, and sympathetic to his clients' needs. He will work hard to resolve those cases which settle, but is always ready litigate zealously, if necessary. I would not hesitate to recommend him.
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Posted by Heather | November 4, 2013
Awesome attorney-great personal service!
I have referred many clients to Steve in the past, all of whom have been thrilled with both the results and the personal attention. Steve is a great attorney with fabulous client communication skills.
Posted by Don | July 18, 2013
I can't think of a better lawyer or person to handle a catastrophic personal injury settlement or trial.
I was struck by a car walking in a local parking lot in December 2009. The accident left me with 2 fractured vertebrae and a shattered leg below the knee that emergency-room team recommended amputation, but brought in a required consulting physician before proceeding, which physician reconstructed my leg in 8 operations over the next 3 years. I spent the first three days in the hospital interviewing attorneys to handle my case. After seeking second opinions, I was both comfortable and confident in my selection of Stephen Waldman to take my case. I spend the next 4 months in the hospital, during which time Mr. Waldman worked closely with me, the other party, my physicians as well as peer physicians, local authorities, experts and professionals to build a solid case for trial, including a video production to present my life both before and after the accident. The case Mr. Waldman built over that year and a half was so strong that the insurance carriers for the other side agreed in May 2011 to pay an additional two-hundred and fifty thousand dollars on top of a multi-million dollar settlement they had initially agreed to pay in negotiations that day. The strategies Stephen Waldman pursued avoided a long and costly trial and won a settlement that will protect me for the rest of my life.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-350 per hour
  • Contingency 30%-45%
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Stephen L. Waldman
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney/Shareholder
  • Branton & Wilson, Apc
  • 1993 - 2010


  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Tufts University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988


  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
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  • Lane's Goldstein Litigation Forms
  • Outline for Direct Examination of a Treating Physician
  • 2012
  • Lane's Goldstein Litigation Forms
  • Request for Production - Breach of Contract
  • 2012
  • West Group publication
  • Opening Statement Addressing Damages Arising from a Neck and Shoulder Injury
  • 1999

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (3)
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Car accident Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Thank you to Mr. Waldman for providing me with a quick consult regarding a car accident case. He's very professional and very knowledgable all matter related to personal injury. Definitely endorse Mr. Waldman's services and expertise."
Personal injury Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Stephen. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. The 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."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Steve is an experienced litigation attorney who specializes in personal injury cases. He cares for his clients and will fight to get the best results for his clients. I found him to be very knowledgeable in the law and thorough in his preparation for his cases. I would highly recommend Steve to handle any and all cases involving personal injury and litigation."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is a great personal injury attorney. Over the past 14 years, I have seen Steve consistently get great results for his clients. He knows how to present facts to a Judge or jury in a way that provides maximum impact. He is very caring and respectul toward his clients, and is very tough, smart and aggressive when working on their behalf. I highly recommend Steve."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Stephen is one the best civil litigation attorneys I have worked with and around in the last decade. Devoted to his clients and their respective cases, he works tirelessly to obtain outstanding results on a consistent basis. I would recommend him completely and without reservation. Sean D. Stephens, Esq."
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San Diego Personal injury Lawyer Stephen Louis Waldman
Stephen Louis Waldman
Personal injury Attorney
San Diego, CA
Licensed for 31 years
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