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Steven Anmar Elia

Personal injury Attorney at San Diego, CA

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2001
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Steven

Learn Steven’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    The term "personal injury" is a blanket term used to describe any injury to an individual. In legal terms, personal injury is used to refer to injuries caused by the negligence or lack of care of another person. Personal injury can include a number of injuries ranging from car, truck, motorcycle, and bicycle accidents to brain injury, spinal cord injury, slip and fall accidents, and even wrongful death. If you've been injured, please don't hesitate to contact the Law Offices of Steven A. Elia.

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  2. Litigation
    If you have issues with someone and want to sue, you will need a litigation lawyer. Litigation lawyers specialize in the litigation process and understand all of the ins and outs of the courtroom. A litigation lawyer can also help you decide whether your case is appropriate for a lawsuit, or if it might be better handled through the mediation or arbitration process. For more information about litigation, please contact the Law Offices of Steven A. Elia today.

  3. Business
    If you want to start, manage, transfer, or exit a business, you may benefit from a business attorney's services. Business attorneys specialize in many different industries and professional fields. Depending on your business and activities, you may need one or more type of business attorney. For more information, please contact the Law Offices of Steven A. Elia today.

  4. Corporate and incorporation
    A corporation is a formal way to organize your business to gain rights and privileges, and to limit your personal liability. There may be tax and financial advantages to incorporation, but it can also increase your business licensing fees and decrease the amount of personal control you have in running your business. If you are thinking of starting a corporation, please contact the Law Offices of Steven A. Elia for more information.

I've been married since 2005 to my amazing wife Viva and we have three beautiful children.  Our oldest is Dylan and we've got twin girls, Audrey and Chloe.  My hobbies include traveling and eating at good restaurants.   

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My firm focuses on three areas of the law which are personal injury, civil litigation and business transactional matters.


Law Offices Of Steven A Elia A Professional Corporation
2221 Camino Del Rio S.
Suite. 207
San Diego, CA, 92108-3611

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Posted by Maha | October 5, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Team Work
Steven Elia and his team ( Holly and Garrett), were amazing in being so responsive and on top of every single step. Steven was very professional, honest and had a high empathy. He was always available to answer any questions we had and was a great help with all the details. Your attention to my case has allowed me to focus on what's most important to me and my family, our safety and happiness. It's a pleasure working with you, Steven. Steven and his team communicated consistently with me throughout the entire process until the case was resolved. I recommend Elia Law Firm for anyone seeking legal representation.
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Posted by Paul | June 14, 2011
Diamond in the rough
Breaking the law. Everyone is gonna do it at least once in their lives, some people making bigger mistakes then others. Call it a rebellious stage, young & stupid, call it inevitable. I made a mistake. A few mistakes... These days lawyers come a dime a dozen. Most are greedy little blood sucking ticks, and sometimes they could make the problem your in even worse. You need to find a real diamond in the rough to help and guide you through this horrible thing called the justice system. I found one. His name's Steve Elia. Where do I start with this guy? He listens, he understands, he cares, and he takes ACTION. All with a nice smile too. I couldn't have found someone more qualified then Mr.Elia to help me with my little problem. Any issue I might encounter with the law ever again (hopefully never), I know I can count on him. He was my guide, my advisor, a confidant and a shoulder to cry on. He fought for me, and won. Need help? Just give him a call. Wish I could give him 100 stars.
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Posted by Maura | April 13, 2011
Excellent attorney.
My experience working with Mr. Elia has been excellent. He is knowledgeable about many areas of the law and has experience with civil litigation and various business matters. He is also very adept at handling personal injury matters.


  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder
  • Law Offices of Steven A. Elia, APC
  • 2001 - Present


  • California Western School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of California San Diego
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • $3,900,000.00 - Rear End Settlement
  • Settlement
  • $799,999.00 - Settlement
  • $799,999.00 Settlement
  • $5,143,827.26 Trial Verdict
  • $5,143,827.26 Trial Verdict
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  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
  • Member
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  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
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  • California Supreme Court
  • Member
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  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • Member
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic

Honors and Awards

  • Top Attorneys 2010 - Corporate Transactional (Semi-Finalist)
  • San Diego Daily Transcript
  • 2010
  • Top Attorneys 2009 - Corporate Transactional
  • San Diego Daily Transcript
  • 2009


Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (9)
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Personal injury Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you are looking for a comprehensive and honest evaluation of your case, look no further than attorney Steven Elia. A fierce advocate of the highest experience, Mr. Elia is the consummate attorney. You'd be doing yourself a disservice if you did not at least consult with him about your legal matter. I have referred dozens of cases to Mr. Elia and all have praised his law firm"
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Elia's skill in the personal injury field is second to none. He has a sense of professionalism and diligence that most attorneys dream about. I have seen first hand how hard he works to get the client exactly what they deserve. Mr. Elia's work ethic and track prove he is the premier personal injury attorney in town."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Steve is a true professional. He couples aggressive advocacy with ethics and integrity."
Personal injury Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Steven. 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."
Car accident Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Steve for the past several years on numerous motor vehicle accident and civil litigation cases, as well as other business matters for Steve's clients. Steve is very knowledgeable and experienced in these areas of law and works very hard to make sure his clients are well-represented. Steve's diligence has resulted in great results for his clients."
Business Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is an outstanding practitioner and represents his client's interests with the utmost diligence and efficiency. He is intelligent, aggressive, knowledgeable and effective. Steve is proficient at assisting his business clients and protecting them, and insulating their liability, through the formation of corporations and other business entities. I recommend Mr. Elia and his law firm's legal services."
Real estate Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Steve is a conscientious, diligent, capable attorney who works very hard for his clients and is obviously dedicated to obtaining the best possible results for them. I have been co-counsel with Steve in certain matters and have formed my opinion on the basis of my personal experience collaborating with him. He is very proficient in business law and real estate transactions, and I highly recommend this attorney."
Business Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Mr. Elia and I have opposed each other on a number of matters over the years and he has always displayed the highest level of professionalism. Mr. Elia strives to achieve excellence and it certainly shows in his work product and dedication to his clients. I consider Mr. Elia to be one of the most knowledgeable attorneys in his areas of practice and would highly recommend him."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I workeD"
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