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Stuart M. Eppsteiner


Phone: 858-350-1500
Fax: 858-598-5599
Email: stuarteppsteiner@eppsteiner.com

Stuart M. Eppsteiner established the San Diego law firm of Eppsteiner Law, APC in 1999. He is one of California’s leading lawyers in construction, products liability, class action and insurance law; areas of practice in which he has focused since the start of his legal career in 1981.

Client Work

Stuart has represented clients in construction defects, products liability, class actions and insurance coverage litigation.

He has been appointed as class counsel several times in significant class actions, and has achieved six class action settlements, with estimated values between $80 and $235 million dollars.

Important Appellate Victories:

  • Jimenez v. TM Cobb: The California Supreme Court reversed earlier California appellate decisions and allowed Californians to bring strict liability lawsuits against window manufacturers.
  • Leeds and Strauss v. Alpha Beta Markets: The Court of Appeal Mr. Eppsteiner was counsel; include Leeds and Strauss v. Alpha Beta Markets, which upheld an implied covenant of continuous operation in an anchor tenant’s lease.

Previous Work

  • Gibbs & Eppsteiner, 1987-1999, Insurance Defense: Construction Defect, E&O and Insurance Coverage
  • Miller & Gibbs, 1983-1987, San Diego Plaintiff Construction Defect Litigation & Insurance Defense
  • Kinkle, Rodiger & Spriggs 1981-1983, Southern California insurance defense practice

Bar & Court Admissions

  • California, 1981
  • Colorado, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, Central, Northern and Southern Districts of California
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado

Professional Activities and Recognitions

Stuart has taught Continuing Legal Education courses on insurance, construction defect litigation, mold litigation, errors and omissions and legal ethics.

Listed in Martindale-Hubbell’s register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers, Stuart M. Eppsteiner is among select lawyers who have earned the AV Peer Review Rating. An AV rating shows that a lawyer has reached the height of professional excellence and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity.

Professional Memberships


  • University of San Diego School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 1981
  • George Washington University, Bachelor Of Arts, Political Science, 1978

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