Shiva E. Stein has been a San Diego resident since 1979. She graduated with academic distinction from San Diego State University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Minor in Sociology. Ms. Stein was awarded a Dean’s Scholarship to California Western School of Law, where she obtained her Juris Doctor in 2001. During law school Ms. Stein worked at both the San Diego District Attorney’s office (Bureau of Child Support Enforcement) as well as the Santa Cruz District Attorney’s office (Criminal Prosecutions Division).

Ms. Stein was admitted to the State Bar of California in November of 2001. She is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court, Central, Southern, and Eastern Districts of California, as well as United States Northern District Court of Texas. Ms. Stein is also a licensed real estate broker, licensed by the State of California Department of Real Estate.

Ms. Stein began her civil litigation practice in 2002. Ms. Stein has extensive civil litigation experience in state and federal courts, mediation, arbitration, and before federal and state administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Fair Employment & Housing, and the California Labor Commissioner’s Office.

Ms. Stein has successfully defended corporations, non-profits, religious entities, individuals, and public entities in a wide variety of cases involving: personal injury, premises liability, dangerous conditions of public property, civil rights, ADA litigation, construction defect, security/law enforcement defense, wrongful termination, wage and hour compliance, and discrimination.

Some of Ms. Stein’s success stories include the following:

  • Obtained a judgment on behalf of client in the amount of $600,000 via a successful Motion for Summary Judgment in an insurance coverage dispute case.
  • Successfully defended numerous Public Entities/Public Employees in cases involving allegations of excessive police force.
  • Successful Motion for Summary Judgment resulting in dismissal of action against employer in a respondeat superior, sexual battery case.
  • Successful Motion for Summary Judgment resulting in dismissal of action against nonprofit youth ministry in a personal injury case.
  • Successful Motion for Summary Judgment in employment breach of contract matter resulting in dismissal of action against employer.
  • Obtained Jury verdict favorable to client in five week Traumatic Brain Injury trial in San Bernardino Superior Court resulting in plaintiffs’ owing defense fees and costs.

Ms. Stein is a member of the San Diego County Bar Association. Ms. Stein also volunteers at a local elementary school.

Ms. Stein can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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