Matthew J. Liedle

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Construction Litigation Attorney in San Diego, CA

Liedle, Larson & Vail, LLP
 | 12520 High Bluff Drive, Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92130
Phone: 858-369-7280
Fax: 858-369-7285
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Construction Litigation: Business (30%),
  • Professional Liability: Defense (30%),
  • Real Estate: Business (10%),
  • Land Use/Zoning (10%),
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (10%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Matthew J. Liedle is a partner at the law firm of Liedle, Larson & Vail, LLP, in San Diego, California. Mr. Liedle concentrates his practice on construction litigation, professional liability defense, employment defense and civil litigation defense and also handles real estate matters involving business, land use and zoning issues. He serves clients throughout the San Diego area.

Mr. Liedle has more than 30 years of litigation and arbitration experience. His clients include business owners, governmental units and professionals such as architects, insurance brokers and real estate agents. He handles claims including those involving excessive force, the Fair Employment Housing Act, wrongful death and other general liability cases.

Recognized for his professional achievements, San Diego magazine named Mr. Liedle a “San Diego Top Attorney” in 2012 and a “Top Lawyer in Construction Law” in 2013. The San Diego Business Journal included him on their “Best of the Bar” list in 2016. That same year, he was also selected as a Lawyer of Distinction.

Actively involved in various professional organizations, Mr. Liedle belongs to the Defense Research Institute and serves on its law practice management committee. He is also a member of The State Bar of California, the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance and the Surety Claims Association of Los Angeles.

Mr. Liedle graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from St. Louis University. He earned his law degree from Western State College of Law. He is trained in mediation and a founder of the University of San Diego Mediation Center. He is eligible to practice in all California state courts and before the U.S. District Courts for the Central and Southern Districts of California and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Construction Litigation (30%): Construction Defects

Professional Liability (30%): Professional Malpractice - Other

Real Estate (10%)

Land Use/Zoning (10%)

Employment Litigation (10%): Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Employment Law - Employer

Civil Litigation (10%)

Focus Areas

Construction Defects, Professional Malpractice - Other, Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Employment Law - Employer


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Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2019

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About Matthew Liedle

Admitted: 1987, California

Professional Webpage:


  • 2012 San Diego Top Attorney
  • 2016 "Lawyers of Distinction" Award Published on CNN and USA Today
  • San Diego Business Journal’s 2016 Best of the Bar List
  • Jerrold S. Oliver Award, May 2014
  • Super Lawyer in California for 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018
  • Top Lawyer in Construction Law by San Diego Magazine, March 2013
  • AV-rated attorney by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Member, State Bar of California
  • Southern and Central United States District Courts of California
  • Admitted Member, Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • Member, Surety Claims Association of Los Angeles and San Diego
  • Member, DRI’s Law Practice Management Committee
  • Alternative Fee Arrangement and Billing Task Force, Defense Research Institute
  • Defense Research Institute

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Featured Speaker, West Coast Casualty's 2005, 2008, 2011 and 2013 Construction Defect Seminars

Educational Background:

  • St. Louis University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1980

Industry Groups

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • General Contractors
  • Manufacturing
  • Real Estate Brokers
  • Subcontractors
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Office Location for Matthew J. Liedle

12520 High Bluff Drive
Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92130

Phone: 858-369-7280

Fax: 858-369-7285

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Last Updated: 1/7/2019

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