Richard M. Wirtz

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Intellectual Property Litigation Attorney in San Diego, CA

Wirtz Law APC
 | 4370 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite 800
San Diego, CA 92122
Phone: 8582595009
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (30%),
  • Consumer Law (30%),
  • Business Litigation (30%),
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (10%)
Attorney Profile

Richard M. Wirtz is the founder and managing partner of Wirtz Law APC, a multidisciplinary litigation firm with offices in San Diego and Los Angeles, California. At the firm's San Diego office, he represents the interests of companies and individuals throughout Southern California in complex state and federal litigation involving business, employment and intellectual property matters.

After receiving his B.A. in history from Knox College, Mr. Wirtz went on to earn his Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in California and New Mexico and before all federal district courts of California, the U.S. District Court of New Mexico and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Representing clients throughout the country has resulted in Mr. Wirtz being admitted to practice before courts in several other jurisdictions on a pro hac vice basis.

Committed to maintaining the high standards of his profession, Mr. Wirtz is a member of the San Diego County Bar Association and chairs its committee on labor and employment. He is also a member of that association's Carmel Valley chapter and serves on its executive committee as well as its subcommittee on continuing legal education. In recognition of his successful track record and ethical standards, Martindale-Hubbell has awarded Mr. Wirtz its AV-Preeminent* rating.

Mr. Wirtz has served as a mediator for the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing and is a previous member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the San Diego Inn of Court. He is frequently called upon to appear on local television and radio shows to share his legal insights on a broad range of matters.

*AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Intellectual Property Litigation (30%)

Consumer Law (30%): Auto Dealer Fraud, Consumer Protection, Lemon Law

Business Litigation (30%): Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

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

Focus Areas

Consumer Law: Auto Dealer Fraud, Consumer Protection, Lemon Law

Business Litigation: Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

Employment Litigation: Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 7 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2018

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About Richard Wirtz

Admitted: 1988, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.wirtzlaw.com/legal-team/#

Honors and Awards:

  • San Diego's Top 25 Employment Lawyers, 2011
  • Martindale-Hubbell, Maintains a "AV preeminent" Peer and Client Rating

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Co-Chair, Employment & Labor Section of the San Diego County Bar Association, 2011
  • Member, San Diego Trial Lawyers
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member, Diego Inn of Court
  • Member, Continuing Legal Education Subcommittee, Carmel Valley Bar Association
  • Member, Executive Committee, Carmel Valley Bar Association
  • Chairman, Labor, Employment Committee, San Diego County Bar Association
  • Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court of New Mexico
  • U.S. District Court of California Northern Districts
  • U.S. District Court of California Eastern Districts
  • U.S. District Court of California Central Districts
  • U.S. District Court of California Southern Districts
  • The State Bar of New Mexico
  • The State Bar of California

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Superior Court Pro Tem Judge, 2012
  • Mediator, Department of Fair Employment and Housing

Educational Background:

  • Knox College, B.A., History, 1984
Office Location for Richard M. Wirtz

4370 La Jolla Village Drive
Suite 800
San Diego, CA 92122

Phone: 8582595009

 

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Last Updated: 10/5/2017

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