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Richard M. Wirtz

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Consumer Law Attorney in San Diego, CA

Wirtz Law APC
4370 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite 800
San Diego, CA 92122
Phone: 858-259-5009
Fax: 858-259-6008
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 1988
Practice Areas: Consumer Law
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Attorney Profile

Richard Wirtz is one of California’s most experienced and successful trial attorneys.  In just the past few years, he has tried over 30 California Lemon Law cases to jury.  His practice also includes employment matters, business disputes, and trademark infringement. Richard Wirtz is the founding and managing attorney of Wirtz Law APC, a trial attorney law firm providing consistently solid and successful results. Since 1988, Mr. Wirtz has been handling cases in state and federal courts on a local, regional, national, and international level. He represents consumers, employees, entrepreneurs, executives, and businesses of all sizes. His extensive trial experience includes cases against the largest and most powerful companies in the world, including Google, Qualcomm, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Yamaha, Walmart, Ford, Chrysler, GM, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Hyundai, Mercedes Benz, Audi, Volkswagen, and Kia. As a lawyer’s lawyer, he has represented law firms like The Cochran Firm and Knight Law Group. He is regularly retained by other California Lemon Law firms to try their cases.  Above all, he is committed to seeing clients thrive by minimizing legal risks and maximizing successful outcomes.

Mr. Wirtz has a respected legal presence and according to the national rating service, Martindale-Hubbell, maintains a “AV Preeminent” peer and client rating. In 2012, he was recognized by his San Diego peers as a top employment attorney and has been selected as Super Lawyer (top 5% of all lawyers) since then. Throughout his career, Mr. Wirtz has continually used his profession to advance community justice and enrichment. Prior to starting his law firm in 1995, he opposed Fortune 500 Companies in high-profile, multimillion-dollar, national class actions involving securities and consumer fraud, unfair trade practices and complex business issues. Mr. Wirtz also helped defend the United Farm Workers Union against wrongful boycott charges in the final days of Cesar Chavez’s life. Beyond the courtroom and the conference room, Mr. Wirtz can also be found offering his professional insights as a legal expert on several local television and radio programs.

Mr. Wirtz received his law degree from the University of San Diego (J.D., 1987) and his undergraduate degree from Knox College (B.A., History, 1984).

Practice Areas
  • 100%Consumer Law
Focus Areas

Lemon Law


11 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2022

About Richard M. Wirtz

First Admitted: 1988, California

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

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

Bar/Professional Activity

  • The State Bar of New Mexico
  • U.S. District Court of California Eastern Districts
  • Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court of California Central Districts
  • U.S. District Court of New Mexico
  • The State Bar of California
  • U.S. District Court of California Southern Districts
  • U.S. District Court of California Northern Districts

Educational Background

  • Knox College, B.A., History, 1984


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

Industry Groups

  • Consumers
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Office Location for Richard M. Wirtz

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

Phone: 858-259-5009

Fax: 858-259-6008

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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