A civil litigation law firm based in San Diego and practicing throughout California since 1994.

A civil litigation law firm based in San Diego and practicing throughout California since 1994.


Schneider & Branch is an AV-rated law firm based in San Diego. We represent clients who need the skill and sophistication of large firm lawyers, but who also demand the personal service and economy of a small firm. 

We handle cases throughout California, including San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties.

We practice before both the state and federal courts and before all major alternative dispute resolution services, including the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Service (“JAMS”), ADR Services, Inc., and the National Conflict Resolution Center.

Practice Areas

We believe in avoiding litigation if possible, and when litigation cannot be avoided, resolving it quickly, efficiently, and ethically. 


Complex Business and Real Estate Litigation 


Significant Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation


Real Estate Development, Construction, and Premises Liability Litigation


Other Representative Litigation

Our team

Our founders and associated counsel now share more than seventy years of experience and have well over one hundred jury trials, bench trials, binding arbitrations, and mediations between them. One of them will be personally responsible for every aspect of your case from start to finish.

Our business clients

Our list of business clients – past and present – includes many companies with a wide range of commercial interests and litigation issues. Most of their cases fall into our usual practice areas, but certainly not all.

Contact us
Main office

Schneider & Branch
225 Broadway, Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: 619-233-5500
Fax: 619-233-5535

David Schneider

Phone: 619-233-5562
Email: dks@schneiderbranchlaw.com

Michael Branch

Phone: 619-702-0500
Email: mlb@schneiderbranchlaw.com

Spencer K. Schneider

Phone: 415-494-9521
Email: sks@schneiderbranchlaw.com