A San Diego Law Firm and Corporation Founded on Excellence & Ethics

"Steven is one of the most driven and motivated lawyers you can find. His knowledge is second to none."

– Mike Aon, Repeat client –

A San Diego “Top Attorney”

Steven A. Elia, Founder

Steven Elia, also known as Steve to his friends and clients, has extensive litigation experience having appeared at more than 1,000 civil hearings including jury and bench trials, over 500 depositions, and hundreds of mediations. Some of his cases have made national headlines.

He founded the law firm in 2001, and since then has prosecuted and defended many substantial civil matters in both state and federal courts since then and litigated various complex cases in simultaneous state and federal proceedings.

3-Time Recognition by the San Diego Daily Transcript for Corporate Transactional

3-Time Top Attorney Recognition by the San Diego Transcript for Corporate Transactional

Steve is an excellent attorney, very professional and most important of all… obtains the results you want!
– Andy Brikho, Branch Manager, C2 Financial Corp – The Brikho Group

Steve’s Law History

Steve followed his father’s footsteps and began his law career in 1995 at the age of nineteen when he worked as a paralegal for six years prior to obtaining his license to practice law in 2001 at the age of twenty five.  Since then, his firm has grown considerably and he attributes his success to his love and passion for practicing law.

He has also represented many large companies in a variety of business/corporate transactional matters, areas including drafting and negotiating complex commercial contracts, entity formation, mergers, and dissolutions and has assisted over 1,000 clients form California corporations and LLCs.

Mr. Elia has also handled over 400 personal injury cases, obtaining excellent results. The personal injury claims in San Diego include automobile, motorcycle and multi-vehicle accidents, brain damage and wrongful death claims, products liability, slip/trip and falls, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, and dog bites.

Mr. Elia is also fluent in Arabic and has a comprehension of the Chaldean Language.

Awards & Noteworthy Recognition


Law School California Western School of Law, Juris Doctor (2001)

Undergraduate University of California San Diego (UCSD), Bachelor of Arts (1998)

Bar Admissions California Supreme Court and all lower California Courts United States District Court, Southern District of California United States District Court, Northern District of California

Steven Elia is an excellent attorney who holds himself to the highest professional and ethical standards. He is an extremely talented business attorney who keeps his clients first. If you are planning on doing business in San Diego, I would call Steve first.
Joseph Orseno, Karas Partners Inc.

Areas of Practice


  • State Bar of California
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego (CASD)
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Better Business Bureau (BBB)
  • See more…

Contact Steve

Whether you need a San Diego business and corporate law, civil litigation, or personal injury attorney, Steve Elia and team can help you get the support and results you need. Call today and let’s get started.

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Elia Law Firm, APC

2221 Camino Del Rio S, Ste. 207, San Diego, CA 92108

(619) 444-2244

Elia Law Firm, APC

2221 Camino Del Rio S, Ste. 207, San Diego,CA92108

(619) 444-2244