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

"Intelligent, aggressive, effective,
outstandingly skilled, great results, high integrity."

– Some of the words our clients use to describe us –

Client and Peer Testimonials

Our clients applaud the service and results they’ve received from us.

“We contacted the Steven Elia law firm after being referred by a friend. Steve was professional and knowledgeable and very sympathetic to our legal problem. He immediately put our minds at ease. He explained his high work ethic and his dedication to working long hours.  We felt relieved and confident that this firm would represent us swiftly and aggressively. My case was complicated but it was comforting that his firm made it of the utmost importance and priority. His staff was very professional and personable as well. As we worked through our case we always felt a level of empathy for what we were going through not only legally but emotionally. Whether you are suing or being sued it is stressful and emotional. They talked us through these emotions and understood the stress we were under. As our case is coming to a close we will continue to use The Steven Elia Law Firm for any future legal issues or advice. We feel like family to the firm.” – Shawna Faubel, President of DCXcavation, Inc.

“Steven Elia is an extremely knowledgeable and hardworking attorney. Steve is very responsive, hands-on and goes above and beyond what is expected, even for the most basic need. What impresses me the most about Steve is his personal investment into each of his clients. Steve’s advise has proven to be invaluable. His passion and commitment to assure he is looking out for your best interest and not just collect his fees is very refreshing. I would highly recommend Steve to represent your Corporate and small business legal needs. Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity” – Ingrid Van Zant hired Steven as a Attorney in 2011

“I am pleased to write this recommendation for Steve! He has helped my company several times and is very good at what he does. He returns his phone calls timely and knows the law! I also wanted to mention that I had an business associate who needed help but had no money. Steve jumped in and helped my friend pro bono! He is a great guy! – Bill Lovejoy, President, Republic Moving and Storage

“Mr. Elia, APC is a first class attorney. The best words I can describe him are intelligent, responsible, calm, personable and responsible. He is a very competent and caring. attorney. I heartily endorse his work. Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity”  – Moneer Jaibaji, MD, FRCS hired Steven as a Attorney in 2009 and hired Steven more than once

“Steven is one of the most driven and motivated Lawyers you can find. His knowledge is second to none and will get you the best possible results for your case. He listens to your case, analyzes it to the max, thinks of all your options, and then recommends what you should do with valid reasons for his recommendation. Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity” – Mike Aon hired Steven as a Attorney in 2003 and hired Steven more than once

“I am writing with great pleasure to recommend Mr. Elia for Business Law.Steven is an extremely bright person and has a rare blend of analytical and interpersonal skills. I believe his strong academic achievements are self explanatory of his worthiness. He has demonstrated extraordinary diligence and perseverance through out our entire relationship. From more difficult projects like mergers and acquisitions, to starting a small business, he has provided me with the best from all angles. His meticulous approach in problem solving is exceptional. I highly recommend working with Mr Steven Elia. Top qualities: Great Results, On Time, High Integrity” – Marvin Attallah hired Steven as a Attorney in 2002 and hired Steven more than once

No nonsense, cut to the chase and get what you pay for attributes is what I can say about Steve. Enough said. Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity”  – Duraid Hallak hired Steven as a Attorney in 2005 and hired Steven more than once

“Steve Elia is proficient in the area of business and real estate law. He has been very responsive to my requests and has taken the time to map out the best course of action for me and my clients.” – Tony Yousif hired Steven as a Attorney in 2008

“Steve has worked with a number of my Commercial Real Estate clients on their leasing and purchasing transactions and he has been very professional, thorough and personable. Especially relevant to clients with startup businesses, he gave them the personal attention and accessibility that was very important to them as they went through the process of setting up their business and acquiring space.”  – Geri Savitt hired Steven as a Attorney in 2007

Steven Elia is one of San Diego’s top Attorneys. Steven is one of the most respected and knowledgeable attorneys in the San Diego Area. His passion for his work and reliability make him such a strong suited lawyer. I hired Steven in more than one occasion and can proudly say Steven fought on my defense and got me the results that i wanted. Steven does not settle for anything, he strives to pursue what is in the best interest of his client. I recommend Steven to anyone looking to win a case.” – George Solomos hired Steven as a Attorney in 2009 and hired Steven more than once

“I’ve know Steven for years on a personal level, so it was easy for me to transition to “talk business” matter with him as well. His experience shows, keeps thinks straightforward, and would recommend highly.” – John Kasawa, M.D., hired Steven as a Business Consultant in 2010

“I have used Steven’s services on two occasions & received excellent results. He is a professional with a personal touch. I never need to look any further for legal advise, I know I can call Steven & get the honest trust.”  – Al Silva Jr., hired Steven as a Attorney in 2004 and hired Steven more than once

“Steven is a solid trustworthy personable individual who helped me with a business partnership (LLC). His advice and guidance was straightforward and I always felt he was focused on my interests and coming from a place of integrity.” – Scott Callaway hired Steven as a Attorney in 2007 and hired Steven more than once

“Mr. Steven Elia, is an outstanding attorney who has always made himself available for consultation on business as well as personal matters. He is a highly qualified professional and I greatly recommend his services.” – Tarik Attar hired Steven as a Attorney in 2006 and hired Steven more than once

“Steve is a great guy to work with, both for corporate and personal legal issues. He’s quick to respond and is knowledgeable, with clear and concise information.” – Barbara Newton-Holmes hired Steven as a Attorney in 2008 and hired Steven more than once

“Steven is a top quality attorney with great insight and expertise. I would recommend him to everyone with legal needs.” – Louis M. Lange hired Steven as a Attorney in 2010 and hired Steven more than once

“Steve is a very professional person, as well as a great person to deal with. He will make you feel comfortable in his office and will help you and listen to all your questions.”  – Mariachi Real San Diego hired Steven as a Attorney in 2008

“Steve is an excellent attorney, very professional and most important of all… obtains the results you want!” – Andy Brikho hired Steven as a Attorney in 2004 and hired Steven more than once

“Steven is very honest, knowledgeable and competent, and I am happy to recommend him.” – Steve Abbo hired Steven as a transportation service in 2010

“Steven is very knowledgeable and experienced attorney. I would gladly recommend him.” – Steve Nartker hired Steven as a Attorney in 2010

“I’ve hired Steve Elia on several occasions to assist me with my business transactions and personal matters. He’s my go-to person whenever I’ve got questions, start a new project and pretty much all things legal.”  – Bradley Shammam hired Steven as a Attorney in 2008 and hired Steven more than once.

“We have utilized Stevens expertise on both a personal and business level. He has been a one stop source for all our needs.” – Brian Krugh hired Steven as a Attorney in 2006 and hired Steven more than once

Testimonials From Other Attorneys

“It is my pleasure to recommend attorney Steven A. Elia. I have had the opportunity and privilege to come to know him both professionally and socially. I have known Steve professionally for 6 years. We have tried three jury trials together where I was able to personally observe Steve’s trial skills, oral argument skills, and organization and handling of evidence. I have worked on several corporate business cases with him as well. Steve is one of the smartest, hard-working, and responsible persons I have ever met. He sincerely cares about his clients. He worked diligently on the cases we tried together and was able to grasp difficult and complex legal and factual issues with ease. He is an excellent communicator both orally and in writing. Steve has a thorough level of understanding of the law pertaining to corporate and general business matters as well. He has set up numerous business entities and provided solid legal counsel to our mutual clients. His great people skills were quite apparent in his dealings with our mutual clients. He is a conscientious, friendly, personable individual with impeccable integrity. He also has great management skills and runs a highly-organized and efficient law practice. I have practiced law in California for 22 years primarily in the areas of civil litigation involving insurance and personal injury matters. I am on the Board of Directors of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego. I give him my highest recommendation possible.” –  Andrew Dunk, The Dunk Law Firm

“Steve is an excellent business attorney who advises his clients on their business dealings and performs first-rate transactional work. He is versatile and adept at handling a broad range of complicated commercial problems, and in addition he is able to find innovative solutions for his clients while steering them clear of all manner of complications and controversies. He is an uncommonly diligent, attentive attorney, and I highly recommend him, having collaborated with him in various matters, so that I can write this recommendation with full knowledge of the excellence of his work!” – William Markham, Partner, Maldonado & Markham, LLP

“Steven is a true professional. He is a detail oriented attorney. A number of my clients utilize Steven’s expertise for transactional and corporate matters. I know him to be highly proficient in what he does, and he charges very reasonable rates for his services. I have no hesitation referring my clients to Steven for matters that fall within his areas of expertise.” – Spencer Skeen, Partner, Fisher & Phillips

“I have great respect for Steve and would personally and professionally recommend Steve at any capacity. Steve’s knowledge of various areas of law is exemplary. We frequently consult with him on various legal issues outside the scope of our immigration practice such as litigation and business law. He always responds to us quickly and found his analysis of the problem and advice to be accurate and easy to understand.” – Jason Feldman, Partner, Feldman Feldman & Associates

“We have collaborated successfully on immigration and criminal law cases.” – Jeffrey Hogue, Owner, Hogue & Belong

“I worked on a case opposite of Steven Elia. In my opinion, Steven is a very professional attorney. He looks after his clients, and gives them proper advice, which saves them time, frustration, and money.” – Lynne Feldman, Partner, Feldman & Associates

“Mr. Elia and I have opposed each other on a number of matters over the years and he has always displayed the highest level of professionalism. Mr. Elia strives to achieve excellence and it certainly shows in his work product and dedication to his clients. I consider Mr. Elia to be one of the most knowledgeable attorneys in his areas of practice and would highly recommend him.” – Ricky Aljabi, Law Offices of Rick Aljabi

“I have worked with Steve for the past several years on numerous motor vehicle accident and civil litigation cases, as well as other business matters for Steve’s clients. Steve is very knowledgeable and experienced in these areas of law and works very hard to make sure his clients are well-represented. Steve’s diligence has resulted in great results for his clients.” – Maura Griffin, Law Offices of Maura Griffin

“Steve is an outstanding practitioner and represents his client’s interests with the utmost diligence and efficiency. He is intelligent, aggressive, knowledgeable and effective. Steve is proficient at assisting his business clients and protecting them, and insulating their liability, through the formation of corporations and other business entities. I recommend Mr. Elia and his law firm’s legal services.” – Kevin Murphy, Murphy Jones, LLP

“I had the opportunity to work as a legal clerk for Mr. Elia while I was still in law school. Not only did I find that Mr. Elia is an outstandingly skilled attorney, but also an individual that deals with both his clients and colleagues with utmost respect and integrity. Now that I have been a licensed attorney for nearly two years – I still look to Mr. Elia as a model attorney and an upstanding member of the San Diego Legal Community.” – Janna Jamil, Student, The University of Texas School of Law

Testimonials From Other Professionals We Have Worked With

“Attorney Elia is an exceptional lawyer, and I highly endorse him. Lawyers like Attorney Elia are very rare. He is very hard working and always goes above and beyond. He puts every ounce of energy into his cases, which leads to successful results. Attorney Elia is very determined to do well in each and every case and make all of his clients happy. I have no doubt that any and all of his colleagues would say the same about Attorney Elia.” – Dominique Aljabi

“Steven is professional in every way. I have referred clients to him for incorporation, entity formation and other transactional needs. He is easy to work with and has a keen grasp of the legal issues of his practice. I can highly recommend Steve as an attorney who will have your best interest and provide you with good legal counsel.” – Bob Sharp, CPA, Pres, Sharp, Thunstrom & Batson

“Steve was representing one of my clients with a real estate and loan transaction and was extremely helpful to both myself and teh client. He explained all the process and the steps that our mutual client was to overcome, which through Steve’s expertise we were able to accomplish. Steve has always been a true professional, and I would highly recommend anyone that needs an attorney within the real estate arena to contact him.” – Harlan Friedman, President, Lightning Commercial Funding, Inc.

“I have known Steve for over 4 years and he has been a very valuable resource personally and for clients. I have seen him go beyond what he was getting paid for to make sure that things got done right and he has always made himself available for questions that I have. I would recommend him as someone to interview if you need an attorney to handle entity formation or business transactional needs.” – Jeff Boyd, CFP®, CWS®, Certified Financial Planner™, Phase Four Financial Solutions – First Allied Securities

“Steven Elia is an excellent attorney who holds himself to the highest professional and ethical standards. Steve 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.” – Joe Orseno, Commercial Acquisitions & Development – Hospitality Specialist, Southern California AMHB

“I highly recommend Steven Elia as an attorney here in San Diego. His professionalism and hard work provided my team at NAI San Diego with the results we needed and I would definitely use him again in the near future.” – Josh Buchholz hired Steven as a Attorney in 2010

“I thoroughly enjoyed working with Steve. He is a rare lawyer who “gets it.” He brought value to everything he touched. I would highly recomend working with Steve.” – Joe Bonin hired Steven as a Real Estate Agent in 2010

“I have great respect for Steve and would personally and professionally recommend Steve at any capacity.” – David McCullough, Principal Landscape Architect, McCullough Landscape Architecture, Inc.

“I have been doing business with Steven for the past 5 years with great professionalism and results. His track record with our office has been tremendous. He will always get you the results you would expect from a tenured attorney. I highly recommend you consult with Mr. Steve Elia before signing with other attorneys.” – Dr. Danny Bachoua, Chiropractor, San Diego Chiropractic Doctors

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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