Practice Areas

Edleson & Rezzo exclusively handles civil lawsuits with an emphasis on:

  • Employment Cases: We specialize in vindicating employee rights, particularly in high-stakes cases involving wrongful termination, unpaid wages (e.g., commissions, severance, bonus), retaliation, discrimination, and harassment.
  • Business and Contract Cases: We represent both individuals and businesses forced to sue over business disputes including breach of contract, fraud, wrongful interference with contract, and FINRA arbitrations. We have won some of our largest trial verdicts proving fraud. Unlike most other attorneys who handle business disputes, we’re willing to do so on a contingency-fee basis. See our “Flex Fees” page for more information about creative billing arrangements.
  • Professional Negligence and Malpractice: Ours is one of the few highly-regarded law firms in San Diego willing to pursue professional negligence cases. We recognize most attorneys, accountants, trustees, and other professionals are good people, but not all. We handle legal malpractice, trustee malpractice, accounting malpractice, breach of fiduciary duties, fraud cases against shady professionals.
  • Insurance Cases: We love to make insurers pay! Regrettably, insurance companies rarely have the consumer’s interests at heart; instead, they’re looking out for their bottom line. We’ve obtained huge verdicts against insurance companies for denial of benefits, insurance bad faith, and insurance coverage issues.
  • Negligence and Personal Injury Cases: We also handle other types of claims for damages including high-end personal injury, wrongful death, slip and fall, negligence, fraud, and premises liability. 

Not sure if your case falls within our area of expertise? Just call and ask: (619) 230-0836.

Proven Results


We won a jury verdict in favor of a salesperson formerly employed by Carrier Corporation, part of a Fortune 500 company. Opposing trial counsel from an earlier case (where we won a jury trial with a punitive damage finding) asked us to join in the representation and handle the trial. A jury agreed Carrier breached its contract, committed fraud, and awarded $8 million in punitive damages. We fought against a team from a well-known national law firm.

RECOVERY OF $5,000,000

We obtained a settlement of over $5,000,000 shortly before trail for a whistleblower employee fired for speaking out against sexual favoritism and other illegal conduct.


We won a jury verdict in favor of a San Diego contractor against Hess Microgen, a subsidiary of a huge oil company. The jury rejected claims made against our client and agreed with us that Hess Microgen breached its contract and interfered with contractual relationships. The jury awarded $6 million in punitive damages. During the case we battled against two large national law firms.


We won a $2 million arbitration award in a complicated shareholder dispute against EOS. We fought two large national law firms and a third local firm, their expert witnesses including a nationally known trial attorney from another large law firm as well as multiple accounting firms.