It’s a simple formula:

Hard work,
thorough preparation,
and genuine care for
each client

Steve dedicates himself to discovering and understanding the far-reaching impact of his clients’ life-changing injuries. “I am constantly amazed by our clients’ strength, resilience, and dedication to doing everything possible to overcome a significant injury or grow beyond the grief and pain caused by the loss of a loved one. Their strength inspires me to fight for them.”

Each victory enables clients to pay for necessary medical treatment, recover lost wages, obtain any retraining necessary to return to work, and compensate for life-changing injuries or the loss of a loved one. Obviously, money cannot restore one’s health or bring back a loved one. But, our civil court justice system recognizes that money is the best way to attempt to compensate for such harms.

Personal Background

Steve’s upbringing and diverse life experiences instilled a relentless work ethic, care for others, and sense of fairness. Those attributes help Steve learn and effectively convey each client’s story throughout the case and to the jury during trial.

Steve grew up in Kansas City and was raised by his dad, an elevator constructor. Although a “city kid”, he spent significant time at his grandparents’ small farm in rural Kansas. He is the first member of his extended family to graduate from college. Throughout college and law school, he volunteered with various community service organizations, including working with physically handicapped children and an elementary school literacy program. Steve also played rugby during college and law school.

Eager to experience a different part of the world after law school, Steve served as an attorney on the island of Yap in the western Pacific Ocean. As the Assistant Legislative Counsel, Steve drafted legislation and advised elected officials on legal and policy matters. After 2½ years on Yap, he moved to San Diego in 2000.

Steve then worked for two prominent law firms, defending physicians in medical malpractice cases and various defendants in personal injury lawsuits. He learned defense attorneys’ and insurance companies’ methods of trying to minimize or defeat claims brought by the victims of wrongful conduct. But, Steve became dissatisfied helping insurance companies escape or minimize responsibility.

In 2004, Steve “switched sides” and began representing individuals and families harmed by others’ dangerous actions. After working for two plaintiff law firms, Steve launched his own practice in 2012.

Outside of the office, Steve enjoys time with his wife and two adult children. He also enjoys surfing, mountain biking, camping, and other outdoor activities. When his kids were younger, he coached their youth sports teams.

Steve helping his Dad

Steve’s Recent Volunteer Activities

San Diego County
High School Mock Trial
Volunteer Coach

Crawford High School
Volunteer Mentor

San Diego County
Bar Association
Civil Litigation Section
former chairperson

David’s Harp Foundation
Volunteer mentor

U.S. Constitution Day
high school Guest Speaker

Consumer Attorneys
of San Diego

Former Member
Board of Directors

San Diego Inn of Court
Trial Advocacy Instructor

Steve’s Recent Volunteer Activities

One of my greatest honors occurred when an opposing lawyer from a previous case hired me to represent her.

Awards and Distinctions

Recognizing Excellence: A Glimpse Into Mr. Vosseller’s Professional Honors and Peer Recognition

“AV Preeminent” is the highest peer rating given by Martindale-Hubbell. For more than 130 years, Martindale-Hubbell has evaluated attorneys. The “AV Preeminent” rating is given only to attorneys who are ranked by their peers as having the highest level of professional excellence in ethics, legal ability, and integrity.

Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award

Burin v. YRC Trucking

Traumatic Brain Injury Verdict – $12.3 million

Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award

Husic v. LECC

Medical Malpractice Verdict – $558,000

Super Lawyers – Top 50

Recognized as one of the Top 50 lawyers in San Diego, among all practice areas.

Since 2012, Super Lawyers has named Mr. Vosseller among the top 5% of California attorneys.

William B. Enright Chapter
Master – a designation for experienced trial attorneys of superior character and ability.


Washburn University

Topeka, Kansas

Bachelor of Arts
Political Science 1994

Washburn University
School of Law

Topeka, Kansas

Juris Doctor 1997

Trial Lawyers College

Dubois, Wyoming

2014 graduate