Attorney Michael S. Berg is a Certified Specialist in Criminal Law, having first been certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization in 1996. Michael handles a wide variety of criminal cases in state, federal, and juvenile courts. Michael has over 35 years of criminal law experience. Michael has an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating possible for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability. He has also been honored by Super Lawyers Magazine 10 years in a row and has now been included in Best Lawyers in America. You will not find a more experienced, ethical or hard working attorney to defend you.
Michael has his own practice in San Diego and is well prepared to handle even the most complex criminal law matters. He has been the attorney of record on nearly 40 homicide cases since 1990 including the first death penalty case ever filed in Federal Court for the Southern District of California.
A former judge pro tem for the San Diego Superior Court traffic division, he is also a member in good standing with the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association and the California Public Defender’s Association. Dedicated to the community, Michael serves on the advisory committee for Certified Specialists for the State Bar of California, is the President of the Rancho Coastal Humane Society Board of Directors and is the President for the 1,300 member Torrey Pines Men's Golf Club. Michael Berg handles federal crimes throughout the United States and state cases throughout California.