Sheila Trexler, senior trial lawyer, joined the firm in 1986. She has been a shareholder since 1993 and director since 2004. Ms. Trexler’s expertise includes medical and hospital malpractice. Sheila Trexler is licensed to practice in the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Central Districts of California, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the California Supreme Court.
She served as Judicial Clerk to the Honorable E.M. Gunderson of the Nevada Supreme Court in 1985 and 1986. Additionally, Ms. Trexler is a frequent lecturer on medical and legal topics to nurses, physicians and attorneys. Ms. Trexler has been named one of the “Top 50 Women Litigators in California” by the Los Angeles Daily Journal. From 2007- 2010, she was named one of San Diego’s “Top 25 Women" Super Lawyers for Southern California by the publishers of Law & Politics Magazine. In 2009, Ms. Trexler was recognized by the San Diego Defense Lawyers as "San Diego Defense Lawyer of the Year." Ms. Trexler has also been selected by her peers for a listing in Best Lawyers of America® for Elder Law and Medical and Professional Malpractice Law since 2008. In 2011, she was named "San Diego's – Professional Malpractice Defense Lawyer of the Year" for Best Lawyers of America®.
In 2009, Ms. Trexler became a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America. Fellowship in the LCA, is comprised of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers, is highly selective and by invitation only. Ms. Trexler was an adjunct professor at California Western School of Law for 14 years, where she taught a course on medical malpractice litigation. She divides her practice between the firm’s San Diego, Indian Wells and Temecula offices