Skip to main content
Find a Lawyer

Enter legal issue and location

Maria Christina Severson - San Diego, CA

501 West BroadwaySuite 1050 San Diego, CA 92101

Updated: 08/14/2012

San Diego Administrative Hearings & Adjudication Lawyer


Maria (Mia) Severson is an experienced trial lawyer. With 15 years of private and public practice, she has litigated complex matters involving fraud, unfair business practices, pension and labor matters, land use and environmental matters, and matters with damages over $100 million.

Just prior to forming the partnership, Ms. Severson was the Chief Deputy City Attorney for the City of San Diego, personally litigating major cases and overseeing all litigation involving the City...

About Maria Christina Severson

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Administrative Hearings & Adjudication
  • Antitrust Law
  • Unfair Competition
  • Lending & Secured Transactions
  • State & Municipal Bonds & Financing
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Franchising
  • Secured Transactions
  • Freedom of Information
  • Freedom of Speech
  • Defects
  • Employment Law -- Employee
  • Employment Discrimination -- Employee
  • Wage & Hour Laws -- Employee
  • Wrongful Termination -- Employee
  • Energy Law
  • Public Utilities
  • Unfair Labor Practices
  • Complex Litigation
  • Federal Trial Practice
  • Multidistrict Litigation
  • State Trial Practice
  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Condominiums & Cooperatives
  • Securities Law
  • Private Placements
  • Securities Fraud & Insider Trading
  • Asbestos


  • 90%


Bar Admissions

  • California, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2000

Other Affiliations

  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Business Trial Lawyers

Classes and Seminars

  • Credit Derivatives, San Diego County Bar Association, 2009 - Present

Past Positions

  • San Diego City Attorneys Office, Chief Deputy City Attorney, Trial Unit, 1998 - 2008
  • Blumenthal Ostroff Markham, Senior Associate, 1994 - 1998


  • California Western School of Law, San Diego, California
  • Iona College, New Rochelle, New York
    Honors: cum laude
    Major: Marketing

Office Information


501 West BroadwaySuite 1050 San Diego, CA 92101


  • 619-876-5368

When viewing a listing, consider the state advertising restrictions to which lawyers and law firms must adhere, as well as our Legal Directory disclaimer. Some lawyers publish comparative information regarding the services that they provide which may be subject to specific comparative communications restrictions.

Write Your Review

Fields marked with an * are required

1. Rating

Overall rating

How would you rate your overall experience with this lawyer?

Use the up and down arrows to increase or decrease the rating

Please Rate
Optional ratings
Please Rate
Quality Of Service
Please Rate
Professional Competence
Please Rate

2. Review

Please share your opinion of working with this attorney. Do not reveal personal information or details about your case. All submitted reviews are shared with the attorney prior to publishing.

Your feedback must be at least 50 characters.Your review must be at least 50 characters
I would recommend this attorney to friends and family:

3. Verification

Keep my name anonymous from public view:
Customer Type
Please choose one

Please confirm you are not a robot

By submitting this form you agree to receive email communications from FindLaw related to the management of your review.

Privacy Statement Contact Lawyer FAQ

Map Location

Google Map

How do I choose a lawyer?

Consider the following:

Comfort Level
- Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?

- How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?

- How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?

- Is the lawyer's office conveniently located?

Not sure what questions to ask a lawyer?

Here are a few to get you started:

  • How long have you been in practice?
  • How many cases like mine have you handled?
  • How often do you settle cases out of court?
  • What are your fees and costs?
  • What are the next steps?

Want to check lawyer discipline?

It is always a good idea to research your lawyer prior to hiring. Every state has a disciplinary organization that monitors attorneys, their licenses, and consumer complaints. By researching lawyer discipline you can:

  • Ensure the attorney is currently licensed to practice in your state
  • Gain an understanding of his or her historical disciplinary record, if any.
  • Determine the seriousness of complaints/issues which could range from late bar fees to more serious issues requiring disciplinary action.

Find a Lawyer

More Options