Media & Community

Community Involvement

Awards and Recognition:

  • Super Lawyer – 2012-2013
  • 2013 San Diego’s Top Lawyer Semi-Finalist
  • 2013 New York Times Top Lawyer in San Diego
  • 2013 San Diego Magazine Top Lawyer
  • 2013 American Lawyer Media Top Lawyer in California
  • 2012 San Diego’s Top Lawyers Finalist, Corporate Litigation
  • 2012 San Diego Top Lawyers Semi-Finalist, Labor & Employment Law
  • 2011 San Diego’s Top Lawyers Semi-Finalist, Labor & Employment Law


  • San Diego Superior Court Judge Pro Tem, 2008-present
  • Mediator – Two-Attorney Settlement Panel
  • Mediator – Collection Case Mediation Panel
  • Department of Fair Employment and Housing, 2010-present
  • Mediator – Employment Dispute Panel
  • Arbitrator – San Diego County Bar Association Attorney-Client Fee Dispute Committee, 1988-1995


  • San Diego County Bar Association, 1988-present
  • Continuing Legal Education Committee, San Diego County Bar Association, 1988-1990
  • San Diego Inn of Court, 1989
  • San Diego Trial Lawyers, 1988-1992
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, 1995-1999, 2012


  • Law Clerk Externship Sponsor – University of San Diego School of Law, 1997-present
  • Co-Chair – Employment and Labor Committee of the San Diego County Bar Association, 2011

Wirtz Law in the Media

    • Richard Wirtz and Thomas Foster (Intellectual Property Strategic Alliance attorney) discuss the Google case with Arizona’s Channel 3 News. [2012]

    • Managing attorney Richard Wirtz offers his opinion in this Fox News segment about a Mission Valley woman who was fired for not wearing makeup. [2009]

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