619-232-8151 Practicing in San Diego since 1962

Charles R. Grebing


Charles R. Grebing
Peer Review Rated Best Lawyers Super Lawyers ABOTA ACTL

When lawyers need a lawyer in San Diego, they often turn to Charles Grebing, one of the area’s leading legal malpractice attorneys.  Not only does Charles defend attorneys and law firms against malpractice claims, he has also represented officers, directors, brokers, agents, architects and engineers accused of errors and omissions.  When your professional reputation and livelihood are at stake, you want Charles protecting your interests.  Charles has tried more than 100 cases in federal and state courts.  His practice areas include complex civil and business litigation, and professional liability litigation.  Charles has received an AV© Preeminent© rating (highest legal competence) from Martindale-Hubbell and has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America© for nearly 20 years.  He is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers, an association of lawyers and judges experienced in the trial of cases who are dedicated to the improvement of the standards of trial practice.   Admission to the ACTL is by invitation only.  He is a past president of CAL-ABOTA, the California regional chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, the premier association of American trial lawyers.  Charles is recognized as a Certified Legal Malpractice Specialist by the California State Bar, and was one of the original 14 certified legal malpractice specialists in San Diego.  He also appears in the current edition of San Diego Super Lawyers®.



  • State Bar of California 1970
  • United States District Court for the Northern, Central and Southern Districts of California


  • Juris Doctor in 1970 from California Western School of Law
  • Notes and Comments Editor of the California Western Law Review
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in 1967 from California State Polytechnic College

Professional Memberships and Affiliations:

  • State Bar of California
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, San Diego Chapter President (2002).  ABOTA is an invitation-only organization of experienced trial attorneys who advocate for the preservation of the Seventh Amendment right to a jury trial.
  • President, Barristers Club (1985)
  • President, CAL-ABOTA (2006)
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Secretary (1988) and Vice President (1989)
  • San Diego County Bar Foundation, past Board Member (1986-1989)
  • San Diego Defense Lawyers Association, first President (1985)
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
  • San Diego Inns of Court, past President
  • Master, American Inns of Court, Enright Chapter
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Member, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
  • Member, Litigation Counsel of America


  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America© since 1993
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV© Preeminent© rating. This rating reflects a determination the attorney so recognized has demonstrated the highest legal competence.
  • 1999 recipient of the Broderick Award for Civility, Integrity and Professionalism presented by the San Diego County Bar Association
  • 2001 Defense Attorney of the Year by San Diego Defense Lawyers
  • San Diego Magazine “Best Lawyers in San Diego” 2005 to the present.
  • Selected by San Diego Super Lawyers® 2007 to the present.


  • Continuing Education of the Bar Program
  • Rutter Group
  • American Inns of Court Lecturer on Jury Selection in 2009
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    • Participated in the “Trial by Masters” in 2009

One America Plaza • 600 W. Broadway, Suite 1200 • San Diego, CA 92101 • tel: (619) 232-8151 • fax: (619) 232-4665

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