Brett Schreiber leads our Personal Injury and Wrongful Death practice group, representing individuals and families who have been harmed by the wrongful conduct of others. He has successfully litigated complex cases involving automobile accidents, defective products, medical malpractice, and dangerous roadways. The dozens of cases he has tried have resulted in numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for his clients.
Distinguishing himself as a leading trial lawyer early in his career, Mr. Schreiber tried his first serious injury case to verdict in his second year of practice and earned recognition as one of San Diego’s Top Attorneys just two years later. He was the youngest President in the history of Consumer Attorneys of San Diego (CASD) and is currently an Officer of the Board of Directors of Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC).
Before founding Singleton Schreiber, Mr. Schreiber was a partner at Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire, a San Diego plaintiffs’ firm. He also served as a legislative intern in the Florida Senate, worked as a lobbyist, clerked with a boutique South Florida law firm specializing in criminal defense, civil litigation, and family law, interned with the San Diego Public Defenders office, and clerked with a small appellate practice.
Guided by the Hebrew principle of tikkun olam, meaning “to heal the world,” Mr. Schreiber volunteers his time at underfunded schools and with the California Innocence Project, where he fights for the wrongfully incarcerated. He most recently worked on a pro bono compensation claim for his client, Michael Hanline, who served 36 years in prison for a crime he did not commit — the longest sentence served by an exoneree in the history of CIP. After four years of litigation, Mr. Schreiber’s team secured Mr. Hanline over $1.75 million in compensation for the nearly 13,000 days he spent in prison.
Mr. Schreiber graduated cum laude from Thomas Jefferson School of Law where he competed on moot court teams and was a member of the law review. He is admitted to practice in all California courts, the Southern and Central Districts of California, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a proud member of Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, Consumer Attorneys of California, Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles, Attorneys Information Exchange Group, American Association of Justice and the American Board of Trial Advocates.
Mr. Schreiber and his wife Shayna, a clinical psychologist, live in Ocean Beach with their four young children. They enjoy surfing, yoga, tennis, and family outings that always include their golden retriever, Roshi.
Honors & Awards
2024 Best Lawyers in America — Lawyer of the Year — Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Litigation
2022 Consumer Attorneys of San Diego Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award
2022 Best Lawyers in America – Lawyer of the Year
2021 Top 50 Jury Verdicts
2021 Consumer Attorneys of San Diego Trial Lawyer of the Year
2021 Best Lawyers in America – Lawyer of the Year – Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Litigation
2020 Best Lawyers in America – Lawyer of the Year – Plaintiff’s Products Liability Litigation
2019 Consumer Attorneys of San Diego Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award
2019 Best Lawyers in America – Lawyer of the Year – Plaintiff’s Mass Tort/Class Action Litigation
2019 Top 100 Verdicts in California
2019 Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California
2018 Best Layers in America – Plaintiff’s Personal Injury and Mass Tort/Class Action
2017 Top 100 Personal Injury Verdicts in California
2017 Top 3 Toxic Tort Verdict in California
2017 - present perennial Super Lawyer
2016 & 2017 Consumer Attorneys of California Presidential Award of Merit
2012-2017 Super Lawyers Rising Star
2015 Consumer Attorneys of San Diego Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award
2015-2018 National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40
2014 Top 100 Verdicts in America
2011 Consumer Attorneys of San Diego President’s Award for Service
2009-2012 San Diego Daily Transcript’s Top Attorney Award
In this dangerous-condition-of-public-property case, our clients suffered the devastating loss of their loved ones and catastrophic personal injuries. Our team collected $5 million in insurance policy limits of the adverse driver, then proceeded to trial against the State of California. This verdict was one of the Top 100 civil verdicts in America and a Top 10 verdict in California.
Our client was operating a motorcycle on northbound State Route 79 near Warner Springs in San Diego County when a large tree branch detached and fell from a tree within the State’s right of way. She sued the State of California and the Department of Transportation, who owned and maintained the roadway and the subject tree. Our client suffered a brain bleed, a burst spinal vertebra, multiple spinal fractures from C2-C8, and a shattered femur, as well as other injuries.
Our client was providing construction related services in a building in downtown San Diego. The defendant failed to provide properly odorized natural gas to the building. A large amount of the improperly odorized gas escaped into the building, accumulated undetected, and created a massive explosion, presumably set off by an electrical spark. Our client suffered third-degree burns to his face, head, arms, hands and upper body.
One medical malpractice case led to the discovery of dozens of patients who suffered needless and unindicated joint-replacement surgeries at the hands of a surgeon and hospital system that prioritized profits over patient safety.
Our client was traveling to work along a rural two-lane road when the defendant’s vehicle came across the centerline and the two cars collided head on. This preventable collision was caused by the State of California’s failure to properly maintain the edge of the pavement. This verdict was on the Top 50 personal-injury verdicts in California and one of the Top 100 motor-vehicle-collision verdicts in America.
Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
Consumer Attorneys of California
Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles
Attorneys Information Exchange Group
American Association of Justice
American Board of Trial Advocates
News & Publications
- |Media Mention, CBS8
Partner Brett Schreiber was featured in a CBS8 news segment, "San Diego flood victims receive legal aid from law firm," on February 17, 2024. In the segment, Mr. Schreiber discusses the ...
- |Media Mention, Fox5
Partner Brett Schreiber was featured in a Fox5 article titled, "Dozens of flood victims learn next legal steps, push for policy changes at weekend event," on February 17, 2024. Throughout ...
- |Media Mention, Daily Journal
The annual supplement honoring the best attorneys working within the broad scope of commercial and bet-the-company litigation across the country.
Brett Schreiber, a partner at Singleton ...
- |Media Mention, Daily Journal
Singleton Schreiber LLP is proud to announce that the Daily Journal has featured Managing Partner Brett Schreiber's insightful article, "New Laws and Trends Impacting Sex Abuse Cases in ...
- |Media Mention, Daily Journal
Partner Brett Schreiber and Associate Domenic Martini were mentioned in a Daily Journal article titled, "San Diego agrees to pay $4.8M over deadly crosswalk near hospital," on July 26 ...
- |Media Mention, Time of San Diego
Partner Brett Schreiber was quoted in a Times of San Diego article, "San Diego to Pay $4.8M to Family of Pedestrians Struck, One Fatally, Outside Sharp Hospital," on July 25, 2023. In the ...
- |Media Mention, CBS 8 News
Partner Brett Schreiber was quoted in a CBS8 article titled, "San Diego to pay $4.8 million after collision left one dead, one injured," which was published on July 25, 2023. In the ...
- |Media Mention, BezingaSingleton Schreiber: San Diego Agrees to $4.8 Million In Spinal Injury, Wrongful Death Case Against the City
Partner Brett Schreiber and Associate Domenic Martini were quoted in a Bezinga article, "Singleton Schreiber: San Diego Agrees to $4.8 Million In Spinal Injury, Wrongful Death Case ...
- |Media Mention, Bezinga
Partner Brett Schreiber was quoted in a BezingaPro article, "New Mexico Woman Files Lawsuit Against Polaris Alleging Defective Vehicle Led to Amputation" regarding a growing safety ...
- |Media Mention, NBC7 San Diego
On April 21, 2023, Partner Brett Schreiber was featured on a news television segment for NBC7 San Diego. In the segment, "San Diego Paid $31.2M Over 5 Years to Settle Claims Involving ...
- |Media Mention, Daily Journal
Partner Brett Schreiber's article, "California's Dangerous Tree Trends," was published in Daily Journal on April 3, 2023. In the article, Brett discusses how California has seen an ...
- |Article, Plaintiff Magazine
The Tom Girardi scandal leads to new Cal Bar program: What you don’t know can kill you!
Unless you’ve had your head buried in the sand, you are well aware that Tom Girardi was a crook hiding in ...
- |Media Mention, USA Today
- |Media Mention, The San Diego Union-Tribune
San Diego is paying out $900,000 to an 82-year-old woman whose foot and ankle were crushed in a collision with a city fire engine that ran through a red light while headed to an emergency in 2018.
- |Media Mention, BarBites Podcast
Florida State University, B.A. in Creative Writing and Religion, 2001
Thomas Jefferson School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2005
- State of California
- United States District Courts for the Southern and Central Districts of California
- United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit