Senior Associate – San Diego

Kent Thaeler is Senior Counsel with more than 30 years of experience.  He primarily handles construction defects matters, both residential and commercial, as well as personal injury, wrongful death, and property damage claims.

Initially, his practice involved criminal defense cases, including one which the California State Supreme Court decided in a published decision challenging the then new, state Hate Crime legislation.  Subsequently, he shifted focus to civil litigation, first working for a firm representing owners of single-family homes and condominium associations with respect to construction defect claims.  More recently, he has worked defending construction professionals in residential and commercial defect cases, products liability claims, as well as cases involving personal injury and wrongful death. He has also defended licensed professionals, including real estate and insurance agents in cases involving property transactions and the alleged failure to properly place insurance.

Mr. Thaeler obtained his J.D. from National University School of Law in 1991. He also attended the University of California at San Diego.


  • National University School of Law, San Diego, California – Juris Doctor, 1992
  • University of San Diego, San Diego, California

Bar Admissions

  • California State Bar – Admitted August 1992

Professional Memberships

  • The State Bar of California
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • San Diego Defense Lawyers

Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation
  • Construction Defect
  • Insurance Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Property Damage
  • Wrongful Death


In his free time, Mr. Thaeler enjoys camping and hiking with his wife and their dogs.

Contact: [email protected]