Rancho Santa Fe lawyer named to ‘Best Lawyers’ list

Higgs Fletcher & Mack, a San Diego-based, full-service law firm for more than 75 years, announced recently that Steven J. Cologne of Rancho Santa Fe was named to the 2016 “Best Lawyers” list.

An award-winning attorney practicing in the areas of complex tort and business litigation, Cologne was included in the coveted annual report for the ninth consecutive year.

“We pride ourselves in being renowned for our institutional intelligence and expertise that stems from our long record of service in the San Diego region and beyond,” said John Morrell, managing partner at Higgs Fletcher & Mack. “We’re honored that Best Lawyers has recognized Steven in this regard, and we couldn’t be more proud of his accomplishments.”

An attorney for more than 30 years and senior partner at Higgs, Cologne focuses on employment litigation and trial of complex contract and business matters. Since 2008, he has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America and named one of Southern California Super Lawyers, San Diego Edition since 2007.

Cologne began representing individuals and entities in construction defect and medical professional liability litigation. His practice grew rapidly, becoming the primary outside litigation counsel for San Diego Unified School District on a variety of claims in state and federal court, a position he still holds.

He received the highest rating (A-V) available from Martindale-Hubbell for ethics and legal ability. Cologne is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the State Bar of California Labor and Employment Law section, ABA Forum on the Construction Industry and Tort and Insurance Practice section. He is a past executive editor of San Diego Lawyer, the quarterly journal of the San Diego County Bar Association, and served as a board member of the San Diego County Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the Bar.