About Alex Scheingross
Estate Planning & Personal Injury Attorney
Alex Scheingross has been selected for inclusion in the San Diego edition of Super Lawyers Magazine for his work on personal injury cases for the past 9 years in a row. He also is rated 9.7 out of 10 by Avvo. He is a respected member of the plaintiff’s bar and a former member of the Board of Directors of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego. He has also undergone extensive training in jury trial litigation with Mr. Gerry Spence and the Trial Lawyers College.
Mr. Scheingross has been recognized by the Consumer Attorneys for his “Dedication to his clients rights and demonstrations of standards of excellence,” for his work on six different cases. He has earned the Organization’s highest honor, an “Outstanding Advocacy Award,” for his work in State Farm v. Renko, where he proved by clear and convincing evidence that a beneficiary designation in a life insurance policy was obtained by coercion. Among Mr. Scheingross’s jury trial victories are Rivas v. City of San Diego, a case in which his client was injured at a job site and received a jury award of $432,250 (the defendant’s best offer was $60,000) and Sarantos v. Heavenly Oaks. In the Sarantos matter he represented the listing real estate broker for the sale of a mobile home park. His client was awarded $140,000 in attorneys fees (prior to trial, Mr. Scheingross’s client had offered to pay the opposition $10,000 in order to avoid the expense of a four week jury trial).
Commitment to the community
Mr. Scheingross has been recognized for his pro bono work on behalf of the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program . He has also served as a judge pro tem of for the San Diego County Superior Court, as well as acted as an arbitrator on behalf of the court and for uninsured motorist cases. He has led continuing legal education workshops for the San Diego Inns of Court and been a lecturer for the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego.
Mr. Scheingross graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pittsburgh and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He then attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He has maintained offices in San Diego County, CA, since his admission to the bar in 1977. His practice emphasizes civil litigation including personal injury, products liability, insurance, real estate, class action disputes, and probate, wills, trusts, and probate litigation. He has been trying civil jury trials in San Diego since 1979. He has also tried over a hundred bench trials and arbitrations.
In addition to his law related activities, Mr. Scheingross has served on the board of directors for several community groups to make San Diego a better place, including spending 13 Thanksgivings working for the Salvation Army, serving dinner for those in need.