The Walsh & Associates, APC Legal Team

Stephan Birgel


  • Employment Law
  • Tort Liability
  • Civil Rights
  • Business Litigation
  • Constitutional Claims
  • Writs & Appeals
  • Administrative Hearings



B.S. California State University, Northridge 1990
J.D. University of LaVerne, College of Law 1995



Admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in California.



Spending time with wife and children, physical fitness and racquetball.



During his first six years as an attorney, Mr. Birgel specialized in personal injury and labor and employment law.  He was lead counsel in a jury trial during his first year as a lawyer and received a poll of 12-0 in favor of his client.  He conducted his first bench trial shortly thereafter.  He gained substantial experience in civil litigation.  During this time, he took over 100 depositions, arbitrated and mediated over 75 cases and argued several matters before the California Court of Appeal.

In 2001, Mr. Birgel joined Walsh & Declues LLP as an associate attorney.  When founding partner, Dennis J. Walsh, later started his own firm, Walsh & Associates, APC, Mr. Birgel joined him as a senior associate.

Mr. Birgel currently represents individuals and private and public sector employers throughout California, including the University of California, The Trustees of the California State University, community college districts and K through 12 schools.  He continues to specialize in all aspects of civil litigation, including law and motion, depositions, arbitrations, appeals & writs, and trial.

Mr. Birgel has defended school districts, state universities and community colleges.  Along with Mr. Walsh, Mr. Birgel has defended various types of employment, liability and student-rights cases at trial.