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Ian G. Schuler

Ian G. Schuler


Ian Schuler is an experienced litigator and trial lawyer, with a focus on products liability, who also counsels clients on personal injury and complex business litigation. Ian represents clients in the automotive, off-road vehicle, industrial, firearm, and medical device industries. Whether advising clients on case strategy, conducting arbitration or defending through trial, Ian works closely with his clients to achieve the best results possible.

Ian has represented multiple corporate clients at trial, including global automotive manufacturers and cargo carriers. He has defended multimillion dollar cases involving claims of product defect, wrongful death, negligence, fraud, and breach of warranty, among others. Most recently, Ian has defended several vehicle clients in both state and federal courts, at trial to verdict involving California’s consumer warranty law. These often-high value cases involve the California Song-Beverly Act and the Federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Acts.

In addition to his trial practice, Ian spent six years instructing second and third year law students in appellate advocacy as an adjunct professor with the University of San Diego School of Law where he remains active as a volunteer. He also serves on the board of Stripes to Bars, a nonprofit which enables qualified military veterans to earn Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certificates. When not in the office, he enjoys spending time with his wife, as well as playing guitar, live music, traveling, hiking, and shooting sports. 


Bar Admissions

  • California, 2011
  • Nevada, 2012

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California


  • University of San Diego School of Law, J.D., 2010

    Order of the Barristers

    San Diego International Law Journal, Member

    Top Overall Advocate Award, Top Oralist and Top Writer

    Appellate Moot Court
    —Chair of Executive Board, 2009 - 2010
    — National Team Member, Best Brief Award, 2008 - 2010

  • Northeastern University, B.A., B.S., 2005
    cum laude

Professional Associations

    • San Diego Defense Lawyers
    • Louis M. Welsh American Inns of Court
    • California Bar Association
    • Nevada Bar Association
    • San Diego County Bar Association


    • San Diego Business Journal
      Best of the Bar, 2016
    • San Diego Daily Transcript
      —Top Young Attorney, 2014
    • National Order of the Barristers
      —Statue of Justice Award, 2010 

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