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Walter Mencken 2 p.m., May 28
Kerry Steigerwalt, who once ran the most heavily advertised law firm in San Diego, has been reinstated by the State Bar of California. As of Oct. 6, he is eligible to practice law again, according to Bar records. His address is listed as Steigerwalt Law Firm, 5030 Camino De La Siesta. (See my Steigerwalt columns July 21, 2010 and June 22, 2011.)
Steigerwalt, who was a darling of local mainstream media, took over Pacific Law Center, which relied on heavy advertising and fast-buck practices. That firm had been founded in the 1990s by a convicted felon who was not a lawyer. The practices continued under Steigerwalt, according a complaint filed by an ex-employee. Clients paid up-front fees but didn't get service. Steigerwalt hired a Chicago lawyer to clean up the mess, but he couldn't do it. The bar filed charges and Steigerwalt agreed to a one-year suspension last year.