Stephen F. Yurcich

Phone: (619) 232-1991 Ext: 129
3563 Fourth Avenue
San Diego, California 92103

Mr. Yurcich has been practicing civil litigation in Southern California since 2001. Mr. Yurcich’s practice focuses on business litigation, including breach of contract claims, tort claims, insurance coverage, banking, real estate, unfair competition, and construction claims. Mr. Yurcich has successfully represented a broad spectrum of clients from individuals to Fortune 500 companies on complex issues before both state and federal courts. During law school, Mr. Yurcich was an extern for Hon. James F. Stiven of the U.S. District Court, Southern District of California.


J.D., University of San Diego School of Law , 2000
B.A., University of California at Santa Cruz, 1993

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

State Bar of California, 2000
All California Courts and Federal Courts
U.S. District Court, Colorado 
San Diego Chamber of Commerce

Representative Matters

  • Represented majority partners against managing partner for breach of fiduciary duties arising from misappropriation of partnership assets.
  • Represented finance/real estate company as to breach of contract action as to sale of hospitals.
  • Represented local retail chain restaurant in successfully defending claims brought under the Telecommunications Communications Protection Act (T.C.P.A.).
  • Represented commercial landlord in dispute with medical tenants concerning pass through expenses of property taxes due to change in ownership.
  • Represented F.D.I.C. in prosecution of individuals and real estate professionals in violation of Arizona subdivision laws for illegal subdividing
  • Represented seller in action against buyer arising out of asset sale of company.
  • Represented partner in dissolution of partnership action involving national franchise.
  • Represented buyer in real estate fraud case for non-disclosure of documented defective condition of property.
  • Represented plaintiff investors in stock fraud dispute with seller/promoter.
  • Represented employers in defense of racial discrimination actions against employees.
  • Represented plaintiff homeowners in construction defect action arising from construction of beachfront residence.
  • Represented commercial office park owner in dispute with municipality over undergrounding of utilities.
  • Represented subcontractor in dispute with insurance broker over representations made as to coverage in commercial general liability policy.
  • Represented local restaurant chain in legal dispute with insurance broker and carrier regarding coverage dispute pertaining to coverage for serious bodily injury claim.
  • Represented residential developer in litigation over coverage issues with carriers pertaining to claims arising from development of residential project in Hawaii.
  • Represented compressed gas company in negotiation of dispute involving long term supply agreements.
  • Represented distributor in action with supplier arising out of distribution agreement.

Insurance Coverage/Litigation

Our law firm has specialized knowledge in handling insurance coverage disputes ranging from duty to defend cases to complex pollution exclusion matters. Has your insurance carrier denied coverage? Is a coverage dispute threatening your company’s financial future? Our attorneys have litigated the duties and obligations of policyholders and carriers as to the following areas:

  • Commercial General Liability Policies
  • Construction/Design Defect Claims
  • Business Interruption Claims
  • Fire Loss Claims
  • Business Liability Policies
  • Employment Practices Liability Insurance
  • Professional Liability Insurance
  • Pollution Liability Policies
  • Excess Insurance
  • Homeowner Insurance Policies


Our law firm has represented owners, developers, general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers in all aspects of construction matters. Specifically, our firm can assist you in construction related disputes for both residential and commercial construction projects as follow:

  • Construction Defect Litigation
  • Contractual claims
  • Mechanics Lien Law
  • Payment Bond Claims
  • Stop Notices
  • Design Professional Liability

Professional Liability

Our firm’s attorneys have represented real estate brokers, insurance brokers, architects, engineers and other professionals in complex litigation involving claims arising from their business operations. The Kaplan firm understands that professionals need counsel who understand their practice to best protect their interest in any malpractice dispute or transaction.

Real Estate

  • Commission Disputes
  • Failure to Disclose Defects/Defective Conditions
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Purchase Transactions
  • Defective Construction