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Kiersten A. Martindale


(619) 544-7216
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San Diego
101 W. Broadway
Suite 2000
San Diego, CA 92101

Los Angeles
633 West Fifth Street
52nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071

5 Park Plaza
Suite 1100
Irvine, CA 92614


J.D., Cum Laude & Order of the Coif, University of San Diego School of Law, 2011

  • Concentration in Civil Litigation
  • Magister (President), Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity, 2010 – 2011
  • Recipient, CALI Awards (highest grade) in Constitutional Law II and Alternative Dispute Resolution, Fall 2010
  • High Pass, Lawyering Skills II, Fall 2010
  • Recipient, Lou Kerig Endowed Scholarship for Excellence in Evidence
  • Board Member and SBA Representative, Women’s Law Caucus, 2009 – 2010
  • Mentor/Mentee Program Member, Lawyers Club of San Diego

B.A., Political Science, University of California, Berkeley, 2007

  • Member, Delta Delta Delta Sorority
  • The Associated Students of the University of California (ASUC) Student Government
  • Writer, The Patriot News Paper


San Diego Office, Top Attorney Recognition, 2017

Kiersten A. Martindale is a Partner in the Environmental/Toxic Tort practice group of Gordon & Rees' San Diego office. She specializes in the defense of complex environmental claims, and mass toxic tort and product liability actions.

Prior to joining Gordon & Rees, Ms. Martindale was an associate in a boutique insurance defense firm where she focused on insurance coverage, general civil litigation, coverage and bad faith actions. She also has prior experience in a variety of law firms both in San Diego and in the Bay Area. Prior to law school, she worked for a well-known law firm in the Bay Area specializing in asbestos and toxic tort litigation, which is where her passion for this area of law began. Additionally, her experience includes serving as a law clerk with an international wine company based in Napa and interning for a prominent law firm servicing the wine industry, also in Napa Valley.

Ms. Martindale graduated cum laude and order of the coif from the University of San Diego School of Law, with a concentration in civil litigation. Prior to law school, Ms. Martindale attended the University of California, Berkeley where she was an active member of the student government and Delta Delta Delta sorority.


U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California


Hon. William B. Enright American Inn of Court, Barrister Member