Sean Foldenauer

Sean Foldenauer

Sean M. Foldenauer is a seasoned litigator and trial attorney. Focused on business disputes and serious personal injury matters for nearly 25 years, Sean has successfully resolved hundreds of cases through litigation, arbitration, mediation, and jury trials in both state and federal court.

Sean graduated cum laude with his Bachelor’s Degree from California State University at Northridge in 1993. He went on to earn his Law Degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 1996, also graduating cum laude. While in law school, Sean served as Lead Articles Editor of the San Diego Justice Journal Law Review, and received many prestigious academic awards and scholarships.

Since then, Sean has represented small and medium-sized businesses in a variety of matters – including partnership disputes, limited liability company, and corporate/shareholder litigation, breach of contract actions, fraud, concealment and related business torts. He is passionate about seeking justice for those who have been harmed by the wilful acts or negligence of others. His personal injury practice focuses on serious and catastrophic injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and wrongful death, limiting his practice to only a handful of selected cases at any given time.

On June 30, 2014, San Diego Business Journal named Sean to its “Best of the Bar 2014” list, which recognizes top San Diego attorneys in private practice as selected by their peers. He was also selected as one of “The Most Outstanding in San Diego” among more than 650 attorneys and is featured in a special supplement issue published by the San Diego Business Journal.

Sean is a member of the State Bar of California, San Diego County Bar Association, Association of Business Trial Attorneys, and Consumer Attorneys of San Diego. He is often sought as a speaker and has been privileged to speak at the San Diego County Bar Association, California Western School of Law, and Thomas Jefferson School of Law.

Sean lives in La Mesa, California with his wife raising three children, currently in elementary school. In his spare time Sean also enjoys playing and teaching music (guitar and piano), film, art, books, travel, cooking, fitness and studying plant-based nutrition.

Sean remains committed to serving the people in his community and beyond with integrity and professionalism.


  • Grove School of Music (1988)
  • Bachelor’s Degree, California State University Northridge (1993)
  • Juris Doctorate, Thomas Jefferson School of Law (1996)


  • State Bar of California
  • State Bar of California Litigation Section
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
  • Louis M. Welsh American Inn of Court
  • San Diego Inn of Court College of Trial Advocacy