Founder / Of Counsel
Practice Areas: Community Association Counsel
Joel M. Kriger is the founder of Kriger Law Firm. A native of Pennsylvania, Joel graduated from Temple University in 1970 and moved to San Diego to attend the University of San Diego School of Law, from which he graduated in 1973. Joel maintained a general legal practice (litigation and transactions) until 1980 when he began specializing in providing general counsel to community associations in the San Diego, San Bernardino, Riverside, Inland Empire, Orange, and Los Angeles areas.
Joel has been a leader in developing in-house and industry-wide legal programs for over thirty years to promote education, communication, and innovation. He has taught common interest development courses at San Diego State University and Grossmont, Cuyamaca, and Palomar colleges in San Diego County and the University of California Riverside, Citrus, and San Jacinto colleges in Riverside County. He has written articles for CAI and CACM publications, The San Diego Union-Tribune, The Californian, The Daily Transcript, and the San Diego Daily Commerce.
Joel has earned industry awards, including the CAI's Hall of Fame Award and Speaker of the Year. In 1986, he served as president of the San Diego Chapter of the CAI. Joel is a member of the San Diego Bar Association, and the California Bar Association. He lives in El Cajon with his wife of forty years and enjoys traveling, surfing, and photography.