Owner Pulls Plug on Pacific Law Center

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    A Brooklyn man summoned to jury duty wound up locked up for mouthing off.

    A local law firm known for its high-volume advertising is going out of business.
       
    The Pacific Law Center -- with offices in the Golden Triangle, in San Diego; Chula Vista; and Escondido -- has stopped taking new clients, according to attorney Kerry Steigerwalt, who has owned the law firm for more than two years.
       
    The firm has 19 attorneys and a staff of 107 people in all. It specialized in criminal, bankruptcy and personal injury law.

    Steigerwalt, a veteran San Diego defense attorney, said the office will complete all unfinished cases and will not shut its doors on any existing clients.
       
    "Every client will be taken care of," Steigerwalt promised. "We're going to complete everyone's case."
       
    Steigerwalt said he announced the firm's closure at a company meeting on Wednesday morning. He said the Pacific Law Center's high-volume, saturation-advertising business model "was not working" and has been a "management nightmare" for him.
       
    The Pacific Law Center was the focus of several serious complaints from clients before Steigerwalt purchased the company in February 2008.