Higgs Fletcher & Mack recently hired Geoffrey Thorne as an associate, giving the San Diego law firm a total of 70 attorneys.
Thorne started at Higgs as a law clerk in August 2012 and, upon passing the California bar exam last month, was promoted to an associate. His practice will concentrate in the areas of business litigation, tort and insurance defense as well as personal injury.
While earning his Juris Doctorate at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, Thorne acquired significant litigation experience. He served as a judicial extern to the Hon. Jeffrey B. Barton at the San Diego Superior Court and as a clinical intern at the East Bay Community Law Center.
“Geoff has shown exceptional initiative since he first started here as a law clerk,” said John Morrell, Higgs Fletcher & Mack's managing partner. “It is our practice to bring and keep people on our team that demonstrate the qualities that we value.”