Law School/Year: University of San Francisco School of Law, 1997
College/Year: Loyola Marymount University, 1991
California, 1997; 9th District Court of Appeals; U.S. District Court, Southern, Central and Northern District of California
Business Litigation, Civil Litigation, Personal Injury & Property Damage, Product Liability
Laframboise was a case of fraud and breach of fiduciary duty. It was the first application of the elder abuse statutes to an arm’s length real estate transaction. This case resulted in a verdict of more than $1.25 million and settled just before the punitive damages phase. Wieder was a case of the San Diego Unified School District’s breach of its duty to report to report suspicions of child abuse. Teachers suspected another teacher was having sex with a student, but failed to report it. The jury returned a verdict of $1.25 million and apportioned 40 percent fault to the district.
Since 1997, I have represented plaintiffs in complex personal injury cases. I began at the Veen Firm, a well-respected San Francisco law firm. After returning to San Diego, I joined Schoville & Arnell. For eight years, I worked up all types of injury cases, including a product liability case that resulted in a $369 million verdict. I joined the Gomez Law Firm in 2008. Since then, I have tried three cases, each in a unique area of the law, which resulted in jury verdicts over $1 million. I continue to handle complex cases, helping people from all walks of life.
I am a member of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, the Consumer Attorneys of California, a faculty member of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and a member of the San Diego County Bar Association.
My wife and I support the National Foundation for Autism Research and Autism Speaks. We also support the Ocean Discovery Institute.
I am a family man and a native San Diegan. I live on Mt. Helix with my wife and two young sons. I try to keep it simple: I take care of family, work and surf (roughly in that order).