Online legal services are not going away, so traditional attorneys need to adapt to the changing marketplace, according to panelists at a San Diego Law Library event last month.
Law School/Year: University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 1999
College/Year: University of California, Berkeley, 1996
Corporate Business; Intellectual Property; Technology
While I have participated in state and federal cases both large and small, most of my work as an attorney has been transactional. As part of my practice, I have closed multimillion dollar deals and helped multibillion dollar companies protect their interests. Truly, though, I count each of the many individual, low-income clients who have turned their creative pursuits into a living as a major accomplishment. In helping such people realize their dreams, we have together fostered economic growth and cultural awareness in our local communities, satisfying the very concerns that led me to become an attorney.
After law school, I represented artists, musicians, filmmakers, writers, and other creative clientele as a solo practitioner in San Francisco. In the years that followed, I opened and maintained offices in San Luis Obispo and San Diego. All the while, I taught workshops, seminars, and courses in intellectual property and business law to artists and others. Today, I teach legal writing and research, art and cultural property law, and copyright law at Thomas Jefferson School of Law. In addition, I direct the Art & Entertainment Law Project, providing pro-bono legal services to artists and arts organizations throughout San Diego.
I am a member of the San Diego County Bar Association, the California State Bar, the American Bar Association, the Society of American Law Teachers, and California Lawyers for the Arts.
A native San Diegan, my passion for creative pursuits developed at an early age, particularly while attending the School of Creative and Performing Arts and San Diego Junior Theatre. In the decade to follow, I worked throughout the United States and United Kingdom as a performer and professional in the music industry. Today, I continue to sing, dance, and play musical instruments, though entirely for fun. I also enjoy gardening, cooking, visiting street fairs and festivals, attending local art, theatre, and music events, and spending time on or in the water, whether sailing, surfing, or swimming.
When California Western School of Law students approach visiting professor Bob Seibel, they always have the same query: What's the best way to run a law practice?
The U.S. Supreme Court typically makes it biggest splash at the end of a session, and this year was no different.
With the dawn of flexible hours and technological advances, it’s a new age to be a female lawyer, according to a panel of female attorneys recently hosted by The Daily Transcript and sponsored by Union Bank.
SAN FRANCISCO — The Silicon Valley venture capital firm of Kleiner, Perkins, Caulfied & Byers has been generating buzz for decades, spotting early investment opportunities and making billions with companies like Google and Amazon. This summer, the attention is no different, but the reason for it is.
Ensuring their plans are executed according to their wishes — and protecting them from unexpected pitfalls — is an important consideration for wealthy individuals. As such, a great deal of attention and press is paid to the importance of having a will or well-written trust document to ensure that your legacy is carried out. While this is a critical step, of equal importance is choosing the successor trustee — the person or entity that will carry out those wishes on your behalf.
Well-respected for their contributions to understanding of the law and to legal education, California Western School of Law associate deans William Aceves and Laura Padilla lend their considerable expertise and acumen to the day-to-day operations of San Diego’s oldest law school.
On many occasions and from many sources, including potential clients and patent attorneys, the phrase "stake in the ground" has been used to describe the purpose or goal of a provisional application. If one considers a provisional application to be a stake in the ground, to somehow capture an area of technology around a stake, all one will get is the stake. This is not a viable patenting strategy. The flaws of such strategy, previously significant for non-U.S. rights, now are magnified by virtue of the first to file provisions of the American Invents Act (AIA). The first-to-file provisions of the AIA will come into effect on March 16, 2013.
The talents and expertise of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law faculty who collectively help drive the growing national and international reputation of the law school are exemplified by some of their recent noteworthy achievements.
The University of San Diego School of Law congratulates its notable alumni who appear on this list of top San Diego attorneys.
Jurors make decisions not just on what they see and hear, but also on what they believe. Jurors tend to believe what they can understand. That’s where the expert’s communications skills come into play.
As a year-round long-distance ocean swimmer, Steve Coopersmith is used to thriving in extreme, difficult conditions.
Last year was especially tough for plaintiffs and consumers in the world of pharmaceutical litigation.
Troutman Sanders is an internationally recognized firm with more than 600 lawyers and offices located throughout the United States and China. The San Diego practice covers a broad range of services including complex commercial litigation, intellectual property litigation, insurance litigation, and real estate and business transactions, led by Managing Partner Michael J. Whitton, named a Transcript 10 Top Attorneys finalist.
Good, honest and loyal employees are the greatest asset of any company. Unfortunately not all employees are great. Some employees are dishonest and others are vindictive. Not surprisingly, ex-employees who are discharged due to dishonesty are the most likely ones to post a defamatory blog about their former employer.
The attorneys of The Gomez Law Firm gladly step into the ring for their clients when defendants don’t pay what’s fair. This boutique firm focuses on high-value and high-profile catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, trucking litigation and elder abuse. The willingness of the attorneys to go to trial combined with their attention to detail, impeccable service and results-driven approach have allowed the firm to obtain more than $250 million in verdicts and settlements since 2000.