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: 1978
All California courts, all U.S. District Courts in California.
Business Litigation; Civil Litigation; Intellectual Property; Real Estate
I was San Diego counsel for the plaintiff in Perigrine Litigation Trust vs. John Moores, brought against Perigrine officers and directors alleged to have traded Perigrine stock on inside information, in which our total settlement from all defendants of $123,367,000, was the most money ever recovered in an insider trading case.
Twenty years ago I represented two boys who were born with limb reduction defects as a result of their mothers’ use of the morning sickness drug Bendectin during pregnancy. The case has been recognized as one of the 10 most important cases of the 20th century. It was Daubert v. Merrill Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
I began my practice at Luce Forward. In my eighth year of practice I became the chairperson of the firm’s trial department and a member of its management committee. At the end of my 12th year, I joined Allen Matkins, where I was chair of the trial department in its San Diego office. Less than two years later I left Allen Matkins with Dana Dunwoody and co-founded Mazzarella Dunwoody LLP. After 20 years and a couple name changes, the firm is now Mazzarella Lorenzana LLP.
I have been involved with dozens of professional organizations over the past 33 years. But I have been most active in the Litigation Section of the California State Bar Association, where over 13 years I was either an advisor, a member of the Executive Committee, or an officer, including President in 1992-1993. Likewise, I’ve been very involved with the Association of Business Trial Lawyers – San Diego. I was its founding president, serving two terms, 1992-1993 and 1993-1994, and have been an emeritus board member for the past 18 years.
I haven’t left myself a lot of discretionary time, but I make the time to be active in my church, Bonita Valley Christian Church, where I serve as legal counsel. Since BVCC is in the process of adding a new $9 million main sanctuary to its campus, there have been plenty of issues to keep me busy,from land use to financing.
I am one of four brothers who grew up in Tucson, Ariz., as typical rough and tumble boys who spent most of the time either playing sports or fighting with one another. We moved to San Diego when I was in junior high school; and all four brothers still live here. I have three sons ages 28, 23 and 21, and two daughters, ages 35 and 34, as well as five grandchildren, two boys and three girls, ranging in age from 2 to 18 years old.
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.