Yale Law School
Since 2000, I have obtained more than $300 million in verdicts and settlements for my clients with more than 60 awards exceeding $1 million each. I obtained a $106 million verdict in the civil component of the so-called American Beauty Murder, involving San Diego toxicologist Kristin Rossum. I have obtained verdicts of $10.8 million, $8.3 million $7.5 million against Pizza Hut, Johnson & Johnson and Starbucks, respectively. I represent hundreds of plaintiffs injured by defective drugs and medical devices in various coordinated actions, thousands of consumers in class-action litigation and public entities, including the city of San Diego, in ecological litigation against Monsanto.
After graduating from Yale Law School in 1993, I spent a year clerking for the Hon. Marilyn L. Huff of the U.S. District Court, Southern District of California. I then spent close to four years as a litigator at Latham and Watkins’ Los Angeles Office. In 1997, I accepted a position as an Assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of California, where I tried human trafficking, narcotics and corruption cases on behalf of the United States. I returned to private practice in 2000, and have since represented exclusively plaintiffs in civil litigation. In September 2005, I founded Gomez Trial Attorneys, a plaintiffs trial firm. The firm now features 17 attorneys and close to 40 legal professionals.
I am a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and the Summit Council, a group of the nation’s top consumer trial lawyers: Members must have obtained at least one $10 million verdict, and at least three $1 million verdicts, as well as demonstrated leadership in the field.
I am heavily involved with a variety of local charitable endeavors and coach youth soccer for the Rancho Santa Fe Attack recreational league.
I am the proud father of “JD” and twins Michael and Analise. I enjoy yoga, boxing and jiu-jitsu.
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