Finalist

Devin Storey

The Zalkin Law Firm PC

Young Attorneys 2010: 3-5 years

Devin Storey joined The Zalkin Law Firm PC (formerly Zalkin & Zimmer LLP) in December 2004. Since that time, he has handled a wide range of personal injury matters including product defect, wrongful death, medical malpractice and brain injury cases. He has also zealously represented victims of childhood sexual abuse, obtaining remarkable results for the firm's clients. 

Storey has been one of the lead attorneys representing victims of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy in the statewide coordinated action entitled The Clergy Cases. He has successfully briefed and argued motions affecting hundreds of plaintiffs in these complex matters, and successfully opposed a motion to publicly identify scores of victims of childhood sexual abuse who had otherwise been permitted to proceed anonymously. Storey participated in negotiating the groundbreaking $198 million settlement of 144 clergy sexual abuse claims against the Roman Catholic Bishop of San Diego, and worked with a team of attorneys to secure the public release of thousands of pages of church documents relating to Catholic priests accused of abusing children in Southern California.

Storey continues to take a lead role in handling appeals throughout the state that involve legal issues affecting sexual abuse victims. He has briefed and argued several appeals in various District Courts of Appeal, as well as before the Supreme Court of California. He has won reversal of numerous trial court rulings, secured denial or writ petitions and obtained dismissal of multiple appeals. 

Storey has given his time to help victims of abuse obtain psychological care and counseling, and has worked with abuse victims to remove abusers from positions of authority where they had access to children. He has donated hundreds of hours of his time to help victims of childhood sexual abuse by filing amicus curiae briefs in the Supreme Court of California, as well as the First, Second and Third District Courts of Appeal.

Storey graduated magna cum laude from Whittier Law School, where he was a member of the Law Review and Moot Court Honors Board. Prior to graduation, he interned with the California Department of Justice, and the Law Office of Gordon G. Phillips. Storey received his B.A. from Long Beach State University in 2001.

The Daily Transcript congratulates Young Attorneys 2010

This is the culmination of a peer nominating process that asked San Diego County lawyers to name the best young attorneys in San Diego County who are: Hard-Working & Detail-Oriented, Knowledgeable & Enthusiastic, Ethical & Professional, and Committed to Furthering the Interests of Justice in Society.

Young Attorneys 2010 Finalists

1-2 years

Erika Anderson

GCR LLP

Robert Bello

Berman & Riedel LLP

Theresa Bowen

Carpenter Zuckerman & Rowley LLP

Shawn Cobb

Latham & Watkins

N. Ben Cramer

Mulligan & Banham

Ahmed Diab

Law Offices of Robert A. Stutman P.C.

Dawn Fonseca

Littler Mendelson

Renee Galente

Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire

Eric Ganci

Galente Ganci APC

Andrew Haden

United States Attorney’s Office

Kimberly Kirkpatrick

The Law & Mediation Offices of Garrison Klueck

Araceli Martinez

Law Offices of Araceli Martinez

Kevan McLaughlin

McLaughlin Legal

Mhairi Ransom

Allen Matkins

Geoffrey Spreter

Law Offices of Alex Schack

3-5 years

Cecilia Brennan

GCR LLP

Marissa Dragoo

GCR LLP

Kriste Draper

Children’s Advocacy Institute, USD School of Law

Andrew Gregor

Foley & Lardner LLP

Ben Howard

Neil Dymott

Michael Kinslow

Zalkin Law Firm PC

Maureen Mueller

Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP

Justine Phillips

Baker & McKenzie

Puja Sachdev

Law Offices of Julia M. Garwood

Jason Schingler

Worden Williams APC

Daphne Skogen

Herold & Sager

Devin Storey

The Zalkin Law Firm PC

Shawn Tafreshi

San Diego County District Attorney’s Office

Ben Wagner

Mintz Levin

Colleen Warren

Lewis & Warren APLC

6-7 years

Andrew Abrams

Fish & Richardson

Elizabeth Barros

Federal Defenders of San Diego Inc.

Graham Buccigross

Sheppard Mullin

Courtney Bunt

Duane Morris LLP

Ted Fates

Allen Matkins

Bibianne Fell

Fleming & Fell PC

Lara Garner

Fish & Richardson

Jennifer Hansen

Hooper, Lundy & Bookman PC

Jeremiah Moffit

Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP

Ronson Shamoun

RJS Law

Joshua Sonné

Hecht Solberg Robinson Goldberg and Bagley LLP

Matt Steiner

Morrison & Foerster

Tamera Weisser

Jones Day

David Zachry

Procopio

Bryan Ziegler

County of San Diego

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Nominations Close: October 20
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Publication Date: December 15

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