Finalist

David Zachry

Procopio

Young Attorneys 2010: 6-7 years

David Zachry focuses his practice on family law. He is very experienced in handling all issues that can arise during a divorce proceeding, including, but not limited to, child and spousal support, custody and visitation, reimbursements, restraining orders, property characterization, income attribution and tracing issues. He is particularly knowledgeable in handling domestic breach of fiduciary duty claims, high net worth dissolutions involving complex property issues, and high conflict custody and visitation cases.

Zachry also provides consultation and advice to his clients concerning pre-marital and post-marital issues such as the negotiation and preparation of prenuptial agreements and postnuptial agreements. Prior to joining Procopio, he was an associate with Sullivan, Hill, Lewin, Rez & Engel.

Some representative matters include obtaining $3.25 million in damages and $250,000 in attorneys fees for a client based upon her husband's breach of fiduciary duty to their community estate; representing a client against a false accusation that he had concealed assets and obtained a $5,000 sanction against client's former spouse; successfully defending a client against a "Feldman" motion where the opposing party requested $400,000 in sanctions for alleged non-disclosures of material facts and information concerning his income and assets, and the opposing party was sanctioned $7,500 for filing this motion; and obtained a ruling that fully exonerated a client accused of abusing his children after three hearings, which involved obtaining "live" testimony from client, client's co-workers, client's spouse and two employees from the County of San Diego's Child Welfare department.

Zachry earned a B.A. in government and international studies from the University of Notre Dame in 2001. He received his J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2004 and an M.B.A. from the University of San Diego School of Business Administration in 2006. While in law school, he was a member of the San Diego Law Review and the Business Law Society.

Zachry is currently a member of the San Diego County Bar Association and the Notre Dame Club of San Diego.

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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