Finalist

Joshua Sonné

Hecht Solberg Robinson Goldberg and Bagley LLP

Young Attorneys 2010: 6-7 years

Joshua Sonné is senior counsel at Hecht Solberg Robinson Goldberg and Bagley LLP, a prominent real estate and business boutique law firm in San Diego, where he has practiced since 2004. At Hecht Solberg, Sonné  has devoted the majority of his practice to advising, counseling and representing a diverse group of clients in risk management and litigation. Some of the clients he has had the privilege of representing include national homebuilders, government agencies, SeaWorld, the Zoological Society of San Diego and numerous nonprofit organizations.

Career highlights include co-authoring two successful appellate briefs, one of which resulted in a published opinion in the California Official Reports (Colony Hill v. Ghamaty, 143 Cal.App.4th 1156 (2006)); serving as second chair of a 13-week jury trial representing the San Diego Metropolitan Transit Agency regarding the multimillion-dollar construction of the La Mesa Segment of the San Diego Trolley; and serving as general counsel to the Larry English L.E.A.D. Foundation, a charitable organization founded by San Diego Charger Larry English for the purpose of creating opportunities to broaden the mindset of youth athletes by empowering them with advanced programming in education, professional development and mentoring to help them achieve their dreams. 

Sonné takes great pride in his ability to effectively represent his clients' interests while simultaneously lifting the veil of mysticism from the practice of law, all of which stems from the accomplished individuals with whom he works at Hecht Solberg.

Sonné has also taken on risk management responsibilities within his firm, wherein he is responsible for advising colleagues on issues ranging from ethics to client management and communication. He also serves as the chairman of Hecht Solberg’s Charitable/Non-Profit Contributions Committee. As the chair, Sonné  organizes, coordinates and participates in multiple events throughout the year in which Hecht Solberg’s attorneys, staff and their friends and family give back to the community. For instance, in May, Hecht Solberg worked with the San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation in constructing and installing pedestrian foot bridges in Florida Canyon, as well as removing litter and weeding in an effort to preserve the canyon’s natural vegetation. 

Sonné obtained his B.A. in international relations and economics from the University of Southern California, and his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center. He has been working on his master’s degree in holy matrimony since marrying his beautiful wife Sara this past August.

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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Transcript reporter Doug Sherwin talks to Nadia P. Bermudez of the Brown Law Group LLP at the 2007 Young Attorneys reception.