Finalist

Ronson Shamoun

RJS Law

Young Attorneys 2010: 6-7 years

In 2010, Ronson Shamoun solidified his place among San Diego’s pre-eminent tax practitioners and expanded his practice to five attorneys and a CPA. During the past seven years, Shamoun has helped thousands of clients find solutions to their civil and criminal tax problems. His practice principally centers on federal and state taxation with an emphasis on tax controversy, real estate and corporate law. Shamoun handles tax cases of all sizes, from settling small dollar tax controversies for lower income taxpayers to multimillion-dollar tax controversies and several large criminal tax trials.

Shamoun also serves as general counsel for the Shamoun Investment Co. and for Dallo & Co., a regional supermarket conglomerate with 11 stores and more than 800 employees. His accomplishments have earned him a sterling reputation in the legal community among government personnel, area counsel and clients. In the past year, Shamoun has also been a frequent tax and legal commentator for many San Diego area news stations. 

Shamoun has performed substantial work for the community both in and outside of his practice. RJS Law has a history of working with lower income taxpayers and donates more than a thousand hours per year through its pro-bono practice. The firm also offers many free services to its clients and froze its billing rates this year in light of the economic recession. Shamoun donates frequently to local organizations and sponsors many events through his firm, including a charity ball this year that will provide Christmas gifts and clothing to underprivileged children in the San Diego area.

His ties to the local community extend to multiple business ventures throughout San Diego County. In addition to his businesses, Shamoun serves on the Ocean Beach Planning Board and received special commendations from the County of San Diego Board of Supervisors and the Ocean Beach Town Council Board of Directors as a result of his record of service on the town council. 

A first-generation Chaldean Catholic immigrant from Northern Iraq, Shamoun credits his father, whose lifelong dedication to their family enabled his success in this country. Shamoun was born and raised in San Diego and earned his bachelor’s in accounting, juris doctor and master of laws in taxation degrees at the University of San Diego. While attending USD, Shamoun was also a founding father of the local chapter of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.

Shamoun lives in San Diego with his wife, Melanie, and their daughter Mariella.

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 Open: September 15
Nominations Close: October 20
Nominees Announced: November 3
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Publication Date: December 15

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