Finalist

Mhairi Ransom

Allen Matkins

Young Attorneys 2010: 1-2 years

Mhairi Whitton Ransom is an associate in the Litigation group of Allen Matkins, where she primarily practices general business litigation. She has experience representing a variety of clients, including real estate developers, general contractors and commercial landlords in disputes ranging from complex construction defect matters to breach of contract and breach of lease claims. 

In addition to practicing general business litigation, Ransom is also a member of the Labor & Employment group, where her work focuses on employment litigation, including claims of wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment and retaliation.

Ransom is a member of the State Bar of California and is active in the Lawyer's Club of San Diego, and the J. Clifford Wallace Chapter of the American Inns of Court. She participates in the Building Industry Association's Y-Gen program, and is a member of NAIOP's Developing Leader's group.

Ransom received a B.A. in biological anthropology and a B.A. in political science from the University of California, San Diego in 2005. While at UCSD, she served as a teaching assistant for an introductory course on human evolution, and was on the board of the UCSD Chapter of the Flying Samaritans, an organization dedicated to providing free health care to underserved communities in Mexico.

She received her J.D. from the University of Southern California in 2008. While in law school, Ransom was a staff writer and senior editor of the University of Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal, and her note entitled "Drugs and Money: The Impact of Industry ‘Donated’ Money on Public Research and the Need for Stricter Conflict of Interest Standards," was published in 2008 (17 S. Cal. Interdisc. L.J. 569). While in law school, Ransom clerked for the Los Angeles Office of the Public Defender, served as a research assistant to professor Christopher Stone, and worked part-time for Allen Matkins' Century City office.

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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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