Finalist

Justine Phillips

Baker & McKenzie

Young Attorneys 2010: 3-5 years

Justine Phillips is an associate in Baker & McKenzie’s Employment and Dispute Resolution Practice Groups in San Diego. Her experience includes successfully representing individuals and business entities in litigation and employment matters. She concentrates her practice on complex commercial disputes, employment litigation and advice. In her five years practicing law, Phillips has defended and deposed hundreds of individuals, argued dozens of motions in law, and has tried numerous arbitrations all resulting in favorable results for her clients.

Phillips regularly speaks on litigation issues to industry and trade associations, and appears frequently as a legal analyst for KUSI News, providing live on-air commentary on current legal issues. She is a member of Lawyers Club of San Diego, California Women Lawyers, SDCBA Children at Risk and the San Diego County Bar Association. She also serves as president for the Scripps Mercy Auxiliary, a board member for Scripps Mercy Foundation, a founding member and immediate past president of Mother Attorney Mentoring Association of San Diego (MAMAS), a founding board member and immediate past president of Women in E-Discovery San Diego, and chair of the American Bar Association’s New Products Subcommittee for Technology for the Litigator. She was previously selected as one of The Daily Transcript’s Young Attorneys in 2007 and 2008.

Prior to joining Baker & McKenzie, Phillips spent five years at Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek, where she obtained significant experience in all areas of complex business litigation.

Phillips received her B.A., cum laude, from the University of San Diego in 1999. She earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from the USD School of Law in 2005. While in law school she was a member of the San Diego International Law Journal, member of the Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity and participated in the McLennon Moot Court Competition in 2003. She was also named to the Order of the Coif.

Phillips is the proud mother of Eliana (7), Kabe (4) and Kai Reef (2), and is actively involved at St. Columba Elementary School, where she volunteers her time and efforts.

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
Finalists Notified: November 5
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Publication Date: December 15

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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.