Amanda Allen

Hecht Solberg Robinson Goldberg & Bagley LLP

Young Attorneys 2011: Practicing 3-5 years

Amanda Aguirre Allen is a fourth-year associate at Hecht Solberg Robinson Goldberg & Bagley LLP, where she has practiced since 2008. Her practice focuses on real estate and business litigation, transactions and land use. Allen represents a broad range of clients including investors, developers, lenders, nonprofit corporations and government entities. In addition to trial work, she works to mediate and achieve favorable settlements for her clients whenever possible. Allen’s ability to work closely with clients to achieve their litigation, transactional and land use goals is a direct reflection of the exceptional attorneys she works with at Hecht Solberg.

Allen’s passion for the law is equally matched by her civic engagement and commitment to the San Diego community. She is a member of the yGen Board of the Building Industry Association of San Diego, which is dedicated to fostering the growth and cohesiveness of young professionals in the San Diego building industry. She is also a member of the San Diego Lawyers Club and serves on the Professional Advancement Committee. In addition, Allen is an associate member of the Welsh Inn of Court, a legal mentoring organization of attorneys and judges dedicated to promoting civility, professionalism and ethics in the legal community.

She is especially proud of her completion of the New Leaders Council Institute in June 2011, a five-month program focused on personal leadership development.
Allen volunteers her time to San Diego Foundation for Change, a local nonprofit organization committed to creating a passionate community of support for progressive leaders and organizations in the San Diego/Tijuana region. She also serves on the Resource Development Committee, which works to provide grants to community partners working in the field to ensure democracy, health and equality in the underserved border communities of San Diego and Tijuana.

Prior to joining Hecht Solberg, Allen obtained her undergraduate and J.D. at the University of California, Los Angeles in 2004 and 2008. She played on the National Championship softball team at UCLA and is devoted to being a life-long Bruin.

The Daily Transcript congratulates Young Attorneys 2011

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 2011 Finalists


Oleg Cross

Cross Law Group

Andrew Haden

United States Attorney’s Office

Anna Romanskaya

Stark & D'Ambrosio LLP

Practicing 1-2 years

Andrew Botros

Law Office of James D. Scott

Andrew Custer

Foley & Lardner LLP

Melissa Deleon

Deleon Law

Francis DiGiacco

Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP

Brittanie McCloskey

Law Offices of Daniel Grunbaum

JP Roach

Hughes Marino

Joe Villaseñor

Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc.

Practicing 3-5 years

Amanda Allen

Hecht Solberg Robinson Goldberg & Bagley LLP

Alissa Bjerkhoel

California Innocence Project, California Western School of Law

Theresa Bowen

Carpenter Zuckerman & Rowley LLP

Jenny Bratt


Laura Buckley

Higgs, Fletcher & Mack

Robert Chambers, II

McClellan Law Firm

William Concidine

East Village Law Group

Craig Countryman

Fish & Richardson

AnneElise Goetz

Higgs, Fletcher & Mack

Catherine Hanna

Sullivan Hill Lewin Rez & Engel

Ryan Harris

Harris Personal Injury Lawyers

Sondra Levine

UTC Aerospace Systems

Jenna Leyton

Pettit Kohn Ingrassia & Lutz

Joseph McMullen

Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek

Julie Park

Morrison & Foerster

Matthew Riopelle

Foley & Lardner LLP

Kristin Rizzo

Rizzo Law Firm

Jason Ross

Higgs, Fletcher & Mack LLP

Andrea Russell

Kirby Noonan Lance & Hoge LLP

Puja Sachdev

Sachdev Legal Group APC

Michelle Schill

Martinez & Schill LLP

Kirsten Solberg

Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP

Tyler Theobald

Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton

Robert Williams


Practicing 6-7 years

Alyson Amerson

Doyle Lowther LLP

Ilona Antonyan

The Law Office of Ilona Antonyan, APC

Jimmy Cheng


Bibianne Fell

Fleming & Fell PC

Ariel Javier

Law Office of Ariel A. Javier

Dan Kehr

Kehr Law

Brooke Kim


Chris Lawson

San Diego District Attorney's Office

Kate Mangan

Mayer Mangan

Megan Mazza

Allen Matkins

Ashley Palmer

Robbins Umeda LLP

Rachel Scatizzi

Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek

Brett Schreiber

Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire

Jason Sheinberg

San Diego Law Firm

Sean Stapleton

Alere Inc.

Devin Storey

The Zalkin Law Firm PC

David Zachry

Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

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Important Dates

Nominations Open: September 14
Nominations Close: October 26
Nominees Announced: November 2
Finalists Notified: November 4
Sponsorship/Advertising: December 13
Publication Date: December 21


Past Events

Young Attorneys reception

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