Devin Storey

The Zalkin Law Firm PC

Young Attorneys 2011: Practicing 6-7 years

Devin Storey joined The Zalkin Law Firm PC (formerly Zalkin & Zimmer LLP) in December 2004.

Since that time, he has handled a wide range of personal injury matters including product defect, wrongful death, medical malpractice and brain injury cases.
He has also zealously represented victims of childhood sexual abuse, obtaining remarkable results for the firm's clients. 

Storey has been one of the lead attorneys representing victims of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy in the statewide coordinated action entitled The Clergy Cases.
He has successfully briefed and argued motions affecting hundreds of plaintiffs in these complex matters, and successfully opposed a motion to publicly identify scores of victims of childhood sexual abuse who had otherwise been permitted to proceed anonymously.

Storey participated in negotiating the groundbreaking $198 million settlement of 144 clergy sexual abuse claims against the Roman Catholic Bishop of San Diego, and worked with a team of attorneys to secure the public release of thousands of pages of church documents relating to Catholic priests accused of abusing children in Southern California.

Storey continues to take a lead role in handling appeals throughout the state that involve legal issues affecting sexual abuse victims.

He has briefed and argued several appeals in various District Courts of Appeal, as well as before the Supreme Court of California.

He has won reversal of numerous trial court rulings, secured denial or writ petitions and obtained dismissal of multiple appeals. 

Storey has given his time to help victims of abuse obtain psychological care and counseling, and has worked with abuse victims to remove abusers from positions of authority where they had access to children. 

He has donated hundreds of hours of his time to help victims of childhood sexual abuse by filing amicus curiae briefs in the Supreme Court of California, as well as the First, Second and Third district courts of appeal.

Storey graduated magna cum laude from Whittier Law School, where he was a member of the Law Review and Moot Court Honors Board.

Prior to graduation, he interned with the California Department of Justice and the Law Office of Gordon G. Phillips.

Storey received his bachelor's from Long Beach State University in 2001. He has been recognized as a San Diego County Young Attorney by The Daily Transcript for three consecutive years.


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.