Ariel Javier

Law Office of Ariel A. Javier

Young Attorneys 2011: Practicing 6-7 years

Ariel A. Javier is the founding shareholder of the Law Office of Ariel A. Javier, A Professional Corporation, which was established in March 2009. Javier is a licensed attorney with the State Bar of California and is also a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of California. His practice areas include tax litigation, tax planning, tax compliance/preparation, entity formations, business planning, and traditional accounting and bookkeeping services.
Javier graduated from San Diego State University in 1996 with a bachelor's degree in business administration and an emphasis in accounting. Thereafter, Javier began working at a local CPA firm. During his five years at the CPA firm, Javier laid the foundation for what would become an extensive accounting and tax background. 
To enhance his professional experience, Javier obtained a law degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law and graduated cum laude in 2005. 

Soon after graduating from law school, Javier joined a San Diego-based tax law firm. In addition to further developing and improving his tax and accounting skills, Javier also handled tax controversy matters involving U.S. Tax Court litigation and the Internal Revenue Service, the California Franchise Tax Board, and California Employment Development Department audits.

In 2009, Javier opened his own private tax law practice on the principle of providing superior and comprehensive professional services to clients in the areas related to and involving taxes. 

One of the benefits of having a private practice is that it has allowed Javier to become more involved with community service. He is currently the treasurer of the Filipino American Lawyers of San Diego and plans to run for president for the 2012 term. Javier is also a regular volunteer at the Housing Opportunities Collaborative’s Home Owner’s Mobile Education (HOME) Clinics. The HOME Clinics are traveling clinics that provide free housing, legal and tax information, particularly to distressed homeowners. Javier received the “Best New Face at the HOME Clinics” Award in 2010.

Javier is also a member of the San Diego County Bar Association, Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego and the South Bay County Bar Association.

Javier thanks The Daily Transcript and those involved with bestowing him with this special recognition as a 2011 “Young Attorney.”

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.