Jason Ross

Higgs, Fletcher & Mack LLP

Young Attorneys 2011: Practicing 3-5 years

Jason Ross is an associate in the employment and business litigation practice group at Higgs, Fletcher & Mack LLP. Before being named a finalist for this year’s award, Ross was a prior two-time nominee for <I>The Daily Transcript</I>’s Young Attorneys Award. 

Ross’ practice mainly involves defending businesses and employers of all sizes in complex business, employment, class-action and real estate litigation in state and federal court, as well as administrative proceedings such as those before the Fair Employment and Housing Commission. His main focus in recent years has been employment litigation, largely defending wrongful termination, trade secret, discrimination, unfair competition, harassment, defamation and breach of contract claims. However, he also prides himself on his versatility, and he has successfully handled medical malpractice, products liability, personal injury and real estate litigation, as well as preference and fraudulent transfer actions in bankruptcy matters. Ross has also worked on appeals/writs in the California Court of Appeal and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Ross’ recent successes include helping to procure a published appellate opinion (his first) on a writ to the California Second Circuit Court of Appeal in an employment discrimination case brought under the California Military & Veterans Code. He also recently obtained a $3.45 million settlement for his client as part of a two-attorney team in a complex real property dispute against a major U.S. bank. Additionally, in opposition to a summary judgment motion, Ross recently convinced the court to enter summary judgment in favor of his client in a fraudulent transfer action in bankruptcy court.

Involved in the community, Ross is on the board of directors for the Downtown YMCA and is also a member of the American Inns of Court, Enright Chapter, the San Diego County Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. Furthermore, he provides pro bono legal counsel for high school student-athletes in administrative appeals against the California Interscholastic Federation. 

Prior to entering practice, Ross graduated from Columbia University, where he earned Dean’s List recognition, played varsity football and served as associate sports editor for the <I>Columbia Daily Spectator</I>. Before law school, he worked in New York City as a litigation paralegal at Cravath, Swaine & Moore. He obtained his J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law. At USD he was appointed to the <I>San Diego Law Review</I>, earned his section’s Best Brief Award, and was named to the legal honors fraternity Phi Delta Phi. Ross has externed for Justice Terry O’Rourke in the 4th District, Division One, California Court of Appeal; Judge Ronald S. Prager at the San Diego County Superior Court; and Judge Barry T. Moskowitz at the United States District Court, Southern District of California.

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.