Jenny Bratt


Young Attorneys 2011: Practicing 3-5 years

Jenny Hill Bratt is an associate in DLA Piper's trusts and estates practice.   She concentrates her practice on trust formation and administration, incapacity planning, estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax, life insurance planning, charitable planning, and intra-family transactions. 

In 2007, Bratt was a member of a delegation from the State Bar of California to Washington, D.C., where she co-authored and presented a proposal to provide clear rules applicable to trusts named as remainder beneficiaries of Individual Retirement Arrangements to members of the Treasury Department and staff members of the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committees. In early 2011, she served on an American Bar Association task force that submitted comments to the Internal Revenue Service on Form 8939 (Allocation of Increase in Basis for Property Acquired From a Decedent). Bratt currently serves as second vice chair on the California State Bar Tax Section-Exempt Organizations Committee.

Bratt is on the board of directors of Congregation Beth Israel and is a 2011 graduate of the Anti-Defamation League’s Glass Leadership program. She is also a member of the American Bar Association’s real property, trust and estate section; the trusts and estates section of the State Bar of California; and the trusts and estates section of the San Diego County Bar Association. Bratt currently serves as second vice chair of the Tax Exempt Organizations Committee of the California State Bar and is a member of the Professional Advisor Council for the Jewish Community Foundation. She is also a Life Member of the University of California, San Diego’s Alumni Association.

Before joining DLA Piper, Bratt lived in New York City and practiced trusts and estates with Cummings & Lockwood in their Greenwich, Conn., office. She is admitted to practice law in California, New York and Connecticut. Bratt received her bachelor's degree at UCSD in 2003, an LL.M. in taxation at University of San Diego in 2005, and her J.D. from USD’s School of Law in 2006.


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.