Tyler Theobald

Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton

Young Attorneys 2011: Practicing 3-5 years

As an associate at Pettit Kohn Ingrassia & Lutz, Theobald represents individuals and companies across a variety of industries, advising them on matters relating to business litigation, employment practices, and corporate structure and financing. During his five years of practice, Theobald has represented clients ranging from individuals to Fortune 100 companies on complex legal issues in front of both state and federal courts and agencies. In 2010, he tried a case with Pettit Kohn shareholder Damian Dolin, obtaining a jury verdict of more than $2.2 million, which was the 58th largest verdict in California in 2010.

Theobald regularly speaks to business owners and human resources professionals on a wide variety of labor and employment issues, including the emerging issue of social media in the workplace. He also co-founded Pettit Kohn’s transactional services practice group, which provides businesses with the legal tools to start successfully and grow with confidence. While in law school, Theobald was published in the field of corporate governance. His experience in litigation, employment counseling and transactional services gives him a unique perspective on the concerns of business owners and executives.    

In addition to his legal practice, Theobald volunteers his time to the fight against breast cancer. Since 2006, he has participated in the San Diego Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk and, together with his team, has raised more than $50,000 for breast cancer research, treatment and awareness. 

Theobald received his law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2007 and his bachelor's degree in political science from the University of California, Davis in 2003. While at UC Davis, he was awarded the Chancellor’s Outstanding Senior Leadership Award for his service to the university.

Theobald lives in Encinitas with his wife, Michelle, who is an elementary school teacher. They are expecting their first child in March. 


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.