Angela Jae Chun

Casey Gerry Schenk Francavilla Blatt & Penfield LLP

6-7 years

Specializing in products liability and personal injury litigation, attorney Angela Jae Chun is the newest member of CaseyGerry’s trial team.

During her tenure with CaseyGerry, she has helped settle, mediate and litigate a full gamut of cases -- from catastrophic head injury and personal injury/wrongful death, to premises and products liability and maritime cases. Recently, she handled trial prep and mediation for a complex premises liability case in which a client slipped and fell on the deck of a resort pool. Unfortunately, a serious ankle sprain eventually developed into Complex Regional Pain Syndrome -- a chronic condition that causes searing pain and difficulty with motor function. With Chun’s help, the case was settled for $7.5 million. She also recently helped to recover a $1 million policy limits settlement for a 5-year-old girl who was seriously injured after a shelf fell on top of her at a convenience store. 

Chun was previously a senior associate with San Diego-based Tosdal, Smith, Steiner & Wax, where she gained valuable litigation and trial experience. She also worked as a law clerk at the Equal Opportunity Commission in Washington, D.C., in the Los Angeles city attorney’s office and as a legal assistant at Endres and Estle.

Chun is passionate about the law and dedicated to her work -- this is evidenced by both the excellent results she achieves, as well as the compassion, warmth and concern she shows for her clients. Plaintiffs’ work entails hard work and personal sacrifice, she says, “but it is well worth it because I am helping people in need of an advocate to fight for their rights and navigate the litigation process to ensure they get the justice they deserve. It is fulfilling to help people who were wrongfully harmed have a better life -- after suffering from something completely unexpected and preventable.”

Additionally, she has strong ties to the local Korean community. She is a recent addition to the Korean-American Bar Association of San Diego board at-large and is a member of the Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego.

Her hard work and dedication is reflected in her educational pursuits, as well. She earned her J.D. from California Western School of Law in 2006. While there, she received the Wiley M. Manual Award for pro bono legal services for her work with the Legal Aid Society of San Diego and was also a co-founder and president of the Korean Law Society and co-founder and marshal of the school’s chapter of Phi Alpha Delta, an international legal fraternity. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in political science, with an emphasis in public law and a minor in law and society, from the University of California San Diego. As an undergraduate, she earned provost honors and was a member of Kappa Zeta Phi and the Asian-Pacific American Student Alliance.

Active in many professional organizations, she also is member of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, Lawyers Club San Diego, the Consumer Attorneys of California, the American Association for Justice and the San Diego County Bar Association.

In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, hiking, kickboxing and spending quality time with her husband, Philip Chun, and their dog Margo.

The Daily Transcript congratulates Young Attorneys 2013

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 2013 Finalists

1-2 years

Ben Aguilar

Law Offices of Ben Aguilar

Jessica Blas

The Law Offices of Beatrice L. Snider APC

Tyler Campbell

Foldenauer Law Group

Ben Coughlan

Gomez Iagmin Trial Attorneys

Michael Dallo

Dallo Law Group

Jeremy Evans

California Sports Lawyer

Michael Fullam

Parker Straus LLP

Kristen Gonzales Roberts

San Diego Law Firm

Melissa Laugle

Heggeness Sweet Simington & Patrico

Jing Li

Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP

Aastha Madaan

Brownstone Law Group P.C.

Jacob Stipp

The Ellis Firm

Brooke Tabshouri

Fisher & Phillips

Geoff Thorne

Higgs Fletcher & Mack LLP

Alisha Wood

Law Office of G. Cole Casey

3-5 years

Melissa Deleon

Deleon Law

Ankur Garg


Michael Healy

Fredrickson, Mazeika & Grant LLP

J. Patrick Hicks

Marks, Finch, Thornton & Baird LLP

Tim Johnson

Ogletree Deakins

John Landay

Kirby Noonan Lance & Hoge LLP

Michael Leonard

San Diego Corporate Law

Jessica Mackaness

McKenna Long & Aldridge

Kevan McLaughlin

McLaughlin Legal

Caroline Perry

San Diego Padres

Karen Potter

McKenna, Long & Aldridge LLP

Scott Salmu

Salmu Law Firm APLC

Travis Stewart

Provide Commerce Inc.

6-7 years

Sigurd Carlson

Sempra Energy

William Concidine

East Village Law Group

Greg Del Gaizo

Robbins Arroyo LLP

Heather Ferbert

Christensen & Spath LLP

Brian Findley

Mulligan & Banham

Angela Jae Chun

Casey Gerry Schenk Francavilla Blatt & Penfield LLP

Sondra Levine

UTC Aerospace Systems

James Mann

Latham & Watkins

Lindsey Mercer

Law Offices of Lindsey B. Mercer

Puja Sachdev

Sachdev Legal Group APC

Alexandra Selfridge

Law Offices of Kenneth N. Greenfield

Ashley Teague

Teague Law

Tyler Theobald

Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton

Harold Trimmer

Coughlan, Semmer, Fitch and Pott

Kyle Yaege

Galuppo & Blake

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Important Dates

Nominations Open September 11
Nominations Close October 31
Nominees Published November 8
Finalists Notified November 11
Sponsorship/Advertising December 9
Publication December 18



Timothy Hutter, Allen Matkins

Associate at Allen Matkins San Diego, Timothy Hutter's drive and passion for law have earned him recognition as a top Young Attorney for 2012 by The Daily Transcript.

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.