John Landay

Kirby Noonan Lance & Hoge LLP

3-5 years

John K. Landay joined Kirby Noonan Lance & Hoge LLP in 2008 and has practiced in a variety of civil litigation areas in state and federal courts including employment, real estate, construction defect, professional liability and complex commercial disputes. 

Landay has been involved in many settlement negotiations and mediations, recently acting as the primary attorney for a real estate dispute between two brokers that was settled through mediation. Additionally, he has helped to successfully prosecute and defend several high stakes lawsuits and settle cases on favorable terms for KNL&H’s clients.

Landay has assisted in the representation of various clients ranging from individuals to Fortune 500 companies. He has represented well-respected law firms in legal malpractice actions, departing investment advisers accused of misappropriating trade secrets, corporate defendants accused of tort and statutory violations in a multimillion dollar litigation, and a developer’s consultant in a complex construction defect matter. Landay has defended and taken depositions, appeared in both state and federal courts and successfully arbitrated a contract dispute for a startup company.

An active member of the San Diego community, Landay contributes regularly to Trial Bar News, serves as the commissioner of the San Diego County Bar Basketball League and is the legal chair of U.S. Lacrosse, San Diego Chapter. In his free time, Landay coaches for the Scripps Ranch Lacrosse Association and 3d Lacrosse.

“John Landay is an invaluable asset to our law firm,” said Charles T. Hoge, managing partner at KNL&H. “He has displayed excellent legal research and writing skills while working on some of the firm’s most critical cases.”  

Landay was born in Baltimore, and grew up in Baltimore County. He attended Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn., where he majored in psychology and worked as a congressional intern. While at Wesleyan, he was a four-year varsity letter winner in lacrosse and named a 2001 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Division III All-American.

After graduation, Landay attended Washington & Lee University School of Law in Lexington, Va., where he received his juris doctor in May 2007. While in law school, he participated in the Mock Trial Competition and the Client Counseling Competition. He was also an assistant coach for the men’s varsity lacrosse team. Additionally, Landay attended Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, Germany, and studied international law during the fall semester of 2006.

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.