Sigurd Carlson

Sempra Energy

6-7 years

Sigurd Lars Carlson is a senior counsel at Sempra Energy. His primary practice focuses on the development, regulation and financing of energy projects and capital intensive infrastructure projects. He is involved in the development of Sempra Energy’s Cameron LNG natural gas liquefaction project, a major natural gas infrastructure project in Louisiana involving international equity investors and lenders. Carlson also practices in general corporate transactional matters. 

Prior to joining Sempra Energy in early 2013, Carlson practiced at Latham & Watkins’ San Diego and Los Angeles offices, representing major project lenders and developers in connection with many different types of energy projects, including geothermal, wind, solar, and natural gas fired peaking and combined cycle projects.

Carlson’s experience at Latham & Watkins includes representation of a major developer client in connection with a first-of-its-kind transaction resulting in the shuttering of five carbon-intensive petroleum coke-burning power plants in exchange for the extension by a major investor owned utility of power purchase agreements for two efficient natural-gas-fired peaker plants in California’s Central Valley, which resulted in the elimination of upward of 5 percent of the investor-owned utility’s greenhouse gas footprint virtually overnight. Carlson has also represented lenders and borrowers in major solar project financings in California, Nevada and Arizona. Carlson’s experience also includes general corporate transactional matters.

Carlson holds a B.S. in foreign service from Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. He received his J.D. cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School. Prior to practicing law, Carlson worked as a performing artist and is a member of Actors’ Equity Association and the Screen Actors Guild. Carlson is fluent in French, Spanish and Swedish.

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.