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Jing Li

Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP

1-2 years

Jing Y. Li is a second-year associate at Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP, a statewide law firm specializing exclusively in labor, employment and immigration law. CDF has distinguished itself as one of the top law firms representing employers in California, with its focus on successfully defending single-plaintiff and class action lawsuits, as well as advising employers on ways to minimize the risk of litigation. The firm has five offices throughout California -- in Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego. Li’s practice focuses on employment litigation and investor immigration.

In his counsel to California employers, Li has extensive experience defending claims of race/disability discrimination, sexual harassment, wage and hour disputes, class actions, government liability, and other labor and employment litigation issues. The strategies Li has developed for his clients emphasize efficient and creative solutions, resulting in successful resolutions and settlements on wage and hour and discrimination claims.

Li is also focused on attracting foreign businesses to California and assisting them with their legal needs in the state. His experience with foreign companies includes the representation of international clients in their investor/immigration applications, as well as identifying many successful United States businesses for investments.

Li is very active in his local community. He participates in events through the Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego (PALSD). Li joined the PALSD as a first-year law student and received valuable advice and guidance from lawyers within PALSD. He now mentors local law students through the PALSD mentor/mentee program and advises law students on how to succeed both in school and in their first legal position.

Prior to joining CDF, Li externed in the U.S. District Court Southern District of California, for the Hon. Peter C. Lewis.  Li was also an associate editor of the California Western Law Review and International Law Journal. Li graduated from California Western School of Law. He received his undergraduate degree from Cal Poly Pomona. He is also fluent in Mandarin, Chinese.

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

Qualcomm

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

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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.