Michael Healy

Fredrickson, Mazeika & Grant LLP

3-5 years

Michael Healy, a San Diego native, studied philosophy and journalism at Gonzaga University in Washington state before returning to his San Diego roots to earn his J.D. at California Western School of Law. He is a litigation associate with Fredrickson, Mazeika & Grant LLP, an AV-rated firm where he focuses on business litigation and insurance defense cases involving products liability, professional liability, personal injury, and construction defect. 

Prior to working with FMG, Healy was a litigation associate for The McMillan Law Firm APC, where he contributed to multiple appeals and participated in two long cause jury trials, obtaining successful defense verdicts in both. He also assisted in defending an appeal, Chaker v. Mateo (2012) 209 Cal.App.4th 1138, in which the appellate court affirmed the trial court’s grant of his client's Anti-SLAPP motion involving the use of hyperbolic Internet speech and its relation to defamation claims. Also, in 2012, the National Institute for Trial Advocacy awarded Healy the designation of Advocate after his completion of extensive practical training in trial work, deposition examination and persuasive argument.

While attending California Western, Healy contributed to several amicus briefs filed on behalf of nonprofit organizations, focusing on the defense of civil rights and religious freedom, including briefs filed with the United States Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the State of Montana. In 2010, he received the Academic Achievement award in Bioethics at California Western. In 2008, he joined the class of Blackstone Legal Fellows through the Alliance Defending Freedom and is an allied attorney with ADF. 

Healy is an active member of the Immaculata Parish on the University of San Diego campus and is a speaker for the Goretti Group, a program with the Office for Marriage and Family Life in the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego. He is also an associate member of the Hon. J. Clifford Wallace American Inn of Court, and is involved in activities with the local bar association.

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.