Dwayne Stein

Wingert Grebing Brubaker & Juskie

6-7 years

Dwayne Stein is an associate at Wingert Grebing Brubaker & Juskie. His practice includes the defense of attorneys in professional liability actions, litigating property disputes and employment claims, and defending insurers against bad faith claims. Stein handles cases from the initial stage through trial and has tried four civil cases to verdict. He has also represented clients in both state and federal appellate courts.

Stein’s litigation experience allows him to develop comprehensive strategies for his clients from discovery and pretrial motion stages through trial and post-trial motions. Stein has dealt extensively with issues involving preservation and discovery of electronically stored information. Although he is always ready for trial, he understands not every case is suited for trial and works with his clients to ensure their needs and goals are accomplished. He has successfully mediated settlements at his client’s direction, to avoid the costs of protracted litigation.

In his professional liability practice, Stein has successfully obtained dismissal of his clients at the pretrial stage utilizing anti-SLAPP statutes and 12(b)(6) motions. In handling property disputes, Stein has dealt with issues relating to easements, homeowners association disputes, wharfage access in water-adjacent communities, premises liability and mold damages. Stein also represents business entities involving issues from formation and governance to handling litigation matters. 

Stein’s litigation practice is busy, but his busiest time is when he is home, where he and wife enjoy spending every spare moment with their 8-month-old son.

Stein graduated cum laude from California Western School of Law in 2008, where he was a member of the Dean’s List, and received academic achievement awards in evidence advocacy, labor and employment law and advanced legal research. Stein also was an associate writer of the California Western Law Review/International Law Journal. Stein received his Bachelor of Arts in 2005 from the New College of Florida.

Stein is a member of the San Diego Defense Lawyers and Insurance Law Section of the San Diego County Bar Association.

The Daily Transcript congratulates Young Attorneys 2014

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 2014 Finalists

1-2 years

Wana Bernales

The Bernales Law Firm

Jessica Blas

The Law Offices of Beatrice L. Snider APC

Irina Doliner

Gruenberg Law

David Gibbs

Law Offices of David B. Gibbs

Kira Guisto

Frantz Law Group

Amy Hsiao

Hsiao Law

James Kaen


Sasha Kamfiroozie

Law Offices of Hickman & Robinson LLP

Matthew Odgers

Law Offices of Matthew W. Odgers

Ronza Rafo

The Law Office of Ronza J. Rafo

Patrick Raue

Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman LLP

Parisima Roshanzamir

Gomez Trial Attorneys

Irina Sherbak

Law Offices of Irina Sherbak APC

Jayme Simpson

Simpson-Myrick LLP

Aisha Williams

Qualcomm Inc.

3-5 years

Lauren Bates

Pettit Kohn Ingrassia & Lutz PC

Jeff Boerneke

Latham & Watkins LLP

Elizabeth Call

Green Bryant & French LLP

John Clayton

Harris Personal Injury Lawyers Inc.

Melissa Deleon

Deleon Law

Jason Evans

Casey Gerry Schenk Francavilla Blatt & Penfield LLP

Jenn French

Leventhal Law Firm

Jordon Harlan

Berman & Riedel

Nicole Heeder

Law & [M]ocean

Tim Johnson

Ogletree Deakins

Pejman Kharrazian

Epsten Grinnell & Howell APC

Jonathan Liu

Fisher & Phillips LLP

Stacey O’Neill

Jurewitz Law Group

Karen Potter

McKenna, Long & Aldridge LLP

Ian Schuler

Lorber, Greenfield & Polito LLP

Brooke Tabshouri

Fisher & Phillips

Lisa Yun

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton

6-7 years

Amanda Allen

Aguirre Allen Law

Rebecca Blain

Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire

Jennifer Casler-Goncalves

Latham & Watkins LLP

Caroline Choi

Solomon Ward Seidenwurm & Smith LLP

Emily Fox

Wilson Turner Kosmo LLP

Jose Garcia

Christensen & Spath LLP

Fernando Landa

Crosbie, Gliner, Schiffman, Southard & Swanson LLP

Lisa Magorien

Andrews, Lagasse, Branch & Bell LLP

Alexander Maniscalco

The Loftin Firm P.C.

John McCarthy

Law Offices of John F. McCarthy

George Miller

Shustak & Partners P.C.

Dwayne Stein

Wingert Grebing Brubaker & Juskie

Michael Weitz

Blanchard, Krasner & French

Craig Wendland

The Frost Firm

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Important Dates

Nominations Open September 15
Nominations Close October 31
Nominees Published November 12
Finalists Notified November 14
Sponsorship/Advertising December 12
Publication December 18



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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.