Ian Schuler

Lorber, Greenfield & Polito LLP

3-5 years

Ian Schuler is a litigation associate in Lorber, Greenfield & Polito LLP’s San Diego office. Schuler is licensed to practice law in California and Nevada, and maintains active litigation practices in both states. His practice focuses on casualty claims, products liability and complex construction litigation. Schuler’s experience includes defending a nationwide courier service against negligence and wrongful death claims, representing multiple developers and general contractors in construction claims, representing a major subterranean contractor against complex personal injury claims, and defending a national producer and distributor of chemical compounds against claims involving allegations of manufacturing defects.

Schuler earned his juris doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2010. He previously earned his bachelor’s of science, cum laude, from Northeastern University in Boston. After graduating from Northeastern, he was recruited to work for Forrester Research in Cambridge, Mass., where he provided consulting advice to Fortune 500 companies on the existing and potential impact of emerging technology.

During law school, Schuler was an extern for the Hon. Peter C. Lewis of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. Schuler also worked as a certified legal intern for the California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General, Appeals, Writs, and Trials Division, where he drafted appellate briefs and argued before the California Court of Appeal, Fourth District on multiple occasions. While in law school, Schuler was a member of the International Law Journal and was extensively involved with the appellate Moot Court program. He was one of two students named to a national moot court team as a second-year law student, was named the executive chairman of the Moot Court Board during his third year, and competed successfully in multiple national tournaments.

Recently, Schuler was an integral part of a team for a high-profile trial in San Diego Superior Court involving multiple parties, including individuals, corporations, and government entities. The trial, which lasted seven weeks, addressed claims for dangerous condition of public property, wrongful death and indemnity. Schuler played a key role in prosecuting the liability side of the case, which involved extensive expert testimony, including accident reconstruction efforts and human factors analysis.

Schuler is also active in the San Diego legal and local communities. Since 2010, Schuler has served as an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego School of Law, where he instructs second- and third-year law students on brief writing and oral advocacy skills at the appellate level. He is a participating member of San Diego Defense Lawyers and the Louis M. Welsh Chapter of the American Inns of Court. Schuler is also a former AmeriCorps member with more than 3,500 hours of community service. He remains actively involved with charitable initiatives benefitting the homeless, and cancer research and support groups.

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

Get Involved

Don't miss this opportunity to recognize your peers or congratulate the San Diego Young Attorneys. Highlight your company's expertise by advertising or sponsoring Young Attorneys 2014.

Contact us at 619.232.4381 or to receive additional information today!

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



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.