Rebecca Blain represents plaintiffs in real estate and business disputes, including litigation regarding owners' and developers' land use and development rights; eminent domain and inverse condemnation “takings” claims; claims for lost business profits and trade secret or brand infringement; and insurance claims related to extensive real property and business damage.
Blain and the Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire team have represented more than 100 individuals against San Diego Gas & Electric Co. for real property losses caused by catastrophic wildfires, successfully resolving each client's claim for a confidential amount. TBM’s work in the wildfire litigation included the representation of several clients who incurred multimillion dollar property losses, including developers who lost value in land that had been entitled for a residential subdivision.
In 2012, Blain's notable representations included the representation of homeowners whose insurance company failed to adequately assess the re-build value of their home under Rancho Santa Fe’s restrictive covenants. In 2013, Blain's practice centered on the representation of plaintiffs in a complex real estate fraud matter, and in November of that year, Blain served as second chair in a three-week trial that culminated in a $1 million jury verdict for her clients. In that same year, Blain also represented several Alpine community business owners in their claims against SDG&E for inverse condemnation business losses resulting from SDG&E’s undergrounding of the Sunrise Powerlink. Blain represents several homeowners and homeowners associations for inverse condemnation (“takings”) claims against SANDAG and other governmental entities for damages resulting from the design and execution of the Imperial Beach sand replenishment project. Blain is also in litigation over property rights impacted by San Diego’s municipal code sign ordinance.
Blain is a native of Southern California and attended law school at the University of San Diego School of Law, where she graduated magna cum laude in 2008. She is a member of Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, Consumer Attorneys of California, Lawyers Club of San Diego and the Hon. William B. Enright American Inn of Court. She works pro bono for San Diego’s Stand Up for Kids -- a nonprofit organization committed to providing meals, clothes and other basic services to homeless teens and young adults. Blain is engaged to Jimmy Morrison, who is both the best fiancé, and the best person, ever. The two of them enjoy spending time with each of their families.
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.
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|Nominations Open||September 15|
|Nominations Close||October 31|
|Nominees Published||November 12|
|Finalists Notified||November 14|
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