Rebecca Blain

Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire

6-7 years

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.

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



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.