Jennifer Casler-Goncalves

Latham & Watkins LLP

6-7 years

Jennifer Casler-Goncalves is an environmental, land and resources associate in the San Diego office of Latham & Watkins LLP. Casler-Goncalves has extensive experience in a broad range of environmental compliance, and transactional and litigation matters, with an emphasis on hazardous waste management and cleanup of contaminated properties.

Casler-Goncalves’ experience includes representing a major defense contractor in a multiparty Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act contribution action; representing numerous clients in federal and state enforcement proceedings related to Superfund sites and other contaminated properties requiring soil, groundwater and/or sediment cleanup; and defending multiple industrial clients in complex toxic tort litigation and litigation under California’s Proposition 65.

Most recently, Casler-Goncalves helped advise National Steel and Shipbuilding Company in connection with the cleanup of the southern portion of the San Diego Bay Shipyard Sediment Site -- a project that was recognized by the Industrial Environmental Association as a leading example of collaboration among the company, the Regional Water Quality Control Board and other stakeholders. She also co-authors the CERCLA Rights and Liabilities Handbook -- a standard desk reference for Superfund practitioners around the country that has been featured at several American Law Institute-American Bar Association conferences on environmental law.

In addition to her commercial practice, Casler-Goncalves maintains a successful pro bono practice focused on assisting indigent asylum seekers. She received a Pro Bono Publico award from Casa Cornelia Law Center’s Inn of Court, in recognition of her outstanding pro bono contributions to the community and serves on the Pro Bono Committee at Latham & Watkins. Additionally, she devotes significant time to mentoring junior associates in the firm and volunteering in the community, including Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County as a “Big Sister” for the past four years and counting.

Casler-Goncalves is admitted to practice in the federal Northern, Southern, Eastern and Central Districts of California, as well as in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She is also a member of the American Bar Association, State Bar of California, San Diego County Bar Association and Lawyers Club of San Diego. Casler-Goncalves graduated in 2008 from the University of Pennsylvania law school, where she was an editor on the University of Pennsylvania Law Review and graduated cum laude. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College, with a major in environmental and evolutionary biology and a minor in environmental studies.   

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.