David Gibbs

Law Offices of David B. Gibbs

1-2 years

David Gibbs is the owner and founder of the Law Offices of David B. Gibbs in Encinitas and downtown San Diego. His practice focuses on estate planning and business planning. He enjoys proactively planning for his clients, leading to their success and peace of mind.

Gibbs is a San Diego native, born in San Diego and raised in North County. He ventured north to earn his Bachelor of Arts degree in geology from the University of California Berkeley in 2002. While at Berkeley, Gibbs was on the California Ski Team and upon graduation he moved to North Lake Tahoe to pursue a career as a professional skier. 

Gibbs returned to San Diego in 2009 to attend Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctorate magna cum laude. He graduated and passed the bar in 2012. While attending Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Gibbs was a dean’s scholar, a fellow of the Thomas Jefferson Intellectual Property Fellowship, and he received a certificate from the Center for Law and Intellectual Property. He was also active in the SBA, Intellectual Property Law Association and the Environmental Law Society.

Gibbs serves as a member of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law Alumni Association board of directors and on the board of directors for the Greater San Diego Business Association. Gibbs is committed to dedicating a portion of his law practice to community service and access to justice. He has worked at the free legal clinics sponsored by the Thomas Jefferson School of Law Center for Solo Practitioners and has helped educate many people about their rights when it comes to estate planning, powers of attorney and business law. He also volunteers his time at other nonprofits, including the San Diego Food Bank, the University of California Alumni Association and the Hillcrest Center. Gibbs was recently named as one of San Diego’s top attorneys in the San Diego Business Journal’s Best of the Bar 2014.

Gibbs also likes to have fun. When not working, you can find him somewhere outdoors. He enjoys skiing, surfing, running, mountain biking and sailing. Gibbs recently joined the Coronado Yacht Club.

Gibbs is a member of the San Diego County Bar Association, the North County Bar Association, Probate Attorneys of San Diego, the State Bar of California, and is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of California.

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.