Allison Soares


6-7 years

Allison Soares has representative experience defending individuals and entities before the Internal Revenue Service, Franchise Tax Board, Employment Development Department and State Board of Equalization. 

Soares was an associate attorney for four years with a prominent law firm in North San Diego County, where she advised an array of clients on complex business transactions and developed an in-depth knowledge of corporate, contract and tax law. She provided information to clients regarding avoidance or resolution of problems with federal, state and local taxing authorities and also performed various tax-based calculations, as well as tax-related research to ensure compliance with state, federal and international law. Concurrent with this position, she also assisted a tax, accounting and consulting firm with reviewing tax returns and conducting tax planning and research for individuals, small businesses, and multinational corporations. Additionally, she researched and analyzed complex issues surrounding the processes and systems of organizations and ensured the implementation of the firm’s endorsed strategic plan, system and organizational recommendations.

Soares was raised in Sun Prairie, Wisc. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in finance from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. After graduation, she moved to Sao Paulo, Brazil, to teach English to local business and medical professionals. After a year abroad, she moved back to San Diego and worked as an accountant at Physician Management Group Inc. for three years. Her pursuit of a law degree then took her to Miami to attend St. Thomas University School of Law, where she excelled and ranked in the top 20 percent of her class, and was an articles editor for the Law Review. After her first year of law school, she enrolled in the joint degree program to obtain both her J.D. and M.B.A in accounting with a specialization in forensic accounting.

Soares expanded on her previous accounting experience with several internships, including: A position at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission assisting internal CPAs and attorneys with external investigations of alleged churning, revenue recognition errors and a variety of securities fraud claims; and an internship position with the Hon. William M. Hoeveler, Senior U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Florida. She later interned with the U.S. Attorney’s Office as a certified legal intern, where she applied her accounting skills in extensive preparation on a multimillion dollar securities fraud case, leading to two days of testimony as a summary witness for the U.S. government.

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.