Craig Wendland

The Frost Firm

6-7 years

Craig H. Wendland is a senior associate in the civil business litigation and transaction practice at The Frost Firm in downtown San Diego.

After growing up outside of Chicago, Wendland attended the University of California at Berkeley and received his undergraduate degree in molecular and cell biology, emphasizing in genetics and minoring in rhetoric. After graduation, he moved to the nation’s biotechnology hub in beautiful San Diego, where he worked for almost a decade in research, production and management at one of the world’s largest biotechnology firms.

Wendland attended the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, where he excelled academically and obtained his Juris Doctor in 2007. While pursuing his law degree, Wendland was awarded several honors, including the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Criminal Punishment in 2007, and Mediation in 2007, as well as multiple Witkin Legal Institute Awards for Academic Excellence. After graduation, Wendland was offered a position at one of Am Law’s Top 100 rated law firms, where he received his practical law experience, prior to entering private practice and joining The Frost Firm in 2012.

Wendland is passionate about the law and dedicated to his work and clients.  He has devoted his practice to the representation of a broad range of clientele in the fields of finance, life sciences and high technology in a variety of business transaction, litigation and intellectual property matters. Wendland's primary practice focuses on complex civil litigations, securities transactions, derivative actions and arbitrations. His experience also extends to compound licensing opportunities and commercial disputes involving emerging technologies. 

Wendland remains a conscientious San Diego citizen, and has dedicated a great deal of time and effort giving back to his community. Wendland received the Wiley M. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services for his work in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Wendland was also recognized by the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program and honored with its Distinguished Service Award in both 2011 and 2012. Wendland is pleased to be The Frost Firm’s pro bono coordinator and chair.

In his spare time, Wendland enjoys swimming, hiking and reading. Wendland is a travel enthusiast and has toured extensively throughout the world.

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.