This annual section highlights local firms and professionals who illustrate the excellence and emerging tools in the field of law.

  • Seek a qualified mortgage consultant to ensure the best results

    Credit remediation is a subject consumers often face with fear and trepidation, and for good reason.

  • Attorney general accuses Sempra of widespread market manipulation

    SACRAMENTO (AP) -- California's attorney general filed a lawsuit accusing a Sempra Energy affiliate of using illegal, Enron-like tactics to generate hundreds of millions of dollars in higher electricity prices during the energy crisis of 2000-01.

  • Law Library bestows honors

    Judge Judith McConnell, California Western professor Michael Dessent, trial attorney Jay Jeffcoat and former law library director Charles Dyer were given the 2005 Bernard E. Witkin Award at a dinner Wednesday. The honor is presented by the Law Library Justice Foundation to honor members of the San Diego legal community for civil leadership and excellence in the teaching, practice, enactment or adjudication of the law.

  • Reasons to mediate

    Controversies born from real estate transactions take various forms. Many are created via deposit disputes. At this time, deposits in the amount of $5,000 and under should be resolved via small claims court, pursuant to the C.A.R. purchase agreement used by most Realtors.

  • U.S., NTP discuss BlackBerry service, company says

    Nov. 17 -- NTP Inc., the company suing Research In Motion Ltd. over the BlackBerry e-mail service, and the U.S. government are in talks over how best to deal with any court ruling that shuts down the service in the United States.

  • Merck wins New Jersey jury trial over pain drug Vioxx

    Merck & Co. (NYSE: MRK) won the second lawsuit to come to trial over its Vioxx painkiller, easing concerns that the company would have to settle thousands of cases after it pulled the drug from the market.

  • Katrina victims sue FEMA for failing to provide more assistance

    Victims of Hurricane Katrina filed a class-action lawsuit Nov. 10 to force the Federal Emergency Management Agency to do more to help them.

  • Largest U.S. law firms grow the most in four years, survey says

    The 250 biggest U.S. law firms grew in number of attorneys by 4.4 percent in the past year, the largest rise since 2001, according to a survey published today by the National Law Journal, a legal newspaper.

  • City offers $50 million to settle De La Fuente lawsuit; 'progressive' ideas floated

    In an effort to end nearly two decades of legal wrangling, the city of San Diego offered developer Rocque De La Fuente $50 million Tuesday to settle three pending lawsuits.

  • Alito will be hard to portray as an extremist

    It's going to be hard to paint Judge Samuel Alito, President George W. Bush's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, as an extremist.

  • Qualcomm files patent infringement suit against Nokia

    SAN DIEGO -- Qualcomm Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOM) is suing Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK) for alleged patent infringement, firing back quickly in a widening dispute over next-generation wireless technologies one week after Nokia and five other companies filed an antitrust complaint against Qualcomm in Europe.

Profiles

  • Sammartino looks to improve access to legal system

    With its 1,600 employees, 155 judges and commissioner referees, 10 locations and a $200 million budget, the oversight of San Diego County Superior Court is a big job, but Judge Janis Sammartino says she's looking forward to the work.

National News

  • Alito will be hard to portray as an extremist

    It's going to be hard to paint Judge Samuel Alito, President George W. Bush's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, as an extremist.

  • Qualcomm files patent infringement suit against Nokia

    SAN DIEGO -- Qualcomm Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOM) is suing Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK) for alleged patent infringement, firing back quickly in a widening dispute over next-generation wireless technologies one week after Nokia and five other companies filed an antitrust complaint against Qualcomm in Europe.

Archived Reports

Power of Attorneys - 2014

The Daily Transcript honors San Diego's top corporate counsel.

Power of Attorneys - 2013

The Daily Transcript honors San Diego's top corporate counsel.

Power of Attorneys - 2011

The Daily Transcript honors San Diego's top corporate counsel selected by an independent judging panel.

Power of Attorneys - 2010

The Daily Transcript and the San Diego Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel honor San Diego's top corporate counsel selected by an independent judging panel.

Power of Attorneys - 2009

This special report highlights San Diego lawyers and legal teams who are raising the bar and making headlines.

Power of Attorneys - 2006

Power of Attorneys highlights local firms and professionals who illustrate the excellence and emerging tools in the field of law.