The Daily Transcript pays tribute to San Diego County's Top Attorneys. View the finalists here.

  • Technology – friend and foe in employment law

    There is no doubt that technology has made all our lives easier in countless ways. Yet, like many things, technology is a double-edged sword, to be used with caution and good business judgment.

  • Toyota settles Prius patent dispute with tech firm

    NEW YORK -- Toyota Motor Corp. (NYSE: TM) said Monday it has settled a years-long dispute with a U.S. company that had claimed the Japanese automaker used its technology without permission in its hybrids. The deal ends a squabble that had briefly threatened to block the Prius from being sold in the United States.

  • Ex-officer testifies in military gay policy trial

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- A former Air Force officer testified Friday that he did not violate the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy but was discharged after a service member snooped through his e-mail.

  • Guard troops to head to border states Aug. 1

    WASHINGTON -- National Guard troops will head to the U.S.-Mexico border Aug. 1 for a yearlong deployment to keep a lookout for illegal border crossers and smugglers and help in criminal investigations, federal officials said Monday.

  • Q&A with Luanne Bas, senior VP and wealth market executive for Union Bank

    What makes for a successful client experience?

  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law: Unveiling of new downtown campus begins

    Thomas Jefferson School of Law will welcome its spring 2011 entering class in January with the opening of a brand new, “green” and technology-focused campus in downtown San Diego’s revitalized East Village, also home to the Padres’ Petco Park, the city’s future new central library and possibly a new Chargers’ stadium.

  • Sex, violence, videogames and the Supreme Court

    In February 2009, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down California's Violent Video Games Act banning the sale or rental of "violent video games" to minors. While the holding is squarely in line with substantial U.S. Supreme Court precedent requiring parents -- not government censors -- to decide what is appropriate content for children, the U.S. Supreme Court just granted review. Mixed in with the legal issues are some of the most troublesome themes for free speech protection -- minors, sex and violence. The grant of review is therefore unsettling.

  • New Chinese patent system: A stride toward better IP protection in China

    China's image in protecting intellectual property rights (IPR) is less than flattering. Seizures of China-originated IPR-infringing products at the U.S. border are about 80 percent of all such seizures. China remains the top IPR violator in the 2010 Annual Special 301 Report by U.S. Trade Representative. However, under external and internal pressures, China is rapidly improving its IPR systems. Its new Patent Law, effective Oct. 1, 2009, and other recent changes reflect China's efforts toward better IPR protection.

  • Achieving work-life balance

    So you've been working at your law firm for a few years now, have mastered the art of document review and motion writing, have learned how to surpass your annual billable hour requirement and are becoming a good lawyer. The problem is that you're stressed out. You long for summer vacation, don't get enough exercise and lose sleep at night thinking about your upcoming deadlines and whether you've propounded the right discovery.

  • Tough enough to fight… compassionate enough to care

    The attorneys of The Gomez Law Firm gladly step into the ring for their clients when defendants don’t pay what’s fair. A boutique firm focusing on high-value and high-profile catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, trucking litigation and elder abuse, in the last 12 months the firm’s attorneys obtained five jury verdicts in excess of $1 million, including a jury verdict in excess of $13 million. The willingness of the attorneys to go to trial, combined with their attention to detail, impeccable service and results-driven approach, have allowed the firm to obtain more than $170 million in verdicts and settlements since 2000.

  • Casey Gerry's Gayle Blatt assumes a leadership role in Hydroxycut litigation

    Gayle M. Blatt, a partner with San Diego-based Casey Gerry Schenk Francavilla Blatt & Penfield LLP, has been appointed by U.S. District Judge Barry Ted Moskowitz to serve on the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee as Liaison Counsel for the growing number of Hydroxycut personal injury cases in Multi-District Litigation (MDL 2087), now pending in the Southern District of California.

  • Many benefit from California Western’s broad perspective on law

    California Western School of Law extends its commitment to being and becoming what law school ought to be well beyond the classroom. This commitment appeals to prospective lawyers who want to make a difference in the courtroom and in the lives of others.

  • USD School of Law’s academic command

    Anyone who has ever applied to the University of San Diego School of Law knows that admission is tough. On average, admitted students score in the 87th percentile on their LSAT and have an undergraduate grade point average of 3.5.

  • Duane Morris LLP: Full-service law firm for clients in San Diego and beyond

    Duane Morris' San Diego office serves its expanding roster of global clients with locations and interests in Southern

  • Lawyers Club maintains prominent role in community

    The Lawyers Club of San Diego was founded in 1972 as a way to address discrimination and other obstacles facing women in the law, the legal profession and the community.

  • Real estate lawyers remain busy with distressed assets

    Real estate attorneys have been handling more positive transactions in recent months, but the majority of activity remains focused on distressed assets, according to some local attorneys.

  • The Daily Transcript congratulates Top Attorneys 2010

    Top Attorneys 2010 pays tribute to San Diego County's legal cream of the crop. It is the culmination of a lengthy peer voting process that began in March with the announcement of a call for nominations. San Diego County lawyers were asked who among their peers -- with whom they had professional experience -- were worthy of recognition.

  • California files lawsuit against federal government over PACE program

    California has filed a lawsuit against mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac over their attempt to "strangle" a statewide program that provides homeowners with financing options to install solar panels and complete energy efficiency retrofits, Attorney General Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown Jr. announced Wednesday in San Diego.

  • Bar Foundation awards $100,000 in grants

    The San Diego County Bar Foundation has awarded grants totaling $100,000 to 13 local nonprofit organizations.

Top Attorneys

Top Attorneys 2010 videos

Top Attorneys 2010: Rick Bergstrom

Aug. 11, 2010 -- Rick Bergstrom, a partner with Jones Day, talks about the complex work of trade secret litigation as it relates to labor law.

National News

  • Toyota settles Prius patent dispute with tech firm

    NEW YORK -- Toyota Motor Corp. (NYSE: TM) said Monday it has settled a years-long dispute with a U.S. company that had claimed the Japanese automaker used its technology without permission in its hybrids. The deal ends a squabble that had briefly threatened to block the Prius from being sold in the United States.

  • Ex-officer testifies in military gay policy trial

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- A former Air Force officer testified Friday that he did not violate the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy but was discharged after a service member snooped through his e-mail.

  • Guard troops to head to border states Aug. 1

    WASHINGTON -- National Guard troops will head to the U.S.-Mexico border Aug. 1 for a yearlong deployment to keep a lookout for illegal border crossers and smugglers and help in criminal investigations, federal officials said Monday.

Archived Reports

Top Attorneys - 2015

The Daily Transcript pays tribute to San Diego County's Top Attorneys. In this report, you will find out who was chosen as San Diego's cream of the crop in practice areas that include Corporate Law, Intellectual Property, Real Estate/Construction, Labor/Employment, Criminal and Municipal/Government.

Top Attorneys - 2014

The Daily Transcript pays tribute to San Diego County's Top Attorneys.

Top Attorneys - 2013

The Daily Transcript pays tribute to San Diego County's Top Attorneys. View the finalists here.

Top Attorneys - 2012

The Daily Transcript pays tribute to San Diego County's Top Attorneys.

Top Attorneys - 2011

The Daily Transcript pays tribute to San Diego County's Top Attorneys. View the finalists here.

Top Attorneys - 2009

Join us as we pay tribute to the best and brightest law practitioners in San Diego County.