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

  • Fighting back against cybersmear

    Good, honest and loyal employees are the greatest asset of any company. Unfortunately not all employees are great. Some employees are dishonest and others are vindictive. Not surprisingly, ex-employees who are discharged due to dishonesty are the most likely ones to post a defamatory blog about their former employer.

  • Troutman Sanders represents clients from US to China

    Troutman Sanders is an internationally recognized firm with more than 600 lawyers and offices located throughout the United States and China. The San Diego practice covers a broad range of services including complex commercial litigation, intellectual property litigation, insurance litigation, and real estate and business transactions, led by Managing Partner Michael J. Whitton, named a Transcript 10 Top Attorneys finalist.

  • Colorado shooting victims may have little chance in any lawsuits

    Family members of those killed and survivors of the shooting at an Aurora, Colo., movie theater may find it difficult to pursue civil liability claims to compensate for their losses.

  • The Daily Transcript congratulates Top Attorneys 2012

    Top Attorneys 2012 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.

  • 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. This boutique firm focuses on high-value and high-profile catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, trucking litigation and elder abuse. 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 $250 million in verdicts and settlements since 2000.

  • The new normal in pharma litigation

    Last year was especially tough for plaintiffs and consumers in the world of pharmaceutical litigation.

  • The Coopersmith Law Firm

    As a year-round long-distance ocean swimmer, Steve Coopersmith is used to thriving in extreme, difficult conditions.

  • The craft of expert communication

    Jurors make decisions not just on what they see and hear, but also on what they believe. Jurors tend to believe what they can understand. That’s where the expert’s communications skills come into play.

  • USD School of Law: Creating top attorneys for more than half a century

    The University of San Diego School of Law congratulates its notable alumni who appear on this list of top San Diego attorneys.

  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law professors achieve noteworthy recognition

    The talents and expertise of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law faculty who collectively help drive the growing national and international reputation of the law school are exemplified by some of their recent noteworthy achievements.

  • A provisional patent application is not a stake in the ground

    On many occasions and from many sources, including potential clients and patent attorneys, the phrase "stake in the ground" has been used to describe the purpose or goal of a provisional application. If one considers a provisional application to be a stake in the ground, to somehow capture an area of technology around a stake, all one will get is the stake. This is not a viable patenting strategy. The flaws of such strategy, previously significant for non-U.S. rights, now are magnified by virtue of the first to file provisions of the American Invents Act (AIA). The first-to-file provisions of the AIA will come into effect on March 16, 2013.

  • California Western professors combine scholarly expertise with administrative acumen

    Well-respected for their contributions to understanding of the law and to legal education, California Western School of Law associate deans William Aceves and Laura Padilla lend their considerable expertise and acumen to the day-to-day operations of San Diego’s oldest law school.

  • The fiduciary standard: The benefits of a corporate trustee

    Ensuring their plans are executed according to their wishes — and protecting them from unexpected pitfalls — is an important consideration for wealthy individuals. As such, a great deal of attention and press is paid to the importance of having a will or well-written trust document to ensure that your legacy is carried out. While this is a critical step, of equal importance is choosing the successor trustee — the person or entity that will carry out those wishes on your behalf.

  • Supreme Court in the spotlight once again

    The U.S. Supreme Court typically makes it biggest splash at the end of a session, and this year was no different.

  • Sexual harassment lawsuit roils Silicon Valley

    SAN FRANCISCO — The Silicon Valley venture capital firm of Kleiner, Perkins, Caulfied & Byers has been generating buzz for decades, spotting early investment opportunities and making billions with companies like Google and Amazon. This summer, the attention is no different, but the reason for it is.

  • Cal Western launches incubator program for attorneys

    When California Western School of Law students approach visiting professor Bob Seibel, they always have the same query: What's the best way to run a law practice?

  • Online legal services part of changing landscape

    Online legal services are not going away, so traditional attorneys need to adapt to the changing marketplace, according to panelists at a San Diego Law Library event last month.


Top Attorneys 2012 videos

Top Attorneys 2012: Julie Greenberg

July 30, 2012 -- Julie Greenberg, a law professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law and a 2012 Top Attorney, talks about the current topic of gender testing in sports.

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 - 2011

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

Top Attorneys - 2010

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

Top Attorneys - 2009

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