Young Attorneys 2010: 3-5 years
Marissa Dragoo is an Attorney at GCR LLP and represents employers in all types of employment-related litigation such as discrimination claims, wrongful termination, harassment, and wage and hour violations. In the short time she has been working as an attorney after law school, Dragoo has had many successes, in and out of court, for fortune 100 clients, single owner companies and everything in-between. Dragoo provides the full range of legal services required by municipal and governmental entities of all sizes and is an expert in contract and tort-based claims.
During her second year in practice, at the age of 27, Dragoo successfully litigated an all-defense verdict in a trial involving employment-related issues against a San Diego hotelier, where the damages sought exceeded half a million dollars. Dragoo served as second chair, and argued a number of successful motions in limned.
Dragoo is actively involved with the local legal and Hispanic communities. She frequently volunteers to read and speak to socioeconomically challenged children throughout the San Diego community through a number of programs, including San Diego La Raza Lawyers and Lawyers’ Club read-ins and San Ysidro Middle School’s Career Day. Currently, she is the director for the Hermanitas Program of MANA de San Diego, the largest Latina mentorship organization in the U.S.
Dragoo values the importance of mentorship, and realizes that her life was largely shaped by others who took the time to mentor her. As a result of the invaluable impact that various individuals have made on her, Dragoo has always dedicated a significant portion of her time and efforts to mentoring others throughout her life.
She also serves as a board member for the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association, the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Scholarship Fun, New Lawyers Division and MANA de San Diego. Dragoo was recently honored as one of San Diego Metropolitan Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40.
The Daily Transcript congratulates Young Attorneys 2010
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 2010 Finalists
Law Offices of Robert A. Stutman P.C.
Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire
The Law Office of Eric P. Ganci
United States Attorney’s Office
The Law & Mediation Offices of Garrison Klueck
Law Offices of Araceli Martinez
Law Offices of Alex Schack
Children’s Advocacy Institute, USD School of Law
Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP
Law Offices of Julia M. Garwood
San Diego County District Attorney’s Office
Federal Defenders of San Diego Inc.
Hooper, Lundy & Bookman PC
Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP
Hecht Solberg Robinson Goldberg and Bagley LLP
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San Diego County law firms maintain a competitive edge by attracting top attorneys as well as grooming outstanding young talent. In this special publication, The Daily Transcript recognizes the San Diego legal community’s up and coming stars with the fourth annual Young Attorneys honor.
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