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Community News – May 2012

Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP is proud to announce that managing partner, Thomas W. Turner, Jr., has been chosen the 2012 “Law Firm Leader of the Year” by the Los Angeles Daily Journal.

The  success and growth of Procopio under Turner’s leadership has been exponential. His hiring strategy reflects his desire to build and maintain a legal powerhouse. With numerous lateral moves from large law offices, Turner has attracted some of the legal industry’s brightest. Turner has doubled the number of attorneys since he took the helm in 2001 and now manages 120.

Turner serves as the firm’s chief executive and chairs the Management Committee. He maintains his commercial real estate transactional practice, which includes office, industrial, technology, resort, healthcare, residential, retail, and mixed-use projects. Turner has been selected for inclusion in the Southern California Super Lawyers, is an AV rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, and is actively involved in numerous civic and charitable organizations.

The Gomez Law Firm has named James Iagmin “Managing Partner” of the Firm.  Iagmin will manage the firm’s day-to-day litigation, personnel and business matters.  John Gomez, the Firm’s founder, will assume the role of “Lead Trial Attorney.”  Gomez stated, “Jim is a true lawyer’s lawyer.   He understands and executes litigation at the very highest level.   Our attorneys have gone to him for years for guidance and mentoring.  Given his stellar successes both at trial and by way of settlement, it is only appropriate that he assume a more formal leadership role in the Firm.”  Gomez added that he will now focus his time and attention almost exclusively on trial work and community service.  “We have been an extraordinarily active trial firm in the past,” Gomez stated.   “This change will allow us to try even more cases than we did previously.   That is a huge advantage to our clients.”   A graduate of the University of San Francisco Law School, Iagmin is a highly decorated trial attorney.  He has for many years been named a Top 100 California attorney by the National Trial Lawyers, a “Top 10” San Diego Personal Injury Attorney and a “Super Lawyer” in the Personal Injury field.  He also is a 3-time recipient of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego’s “Outstanding Trial Lawyer” award.  Most recently, he and Gomez obtained a $7.5 million verdict against Starbucks in a highly publicized slip and fall case.

Attorney Paul E. Burns with Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP, presented before the American Arbitration Association’s Annual Neutrals Conference held in Phoenix, Arizona on “Managing Electronic Discovery”.  Burns practices out of Procopio’s Silicon Valley and San Diego offices.

Mr. Burns is recognized as a national expert in Electronic Discovery. He designed and teaches one of the first courses in the country on the subject, contributing to the law school casebook Electronic Discovery and Digital Evidence.  He has spoken on the subject of E-Discovery to the American Bar Association, the District Conference of the U.S. District Court in Arizona, along with numerous business and legal organizations.

With more than 120 attorneys, Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP is one of the largest full-service business law firms in California.

Bloomberg BNA has announced the publication of the Second Edition of Intellectual Property Law in Cyberspace.  The Editor-in-Chief of Intellectual Property Law in Cyberspace, Second Edition, is G. Peter Albert, Jr., a partner with Albert Dhand, LLP, and San Diego, CA, whose practice encompasses all phases of international patent, trademark, and copyright litigation.

The Second Edition has been updated to include new developments since the publication of the first edition more than a decade ago and offers fresh perspectives on the unique issues related to IP law in cyberspace.

The attorneys at Estey Bomberger have filed a lawsuit against a trucking company after a truck vs. pedestrian collision claimed the life of a 65 year old woman late last year. The suit against T&T Crane and Truck, LLC was filed on March 13, 2012, on behalf of the victim’s son, Edward Woodruff, in Ventura Superior Court.

According to the lawsuit, the woman was killed when she was struck by a commercial truck as she began her early morning walk with her dog. The lawsuit alleges that the truck driver is responsible for Reed’s death. “In this case, the defendant driver was not paying attention. This tragedy could have been easily prevented,” said Stephen Estey, founding partner of Estey Bomberger. “Our client was a pedestrian in a marked crosswalk. Had the driver simply followed basic rules of the road, she would be alive today.”

SAN DIEGO IP LAW GROUP LLP is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Kathryn Prickett as a technical advisor.  Dr. Prickett focuses on drafting patent applications and providing technical assistance to the Firm in the fields of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and pharmaceutical chemistry.  With over 20 years of experience in the biotechnology industry, Dr. Prickett has held various positions with Immunex Corporation, Amylin Pharmaceuticals, and Sirna Therapeutics, among others.  Dr. Prickett holds a Ph.D. in pharmaceutical chemistry and is the inventor or co-inventor on over 25 issued U.S. patents.

San Diego IP Law Group LLP is an intellectual property and litigation law firm that specializes in patent and trademark prosecution and litigation, as well as general business and commercial litigation.  We are comprised of former partners and associates of major national and international law firms, former law clerks and patent examiners, and our professionals hold advanced degrees in numerous technical disciplines.

The National Conflict Resolution Center is proud to announce a new specialty service, The Land Use and Environmental Mediation Group. Comprised of five mediators, this group brings a wealth of experience and years of specialized practice dedicated to resolving environmental, land use, energy, and public policy issues.

One of the five mediators, Richard Caputo, enjoys distinguished careers as both a scientist and a mediator. Over a 50-year span, including 15 years as a manager at the California Institute of Technology Jet Propulsion Laboratory, he has designed energy systems for spacecraft, created new solar technology, and evaluated Western Europe’s energy future. In 2008, he wrote and published “Hitting the Wall: A Vision of a Secure Energy Future.” Mr. Caputo  currently serves on the Board of the American Solar Energy Society.

The University of San Diego Law Center and the San Diego County Bar Association founded the National Conflict Resolution Center in 1983. With more than twenty years of experience, NCRC is recognized as an international leader in mediation instruction and conflict resolution.

Eugene R. Long, Jr., Esq., PHR has joined Brown Law Group as a new associate.   Mr. Long comes to Brown Law Group, a leading San Diego business litigation boutique law firm, after serving as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the area of civil litigation.  Mr. Long primarily conducted employment defense litigation in response to claims brought by government employees.   He was responsible for all phases of litigation of contested wrongful termination claims. Prior to his position as Assistant U.S. Attorney, Mr. Long worked with King & Ballow, a full-service national law firm in La Jolla as a litigation associate, where he litigated contested wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, and wage claims on behalf of employers as well as general commercial matters in federal and state court.

Mr. Long earned his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School. He completed his undergraduate work at Virginia Military Institute in 1994.  He is a member of the Lawyers Club of San Diego and the San Diego County Bar Association.

Brian

Executive Publisher, Attorney Journal      President, Sticky Media, LLC

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