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Community News – April 2014

1Gomez Trial Attorneys is proud to announce the hiring of Bibianne “Bibi” Fell as a Senior Trial Attorney. Ms. Fell is a first-chair trial lawyer who has tried cases to verdict before judges and juries and argued before both the California Court of Appeals and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Ms. Fell brings with her to Gomez Trial Attorneys years of experience in many areas of civil litigation. Ms. Fell’s recent victories include an $11.5 million settlement in a wage and hour class action case, a 7-figure settlement in a reimbursement class action case, and a 7-figure recovery in a wrongful death case.
In 2014, Ms. Fell was selected by her peers for inclusion as a Southern California Super Lawyer. In 2013, she received the USD Rising Star Recent Alumni Award. Ms. Fell was twice selected by the San Diego Daily Transcript as a Top Young Attorney. In 2012, she received the PhilAmBID Top Hat Rising Star Award which recognizes significant achievement and potential in members of the Philippine-American business community. In 2008, Ms. Fell received the pro bono award from Baker & McKenzie LLP for her volunteer legal work.

JenkinsKilpatrick Townsend & Stockton has announced that Partner Ken Jenkins was selected as a 2014 Southern California Super Lawyer in the Intellectual Property category.
The Super Lawyers distinction honors attorneys who attain a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement as some of the region’s pre-eminent lawyers. Super Lawyers is a rating service of lawyers from more than 70 practice areas. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations, all of which result in a comprehensive and diverse listing of the top five percent of attorneys in each state.
Jenkins is the Managing Partner of the firm’s San Diego office. His practice focuses on patent counseling and patent litigation, primarily in the health and life sciences and the oil and gas-petrochemicals industries. Dr. Jenkins counsels life sciences companies and research institutions in developing patent claiming and filing strategies, procuring patents on cornerstone technologies, and strategically managing patent portfolios to maximize investments.

Hoge_Kirby_Noonan_Lance2014 Super Lawyers Selects Kirby Noonan Lance & Hoge Partners SAN DIEGO (February 13, 2014) —Attorneys Michael L. Kirby, David J. Noonan, James R. Lance and Charles T. Hoge from Kirby Noonan Lance & Hoge, LLP were recently selected to the 2014 Southern California Super Lawyers list.
Super Lawyers only selects attorneys who have achieved a high degree of recognition from their peers based on personal observation of their professional performance and accomplishments.
Honors included: “Southern California Super Lawyers, Business Litigation”: Michael L. Kirby, David J. Noonan, James R. Lance and Charles T. Hoge; “2014 Top 50: San Diego Super Lawyers”: David J. Noonan

MaherHecht Solberg Robinson Goldberg & Bagley LLP (HechtSolberg) has once again been recognized as one of the top law firms specializing in real estate with a Tier I San Diego ranking in the annual U.S. News – Best Lawyers® ranking of Best Lawyers (2014).
“We are a relationship-based firm where the success of our clients is our paramount focus,” said Mickey Maher, managing partner with HechtSolberg. “This drives our business philosophy of providing high value, practical business and real estate advice with excellent service to every client, every time. We are very pleased to be honored among the industry’s best in this prestigious ranking.”
To be eligible to participate in the U.S. News - Best Lawyers® review process, each law firm must have at least one attorney who has received high enough peer-review to be listed in the current edition of Best Lawyers. HechtSolberg has four attorneys who achieved this recognition: Paul Robinson, David Bagley, Darryl Solberg and Susan Daly.
In addition to HechtSolberg’s recognition as a Tier 1 firm in the real estate practice area, it was also cited for its expertise in the subcategory of land use and zoning law.

EvansJason Evans, an associate attorney with San Diego-based CaseyGerry, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the New Lawyer Division of the San Diego County Bar Association (SDCBA).
He will serve a two-year term, focusing on various projects and activities related to the Bar Association’s service to the legal community. The New Lawyer Division, a part of San Diego’s oldest and largest law-related organization, consists of attorneys who have been in the profession for seven years or less, and supports the interests and activities of members through legal outreach, educational programs and community events.

AlbertFish & Richardson has named Dr. Frank Albert, Geoffrey Biegler, Craig Countryman, and Olga May as principals in the firm’s IP Litigation Group and Erin Hickey as a principal in its Trademark and Copyright Group in Southern California, based in San Diego.
Dr. Frank Albert will continue to focus his practice on patent litigation in the areas of electrical/computer technology, optics, semiconductors, telecommunications, software and nanotechnology. Geoffrey Biegler will continue to focus his practice on patent litigation in a wide variety of technology areas including life sciences, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices and software.
Craig Countryman handles patent cases in the trial court and at the Federal Circuit in all areas of technology, including chemistry, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, medical devices and electrical/ computer technology. Erin Hickey will continue to provide strategic counsel to clients in trademark law, advertising law (including false advertising and comparative advertising), right-of-publicity law, unfair-competition law and copyright law. She also represents clients in administrative trademark and advertising proceedings and litigates trademark claims in federal district courts. Olga May will continue to focus her practice on intellectual property and patent litigation.

TurnerWilson Turner Kosmo LLP, is pleased to announce that the firm’s partner Vickie Turner has been chosen as a recipient of the KPBS and Union Bank 2014 Local Heroes Award in honor of Women’s History Month in March. This award recognizes the accomplishments and community service of distinguished citizens in San Diego who are making a difference in our local neighborhoods, the region and the world. The selection committee was composed of members of KPBS and senior officers of Union Bank, as well as a dedicated group of San Diegans representing various diverse communities.


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