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Community News – October 2015

1Deborah Dixon, a senior trial attorney with Gomez Trial Attorneys, has been elected to serve as president of Lawyers Club of San Diego for 2015-2016. Her one year-term began July 1.
Lawyers Club is a volunteer bar association founded in 1972 with the mission to advance the status of women in the law and society. The organization now has more than 1,300 members, making it the second largest bar association in San Diego County. Its membership is comprised of female and male attorneys, judges, elected officials, business owners, law students and others in the San Diego community who share Lawyers Club’s mission and goals.
Dixon was Lawyers Club’s Vice President of Programming and has been a member of the board of directors for three years. She has co-chaired several committees, including the Membership, Annual Dinner, and Golf committees, and has been an active member of several committees including the Judicial Election Endorsement Committee and the Fund for Justice.
As president, in addition to leading the 15-member board, Dixon will make appointments to more than 30 committees, ad hoc and liaison positions; oversee the organization’s activities and events; and work with representatives from similar organizations regionally and nationally to advance Lawyers Club’s overall mission.
“If Lawyers Club is anything, it is an instrument to enact social justice – not just a voice, but a choice to make change,” Dixon said. “We have to remember that Lawyers Club is here because of the need – the need to ensure that women advance equally and the need for all of us to join as a community and stand together in a united front for advancement.”

2Based on feedback from more than 12,000 San Diegans, Fisher & Phillips LLP is pleased to announce Regina Petty was nominated for inclusion in The Daily Transcript’s list of Top Attorneys for 2015. Petty, partner at the San Diego office, was nominated within the labor and employment law category.
Petty successfully argued Jones v. The Lodge at Torrey Pines Partnership in 2008 before the California Supreme Court, a case noted on Bender’s California Labor & Employment Bulletin’s top ten list of most significant cases and trends for the Fair Employment and Housing Act’s 15th anniversary.
She has been named one of the Los Angeles Daily Journal’s Top 75 Women Litigators in California multiple times and one of The Daily Transcript’s Top Ten attorneys in both the labor and employment and business litigation categories. She is also a past faculty member for the American Bar Association TIPS Trial Academy and for the IADC
Trial Academy.
Petty is a recipient of the San Diego Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business Award and she was honored by the Stanford University Black Community Services Center with its Legacy Award. She is “AV” Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been listed in San Diego Super Lawyers every year since its inaugural issue.

3Fish & Richardson announced today that five Southern California attorneys are among the 46 attorneys from its 11 U.S. offices selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016.4 The five Fish principals selected as Best Lawyers in the Southern California office, located in San Diego, are: Justin Barnes, Intellectual Property (IP) Litigation and Patent Litigation EIE; Juanita Brooks, IP Litigation, Patent Litigation, and White-Collar Criminal Defense; Roger Denning, IP Litigation and Patent Litigation; John Thornburgh, IP Litigation and Patent Litigation; Jason Wolff, IP Litigation.
Fish’s Southern California office has a world-class clientele, including Microsoft, Adobe, Callaway Golf, and Fresenius Medical Care. The firm’s litigators have been recognized as among the nation’s elite, and its patent lawyers have obtained groundbreaking patents.

5Three lawyers with Hecht Solberg Robinson Goldberg & Bagley LLP have been designated among the Best Lawyers in America© for 2016 in a total of six practice areas. Paul E. Robinson was also named the 2016 San Diego Land Use and Zoning Law “Lawyer of the Year.”6 The selections were made based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation involving thousands of leading lawyers throughout the United States.
7In addition to Robinson, the HechtSolberg attorneys being recognized are Darryl O. Solberg for Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Corporate Law and Real Estate Law, and David W. Bagley II for Real Estate Law.

8Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek is pleased to announce that David L. Stone, Esq., an associate with the firm, has joined the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center of San Diego County (JCC) Board of Directors.
The JCC connects the community to Jewish heritage, identity, experiences and values to ensure the continuity and vibrancy of the Jewish community by promoting physical and mental well-being and providing a rich array of stimulating and innovative social, cultural, educational, and recreational programs and services. The JCC is a hub of Jewish life in San Diego that boasts the largest Jewish day camp in California, the largest Jewish preschool in San Diego, and is a cultural source for all ages by providing meeting locations for thousands of projects and programs.
During his board tenure, Stone will work with the JCC to implement planning strategies to guide and enhance the agency’s future and ensure its programs continue to grow for generations to come. Active in the San Diego Jewish community, Stone also serves on the Audit Committee of the San Diego Jewish Academy.

9Timothy Earl, a shareholder of the law firm Sullivan Hill Lewin Rez & Engel, was selected as a San Diego County Top Attorney for 2015 in Insurance Coverage by the San Diego Daily Transcript.
Earl is the chairman of Sullivan Hill’s Insurance Coverage Practice Group. His insurance coverage practice involves representation of policyholders and insurance companies in a variety of insurance coverage disputes primarily involving property damage or bodily injury arising out of construction defect and asbestos claims. He represents policyholders and insurers in breach contract, declaratory relief, bad faith, unlawful business practices and Insurance Code Section 11590 claims.


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