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Community News – January 2017

ROBERT ALLENBYSullivan Hill Lewin Rez & Engel is pleased to announce Robert Allenby, Candace Carroll, Jonathan Dabbieri, Jim Drummond, Tim Earl, John Engel, Jim Hill, Jeff Lewin, Joe Marshall, Don Rez, and Gary Rudolph have been recognized by Martindale-Hubbell as 2017 AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated attorneys. Martindale-Hubbell® is recognized as the preeminent objective attorney rating service.
CANDACE CARROLLFor more than 140 years, lawyers have relied on the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory for authoritative information on the worldwide legal profession. The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings are an objective indicator of a lawyer’s high ethical standards and professional ability, generated from evaluations of lawyers by other members of the bar and the judiciary in the United States and Canada. It is achieved only after an attorney has been reviewed and recommended by their peers—members of the bar and the judiciary.

DAWN SAUNDERSDawn Saunders, a real estate attorney and partner at Crosbie Gliner Schiffman Southard & Swanson LLP (CGS3), has been elected to the board of NAIOP San Diego, the local chapter of the commercial real estate development association.
In her role as a NAIOP San Diego board member, she will join 2016 President Nelson Ackerly and other directors in promoting the association and the commercial real estate industry through NAIOP’s multitude of educational and networking activities as well as legislative affairs strategies.
Saunders, who joined CGS3 earlier this year, has spent more than 20 years concentrating on commercial leasing primarily within the technology, biotechnology/life sciences and laboratory and manufacturing industries. Her experience includes both landlord and tenant representation throughout all asset classes, including complex, build-to-suit development projects.
Saunders is also a member of the board of Athena, a professional organization dedicated to the advancement of women in STEM industries throughout San Diego, and has published several articles on real estate law. She has been recognized for three consecutive years in San Diego Super Lawyers and was honored by the San Diego Business Journal as one of its “Women Who Mean Business.”

AUSTIN HENDERSONROBERT A. ROSINGDowntown law firm Klinedinst PC has officially welcomed four new attorneys to its firm. Austin Henderson joins the firm with experience representing clients in the areas of products liability, government entity liability, employment litigation, personal injury, and construction defect. Mr. Henderson earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Diego School of Law.
As E-Discovery Strategy Counsel, Robert A. Rosing assists with electronic discovery efforts, including document review and assessment, document production processes and compliance with e-discovery rules. Mr. Rosing earned his Juris Doctor from Tulane University School of Law. He also earned a Masters of Business Administration from Arizona State University School of Business, with an emphasis in real estate.
DOUGLAS W. LYTLE DOUGLAS W. LYTLEKathy B. Chen has joined the Klinedinst San Diego office as senior counsel and a member of the Professional Liability Department. A graduate of Yale Law School, Ms. Chen earned her Bachelor of Arts in Near Eastern Studies from the University of Chicago.
Douglas W. Lytle has joined the Klinedinst San Diego office as Senior Counsel. As an experienced litigator and accomplished trial attorney, Mr. Lytle brings his significant legal experience to the firm’s professional liability team. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California San Diego, and his Juris Doctor from Willamette University College of Law in Oregon.

MARY ROBBERSONHiggs Fletcher & Mack has announced that its partner and business litigation attorney, Mary Robberson, was elected to the Board of Directors for ALFA.
Founded in 1980, ALFA International was the first global legal network and continues to be considered the premier network of its kind. The organization is made up of member law firms worldwide, which serve as a referral network for each other. ALFA boasts over 150 member firms throughout the world. Within the U.S., there are 80 U.S. firms as members which maintain offices in 95 of the 100 largest metropolitan areas. Abroad, ALFA’s 70 international firms are located throughout Europe, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Africa, Canada, Mexico and South America.
“I’ve been involved in ALFA for five years and was attracted to the organization because of the people and incredible opportunity to market to potential clients all over the world,” said Robberson. “I’m thrilled to accept this new role and collaborate with other board members to maximize ALFA’s opportunities.”

K. ELIZABETH DUNNK. Elizabeth Dunn and Kevin DeSantis, formerly of Butz Dunn & DeSantis, APC, along with Christopher Walt of Walt & Associates and John Kendrick, Jr., formerly of Irvine-based Kendrick, Jackson & Kearl, PLC, have formed the new firm of Dunn DeSantis Walt & Kendrick, LLP. They are joined by partners James McFaul and David Cardone, both of whom were shareholders of the former Butz Dunn & DeSantis firm. With offices in San Diego, La Jolla and Irvine, the firm provides advisement, transaction and litigation services to its clients in California and across the U.S.
KEVIN DESANTIS“In responding to the needs of our clients, we have developed a multi-faceted business model that allows us to effectively serve as our clients’ outsourced general counsel,” explained Kevin DeSantis, the firm’s managing partner. “We will continue to become strategic partners with our clients and work collaboratively towards their success.”
Attorneys Gregory Walt, Tracy Forbath, Allison Carcelli, Constantine Buzunis, and Jill Kirby expand Dunn DeSantis Walt & Kendrick’s capacity to bring comprehensive representation to its clients.

KEN TUREKThe American Bar Association (ABA) Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) has honored San Diego trial attorney, educator and longtime TIPS speaker Ken Turek with its prestigious Pursuit of Justice Award. The award recognizes lawyers and judges across the nation who demonstrate outstanding merit and provide access to justice for all.
Since 2001, the award has distinguished the finest local lawyers and judges nationwide, from Washington D.C. to San Francisco, with each recipient selected by a group of peers—members of the TIPS Plaintiffs Policy Task Force and approved by the TIPS Council.
With more than three decades of practice under his belt, Turek has achieved numerous multi-million-dollar trial results, including: a $15 million result in a child sex abuse case, $11.3 million settlement in a construction defect case, $5 million jury verdict in an insurance broker negligence case and $10.6 million settlement in an eminent domain case.


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