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Top Rated Personal Injury - Plaintiff Attorney in San Diego, CA

John H. Gomez
Gomez Trial Attorneys
655 West Broadway, Suite 1700
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone Work 619-908-1497
Fax Fax 619-237-3496
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2016
Licensed Since: 1994
Education: Yale Law School
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%), Class Action/Mass Torts (50%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (0%), Business Litigation (0%), Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (0%), Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (0%)
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish


Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2016

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John H. Gomez is the founder of Gomez Trial Attorneys located in San Diego, California. Representing plaintiff clients throughout the state, he focuses his practice in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death, class action lawsuits, defective products and environmental issues.

As a football player at the University of San Diego, Mr. Gomez was named to the Academic All-America Team before receiving a bachelor's degree. He then went on to attend Yale Law School and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1993. After spending three years as an associate at Latham & Watkins LLP, a highly-regarded international law firm, Mr. Gomez worked for the U.S. Department of Justice before returning to private practice in 2000. He is admitted to practice in California.

Since becoming a plaintiff's attorney, Mr. Gomez has recovered more than $300 million in verdicts and settlements for his clients. His accomplishments have not gone unnoticed by his fellow professionals, as attested to by his AV* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and his 10.0 "Superb" peer-review rating through Avvo. Mr. Gomez is also a member of The Summit Council, an exclusive group of top civil justice attorneys, and he has received several awards from Consumer Attorneys of San Diego.

Mr. Gomez strongly believes that it is his duty to give back to the community. He is actively involved in a variety of different charities to help at-risk youth and foster children. Mr. Gomez also works to advocate for Latino causes, and to prevent drunk and impaired driving. His valued work for the betterment of the community led to his being given a Community Service Award in 2012 by the San Diego County Bar Association.

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

Articles about John Gomez appearing in Super Lawyers

The Defense (Never) Rests
John H. Gomez was already a top trial lawyer; then he went back to college—Gerry Spence’s

About John Gomez

Law School: Yale Law School

Admitted: 1994, California

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Honors and Awards:

  • Top 100 California Attorney, Los Angeles Daily Journal, 2011
  • 2012 "Community Service" Award, San Diego County Bar Association
  • 2015 Class Action and Mass Tort Attorney of the Year
  • San Diego 2011 and 2012 Plaintiffs Products Liability Attorney of the Year
  • Top Attorney in San Diego for 2015
  • Lawyers USA named him the National Lawyer of the Year, 2010
  • Received 6 Outstanding Trial Lawyer Awards from the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, and was named Trial Lawyer of the Year, 2006 & 2011
  • One of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in California as selected by the American Association for Justice
  • AVVO rates him a 10.0 out of 10.0 and he has been voted by his peers as a top ten San Diego litigator
  • 2010 Trial Lawyer of the Year for million and multi-million dollar verdicts he obtained during 2010
  • The San Diego County Bar Association recognized him with its "Community Service" award, 2012
  • Best Lawyers in America named him the Plaintiffs Products Liability Attorney of the Year for 2011 & 2012
  • Top 10 San Diego attorney overall by San Diego Metropolitan Magazine
  • Named a Top 10 Corporate litigator, Top 10 Insurance litigator and Top 10 Personal Injury Litigator by the San Diego Daily Transcript
  • Twice been named San Diego's Trial Lawyer of the Year

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Summit Council
  • President, 1000 member Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, 2012
  • Board member, San Diego County Bar Association
  • Member, Executive Committee of the Board of Directors, Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
  • Board of Directors, San Diego County Bar Association
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Amigos en Concierto of the San Diego Master Chorale
  • Binational event Dos Aguilas for the San Diego Natural History Museum
  • University of San Diego Alumni Meeting
  • President of La Cuna
  • Board Member, San Diego Volunteer Lawyers Program

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Adjunct Professor, Trial Advocacy Skills, University of San Diego

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Recent $106 million verdict in the highly publicized De Villers v. County of San Diego trial is the largest wrongful death verdict ever in California
  • Obtained over $200 million in verdicts and settlements with more than 30 verdicts and settlements in excess of one million dollar each

Educational Background:

  • University of San Diego, cum laude, Academic All-American Honors, Member, Toreros Football Team
Last Updated: 11/4/2015
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