John H. Gomez

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in San Diego, CA

Gomez Trial Attorneys, Accident & Injury Lawyers
 | 655 West Broadway, Suite 1700
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-908-1497
Fax: 619-237-3496
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1994
Education: Yale Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Business Litigation (0%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (0%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (0%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
    Attorney Profile

    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.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 50%Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
    • 0%Business Litigation
    • 0%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
    • 0%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Class Actions, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability


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    Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2021

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    About John Gomez

    Admitted: 1994, California

    Professional Webpage:


    • 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/Writings:

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


    • 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
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    Office Location for John H. Gomez

    655 West Broadway
    Suite 1700
    San Diego, CA 92101

    Phone: 619-908-1497

    Fax: 619-237-3496

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    Last Updated: 7/14/2020

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