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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: 619-430-2252
Fax: 619-237-3496
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 1994
Education: Yale Law School
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff, Business Litigation, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Attorney Profile

John H. Gomez is the founder and lead trial attorney at 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
  • 30%Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
  • 10%Business Litigation
  • 10%Civil Litigation: 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

Selections

16 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2022

Articles about John H. Gomez appearing in Super Lawyers

About John H. Gomez

First Admitted: 1994, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.thegomezfirm.com/john-gomez/

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

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

Educational Background

  • University of San Diego, cum laude, Academic All-American Honors, Member, Toreros Football Team

Bar/Professional Activity

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

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Obtained over $200 million in verdicts and settlements with more than 30 verdicts and settlements in excess of one million dollar each
  • 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

Honors/Awards

  • Lawyers USA named him the National Lawyer of the Year, 2010, National Trial Lawyer of the Year, https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/attorney-john-gomez-named-one-of-the-best-lawyers-in-america-301362319.html, 2010
  • Twice been named San Diego's Trial Lawyer of the Year
  • Named a Top 10 Corporate litigator, Top 10 Insurance litigator and Top 10 Personal Injury Litigator by the San Diego Daily Transcript
  • One of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in California as selected by the American Association for Justice
  • Best Lawyers in America named him the Plaintiffs Products Liability Attorney of the Year for 2011 & 2012
  • Top 100 California Attorney, Los Angeles Daily Journal, 2011
  • Top 10 San Diego attorney overall by San Diego Metropolitan Magazine
  • 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
  • The San Diego County Bar Association recognized him with its "Community Service" award, 2012
  • 2010 Trial Lawyer of the Year for million and multi-million dollar verdicts he obtained during 2010
  • Top Attorney in San Diego for 2015
  • San Diego 2011 and 2012 Plaintiffs Products Liability Attorney of the Year
  • 2015 Class Action and Mass Tort Attorney of the Year
  • 2012 "Community Service" Award, San Diego County Bar Association
  • Received 6 Outstanding Trial Lawyer Awards from the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, and was named Trial Lawyer of the Year, 2006 & 2011

Pro bono/Community Service

  • John Gomez, President and Founder of Gomez Trial Attorneys, and UFC Champion Brandon Moreno announce a joint partnership with the Community Youth Athletic Center. As a native San Diegan, John has long been committed to improving his communities. He has a special place in his heart for at-risk children. Brandon, a native of Tijuana, Mexico, is the first UFC Champion born in Mexico. The Community Youth Athletic Center ("CYAC"), located in National City, California, provides boxing training, tutoring and mentoring to at-risk boys and girls. Graduates of the program have gone on to attend university, work in law enforcement, serve in the military and to professional boxing careers. Founded in 1991, CYAC's mission statement is "Making a Difference. One round at a time."  John Gomez, President and Founder of Gomez Trial Attorneys, and UFC Champion Brandon Moreno announce a joint partnership with the Community Youth Athletic Center Brandon captured the UFC featherweight belt during UFC 263 on June 12, 2021. He was immediately hailed as a Mexican hero. Since then, and among other things, he has met with Mexico's President. Many believe that his historic win will lead to an explosion in the popularity of mixed martial arts in Mexico., 2021
  • Board Member, San Diego Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • University of San Diego Alumni Meeting
  • Binational event Dos Aguilas for the San Diego Natural History Museum
  • Amigos en Concierto of the San Diego Master Chorale
  • President of La Cuna

Industry Groups

  • Consumers
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Office Location for John H. Gomez

655 West Broadway
Suite 1700
San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: 619-430-2252

Fax: 619-237-3496

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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