USD School of Law Alumni Named 2014 San Diego County Top Attorneys

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San Diego (July 30, 2014) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law congratulates alumni recognized by The Daily Transcript as 2014 San Diego County Top Attorneys. Among the 2014 list of 146 outstanding San Diego attorneys, alumni from USD School of Law captured 39 spots.

The Daily Transcript conducts a peer voting process to determine the best lawyers in private, corporate, academic and government practice in San Diego County in key categories selected to represent the main areas of law practiced in San Diego County. Eligible are lawyers in good standing with the California State Bar who live and work in San Diego County.

USD School of Law Alumni

  • Alison P. Adema, '90 (JD)
  • Meredith G. Alcock, '86 (JD)
  • Ariel R. Bedell, '06 (LLM), '03 (JD)
  • Harvey C. Berger, '82(JD)
  • Robert R. Boeche II, '12 (JD)
  • Alan K. Brubaker, '76 (JD)
  • David S. Casey Jr., '74 (JD)
  • Charles B. Christensen Sr., '73 (JD)
  • Lesa Christenson, '85 (JD), '82 (BA)
  • Richard E. Custin, '00 (LLM)
  • David S. Demian, '01 (JD)
  • Dennis J. Doucette, '86 (JD)
  • Charles L. Fanning IV, '06 (LLM), '05 (JD)
  • Ryan P. Gerrity, '12 (JD)
  • Andrew E. Hillier, '13 (JD)
  • Mary M. Howell, '76 (JD)
  • Jamahl C. Kersey, '08 (JD)
  • Jessica E. Klarer Pride, '07 (JD)
  • Mark A. Krasner, '81 (JD)
  • John S. Kyle Jr., '88 (JD)
  • Susan Lee Daly, '85 (JD)
  • Bruce W. Lorber, '77 (JD)
  • Anne M. Lorentzen Rauch, '96 (JD)
  • Sharon R. Mehlman, '98 (JD)
  • Scott J. Menghini, '98 (JD)
  • Joseph Oliva, '83 (JD)
  • Jeffrey M. Padilla, '05 (JD)
  • Teodora D. Purcell, '01 (LLM)
  • James M. Sarnecky, '97 (JD)
  • Dickran A. Semerdjian, '85 (JD)
  • Ronson J. Shamoun, '03 (LLM), '02 (JD), '98 (BAC)
  • John A. Simpson, '85 (JD)
  • Walter F. Spath III, '96 (LLM), '95 (JD)
  • Nancy A. Taylor, '84 (JD)
  • Jason R. Thornton, '96 (JD)
  • Sandra M. Wagner, '77 (JD)
  • Brian E. Watkins, '97 (JD)
  • Nicole L. Weil, '11 (JD)
  • Jack B. Winters Jr., '78 (JD)

About the University of San Diego School of Law

Celebrating 60 years of alumni success, the University of San Diego (USD) School of Law is recognized for the excellence of its faculty, depth of its curriculum, and strength of its clinical programs. Each year, USD educates approximately 900 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world. The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest and taxation.

USD School of Law is one of the 81 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates. The law school’s faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 23rd worldwide in all-time faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, nonprofit, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.


Assistant Director, Law School Annual Giving Elyse Amberg


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