USD School of Law Alumni Named Our City San Diego’s Litigators of the Year

Alumni Named Our City San Diego’s Litigators of the Year

SAN DIEGO (JUNE 29, 2017) - The Our City San Diego Magazine announced its annual “Litigators of the Year” list, honoring emerging developers, brokers, lawyers, and public officials who are helping to shape San Diego’s future. Included in the list are University of San Diego (USD) School of Law alumni Jeffrey L. Hogue, ’04 (JD), Debra J. Wyman, ’97 (JD), Brian E. Watkins, ’97 (JD), and David Casey, Jr, ’74 (JD).

Hogue is a partner in the San Diego office of Hogue & Belong. Hogue’s practice includes employment, class actions personal injury, sexual harassment and real estate law. Hogue also has successfully litigated several products liability and premises liability cases, resulting in large monetary awards.

Wyman specializes in securities litigation and has litigated numerous cases against public companies in state and federal courts. She has been named a Top Women Lawyer by the Daily Journal, a Litigator of the Year by Our City San Diego, and has been a Super Lawyer for the past two consecutive years.

Watkins has extensive trial experience in both criminal and civil matters. Watkins represents clients in cases involving white-collar crimes, fraud and embezzlement, domestic violence, possession and sales of drugs, and driving under the influence. He also handles probation violations and expungements.

Casey specializes in serious personal injury, wrongful death, products liability and serious head injury/brain trauma. Over a nearly 40-year legal career, he served as a president of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (now American Association for Justice) – the world’s largest trial bar –and has been lauded with more than 60 professional awards.

Read the full article here.


About the University of San Diego School of Law

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 800 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 84 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 35th nationally and 6th on the West Coast among U.S. law faculties in scholarly impact and 24th nationally and 6th on the West Coast 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, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.


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