Tony is a San Diego native. He grew up in Poway at a time when it was known as having more horses than people. He and his family now reside in Carmel Valley.
In 1981, Tony received his B.S. in Finance and Economics from California State University, Chico. Upon graduation, he worked at Pacific Gas & Electric at its headquarters in San Francisco. He returned to San Diego and entered the University of San Diego School of Law where he was a member of the Jessup International Law Moot Court Team. Tony received his J.D. from USD in 1985.
Tony has been an attorney, primarily practicing as a civil litigator, for thirty years. He was previously a partner at Higgs, Fletcher & Mack and Duckor Spradling & Metzger. He set up his own practice to bring a more focused and “hands on” approach to work with his clients.
In March 2013, San Diego Magazine named Tony Mahavier as one of the top civil litigation attorneys in San Diego County. Tony has been rated by other attorneys and judges as “AV Preeminent” for fifteen years and as listed in Martindale-Hubbell.
Growing up and seeing his father’s involvement in the community, Tony has sought to serve San Diego in many ways.
Tony has been a member of the Board of Directors for the Burn Institute for almost ten years and serves on its Executive and Personnel Committees. He previously served two different terms, for a total of five years, on the Board of Directors for the United Way of San Diego. Tony is currently the Board Chair of the Combined Health Agencies and previously served in the same capacity.
Tony also served as the Chairman of the North County Chapter of Ducks Unlimited; the Chapter was founded by his father and other North County residents.