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Litigation

Tony’s practice is and has been primarily focused on litigation, whether in the form of state or federal court suits, private arbitrations or administrative proceedings.  He has represented and continues to represent both plaintiffs and defendants.  Tony has appeared in California Superior Courts from San Diego to San Francisco to Palm Springs.  He has also appeared before U.S. District Courts in the Southern and Central Districts of California as well as in Arizona.  He has argued cases before California’s Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District as well as the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Tony’s peers have consistently recognized his abilities as being on a par with the highest level of skills and ethics in San Diego by designating him as “AV” in the Martindale Hubbell Law Directory.

While he is prepared to take his cases to court judgment, jury verdict or arbitration award, Tony recognizes that resolving a case through a negotiated settlement may be the best result for a client.  His training in mediation, through the American Arbitration Association and the San Diego Mediation Center, as well as his participation in hundreds of mediation sessions, has allowed him to achieve excellent results for clients through negotiated settlements.