Tony is a San Diego native. He grew up in Poway at a time when it was known as having more horses than people.
In 1981, Tony received his B.S. in Finance and from California State University, Chico. He also minored in Economics. 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 reviewed and rated by other attorneys and judges and based thereon has been designated as “AV Preeminent” since 2001 as listed in Martindale-Hubbell. The Legal Network has listed Tony as one of the best attorneys in California and San Diego Magazine has listed Tony as one of the best attorneys in San Diego.
Tony has been an attorney, primarily practicing as a civil litigator, for over thirty-five 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.
Growing up and seeing his father’s involvement in the community, Tony has sought to serve San Diego in many ways.
Tony served as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Combined Health Agencies (“CHAD”). In 2013, he was named the Volunteer of the Year for CHAD. He served two terms on the Board of Directors for the United Way of San Diego. Tony also served as a member of the Board of the Burn Institute and was a member of its Executive Committee. In 2014, the Burn Institute named Tony as an “outstanding Volunteer”.
Tony has also received awards for his community service from both the State of California Senate and Assembly as well as the City of San Diego.
Tony served as a Judge Pro Tem for the San Diego Municipal Court, Small Claims Division. He also volunteered as a mediator for the San Diego Superior Court to assist resolving the cases filed in the aftermath of the 2008 recession. He has also volunteered with the San Diego Bar Association as a fee arbitrator and as the Chair of the Construction Law Committee.
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.
The following are current or past clients. In addition to those clients specifically listed here, Tony has represented numerous other businesses and individuals, some of whom have provided the testimonials on this web site.
HELIX Environmental Planning
Blue Haven Pools
Midway Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM
Nature’s Choice Produce, Inc.
Water Works, Inc.
Wilson Batiz LLC
Combined Health Agencies
United Way of San Diego