About Tony

California Assembly recognitionTony 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 minored in 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 reviewed and rated by other attorneys and judges and based thereon has been designated as “AV Preeminent” 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 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.

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 award for his community service from both the State of California Senate and Assembly.

Legal Network Top LawyersGrowing up and seeing his father’s involvement in the community, Tony has sought to serve San Diego in many ways.

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.

He has also volunteered for both the Superior Court of San Diego County and the San Diego County Bar Association in the past.

Representative clients:

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
Midway Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM
Nature’s Choice Produce, Inc.
Water Works, Inc.
Wilson Batiz LLC
Kleinfelder
Pardee Homes

Charity:

Burn Institute
Combined Health Agencies
Night at the Padres!
United Way of San Diego
Elder Help
Ducks Unlimited