Butz Dunn & DeSantis A Professional Corporation

Law Firm in San Diego, CA

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Firm Overview

Butz Dunn & DeSantis was founded in 1982 and enjoys recognition by both the legal community and the judiciary for its successful representation of clients in complex litigation matters. Butz Dunn & DeSantis is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers and acknowledgments include election to the distinguished American College of Trial Lawyers and a listing in The Best Lawyers in America.
Main Office

Main Office
101 West Broadway
Suite 1700
San Diego  CA  92101

Phone
  • 619-233-4777
Fax
  • 619-231-0341
Business
Areas of Law
-Complex Civil
-Trial and Appellate Practice in all State and Federal Courts. -Business and Commercial Litigation
-Professional Liability
-Employment Litigation and Advisement
-Directors and Officers Liability
-Public Sector Law
-Business and Corporate Representation
-Class Action Litigation
-Antitrust and Unfair Competition and Securities Litigation
-Wrongful Termination
-Sexual Harassment
-Racial Discrimination

Douglas M. Butz

Attorney in San Diego, CA

Areas of Law:
-Complex Litigation
-Business Law
-Corporate Law
-Professional Liability
-Securities Litigation
-Class Actions
-Litigation
-Antitrust
-Unfair Competition

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Shareholder

Admission Details:
Admitted in 1974, California

Law School Attended:
University of Southern California
Class of 1974
J.D.

University Attended:
San Diego State University
Class of 1971
B.S.

Birth Information:
Born in 1949
Long Beach, California, January 12, 1949

Associations & Memberships:
State Bar of California; San Diego County Bar Association; American College of Trial Lawyers; American Board of Trial Advocates (President, San Diego Chapter, 1994-1995); Litigation Counsel of America; Association of Business Trial Lawyers; International Association of Defense Counsel; Professional Liability Underwriting Society; American Inn of Court (Master of the Bench); San Diego Inn of Court, a College of Advocacy (President, 1990); Louis M. Welsh American Inn of Court.
Education
  • University of Southern California
    Juris Doctorate , 1974

K. Elizabeth Dunn

Attorney in San Diego, CA

Areas of Law:
-Employment Litigation
-Complex Litigation

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Shareholder

Admission Details:
Admitted in 1982, California

Law School Attended:
University of Southern California
Class of 1982
J.D.

University Attended:
University of California at Los Angeles
Class of 1979
B.A.

Birth Information:
Born in 1957
Oakland, California, April 21, 1957

Associations & Memberships:
San Diego County and American (Member, Labor and Employment Law Sections) Bar Associations; State Bar of California; Association of Southern California Defense Counsel; San Diego Defense Lawyers
Education
  • University of Southern California
    Juris Doctorate , 1982

Kevin V. DeSantis

Attorney in San Diego, CA

Areas of Law:
-Complex Litigation
-Professional Liability
-Business Law
-Corporate Law

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Shareholder

Admission Details:
Admitted in 1988, California

Law School Attended:
University of San Diego
Class of 1988
J.D.

University Attended:
University of California at Irvine
Class of 1985
B.S.

Birth Information:
Born in 1962
Inglewood, California, July 23, 1962

Associations & Memberships:
State Bar of California; San Diego County Bar Association (Co-Chair, Legal Malpractice Committee); Orange County Bar Association; San Diego Defense Lawyers; Association of Southern California Defense Counsel; Association of Business Trial Lawyers; Louis M. Welsh Chapter of the American Inns of Court; American Institute of Architects; Litigation Counsel of America
Education
  • University of San Diego
    Juris Doctorate , 1988

Kevin J. Healy

Attorney in San Diego, CA

Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award.

Areas of Law:
-Litigation
-Professional Liability

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Shareholder

Admission Details:
-Admitted in 1992, California
-U.S. District Court, Central and Southern Districts of California
-U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Law School Attended:
California Western School of Law
Class of 1992
J.D.
cum laude

University Attended:
Brandeis University
Class of 1985
B.A.

Birth Information:
Born in 1962
Boston, Massachusetts, July 10, 1962
Education
  • California Western School of Law
    Juris Doctorate, cum laude , 1992

James A. McFaul

Attorney in San Diego, CA

Areas of Law:
-Civil Litigation
-Professional Liability

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Shareholder

Admission Details:
-Admitted in 2004, New Jersey
-2005, New York
-2007, California

Law School Attended:
Seton Hall University
Class of 2004
J.D.

University Attended:
Franklin & Marshall College
Class of 2001
B.A.

Birth Information:
Born in 1979
1979

Associations & Memberships:
San Diego County and American Bar Association; State Bar of California; American Association for Justice; Association of Business and Trial Lawyers; San Diego Defense Lawyers; Louis M. Welsh Chapter of the American Inns of Court
Education
  • Seton Hall University
    Juris Doctorate , 2004

Cara L. Patton

Attorney in San Diego, CA

Judicial Extern to the Honorable William McCurine, Jr., U.S. District Court, Southern District of California. Law Clerk at the United States Attorney's Office, Civil Division. Author: "The Green Revolution Will Not Be Televised," YNLD For The Record, April 2008; "Baby Steps Towards Environmentalism In The Workplace," YNLD For The Record, May 2008; "Home Is Where The Recycled, Sustainable, Organic, Local Heart Is," YNLD For The Record, June 2008.

Areas of Law:
-Business Litigation
-Professional Liability
-Labor and Employment

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Associate

Admission Details:
-Admitted in 2006, California
-U.S. District Court, Central and Eastern Districts of California

Law School Attended:
Lewis & Clark Law School
Class of 2006
J.D.

University Attended:
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Class of 2003
B.B.A.

Birth Information:
Born in 1980
1980

Associations & Memberships:
State Bar of California; Oregon State Bar.
Education
  • Lewis & Clark Law School
    Juris Doctorate , 2006

David D. Cardone

Attorney in San Diego, CA

Areas of Law:
Litigation

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Associate

Admission Details:
Admitted in 2003, Pennsylvania and U.S. District Court, Eastern, Western and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania
2008, California and U.S. District Court, Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern Districts of California

Law School Attended:
Duquesne University School of Law
Class of 2003
J.D.

University Attended:
Pennsylvania State University
Class of 1999
B.A.
Education
  • Duquesne University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 2003

Adam P. O'Connor

Attorney in San Diego, CA

Adam O'Connor received his B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1997. He graduated from the University of San Diego, School of Law, where he received the CALI award for excellence in Scientific Evidence. He was admitted to the California State Bar in 2008 and is a member of the San Diego County Bar. Before attending Law School, Mr. O'Connor worked as a research scientist at Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute, The Scripps Research Institute, and UCSD. He was a co-author or technical assistant for several articles in peer-reviewed journals. Since joining DiCaro, Coppo & Popcke, Mr. O'Connor has focused on the defense of healthcare providers in medical malpractice and physician peer review matters. Mr. O'Connor and his wife have four children, and they are involved with the McKinley Elementary School Foundation in North Park. Mr. O'Connor also enjoys coaching youth baseball and soccer, and participates in the YMCA Adventure Guides program with his children. In his free time, Mr. O'Connor enjoys golf, camping, ocean sports, and exploring the local beaches, mountains and deserts

Areas of Law:
-Civil Litigation
-Professional Liability


Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Associate

Admission Details:
Admitted in 2008, California

Law School Attended:
University of San Diego School of Law
Class of 1998
J.D.

University Attended:
University of California, Berkeley
Class of 1997
B.A.

Languages:
Spanish

Associations & Memberships:
San Diego County Bar Association; Louis M. Welsh Inns of Court; Irish-American Bar Association of San Diego.
Education
  • University of San Diego School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1998

Joy Shedlosky

Attorney in San Diego, CA

Inducted into The Order of Barristers, 2008.

Areas of Law:
-Civil Litigation
-Professional Liability
-Labor and Employment

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Associate

Admission Details:
Admitted in 2008, California

Law School Attended:
University of San Diego
Class of 2008
J.D.

University Attended:
University of California, San Diego
Class of 2004
B.A.

Associations & Memberships:
San Diego County Bar Association; State Bar of California; Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego; Korean American Bar Association of San Diego; San Diego Defense Lawyers.
Education
  • University of San Diego
    Juris Doctorate , 2008

Emily Straub

Attorney in San Diego, CA

Areas of Law:
-Civil Litigation
-Professional Liability
-Labor and Employment

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Associate

Admission Details:
Admitted in 2008, California

Law School Attended:
Duquesne University School of Law
Class of 2008
J.D.

University Attended:
Clark University
Class of 2002
B.A.
magna cum laude

Birth Information:
Born in 1979
1979

Associations & Memberships:
San Diego County and Orange County Bar Associations; State Bar of California.
Education
  • Duquesne University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 2008

Jessica G. Wilson

Attorney in San Diego, CA

Active Alumnus, American Inns of Court, Louis M. Welsh Chapter No. 9. Board Member, University of San Diego Law Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Areas of Law:
Civil Litigation

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Associate

Admission Details:
Admitted in 2007, California

Law School Attended:
University of San Diego School of Law
Class of 2006
J.D.

University Attended:
University of San Diego
B.A.
Economics

Associations & Memberships:
San Diego County Bar Association; State Bar of California.
Education
  • University of San Diego School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 2006
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