Gomez Law Firm

The Gomez Firm is one of San Diego's premier personal injury and accident law firms.

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Our attorneys are real trial lawyers and are consistantly rated as Top Lawyers in a variety of fields, including mass torts, personal injury, product liability, and insurance.

Main Office


625 Broadway
San Diego  CA  92101

Phone
  • 619-237-3490

John H. Gomez

John Gomez is a nationally recognized trial attorney. A magna cum laude graduate of the University of San Diego, where he also garnered Academic All-American Honors as a member of the Toreros football team, John went on to graduate from Yale Law School in 1993.

Upon graduation from Yale, Gomez spent a year honing his legal skills as a law clerk to a federal judge, and the next three in Los Angeles as an attorney at Latham & Watkins, one of the nation's largest and most prestigious law firms. There, he represented Fortune 500 and other institutional clients in a broad range of complex litigation matters.

In 1997, John accepted a position as a federal prosecutor. An exceptionally effective and award-winning trial lawyer, he tried and won twenty straight felony jury trials, including several lengthy, complex and high-profile criminal prosecutions.

When Gomez returned to private practice in 2000, he brought the same passion for the rule of law and justice to his work in representing "ordinary people." He has taken on some of the most powerful companies in the world and has stood toe to toe with their talented and well-financed lawyers. Since 2000, he has obtained over $160 million in verdicts and settlements for his clients with more than 25 awards exceeding one million dollars each. Perhaps most notably, he has obtained four jury verdicts in excess of one million dollars each in which the defendants offered absolutely nothing whatsoever to settle before trial. He also has obtained the largest wrongful death verdict in California history: $106 million.
Fellow attorneys have consistently recognized John as among the very best in the profession. He is a four-time recipient of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego’s “Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award” for trials in which he obtained million and multi-million dollar verdicts for his clients. He was named the 2006 Consumer Attorneys of San Diego’s Trial Lawyer of the Year, the highest award possible for a San Diego trial attorney. He is an overall “Top 50” attorney among all fields according to the San Diego Daily Transcript’s peer review poll, and every year is voted by his peers for inclusion in both “Super Lawyers” and “Best Lawyers in America” in both the personal injury and products liability fields.

Very active in the legal community, John serves as a member of the executive committee of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, on the Board of Directors of the San Diego County Bar Association, and as the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of “La Cuna”, a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding permanent and loving homes for Latino foster children.

John speaks, reads, and writes Spanish fluently, and in his free time, enjoys spending time with his wife Lisa, son "JD", twins Michael and Analise, and dog Emma. He holds a black belt in Tang Soo Do Korean karate and has completed numerous marathons and half-marathons.
Education
  • Yale Law School
    Juris Doctorate , 1993
    New Haven, CT
  • University of San Diego

    San Diego, CA
    John is a magna cum laude graduate and garnered Academic All-American Honors as a member of the Toreros football team.

Theresa Bowen

Theresa Bowen is a 2008 cum laude graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law and a 1999 graduate of the University of Virginia. Before pursuing a career in law, Theresa worked for the Associated Press and as a reporter for various television news organizations in Baltimore and San Diego.


During law school, Theresa competed in the American Association of Justice trial competition and placed 4th in Region 4 of the National Trial Competition. She won first place in the 1L Trial Advocacy Competition at California Western School of Law and was twice named a Distinguished Advocate. In addition, Theresa was selected as a Litigation Fellow of the Steven L. Snyder Center for Litigation Skills at the University of Baltimore School of Law. During her last year of law school, Theresa worked as a full time law clerk in the General Felony Division of the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office.

Robert N. Hamparyan

Robert N. Hamparyan is one of California’s most active and successful trial lawyers. Robert began his legal career working on behalf of insurance companies and defendants. He now uses that knowledge and experience to represent exclusively ordinary people that have suffered harm because of the wrongful conduct of others.


Robert has a particularly active trial practice. Other attorneys frequently ask him to become involved in complex and high-stakes cases when trial approaches. Clients who he represents always obtain maximum value for their cases because of his ability and willingness to effectively try cases to verdict. He has obtained multiple favorable verdicts and settlements, including multiple recoveries in excess of one million dollars.


Robert has particular expertise in cases involving catastrophic orthopedic, spinal, brain and other injuries. He also has an active trial practice involving insurance bad faith and other wrongful insurance practices. Robert also represents victims of sexual harassment and other employment misconduct.


The Consumer Attorneys of San Diego have named Robert the 2008 Trial Lawyer of the Year. That is the highest award a San Diego trial lawyer can receive. Robert received the award for his work in 2008, including 5 highly successful jury trial verdicts and several settlements in excess of one million dollars.


When not in trial, Robert enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 sons and staying physically active.

Laura Sasaki

Laura Sasaki brings the insight and perspective of defending personal injury cases to representing plaintiffs. She was a partner at an insurance and corporate defense firm in Orange County before moving to San Diego. She defended cases involving slip and fall injuries, motor vehicle collisions, construction site accidents, toxic tort liability, wrongful death, sexual harassment, insurance bad faith and broker liability, and real estate broker claims.


After spending years on the defense, Laura is extremely grateful for the opportunity to now help those who have been injured and wronged. She strives for excellence, fighting for the rights of her clients.


Laura earned her Juris Doctorate from Western State University College of Law in Irvine, California. She knew she wanted to be a trial attorney after working as a law clerk in the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. She has handled numerous trials, arbitrations and mediations.


Laura enjoys running, cycling, triathlons, and spending time with her husband, family, friends and dog. She has competed in over 20 marathons, 3 Ironman triathlons, and road and criterium races.

Jeremiah Lowe

Jeremiah has focused his legal career on representing individuals in catastrophic personal injury matters as well as employment disputes. He graduated from California Western School of Law in July 2005. There, he focused much attention on trial advocacy, and participated on his school’s trial team. His efforts earned him multiple academic awards including an award for academic excellence in trial practice.


Throughout his career, Jeremiah has managed to resolve countless complex cases with favorable results for his clients. He works closely with his clients to understand not only the facts of their case but understand their needs so as to help them get through their difficult times. He also understands the importance of giving clients the necessary personal attention that they deserve.


When Jeremiah is not working, he spends much of his time outdoors. He is active in several sports, including snowboarding, wakeboarding, volleyball, and softball, and enjoys exploring all that San Diego has to offer. He also commits his time to helping those less fortunate, volunteering with the Legal Aid of San Diego, including assistance with their mediation program for juveniles in rehabilitation facilities as well as providing assistance to individuals who were devastated by the San Diego wildfires in 2007. He believes that it is important to give back to the San Diego community.

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