Attorney Profile

John H. Gomez

John Gomez

Gomez Trial Attorneys
655 West Broadway, Suite 1700
San Diego, CA 92101

San Diego

California (CA)



Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2014

Selected to Super Lawyers for 8 years

Practice Areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

General Litigation


John Gomez, original founder and current President of The Gomez Law Firm, attended public high school and Grossmont College prior to his acceptance to Yale University. In 1993, he graduated from the Yale Law School. His legal background includes clerking for a federal judge and service as an Assistant United States Attorney. Mr. Gomez made the transition to private practice in civil trial law in the year 2000.

Mr. Gomez has earned recognition as a trial attorney in San Diego and has been awarded such honors as being named Lawyer of the Year by Lawyers USA as well as San Diego's Trial Lawyer of the Year. Mr. Gomez has received an overwhelming nine Outstanding Trial Lawyer Awards and has a 10.0 rating from Avvo. He currently serves as president for the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego and is a former board member for the San Diego County Bar Association and the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program.

Mr. Gomez believes that the most important element of his career is his clientele. He is also well-known for his community service and charity work. His community involvement includes advocacy to prevent drunk and distracted driving accidents, helping at-risk and foster children and supporting the March of Dimes, among other causes.

Articles about John Gomez appearing in Super Lawyers

The Defense (Never) Rests
John H. Gomez was already a top trial lawyer; then he went back to college—Gerry Spence’s

About John Gomez

Law School: Yale Law School

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Admitted: 1994, California

Professional Webpage:

Honors and Awards:

  • The Consumer Attorneys of San Diego have awarded him an unprecedented nine separate Outstanding Trial Lawyer Awards, Top 100 California Attorney, Los Angeles Daily Journal, 2011
  • Received 6 Outstanding Trial Lawyer Awards from the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, and was named Trial Lawyer of the Year, 2006 & 2011
  • One of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in California as selected by the American Association for Justice
  • AVVO rates him a 10.0 out of 10.0 and he has been voted by his peers as a top ten San Diego litigator
  • 2010 Trial Lawyer of the Year for million and multi-million dollar verdicts he obtained during 2010
  • The San Diego County Bar Association recognized him with its "Community Service" award, 2012
  • Best Lawyers in America named him the Plaintiffs Products Liability Attorney of the Year for 2011 & 2012
  • Top 10 San Diego attorney overall by San Diego Metropolitan Magazine
  • Named a Top 10 Corporate litigator, Top 10 Insurance litigator and Top 10 Personal Injury Litigator by the San Diego Daily Transcript
  • Twice been named San Diego's Trial Lawyer of the Year
  • Lawyers USA named him the national Lawyer of the Year, 2010

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • President, 1000 member Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, 2012
  • Board member, San Diego County Bar Association
  • Member, Executive Committee of the Board of Directors, Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
  • Board of Directors, San Diego County Bar Association
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • President of La Cuna, a nonprofit dedicated to the placement of Latino foster children in permanent and loving homes.  He also has funded an endowment for future scholarships for Latino law students through La Raza Lawyers of San Diego. John has supported the first University of San Diego Alumni Meeting, the Binational event Dos Aguilas for the San Diego Natural History Museum, and Amigos en Concierto of the San Diego Master Chorale
  • Board Member, San Diego Volunteer Lawyers Program

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Adjunct Professor, Trial Advocacy Skills, University of San Diego

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Recent $106 million verdict in the highly publicized De Villers v. County of San Diego trial is the largest wrongful death verdict ever in California
  • Obtained over $200 million in verdicts and settlements with more than 30 verdicts and settlements in excess of one million dollar each

Educational Background:

  • University of San Diego, cum laude, Academic All-American Honors, Member, Toreros Football Team
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