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About Thomas Penfield
With a distinguished legal background, he has been inducted into the American Board of Trial Advocates – an invitation only organization for top trial lawyers – and is one of only 11 California and two San Diego lawyers recognized as a Diplomate of Trial Advocacy by the American Association for Justice’s National College of Advocacy.
He was a supervising trial lawyer with the Defenders Program of San Diego and then a clinical Professor at the University of San Diego School of Law before joining CaseyGerry in 1988. He continues to teach as an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego School of Law and regularly lectures both nationally and internationally on trial techniques and persuasion.
During his tenure with the firm, he has handled numerous multi-million dollar cases, concentrating his practice on personal injury, products liability and class actions, including serving as co-counsel in a jury trial representing H&H Cerritos against U.S. Mineral Products, Inc. – obtaining a $14.1 million verdict. He has also been involved in numerous class action lawsuits, including a case against the City of San Diego – an effort that helped residents reclaim millions in damages that was mischarged for sewer services – which was settled for $40 million.
- American Board of Trial Advocates
- American Association for Justice
- Consumer Attorneys of California
- Bar Association North San Diego County
- American Inns of Court
- Lawyers Club of San Diego
California Western School of LawJ.D.
U.S. International UniversityB.A.