The Consumer Attorneys of San Diego (CASD) will give out five Outstanding Trial Lawyer Awards in recognition of outstanding verdicts in connection with a jury trial to three attorneys at The Gomez Law Firm: John H. Gomez, Robert Hamparyan and James S. Iagmin at its annual Awards and Installation Dinner to be held at the U.S. Grant on Oct. 28.
According to CASD, the Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award is given to individuals based in San Diego, responsible for an outstanding verdict in connection with a jury trial involving a civil or criminal matter. The case must be tried to a verdict. Other criteria include ingenuity, liability aspects, service to the community and the amount of the verdict.
Carmel Valley resident, attorney John Gomez and James S. Iagmin will receive the award for the case of Wieder v. San Diego Unified Schook District, et al. In that case, Gomez and Iagmin obtained a $1.25 million verdict for an underage female student that had a sexual relationship with her high school teacher.
John H. Gomez and James Iagmin will receive the award a second time, for the case of Chapman v. Tolo. In that case, Gomez and Iagmin obtained a nearly $2 million verdict for a young Marine Corps reservist that crashed into a black out car on the I-162 near Mission Valley.
The Gomez Law Firm is a boutique plaintiff's law firm that since 2000, has obtained over $190 million in verdicts and settlements for its clients. Gomez resides in Carmel Valley with his wife Lisa Prange Gomez, a director at Sempra energy, and their three children.