Thomas D. Penfield

Thomas D. Penfield: Attorney with Casey Gerry Schenk Francavilla Blatt & Penfield, LLP AV stamp icon
Attorney Awards


Peer Selected as San Diego County (Personal Injury) "Top Attorney," San Diego Daily Transcript, 2009 and 2012. Best Lawyers in America, 2011-2014 editions. San Diego Magazine, Personal Injury, April 2011. San Diego Metro Magazine, Personal Injury, February 2011. Listed, Top 5% of Personal Injury Attorneys, San Diego Super Lawyers Magazine, 2009-present. Recipient, Environmental Law Award, Sierra Club, San Diego Chapter, 1996. Author: "Toxic Torts and Equitable Indemnification," Trial Bar News, Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, Vol. 15, Issue 1, January 1992, Reprinted in California Trial Lawyers Forum, Vol. 22, No. 4, May 1992; "Asbestos In Buildings: What to Do?," 1991 San Diego County Office & Business Parks Guide, San Diego Building Owners & Managers Association, Inc. and Greater San Diego Chamber of Commerce, 1991; "Representing the Innocent Mother in Child Sexual Abuse Case," Trial Bar News, Vol. 9, Issue, 1986; "Preparation for Cross Exam of the Child in Sexual Abuse Case," Trial Bar News, Vol. 8, Issue 9, November-December 1985; "Motion to set aside Information," California Defender, Vol. 2, No. 3, 1988. Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor of Law, Trial Advocacy and Criminal Clinic, University of San Diego Law School, 1986-1988. Adjunct Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law, 2001, 2003, 2004-2012. Chairman and Member, San Diego County Juvenile Justice Commission, 1983-1988. Protem Judge, Juvenile Court, 1982-1988. Arbitrator, San Diego Superior Court, 1985-2006.

Areas of Practice (40)

  • Personal Injury
  • Accidents
  • Animal Attacks
  • Aquatic Injuries
  • Automobile Accidents and Injuries
  • Automobile Negligence
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Bodily Injury
  • Brain Injury
  • Bus Accidents
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Dog Bites
  • Electrical Injury
  • Head Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents and Injuries
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Pedestrian Injuries
  • Plaintiffs Personal Injury
  • Power Line Contact Injury
  • School Bus Accidents
  • Severe Burns
  • Slip and Fall
  • Spinal Injury
  • Third Party Wrongful Death
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Premises Liability
  • Inadequate Security
  • Negligent Security
  • Premises Security
  • Torts
  • Civil Liability
  • Tort Liability
  • Transportation
  • Common Carrier Liability Law
  • Motor Carrier Liability
  • Truck Accidents
  • Trucking Liability
  • Litigation
  • Civil Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
619-272-6984  Phone
619-238-1811  Phone
619-544-9232  Fax
University Attended:
United States International University, B.A., 1971
Law School Attended:
California Western School of Law, J.D., 1974
Year of First Admission:
1974, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California; 1982, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 1997, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; 1974, California; 1990, Nebraska; 1983, U.S. Supreme Court
San Diego County Bar Association, Board of Directors (2010-2013), (Chairman: Criminal Justice Committee, 1984; Juvenile Law Committee, 1983-1988); North San Diego County Bar Association (President, Board of Directors, 2009; Member, Board of Directors, 2005-2009; Co-Chairman, Personal Injury Section, 2002; Chairman, Personal Injury Section, 2004); State Bar of California; Consumer Attorneys of San Diego; Consumer Attorneys of California; American Association for Justice (Officer, Bicycle Litigation Committee); American Bar Association (Member, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section; Chair, Task Force on Plaintiff's Involvement; Member, Continuing Legal Education).
Birth Information:
Burbank, California, September 2, 1949
Reported Cases:
City of San Diego v. U.S. Gypsum, 30 Cal.App. 4th 575 (1994).
Payment Information:
  • Free Initial Consultation

Peer Reviews

A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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