CLS(CA) - Legal Malpractice; CLS(CA) - Civil Trial Advocacy; ABOTA member since 2007
Since 1981, I have practiced full time in California (some cases in Arizona) principally in the area of plaintiffs' professional negligence, having represented clients in legal malpractice, medical malpractice, and dental malpractice cases. I feel very fortunate to have been of service to so many people in search of justice for themselves and family members.
Ours is a small firm who believes in the team approach to problem solving. In addition to me, Wolfe Legal Group consists of attorney Lann McIntyre, a 28-year lawyer well-versed in appellate law and business litigation, also a graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law; Deborah Hartsough, paralegal; Lisa Ferma, legal assistant, Dana D'Orazio, file clerk, and Loretta Rhea, our bookkeeper.
We have as our clients mainly individuals, families of injured persons, and small business owners who cannot afford to hire large law firms at astronomical rates. Despite our small size, we are efficient and extremely service oriented. Every team member is familiar with each and every client and their cases. We provide excellent and prompt client service --- something many large firms are simply unable to do.
We look forward to being able to assist you in your legal, medical, and dental malpractice matters.
Hourly ($350-375/hour), contingent (33-40%), Retainer (always)
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Ms. Wolfe is one of the best attorneys I have ever worked with. Her commitment to her clients is unparalleled. Her experience in the field of civil litigation and trial work is extensive. She is smart and well-respected by her colleagues. She is knowledgeable and is considered an expert in the litigation of legal malpractice and ethics cases. She is also one of a small number of California lawyers to have received the designation of Specialist in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Legal Specialization. I would not hesitate to hire Ms. Wolfe myself or to refer a good friend or colleague to her.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Trial Lawyer of the Year||CASD||2005|
|Outstanding Trial Lawyer||Consumer Attorneys of San Diego||2002|
|Top 10 Legal Malpractice Lawyers in California (Plaintiff)||California Lawyer Magazine||2002|
|Outstanding Trial Lawyer||Consumer Attorneys of San Diego||2000|
|Trial Lawyer of the Year||CASD||1996|
|California Lawyer of the Year (CLAY)||California Lawyer Magazine||1996|
|Outstanding Trial Lawyer||Consumer Attorneys of San Diego||1995|
|Outstanding Trial Lawyer||CASD||1987|
|Adjunct Professor (Trial lawyering skills)||University of San Diego School of Law||2006 - Present|
|Principal||Wolfe Legal Group, PC||2006 - Present|
|Shareholder||Nugent Weinman Abbene Alcock & Wolfe||1996 - 2006|
|Owner||Wolfe & McDonald||1991 - 2005|
|Owner||Law Office of Deborah A. Wolfe||1989 - 1991|
|Associate, Principal, Owner||Various small firms||1981 - 1989|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|San Diego County Bar Association||Legal Ethics Committee||2008 - 2008|
|ABOTA (American Board of Trial Advocates)||N/A||2007 - Present|
|CASD||Past president||1996 - 1996|
|Lawyers Club of San Diego||Board member||1981 - Present|
|Kathleen Hall v. Robert Mansueto, DDS||$385,000 verdict for general and special damages|
|Killman v. Bloomingdale||Verdict of $260,000, $100,000 in punitives|
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|National Institute of Trial Advocacy(NITA)||Instructor Training||N/A||2006|
|Trial Lawyers College (Gerry Spence)||Trial skills||Graduate||1999|
|Texas Christian University||N/A||Other - Bachelors||N/A|
|University of San Diego School of Law||N/A||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|