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Sean T. Cahill, the principal of the firm, is an experienced litigator and trial attorney emphasizing practice areas in commercial transportation, high risk operation claims, construction, personal injury, real estate, business, sports & entertainment and employment. The firm's clients seek and rely on Mr. Cahill's common sense approach to simplifying otherwise seemingly complex legal matters. Mr. Cahill is an arbitrator for the Contractors State Licensing Board and Better Business Bureau in which he presides over a variety of business and construction disputes and has been involved in numerous industry boards and organizations. He has served on the Board of Directors for the San Diego Defense Lawyers and is a sought-after conference speaker. Mr. Cahill has received the highest rating (AV) from Martindale-Hubbell. With more than 20 years of experience, Mr. Cahill is a hands-on attorney with a record and reputation for successful results for clients.


Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas


  1. Transportation: 35%
    25 years
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
    25 years
  3. Environmental and Natural Resources: 10%
  4. Entertainment: 10%
    25 years
  5. Other: 20%
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Contact Info

624 Broadway Unit 501
San Diego, CA, 92101-5421



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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top Lawyer Commercial TransportationSan Diego Magazine2014
Southern California Top LawyerAmerican Lawyer Magazine2014
Southern California Top Rated LawyersLos Angeles Times2014
Top Lawyer Commercial TransportationSan Diego Magazine2013
Semi-Finalist Top PI/Property Damage Attorney San DiegoSan Diego Daily Transcript
Highest Rating (AV) 5 out of 5 Peer ReviewMartindale-Hubbell2008
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerCahill & Associates2009 - Present
ShareholderBalestreri, Pendelton & Potocki2003 - 2009
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Trucking Industry Defense AssociationAssociate Member2007 - Present
San Diego Defense Lawyers AssociationBoard Member2005 - 2007
Contractor State Licensing BoardArbitrator1996 - Present
Better Business BureauArbitrator1989 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Evanoff v. Edick & Watt, Inc. RIC542713The jury rendered a defense verdict following a six week trial in Riverside Superior Court.
Stone v. Hot Dogger Tours, Inc., dba Gold Coast Tours LASC No. EC048419The jury rendered a defense verdict on liability finding Defendants not negligent following a three week trial in Los Angeles Superior Court-Glendale.
James Laina v. Music Express Inc., Stacey Koon (56-2012-00427670-CU-PA-VTA)The jury rendered a defense verdict finding Defendants not negligent following a three week trial in Ventura County Superior Court.
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Publication NameTitleDate
Journal of Explosives & EngineeringDefending a Blasting Case at Trial2002
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western SOLLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
San Diego State UnivFinanceBS - Bachelor of Science1984
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
International Society of Explosives & Enginering ConferenceElimination of Strict Liabity from the Blasting Context2004