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Thomas David Penfield

Thomas David Penfield

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Product Liability

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1974

  1. Personal Injury: 90%
    41 years, 5 thousand cases
  2. Product Liability: 10%
    41 years, 1 thousand cases



Contingent (25-38%)

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Thomas. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • James Nelson Dicks

    I endorse this lawyer. The attorney works very hard for the clients and keeps up with the law by attending legal seminars to assist them in this regard. I endorse this attorney.


    James Dicks Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Casey Gerry Schenk Francavilla Blatt & Penfield, LLP

110 Laurel Street
San Diego, CA, 92101



HILimited license to appear with local counsel201003/17/2013

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Personal InjuryBest Lawyers In America2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Top Attorney 2009 (Personal Injury)San Diego Daily Transcript2009
Super LawyerSuper Lawyer Magazine2009
Super LawyerSuper Lawyer Magazine2008
President's StarConsumer Attorneys of San Diego2003
Environmental Attorney of the YearSierra Club, San Diego Chapter1996

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct Professor of LawUniversity of San Diego Law School1999 - Present
PartnerCasey Gerry Schenk Francavilla Blatt & Penfield, LLP1988 - Present
Clinical Professor of LawUniversity of San Diego Law School1986 - 1988
Supervising Trial AttorneyDefenders Program of San Diego1975 - 1981


Association NamePosition NameDuration
San Diego County Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2011 - Present
Bar Association of Northern San Diego County (North County Bar Association)President2009 - 2010
American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice SectionChairman-Task Force on Plaintiff's Involvement2009 - 2010
American Association for Justice (Association of Trial Lawyers of America)Member1988 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMember1988 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1974 - Present


Publication NameTitleDate
American Association for Justice (AAJ)Whoever Tells the Best Story Wins2008
North County Lawyer MagazineMember Accomplishment2007


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
United States International UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1971

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Trial Lawyers Association of British ColumbiaOpening Statements and Persuasion2010
Personal Injury Section, North County Bar AssociationOpening Statements2010
U. of San Diego Law SchoolOpening Statements2009
American Association of JusticeStorytelling and Jury Trials2008
National College of Trial AdvocacyClosing Statements demonstration2007