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Deborah Dixon is the Managing Partner of the Complex Department at Gomez Trial Attorneys. The Complex Department litigates class actions and mass torts. Gomez Trial Attorneys’ class action practice focuses on defective products, consumer claims and statutory violations. In one year, she co-tried a multi-week federal class action jury trial and a state class action jury trial, a rare occurrence in class action cases. She actively litigates class actions in San Diego and federal courts across California. She has been approved by federal and state courts as lead class counsel in several class action cases. Deborah has also litigated mass tort actions, where many individuals are harmed by the same product. Gomez Trial Attorneys’ mass tort practice focuses on harmful pharmaceutical and medical devices as well as wide-spread corporate wrong-doing or fraud.
Prior to joining Gomez Trial Attorneys, Deborah had significant litigation with complex matters as a partner with a local San Diego firm. Deborah litigated hundreds of complex cases and completed several trials and arbitrations.
Deborah has been named a Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers every year since 2016 and was a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in 2014 and 2015. In 2014, Deborah was named by San Diego Metro Magazine as one of the best and brightest in San Diego in its “40 Under 40” designation. The San Diego Business Journal named Deborah as “Best of the Bar” since 2014. Deborah has been recognized by the San Diego Daily Transcript as a Top Attorney in 2015 and the 2012 Top Young Attorney, as well as a 2012 Woman of Influence. She was named Rising Star Alumni of the Year by California Western School of Law.
Deborah is a board member on the San Diego County Bar Foundation and San Diego Inns of Court. She was honored to have been selected to be a Lawyer Representative to serve the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. Deborah is also a past-president of Lawyers Club of San Diego, the largest professional association in San Diego. Lawyers Club’s mission is the advancement of women in law and society, and Deborah dedicates her time to raising awareness and educating about issues affecting gender equality. Prior to being elected President, Deborah served for three years as a Director on Lawyers Club’s Board of Directors, where she has chaired numerous committees and events and was the Vice President of Programming. Deborah also served as a co-chair for Fund for Justice, Lawyers Club’s non-profit.
Deborah graduated from California Western School of Law in 2007, and she remains active in mentoring young lawyers and law students; she served as the President of the Alumni Association Board of Directors; an adjunct professor of trial skills for the Distinguished Advocates Trial Skills class and an adjunct in Alternative Dispute Resolution.
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