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Max E. Halpern

Junior Partner


Max Halpern is a trial lawyer at Gomez Trial Attorneys and specializes in litigating catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, sexual assault, child sexual abuse, boy scout sexual abuse, and religious sexual abuse. Since joining Gomez Trial Attorneys, Mr. Halpern has worked to successfully help recover tens of millions of dollars for his clients in settlements and trials against those responsible.

• In 2019, Mr. Halpern and Allison Worden obtained a $3,335,000 settlement for a 79-year-old woman who was injured on a business premises in Chula Vista, CA.

• In 2019, Mr. Halpern and Allison Worden obtained a $2,700,000 settlement from a corporation that allowed a dangerous customer on their property to harm another customer.

• From 2018-2019, Mr. Halpern and Allison Worden have recovered over $7,000,000 for children and adults who were victims of physical and sexual abuse.

Alongside Partner Allison Worden, Mr. Halpern litigates in the Children’s Rights and Sexual Abuse/Assault practice at Gomez Trial Attorneys. Mr. Halpern has extensive experience in cases representing child and adult survivors of physical and sexual abuse at a church, daycare, business property, school or other “supervised” environment. Mr. Halpern is currently representing victims of childhood sexual abuse and trauma through California’s new law allowing new cases to be filed against institutions such as schools, churches and other youth-serving organizations.

Mr. Halpern received his law degree from the University of San Diego, cum laude, and his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from UC San Diego. As a law student, Mr. Halpern wrote for the San Diego Law Review and worked as a Research Assistant for Author and Professor of Law Orly Lobel. During law school, Mr. Halpern clerked for the California Attorney General and City of Oceanside City Attorney Office.

Fluent in Spanish, Mr. Halpern works with many of the firm’s Spanish-speaking clients. Mr. Halpern studied Spanish through the University of California Education Abroad Program in Cordoba, Spain and lived in Madrid for two years working in the Auxiliar de Conversación program through Spain’s Ministry of Education.

Mr. Halpern is a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California and Consumer Attorneys of San Diego. Outside of his law practice, Mr. Halpern enjoys going to the beach, film, literature, and playing basketball.

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