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Carmela Birnbaum is a trial attorney with Gomez Trial Attorneys. She practices in the single event department of the firm, advocating for injured clients. Prior to joining Gomez Trial Attorneys, Carmela was an associate at a personal injury firm in north county San Diego for many years. She has helped hundreds of injured clients with their recoveries in personal injury cases.
Carmela received her law degree from Berkeley Law. During law school, she held internships at MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund) and the Office of the Attorney General of California. Prior to law school, Carmela earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of California at Berkeley.
After completing law school, Carmela returned to her home-county of Orange County and began her legal career as a Deputy Public Defender at the Office of the Orange County Public Defender. In representing indigent clients, Carmela found her sense of purpose in advocating for others and doing trial work.
Carmela is a member of Consumer Attorneys of San Diego and San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association. In her free time, Carmela enjoys playing tennis, hiking, reading, and spending time with her family.
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