Litigation

In complex litigation, twin energies - preparation and persuasion - usually dwarf all factual, legal, or personal elements in achieving a successful outcome. The first is a matter of rigorousness and determination; the second, a matter of experience and art. 

For Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek litigators, superb preparation is the foundation for obtaining a cost-effective resolution for a client, whether through early settlement, pre-trial hearings, or an appearance before a judge, jury, administrative law judge, or arbitration panel. 

Yet persuasiveness - the art of helping someone see why they should hold in your favor - has again and again helped make the most of our disciplined preparation on a client’s behalf.

The firm pioneered development of proprietary trial-presentation software that can make dramatic use of information at trial. In the hands of our top SCMV litigators, it allows complex information to be presented in ways most conducive to understanding and retention, and it enables instant recall and presentation of audio-visual segments - a perfect adjunct for capitalizing on preparedness and persuasiveness.

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Practice Group Leader

Gregory A. Vega
Shareholder & Litigation Department Chair

P: 619.685.3040
E: vega@scmv.com

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Dennis J. Wickham
Shareholder & Chief Information Security Officer

P: 619.685.3135
E: wickham@scmv.com

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Neal P. Panish
Shareholder

P: 619.685.3083
E: panish@scmv.com

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Daniel Eaton
Shareholder

P: 619.685.3052
E: eaton@scmv.com

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Andrea N. Myers
Shareholder

P: 619.685.3095
E: myers@scmv.com

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Robert S. Brewer, Jr.
Of Counsel

P: 619.685.3089
E: brewer@scmv.com

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Gilson B. Gray
Of Counsel

P: 619.685.3039
E: gray@scmv.com

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Ricardo Arias
Associate

P: 619.685.3172
E: arias@scmv.com

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Sarah M. Shekhter
Shareholder

P: 619.685.3146
E: shekhter@scmv.com

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Pj M. Novack
Associate

P: 619.685.3108
E: novack@scmv.com

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Richard D. Gluck
Of Counsel

P: 619.685.3090
E: gluck@scmv.com

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News

SCMV Welcomes Litigator Ora Lupear and Tax Attorney Austin Peterson

Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek (SCMV) is pleased to announce the addition of two attorneys to the firm: Ora Lupear and Austin Peterson. Each brings extensive experience and focused backgrounds to…

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SCMV Shareholder Andrea Myers Named President of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, San Diego Chapter

Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek Shareholder Andrea Myers is serving as the 2024 president of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers San Diego chapter, one of the region’s most vibrant and…

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Six SCMV Attorneys Included on San Diego Super Lawyers 2024 Lists

Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek is pleased to announce that six attorneys at the firm were named to the San Diego Super Lawyers or Super Lawyers Rising Stars lists this year. Representing a diverse…

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SCMV Welcomes Dakota Hickingbottom as an Associate

SCMV is pleased to announce that Dakota Hickingbottom has joined the firm as an associate in the Litigation Department. “I am looking forward to using my litigation experience to be an…

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Sarah Shekhter Named Among Women of Influence in Law

Congratulations to SCMV Shareholder Sarah Shekhter for being named among the San Diego Business Journal’s Women of Influence in Law for 2023. With over a decade of experience in the legal…

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Former Prosecutor Rebecca Zipp Joins SCMV as Of Counsel

SCMV announces that Rebecca F. Zipp has joined the firm’s Litigation Department as of counsel. A former prosecutor with 15 years of experience, Rebecca focuses her practice on complex…

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Richard Gluck Joins SCMV as Of Counsel

SCMV announces that Richard D. Gluck has joined the firm’s Litigation Department as of counsel. A seasoned trial lawyer with more than 30 years of litigation and trial experience,…

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Accomplished Trial Attorney Gilson B. Gray Joins SCMV

SCMV is pleased to announce that Gilson B. Gray joined the firm’s Litigation Department as of counsel. A seasoned trial lawyer, Gilson has extensive experience in the courtroom and is a…

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Andrea Myers Named one of San Diego’s “Leaders in Law” by the San Diego Business Journal

SCMV Shareholder Andrea Myers was named to San Diego Business Journal’s annual “Leaders in Law,” which recognizes attorneys throughout San Diego for their exceptional professional…

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12 SCMV Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023

SCMV is proud to announce that 12 attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 edition. Attorneys named to the list are recognized for professional…

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SCMV Welcomes Two New Associates

SCMV is pleased to announce that Michael Hervey and Jake Sesti have joined the firm as associates. Michael Hervey joined SCMV’s Business Department as a law clerk in 2020. Also a member of…

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SCMV Elects Two New Shareholders

SCMV is pleased to announce that Patrick Haase and Sarah Shekhter were elected shareholders of the firm. Patrick joined the firm’s Estate Planning & Administration Department as an…

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Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek Attorney Robert S. Brewer, Jr.  Awarded Distinguished Public Service Award

Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek attorney Robert S. Brewer, Jr. was honored by the U.S. Coast Guard with a Distinguished Public Service Award. U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Karl Schultz awarded…

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SCMV Earns Top Rankings on “Best Law Firms” 2022 List

Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek is pleased to announce that the firm has received top rankings in San Diego for real estate litigation, real estate law and tax law from U.S. News – Best…

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10 SCMV Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022

We are proud to announce that 10 SCMV attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 edition. Attorneys named to the list are recognized for…

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Dan Eaton and Andrea Myers Named Among SD500

SCMV Shareholders Dan Eaton and Andrea Myers were included in the 2020 edition of the San Diego Business Journal’s SD500, an annual list recognizing 500 of the most influential leaders in San…

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Nine SCMV attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021

We’re proud to announce that nine SCMV attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021 edition. Attorneys named to the list are recognized for…

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Sarah Shekhter Co-Chairs Lincoln High School Mock Trial Competition

SCMV Associate Sarah Shekhter recently co-chaired the 7th Annual Lincoln High School Mock Trial Competition, where she helped gather and organize more than 300 students from 16 competing high…

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2019 San Diego Super Lawyers & Rising Stars

SCMV is proud to announce that six of our attorneys were selected for inclusion on the 2019 San Diego Super Lawyers list. Super Lawyers are outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who…

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Andrea Myers Named Among San Diego’s Most Influential Women

Congratulations to SCMV shareholder Andrea Myers on being selected as one of San Diego’s “Influential Women” by The Daily Transcript. Andrea was selected for the impact her legal…

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Sarah Shekhter Joins SCMV

SCMV announces that Sarah Shekhter has joined the firm’s Litigation Department as an associate. Sarah is a trial attorney, whose practice primarily focuses on complex business matters. She…

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SCMV Named to 2019 “Best Law Firms” List

SCMV has been selected for inclusion in the 2019 “Best Law Firms” rankings by U.S. News & World Report. Firms included on the annual list are recognized for their professional…

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SCMV Attorneys Named Among The Best Lawyers in America

SCMV is proud to announce that The Best Lawyers in America© has selected eight SCMV attorneys for inclusion in its 2019 edition. SCMV Shareholder Dennis Wickham was also recognized as…

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SCMV Litigation: Success Through Preparation and Persuasion

Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek's Litigation department is renowned for its breadth of experience and successful track record in helping clients identify business solutions and obtaining…

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SCMV Adds Ricardo Arias to Cross-Border Practice

SCMV announces that Ricardo Arias has joined the Litigation Department as an associate. Ricardo, who has worked at SCMV since 2013 first as a paralegal then a law clerk, will provide legal services…

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