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HAMILTON ARENDSEN

Mr.Arendsen has been recognized by his peers as one of the Nation’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers, a nationally-recognized Super Lawyer and Lawyer of Distinction, and received the Outstanding Trial Lawyer award. He also a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Hamilton Arendsen is one of the founding partners of Arendsen Braddock LLP. 

Mr. Arendsen founded the firm after a distinguished career with the Justice Department, having served as a Deputy Chief in the Trial Section of the United States Attorney’s Office here in San Diego. In addition to trying his own cases, Mr. Arendsen supervised a team of prosecutors and received the Certificate of Congressional Recognition for his work prosecuting violent crime and drug trafficking cases. An experienced trial lawyer with over 30 jury trials to his credit, Mr. Arendsen now puts his advocacy skills to work representing individuals who have suffered catastrophic injuries and their families. He has been recognized by his peers as one of the Nation’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers, a nationally-recognized Super Lawyer and Lawyer of Distinction, and received the Outstanding Trial Lawyer award.  He also has a perfect 10 rating on Avvo, the nation’s leading attorney review website, and is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. 
 
Mr. Arendsen grew up in Wisconsin and then attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. He graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Political Science in 1997, earning honors from Phi Beta Kappa and the Golden Key National Honor Society. Mr. Arendsen then attended the University of Illinois College of Law, where he served on the Law Review, the board of the Public Interest Law Foundation, and provided free legal services to victims of domestic abuse and low-income families through the school’s clinic. In 2000, Mr. Arendsen graduated summa cum laude and Order of the Coif, and then began a clerkship with the Honorable Henry A. Politz on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

After his clerkship, Mr. Arendsen joined the nationally renowned law firm of Gibson Dunn as a litigation associate in their San Francisco office. While at Gibson, Mr. Arendsen focused on high profile antitrust cases, securities fraud, and other areas of complex litigation. He also dedicated a portion of his practice to pro bono projects, earning the Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service Award from the San Francisco Bar Association. Mr. Arendsen left Gibson in 2004 to join the United States Attorney’s Office in San Diego, where he took numerous difficult cases to trial and earned a reputation as a tenacious courtroom advocate. In 2007, Mr. Arendsen returned to Wisconsin for two years, supplementing his civil litigation and white-collar experience while working at Godfrey & Kahn in Madison.

Mr. Arendsen then returned to the United States Attorney’s Office in San Diego in 2009, where he became a Deputy Chief in the Trial Section of the office. In addition to trying his own cases, Mr. Arendsen supervised a team of prosecutors. He also received the Certificate of Congressional Recognition and the Police Department Meritorious Unit Citation for his work prosecuting violent crime and drug trafficking cases.

In 2012, Mr. Arendsen left government service to hone his civil trial skills at Gomez Trial Attorneys. While working with the Gomez firm, Mr. Arendsen built a reputation as a compassionate, zealous, and trusted advocate for his clients. His successes included helping secure a $5,000,000 settlement in a federal wrongful death case and obtaining a million dollar judgment after a jury trial for a well-deserving client who suffered a significant ankle fracture after being struck by a car in downtown San Diego.

Mr. Arendsen then went on to secure numerous multi-million dollar recoveries for his clients while working as partner with Arendsen Cane Molnar LLP before founding Arendsen Braddock LLP.

In addition to helping his clients in the courtroom, Mr. Arendsen continues to focus on public service. He currently serves on the Board of Second Chance, an organization dedicated to providing job training and life skills to disadvantaged youth and individuals coming out of custody. Mr. Arendsen also enjoys presenting at local grade schools for Constitution Day, working with law school moot court teams, and participating in community outreach programs put on by the Federal District Court and other organizations. He is an active member of the Lawyer’s Club and the Federal Bar Association and enjoys emceeing various events for the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, as well as teaching trial advocacy courses at local law schools.

Mr. Arendsen lives with his wife, Anne, and two young boys in the Scripps Ranch community of San Diego. In addition to spending time with their boys and coaching Little League, Mr. Arendsen and Anne enjoy jogging around Mission Bay and dining out with friends. Mr. Arendsen also plays in the San Diego Men’s Adult Baseball League and loves motorcycle riding.

Admissions – California, 2001 • Wisconsin, 2008

Education – University of Illinois College of Law, Juris Doctor, Summa Cum Laude, 2000

Southern Illinois University, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Summa Cum Laude, 1997

Professional Associations – California State Bar Association • San Diego County Bar Association • North County Bar Association • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego • Consumer Attorneys of California • Lawyers Club of San Diego • Federal Bar Association

JOSHUA BRADDOCK

Mr.Braddock has been recognized by his peers as one of the Nation’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators, and a nationally recognized Super Lawyer, Rising Star, and Lawyer of Distinction. He is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Joshua Braddock is one of the founding partners of Arendsen Braddock LLP.

He is an experienced trial attorney in both State and Federal Courts throughout San Diego county and across the nation.  Joshua focuses his practice on helping individuals who have suffered life-changing personal injury, and families who have lost their loved ones.  He has been recognized by his peers as one of the Nation’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators, and a nationally recognized Super Lawyer, Rising Star, and Lawyer of Distinction.  He also has a perfect 10 rating on Avvo, the nation’s leading attorney review website, which has also name Joshua as a multi-year recipient of the Client’s Choice award.  Finally, Joshua is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an honor reserved only for attorneys achieving seven and eight figure awards for their clients.

Joshua grew up in Florida where he attended Florida State University. He graduated summa cum laude in 2005, earning honors from the Golden Key National Honor Society. Mr. Braddock then attended the California Western School of Law in San Diego, where he studied trial advocacy, and volunteered for the California Innocence Project. 

 
Soon after graduation, Joshua moved to the courtroom, where he began litigating cases in State and Federal Courts here in San Diego, and across the county.  Joshua’s practice focused primarily on litigation of complex matters ranging from fraud and conspiracy charges to federal capital cases.
 
After achieving a deep well of experience as a trial attorney, Joshua narrowed his practice to exclusively serve victims and families suffering life changing personal injury or loss of a loved one.  To further this vision, Joshua partnered with Hamilton Arendsen to found Arendsen Braddock LLP, and assemble a team of dedicated and determined personal injury attorneys and wrongful death attorneys to serve the San Diego and North County San Diego communities.
 
And Joshua cares deeply about community involvement.  He is a member of Outback America, which is an organization that works to organize events and groups to help heal and deepen relationships between parents and their children. Joshua is also an active member of the Encinitas Rotary Club, where he works with other business leaders to strengthen and protect our community.  Finally, Joshua is also a member of the San Diego County Bar Association, and Consumer Attorneys of San Diego – two associations that work to provide legal services to underrepresented members of our community.
 
Joshua and his wife, Hannah, live in Encinitas with their daughter, Magnolia.  In their free time they love to spend time with friends surfing, hiking, and dining out at local restaurants.  Hannah and Joshua are also parents to a little dachshund that Josh reluctantly allows to sleep in the bed when it is cold outside!

Professional Associations – California State Bar Association • San Diego County Bar Association • North County Bar Association • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego • Consumer Attorneys of California

SAM LYNN

Mr. Lynn has litigated dozens of cases, resulting in more than ten million dollars recovered for his clients.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Lynn was a partner at the national law firm Ashcraft & Gerel, LLP, working in their Rockville, Maryland office, where he tried dozens of cases in both the District and Circuit courts, and argued several cases before the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland. Mr. Lynn obtained several seven-figure jury verdicts in Maryland and was recognized more than once by Metro Verdicts Monthly for his notable jury verdicts. Known to be aggressive, articulate, and always up for a challenge, Mr. Lynn made it his mission to protect the rights of his clients and has an enviable track record. Since moving with his family to San Diego in 2017, Mr. Lynn has litigated dozens of cases, resulting in more than ten million dollars recovered for his clients. 
Mr. Lynn attended the University of Maryland on a full scholarship, earning a bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice in 2003, and the Columbus School of Law in Washington for his Juris Doctorate in 2007.
 
In addition to his considerable legal accomplishments, Mr. Lynn’s more precocious achievements extend to the field of biology. When just 17 years old, Mr. Lynn cloned and sequenced a previously undiscovered virus while working as a research scientist at the USDA. Then, at age 19, while studying at the University of Maryland, he was handpicked to participate in a three-week research project in Australia, where he studied sea cucumbers in Great Barrier Reef.
 
Mr. Lynn is a proud husband and father and fan of the outdoors. When not in the office, he enjoys traveling, hiking, camping and whitewater rafting. Mr. Lynn also spent much of his childhood in Germany, and speaks the language fluently as a result.

ALICIA COVILL

For over 30 years, Ms.Covill has worked exclusively with attorneys who represent plaintiffs in personal injury, employment actions, medical malpractice, class actions, and civil rights actions.

Alicia Covill is a civil litigation paralegal. For over 30  years, she has worked exclusively with attorneys who represent plaintiffs in personal injury, employment actions, medical malpractice, class actions, and civil rights actions.

Ms. Covill received her Bachelor’s Degree from UC San Diego, and her paralegal certificate from the University of San Diego.

In her free time, Ms. Covill will be found running and hiking in the back country, riding her bike, or camping with her husband.

LAURA SASAKI

Laura Sasaki brings years of litigation experience to the firm. She has been litigating injury cases for over 24 years. After spending years working for defense firms, Laura began working on helping those who have been injured and wronged in 2007. Since then, she has helped hundreds of clients obtain settlements and verdicts in cases involving motor vehicle collisions, slip and trip and fall injuries, construction site accidents, unlawful discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, assaults, abuse, and excessive use of force, and insurance bad faith and broker liability.  
 
Laura is a native Southern Californian. She earned her Juris Doctorate from Western State University College of Law in 1996. She is an avid runner, cyclist, and triathlete. She has competed in hundreds of races, including over 40 marathons and ultra-marathons and 6 Ironman triathlons. She enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and friends, and traveling internationally and throughout the United States. 

Yvette C. De Anda

Yvette C. De Anda is a Civil Litigation Paralegal with many years of experience handling all types of personal injury and other litigation matters.

Yvette C. De Anda is a Civil Litigation Paralegal with many years of experience handling all types of personal injury and other litigation matters.
  
Yvette graduated in 2004 from the University of San Diego with a Bachelor of Arts degree in both Political Science and Spanish.  In 2005, Yvette earned her graduate level paralegal certificate, completing her program with honors.  While in school, Yvette also interned at the San Diego City Attorney’s Office, giving her a strong foundation for her paralegal career.
 
Since her graduation, Yvette has worked as a paralegal at numerous well-respected civil litigation firms in San Diego.  She has extensive experience in all type of personal injury cases, including car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, brain injuries, sexual assault cases, child sexual assaults, product liability matters, wrongful death, and employment cases. Her education, practical experience, strong work ethic, and keen interest in the law enable her to serve both the firm’s clients and her community.
 
Yvette has been with the attorneys and staff at Arendsen Braddock since 2018.  Through her work as a paralegal, Yvette assists in every aspect of the successful representation of the firm’s clients and prides herself on responding quickly to clients and providing practical, effective solutions to even the most complicated problems.
 
In her spare time, which sadly is sparse, Yvette enjoys spending time with her family, reading, traveling, and cooking.  She is married and has two wonderful sons.   Yvette is also fluent in Spanish and assists many of the firm’s Spanish speaking clients.

GABRIELA De La Torre

Gabriela has been working closely with the Hispanic community of San Diego, helping bridge the gap between Spanish speakers and legal resources not previously accessible to them.

Gabriela is an alumni of the University of California, San Diego, graduating in 2015 with a degree in Anthropological Archaeology. While establishing a career in the legal field at home, Gabriela has spent various summers abroad on the archaeological field excavating sites of ancient humans in Tanzania and Israel. 
 
Since 2018, Gabriela has been working closely with the Hispanic community of San Diego, helping bridge the gap between Spanish speakers and legal resources not previously accessible to them. Prior to joining Arendsen Braddock LLP, Gabriela worked in immigration law as a caseworker, interpreter, and immigrants rights ambassador. 
 
In her current position, Gabriela assists clients in numerous aspects of their representation.  Gabriela frequently works with clients during the initial phases of their case, including helping with intake documents and obtaining medical records and police reports, all the way through settlement, including helping clients with the disbursement of their settlements and verdicts and obtaining information on structured settlements when needed. 
 
Gabriela also works as a Spanish Language interpreter for the US Department of Justice in support of the Executive Office of Immigration Review. 
 
When not at work, Gabriela can be found hanging out with her two dogs, a feisty terrier named Kevin, and a cuddly pit bull named Sophie.
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