In The News


Schwartz Semerdjian partner Dick Semerdjian recently published an article entitled “Jury Selection – The Often Overlooked Make-Or-Break It Phase of a Trial” in the  ______ 2018 edition of the American Bar Association’s The Brief, the publication of the ABA’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section. Click here to view a copy of the full article Dick co-authored with MBF Attorney Janice Mulligan.


Partners Ross Schwartz and Dick Semerdjian will be co-guest lecturers at the University of San Diego School of Law Negotiations Class on February 15.  Mr. Schwartz will be addressing the topic of business and transactional negotiations from the perspective of a practicing business attorney while Mr. Semerdjian will be focusing on the topic of the techniques required to effectively and ethically negotiate the settlement of lawsuits from the perspective of a trial attorney. 


Honored with recognition from the leading survey of lawyers worldwide, Schwartz Semerdjian Cauley & Moot LLP has been named a top tier law firm in two practice areas for the eighth annual U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" rankings.  Well-known for its work on large, complex matters where an entire business may be at risk, Schwartz Semerdjian was chosen as an exceptional firm in San Diego for tort and labor and employment litigation.

A firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes the top four percent of practicing attorneys in the U.S., to be eligible for a ranking.  Founding Partner Dick Semerdjian was named in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.


On February 7, 2018, the Associated Subcontractors Alliance will host their Annual Construction Law Update, an information packed review of new and noteworthy employment and labor laws and regulations that affect those in the construction industry. Schwartz Semerdjian attorneys Kevin Cauley, Sierra Spitzer and Kristen Bush will present on various topics, including prevailing wage, AB 1701, worksite immigration, enforcement and protections, paid family leave benefits, public work procurement methods, public and private work contracts, attorney's fee recovery, licensing, indemnification, as well as recent court decisions including the prevailing party's entitlement to attorney's fees, promissory estoppel in public and private contracts, indemnification, and public contract bidding issues. Click here for the event flyer. Registration can be completed online at the ASA website.


Schwartz Semerdjian partner and former Chula Vista Councilman, John Moot, was recently quoted on Chula Vista’s bid to be a potential site for Amazon’s new corporate headquarters. Even if Chula Vista is not selected, as Mr. Moot points, the site is an incredible certainty for a high tech hub in the San Diego region. Click here to view the Voice of San Diego article.