Notre Dame Club of San Diego Lawyers Committee


We are a networking group that is intentional about building personal and business relationships by sharing referrals, resources, information, ideas and advice. Our goal is to help Notre Dame Attorneys connect and thrive in San Diego. For questions: .

Leadership Team

Juan Castaneda

Juan Castaneda Founder of Casteneda Trial Attorneys specializing in Business Litigation, White Collar Defense and Cross-Border Litigation matters.

Adrian Cyhan

Adrian Cyhan Partner at Dinsmore, he is a Patent Attorney focused on intellectual property assets.

Josh Heinlein

Josh Heinlein Partner at Dinsmore, specializing in Complex Litigation.

Matt Mahoney

Matt Mahoney Founding partner of Witham Mahoney & Abbott specializing in partnership litigation and legal malpractice defense.


Monica Willian Deputy City Attorney at the San Diego Office of the City Attorney.

Heather Cameron

Heather Cameron An Associate in Procopio’s intellectual property practice group.


Christina Forteza Associate at Dinsmore in their Intellectual Property Department.

Blake Zollar

Blake Zollar An associate at Cooley in their litigation department.

Monthly Networking Events


Our next event will be

May 25th 5:30: A Brewery Happy Hour at 32 North Brewing Co.


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Thank you to everyone for attending our previous meetings! The turnout at these events has exceeded our expectations with over 30+ attorneys becoming part of our group. We hope to maintain this momentum and build our network to 35-40 active attorneys.

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We have an opportunity to be one of Southern California’s first and largest Lawyer Alumni Groups, and we’ve had the full support of the University in making this opportunity a success.

If you are interested in joining our next networking breakfast or getting involved please contact: .

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Sports and Business Panel

On the evening of February 4, 2016, the Notre Dame Lawyers Club of San Diego hit it out of the park with a panel discussion on sports and business at PETCO Park! It was moderated by Tracy Warren panel members included ND Alumni Sara Hayes, Tom Seidler, Dayne Crist, and Steve Sepeta. Please enjoy some of the photos from our event below see more on our Facebook page Notre Dame San Diego Lawyers Committee



If you are interested in getting more involved in our group please email: .

Current Notre Dame Law Students

We greatly enjoyed hosting a happy hour for current student’s in San Diego as part of the GALILEE program and we look forward to welcoming you to the San Diego legal community! If you are interested in connecting with Notre Dame Alumni in San Diego please email: .

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