Geoff Thorne is an associate attorney in the firm’s litigation department. He represents individuals and companies — both local businesses and Fortune 500 corporations — in a variety of practice areas, concentrating primarily on matters relating to employment and business disputes.

Mr. Thorne provides counsel to employers of all sizes on aspects of the employer-employee relationship, and has defended against claims of wrongful termination, discrimination and harassment. He has successfully resolved a number of cases, including summary judgment for a truck bed lining company sued for breach of contract and a shopping center in an insurance subrogation lawsuit. Thorne’s legal accomplishments, and his commitment to the San Diego community, earned him the San Diego Daily Transcript’s “Young Attorneys” award in 2013 and was a Finalist for the San Diego Business Journal’s “Emerging Generations” award in 2014.

Prior to joining Higgs, Thorne graduated from the University of California, Irvine, where he completed the Honors program in Sociology, and played Division I baseball for its nationally ranked program. He received his law degree from the University of California Berkeley, School of Law. During law school, Thorne served as a staff editor for the Berkeley Business Law Journal and the Dodd-Frank Symposium. He also interned at the East Bay Community Law Center, Clean Slate Division, and was a judicial extern to the Honorable Jeffrey B. Barton at the San Diego Superior Court.

Mr. Thorne is a lifetime resident of San Diego.


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