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Dec 19 Awards & Accolades


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SAN DIEGO (Dec. 19, 2023): Higgs Fletcher & Mack (HFM) attorney Molly H. Teas has been selected as the “Outstanding New Attorney” by San Diego Defense Lawyers (SDDL), and she will receive the award at the organization’s 39th Annual Installation Gala on Jan. 27, 2024. The Outstanding New Attorney award is presented annually to one outstanding defense attorney in recognition of their success and overall achievements in law.

Teas’ practice primarily focuses on the transportation industry, where she defends trucking and rideshare companies in personal injury litigation. She also has experience in premises and product liability defense as well as representing individuals in trust litigation. Additionally, Teas is admitted to the Intertribal Court of Southern California where she defends local federally recognized Indian tribes in injury and premises liability cases.

“This award is a testament to Molly’s skills and integrity, and her dedication to providing outstanding counsel to her clients,” said Jim Peterson, HFM’s Managing Partner. “She also gives back to the profession through her volunteer leadership roles, and we are proud that Molly is part of the HFM team, I know that she will continue to soar.”

Teas is actively involved in ALFA International, a global network of law firms, where she is an integral part of both the organization’s Transportation and Future Leaders practice groups. She is also involved in San Diego’s local legal community, as a member of the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, San Diego Defense Lawyers, Lawyers Club of San Diego, the Louis Welsh Inn of Court, and the San Diego County Bar Association.

“San Diego Defense Lawyers is an incredible organization, and I feel fortunate to be a part of such a strong community of smart and talented lawyers,” said Teas. “Thank you, SDDL. It is a true honor to receive this award and I sincerely appreciate your support.”

Teas joined HFM as an associate attorney in 2021 and is a graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law (USD). During law school, Teas was awarded the “Best Trial Lawyer” by the Association of Business Trial Lawyers for her performance in the organization’s mock trial competition. She is the recipient of the “James A. D’Angelo Outstanding Child Advocate Award” for her work on human trafficking research for USD’s Children’s Advocacy Clinic.

About Higgs Fletcher & Mack

Higgs Fletcher & Mack is a full-service law firm that serves diverse individuals and industries. For over 80 years, the firm has worked tirelessly with companies and people that need legal counsel and representation in and out of the courtroom. Higgs Fletcher & Mack’s over 70 attorneys have experience in multiple fields of law, and its internal network of legal professionals frequently coordinate in practice area groups that have multi-disciplinary dimensions, helping clients make a more informed decision. The firm is actively recruiting partner-level talent in complimentary practice areas to provide legal expertise in the San Diego region and beyond.