In The News


Congratulations to firm partner John Schena for recently completing a five-week jury trial resulting in a zero damages award! John defended clients who were accused of fraud in a real estate deal that occurred over a decade ago. The firm took on the case after almost seven years of litigation on the eve of trial and with unforgiving rulings from a prior trial between the parties that were read to the jury. The jury trial was John’s third in the last year. If you have any questions about trial practice, please feel free to reach out to Dick Semerdjian or John Schena.


We are proud to announce three of our attorneys have been selected as top outstanding lawyers in San Diego County by Super Lawyers!

  • Partner Dick Semerdjian named a 2023 San Diego Super Lawyer in the area of Business Litigation for the sixteenth straight year.
  • Partner Sarah Evans named a 2023 San Diego Super Lawyer in the area of Employment & Labor.
  • Partner John Schena named a 2023 San Diego Super Lawyer in the area of Business Litigation for the fifth straight year.

The San Diego Super Lawyers selection process involves a multi-phase selection process which includes nominations, independent third-party research, peer evaluations and final selection.

Congratulations, Dick, Sarah and John!


We have been named a top-tier law firm in the 2023 U.S. News and World Report Best Lawyers and “Best Law Firms” rankings, the leading survey of lawyers worldwide! Schwartz Semerdjian Cauley & Evans LLP was selected as an “exceptional firm” in San Diego for two practice areas - tort as well as labor and employment litigation. We are so proud of our whole team for this honor bestowed by our peers!


SSCE associate Daniela Lagunas has been appointed Director-at-Large for the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association (SDLRLA) for the 2022-2023 term. SDLRLA is a non-profit established in 1977 to support Chicano and Latino lawyers in California with a mission to advance the cause of equality, empowerment, and justice for Latino attorneys and the Latino community in San Diego County through service and advocacy. Congrats, Daniela!


We are proud to announce that Sarah Evans has been selected among the Top 100 Leaders in Law by the San Diego Business Journal! Sarah has been practicing law since 2000, primarily focusing on employment law. She is also a litigation attorney, defending lawsuits and claims filed by individual employees. She is also very active in the community, handling leadership and operational roles during the recent merger of two Balboa Park organizations creating Forever Balboa Park and serving as the organization's first co-chair. Congrats on a well deserved honor!