In The News


We are thrilled to have been named a top-tier law firm in the 2024 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. This is the fourteenth consecutive year the firm has been selected for this honor. We are so proud of our whole team for this honor bestowed by our peers!


We are proud to announce that Daniela Lagunas has been selected among the Top 100 Leaders in Law by the San Diego Business Journal. Daniela has been practicing law since 2019, representing businesses and individuals in personal injury, employment and business litigation matters. She is an at-large director for the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association and a frequent contributor to the San Diego County Bar’s “For the Record” publication. Congrats on a well deserved honor!


We are proud to announce that Dick Semerdjian has been selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America© (2024 Edition) in the field of Litigation - Labor and Employment, Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, as well as Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants. The recognition highlights the top 6% of private practicing attorneys in the US, and this is the 15th year Dick has been selected as a Best Lawyer. Congratulations, Dick!


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!