Anthony M. Medina
Born and raised in Chula Vista, Anthony attended and graduated in the top of his class from Hilltop High School. After being offered a full academic scholarship, Anthony attended the University of San Diego. While double majoring in Political Science and English, Anthony became heavily involved in community organizing and volunteering. As a student at USD, through the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, Anthony spent time volunteering at San Diego Juvenile Hall and the South Sudanese Community Center as a mentor and English teacher. He also served for four years as a member of USD's local MeCha (Movimiento Estudiantil Chican@ de Aztlan) Chapter. Upon graduation, Anthony moved into a career in retail sales. As Sales Manager of a local home improvement store, Anthony oversaw 30-50 employees at a time along with millions of dollars in merchandise and sales. After 3 years building his reputation as a dedicated and successful businessman, Anthony decided to return to academia to pursue a career in the law and return to community activism.
As a student at California Western School of Law, Anthony was recognized, time and time again, for his dedication to community service. Over the course of his three year academic career he was awarded the California Western School of Law Dean's Diversity Scholarship, the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association Scholarship and Bar Stipend, the California Western School of Law Pro Bono Honors Award, and the Alec L. Cory Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Service. Moreover, Anthony was selected from over hundreds of applicants nationwide to receive a Peggy Browning Fund Summer Fellowship and spent a summer working at La Raza Centro Legal, an established and well respected Community Law Center in the heart of the Mission District in San Francisco. As if all this were not enough, Anthony was able to sit on the executive board of both the La Raza Law Student Association and Labor and Employment Law Society and maintain a grade point average that placed him in the top of his graduating class.
With time spent interning and clerking at the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the San Diego Employee Rights Center, the American Civil Liberties Union and the California Innocence Project, Anthony set out to establish his own law practice, where he could integrate his grass roots mentality and dedication to community service into his legal career. AM LAW is the culmination of these efforts. When not in the office or with clients, Anthony spends time with his family, improving his home in Chula Vista, playing with his Blue Nose Pitbull "Cash," restoring his 1962 Cadillac Park Avenue, and exploring the budding artistic and culinary scene all of San Diego has to offer.