For as long as he can remember, Lincoln Horton knew that he was meant to be an attorney. His parents met on the debate team in college. The nightly family dinner table was characterized by lively back-and-forth about all of the major topics of the day. By nature and nurture, he was imbued with a strong sense of right and wrong, and a relentless desire to win every argument he was in.
He carries forward those traits in his current practice representing companies of all shapes and sizes and high net worth individuals in virtually every aspect of their businesses and personal lives. Skilled in both litigation and transactional work, he earned the nickname the "Swiss Army Knife of Lawyers" for his versatility and ability to handle most every legal issue thrown at him. His active practice includes corporate, business, real estate, employment, construction, entertainment, wealth-preservation, non-profit foundations, and intellectual property law.
Mr. Horton is rated AV-Preminent by Martingale Hubbell, the highest peer review based rating achievable. He has been named as one of the Best of the Bar in San Diego by the San Diego Business Journal, a Top Lawyer by San Diego Magazine, and a San Diego and Southern California Super Lawyer for many consecutive years.
EDUCATION AND BAR ADMISSION:
University of California, San Diego, Bachelor of Arts
University of San Diego School of Law, Juris Doctorate
Colleen Curtin is the Firm's labor and employment specialist. She is a graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law, where she graduated cum laude and was elected to the honorary scholastic society of The Order of the Coif. Ms. Curtin also earned her LL.M., with distinction, in labor and employment law, from Georgetown University Law Center. Ms. Curtin is admitted to the bar in California and the District of Columbia.
Ms. Curtin has extensive experience advising employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. She is well-versed in counseling Firm clients on employee handbook and policy review, employment discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, wage and hour laws, and affirmative action compliance. Other aspects of Ms. Curtin's counseling practice include performing investigations for employers and giving statutorily-required seminars. Ms. Curtin is also a litigator and represents the Firm's clients in state and federal tribunals, as well as before administrative agencies.
Prior to joining the Horton Village Law Group, Ms. Curtin practiced law in Los Angeles, including at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. At Gibson Dunn she represented Fortune 100 companies as a member of the firm's labor and employment department. After several years in Los Angeles, she returned to San Diego, and now is delighted to practice at the Horton Village Law Group.
Ms. Curtin represents her clients with zealous advocacy, combined with an impeccable sense of manners and decorum. She is so effective because she is relentless, and her courtesy and politeness make her credibility unimpeachable.
EDUCATION AND BAR ADMISSION:
Colgate University, Bachelor of Arts
University of San Diego School of Law, Juris Doctorate, cum laude
Georgetown Law Center, LL.M (Master of Laws), with distinction
Admitted to Practice in California and the District of Columbia.