SAN DIEGO

One America Plaza

600 West Broadway, Suite 1100

San Diego, CA 92101-3387

P: 619 239 8700 F: 619 702 3898

California has the largest economy in the United States and it is also home to some of the biggest companies in the world. With the strength of our firm resources, including strategic collaboration across our national footprint, attorneys in our San Diego office are well positioned to serve the driving industries of this economy, from science and technology, to energy, healthcare, and manufacturing.

Our vibrant, entrepreneurial team in San Diego is actively growing to support our long-standing client relationships that have a presence in California. Learn more about our team below.

San Diego Office Head

Kimberly Arouh

Kimberly Arouh Named Most Influential Woman in Construction & Real Estate Litigation…

GLE Names Buchanan 2018 Waters Rights Litigation Law Firm of the Year

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Buchanan Sponsors 2018 National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations Summit

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Teresa Beck Authors “The Blame Game” for CLM Magazine

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San Diego Lawyers Named to 2018 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List

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Audio: How Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Impacts the Energy Industry

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Kimberly Arouh Named Most Influential Woman…

GLE Names Buchanan 2018 Waters Rights Litigation…

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Kimberly Arouh Provides Insights to Material…

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Teresa Beck Authors “The Blame Game” for…

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Kimberly Arouh Named Most Influential Woman in Construction & Real Estate Litigation in California

GLE Names Buchanan 2018 Waters Rights Litigation Law Firm of the Year

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Kimberly Arouh Provides Insights to Material Handling & Logistics

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Buchanan Sponsors 2018 National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations Summit

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Teresa Beck Authors “The Blame Game” for CLM Magazine

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San Diego Lawyers Named to 2018 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List

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Audio: How Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Impacts the Energy Industry

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Get To Know Our Core Team

  • Teresa M. Beck
  • Briana Monahan Pendergrass
  • David L. Plantz
  • Jasmine W. Wetherell
  • Bradley E. Wolf
Of Counsel P: 619 400 2219 View Bio

Teresa M. Beck

What’s your proudest professional moment?

Recently – winning CLM’s Outside Counsel of the Year Award. The competition was stiff and I truly did not think I was going to win (after being nominated), and I was so delighted and honored to win the award which identified me as someone who has developed transformative and innovative processes to resolve claims and litigation.

How would you describe your practice in one sentence?

Serving a wide variety of clients in a wide variety of legal matters by getting issues resolved with strategic and innovative legal advice.

What’s a little known fact about you?

I come from a racially diverse family. My family adopted my blonde, blue-eyed sister when there were no further pregnancies after two sons.  They then found themselves pregnant with me, and then with another “natural” daughter.  After that, my father, who was a Chaplain in the Navy and had been deployed in Vietnam, brought back a little boy from a Vietnamese orphanage who became my little brother.  A few years later, my family adopted by youngest sister, a mixed white/African descent baby girl.  I was raised with diversity (and with many siblings – I am the middle child of seven)!

Associate P: 619 685 1907 View Bio

Briana Monahan Pendergrass

Who do you admire in the legal industry and why?

A former boss and mentor, Lynne Lasry, came up as a successful attorney before there were many women in the legal field, worked for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, was nominated for the federal bench twice, became a partner at a well-known San Diego firm, and started her own firm  that handles as much pro bono and public interest work as it does complex civil litigation….and did all of this while being an incredible mother, grandmother, and mentor to dozens of female attorneys trying to forge their own way.

What are three items on your bucket list?

  1. Travel to Thailand
  2. Go skydiving
  3. Write a novel

If you weren’t an attorney, what career would you have chosen?

Running an animal sanctuary

Associate P: 619 685 1990 View Bio

David L. Plantz

Who do you admire in the legal industry and why?

I admire my mentors.  Despite being as busy as I am, if not busier, they find the time.  They look to the future and lead by example.  They have demonstrated that one can be a great attorney and still treat people with respect and civility.

What are three items on your bucket list?

  1. Visit Australia
  2. Take a once-in-a-lifetime father/son trip with my son
  3. Visit the French Riviera

How would you describe your practice in one sentence?

I help institutional lenders negotiate and document credit facilities secured by commercial real estate and assist clients in navigating the related finance and real estate issues.

Associate P: 619 685 1917 View Bio

Jasmine W. Wetherell

How would you describe your practice in one sentence?

I defend a variety of clients in state and federal court, with a focus on health care, commercial, and environmental litigation.

What are three items on your bucket list?

  1. Running in the LA Marathon
  2. Surfing the Gold Coast
  3. Attending Bloomsday in Dublin

If you weren’t an attorney, what career would you have chosen?

Running a vineyard and making my own wine.

Shareholder P: 619 400 2207 View Bio

Bradley E. Wolf

Describe your practice in one sentence?

I represent lenders in connection with loans made to commercial businesses usually secured by personal property collateral.

If you weren’t an attorney, what career would you have chosen?

I would have an empire of doggie day care centers offering all types of services to our four-legged friends (maybe I would also have a little alcove in each location for cats).

What’s your favorite professional accomplishment?

I successfully restructured a loan from a large banking client to a long-time family owned dairy farm. There were a lot of difficult family issues resulting from the stress of potentially losing the family business, and it was gratifying to see both my client and the family of dairy farmers pleased with the end resolution.

Get To Know Our Core Team

  • Teresa M. Beck
  • Briana Monahan Pendergrass
  • David L. Plantz
  • Jasmine W. Wetherell
  • Bradley E. Wolf
Of Counsel P: 619 400 2219 View Bio

Teresa M. Beck

What’s your proudest professional moment?

Recently – winning CLM’s Outside Counsel of the Year Award. The competition was stiff and I truly did not think I was going to win (after being nominated), and I was so delighted and honored to win the award which identified me as someone who has developed transformative and innovative processes to resolve claims and litigation.

How would you describe your practice in one sentence?

Serving a wide variety of clients in a wide variety of legal matters by getting issues resolved with strategic and innovative legal advice.

What’s a little known fact about you?

I come from a racially diverse family. My family adopted my blonde, blue-eyed sister when there were no further pregnancies after two sons.  They then found themselves pregnant with me, and then with another “natural” daughter.  After that, my father, who was a Chaplain in the Navy and had been deployed in Vietnam, brought back a little boy from a Vietnamese orphanage who became my little brother.  A few years later, my family adopted by youngest sister, a mixed white/African descent baby girl.  I was raised with diversity (and with many siblings – I am the middle child of seven)!

Associate P: 619 685 1907 View Bio

Briana Monahan Pendergrass

Who do you admire in the legal industry and why?

A former boss and mentor, Lynne Lasry, came up as a successful attorney before there were many women in the legal field, worked for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, was nominated for the federal bench twice, became a partner at a well-known San Diego firm, and started her own firm  that handles as much pro bono and public interest work as it does complex civil litigation….and did all of this while being an incredible mother, grandmother, and mentor to dozens of female attorneys trying to forge their own way.

What are three items on your bucket list?

  1. Travel to Thailand
  2. Go skydiving
  3. Write a novel

If you weren’t an attorney, what career would you have chosen?

Running an animal sanctuary

Associate P: 619 685 1990 View Bio

David L. Plantz

Who do you admire in the legal industry and why?

I admire my mentors.  Despite being as busy as I am, if not busier, they find the time.  They look to the future and lead by example.  They have demonstrated that one can be a great attorney and still treat people with respect and civility.

What are three items on your bucket list?

  1. Visit Australia
  2. Take a once-in-a-lifetime father/son trip with my son
  3. Visit the French Riviera

How would you describe your practice in one sentence?

I help institutional lenders negotiate and document credit facilities secured by commercial real estate and assist clients in navigating the related finance and real estate issues.

Associate P: 619 685 1917 View Bio

Jasmine W. Wetherell

How would you describe your practice in one sentence?

I defend a variety of clients in state and federal court, with a focus on health care, commercial, and environmental litigation.

What are three items on your bucket list?

  1. Running in the LA Marathon
  2. Surfing the Gold Coast
  3. Attending Bloomsday in Dublin

If you weren’t an attorney, what career would you have chosen?

Running a vineyard and making my own wine.

Shareholder P: 619 400 2207 View Bio

Bradley E. Wolf

Describe your practice in one sentence?

I represent lenders in connection with loans made to commercial businesses usually secured by personal property collateral.

If you weren’t an attorney, what career would you have chosen?

I would have an empire of doggie day care centers offering all types of services to our four-legged friends (maybe I would also have a little alcove in each location for cats).

What’s your favorite professional accomplishment?

I successfully restructured a loan from a large banking client to a long-time family owned dairy farm. There were a lot of difficult family issues resulting from the stress of potentially losing the family business, and it was gratifying to see both my client and the family of dairy farmers pleased with the end resolution.