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March 16, 2017 (San Diego) – The latest addition to Procopio’s thriving practice is Jan Goldsmith, who for the last eight years served as San Diego City Attorney after a distinguished career as a practicing attorney, civil servant, and judge. He has joined Procopio as Of Counsel in its Litigation Team.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome such an accomplished attorney and public servant to our highly successful Litigation team,” said Tom Turner, Procopio’s Managing Partner. “Jan contributes a remarkably  broad and deep range of experience to Procopio, and he is widely admired for his demonstrated leadership, intellect and determination. We are highly confident that Jan will contribute invaluable strategic insight and performance to clients in a wide variety of practice areas.”

Goldsmith brings more than 40 years of legal experience to Procopio. Most recently he served two terms as San Diego City Attorney, stepping down at the end of 2016 due to term limits. Prior public service included a decade as a judge on the San Diego Superior Court, three terms as a member of the California State Assembly, and several years as a councilman and mayor for the city of Poway, California. Goldsmith began his career in private practice specializing in business litigation. He has won extensive accolades, including career achievement awards from the International Municipal Lawyers Association, the San Diego Business Journal, and the University of San Diego School of Law.

“I’m excited to return to private practice, and I see Procopio as a perfect fit,” said Goldsmith. “I’ve practiced the law, I’ve written the law, I’ve taught the law, and I’ve enforced the law. All of those experiences will strengthen my work on behalf of Procopio’s clients.”

About Procopio

Procopio is a full-service business and litigation law firm committed to thoughtful problem solving and improving your bottom line.  With more than 150 attorneys based in San Diego, Silicon Valley, Phoenix, Austin and Los Angeles–we’re passionate about knowing your business and helping you grow and protect it for the long term.  Procopio has the flexible infrastructure to support both small to mid-sized companies and large multinationals at every stage of the business life cycle.  Our global reach across Asia and Latin America further expands our international partnerships and cross border capabilities.  At Procopio, we are focused on what is important to you–providing smart, innovative and practical solutions in a cost-effective manner to help your business thrive.  Learn more at

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