Thomas Slattery

Thomas Slattery, the firm’s founder, is tough and smart. He is qualified to practice in 38 countries around the world. He spent six years as the Supervising Attorney of San Diego’s largest criminal defense firm, and was a respected prosecutor in San Diego County. He has helped thousands of clients, on issues such as DUI, drug offenses, sex crimes, homicide, and even complex Federal litigation involving first amendment/free speech issues.

Dorinna E. Hirsch

Dorinna E. Hirsch graduated from the University of San Diego where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy. She earned her Juris Doctorate from California Western School of Law where she was a member of the Advocacy Honors Board, the Pro Bono Honor Society and the Liason Coordinator for La Raza.

Ms. Hirsch has advanced training in legal research and holds certification from two of the country’s top legal research service providers. Additionally, Ms. Hirsch also has advanced training in Alternate Dispute Resolution and Mediation and has worked on disputes in multiple locations in California. Ms. Hirsch believes in using her superior research skills to find creative, original, and innovative ways to meet her clients’ needs.

Ms. Hirsch has worked extensively in the areas of Business Litigation, Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation, Medical Malpractice and Construction Defect. As co-owner of The Slattery Law Firm, Ms. Hirsch handles matters in Criminal Law, Family Law and Labor Law (wage and hour). Recent criminal cases in which Ms. Hirsch has been involved include mortgage fraud, violent crime, child molestation, parole violations, and other felony and misdemeanor issues. Ms Hirsch has also worked with clients in Family law cases involving issues ranging from custody battles, to divorce settlements, to domestic violence restraining orders.

She is originally from Mexico and is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Professional Affiliations and Memberships:

  • State Bar of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association

Capt. Alan E. Spears

Captain Alan E. Spears is of counsel to the Slattery Law Firm. He has been defending the accused in criminal cases throughout a distinguished career. For more than three decades, Alan has been defending clients charged with capital murder, murder, serious felonies, and lesser crimes. He has been the attorney in many high-profile cases. His record is impeccable, his credentials are impressive, his 100% commitment to his client’s is beyond question.

Captain Spears is a certified ship’s master and has served with United States Coast Guard. He is currently Port Captain for a local commercial maritime operation.

He is a true American patriot who volunteered for deployment to the Persian Gulf following the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. He served with distinction as a radio Electronics Technician, 2nd Class.

His integrity, devotion, and dedication, both as an American and as an attorney, are unequalled.


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