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Heather T. Daiza


(760) 444-5913
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5901 Priestly Drive
Suite 308
Carlsbad, CA 92008

San Diego
101 W. Broadway
Suite 2000
San Diego, CA 92101


J.D., cum laude, California Western School of Law 

  • Business Law and Practice Concentration with Honors
  • Dean’s Honor List, 2016-2018

B.A., University of California, Irvine, Political Science, Minor in Philosophy 

  • Gamma Phi Beta Sorority
  • Student Assistant to the Assistant Vice Chancellor


American Jurisprudence Award

  • Legal Skills
  • STEPPS (Skills Training for Ethical and Preventive Practice and Career Satisfaction)
  • Advanced Legal Research
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Practicum
  • Remedies
  • Trademark Clinic

Diversity Academic Scholarship, California Western School of Law

Harvey R. Levine Scholarship Award, California Western School of Law

Student of Distinction Award, California Western School of Law

Heather T. Daiza is an Associate in the Carlsbad and San Diego offices of Gordon & Rees and is a member of the Employment Law practice group. Ms. Daiza defends businesses in a wide range of matters, including claims of wrongful termination, retaliation and constructive discharge, on issues of harassment, disability rights, and management disputes. Ms. Daiza’s goal when representing all clients is to always exceed their expectations, which she believes requires many qualities, including efficiency, attention to detail, client engagement, and adhering to the highest standards of excellence.

Ms. Daiza is also experienced in successfully defending and counseling clients in commercial disputes/litigation, breach of contract/business torts, Government Tort Claims Act claims, shareholder derivative suits, premises liability disputes, construction defect suits, insurance disputes and trademark prosecution. 

During law school, Ms. Daiza clerked in both civil litigation and transactional practices. She graduated cum laude, and with a Business Law and Practice concentration with honors. She was an Editor and Published Author with California Western Law Review Journal & International Law Journal.  Ms. Daiza received multiple awards and the highest grades in six courses, including legal skills, ethics, research, negotiation, trademark, and substantive legal courses such as remedies. Ms. Daiza also served as an Intern at California Western School of Law’s Trademark Clinic, where she was provisionally licensed to practice in front of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Ms. Daiza was a Research Assistant for two Professors, including ProFlowers distinguished Professor Nancy Kim in contract law.


California Bar
U.S. District Courts, Central and Southern Districts of California


San Diego County Bar Association, New Lawyer Division Sub-Committee Representative
Lawyer’s Club of San Diego, Member