Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani welcomes Joseph C. Kracht as partner in the firm's San Diego office. Kracht joins the firm's Employment Law and Commercial Litigation practice groups. Kracht was previously with Lawton Law Firm in San Diego.
"We are very pleased to have Joe join Gordon & Rees," said Kevin Alexander, office managing partner of the San Diego office. "Joe brings tremendous litigation experience handling complex civil cases in both in state and federal courts. He will be an asset as we continue to service the legal needs of our clients both locally in Southern California and nationally."
Kracht's practice focuses on complex civil litigation, writs and appeals. He has represented clients in first- and second-chair capacities in both state and federal trial courts, before the California Court of Appeal, the San Diego City Council, and in arbitrations and mediations. The subject matters of the litigation he has handled have included state and federal civil rights claims, patent litigation, partnership disputes, securities fraud, and wage and hour disputes.
Kracht is admitted to practice in the State of California, in all U.S. District Courts in California as well as the District of Colorado, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Kracht earned his law degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law and his undergraduate and master's degrees from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. During law school, Kracht was a published member of the law review and interned for both the San Diego County Public Defender's Office and the San Diego Mayor's Office. Prior to going into law, Kracht served as an Intelligence Specialist in the United States Navy.
Gordon & Rees' San Diego office opened in 1990 as the firm's second office nationwide. Today, the San Diego office has approximately 200 attorneys providing clients a full-service range of representation. Our San Diego attorneys represent corporate clients, officers and directors in all types of litigation and business transactions, including "bet the company" trials and handling their most important transactional and counseling matters. Clients range from Fortune 500 companies, to biotechnology start-ups, to medium sized businesses at the core of the local economy. San Diego attorneys cover every practice discipline and industry group at the firm.
Gordon & Rees is a national litigation and business transactions firm with more than 800 lawyers in 52 offices across the United States. Our lawyers provide full service representation to public and private companies ranging from the Fortune 500 to start-ups. Founded in 1974, Gordon & Rees is recognized among the fastest growing and largest law firms in the country. Additionally, in 2018 Law360 ranked the firm among the top 40 largest U.S. firms and The American Lawyer ranked the firm among the top 45 on its Diversity Scorecard.