Vincent J. Bartolotta, Jr.
Vincent J. Bartolotta, Jr. is a founding partner of Thorsnes, Bartolotta & McGuire. He specializes in plaintiffs' litigation with an emphasis in major injury cases, products liability, wrongful death, medical malpractice and condemnation litigation. A tenacious litigator, Bartolotta is recognized annually by Woodward/White as one of the Best Lawyers in America.While at the University of Pittsburgh, on a full athletic scholarship, he earned recognition as a first alternate on the 1968 U.S. Olympic Soccer Team. He then attended University of Pittsburgh's law school and his full scholarship continued while he coached PITT's Freshman Soccer Team and trained for the Olympics. Bartolotta then served in the Marine Corps, volunteering for duty in Vietnam where he was attached to an Air Combat Unit, serving occasionally as a radar intercept officer as well as Wing Legal Officer.Bartolotta joined the law firm of Higgs, Fletcher & Mack, specializing in insurance defense work. His compassionate nature soon led him to devote himself to full-time plaintiffs' representation. In 1978, Bartolotta and Michael Thorsnes joined forces in a law partnership, forming what is now one of California's premier litigation firms. His 2001 verdict in Border Business Park v. The City of San Diego received recognition as one of the Top 10 Verdicts in the Nation that year.Bartolotta is past president of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego and has received the association's Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award in 1981, 1988, 1989 and 1991 and was named the 2001 Trial Lawyer of the Year. He is a member and president of the American Board of Trial Advocates and was named ABOTA's California Trial Lawyer of the Year for 2003. He serves as a Master of the American Inns of Court. His numerous contributions to community and charitable activities include Past President of Rancho Santa Fe Youth; member and Chairman of the Board of Directors of St. Vincent de Paul Village; member of the American Ireland Fund, San Diego Chapter and is a member of the Century Club.