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Costa Rica
I was recently in trial for seven consecutive weeks. Facing another trial scheduled to begin two weeks after the last one ended, I knew I needed some time to relax and recharge. And so, in the middle of my last trial, I booked a trip to Costa Rica. Originally I booked the trip for two: me and my fiancé....

Coaching

John Gomez Attorney Coaching Soccer
I recently coached my youngest daughter Analise’s last soccer game of the season. Her team, the Blue Saphires, consists of 8 and 7 year old girls. I coached her team last year too. And my youngest boy Michael’s team the year before that. And both my oldest boy JD’s regular and all star team the year before that. And...

San Diego and Me

John Gomez San Diego And Me
While Gomez Trial Attorneys handles cases nationally, I without question still consider San Diego home and myself a true “San Diegan.” My dad was in the Navy and so my early years were spent moving between different oceans and bases, including San Diego. We ended up here for good when I was around 10. We lived in Bonita where...
Fathers Day
I write this from a Washington, D.C. hotel room. It’s Father’s Day 2018. I am on the 8th day of a 10-day east coast trip with my three kids. They are still sleeping in their room, which connects to mine. My kids are 11, 9 and 9 (twins obviously). They had never been to the east coast before. We...
Attorney John Gomez Tip Housekeepers
Until recently, I tipped lots of people when I stayed in hotels. I would tip the bellman for bringing my bags up, the bartender for pouring a drink, the server for delivering my dinner, and the valet for driving my car half a block. There was one person, however, I didn’t even think about: the housekeeper who cleaned my...

Team Tryouts

John Gomez Team Tryouts
My three kids play club soccer. The club just held tryouts. I tried hard to parent and teach my kids leading up to that week, and so I write about it here. As different as they are in everything they do, they play and approach soccer differently too. Tryouts, though, had a happy ending for them all. My ten-year-old, “JD”,...

The End of Summer

John Gomez Vail Family
I write this from Vail, Colorado, on August 10, 2021. It’s the third day of a seven day family vacation here. The last summer family vacation I wrote about was two Summers ago and before Covid. I took the kids on an East Coast trip and wrote about Father’s Day. The kids have grown lots and lots...
ATripToTheStadium
A long time ago, I played college football at the University of San Diego. I wasn’t that big, or fast, or tremendously talented. But I worked hard, had a mean streak, and was tremendously competitive. In my Senior year, I was named an Academic All-American. I signed a contract with an English club called the “London Knights”...
Core Values
It’s a new year. For many of us, that means setting resolutions. I am a big goal-setter, and so for me, that typically means setting a number of personal and professional goals. I am currently reading “Atomic Habits” by James Clear. Clear stresses the importance of “identity” in changing behavior. In terms of defining goals or habits,...

Football

I first played tackle football in 10th grade.   I went out for my High School’s Junior Varsity team as a safety.   I remember the first time I hit someone in a drill.   In those days, they taught hitting facemask to facemask.   The feeling was violent, scary and shocking.   But for some reason, I...