George joined the firm in 1994 and became a partner in 1998. His practice
focuses on real estate, business, and civil litigation matters.
He has a broad range of experience in the following areas:
- Business disputes
- Partnership / tenant-in-common structures
- Eminent domain law
He has published numerous articles and spoken publicly on redevelopment
and mobile home park closure law. George served as co-trial counsel in
Earle v. Wong in which his clients obtained an $11.7 million verdict against
park owners who attempted to improperly close a mobile home park.
George has successfully represented both sides in eminent domain matters:
- He serves as counsel for business and property owners when a public agency
acquires private property for a public project.
- He represents San Diego Gas and Electric, whenever a utility project requires
acquisition of real estate rights through eminent domain.
George currently serves as outside general counsel for the Better Business
Bureau of San Diego and Orange counties. He has served on the board of
directors for the Make-A-Wish Foundation in San Diego and as chair of
the San Diego County Bar Association, Eminent Domain section.
George graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration
from the University of San Diego and received his Juris Doctor from the
University of California at Davis. He received the San Diego Trial Lawyers’
Association Outstanding Trial Lawyer award in 2001.
About George Kaelin
Areas of Practice:
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, 1991
- J.D., University of California at Davis School of Law, Davis, California, 1991
summa cum laude, University of San Diego, San Diego, California, 1988
Honors and Awards:
Outstanding Trial Lawyer, Consumer Attorneys of San Diego (2001)
Professional Associations and Memberships:
George Kaelin "Eminent Domain"
- General Counsel, Better Business Bureau of San Diego and Orange counties
- Board of Directors, Make-A-Wish Foundation (2008-2014)
- Chair, San Diego County bar Association, Eminent Domain