Sanford Heisler Sharp’s San Diego office is located in Downtown San Diego. Sanford Heisler Sharp was founded in 2004 to litigate public interest and social justice cases that add significant value to individuals and our communities.
David Sanford, Sanford Heisler Sharp’s Chairman, has recovered more than one billion dollars for individual clients and the United States government since 2004. He has served as lead counsel in more than 50 class actions and numerous qui tam fraud cases around the country. David has also represented over 100 general counsel, in-house counsel, and lawyers in claims against their law firms and companies. Notably, David served as lead counsel in a gender discrimination class action against Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation that resulted in a $253 million verdict—the largest Title VII verdict in U.S. history.
The San Diego office is managed by Ed Chapin. Ed is a veteran civil trial lawyer whose practice spans class actions, unfair business practices, professional negligence, insurance coverage, bad faith, toxic torts, serious personal injury, and wrongful death. His service in the U.S. military and his long-standing ties to the larger San Diego community enable him to provide exemplary counsel to clients seeking representation in a range of matters.
Partner and Financial Services Litigation Practice Group Co-Chair Charles Field represents plaintiffs in individual and class action litigation involving financial services abuse nationwide. Mr. Field has more than 28 years of practice focused on commercial transactions and regulation, along with a deep knowledge of laws governing investment advisers, broker-dealers, and commodity trading advisers.