There are a lot of personal injury law firms to choose from in San Diego, but we like to think we stand out at the Law Offices of Michael Pines, APC because we’re different from the others.  Not only do we help our clients receive proper compensation for their personal injuries, but we also put a human face on the law.

When Michael Pines began his legal career, he represented the insurance companies he now fights against for his clients.  More often than not, he saw how the law was being used against the very people he believed that it was designed to protect.  When he saw insurance adjusters bragging about how they’d convinced grieving parents to agree to pennies on the dollar for their children’s wrongful death settlements, he knew he was in the wrong place.

Since 1992, our personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Michael Pines, APC have been fighting for the people.  Now, when those injured in automobile accidents need financial help, or for the families that need to know that the loss of a loved one could have been prevented, there is a personal injury law firm in San Diego that is on their side.

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Meet The Team

Michael Pines

Michael Pines

Senior Personal Injury Attorney & Firm Founder
Michael Pines is a former insurance company attorney who graduated from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 1987. While he was an insurance attorney, he learned from behind the scenes how insurance companies work and how they decide how much to pay injured people. Now that he works against insurance companies, Michael’s inside knowledge has resulted in significant benefits to his clients injured in car accidents. Learn more.
Aaron Salomon

Aaron Salomon

Partner Lawyer
Aaron Salomon, is a Partner at the Law Offices of Michael Pines, APC and has been with the firm since 2005.  Aaron specializes in litigating all aspects of personal injury and automobile accident cases.   Aaron, a Louisiana native, attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge on a full academic scholarship and then graduated in the top of his class from California Western School of Law in 2005.  Aaron loves the courtroom and follows a long line of trial lawyers in his family which include his father Val, uncle Rene and grandfather Judge Buddy Salomon. Learn more.
Richard Morse III

Richard Morse III

Associate Attorney
Rich is an Associate with the Law Offices Of Michael Pines, APC, and has been with the firm since 2013.  Rich specializes in personal injury litigation and is passionate about fighting for client’s rights against insurance companies.

Originally from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Rich received his Bachelor of Arts in 2008 from the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont where he focused his studies in the field of Political Science with a concentration on international relations. Rich has always been an avid outdoorsman, and while at UVM spent much of his time snowboarding, and was a co-founder the Vermont Surf Club.

Julie Glisan

Julie Glisan

Associate Attorney
Julie Glisan received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maryland, College Park, majoring in Business Psychology.  She received her Juris Doctorate from California Western School of Law in San Diego and graduated with a special concentration in Health Law and Policy.  During law school, she was a member of the Health Law Society and focused her studies on health care reform and issues related to public policy.  As such, she completed a clinical internship in Washington D.C., working for the Department of Health and Human Services, Medicare Appeals Council.  In this position, she assessed and analyzed decisions of administrative law judges and drafted orders and final administrative decisions for administrative appeals judges.
Marisse Gih

Marisse Gih

Paralegal
Marisse Tanega obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Law & Society with a Minor in History in 2007 from the University of California, Riverside.  Throughout her legal career, Marisse has gained experience in bankruptcy law, family law, as well as public interest law by working for a non-profit, legal aid organization.  She finds personal injury law the most challenging and rewarding.  When she’s not working, Marisse enjoys travelling and is a huge fan of the culinary arts.
Rachel Shuttleworth

Rachel Shuttleworth

Case Manager
Rachel has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of San Diego, and a Master’s Degree in Political Management from the George Washington University. She has been with the firm since graduating from USD, and brings years of executive office experience in the political and legal industries to this position. She entered the world of personal injury while considering a law career, and has remained with the firm because of the rewarding experience that comes with helping our clients day in and day out.
Andrea Miller

Andrea Miller

Firm Administrator
Andrea is the Firm Administrator at the Law Offices of Michael Pines, APC.  Andrea specializes in handling the firm’s accounting as well as many other tasks. Andrea attended San Diego State University and graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minor in Spanish, as well as her Master’s degree in Counseling.  Andrea has always been driven to help others and has a history working in law firms that help clients with cases involving medical malpractice and personal injury.

Andrea has a passion for the health and fitness industry.  She has always had an active lifestyle playing soccer, dancing and working out.  She enjoys running and has now completed three half marathons.  She hopes to someday complete a marathon to add to her medals.

Molly Sandavol

Molly Sandavol

Executive Assistant
Molly graduated from the University of California, San Diego in 2013 with a B.A. in Political Science and a paralegal certificate. She pursued a career in personal injury to apply her studies to real life situations and to make a difference. When not working, she lives an active lifestyle, trains her border collie, and has fun in the kitchen.
Gina Romero

Gina Romero

Executive Assistant
Gina is currently pursuing her Master’s degree at the University of Phoenix. She is a strong minded individual with over 6 years of legal administrative work experience. In addition, Gina is a qualified legal and medical Spanish interpreter and despite her extensive experience, none has been as rewarding as that of personal injury. She truly enjoys working closely with clients and making sure they receive the most professional assistance possible. Gina believes in helping others and appreciates being able to assist Spanish speaking clients. Outside of work, Gina enjoys outdoor activities  such as hiking, and going for a run on the beach. Other hobbies outside of work also include walking her dog, dance, and exercising. Most of all Gina loves spending time with her family.
Rebeca Reyes

Rebeca Reyes

Receptionist
Rebecca hails from the city of Norwalk in Los Angeles. After graduating from Norwalk High School, she began pursuing her bachelor’s in communication with minors in business and accounting at the University of California, San Diego. She enjoys working in the field of personal injury because she likes helping people attain justice for their loss. Personal injury has a special meaning for her as she lost her father in a wrongful death accident. She believes her ability to relate to clients suffering in similar situations is what helps her deliver outstanding client service.

In her free time, she enjoys playing acoustic guitar, singing, cooking, remaining physically active, and visiting new places.