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We are excited to present our next Executive Speaker Series at St. James & Leo Church in Solana Beach! We will be welcoming Paul Jonna, Esq., an esteemed lawyer and partner at LiMandri & Jonna LLP, a personal injury & business litigation law firm in Rancho Santa Fe. He will be sharing his personal career and faith journey with us.


The Executive Speaker Series is a free event open to the public in which executives share their career and faith journeys with young professionals, challenging them to "Work in Witness for Christ."


Complimentary drinks and appetizers will be provided and attendees will have a chance to socialize before and after the evening's presentation.


6:00 PM - 9:00 PM


6:00 PM – 6:45 PM    Mass

6:45 PM – 7:30 PM    Networking 

7:30 PM – 7:35 PM    Reflection+Introductions

7:35 PM – 8:00 PM    Speaker / Q&A

8:30 PM – 8:35 PM    Closing Announcements

8:35 PM – TBD           Optional offsite networking


St. James & Leo Catholic Church Parish Community Hall

625 S Nardo Ave, Solana Beach, CA 92075


To avoid traffic from the San Diego County Fair, we recommend exiting off the 5 freeway at Loma Santa Fe instead of Via De La Valle (Villa De La Valle is where the maps usually default to). Then enter through Nardo Street. The Parish Community Hall is the second building as you enter off of Nardo.


Parking in available front and behind the parish hall as well as down by the church.


About Our Speaker - Paul Jonna

Paul M. Jonna has successfully represented clients in hundreds of complex and high-stakes civil litigation matters. His practice areas include complex business, real estate, and investment litigation; serious personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, and insurance bad faith litigation; and high-profile constitutional litigation. He has worked at top national firms, defending fortune 500 companies, national and international insurers, institutional investors, and more.


Mr. Jonna earned his J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law, where he was Comments Editor of San Diego Law Review and published "In Search of Market Discipline: The Case for Indirect Hedge Fund Regulation," 45 San Diego Law Review 989 (2008). During law school, he earned a CALI Award for the highest grade in Complex Litigation as well as a merit scholarship. He earned his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business, where he was invited to Beta Gamma Sigma, named to the Dean's List, and earned a merit scholarship.

Paul Jonna's cases have resulted in published decisions in state and federal appellate courts – including the United States Supreme Court. He was selected by the San Diego Business Journal as one of the "Best of the Bar" for 2016 and 2017, and he was named to Super Lawyers' 2019, 2020, and 2021 San Diego Rising Stars list. Avvo rates Mr. Jonna 10.0 out of 10.0. In 2021, Mr. Jonna was one of 35 lawyers in California (out of 190,000 active lawyers) selected for the CLAY award ("California Lawyer Attorney of the Year") by the Los Angeles Daily Journal – in recognition of his work in South Bay v. Newsom, where the U.S. Supreme Court struck down California's indoor worship ban, which was imposed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Mr. Jonna is also active in the community. He currently serves as the President of the San Diego Chapter of Legatus​, an international group of Catholic business leaders. Additionally, Mr. Jonna serves on the Board of Directors of the Ruth Institute​ and he is also a former three-term President and current member of the Board of the St. Thomas More Society of San Diego, an association of Catholic lawyers, judges, and public servants.


Mr. Jonna is also a legal advisor to the Diocesan Board for the Chaldean Catholic Diocese of St. Peter the Apostle, and he also sits on the Parish Council of St. Anne's Catholic Church. A San Diego native, Mr. Jonna resides in Rancho Santa Fe with his wife and six children.


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St. James Parish Hall
625 S Nardo Ave
Solana Beach, California

To avoid traffic from the San Diego County Fair, we recommend exiting off the 5 freeway at Loma Santa Fe instead of Via De La Valle. Then enter through Nardo Street. Parking in available front and behind the parish hall as well as down by the church.

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