Meet The Team

Deborah Dixon Attorney San Diego

Deborah Dixon

Ms. Dixon’s practice focuses on complex class actions, mass torts and multiple party litigation, representing individuals who have been injured as a result of defective products, medical devices or fraud. Ms. Dixon also uses her past experience as a partner in a prestigious law firm to advise and represent clients in business disputes and in employment matters, including gender discrimination. Ms. Dixon handles complex civil cases from start to finish, including trial, arbitrations or settlement. She has been recognized for her advocacy on behalf of her clients and her professionalism and dedication to the San Diego community.

Ms. Dixon has been designated a Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine and was previously recognized as a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” from 2014-2016. In 2014, she was identified as one of the “best and and brightest minds in San Diego” as a San Diego Metro 40 Under 40. Ms. Dixon has been awarded the Best of the Bar award from 2014-2016, and was previously honored to receive San Diego Daily Transcript Top Corporate Attorney in 2015, San Diego Daily Transcript “Women of Influence” and San Diego Daily Transcript’s Young Attorney award in 2012. She is also The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40. In 2017, Ms. Dixon was awarded the Distinguished Alumni “Rising Star” award from California Western School of Law, an award provided to one alum a year.

Ms. Dixon continues to believe it is important to give back to the San Diego Community, as well as strongly advocate for her clients. She is a past-president of Lawyers Club of San Diego, the largest specialty bar association in San Diego, whose mission is the advancement of women in law and society. She is the past-president of the California Western School of Law Alumni Association Board. Ms. Dixon currently serves as the co-chair of the Lawyers Club non-profit committee, Fund for Justice. She also was selected by the Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District to serve as a Lawyer Representative to the Southern District Federal Court. Ms. Dixon continues to teach trial advocacy at California Western School of Law, where she is an adjunct professor in trial skills, and coaches mock trial teams. She is a Barrister of the Inns of Court, Welsh Chapter. She remains an active member of both the San Diego County Bar Association and Federal Bar Association, as well as the American Bar Association.

Ms. Dixon completed her undergraduate degree at University California, Santa Barbara and her Juris Doctor at California Western School of Law, where she received several distinctions and awards for her trial and appellate advocacy.

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Ed Diab

Ed Diab is a Founding Partner and leads the firm’s mass tort practice. In this role, he litigates cases on behalf of individuals and public entities that have sustained damages as a result of utility-caused wildfires and has negotiated over $1.36 billion in settlements on behalf of his clients. He also litigates cases on behalf of people that have suffered severe injuries as a result of defective pharmaceutical or medical devices.

In June 2019, Ed was part of the team that negotiated a historic $1 billion settlement on behalf of 14 public entities for taxpayer losses caused by the 2015 Butte Fire, 2017 North Bay Fires and 2018 Camp Fire. Representative clients included the County of Sonoma, County of Napa, County of Butte and the Town of Paradise that sustained severe damage as a result of fires alleged to have been caused by Pacific Gas & Electric Company.

Five months later, in November 2019, the same team negotiated a $360 million settlement on behalf of 23 public entities for taxpayer losses caused by the 2017 Thomas Fire/Mudslides and 2018 Woolsey Fire. Representative clients included the County of Los Angeles, County of Ventura, County of Santa Barbara, City of Malibu that sustained severe fire damage and losses from mudslides that they alleged were caused by Southern California Edison. The team also currently represents hundreds of families that sustained damages to their properties as well. In May of 2020, Ed and the team were recognized with the prestigious Daily Journal – California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY) award for this historic recovery.

Ed was also actively involved in the widely publicized lawsuit against Pacific Gas & Electric arising out of the 2010 San Bruno Gas Pipeline Explosion that leveled 38 homes and killed 8. He represented numerous plaintiffs with property damage claims arising out of the 2013 Powerhouse Wildfire in Los Angeles that scorched more than 30,000 acres in Santa Clarita. He also has extensive experience litigating gas explosion and wildfire claims in Montana, Washington and Texas.

Because of the foregoing experience, Ed has had the honor of being personally appointed to several leadership positions including:

  • Plaintiffs Executive Committee, Woolsey Fire Cases, California JCCP No. 5000 (2019)
  • Plaintiffs Co-Lead Counsel, “Sharp Grossmont Hospital Hidden Camera Litigation” San Diego Superior Court (2019)
  • Plaintiffs Executive Committee, California North Bay Fire Cases, California JCCP No. 4955 (2017)
  • Plaintiffs Steering Committee, In re: Smith & Nephew Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2775 (2017)
  • Plaintiffs Executive Committee, Butte Fire Cases, California Judicial Council Coordinated Proceeding (“JCCP”) No. 4853 (2016)
  • Discovery Committee Member, In re: Taxotere (Docetaxel) Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2740 (2016)
  • Plaintiffs Steering Committee, In re: Fluoroquinolone Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2642 (2016)
  • Plaintiffs Executive Committee II, In re: Biomet M2A Magnum Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2391 (2015)

Ed was recognized each year since 2015 through 2020 as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine, recognition reserved for only the top 2.5% of attorneys in California. In 2013, he was named a Rising Star by the San Diego Attorney Journal. In 2010 and 2012, Ed was selected as a Top Young Attorney by San Diego’s leading legal publication, The Daily Transcript. Recently, he was also selected “Top 40 Under 40” by The National Trial Lawyers organization and San Diego Metro.

Ed completed his undergraduate education at the University of California at Davis, obtaining his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics in 2005. In 2008, he obtained his law degree from California Western School of Law. During law school, he received the Scholarship for Academic Achievement and gained membership into the Pro Bono Honors Society through his efforts in assisting victims of torture obtain asylum. He was also an educator in the Street Law program designed to teach troubled youth at the high school level about law, democracy and human rights.

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Robert Chambers

Rob Chambers leads the firm’s personal injury practice, and is also heavily involved in defective medical device and wildfire litigation. He has focused his entire career on representing people who have suffered catastrophic injury or significant economic harm.

Prior to co-founding Dixon Diab & Chambers, Rob spent more than a decade working alongside several of the most prominent trial attorneys in San Diego. He was trained by some of the best on how to excel in the courtroom, and he has spent his career successfully litigating complex cases nationwide against some of the country’s largest companies.

As a result, he has substantial experience handling cases involving personal injury or wrongful death, business and intellectual property disputes, and product liability litigation. Regardless of the issues involved in each case, he always strives to understand the unique needs of each client.

Rob has received numerous awards and accolades for his work on behalf of clients. In 2017, 2018, and 2019, Rob was selected as a Super Lawyer – a recognition reserved for only the top 5% of attorneys in California. Super Lawyers also recognized him as a Rising Star in 2015 and 2016. He was named a San Diego Top Lawyer in Personal Injury by San Diego Magazine, and is listed among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in California by the National Trial Lawyers. In addition, he maintains the highest possible AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating by LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell®.

Rob is also involved in the local community. He is a Barrister with the American Inns of Court – William B. Enright Chapter, and is active with the Association of Business Trial Lawyers. He is a past board member of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, and the San Diego County Bar Association’s New Lawyer Division. He also volunteers with several local charities.

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