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J.D., with merit, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, 1984

  • Note Author, Notes Editor and Editor-in Chief, Law Review
  • Dean Scholar

B.S., Economics and Political Science, now Claremont McKenna College, 1980

Jan K. Buddingh, Jr. is a senior counsel in the San Diego and Los Angeles offices of Gordon & Rees. He has been a civil litigation defense attorney since 1987, has litigated and tried a wide variety of cases and is experienced arguing both writ petitions and appeals. He is experienced in litigating discrimination cases, including numerous ADA public access lawsuits.

During law school Mr. Buddingh worked as an investigator for the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing.


U.S. District Courts, Southern District of California
U.S. Supreme Court


Mr. Buddingh is a member of the State Bar Litigation section and the Labor and Employment section. He is also a former member of the Southern Section of the State Bar's Committee on Administration of Justice.

Community Involvement

Mr. Buddingh volunteers as a Judge Pro Tem for the San Diego Superior Court. He is also a member of the City of Chula Vista Parks and Recreation Commission.  In addition, Mr. Buddingh is Chairman of the National Legal Commission of the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO).