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Our ATTORNEYS

Deon Goldschmidt Attorney

Deon Goldschmidt, Attorney, Licensed to Practice in Texas and California

With years of experience, Deon Goldschmidt, Esq., has been practicing personal injury law for over 2 decades. He has successfully helped hundreds of accident victims claim damages from their injuries. In addition, Mr. Goldschmidt has gained extensive experience in the field of medical malpractice. A native of Johannesburg, South Africa, he earned his law degree in 1992 from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. He is a member of the California Bar and is also admitted to practice in S.A. He currently manages the San Diego and San Jose offices of Deon Goldschmidt Attorneys. Mr. Goldschmidt is committed to using his vast experience in personal injury law to assist clients in the San Diego area, where he resides.

Licensed to practice in California & Texas.

matthew birdwell attorney

Matt Birdwell, Attorney, Licensed to Practice in Texas

Matt was born in Texas, and calls San Antonio home, despite growing up in various cities across the Texas, Florida, and Colorado. As the son of an Air Force veteran, Matt was raised with the cornerstone values of hard work, discipline, and integrity, which serves as the pillars for his own legal practice. Matt received a Bachelor of Arts in Government from The University of Texas at Austin. Upon graduating UT, he and his twin brother became the first members of their family to graduate from a four-year university.

After UT, Matt returned home to San Antonio to attend St. Mary’s School of Law, where he received a Doctorate of Jurisprudence. While at St. Mary’s, Matt was a stand-out advocate on St. Mary’s National Mock Trial team, earning honors of “St. Mary’s School of Law Most Outstanding Mock Trial Award,” and induction into The Order of Barristers – an honor limited to the graduating law students around the United States who achieve excellence in trial advocacy, oral advocacy, and brief writing.

While representing plaintiffs, Matt has years of experience litigating a variety of civil and business matters, including breaches of contract, motor vehicle accidents, commercial cases, premises liability, deceptive trade practices, and wrongful death.

Matt enjoys following his favorite sports teams and spending time with his friends, family, and dog, Case.

Kevin Retoriano, Attorney

Kevin Retoriano, Attorney, Licensed to Practice in Texas and California

Kevin was born and raised in San Diego, California. He attended Montana State University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and was a full-time student athlete playing football for the Bobcats.

Kevin then continued his education at Thomas Jefferson School of Law and graduated with cum laude honors. Kevin was lucky enough to meet the head attorney of San Diego Personal Injury Attorneys – Deon Goldschmidt – through his stepbrothers and was a law clerk for the firm throughout his time in law school. Kevin is licensed to practice in California and applies his trade in the San Diego Office.

In his spare time, Kevin likes being active and getting back to playing football as much as he can, spending time with family, and spending time with friends.

Licensed to practice in California & Texas.

Michel Shenouda Dallas Injury Attorney

Michel Shenouda, Attorney, Licensed to Practice in Texas and California

Michel Shenouda is dedicated to helping each client navigate the legal process, and receive proper compensation for the injuries they have suffered. He treats each case with diligence and care required to ensure a favorable result for his clients. Michel is licensed to practice in California and currently works in the San Diego office as well as the Riverside location.

Michel values connecting with his clients and keeping open and honest communication channels. Michel holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Pacific Union College in Angwin, CA, and a Juris Doctorate degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California.

Michel is fluent in English and Arabic. He is a native of Egypt and immigrated to the United States after high school to further his education. He enjoys working out, staying healthy, and spending time with family and friends. 

Licensed to practice in California & Texas.

INJURY-ATTORNEY

Andrew Truelove, Attorney, Licensed to Practice in Texas

Andy Truelove was born and raised in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Andy attended Columbia University in New York City, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. As a result of his academic achievements at
Columbia, Andy went on to attend Baylor University School of Law on a full ride scholarship, where he received his Doctor of Jurisprudence. While at Baylor, Andy was a member of Baylor’s law review and moot court team.

Following his legal education, Andy moved back to Dallas where he began his worked for a mid-size personal injury law firm, advocating on behalf of individuals and their claims against insurance companies. At Deon Goldschmidt Attorneys, Andy oversees all litigation matters across the State of
Texas. In addition to his expertise in personal injury and insurance litigation, Andy has experience in a variety of civil and business matters, including breach of contract, breach of corporate duty, real estate disputes, motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, commercial negligence claims, premises liability, and wrongful death.


When not zealously advocating for his clients, Andy enjoys traveling, concerts, running, and reading.


Andy is licensed to practice law in Texas and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas.