Gary M. Laturno, who has practiced law for approximately thirty years, serves as “Of Counsel” to Goode Hemme Peterson. In addition to his law practice, Mr. Laturno has served as a mediator in San Diego since 2001 and has been licensed as a CA real estate broker since 2002.
Mr. Laturno has an AV Rating from Martindale Hubbell* and been named to “Top Lawyers in San Diego” by San Diego Magazine and “Top Lawyers in Southern California” by the Los Angeles Times for a number of years. A former FBI Chief of Civil Litigation in Washington, D. C., he supervised ten litigation attorneys, handled complex litigation and personally represented high ranking FBI officials, including the Director of the FBI.
(*An AV® Rating from Martindale Hubbell signifies that the lawyer has reached the heights of professional excellence. He or she has usually practiced law for a number of years, and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity.)
Areas of Expertise
Mr. Laturno has owned residential real property in San Diego for over twenty-five years and has served as a broker of record for a real estate company and legal counsel to Realtors in San Diego. Having his boots on the ground keeps him in touch with current issues in the real estate world and enables him to provide particularity cogent counseling to clients.
Mr. Laturno is a past co-chair of the Real Property Law Section of the San Diego County Bar Association. In 2014, he was appointed by the trustees of the State Bar of California to the Executive Committee of the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar. He is also a member of the San Diego Law Library Foundation Board.
Mr. Laturno frequently speaks on continuing legal education topics including estate planning and financial security, real estate, negotiation, mediation, taxation and bankruptcy law. In the last six years he has trained countless attorneys on foreclosures, loan modifications and short sales. Since 2008, Mr. Laturno has personally counseled over 2,000 borrowers in financial distress and resolved numerous conflicts with national mortgage lenders. As a result of this experience, he and his spouse, Victoria Kuick, who holds an MBA in finance and a degree in engineering from the University of Michigan) co-authored “Three Steps to Wealth & Financial Security – All That Glitters Isn’t Gold”. The book is available at amazon.com and has received over 50 five star, positive reviews.
Legal Education & Background
Mr. Laturno is an honors graduate of Loyola School of Law in New Orleans. He served as Editor of the Loyola Law Review, received the Loyola Law Alumni Award for the best writing in the Loyola Law Review and received American Jurisprudence Awards in numerous classes.
A proud Dad and husband, he is the father of two grown daughters, one of whom is an attorney, and a son who is in college. Mr. Laturno’ s spouse, Vikki Kuick serves as the broker of record for their real estate brokerage firm, Laturno Kuick Realty. In his free time he likes to travel, play golf, work out and visit with family and friends. He is also a fan of Turner Classic Movies and HBO’s The Game of Thrones.