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About Gary M. Laturno

Gary M. Laturno, Esq.

Of Counsel, Goode Hemme & Peterson, San Diego, CA
Phone: (619) 741-9652


Gary M. Laturno, who has practiced law for over 30 years, has an AV Rating from Martindale Hubbell and has been named to “Top Lawyers in San Diego” by San Diego Magazine and “Top Lawyers in Southern California” by the Los Angeles Times for many 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.

Gary is a past chair of the Real Property Law Section of the San Diego County Bar Association and is the current co-chair of the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of CA. He is also a member of the San Diego Law Library Foundation Board of Trustees.

Gary writes on legal topics and speaks at conferences, events, and national webinars on continuing legal education topics including real estate, estate planning and financial security, negotiation, mediation, taxation and bankruptcy law. He has been a guest lecturer at the University of San Diego School of Law, California Western School of Law, and California State University at San Marcos. He has taught continuing legal education classes for a number of local, state and national continuing legal education providers including the State Bar of California, the San Diego County Bar Association, the San Diego Law Library and the North County Bar Association.

During the housing crisis, he trained hundreds of attorneys on foreclosures, short sales and loan modifications. Gary has personally counseled over 2000 borrowers in financial distress and resolved numerous conflicts with national mortgage lenders. He has co-authored two books, “The U. S. Housing Crisis – Lessons Learned” and “Three Steps to Wealth & Financial Security – All That Glitters Isn’t Gold,” both available at

Mr. Laturno has owned residential real property in San Diego for approximately twenty-five years and has rehabbed numerous single family homes. He serves as a broker of record for a residential real estate company in San Diego and as a legal counsel to Realtors in San Diego.

An honors graduate of Loyola School of Law in New Orleans, Mr. Laturno served as Editor of the Loyola Law Review, received American Jurisprudence Awards in numerous classes and received the Loyola Law Alumni Award for the best writing in the Loyola Law Review.

A proud Dad and husband, he is the father of two grown daughters, Camille and Marcy, a son, Mark, who is in college, and a granddaughter, Karley. Gary’s wife, Vikki Kuick, B. S. Engineering, University of Michigan, MBA in Finance, ASU, serves as the broker of record for their real estate brokerage firm, Laturno Kuick Realty in San Diego. In his free time he likes to travel, play golf, work out and visit with family and friends. He is a fan of Turner Classic Movies and HBO’s Game of Thrones.
Contact information:; 619-741-9652