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Experienced Advocates. Fresh Perspectives.


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Experienced Advocates. Fresh Perspectives.


When legal challenges and questions arise, we offer steady guidance grounded in experience and a constant focus on achieving the best results possible for our clients.

As the landscape of the legal services marketplace continues to evolve, clients have become savvier and rightfully demand more from the firms and attorneys that represent them. The goal of Small & Schena LLP is to provide efficient, quality legal representation that is built on a foundation of collaboration with our clients. When we help our clients achieve their goals, we achieve ours.

Our attorneys have been honored among the Best of the Bar by San Diego Business Journal, Top Attorneys by San Diego Daily Transcript, and Rising Stars by Super Lawyers.

With a focus on business litigation, employment lawintellectual property and related practice areas, we have more than a decade of combined experience practicing in federal and state courts throughout California, including in San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Alameda, Riverside, and Santa Barbara Counties. 

Our past clients range from individuals to large international corporations, and we have assisted cases through all phases of litigation, including successful verdicts at trial.

If you have questions regarding potential litigation or other legal services, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Meet Us.


Meet Us.


Will Small

Will focuses his practice on business litigation, employment law, and professional liability. Whether in litigation or in providing legal counsel to avoid disputes, Will is committed to helping his clients achieve the best outcome possible, while always prioritizing protection of client interests. To do this, he explores all avenues and realizes there is almost always more than one way to litigate a case or solve a problem.

"Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity."
-Seneca

John Schena

John is an active litigator practicing throughout the state and federal courts in California. John has saved his clients millions in fees and judgments with unique strategies geared for modern realities. Domestic and foreign entities looking for a fresh perspective routinely engage John to prosecute and defend business and intellectual property disputes.

"There are three stages in scientific discovery. First, people deny that it is true; then they deny that it is important; finally, they credit the wrong person."
-Bill Bryson