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51 Farella Lawyers Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022 and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

August 19, 2021 Announcement

Forty-six Farella Braun + Martel lawyers were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.  Five Farella lawyers were named to Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch. This recognition is awarded to attorneys who are earlier in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.

Two Farella lawyers received “Lawyer of the Year” Awards in San Francisco: Amy Briggs for Litigation-Insurance, and Hank Evans for Banking and Finance Law. Only one attorney in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.”

Farella lawyers listed The Best Lawyers in America 2022:

San Francisco:

  • Carly O. Alameda: Real Estate Law
  • George T. Argyris: Trusts and Estates
  • Jerome I. Braun: Appellate Law
  • Amy B. Briggs, Insurance Law; Litigation-Insurance
  • Daniel E. Cohn: Corporate Law
  • James H. Colopy: Litigation–Environmental
  • John L. Cooper: Commercial Litigation; Litigation–Antitrust; Litigation–Intellectual Property; Litigation–Patent
  • Adam C. Dawson: Construction Law
  • Doug Dexter: Litigation–Labor and Employment
  • Brian P. Donnelly: Tax Law
  • Hank Evans: Banking and Finance Law
  • Frank E. Farella: Corporate Law
  • Jeffrey M. Fisher: Litigation–Patent
  • William R. Friedrich: Insurance Law
  • Tyler C. Gerking: Insurance Law
  • Lara N. Gilman: Trusts and Estates
  • Sarah A. Good: Litigation–Securities
  • Neil A. Goteiner: Commercial Litigation
  • John D. Green: Insurance Law; Litigation-Insurance
  • Charles “CJ” Higley: Real Estate Law
  • Robert L. Hines: Environmental Law
  • William P. Keane: Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Karen P. Kimmey: Commercial Litigation
  • Said C. Kordestani: Tax Law
  • David J. Lazerwitz: Energy Law, Environmental Law; Natural Resources Law
  • Chris Locke: Environmental Law; Litigation–Environmental; Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Thomas B. Mayhew: Commercial Litigation
  • Mary E. McCutcheon: Insurance Law
  • Mark Petersen: Arbitration; Litigation – Construction, Mediation
  • Anthony D. Ratner: Real Estate Law
  • Cynthia R. Rowland: Non-Profit/Charities Law; Tax Law
  • William J. Schlinkert: Tax Law
  • Richard M. Shapiro: Real Estate Law
  • Gregory B. Shean: Real Estate Law
  • Raymond H. Sheen: Insurance Law
  • Stephanie P. Skaff: Litigation-Intellectual Property; Litigation-Patent; Trade Secrets Law
  • Donald E. Sobelman: Environmental Law; Litigation - Environmental
  • Jeffrey A. Sykes: Construction Law
  • Julie Treppa: Nonprofit/Charities Law; Tax Law
  • Richard Van Duzer: Litigation–Construction
  • Anthony P. Vecino: Trusts and Estates
  • Steven L. Vettel: Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Mark Weaver: Tax Law; Trusts and Estates
  • Brandon Wisoff: Commercial Litigation
  • Douglas R. Young: Appellate Practice; Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Criminal Defense: White-Collar; Litigation–Antitrust; Litigation–Securities

St. Helena, CA:

  • Katherine Philippakis: Real Estate Law

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch:

  • Elizabeth Dorsi: Commercial Litigation
  • Erin L. Fraser: Tax Law; Trusts and Estates
  • Chris W. Gribble: Construction Law; Litigation-Construction
  • Kelly M. Matayoshi: Commercial Litigation; Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Janice W. Reicher: Commercial Litigation; Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Farella Braun + Martel is a leading Northern California law firm representing corporate and private clients in sophisticated business transactions and complex commercial, civil and criminal litigation. Clients seek our imaginative legal solutions and the dynamism and intellectual creativity of our lawyers. We are headquartered in San Francisco and maintain an office in the Napa Valley that is focused on the wine industry.

Contact:
Cheryl Loof
Farella Braun + Martel LLP
[email protected] / 415.954.4433

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