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50 Farella Lawyers in 2023 The Best Lawyers in America® and the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™; 4 Lawyer of the Year Awards

August 18, 2022 Announcement

Farella Braun + Martel is proud to have 50 lawyers listed in the 2023 editions of The Best Lawyers in America® and the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™.

Four Farella lawyers received Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” awards. Only one attorney in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.”

  • San Francisco: David Lazerwitz for Natural Resources Law, John Green for Litigation-Insurance, and Mark Petersen for Litigation-Construction
  • Santa Rosa: Katherine Philippakis for Real Estate Law

45 Farella lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2023:

San Francisco:

  • Carly O. Alameda: Appellate Practice; 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: Environmental Law; Litigation–Environmental
  • Adam C. Dawson: Construction Law
  • Doug Dexter: Employment Law–Management; Litigation–Labor and Employment
  • Brian P. Donnelly: Tax Law
  • Frank E. Farella: Corporate Law
  • Jeffrey M. Fisher: Litigation–Patent; Trade Secrets Law
  • Tyler C. Gerking: Insurance Law
  • 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
  • Matthew J. Lewis: Corporate Law
  • Winston Liaw: Litigation–Intellectual Property; Litigation–Patent
  • Chris Locke: Environmental Law; Litigation–Environmental; Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
  • Eugene Y. Mar: Litigation–Patent
  • Thomas B. Mayhew: Commercial Litigation
  • Mary E. McCutcheon: Insurance Law
  • Dirk Mueller: Real Estate 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
  • Julie Treppa: Nonprofit/Charities Law; Tax Law
  • Richard Van Duzer: Construction Law; Litigation–Construction
  • Anthony P. Vecino: Trusts and Estates
  • Steven L. Vettel: Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Erica Villanueva: Insurance Law
  • Mark Weaver: Tax Law; Trusts and Estates
  • 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

Five Farella lawyers recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America:

  • Ashley Breakfield: Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Elizabeth Dorsi: Commercial Litigation
  • Kelly M. Matayoshi: Commercial Litigation; Labor and Employment Law–Management; Product Liability Litigation–Defendants
  • Janice W. Reicher: Commercial Litigation; Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Rebecca Stephens: Litigation–Labor and Employment

Best Lawyers awards are compiled by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The 29th edition of The Best Lawyers in America recognizes only the top 5.3% of elite lawyers in the nation across 150 practice areas. For the third year, the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch awards highlight the esteemed careers of lawyers rising up in the legal profession.