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52 Farella Braun + Martel Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021

August 20, 2020 Announcement

SAN FRANCISCO/ST. HELENA, CA, August 20, 2020: Fifty-two Farella Braun + Martel attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.

Two partners received “Lawyer of the Year” Awards in San Francisco: David Lazerwitz for Natural Resources Law, and Mark Petersen for Litigation-Construction. Only one attorney in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.”

Farella lawyers listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2021:

San Francisco:

  • Carly O. Alameda: Real Estate Law
  • George T. Argyris: Trusts and Estates
  • Jerome I. Braun: Appellate Law
  • Amy B. Briggs, Insurance Law
  • James A. Bruen: Environmental Law; Litigation–Environmental; Mass Tort Litigation / Class Action–Defendants; Natural Resources Law
  • Fred Caspersen: Trusts and Estates
  • 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
  • Alan E. Harris: Construction Law; Litigation–Construction
  • 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
  • Barbara A. Murphy: Nonprofit/Charities Law
  • Mark Petersen: Arbitration; Litigation - Construction
  • 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
  • Charles M. Sink: Construction Law; Litigation–Construction
  • Stephanie P. Skaff: Litigation-Intellectual Property; Litigation-Patent; Trade Secrets Law
  • Donald E. Sobelman: Litigation - Environmental
  • Jeffrey A. Sykes: Construction Law
  • Roderick M. Thompson: Litigation-Intellectual Property
  • 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: 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:

  • Katherine Philippakis: Real Estate Law

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 offices in the Napa Valley that are focused on the wine industry.

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

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