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Farella Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 Edition

August 17, 2023 Announcement

Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce that 46 lawyers received recognition in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.

Two Farella partners received prestigious Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” awards in San Francisco. “Lawyer of the Year" honors are awarded annually to only one lawyer per practice area in each region with extremely high overall feedback from their peers.

Additionally, 10 Farella lawyers were named in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America, recognizing the exceptional careers of lawyers rising up in the legal profession.

Farella lawyers honored with Best Lawyers® 2024 "Lawyer of the Year" Awards include:

  • Amy B. Briggs: Litigation-Insurance (also honored in the 2022 edition)
  • Douglas R. Young: Litigation–Securities (also honored in the 2019 edition)

46 Farella lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2024 include:

San Francisco:

  • Carly O. Alameda: Appellate Practice; Real Estate Law
  • George T. Argyris: Trusts and Estates
  • Sarah Bell: Environmental Law; Litigation–Environmental
  • 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; Litigation-Insurance
  • 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–Intellectual Property
  • Thomas B. Mayhew: Commercial Litigation
  • Mary E. McCutcheon: Insurance Law; Litigation-Insurance
  • Dirk Mueller: Real Estate Law
  • Mark Petersen: Arbitration; Litigation – Construction; Mediation
  • Anthony D. Ratner: Real Estate Law
  • Cynthia R. Rowland: Nonprofit/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
  • 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
  • Hons Yung: Trusts and Estates

St. Helena, CA:

  • Katherine Philippakis: Real Estate Law

10 Farella lawyers recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America include:

  • Nathan Anderson: Commercial Litigation
  • Ashley Breakfield: Land Use and Zoning Law; Real Estate Law
  • Cynthia Castillo: Commercial Litigation
  • Drew N. Goodwin: Energy Law
  • Stephanie Hood: Trusts and Estates
  • Greg LeSaint: Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Thomas Pardini: Litigation–Patent
  • Linda Sobczynski Gilleran: Energy Law; Environmental Law; Litigation–Environmental
  • Rebecca Stephens: Labor and Employment Law–Management; Litigation–Labor and Employment
  • Jamie E.S. Talt: Labor and Employment Law–Management

Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America is based on comprehensive peer-review surveys of other top lawyers in the same metropolitan and practice areas. The Best Lawyers accolades recognize the top 5% of legal talent in private practice throughout the United States.

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
415.954.4433 / [email protected]

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