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Farella Braun + Martel Attorneys Named to 2013 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

July 9, 2013 Accolades

SAN FRANCISCO (July 9, 2013): Fifty Farella Braun + Martel attorneys across diverse practice areas were named to the Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists of top attorneys in Northern California for 2013. 

Two Farella attorneys received special recognition. Deborah Ballati was recognized among the Top 50 Women Super Lawyers and Doug Young was included among the Top 100 Super Lawyers.

Farella attorneys named to the list of Northern California Super Lawyers: 

  • George Argyris - Family Wealth
  • Deborah Ballati - Construction
  • Jon Benjamin - Environmental
  • James Bruen - Environmental
  • Fred Caspersen - Family Wealth
  • James Colopy - Environmental
  • John Cooper - Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Doug Dexter - Employment
  • Jeffrey Fisher - Intellectual Property Litigation
  • William Friedrich - Insurance Coverage
  • Lara Gilman - Family Wealth
  • Neil Goteiner – Business Litigation
  • Alan Harris - Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Robert Hines - Environmental
  • Robert Holtzapple - Business Litigation
  • Gary Kaplan - Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
  • William Keane - White Collar Crime
  • David Lazerwitz - Environmental; Renewable Energy & Clean Technologies
  • Andrew Leibnitz - Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Chris Locke - Environmental
  • Steven Lowenthal - Business Litigation
  • Thomas Mayhew - Business Litigation
  • Mary McCutcheon - Insurance Coverage
  • James Morando - Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Jessica Nall - White Collar Crime
  • Kate Ohlandt - Family Wealth
  • Mark Petersen - Business Litigation
  • William Schlinkert - Tax
  • Gregory Shean - Real Estate
  • Charles Sink - Construction
  • Stephanie Skaff - Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Skip Spaulding - Environmental
  • Jeffrey Sykes - Construction
  • Rod Thompson - Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Richard Van Duzer - Construction
  • Brandon Wisoff - Business Litigation
  • Doug Young - White Collar Crime

Farella attorneys named to the list of Northern California Rising Stars: 

  • Diego Acevedo - Employment
  • Carly Alameda - Business Litigation
  • Navjot Athwal - Real Estate & Land Use
  • Nell Clement - Business Litigation
  • Evan Engstrom - Business Litigation
  • Benjamin Geiger - Business Litigation; White Collar Crime
  • Tyler Gerking - Insurance Coverage
  • Deepak Gupta - Intellectual Property Litigation
  • David Ismay - Construction; Renewable Energy & Clean Technologies
  • Morgan Jackson - Business Litigation
  • Ryan Lowther - Business Transactions
  • Erik Olson - Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Sarah Peterman - Environmental

Farella Braun + Martel represents clients throughout the United States and abroad in sophisticated business transactions and high-stakes commercial, civil and criminal litigation. Farella lawyers are known for their imaginative legal solutions, dynamism and intellectual creativity. With an unwavering service ethic and interdisciplinary team approach, the firm is committed to advancing clients' objectives in the most effective, coordinated and efficient manner. Founded in 1962, Farella is headquartered in San Francisco and maintains an office in the Napa Valley focused on the wine industry. www.fbm.com

Press Contact:
Cheryl Loof
Farella Braun + Martel LLP
415.954.4433

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