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Farella Braun + Martel Attorneys Recognized As Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

July 13, 2011 Accolades

SAN FRANCISCO (July 13, 2011) -  Forty-one Farella Braun + Martel attorneys from diverse practice areas were named to the Super Lawyers-Rising Stars list of top attorneys in Northern California for 2011. 

Three Farella Braun + Martel attorneys received special recognition. Deborah Ballati and Mary McCutcheon were recognized among the Top 50 Women Super Lawyers.  Doug Young was included in the Top 100 Super Lawyers list.

Thirty-eight Farella attorneys were named to the list of Northern California Super Lawyers:

  • George Argyris - Family Wealth
  • Deborah Ballati - Construction Litigation
  • Jon Benjamin - Environmental
  • James Bruen - Environmental
  • Fred Caspersen - Family Wealth
  • James Colopy - Environmental Litigation
  • John Cooper - Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Doug Dexter - Employment & Labor
  • Hank Evans - Business Transactions
  • 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
  • Nan Joesten - Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Gary Kaplan - Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
  • William Keane - White Collar Crime
  • David Lazerwitz - Environmental
  • Andrew Leibnitz - Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Chris Locke - Environmental Litigation
  • Steven Lowenthal - Business Litigation
  • Thomas Mayhew - Business Litigation
  • Mary McCutcheon - Insurance Coverage
  • James Morando - Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Kate Ohlandt - Family Wealth
  • Mark Petersen - Business Litigation
  • William Schlinkert - Tax
  • Charles Sink - Construction
  • Stephanie Skaff - Business Litigation
  • Skip Spaulding - Environmental Litigation
  • Jeffrey Sykes - Construction
  • Rod Thompson - Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Richard Van Duzer - Construction
  • Brandon Wisoff - Business Litigation
  • Grace Won - Business Litigation
  • Doug Young - White Collar Crime

Three Farella lawyers were named to the list of Northern California Rising Stars:

  • Tyler Gerking (Insurance Coverage),
  • Deepak Gupta (Intellectual Property)
  • Jessica Nall (White Collar Crime)

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.  The annual selections are made using a rigorous multi-phased process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area.

Farella Braun + Martel represents clients throughout the United States and abroad in sophisticated business transactions and high-stakes commercial, civil and criminal litigation.  Founded in 1962, the firm is headquartered in San Francisco and maintains an office in the Napa Valley focused on the wine industry. Farella Braun + Martel 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. Farella Braun + Martel is a green business.

Press Contact:
Cheryl Loof
Farella Braun + Martel LLP
415.954.4433

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