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Farella Braun + Martel Attorneys Selected as "Best Lawyers in America"

September 5, 2006 Accolades

SAN FRANCISCO (September 5, 2006):  Ten attorneys at Farella Braun + Martel have been recognized as top practitioners in eight categories in The Best Lawyers in America 2007, published by Woodward/White, Inc.  Notably, Frank Farella has been considered a Best Lawyer for at least 20 years, while James Bruen, John Cooper and Douglas Young have been recognized for at least 10 years.

The complete list of Farella Braun + Martel attorneys recognized includes:

Deborah S. Ballati - Construction Law
Jerome I. Braun - Appellate Law
James A. Bruen - Environmental Law, Mass Tort Litigation
John L. Cooper - Commercial Litigation
Frank E. Farella - Corporate Law
William R. Friedrich - Insurance Law
Alan E. Harris - Construction Law
Deborah J. Schmall - Environmental Law
Charles M. Sink - Construction Law
Douglas R. Young - Appellate Law, Commercial Litigation, White-Collar Criminal Defense

Lawyers were selected as Best Lawyers for 2007 based on an exhaustive and rigorous peer-review survey that has been developed and refined for nearly 25 years.  Lawyers do not pay a fee to be listed, and a book is published each year to honor all those chosen.  The 2007 edition of Best Lawyers is based on 1.8 million confidential evaluations by the top attorneys in the country.

About Farella Braun + Martel LLP
Since its founding in 1962, Farella Braun + Martel has achieved a national reputation for the acumen of its business practice, the high profile cases of its complex commercial litigation practice and its prestigious client base. The San Francisco-based firm serves a diverse group of clients from multinational corporations to emerging businesses. The firm also has an office in the Napa Valley focused on the wine industry and related businesses. 

Contacts:
Cheryl Loof
Farella Braun + Martel LLP       415.954.4433                                                                                                      
[email protected]fbm.com                   

Melinda Faith / Traci Stuart
Blattel Communications
415.397.4811

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