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53 Farella Braun + Martel Attorneys Named to 2016 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

July 8, 2016 Accolades

SAN FRANCISCO (July 8, 2016) – Fifty-three 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 2016. 

Farella attorneys named among 2016 Northern California Super Lawyers:

  • George Argyris - Family Wealth
  • Deborah Ballati - Construction
  • Jon Benjamin - Environmental
  • James Bruen - Environmental Litigation
  • Fred Caspersen - Family Wealth
  • James Colopy - Environmental
  • John Cooper - Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Doug Dexter - Employment
  • Sandra Edwards – Environmental Litigation
  • Jeffrey Fisher - Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Tyler Gerking - Insurance Recovery
  • Lara Gilman – Estate & Probate
  • Neil Goteiner – Business Litigation
  • Deepak Gupta – Intellectual Property
  • Alan Harris - Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Robert Hines - Environmental
  • Robert Holtzapple - Business Litigation
  • Gary Kaplan – Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
  • William Keane – White Collar Crime
  • Karen Kimmey – Business Litigation
  • David Lazerwitz – Energy & Resources
  • Andrew Leibnitz - Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Chris Locke - Environmental Litigation
  • Steven Lowenthal - Business Litigation
  • Thomas Mayhew - Business Litigation
  • Mary McCutcheon - Insurance Recovery
  • James Morando –  Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Dirk Mueller – Energy & Resources
  • Jessica Nall – White Collar Crime
  • Mark Petersen - Business Litigation
  • Anthony Ratner – Real Estate
  • Cynthia Rowland – Nonprofit Organizations
  • Charles Sink – Construction Litigation
  • Stephanie Skaff - Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Skip Spaulding – Environmental Litigation
  • Jeffrey Sykes – Construction Litigation
  • Rod Thompson - Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Richard Van Duzer - Construction  Litigation
  • Anthony Vecino – Estate & Probate
  • Steven Vettel – Land Use/Zoning
  • Brandon Wisoff - Business Litigation
  • Grace Won – Business Litigation
  • Douglas Young – White Collar Crime

Farella attorneys named among 2016 Northern California Rising Stars:

  • Carly Alameda – Business Litigation
  • Quinn Arntsen – Real Estate
  • Ashley Breakfield – Environmental
  • Benjamin Geiger - Business Litigation
  • Amanda Hairston – Insurance Recovery
  • Melissa Hung – Estate & Probate
  • Morgan Jackson - Business Litigation
  • Meg Manchester – Tax
  • Kelly Matayoshi – Employment Litigation
  • Erik Olson - Intellectual Property Litigation

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