Brown & Charbonneau, LLP is pleased to announce that Gregory G. Brown, a Senior Partner in the firm’s Business Litigation Dept., has achieved the rating of AV Preeminent® from Martindale-Hubbell®. The AV Preeminent® rating is the highest possible rating given to a lawyer and is established wholly on a peer-review basis. To qualify as AV Preeminent®, lawyer’s expertise, experience, integrity and overall professional excellence must be rated at the highest level by lawyers and members of the judiciary.
Mr. Brown has experience in business litigation matters, fraud, partnership and shareholder disputes, contract disputes, unfair competition and trade secret litigation, trust litigation, personal injury and complex divorce cases. Mr. Brown is a Board Certified Trial Specialist and is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He has been named to Super Lawyers for six (6) consecutive years. He is also part of an elite group of trial lawyers named to the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers. Mr. Brown has also received the Lead Counsel Rating and AVVO’s highest rating of Superb 10.0/10.0.
Four Newmeyer & Dillion, LLP attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. In addition, founding partner Gregory Dillion was named the Best Lawyers® 2015 Orange County Lawyer of the Year for real estate litigation.
Michael Cucchissi, Joseph Ferrentino and Thomas Newmeyer, partners in Newmeyer & Dillion’s Newport Beach office, were included in the 21st edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Cucchissi focuses on real estate development and real estate finance; Ferrentino practices civil litigation in business, construction, real estate, governmental tort, products liability, and insurance; and Newmeyer, one of the law firm’s founders, has an active trial and appellate practice covering all areas of business litigation.
Keller Rackauckas LLP is pleased to announce that Michelle M. Peterson has joined the firm as Of Counsel. Michelle’s practice areas include appellate law, law and motion, and trial strategy. During her legal career of 30+ years, Michelle has honed her craft in legal analysis, motion and writ practice in complex litigation, trial preparation and appellate advocacy.
Michelle has written hundreds of substantive motions and responses in federal and state trial courts, and a like volume of briefs and petitions in appellate courts. She has also done extensive “behind the scenes” analyses on settlement strategies and case-specific methods of persuading jurors, trial judges and arbitrators, often in matters with tens or hundreds of millions of dollars at stake. Michelle also worked as an enforcement attorney at the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C., where she took testimony from approximately 200 witnesses, and obtained extensive first-hand experience in government investigative and administrative proceedings.
Berger Kahn has been included in the Best Lawyers of America list for Southern California. Managing Partner Craig Simon was selected for inclusion in the practice area of Insurance Law and Partner David Ezra selected for inclusion in the practice area of Commercial Litigation. Berger Kahn congratulates Craig and David on their recognition.
Best Lawyers selects less than 3% of the Bar to their list and according to Best Lawyers, “Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer preview. The methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues…Best Lawyers employs a sophisticated, conscientious, rational and transparent survey process designed to elicit meaningful and substantive evaluations of the quality of legal services.”
Rutan & Tucker, LLP, has been chosen by National Philanthropy Day Orange County for the “Outstanding Medium-Sized Business/Corporation” award and will be honored at the annual National Philanthropy Day awards luncheon event in November.
This award recognizes a corporation that has created a culture of philanthropy and has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to philanthropy through its financial support of one or more nonprofit organizations, leadership involvement, and volunteer participation and commitment of its workforce in establishing a role model for other businesses in our community. “We are very proud of this award”, said Steve Nichols, the firm’s managing partner. “It is truly a reflection of the character of our firm and those who work here.”
Fisher & Phillips LLP today announced that four Irvine, Calif.-based partners— Karl R. Lindegren, James J. McDonald, Jr., Warren L. Nelson and John M. Polson— have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015© (Copyright 2014 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.). All four attorneys practice labor and employment law representing management. Firm-wide, 86 attorneys from Fisher & Phillips were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015.
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