• On April 1, 1979, Lewis Brisbois opened its doors in Los Angeles with seven attorneys and a spirit of fearless commitment to client service and attorney satisfaction. Now, 35 years later, with more than 900 attorneys and 31 offices from coast to coast, that commitment is stronger than ever. It continues to inspire us to do more, to reach higher and to work harder for our clients so that the legacy of service, reliability and success that began in 1979 will continue long into a bright future.

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  • Taking a big risk, founding partners Bob Lewis, Roy Brisbois, Chris Bisgaard, and Bob Smith struck out on their own and started their own firm with seven lawyers and a do-or-die attitude that laid the foundation for the future of their fledgling venture.

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  • After three years of diligent work and focused growth, the firm expanded into Northern California in order to better serve the ever-expanding needs of its ever-growing and diversifying client base.

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  • Over the next decade, the firm's focus on client service and steady, controlled growth resulted in further expansion in both Northern and Southern California as well as expansion into new areas of practice, including Construction and Labor & Employment.

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  • After more than 15 years, the firm completed the transition from an eager startup to a thriving established fixture in the California legal scene, gaining national recognition for its burgeoning size and reputation.

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  • Realizing that a growing number of the firm's clients have their corporate and administrative roots on the east coast, the firm took another leap of faith, changing its name and opening its seventh office in New York City, which was also its first office outside California. Opening its doors with 2 attorneys in 2002, Lewis Brisbois' New York office is now the firm's second largest office with nearly 100 lawyers.

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  • After expanding to the east coast, the firm's growth picked up its pace, resulting in recognition in both the press and among the firm's clients that Lewis Brisbois had its sights set on becoming a national full-service law firm.

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  • As Lewis Brisbois rounded its first quarter century, it transitioned from being a bi-coastal firm to having a truly nationwide presence, expanding throughout the Eastern seaboard, the Northern and Southern Midwest, and gaining ground in the Western United States.

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  • As a national firm with its roots firmly in California, Lewis Brisbois continued to climb the rankings of the region's law firms, becoming a fixture among the state's largest and most established names.

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  • Following the philosophy that began with the firm's original seven attorneys of hiring the best people for the job regardless of any of the characteristics that designate someone as a minority, Lewis Brisbois has assembled the most diverse legal workforce in the country, while also maintaining a workplace characterized by cooperation, respect, and collaboration.

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  • Continuing to fill in the blanks across the map, Lewis Brisbois' recent expansion has been as much practice-driven as it has been geographically driven. Moving into new territory including Indian Nations law and policy, gaming law, white collar criminal defense, and host of other new practices, Lewis Brisbois continues to grow, both in terms of its size and its menu of services.

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  • Continuing its rise in the rankings, which was recently described by the Los Angeles Daily Journal as "meteoric," Lewis Brisbois is continuing along the path of steady, strategic growth with the focus ever on serving the needs of its clients in every way possible.

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  • Lewis Brisbois continued expanding its national reach by opening an office in Philadelphia. This office represents a unique opportunity for Lewis Brisbois to broaden its full service capabilities into the flourishing life sciences field and to expand its highly in demand data privacy practice.

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  • At 35, Lewis Brisbois has come of age, proving that the hard work, dedication, and perseverance of a close-knit team are the building blocks of great success.

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