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Best Lawyers Honors 43 Lewis Brisbois Attorneys, Recognizes Three Partners as 'Lawyers of the Year'

(August 20, 2020) - Best Lawyers has selected 43 Lewis Brisbois attorneys across 25 offices for inclusion in its list of 2021 Best Lawyers in America. It has also recognized three Lewis Brisbois partners as "Lawyers of the Year": Los Angeles Partner Jon P. Kardassakis (Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants); Roanoke Partner Paul C. Kuhnel (Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants); and Northwest Indiana Managing Partner Renee J. Mortimer (Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants).

Please join us in congratulating these three partners and the following attorneys on their Best Lawyers recognition.

  • Seattle Partner Randy J. Aliment: Commercial Litigation
  • Reno Managing Partner Jack G. Angaran: Insurance Law, Litigation – Construction, Litigation – Real Estate
  • Los Angeles Partner Brian  G. Arnold: Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Los Angeles Partner John L. Barber: Employment Law – Management, Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Sacramento Partner Scott E. Bartel: Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Ft. Lauderdale Partner Jonathan Beckerman: Employment Law – Management
  • New Orleans Partner Thomas J. Cortazzo: Commercial Litigation
  • Atlanta Partner Joshua D. Curry: Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Patent, Patent Law
  • Portland Partner Jason H. Daywitt: Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
  • Raleigh Of Counsel Ronald C. Dilthey: Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • San Francisco Partner Daniel B. Eng: Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Governance Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Salt Lake City Managing Partner Richard K. Glauser: Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Philadelphia Partner Megan E. Grossman: Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • New Orleans Partner James W. Hailey III: Insurance Law
  • Los Angeles Partner Craig E. Holden: Commercial Litigation
  • Atlanta Partner Scott D. Huray: Insurance Law
  • Roanoke Managing Partner John T. Jessee: Litigation- Health Care, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Orange County Of Counsel H. Gilbert Jones, Jr.: Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • New York Partner Alan Kaminsky: Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Los Angeles Partner Jon P. Kardassakis: Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
  • Roanoke Partner Paul C. Kuhnel: Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Roanoke Partner Eleanor Lasky: Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Chairman and Founding Partner Robert F. Lewis: Insurance Law
  • Washington D.C. Partner Jane C. Luxton: Environmental Law
  • Ft. Lauderdale Partner Marissa D. Kelley: Commercial Litigation
  • Atlanta Partner Robert Marcovitch: Appellate Practice, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Denver Partner George G. Matava: Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Trademark Law
  • Raleigh Partner Carrie E. Meigs: Litigation - Health Care, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Minneapolis Partner Richard G. Morgan: Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Northwest Indiana Managing Partner Renee J. Mortimer: Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Portland Managing Partner Eric J. Neiman: Litigation - Health Care, Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Charleston Managing Partner Matthew A. Nelson: Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
  • San Diego Partner Jeffry A. Miller: Appellate Practice
  • San Diego Partner Marilyn R. Moriarty: Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • San Bernardino Partner James C. Packer: Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Sacramento Partner John S. Poulos: Construction Law, Real Estate Law
  • Newark Partner Thomas G. Rantas: Insurance Law
  • Newark Partner Thomas C. Regan: Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Kansas City/Wichita Managing Partner Alan Rupe: Civil Rights Law, Employment Law Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment, Litigation - Municipal
  • Atlanta Partner John Snelling: Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Sacramento Partner Eric J. Stiff: Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
  • Philadelphia Partner Walter H. Swayze III: Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Los Angeles Partner Roy G. Weatherup: Appellate Practice

In addition, Best Lawyers has recognized a number of attorneys as "Ones to Watch." Congratulations to the following attorneys on this designation.

  • Philadelphia Associate Andy F. Albero: Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Las Vegas Associate Sean Africk: Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
  • Portland Partner David E. Artman: Health Care Law
  • Newark Associate John M. Badagliacca: Commercial Litigation
  • Philadelphia Associate Asher A. Block: Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Providence Partner Joseph P. Carnevale IV: Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
  • Chicago Associate Daniel Cetina: Labor and Employment Law – Management
  • Phoenix Associate John Daller: Commercial Litigation
  • Minneapolis Associate David J. Carrier: Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Phoenix Associate David C. Clukey: Commercial Litigation
  • Cleveland Associate Casey J. Davis: Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Tax Law
  • Atlanta Partner Michael Denney: Commercial Litigation
  • Philadelphia Associate Carmalena Del Pizzo: Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Cleveland Associate Alexandra C. Eckrich: Labor and Employment Law – Management
  • Cleveland Associate Joseph Fiorello: Labor and Employment Law – Management
  • Miami Associate Jenna L. Fischman: Commercial Litigation
  • San Diego Partner Steven Frisch: Workers' Compensation Law – Employers
  • San Diego Associate Michael P. Fullam: Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Las Vegas Partner Cheryl A. Grames: Commercial Litigation
  • New York Associate Shevonne S. Greene: Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Madison County Associate Alyson M. Hau: Insurance Law
  • Sacramento Associate Caitlin E. Higgins: Commercial Litigation
  • Portland Associate Jacqueline Houser: Labor and Employment Law – Management, Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Denver Associate Benjamin W. Hudgens: Labor and Employment Law - Management
  • Atlanta Partner Bert Hummel: Workers' Compensation Law – Employers
  • Charleston Associate Sophie L. Johns: Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Newark Partner Gene K. Kaskiw: Commercial Litigation
  • Providence Partner Samuel Kennedy-Smith: Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
  • Orange County Partner Justin S. Kim: Construction Law
  • Tampa Associate Elizabeth Kirkhart: Insurance Law
  • Chicago Associate Jordan W. LaClair: Insurance Law
  • San Diego Associate Tiffany A. Le Melle: Health Care Law
  • Cleveland Daniel A. Leister: Appellate Practice
  • San Diego Associate Jonna D. Lothyan: Appellate Practice
  • Cleveland Associate Anna M. Luczkow: Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • San Diego Associate Andrea M. Maestas: Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Newark Associate Shannon McDonald: Construction Law
  • San Francisco Associate Matthew Mihaly: Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Chicago Associate Alexander Misakian: Insurance Law
  • San Diego Associate Paloma Moreno-Acosta: Labor and Employment Law - Management
  • Chicago Associate Danielle F. Pappas: Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Portland Associate Emma Pelkey: Health Care Law, Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • New York Associate Jeremy Pollack: Construction Law
  • Las Vegas Associate Joel Reeves: Workers' Compensation Law – Employers
  • Tampa Associate William E. Roberts: Commercial Litigation
  • Orange County Associate Thalia Rofos: Labor and Employment Law - Management
  • Chicago Associate Michael J. Roman: Commercial Litigation

Learn more about Best Lawyers' methodology here and read its official press release regarding this year's lists here.


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