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Best Lawyers Recognizes Hundreds of Lewis Brisbois Attorneys, Honors Four Partners as ‘Lawyers of the Year’

(August 18, 2022) - Best Lawyers has selected 149 Lewis Brisbois attorneys across 46 offices for inclusion in its list of 2023 Best Lawyers in America. It has also recognized four Lewis Brisbois partners on its "Lawyers of the Year" list: Chairman & Founding Partner Robert F. Lewis (Insurance Law); Portland Managing Partner Eric J. Neiman (Litigation - Health Care); Akron Managing Partner David Kern (Tax Law); and Roanoke Partner Paul C. Kuhnel (Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants).

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

  • Nashville Partner Tara Aaron-Stelluto: Copyright Law
  • Pittsburgh Partner Andrew F. Adomitis: Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Fort Lauderdale Partner Vincent F. Alexander: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Miami Partner Seth Alhadeff: Litigation - Insurance
  • Seattle Partner Randy J. Aliment: Commercial Litigation
  • Phoenix Partner Dina Anagnopoulos: Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Madison County Partner Charles S. Anderson: Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
  • Reno Managing Partner Jack G. Angaran: Insurance Law, Litigation – Construction, Litigation - Real Estate
  • Los Angeles Partner Lane J. Ashley: Insurance Law
  • Phoenix Partner Robert C. Ashley: Insurance Law
  • Los Angeles Partner John L. Barber: Employment Law – Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Sacramento Partner Scott E. Bartel: Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Madison County Managing Partner Jeffrey Bash: Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Fort Lauderdale Partner Jonathan A. Beckerman: Employment Law - Management
  • Portland Partner Michael T. Belisle: Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Chicago Senior Partner Scott C. Bentivenga: Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Fort Lauderdale Partner Zascha Blanco Abbott: Employment Law – Management
  • Reno Partner John C. Boyden: Construction Law
  • Atlanta Partner Frank Brannen: Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • San Diego Partner Gary K. Brucker: Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Litigation - Real Estate
  • Dallas Partner Nichol Bunn: Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • New York Partner Meghan A. Cavalieri: Litigation - Construction
  • Houston Partner Jonathan D. Cavanagh: Insurance Law
  • Phoenix Partner Gregg E. Clifton: Sports Law
  • Northwest Indiana Administrative Partner Scott B. Cockrum: Insurance Law
  • Atlanta Partner S. Christopher Collier: Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, Transportation Law
  • Albuquerque Managing Partner Jill Collins: Litigation - Insurance
  • Phoenix Partner Angela L. Cooner: Commercial Litigation, Construction Law
  • New Orleans Partner Thomas J. Cortazzo: Commercial Litigation
  • New Orleans Partner Nancy A. Cundiff: 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
  • Houston Partner David Deiss: Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Raleigh Managing Partner Christopher J. Derrenbacher: Litigation - Insurance
  • New Orleans Partner Karen M. Dicke: Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Atlanta Partner Michael P. DiOrio: Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Houston Partner Al Durrell: Commercial Litigation
  • Los Angeles Partner Brant Dveirin: Environmental Law
  • Atlanta Partner Andrew W. Eaton: Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Miami Managing Partner Todd R. Ehrenreich: Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • San Francisco Partner Daniel B. Eng: Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Governance Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Fort Lauderdale Partner Bradley S. Fischer: Insurance Law
  • Washington D.C. Partner J. Mario Fontes, Jr.: Corporate Law
  • San Diego Partner Peter L. Garchie: Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Los Angeles Partner Steven G. Gatley: Employment Law - Management
  • Salt Lake City Managing Partner Richard K. Glauser: Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Atlanta Partner Jonathan D. Goins: Copyright Law
  • Chicago Partner Jeffrey A. Goldwater: Insurance Law
  • Indianapolis Partner Kari H. Halbrook: Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Atlanta Partner Christine Hall: Insurance Law
  • Tampa Partner Jason D. Hall: Insurance Law, Litigation - Insurance
  • Akron Partner John F. Hill: Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Charlotte Partner Philip Hinson: Employment Law - Management
  • Phoenix Partner Stephen D. Hoffman: Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Los Angeles Partner Craig Holden: Commercial Litigation
  • Tampa Partner Steven Holtzman: Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Denver Partner Wade A. Houser: Real Estate Law
  • Atlanta Partner Scott D. Huray: Insurance Law
  • Hartford Managing Partner Angeline N. Ioannou: Health Care Law
  • Roanoke Managing Partner John T. Jessee: Litigation - Health Care, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Walnut Creek Partner Michael K. Johnson: Railroad Law
  • Miami Partner Noel F. Johnson: Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Orange County Of Counsel H. Gilbert Jones, Jr.: Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Fort Lauderdale Partner Kenneth J. Joyce: Commercial Litigation
  • Los Angeles Partner Barry G. Kaiman: Insurance Law
  • New York Partner Alan Kaminsky: Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Civil Rights Law, Employment Law – Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment, Litigation - Municipal
  • Los Angeles Partner Jon P. Kardassakis: Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Lexington Partner Kate L. Kennedy: Insurance Law
  • Akron Managing Partner David Kern: Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates
  • Atlanta Partner Keith Kodosky: Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Baltimore Managing Partner R. Scott Krause: Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Roanoke Partner Paul C. Kuhnel: Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Roanoke Partner Eleanor Lasky: Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Newark Partner Jeffrey S. Leonard: Insurance Law
  • Chairman & Founding Partner Robert F. Lewis: Insurance Law
  • Boston Partner Courtney Longo: Employment Law - Management
  • San Bernardino Managing Partner John S. Lowenthal: Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Miami Partner David L. Luck: Appellate Practice
  • Washington D.C. Managing Partner Jane C. Luxton: Environmental Law
  • San Diego Partner Craig T. Mann: Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Chicago Partner George J. Manos: Insurance Law
  • Phoenix Managing Partner Carl F. Mariano: Health Care Law
  • Houston Partner Ryan Marlatt: Insurance Law
  • Phoenix Partner Julie E. Maurer: Transportation Law
  • Denver Partner Meredith McDonald: Employment Law - Management
  • Sacramento Partner Clifton J. McFarland: Environmental Law, Litigation - Environmental
  • Madison County, Illinois Partner Timothy A. McGuire: Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • San Diego Partner Jeffry A. Miller: Appellate Practice
  • Denver Partner Meryl Mills: Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Minneapolis Partner Richard G. Morgan: Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • San Diego Partner Marilyn R. Moriarty: Medical Malpractice Law - 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
  • Phoenix Partner Craig Murdy: Construction Law
  • Chicago Partner Siobhán M. Murphy: Insurance Law
  • Portland Managing Partner Eric J. Neiman: Litigation - Health Care, Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Houston Partner Joelle Nelson: Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Phoenix Partner Kristian E. Nelson: Commercial Litigation
  • Charleston Managing Partner Matthew A. Nelson: Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Phoenix Partner Kevin C. Nicholas: Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Atlanta Partner Jessica Cabral Odom: Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Denver Partner Jon Olafson: Employment Law - Management
  • Houston Managing Partner David Oubre: Transportation Law
  • San Bernardino Partner James C. Packer: Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • San Francisco Managing Partner Julian J. Pardini: Insurance Law, Litigation - Insurance
  • Miami Partner Jay W. Pearlman: Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Sacramento Partner Amy L. Pierce: Commercial Litigation
  • Wilmington Managing Partner Francis G.X. Pileggi: Commercial Litigation, Corporate Governance Law
  • Portland Partner George S. Pitcher: Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Los Angeles Partner Sara Poggi: Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Phoenix Partner Adam S. Polson: Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Sacramento Managing Partner John S. Poulos: Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Real Estate Law
  • Houston Partner Jason A. Powers: Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Los Angeles Partner Jeffrey S. Ranen: Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Newark Partner Thomas G. Rantas: Insurance Law
  • Newark Partner Thomas C. Regan: Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • San Bernadino Partner Bryan R. Reid: Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Phoenix Partner Todd Rigby: Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Tampa Managing Partner John A. Rine: Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Phoenix Partner Erica Rocush: Employment Law – Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Kansas City Partner Leonard B. Rose: Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Sacramento Partner Joseph A. Salazar, Jr.: Environmental Law, Litigation - Environmental
  • Philadelphia Managing Partner John T. Salvucci: Insurance Law
  • Lexington Partner Craig M. Schneider: Insurance Law, Litigation - Insurance
  • Wichita Partner Jeremy K. Schrag: Litigation - Labor and Employment, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Madison County Partner Matthew Schuh: Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Fort Lauderdale Partner Stacy M. Schwartz: Commercial Litigation
  • Atlanta Partner Todd E. Schwartz: Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Chicago Partner Perry M. Shorris: Insurance Law
  • Sacramento Partner Shane Singh: Employment Law - Management
  • Atlanta Partner John Snelling: Employment Law – Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Los Angeles Partner Anthony Sonnett: Railroad Law
  • San Francisco Partner Eric J. Stiff: Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Newark Partner Meredith Kaplan Stoma: Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Los Angeles Partner William C. Sung: Employment Law - Management
  • Philadelphia Partner Walter H. Swayze III: Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Minneapolis Partner Tina A. Syring: Employment Law - Management
  • Seattle Administrative Partner Rachel Tallon Reynolds: Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • San Diego Partner Ruben Tarango: Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • New Orleans Partner Joseph P. Tynan: Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Lexington Managing Partner Judd Uhl: Insurance Law, Litigation – Insurance, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Philadelphia Partner Steven D. Urgo: Insurance Law, Litigation - Insurance
  • Los Angeles Partner Michael R. Velladao: Insurance Law
  • Raleigh Partner Jennifer Watson: Real Estate Law
  • San Diego Partner Katherine Weadock: Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Los Angeles Partner Roy G. Weatherup: Appellate Practice
  • Dallas Managing Partner Christopher C. White: Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Newark Partner Brian J. Whiteman: Insurance Law
  • Atlanta Partner Ryan Wilhelm: Litigation - Construction
  • Madison County Partner Justin Zimmerman: Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

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

  • Las Vegas Associate Sean Africk: Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
  • Denver Partner Robin Alexander: Antitrust Law
  • Miami Associate Lorena Alfonso: Commercial Litigation
  • Philadelphia Associate Asher A. Block: Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • New York Partner Megan Boyar: Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • New York Partner Amanda Campo: Construction Law
  • Minneapolis Partner David J. Carrier: Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • New York Partner Kristen Carroll: Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Cleveland Partner Timothy Chai: Commercial Litigation, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Kansas City Associate Jonathan M. Craig: Commercial Litigation, Construction Law
  • Miami Partner Troy P. Cunningham: Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Los Angeles Partner Steven A. Dabrowski: Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Newark Associate Peter A. D'Arcangelo: Elder Law
  • Akron Partner Casey J. Davis: Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Tax Law
  • Tampa Partner Lindsay E. DeCarlo: Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Newark Partner Salvatore D'Elia III: Elder Law
  • Houston Partner Vanessa D. Durante: Insurance Law
  • Chicago Associate Ian Fallon: Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Atlanta Associate Sean P. Farrell: Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law
  • Cleveland Partner Joseph Fiorello: Labor and Employment Law - Management
  • Miami Partner Jenna L. Fischman: Commercial Litigation
  • San Diego Partner Steven Frisch: Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
  • San Diego Partner Michael P. Fullam: Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Miami Partner Alexander Fumagali: Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Las Vegas Partner Cheryl A. Grames: Commercial Litigation
  • Houston Partner Allison Griswold: Insurance Law
  • Los Angeles Associate Nathan M. Grosch: Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • New York Partner Toni N. Guarino: Construction Law
  • Madison County Associate Alyson M. Hau: Insurance Law
  • Seattle Partner Keith M. Hayasaka: Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Sacramento Associate Caitlin E. Higgins: Commercial Litigation
  • Portland Associate Jacqueline Houser: Labor and Employment Law – Management, Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Roanoke Associate Sarah C. Jessee: Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • San Francisco Partner Sumy Kim: Labor and Employment Law - Management
  • Houston Associate Kimberly R. Jessett: Construction Law
  • Charleston Associate Sophie L. Johns: Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Atlanta Partner Candis R. Jones: Insurance Law
  • Newark Partner Gene K. Kaskiw: Commercial Litigation
  • Orange County Partner Justin S. Kim: Construction Law
  • Tampa Associate Elizabeth Kirkhart: Insurance Law
  • Phoenix Partner Andrew Kleiner: Commercial Litigation
  • Houston Partner Shane L. Kotlarsky: Labor and Employment Law - Management
  • Portland Partner Bradley J. Krupicka: Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Chicago Partner Jordan W. LaClair: Insurance Law
  • San Diego Associate Tiffany A. Le Melle: Health Care Law
  • Cleveland Partner Daniel A. Leister: Appellate Practice, Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs, Transportation Law
  • Akron Associate Anna M. Luczkow: Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Tax Law
  • San Diego Partner Andrea M. Maestas: Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Albuquerque Partner Jessica D. Marshall: Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Newark Partner S. Christopher Martino: Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • New York Partner Dale McLaren: Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • San Diego Associate Paloma Moreno-Acosta: Labor and Employment Law - Management
  • Las Vegas Partner Micah Mtatabikwa-Walker: Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Sacramento Partner Timothy Nally: Commercial Litigation
  • New York Associate Ariadne Panagopoulou: Labor and Employment Law - Management
  • Chicago Partner Danielle F. Pappas: Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Chicago Partner F. Michael Pasqualino: Insurance Law
  • Portland Partner Emma Pelkey: Health Care Law, Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Kansas City Associate Haley Phillips: Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • New York Partner Jeremy Pollack: Construction Law
  • Miami Associate Ravika Rameshwar: Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Orange County Partner Thalia S. Rofos: Labor and Employment Law - Management
  • Chicago Associate Michael J. Roman: Commercial Litigation
  • Atlanta Associate Trace Sexton: Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, Transportation Law
  • Tampa Partner Justin N. Shindore: Insurance Law
  • Akron Associate Meleah M. Skillern: Commercial Litigation
  • Miami Associate Jessica Stillwell: Insurance Law
  • Seattle Associate Erin M. Thenell: Commercial Litigation
  • New York Partner Janeen M. Thomas: Insurance Law
  • Portland Partner Ben F. Veralrud: Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Insurance Law, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, Transportation Law

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


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