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Since its inception, Lewis Brisbois has established itself as one of the nation's top litigation law firms. We know that early resolution and cost control are of the utmost importance to our clients and we always strive to achieve the most favorable result. But when litigation and trial become necessary, there are few who can match the efficiency, effectiveness and experience that our attorneys bring to the table. Whether through settlement or trial, our attorneys are prepared.

We are known for our commitment to principled advocacy, an unflinching work ethic, and an unyielding standard of quality. Our clients choose us because we take the time to understand their business interests. We have developed sophisticated proprietary risk evaluation and litigation management processes that many of our clients have incorporated into their business practices. As a result, they are avoiding and reducing losses that impact their bottom line.

Our practice includes pre-suit counseling and problem solving based on a structured and accurate analysis of likely outcome. We know our clients’ objectives are often best served by a pre-suit resolution, and we are often judged by the advice and counsel we provide toward that end. However, when trial is the answer and in the client’s best interest, few law firms in this country understand and better execute a trial strategy than Lewis Brisbois.

In addition to our deep and accomplished bench of trial attorneys, we have assembled a group of elite trial attorneys who specialize in parachuting in and handling any matter, regardless of the stage of litigation it has reached. Our trial lawyers are ready for trial, whether assigned at the beginning of a case, or days before trial. We regularly handle the most difficult cases, including those involving wrongful death, traumatic brain injury, and police defense. We are proud of our ability to provide the highest level of representation to our clients on short notice.

Among the hundreds of trial lawyers practicing in our offices across the nation, 39 are members of the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), distinguished among their peers by their diverse and extensive trial experience. We also have four Certified Specialists in Appellate Law, Certified by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization.

Our ABOTA Members

Josh Cole Aicklen
Scott C. Bentivenga
Karen L. Campbell
Todd R. Ehrenreich
Donald G. Forgey
Dana A. Fox
Jennine A. Gerrard
Todd A. Gray
Colin P. Hackett
Charles L. Harris
Sean P. Healy
Esther P. Holm
Andrew C. Hubert
Joelle T. Jensen
John T. Jessee
Alan Kaminsky
Jon P. Kardassakis
Gregory S. Katz
Matthew Kleifield
Robert F. Lewis


John Lowenthal
Gregory G. Lynch
Thomas P. Mannion
James Molinelli
Marilyn R. Moriarty
Jeffrey A. Mowers
John M. Porter
Bryan R. Reid
Alan L. Rupe
Joseph A. Salazar, Jr. 
David B. Shapiro
Anthony Sonnett
Judd Uhl
Brent Vogel
Alecia Walters-Hinds
Kenneth B. Walton
Edward E. Ward, Jr.
James T. Whalen
Tim J. Young


Certified Appellate Specialists

W. Eric Blumhardt
Caroline Chan
Lann G. McIntyre
Jeffry Miller

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