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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 more than 1,600 trial lawyers practicing in our offices across the nation, 48 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 five Certified Specialists in Appellate Law, Certified by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization.

Our ABOTA Members

Josh Cole Aicklen

Jack G. Angaran

Scott C. Bentivenga

Greg Biehler

Karen L. Campbell

Arthur K. Cunningham

Michael G. Descalso

Todd R. Ehrenreich

Donald G. Forgey

Dana A. Fox

Peter L. Garchie

Colin P. Hackett

Charles L. Harris

Sean P. Healy

Alice K. Herbolsheimer

Esther P. Holm

Joelle T. Jensen

Gilbert Jones

Alan Kaminsky

Jon P. Kardassakis

Gregory S. Katz

Matthew Kleifield

Andrew Klimenko

Robert F. Lewis

John Lowenthal

Gregory G. Lynch

Carl F. Mariano

Carrie E. Meigs

Marilyn R. Moriarty

Jeffrey A. Mowers

Eric J. Neiman

George E. Nowotny

James C. Packer

John M. Porter

Bryan R. Reid

Alan L. Rupe

Joseph A. Salazar, Jr. 

David B. Shapiro

Anthony Sonnett

Brent Vogel

Alecia Walters-Hinds

Kenneth B. Walton

Edward E. Ward, Jr.

James T. Whalen

Richard Barnett Wolf

Cary L. Wood

Tim J. Young



Certified Appellate Specialists

W. Eric Blumhardt

Caroline Chan

Lann G. McIntyre

Jeffry Miller

Roy Weatherup

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