History of Lewis Brisbois

April 1, 1979

Lewis D’Amato Brisbois & Bisgaard opens its doors in Los Angeles


The firm expands to Northern California, opening a second office in San Francisco


Lewis D’Amato continues to grow across California, opening offices in San Diego, Orange County, Sacramento, and San Bernardino


Lewis D’Amato is featured in the National Law Journal’s NLJ 200 for the first time, ranking 172nd


July 15, 2002

The firm officially changes its name to Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP with the opening of a New York office, the first location outside of California


Lewis Brisbois breaks into the National Law Journal’s NLJ 100 for the first time, ranking 75th


Lewis Brisbois undergoes steady growth across the country, opening offices in Nevada, Arizona, Illinois, Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Georgia, West Virginia, New Jersey, Washington, and Southern California

2012 & 2013

Lewis Brisbois is ranked #1 by American Lawyer Media as the nation’s most diverse law firm two years in a row


The firm continues its nationwide expansion, with new offices in Colorado, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut


Lewis Brisbois opens an office in Pennsylvania and builds on its catalogue of practices with the addition of a Life Sciences Litigation group and a cutting-edge Data Privacy & Cybersecurity team


Lewis Brisbois is named the Largest Law Firm in LA County by the Los Angeles Business Journal for the third year in a row

2015 - 2016

The firm experiences a period of rapid expansion, opening offices in Kansas, New Mexico, Oregon, Missouri, Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, North Carolina, and Florida


Los Angeles Business Journal names Lewis Brisbois the #1 Law Firm in Los Angeles County for the fourth straight year


Lewis Brisbois ranks fourth in the “100 Best U.S. Law Firms for Female Attorneys” list compiled by Law360


Lewis Brisbois tops Law360’s list of Best Firms for Minority Attorneys


Legal tech company Judicata ranks Lewis Brisbois among the Top 5 Litigation Firms in the country


Lewis Brisbois opens new offices in Ohio, Northern California, and Nevada


Lewis Brisbois is again ranked #1 by Law360 on their Best Firms for Minority Attorneys list for the second year in a row


Lewis Brisbois breaks into the Top 10 of the Law360 400, a listing of the largest law firms by domestic attorney headcount


In the first three months of 2019, Lewis Brisbois opens new offices in North Carolina, Missouri, Washington, D.C., Indiana, Utah and Georgia, reaching a total of 50 locations nationwide