Honors & Awards


Our attorneys have been recognized for their accomplishments by a host of organizations nationally, statewide and locally including:

NATIONAL HONORS
  • The Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America (2012-2015)
  • U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” Tier 1 Ranking (2015)
  • The Best Lawyers In America®, Orange County Lawyer of the Year, Non-White Collar (2014); Commercial Litigation, White Collar Criminal Defense, and Non-White Collar Criminal Defense
  • The National Law Journal, annual “Winners” edition (2011)
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America (by invitation only, limited to top one-half of one percent of lawyers nationally)
  • Two recipients, The National Trial Lawyers, “The Top 100 Trial Lawyers in California” (2008-2014)
  • Martindale-Hubbell “AV, Preeminent” rating
STATEWIDE HONORS
  • Two recipients, California Lawyer Magazine CLAY Award (California Lawyers of the Year, 2012)
  • The Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journals, “The Top 100 Lawyers in California” (2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009, 2007)
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal, “The 100 Most Influential Lawyers in California” (Editors’ Pick  2001)
  • The Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journals, “California’s Top Women Lawyers” (2002, 2007, 2010-2015)
  • The Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journals, “Top Boutique Firms” (2014)
  • The San Francisco Recorder, Attorneys of the Year
  • Recipient of the State Bar of California, Wiley Manuel Award for Pro Bono Service
LOCAL HONORS
  • Recipient, Anti-Defamation League of Orange County & Long Beach, Jurisprudence Award
  • The San Francisco Recorder, Attorneys of the Year (2012)
  • Los Angeles Magazine, “Southern California Super Lawyers,” (annually since 2005), and including the “Top 50 Female Super Lawyers” and “Top 50 Orange County Super Lawyers”
  • Orange Coast Magazine, “The Best Lawyers in Orange County,” (2004-2012)
  • OC Metro Magazine, “Orange County’s Top Attorneys” (2008-2013)
  • Orange County Women Lawyers, Attorney of the Year (2003)
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association Attorney of the Year in both Business Litigation and Criminal Defense (2010, 2000)
  • Public Law Center of Orange County, Attorney of the Year (1996)
  • The Constitutional Rights Foundation of Orange County, Lawyer of the Year (1983)
  • Outstanding Prosecutor, Orange County District Attorney (1995)

Latest News

  • Kay Anderle receives national award for Outstanding Criminal Defense
    June 21, 2017

    The 2016 Thomas A. Mesereau Cup was recently presented to Kay Anderle. The award is given by the Litigation Counsel of America, an elite invitation-only trial lawyer honorary society representing less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. The award recognizes excellence and commitment at the highest level. Award recipients are those whose leadership has had national or international impact, who practice the art of advocacy at a preeminent standing and who are committed to those they represent in the pursuits to which they are assigned. […]

  • “The Sun” – Colonies key witness says certain there were no bribes
    May 17, 2017

    In this latest article, Jennifer Keller continued her examination of former San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Chairman Bill Postmus. Postmus told Keller he was “100 percent” certain that he was not getting a bribe when he and three others each received $100,000 from Colonies Partners LP in 2007. […]

  • “The Sun” story features Jennifer Keller in Colonies corruption trial
    May 10, 2017

    “The Sun” has been extensively covering the San Bernardino County’s “Colonies corruption trial” for several months. In this latest article, Jennifer Keller was featured again in her examination of former San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Chairman Bill Postmus. […]

  • Jennifer Keller named to list of top “500 Leading Lawyers in America”
    April 27, 2017

    Jennifer Keller has been named to the 2017 “Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America.” The list is said to be “the most elite distinction in the profession, covering the best of the best in all practice areas.” According to the American Bar Association, there are over 1.3 million licensed attorneys in the nation, so recognition as one of the top 500 confers a rare honor. […]