June 4, 2012
The award recognizes California attorneys whose early accomplishments indicate they will be tomorrow's top lawyers and leaders. The Recorder editors chose the winners after reviewing materials on more than 300 nominees, all California lawyers in their first 10 years out of law school.
A partner in Lieff Cabraser's San Francisco office, Mr. Hutchinson represents plaintiffs in high value, complex class and collective actions that advance civil, employment, and consumer rights. His recent practice focuses on combating unfair employment practices against foreign nationals and immigrants, workplace discrimination, and abusive automated calls to consumers.
As an emerging leader in the bar, Mr. Hutchinson has served on the Board of Directors of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area since 2009, and presently is Board Secretary. Read The Recorder profile of Mr. Hutchinson.
Ms. Sagafi, also a partner in our San Francisco office, represents consumers and homeowners in consumer protection and defective product cases. She has successfully litigated a series of successful class action lawsuits based on other faulty consumer products, from high efficiency washing machines and refrigerators to computers and computer devices. She currently represents consumers who purchased high-end refrigerators, dishwashers, and other appliances that consistently break-down or fail to operate as advertised.
Ms. Sagafi currently sits on the Board of Directors of California Women Lawyers, where she serves on the membership and annual conference committees. She has also been recognized as a "Rising Star for Northern California" by Super Lawyers for the past three years. Read The Recorder profile of Ms. Sagafi.