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Thirty Lieff Cabraser Lawyers Named to 2021 Best Lawyers Listings

Thirty Lieff Cabraser Lawyers Named to 2021 Best Lawyers Listings

The Best Lawyers in America has announced its 2021 recognition of outstanding attorney leaders in the U.S., a list that we are proud to announce includes a record twenty-six Lieff Cabraser lawyers. The publication’s 27th edition spotlights the top 6% of private practicing attorneys in the U.S., and is based on more than 8 million peer evaluations. This newest edition recognizes over 65,000 lawyers across 147 different practice areas.

We are very pleased to further report that Lieff Cabraser San Francisco partner Eric Fastiff was named “Lawyer of the Year” for Antitrust Litigation in Northern California, Lieff Cabraser San Francisco partner Michael Sobol was named “Lawyer of the Year” for Mass Tort & Class Action Litigation for Northern California, and Lieff Cabraser Nashville partner Mark Chalos was named “Lawyer of the Year” for Product Liability Litigation for the Southeast.

Best Lawyers has also inaugurated a new tier of award, “Ones to Watch,” recognizing attorneys “earlier in their careers” for outstanding professional excellence. We are happy to announce that the inaugural edition of Best Lawyers’ “Ones to Watch” includes Lieff Cabraser attorneys Sean Petterson, Kevin Budner, Melissa Gardner, and Tiseme Zegeye.

“Best Lawyers was founded in 1981 with the purpose of highlighting the extraordinary accomplishments of those in the legal profession. After almost four decades, we are proud to continue to serve as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals worldwide,” notes Best Lawyers CEO Phil Greer.

The complete list of Lieff Cabraser’s 2021 Best Lawyers and their recognition categories is below.

 San Francisco

  • Donald C. Arbitblit “Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs” and “Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs”
  • William Bernstein “Litigation – Antitrust”
  • Elizabeth J. Cabraser “Consumer Protection Law,” “Litigation – Securities,” “Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs,” “Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs,” “Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs”
  • Lin Y. Chan “Litigation – Antitrust”
  • Kelly M. Dermody “Employment Law – Individuals,” “Litigation – Labor and Employment”
  • Nimish R. Desai “Qui Tam Law”
  • Eric B. Fastiff  “Litigation – Antitrust”
  • Brendan P. Glackin “Litigation – Antitrust”
  • Lexi J. Hazam “Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs,” “Qui Tam Law”
  • Richard M. Heimann “Bet-the-Company Litigation,” “Consumer Protection Law,” “Litigation – Antitrust,” “Litigation – Securities,” “Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs”
  • Daniel M. Hutchinson “Employment Law – Individuals”
  • Robert L. Lieff “Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs”
  • Sarah R. London “Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs”
  • Robert J. Nelson “Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs,” “Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs”
  • Ann B. Shaver “Employment Law – Individuals”
  • Michael W. Sobol “Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs,” “Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs”
  • Fabrice N. Vincent “Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs,” “Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs”

New York

 Nashville

  • Kenneth S. Byrd “Consumer Protection Law,” “Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs,” “Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs,” “Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs”
  • Mark P. Chalos “Consumer Protection Law,” “Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs,” “Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs,” “Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs”

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

  • Kevin R. Budner – Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs, Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs and Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • Melissa Gardner – Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs and Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • Sean A. Petterson– Commercial Litigation
  • Tiseme Zegeye – Labor and Employment Law – Employee and Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs

Congratulations to all!