The Best Lawyers in America has announced its 2022 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 28th edition spotlights the top 5% of private practicing attorneys in the U.S., and is based on more than 10 million peer evaluations. This newest edition recognizes over 66,000 lawyers across 147 different practice areas.

We are very pleased to further report that Lieff Cabraser San Francisco partner Donald Arbitblit was named “Lawyer of the Year” for Mass Tort & Class Action Litigation for Northern California.

Best Lawyers also continues their new-last-year “Ones to Watch” awards recognizing attorneys “earlier in their careers” for outstanding professional excellence. We are happy to announce that the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers’ Ones to Watch includes second-time listings for Sean Petterson, Kevin Budner, Melissa Gardner, and Tiseme Zegeye.

The complete list of Lieff Cabraser’s 2022 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 – “Antitrust Law and Litigation – Antitrust”
  • Kelly M. Dermody – “Employment Law – Individuals” and “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” and “Qui Tam Law”
  • Richard M. Heimann – “Bet-the-Company Litigation,” “Consumer Protection Law,” “Litigation – Antitrust,” “Litigation – Securities,” “Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs”
  • Daniel Hutchinson – “Employment Law – Individuals”
  • Bruce Leppla – “Litigation – Securities”
  • Sarah R. London – “Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs”
  • Robert J. Nelson – “Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs” and “Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs”
  • Ann B. Shaver – “Employment Law – Individuals”
  • Michael W. Sobol – “Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs” and “Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs”
  • Fabrice N. Vincent – “Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs” and “Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs”

New York

  • Paulina do Amaral – “Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs”
  • Steven E. Fineman – “Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs”
  • Wendy R. Fleishman – “Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs” and “Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs”
  • Rachel Geman – “Employment Law – Individuals”
  • Annika K. Martin – “Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs”
  • Kelly McNabb – “Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs”
  • Jonathan D. Selbin – “Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs”

 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,” “Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs”
  • Melissa Gardner – “Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs” and “Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs”
  • Sean A. Petterson– “Commercial Litigation”
  • Tiseme Zegeye – “Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs”

Congratulations to all!

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