The Best Lawyers in America has announced its 2023 recognition of “outstanding attorney leaders” in the U.S., a list that we are proud to announce includes a record thirty-four Lieff Cabraser lawyers. The publication’s 29th edition spotlights the top 5.3% of private practicing attorneys in the U.S., and is based on more than 12 million peer evaluations. This newest edition recognizes over 71,437 lawyers across 150 different practice areas.

We are pleased to report that Lieff Cabraser partner Kenneth S. Byrd was named “Lawyer of the Year” for Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs in Nashville, Lieff Cabraser partner Kelly M. Dermody was named “Lawyer of the Year” for Litigation – Labor and Employment in San Francisco, and Lieff Cabraser partner Wendy R. Fleishman was named “Lawyer of the Year” for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs in New York City. The “Lawyer of the Year” accolade bears particular significance, as only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored with the recognition.

Best Lawyers also continues their new-in-2021 “Ones to Watch” list, recognizing attorneys “earlier in their careers” for outstanding professional excellence. We are happy to announce that the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers’ Ones to Watch includes third-time listings for Kevin BudnerMelissa Gardner, Sean Petterson, and Tiseme Zegeye. In addition, Jallé Dafa and Andrew Kaufman join the list as first-time “Ones to Watch” for 2023.

The complete list of Lieff Cabraser’s 2023 Best Lawyers and their recognition categories is below.

 San Francisco

  • Donald C. Arbitblit – “Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs” and “Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs”
  • Katherine Lubin Benson – Litigation – Securities
  • 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”
  • Phong-Chau G. Nguyen – Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – 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”
  • Jallé Dafa – Labor and Employment Law – Employee
  • Melissa Gardner – “Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs” and “Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs”
  • Andrew Kaufman – Appellate Practice, 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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