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Best Lawyers 2022

Featuring the top legal talent in Los Angeles, Inland empire, Orange county, San Diego, Pasadena and Santa Barbara.

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Featured Firms


Frantz Law Group APLC
Wilshire Law Firm , PLC
Easton & Easton , LLP
Athea Trial Lawyers LLP
Greene Broillet & Wheeler , LLP

Robinson Calcagnie , Inc.

Murphy & Evertz LLP
Bienert Katzman Littrell Williams LLP
Henderson, Caverly, Pum & Trytten LLP
Bridgford, Gleason & Artinian
Minyard Morris , LLP
Rosen Saba , LLP
Genie Harrison Law Firm

DiMarco Araujo Montevideo

Samer Habbas & Associates PC
Yukevich Cavanaugh
Baron & Budd , P.C.
Law Office of Renkin & Associates
Law Offices of William D. Shapiro
Zweiback, Fiset & Coleman LLP
Peterson Law Group Professional Corporation

Toni Jaramilla , APLC

Gerson Law Firm APC
Tesser Grossman LLP
Yoka | Smith , LLP
The McClellan Law Firm

Berger Montague

The Probate House L.C.

TLD Law

Ring Bender LLP

Featured in Best Lawyers

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James P. Frantz

  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:

    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs | Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
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William P. Harris III

  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:

    San Diego, California
  • Practice Area
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
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A. Ilyas Akbari

  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:

    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas
    Aviation Law | Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
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Bobby Saadian

  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:

    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs | Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
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Brian W. Easton

  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:

    Orange County, California
  • Practice Area
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
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Matthew D. "Matt" Easton

  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:

    Orange County, California
  • Practice Areas
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs | Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
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Travis R. Easton

  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:

    Orange County, California
  • Practice Area
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
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W. Douglas Easton

  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:

    Orange County, California
  • Practice Area
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
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Deborah S. Chang

  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:

    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs | Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
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Alan L. Van Gelder

  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:

    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs | Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
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Browne R. Greene

  • Recognized Since: 1987
  • Location:

    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas
    Civil Rights Law | Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs | Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
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Bruce A. Broillet

  • Recognized Since: 1987
  • Location:

    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs | Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
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Christine D. Spagnoli

  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:

    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs | Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
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Geoffrey S. Wells

  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:

    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs | Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
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Ivan Puchalt

  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:

    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Area
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
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Mark T. Quigley

  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:

    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs | Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
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Robert D. Jarchi

  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:

    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs | Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
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Scott H. Carr

  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:

    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs | Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
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Timothy J. Wheeler

  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:

    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs | Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
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Tobin M. Lanzetta

  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:

    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Area
    Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
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Douglas J. Evertz

  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:

    Orange County, California
  • Practice Areas
    Land Use and Zoning Law | Real Estate Law
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John C. Murphy

  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:

    Orange County, California
  • Practice Areas
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law | Litigation - Real Estate
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Anthony R. Bisconti

  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:

    Orange County, California
  • Practice Areas
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar | Litigation - Bankruptcy
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James D. "Jim" Riddet

  • Recognized Since: 1987
  • Location:

    Orange County, California
  • Practice Areas
    Criminal Defense: General Practice | Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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John L. Littrell

  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:

    Orange County, California
  • Practice Areas
    Commercial Litigation | Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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Steven J. "Steve" Katzman

  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:

    Orange County, California
  • Practice Area
    Litigation - Bankruptcy
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Thomas H. Bienert, Jr.

  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:

    Orange County, California
  • Practice Areas
    Bet-the-Company Litigation | Commercial Litigation | Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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Whitney Z. Bernstein

  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:

    Orange County, California
  • Practice Areas
    Criminal Defense: General Practice | Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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Hildy L. Fentin

  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:

    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas
    Collaborative Law: Family Law | Family Law | Family Law Mediation
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Kristen E. Caverly

  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:

    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas
    Commercial Litigation | Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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M. Katharine Davidson

  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:

    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates | Litigation and Controversy - Tax | Tax Law | Trusts and Estates
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Maria K. Pum

  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:

    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law | Commercial Transactions / UCC Law | Litigation - Bankruptcy
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Nancy G. Henderson

  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:

    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas
    Nonprofit / Charities Law | Tax Law | Trusts and Estates
Image of Steven E. "Steve" Trytten

Steven E. "Steve" Trytten

  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:

    Pasadena, California
  • Practice Areas
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law | Trusts and Estates
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Richard Bridgford

  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:

    Orange County, California
  • Practice Area
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
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Lonnie K. Seide

  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:

    Orange County, California
  • Practice Area
    Family Law
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Mark E. Minyard

  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:

    Orange County, California
  • Practice Area
    Family Law
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Michael A. Morris

  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:

    Orange County, California
  • Practice Area
    Family Law
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James R. "Jim" Rosen

  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:

    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Area
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
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Ryan D. Saba

  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:

    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas
    Commercial Litigation | Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
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Genie Harrison

  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:

    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas
    Employment Law - Individuals | Litigation - Labor and Employment
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Samer S. Habbas

  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:

    Orange County, California
  • Practice Area
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
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James J. Yukevich

  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:

    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas
    Commercial Litigation | Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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John Fiske

  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:

    San Diego, California
  • Practice Area
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
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Roland K. Tellis

  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:

    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Area
    Commercial Litigation
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Richard Renkin

  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:

    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas
    Family Law | Family Law Arbitration
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William D. Shapiro

  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:

    Inland Empire, California
  • Practice Area
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
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C. Michael Zweiback

  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:

    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Area
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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John S. Peterson

  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:

    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Area
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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Gordon L. Gerson

  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:

    San Diego, California
  • Practice Area
    Real Estate Law
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Brandon M. Tesser

  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:

    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Area
    Commercial Litigation
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Walter M. Yoka

  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:

    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants | Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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Conor J. Hulburt

  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:

    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs | Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
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Craig R. McClellan

  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:

    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas
    Commercial Litigation | Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs | Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
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Norman A. Dupont

  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:

    Orange County, California
  • Practice Areas
    Environmental Law | Litigation - Environmental

Featured in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

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Daniel DeSantis

  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:

    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Area
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
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Hazel S. Chang

  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:

    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Area
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
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Jon C. Teller

  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:

    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Area
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
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Brenda Kocaj

  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:

    Orange County, California
  • Practice Areas
    Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs | Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs | Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
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Gabriel M. Mendoza

  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:

    Orange County, California
  • Practice Areas
    Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs | Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs | Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
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Aaron Osten

  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:

    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs | Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
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Christian Nickerson

  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:

    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs | Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
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Molly McKibben

  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:

    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs | Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
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Erica Deutsch

  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:

    Pasadena, California
  • Practice Areas
    Tax Law | Trusts and Estates
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Francisco Garcia

  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:

    San Diego, California
  • Practice Area
    Trusts and Estates
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Lisa B. Roper

  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:

    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates | Trusts and Estates
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Alexander C. "Alex" Payne

  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:

    Orange County, California
  • Practice Area
    Family Law
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Janani S. Rana

  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:

    Orange County, California
  • Practice Area
    Family Law
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Catherine L. Carlisle

  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:

    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Area
    Commercial Litigation

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