More than half of our attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2013 listing of Best Lawyers in America, including 75% of our family law attorneys and 100% of our Employment Law attorneys. Here's the breakdown:
Founding partners Lee Cullen and Steve Bach have been listed for 25 or more years. Cullen is listed in six different categories, including Communications Law and Energy Law. Bach is recognized in three Family Law categories, including Collaborative Family Law and Family Law Mediation. Joining Bach as "Best Lawyers" in the Family Law and Collaborative Family Law categories are Attorneys Alison TenBruggencate and Elise Clancy Ruoho.
Founding partner Lester Pines has been listed for more than ten years. He is once again recognized for his work in both Criminal Defense (white collar as well as non-white-collar) and Employment Law on behalf of individuals. Joining Pines as "Best Lawyers" in the Employment Law for individuals category are Attorneys Linda Harfst and Tamara Packard. Harfst is also recognized for her Union-side Labor Law work, and Packard is also recognized for her Appellate practice and Litigation work in the Labor & Employment area.
Selection for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America list is based on a national peer-review survey. The annual listing has been described by The American Lawyer as "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."