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60 Procopio Attorneys Recognized By Best Lawyers For 2022

60 Procopio Attorneys Recognized By Best Lawyers For 2022

60 Procopio Attorneys Recognized By Best Lawyers For 2022

San Diego/Orange County/Las Vegas/Phoenix – A total of 60 Procopio attorneys representing 38 areas of law in 4 metropolitan areas have been recognized for excellence by Best Lawyers in America® on their 2022 list of top attorneys.

A record 44 Procopio attorneys were named Best Lawyers in America, with two also receiving the prestigious Best Lawyers in America 2022 “Lawyer of the Year” accolades. In addition, 16 Procopio attorneys were named to the Best Lawyers Ones to Watch list, a category recognizing attorneys who are earlier in their careers, typically having only practiced law for 5 to 9 years.

The Best Lawyers in America lists are compiled annually through exhaustive peer-review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers provide confidential nominations and feedback.

Two Procopio Partners Received “Lawyer of the Year” Award

Two Procopio partners were honored by their peers with “Lawyer of the Year” awards, a designation given to only a small percentage of Best Lawyers recipients:

  • Partner Mary A. Salamone of Orange County was recognized as a “Lawyer of the Year” for her practice of Construction Litigation. Mary also achieved this distinction in 2019. She is recognized by Chambers and Partners, holds a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating, and was named a 2021 Woman Leader in the Law by American Lawyer Magazine.
  • Partner Paul E. Burns of Arizona was recognized for his practice of Patent Law. Paul has been recognized by Best Lawyers from 2007 to the present, and also holds a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating.

This year’s 45 Procopio Best Lawyers in America are based in four metropolitan areas: San Diego, Orange County, Las Vegas and Phoenix.

They were recognized for their legal expertise and accomplishments in more than three dozen practice areas:

  • Managing Partner John D. Alessio: Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Intellectual Property and Litigation-Real Estate (San Diego)
  • Partner Richard D. Barton: Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants and Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants (San Diego)
  • Of Counsel David C. Boatwright: Tax Law (San Diego)
  • Partner Michele B. Brown: Family Law (San Diego)
  • Partner Robert J. Brown: Real Estate Law (San Diego)
  • Partner and General Counsel Carole J. Buckner: Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law (San Diego)
  • Partner Paul E. Burns: Copyright Law, Litigation-Intellectual Property, Litigation-Patent, and Patent Law (Arizona)
  • Partner Lance Coburn: Commercial Litigation, Construction Litigation, and Construction Law (Las Vegas)
  • Partner Anthony J. Dain: Appellate Practice and Litigation-Patent (San Diego)
  • Partner Susan L. Daly: Real Estate Law (San Diego)
  • Partner William W. Eigner: Mergers and Acquisitions Law (San Diego)
  • Of Counsel Glenn M. Feldman: Gaming Law and Native American Law (Arizona)
  • Partner Renee M. Gabbard: Trusts and Estates (Orange County)
  • Senior Counsel Jeffery A. Garofalo: Commercial Litigation, Construction Litigation, and Construction Law (Las Vegas)
  • Partner Kendra J. Hall: Appellate Practice (San Diego)
  • Partner Enrique Hernandez-Pulido: Tax Law (San Diego)
  • Partner J. Christopher Jaczko: Litigation-Intellectual Property and Litigation-Patent (San Diego)
  • Partner Gerald P. Kennedy: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law (San Diego)
  • Partner Marie Burke Kenny: Employment Law-Management and Litigation-Labor Law and Management (San Diego)
  • Partner Michael R. Kiesling: Litigation-Construction and Litigation-Real Estate (San Diego)
  • Partner Michael J. Kinkelaar: Venture Capital Law (San Diego)
  • Of Counsel Phillip L. Kossy: Employment Law-Management and Litigation-Labor and Employment (San Diego)
  • Of Counsel Todd E. Leigh: Real Estate Law (San Diego)
  • Partner John C. Lemmo: Environmental Law (San Diego)
  • Partner Robert A. Levy: Employment Law-Management and Labor Law-Management (San Diego)
  • Partner Michael E. Lyon: Real Estate Law (San Diego)
  • Partner Eli W. Mansour: Equipment Finance Law (San Diego)
  • Partner Robert G. Marasco: Criminal Defense: White-Collar (San Diego)
  • Partner Patrick W. Martin: Tax Law (San Diego)
  • Partner S. Todd Neal: Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs and Criminal Defense-White Collar (San Diego)
  • Partner Kerry K. Patterson: Native American Law (San Diego)
  • Partner Laurence R. Phillips: Litigation-Construction (San Diego)
  • Partner Craig A. Ramseyer: Construction Law and Litigation-Construction (San Diego)
  • Partner George “Jody” L. Root, Jr.: Health Care Law (San Diego)
  • Partner Mary A. Salamone: Litigation-Construction (Orange County)
  • Partner Timothy E. Salter: Construction Law (San Diego)
  • Partner Craig P. Sapin: Real Estate Law (San Diego)
  • Partner Jeff Stoke: Real Estate Law (San Diego)
  • Partner Sean M. Sullivan: Commercial Litigation (San Diego)
  • Partner and Tax Team Leader Eric D. Swenson: Litigation & Controversy: Tax (San Diego)
  • Partner Wendy L. Tucker: Employment Law-Individuals and Labor Law-Management (San Diego)
  • Partner Paul A. Tyrell: Bet-the-Company Litigation and Commercial Litigation (San Diego)
  • Partner Edward C. Walton: Admiralty and Maritime Law (San Diego)
  • Senior Counsel Juan Pablo G. Zaragoza: Trusts and Estates (San Diego)

In addition, 16 Procopio attorneys were named to the Best Lawyers in America® Ones to Watch list for 2022:

  • Partner Brook Taylor Barnes: Litigation-Labor and Employment (San Diego)
  • Associate Zagros S. Bassirian: Commercial Litigation (San Diego)
  • Associate Clint S. Engleson: Litigation-Labor and Employment (San Diego)
  • Associate Ashley R. Genser: Family Law (San Diego)
  • Associate Yeshaya “Shai” Larkin: Entertainment and Sports Law (San Diego)
  • Associate John Y. Lee: Real Estate Law and Tax Law (San Diego)
  • Senior Associate Stephanie McDermott: Tax Law (San Diego, previously Dallas)
  • Associate John C. Miles: Tax Law (San Diego)
  • Associate Soohyun “Stacy” Park: Litigation-Patent (San Diego)
  • Senior Associate Eric A. Plourde: Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Securities, and Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Defendants (San Diego)
  • Senior Associate Alexandra “Sasha” Selfridge: Commercial Litigation and Insurance Law (San Diego)
  • Associate Sarah L. Taylor: Family Law (San Diego)
  • Partner Raúl Villarreal Garza: Tax Law, and Trusts and Estates (San Diego)
  • Associate Zi Wang: Intellectual Property Law (Orange County)
  • Senior Associate Michelle J. Wells: Litigation-Construction (San Diego)
  • Associate Lianlian Wu: Commercial Litigation (San Diego)

Procopio attorneys and practice groups are routinely named to various legal rankings lists, including Chambers and Partners®, Martindale-Hubbell®, and Super Lawyers®. The firm is ranked as the largest San Diego-based law firm by the San Diego Business Journal. Procopio is also ranked by American Lawyer among the top AmLaw 200 law firms for diversity and by Law360 as a Best Law Firm for Minority Attorneys.

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