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26 Procopio Attorneys Named 2019 San Diego Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

March 22, 2019 (San Diego) – Twenty-six Procopio attorneys with a wide array of legal practices were named by their peers today as 2019 San Diego Super Lawyers or Rising Stars. Each year, no more than 5% of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team to be named a Super Lawyer, and only 2.5% of the lawyers in the state are named Rising Stars.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area.

Nineteen seasoned San Diego-based Procopio attorneys were named to the 2019 Super Lawyers list:

John D. Alessio, Managing Partner, Corporate Litigation
Richard D. Barton, Partner, Health Care Law
David C. Boatwright, Of Counsel, Tax Law
Michele B. Brown, Partner, Family Law
Michael J. Changaris, Partner, Corporate and Tax Law
Anthony J. Dain, Partner, Intellectual Property Litigation
Susan L. Daly, Partner, Real Estate Law
Dennis J. Doucette, Partner, Corporate and Securities Law
William W. Eigner, Partner, Corporate Law
Kendra J. Hall, Partner, Appellate Law
Lionel P. Hernholm, Jr., Partner, Family Law
Marie Burke Kenny, Partner, Labor and Employment Law
Phillip L. Kossy, Of Counsel, Labor and Employment Law
Michael E. Lyon, Partner, Real Estate Law
Patrick W. Martin, Partner, Tax Law
Todd S. Neal, Partner, Corporate and Personal Litigation
Craig A. Ramseyer, Partner, Construction Law and Litigation
Craig P. Sapin, Partner, Real Estate Law
Paul A. Tyrell, Partner, Corporate Litigation

In addition, seven San Diego-based Procopio attorneys were named to the 2019 Rising Stars list:

Trent J. Andrews, Associate, Corporate and Securities Law
Brook Taylor Barnes, Senior Associate, Labor and Employment Law
Annie Ellis, Senior Associate, Labor and Employment Law
Adriana R. Ochoa, Senior Associate, Public Agency and Education Law
Soohyun (Stacy) Park, Associate, Intellectual Property Litigation
Aaron Sokoloff, Senior Associate, Corporate and Securities Law
David M. Zachry, Partner, Family Law

Procopio attorneys and practice groups are routinely named to various legal rankings lists, including Best Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell, and Chambers and Partners. The San Diego Business Journal ranks Procopio as the largest San Diego-based Law firm, and American Lawyer magazine ranks Procopio as a Top Ten AmLaw 200 Firm for Diversity.

About Procopio

Procopio is an AmLaw 200 full-service business and litigation law firm committed to thoughtful problem solving and improving your bottom line.  With more than 170 attorneys based in San Diego, Del Mar Heights, Silicon Valley, Las Vegas and Phoenix–we’re passionate about knowing your business and helping you grow and protect it for the long term.  Procopio has the flexible infrastructure to support both small to mid-sized companies and large multinationals at every stage of the business life cycle.  Our global reach across Europe, Asia and Latin America further expands our international partnerships and cross border capabilities.  At Procopio, we are focused on what is important to you–providing smart, innovative and practical solutions in a cost-effective manner to help your business thrive.  Learn more at

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