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60 Procopio Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers for 2022

August 19, 2021 (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 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:

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

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.

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 180 attorneys based in San Diego, Del Mar Heights, Silicon Valley, Orange County, 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 Asia, Latin America and Europe 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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