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30 Procopio Attorneys Named 2020 Best Lawyers in America

30 Procopio Attorneys Named 2020 Best Lawyers in America

30 Procopio Attorneys Named 2020 Best Lawyers in America

August 15, 2019 (San Diego) – Thirty Procopio attorneys representing twenty-eight areas of law in three metropolitan areas were named by their peers today to the Best Lawyers in America® 2020 list. In addition, two Procopio partners received prestigious Best Lawyers in America 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” accolades.

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

Twenty-eight San Diego-based Procopio attorneys were recognized for their legal expertise and accomplishments in various practice areas, including:

  • Managing Partner John D. Alessio, Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Intellectual Property and Litigation-Real Estate
  • Partner and Health Care Practice Group Leader Richard D. Barton, Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants and Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants
  • Of Counsel David C. Boatwright, Tax Law
  • Partner Michele B. Brown, Family Law
  • Partner and General Counsel Carole J. Buckner, Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
  • Partner Anthony J. Dain, Appellate Practice and Litigation-Patent
  • Partner Susan L. Daly, Real Estate Law
  • Partner William W. Eigner, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Partner and Family Law Group Leader Lionel P. Hernholm, Jr., Family Law
  • Partner Gerald P. Kennedy, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Partner, Management Committee Member, and Labor and Employment Law Group Leader Marie Burke Kenny, Employment Law-Management and Litigation-Labor Law and Management
  • Partner Phillip L. Kossy, Employment Law-Management and Litigation-Labor and Employment
  • Partner and Education and Charter Schools Group Co-Leader John C. Lemmo, Environmental Law
  • Partner Robert A. Levy, Employment Law-Management and Labor Law-Management
  • Partner Michael E. Lyon, Real Estate Law
  • Partner and Aviation and Marine Group Leader Eli W. Mansour, Equipment Finance Law
  • Partner and Tax Team Leader Patrick W. Martin, Tax Law
  • Partner and Litigation Team Leader S. Todd Neal, Criminal Defense-White Collar and Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs
  • Partner Kerry K. Patterson, Native American Law
  • Partner, Management Committee Member, and Construction Law Group Leader Craig A. Ramseyer, Construction Law and Litigation-Construction
  • Partner George “Jody” L. Root, Jr., Health Care Law
  • Senior Counsel Leslie A. Ryland, Family Law
  • Partner Timothy E. Salter, Construction Law
  • Partner Craig P. Sapin, Real Estate Law
  • Partner and Real Estate Practice Group Leader Jeff Stoke, Real Estate Law
  • Partner Wendy L. Tucker, Employment Law-Individuals and Labor Law-Management
  • Partner Edward C. Walton, Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Partner David M. Zachry, Family Law

Two additional Procopio partners were recognized in other geographic regions:

  • Nevada-based Partner Lance Coburn, Commercial Litigation and Construction Law
  • Arizona-based Partner Paul E. Burns, Copyright Law, Litigation-Intellectual Property, Litigation-Patent, and Patent Law

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 and Intellectual Property Team Leader Anthony J. Dain, Appellate Practice
  • Partner George “Jody” L. Root, Jr., Health Care Law

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 as a Top Ten AmLaw 200 Firm for Diversity and by Law360 as a Best Law Firm for Minority Attorneys.

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