79 Procopio lawyers in 47 practice areas in 5 regions recognized by Best Lawyers in America – Procopio

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August 18, 2022 (San Diego/Orange County/Silicon Valley/Las Vegas/Scottsdale) – Procopio set a number of firm records in the just released Best Attorneys in America® 2023 list, including:

  • 79 lawyers recognized
  • 54 Best Lawyers Award
  • 25 named Ones to Watch
  • 21 lawyers awarded for the first time
  • 47 recognized law firms
  • 15 existing award winners recognized in additional areas of activity
  • 5 geographical regions recognized

America’s Best Lawyers lists are compiled annually through extensive peer-reviewed polls in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers provide confidential nominations and feedback.

Two Procopio partners have been honored by their peers with Lawyer of the Year awards, an award bestowed on only a small percentage of Best Lawyers honorees:

  • Partner and General Counsel Carole Buckner was recognized for Ethics and Professional Accountability. She has been recognized by Best Lawyers since 2019 and also has a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating.
  • Partner Paul E. Burns was recognized for patent litigation. Paul has been recognized by Best Lawyers 2007 to date and also has a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating.

This year’s 54 Procopio Best Lawyers were recognized for their legal expertise and achievements in nearly four dozen areas of law. Attorneys newly added to the list or new legal recognition for existing awardees are in italics.

  • Managing Partner John D. Alessio: Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Intellectual Property and Litigation-Real Estate (San Diego)
  • partner Brook Taylor Barnes: Labor Law Management (San Diego) – moved from Ones to Watch List
  • Partner Richard D. Barton: Defendants in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Proceedings (San Diego)
  • of advice Dana Bessenecker: Real Estate Law (San Diego)
  • partner Stefan Beerle: Patent Law (San Diego)
  • Of Counsel David C. Boatwright: Tax Law (San Diego)
  • Partner and Group Leader Family Law Michele B. Brown: Family Law (San Diego)
  • Partners Robert J. Brown: Real Estate Law and tax law (San Diego)
  • Partner and General Counsel Carole J. Buckner: Ethics and Law of Professional Responsibility (San Diego)
  • Partner Paul E. Burns: Copyright, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent and Patent Law (Arizona)
  • partner amy cannon: Real Estate Law (San Diego)
  • partner Michael Changaris: Tax Law (San Diego)
  • Partner Anthony J. Dain: Appellate Practice and Litigation Patent (San Diego)
  • Partner Susan L. Daly: Real Estate Law (San Diego)
  • Partner and co-leader for capital markets and securities Dennis J Doucette: Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Law and Securities/Capital Markets Law (San Diego)
  • Partner William W. Owner: Corporate governance law, corporate lawand Merger and Acquisition Law (San Diego)
  • partner Victor Felix: Litigation – Intellectual Property (San Diego)
  • Of Counsel Glenn M. Feldman: Gambling Law and Native American Law (Arizona)
  • Partner Renee M. Gabbard: Trusts and Estates (Orange County)
  • Senior Counsel Jeffery A. Garofalo: commercial disputes, construction disputes and building law (Las Vegas)
  • partner Theodore J Griswold: Land use and zoning law (San Diego)
  • Partner Kendra J. Hall: Appeals 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 Debtor Rights / Bankruptcy and Restructuring Law (San Diego)
  • Partner Marie Burke Kenny: employment law management, Labor Law Managementand 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 Todd E. Leigh: Real Estate Law (San Diego)
  • Partners John C. Lemmo: Education Actenvironmental law and town charter (San Diego)
  • Partner Michael E. Lyon: Real Estate Law (San Diego)
  • Partner and Co-Head of Aviation and Marine Group Eli W. Mansour: Equipment Finance Law (San Diego)
  • Partner Patrick W. Martin: Tax Law (San Diego)
  • partner Adrian Martinez: Trade Disputes (San Diego)
  • Partner S Todd Neal: Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial DisputesCriminal Defense: Economic and Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiff (San Diego)
  • partner Adriana Ochoa: Local Law (San Diego)
  • Native American Partner and Group Leader Kerry K. Patterson: gambling lawIndian law and real estate law (San Diego)
  • Partner and Assembly Manager Laurence R. Phillips: building rights and Litigation Construction (San Diego)
  • Partner Craig A. Ramseyer: Building Law and Litigation-Construction (San Diego)
  • Partner George “Jody” L. Root, Jr.: Health Law (San Diego)
  • Partners Mary A. Salamone: building rights and Litigation-Construction (Orange County)
  • Partner Timothy E. Salter: building rights a Litigation Construction (San Diego)
  • Partner Craig P. Sapin: Real Estate Law (San Diego)
  • partner Jon Shimmer: Tax Law (San Diego)
  • Partner and Real Estate Group Leader Jeff Stoke: Land use and zoning lawand Real Estate Law (San Diego)
  • Partner Sean M. Sullivan: Commercial Disputes and Leisure and Hospitality Law (San Diego)
  • Partner and Tax Group Leader Eric D. Swenson: Litigation & Controversy: Tax and tax law (San Diego)
  • Partner and co-lead of the privacy and cybersecurity group Frederick K Taylor: Trade Disputes (San Diego)
  • Wendy L. Tucker, Partner and Labor and Employment Group Leader: Labor Law Individuals and Labor Law Management (San Diego)
  • Partner and Litigation Team Leader Paul A. Tyrell: Bet-the-Company Litigation and Commercial Litigation (San Diego)
  • Partner and Co-Head of Aviation and Naval Group Edward C. Walton: Admiralty and Law of the Sea (San Diego)
  • Of Counsel and Deputy General Counsel Raymond Wright: Real Estate Law (San Diego)
  • Partner David M. Zachry: Family Law (San Diego)
  • Partner Juan Pablo G. Zaragoza: Closed Holdings and Family Business Lawand Trusts and Estates (San Diego)

In addition, 25 Procopio lawyers have been placed on the Ones to Watchlist. Attorneys newly added to the list or new legal recognition for existing awardees are in italics.

Procopio attorneys and practices are routinely included in various legal rankings, including Chambers and Partners®, Martindale-Hubbell® and Super Lawyers®. The firm is ranked by the as the largest San Diego-based law firm Business Journal San Diego. Procopio is also classified by Law360 as the top law firm for minority attorneys and is certified by Diversity Lab as a Mansfield Plus firm.

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