August 20, 2020 — Best Best & Krieger LLP is pleased to announce that 36 attorneys were named to The Best Lawyers in America© list for 2021, including seven who are making their first appearance on the list. Three BB&K attorneys were recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” based on the extremely high positive feedback researchers received about their practices. In addition, one attorney was included on the inaugural “Ones to Watch” list, which recognizes attorneys who are still early in their careers for their professional excellence.

The lists, published today, reflect top legal talent in geographic and practice groupings and are created by peer surveys.

BB&K’s “Lawyer of the Year” recipients for 2021 are:

Sacramento

  • Kara K. Ueda, Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Nancy Park, Real Estate Law

Orange County

  • Matthew “Mal” Richardson, Land Use and Zoning Law

The “One to Watch” recipient for 2021 is:

Sacramento

  • Allison M. De Tal, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

BB&K’s Best Lawyers in America for 2021 are:

Irvine

  • Sonia R. Carvalho, Land Use and Zoning Law & Municipal Law
  • Caroline R. Djang, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law & Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Matthew “Mal” Richardson, Land Use and Zoning Law & Municipal Law
  • Scott C. Smith, Land Use and Zoning Law

Los Angeles

  • Joseph Byrne, Water Law*
  • Eric L. Garner, Litigation – Environmental & Water Law
  • Leeann Habte, Health Care Law*
  • John H. Holloway, Litigation – Environmental

Manhattan Beach

  • Christi Hogin, Land Use and Zoning Law*
  • Michael Jenkins, Land Use and Zoning Law*

Ontario

  • John E. Brown, Municipal Law
  • Stephen P. Deitsch, Land Use and Zoning Law & Municipal Law

Riverside

  • Steven M. Anderson, Water Law
  • Arthur L. Littleworth, Energy Law; Environmental Law; Litigation – Environmental; Natural Resources Law & Water Law

Sacramento

  • Jeffrey C. Chang, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Joseph E. Coomes, Jr., Land Use and Zoning Law & Municipal Law
  • T. Brent Hawkins, Municipal Law
  • Nancy Park, Real Estate Law
  • Edward J. Quinn, Jr., Land Use and Zoning Law & Municipal Law
  • Stacey Sheston, Labor Law – Management*
  • Harriet A. Steiner, Litigation – Municipal & Municipal Law
  • Kara K. Ueda, Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Iris P. Yang, Land Use and Zoning Law; Litigation – Municipal & Municipal Law

San Diego

  • Mary Beth Coburn, Litigation – Construction
  • Shawn D. Hagerty, Land Use and Zoning Law & Water Law
  • Robert J. Hanna, Commercial Litigation
  • Arlene P. Prater, Employment Law – Management & Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • George M. Reyes, Corporate Law
  • Kelly Salt, Municipal Law*
  • Gary W. Schons, Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law

Walnut Creek

  • Janet E. Coleson, Municipal Law
  • Sarah Owsowitz, Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Malathy Subramanian, Land Use and Zoning Law & Municipal Law
  • Gene Tanaka, Litigation – Environmental
  • Roderick E. Walston, Litigation – Environmental; Natural Resources Law & Water Law

Washington, D.C.

  • Gerard Lederer, Communications Law*

*Included on The Best Lawyers in America list for the first time.

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