OCBA member Michael Balmages received the first “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Orange County Superior Court Temporary Judge Program in recognition of his 35 years of service to the court as a volunteer, temporary judge, trainer, and mentor.
The section presented its 2019 Tax Law Section awards to Bradley Martinson and Jacqueline Maar.
Military officials and their guests gathered to pay tribute to top Orange County attorneys Wylie and Ashleigh Aitken for their support of veterans and military causes.
The OCBA is pleased to announce that member Louis Schotemeyer, general counsel at William Lyon Homes, was named Orange County Business Journal General Counsel Awards 2019 Rising Star.
The Federal Bar Assocation, Orange County Chapter, an affiliate bar of the OCBA, was awarded the Presidential Achievement Award for chapter activity at the 2019 FBA National Meeting and Convention in Tampa, Florida.
The Celtic Bar Association, an affiliate bar of the OCBA, honored OCBA members Ronald Schwartz and the Honorable H. Shaina Colover as Lawyer of the Year and Judge of the Year respectively.
OCBA member M.C. Sungaila, Partner at Haynes and Boone, LLP, is one of the 27 U.S. lawyers included in the National Law Journal’s 2019 Equality Trailblazers List.
Lance Cotton was selected as the inaugural TMBA Bar Scholarship recipient.
OCBA Past President Jennifer Keller, a nationally prominent attorney at Keller/Anderle LLP in Irvine, has been selected to the prestigious Chambers USA national ranking of lawyers.
The Constitutional Rights Foundation of Orange County (CRF-OC) honors OCBA member Hon. Lance P. Jensen, an Orange County Superior Court judge, with the Hon. James P. Gray Judge of the Year award.
For a 10th consecutive year, the Daily Journal has named Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner M.C. Sungaila as one of the Top Women Lawyers in California.
The OCBA is proud to share that six OCBA members received the 2019 Spirit of Volunteerism Award from OneOC.
Seven OCBA members were announced as this year’s Top 100 Women Lawyers by the Daily Journal.
OCBA Past President Jennifer Keller, a founding partner at Keller/Anderle LLP, has been named to the 2019 “Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America."
OCBA member Doug Luther, an associate at Glaser Weil Fink Howard Avchen & Shapiro LL, has been named as a Legal Eagle by Franchise Times for the second year in a row.
The Veterans Legal Institute announced Stephens Friedland LLP as Law Firm of the Year, OCBA Past President David Price as Attorney of the Year, and Hon. Lon Hurwitz as Veteran Advocate of the Year for 2019.
OCBA member Elizabeth Weldon, a partner at Snell & Wilmer, has been named as a 2019 Legal Eagle by Franchise Times for the ninth consecutive year.
Keller/Anderle attorneys have been honored with a prestigious Daily Journal CLAY Award – California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year award this year.
The OCBA is proud to share that 14 OCBA members were listed as the Top 100 Southern California Super Lawyers for 2019.
The OCBA is proud to share that members were recognized as 47 of the Top 50 Orange County Super Lawyers.
The OCBA is proud to share that four members were listed as the Top 50 Women Southern California Super Lawyers for 2019.
The OCBA is proud to share that members Jennifer L. Keller of Keller/Anderle LLP and Mark P. Robinson, Jr. of Robinson Calcagnie, Inc. were named as two of the Top 10 Southern California Super Lawyers for 2019.
The Public Law Center named OCBA Member Sean M. Sherlock, a partner at Snell & Wilmer L.L.P., as its 2019 Attorney of the Year.
The OCBA is proud to share that 23 members achieved Super Lawyers Top List recognition for 10 years or more.
The OCBA is pleased to announce that 12 OCBA members have been nominated for the Orange County Business Journal Women of the Year Awards. Congratulations to the 2019 nominees!
Two of Keller/Anderle’s jury trial victories in 2018 were selected to the Daily Journal’s list of the prestigious top 20 “Top Defense Verdicts of 2018.” The Daily Journal describes the list as “the largest and most significant verdicts in California in 2018.”
The Anti-Defamation League will recognize OCBA members Mark Erickson, a partner at Haynes and Boone, LLP in Costa Mesa; The Honorable Wendy S. Lindley, Ret., Orange County Superior Court; and Brett Williamson of O'Melveny & Myers LLP in Newport Beach.
Keller/Anderle LLP, a nationally recognized bet-the-company business litigation firm based in Irvine, has been selected to the list of “Top Boutique Firms of 2018,” as chosen by the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journals, one of only 20 firms so honored across the entire state.
OCBA Past President Jennifer Keller, a founding partner at Keller/Anderle LLP, has been named to the 2019 Benchmark Litigation "Top 20 Trial Lawyers in California," a list of the top courtroom advocates in the nation's largest state.
OCBA member Mary-Christine "M.C." Sungaila, a partner at Haynes and Boone, LLP and member of Haynes and Boone’s Appellate Practice, has been elevated to chair of the Board of Overseers for the RAND Institute for Civil Justice (ICJ).
OCBA member Todd R. Wulffson, the Orange County Office Managing Partner for Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP (CDF), received the Distinguished Service Award from the Constitutional Rights Foundation of Orange County (CRF-OC) for his quarter century of service to Orange County youth.
OCBA member Marie DiSante, managing partner at Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP, received the 2018 National Women in Law Awards Lifetime Achievement award from Corporate Counsel and InsideCounsel. These awards honor women in-house and law firm leaders who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing the empowerment of women in law.
OCBA member Daniel S. Rodman, a partner at Snell & Wilmer's Orange County office, has accepted an invitation from the American Bar Foundation (ABF) Board of Directors to become a Fellow of the ABF.
Judge Andrew J. Guilford, who served as OCBA President in 1991, has been recognized with the prestigious 2018 American Inns of Court Professionalism Award for the Ninth Circuit.
Member Gloria Lee, a partner at Rutan & Tucker, LLP, was awarded the CMCP Marci Rubin Emerging Diversity Leader Award by the California Minority Counsel Program.
OCBA member Serafin Tagarao joined Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP, an employment, labor and business immigration law firm recognized for protecting employers with workforces in California for nearly 25 years.
OCBA Past President Jennifer Keller has again been named to the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journals’ list of "The Top 100 Lawyers in California." This is Keller's eleventh appearance on the list.
OCBA Past President Jennifer Keller, a founding partner at Keller/Anderle LLP, was named 2018 Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame by the California Lawyers Association.
OCBA members L. Song Richardson, Casey Johnson, Rick McNeil, and Karina Gutierrez were recognized at the 2nd Annual Diversity & Inclusion Unity in Service Celebration.
OCBA member Frank Barbaro of Frank P. Barbaro & Associates was named 2018 TOP GUN Hall of Fame recipient by the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association.
Western State College of Law will be inducting OCBA members Dayn Holstrom and Pamela Liosi as its newest Hall of Fame Inductees during the 2018 Hall of Fame Gala.
Law360 named member Blaine Evanson, a partner at Gibson Dunn, as one of its Rising Stars for 2018.
Growing up in Compton, Calif., 3L Jaquesha Scott witnessed how crime can plague a neighborhood. Now, with dreams of becoming a prosecutor, she plans to return home and help protect it.
OCBA Past President Jennifer Keller, a founding partner at Keller/Anderle LLP, was named to the “Benchmark Top 250 Women in Litigation” list for 2018. She was previously selected for the award in 2017.
The OCBA is proud to share that OCBA members were selected more than 350 times as Best Lawyers for 2018 in 44 categories.
The OCBA is pleased to announce that 13 OCBA members have been nominated for the Orange County Business Journal Women of the Year Awards. Congratulations to the 2018 nominees!
The Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County, an affiliate bar of the OCBA, honors OCBA members.
The OCBA is pleased to announce that 13 OCBA members and OCBA members from four corporate legal teams have been nominated for the Orange County Business Journal General Counsel Awards. Congratulations to the 2016 nominees!
The OCBA is pleased to announce that OCBA member Adam Dodge, Legal Director at Laura's House, received the 2016 Bravery Award from the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (CPEDV).
The OCBA is pleased to announce that five of its members were recognized as the Top Labor and Employment Lawyers for 2016 by the Daily Journal.
The OCBA is pleased to announce that 14 of its members have been named to the American Society of Legal Advocates (ASLA) Top 100 List, while six of its members were recognized in the 40 Under 40 category.
The OCBA is pleased to congratulate its 453 members who were recognized by Southern California Super Lawyers in 2016.
Los Angeles' Best Lawyers recently named 219 OCBA members from 108 firms across 40 categories to its 2016 Lawyers of the Year list.
, have been named Judge of the Year and Attorney of the Year, respectively, by the Orange County Women Lawyers Association.
The OCBA is pleased to congratulate its 483 members who were recognized by Southern California Super Lawyers in 2015.
OCBA members Brian K. Brandt, Sean M. Burke, and Heather J. Higson have been named 2014 Top Gun Trial Lawyers of the Year by the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association.
Three OCBA members—including two Past Presidents—were recognized at the 2014 Anti-Defamation League Marcus Kaufman Jurisprudence Awards Dinner, which was held Thursday, April 10, 2014, at Island Hotel in Newport Beach.
OCBA member Hon. Linda L. Miller has been named Judge of the Year by the Constitutional Rights Foundation, Orange County.
The OCBA presented Hon. Francisco P. Briseño with its prestigious Franklin G. West Award during the
Tirzah Abé Lowe was recently named as one of "Five Associates to Watch" by the Daily Journal.
Several OCBA members were recognized in OC METRO's August 2010 cover story, "The Legal Eagles," recognizing Orange County, Calif.'s Top Lawyers for 2010.
On Dec. 7, 2010, the American Board of Trial Advocates, Orange County Chapter named Orange County Bar Association member Mark P. Poliquin as its OC Trial Lawyer of the Year.