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OCBA Members Shine as Rising Stars

Kudos to the more than 200 members of the Orange County Bar Association who were recently recognized by Southern California Super Lawyers as 2014 Rising Stars.


Anti-Trust Litigation

Chahira Solh
Crowell & Moring LLP

Angela J. Yu
Crowell & Moring LLP


Appellate

 

James S. Azadian
Enterprise Counsel Group, ALC


Banking

 

Stephen R. Isbell
Michelman & Robinson LLP

Douglas C. Stastny
Severson & Werson

Darrell P. White
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP


Bankruptcy: Business

 

Melissa R. Davis Lowe
Shulman Hodges & Bastian LLP

Caroline R. Djang
Rutan & Tucker LLP

Jeannie Kim
Winthrop Couchot Professional Corp.

Robert S. Marticello
Weiland, Golden, Smiley, Wang Ekvall & Strok, LLP

Kerry A. Moynihan
Bryan Cave LLP

Eric S. Pezold
Snell & Wilmer LLP


Bankruptcy: Consumer

 

Christina M. Chan
Nicastro Piscopo, APLC

Christopher J. Langley
The Langley Law Firm


Business Litigation

 

Panteha Abdollahi
Paul Hastings LLP

Joshua H. Abel
Abel Law Offices

Ben P. Ammerman
Newmeyer & Dillion LLP

Mark J. Austin
Rutan & Tucker LLP

Matthew A. Berliner
Brown, Wegner & Berliner LLP

Christy L. Bertram
Johnson & Bertram LLP

Todd C. Bouton
Call & Jensen

John E. Bowerbank III
Newmeyer & Dillion LLP

Edward S. Chang
Jones Day

Franklin J. Contreras, Jr.
Shulman Hodges & Bastian LLP

David J. Darnell
Callahan & Blaine APLC

Delevan J. Dickson
Call & Jensen

Kristopher P. Diulio
Callahan & Blaine APLC

Matthew J. Fletcher
Connor, Fletcher & Hedenkamp LLP

Jennifer M. French
The Leventhal Law Firm, APC

Robyn E. Frick
Newmeyer & Dillion LLP

Norma V. García Guillén
Garcia Sullivan & Lopez LLP

Mariel A. Gerlt
AlvaradoSmith, APC

Jeffrey M. Goldman
Pepper Hamilton LLP

Jacob C. Gonzales
Weintraub | Tobin

Evan W. Granowitz
Wolf Group L.A.

Deborah A. Gubernick
Call & Jensen

Daniel R. Gutenplan
Greenberg Gross LLP

Douglas A. Hedenkamp
Connor, Fletcher & Hedenkamp LLP

Heather N. Herd
Rutan & Tucker LLP

Melanie Natasha Howard
Michelman & Robinson LLP

Aileen M. Hunter
Bryan Cave LLP

Alison K. Hurley
Bremer, Whyte, Brown & O'Meara LLP

Jessica A. Johnson
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Mark T. Kearney
Smith LC

Shannon C. Lamb
Shannon C. Lamb, APC

Jina Lee
Michelman & Robinson LLP

Daniel F. Lula
Payne & Fears LLP

Jennifer C. Lyons
Newmeyer & Dillion LLP

Robert T. Matsuishi
Payne & Fears LLP

Bryan M. McGarry
Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Ashley E. Merlo
Hodel Wilks LLP

Lisa N. Neal
Rutan & Tucker LLP

Van-Dzung V. Nguyen
Crowell & Moring LLP

William C. O'Neill
Haynes and Boone, LLP

Charles A. Piccuta
Houser & Allison, APC

Benjamin L. Price
Bremer, Whyte, Brown & O'Meara LLP

Thomas H. Prouty
Troutman Sanders LLP

Christopher B. Queally
Callahan & Blaine APLC

Michael Sapira
Connor, Fletcher & Hedenkamp LLP

Kristy A. Schlesinger
Callahan & Blaine APLC

Yaron Shaham
Severson & Werson

Scott H. Sims
Eagan Avenatti LLP

Erica M. Sorosky
Palmieri, Tyler, Wiener, Wilhelm & Waldron

Ryan C. Stottlemyer
McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP

David R. Sugden
Call & Jensen

Shiry Tannenbaum
Kohut & Kohut LLP

Paul L. Tetzloff
Newmeyer & Dillion LLP

Elizabeth Valadez
Woodruff, Spradlin & Smart

John D. Van Ackeren
Freeman, Freeman & Smiley LLP

Robert A. von Esch IV
Von Esch Law Group

Lisa A. Wegner
Eagan Avenatti LLP

Ryan J. Williams
Callahan & Blaine APLC

Tyler J. Woods
Newport Trial Group

Michael J. Wright
Callahan & Blaine APLC

Carol S. Zaist
Newmeyer & Dillion LLP


Business/Corporate

 

D. Gregory Cragg
Brown & Streza LLP

Gahram Kang
Law Offices of Gahram Kang

Adam K. Miller
Haynes and Boone, LLP

Michael D. Purtill
Paul Hastings LLP


Civil Litigation: Defense

 

Douglas J. Lief
Woodruff, Spradlin & Smart

Katherine V. Lizardo
Murtaugh Meyer Nelson & Treglia LLP

Ryan M. McNamara
Call & Jensen

Candice S. Tong
Musick, Peeler & Garrett LLP


Class Action/Mass Torts

 

Christian J. Keeney
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart

P. Kevin Mokhtari
Greenberg Gross LLP

Reuben D. Nathan
Matrix Law Firm, APC


Construction Litigation

 

Jennifer D. Cantrell
Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo

Jennifer L. Gordon
Berger Khan

Joshua M. Kimura
Koeller, Nebeker, Carlson & Haluck LLP

Jeffrey M. Suckiel
Murtaugh Meyer Nelson & Treglia LLP


Consumer Law

 

EmmaElizabeth A. Gonzalez
Public Law Center

Abbas Kazerounian
Kazerounian Law Group


Criminal Defense

 

Keith J. Bruno
Law Offices of Keith J. Bruno

Don D. Ho
Don Ho Law

Lauren K. Johnson
Law Office of Lauren K. Johnson

Meghan O'Brien Taylor
Law Office of Virginia Landry Inc.


Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI

 

Ronald L. Moore
Law Office of Virginia Landry Inc.


Eminent Domain

 

Anish J. Banker
Palmieri, Tyler, Wiener, Wilhelm & Waldron

Bernadette M. Duran-Brown
Nossaman LLP

Bradford B. Kuhn
Nossaman LLP


Employee Benefits

 

Carol B. Samaan
Western Digital Corporation


Employment & Labor

 

Rubina L. Andonian
Merhab Robinson & Jackson, APC

Jacqueline M. Beaumont
Call & Jensen

Darren J. Campbell
Aitken Campbell Heikaus Weaver, LLP

Brigham M. Cheney
Paul Hastings LLP

Jibit Cinar
Cepkinian-Cinar Law Group

Kymberleigh A. Damron-Hsiao
Kading Briggs LLP

Jennifer R. Darling
Nossaman LLP

Marcelo A. Dieguez
Diefer Law Group, PC

Keith R. Dobyns
Woodruff, Spradlin & Smart

John T. Egley
Call & Jensen

Kashif Haque
Aegis Law Firm

Maria R. Harrington
Littler Mendelson, PC

Theresa A. Kading
Kading Briggs LLP

Beth Cheeseman Kearney
Kading Briggs LLP

Jessica L. Linehan
Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Alison L. Lynch
Jackson Lewis PC

Alaya B. Meyers
Littler Mendelson, PC

Erin R. Mindoro
Berger Kahn

Lizbeth Ochoa
Fisher & Phillips LLP

Edward B. Raskin
Kassinove & Raskin LLP

Serafina Raskin
Kassinove & Raskin LLP

Nicole M. Shaffer
Jackson Lewis PC

Talia E. Shandling
formerly with Klinedinst

Matthew M. Sonne
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Melissa M. Yoon
Katz & Yoon LLP

Summer A. Young-Agriesti
Klatte Budensiek & Young-Agriesti LLP

Lowell M. Zeta
Best Best & Krieger LLP


Employment Litigation: Defense

 

Christine R. Arnold
Hollins Law

Austin T. Beardsley
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Jennifer L. Bradford
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Kimberly A. Chase
Haynes and Boone, LLP

Lonnie D. Giamela
Fisher & Phillips LLP

Courtney L. Hylton
Lynberg & Watkins

Erin Denniston Leach
Snell & Wilmer LLP

Rafael G. Nendel-Flores
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart

Scott P. Shaw
Call & Jensen

Michael J. Studenka
Newmeyer & Dillion LLP

Brandon L. Sylvia
Rutan & Tucker LLP


Employment Litigation: Plaintiff

 

Todd H. Harrison
Perona, Langer, Beck, Serbin, Mendoza and Harrison

Samuel P. Nielson
Sessions & Kimball LLP

Michael E. Velarde
Law Office of Michael Velarde

Samuel A. Wong
Aegis Law Firm


Environmental

 

Wesley A. Miliband
Aleshire & Wynder LLP

Ashley J. Remillard
Nossaman LLP


Estate & Trust Litigation

 

Amy L. Gostanian
Law Offices of Amy Gostanian, PC

Jennifer A. Lumsdaine
Tredway Lumsdaine & Doyle LLP


Estate Planning & Probate

 

Megan S. Acosta
Acosta Business & Estate Planning

Eric R. Bardwell
Freeman, Freeman & Smiley LLP

Bradley S. Erdosi
Law Offices of Bradley S. Erdosi

Katherine J. Hughes
Albrecht & Barney

Michael V. LaBriola
Haney LaBriola LLP

Michael J. Offenheiser
Brown & Streza LLP

Anh P. Tran
Modern Wealth Law


Family Law

 

Brian A. Bayati
Bayati Law Group, P.C

Ann M. Coleman

Law Office of Ann M. Coleman, Inc.

Jason James Coleman
Stegmeier, Gelbart, Schwartz & Benavente, LLP

Justine A. Dell
Law Office of Justine A. Dell

Sana Farkhad
Farkhad & Wang

Marc H. Garelick
Meyer, Olson, Lowy & Meyers, LLP

Rachel I. Haas
Minyard Morris LLP

Douglas A. Hatherley
Holstrom, Sissung & Block, APLC

David R. Monarch
Castle & Monarch

Ryan Patrick Murphy
Law Offices of Ryan Patrick Murphy, APC

Ben Phillips
Phillips, Whisnant, Gazin, Gorczyca & Curtin

Brian G. Seastrom
Seastrom & Seastrom

Courtney L. Shepard
Burch, Coulston & Buncher

Kerri L. Strunk
Hittelman Law Group

Hittelman Law Group
Liner LLP


Franchise/Dealership

 

Elizabeth M. Weldon
Snell & Wilmer LLP


General Litigation

 

Jennifer J. Farrell
Rutan & Tucker LLP

Nicholas B. Grossman
Law Offices of Mark H. Shafer

Christopher D. Whyte
Silver & Wright LLP


Government Relations

 

Megan K. Garibaldi
Rutan & Tucker LLP


Health Care

 

Damaris L. Medina
Michelman & Robinson LLP


Immigration

 

Blake G. Miller
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP

Christy Han Mohan
Christy Han Mohan, A Law Corporation


Insurance Coverage

 

Nathan A. Cazier
Payne & Fears LLP

Jeffrey M. Hayes
Payne & Fears LLP

Eric B. Strongin
Smith & Hall LLP

Reid A. Winthrop
Winthrop Law Group


Intellectual Property

 

Lindy M. Herman
Fish & Tsang LLP

Michelle LaVoie Wisniewski
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Edward Y. Lin
Caterpillar

Tirzah A. Lowe
Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear

Aaron L. Renfro
Call & Jensen

Kevin E. Schraven
Hankin Patent Law, APC

James C. Yang
Stetina, Brunda, Garred & Brucker

Thomas Y. Yee
Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear


Intellectual Property Litigation

 

Jared C. Bunker
Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear

Cheryl T. Burgess
Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear

Tyson K. Hottinger
Maschoff Brennan

Samantha Y. Hsu
Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear

Baraa Kahf
Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear

Benjamin A. Katzenellenbogen
Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear

Lauren Keller Katzenellenbogen
Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear

Payson J. LeMeilleur
Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear

Benjamin S. Lin
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Michaele N. Turnage Young
formerly with Greenberg Traurig LLP


International

 

Carlos X. Colorado
Eagan Avenatti LLP


Land Use/Zoning

 

Kathryn M. Casey
Jackson, DeMarco, Tidus & Peckenpaugh

Matthew R. Fogt
Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory Natsis

Benjamin Z. Rubin
Nossaman LLP


Mergers & Acquisitions

 

Justin S. Grad
Amazon.com

Anthony J. Ippolito
Snell & Wilmer LLP

Garett M. Sleichter
Rutan & Tucker LLP

David M. Wheeler
Latham & Watkins LLP


Personal Injury General: Defense

 

Richard A. Crites
The Crites Law Firm

Tracy L. Hughes
Koeller, Nebeker, Carlson & Haluck LLP


Personal Injury General: Plaintiff

 

Christopher N. Andal
Andal Law Group

Robert I. Beckerman
Law Offices of Robert Beckerman

Jonathan Dwork
Chambers Noronha & Kubota

Matthew D. Easton
Easton & Easton

Alison S. Gokal
formerly with Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis, Inc.

John Michael Montevideo
DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo

Atticus N. Wegman
Aitken Aitken Cohn


Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff

 

T. Gabe Houston
Hodes Milman Liebeck Mosier LLP

Robert J. Ounjian
Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley, LLP


Personal Injury Products: Defense

 

Elizabeth A. Kurtz
Parker & Kurtz

Eva M. Weiler
Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP


Personal Injury Products: Plaintiff

 

Troy A. Brenes
Lopez McHugh LLP

Matthew R. Lopez
Lopez McHugh LLP

Paul J. Molinaro, M.D.
Fransen & Molinaro LLP

Wesley K. Polischuk
Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis, Inc.


Real Estate

 

Eve A. Brackmann
Stuart Kane LLP

Paul A. Grammatico
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Allyssa J. Holcomb
Garrett DeFrenza Stiepel Ryder LLP

Gloria J. Lee
Rutan & Tucker LLP

Michael B. McClellan
Newmeyer & Dillion LLP

Stephanie A. Nation
Jackson, DeMarco, Tidus & Peckenpaugh

Vijay V. Pai
Rutan & Tucker LLP

Aaron J. Sobaski
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP


Schools & Education

 

Jeffrey W. Frey
Bowie, Arneson, Wiles & Giannone

Stephen M. McLoughlin
Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo

Epiphany Owen
Rutan & Tucker LLP


Securities Litigation

 

Travis S. Biffar
Jones Day

Thomas J. Haldorsen
Lennar Corporation

Maren B. Hufton
Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth


State, Local, & Municipal

 

Joseph D. Larsen
Rutan & Tucker LLP

Matthew E. Richardson
Best Best & Krieger LLP


Surety

 

Brent N. Mackay
Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald LLP


Workers' Compensation

 

Jose Gonzalez
Berman More & Gonzalez

 


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