PALM SPRINGS, Calif. _ Four Best Best & Krieger attorneys based in the firm’s Indian Wells office were named as top lawyers in their field by Palm Springs Life in the June issue of the magazine.
The magazine based its findings on the attorney’s AVVO rating, which ranks them based on years of experience, board certification, education, professional conduct, and industry recognition and achievement.
The magazine placed the following BB&K attorneys atop their respective fields:
David J. Erwin, estate planning law: The city attorney for Palm Desert, Erwin also works on estate planning, probate and conservatorships for clients in the Coachella Valley. A BB&K partner, Erwin is a charter member of the Desert Estate Planning Council.
Robert W. Hargreaves, energy law. Hargreaves, a BB&K partner who also represents a number of local public agencies in a variety of roles, serves as legal counsel for renewable energy developers building solar projects in the desert. He has been a leader in the Coachella Valley Economic Partnership's Renewable Energy Roundtable, a group of business and government leaders that meets monthly to share ideas about the industry, legislation, job training and technology.
Kira L. Klatchko; appellate law: A senior associate, Klatchko handles both state and federal appeals arising from all areas of civil practice for clients as varied as cities, businesses and families. She is Riverside County’s only appellate law specialist, a distinction certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.
Brian E. Whitley, business law: An of counsel attorney, Whitley represents both local and national banks and borrowers in various loan transactions, including construction loans, acquisition and development loans, term loans and lines of credit. He also represents nonprofit corporations and other businesses in tax-exempt financing transactions.