RIVERSIDE, Calif. _ Twelve lawyers from Best Best & Krieger LLP offices throughout California were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012. (Copyright 2010 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.).
BB&K attorneys who were ranked as leaders in their fields include Eric Garner, a water rights attorneys and managing partner of the nine-office law firm, for environmental litigation.
Best Lawyers, established in 1983, is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 39,000 attorneys cast almost 3.1 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed.
Other BB&K attorneys bestowed with the honor include the following from the Riverside office: Michelle Ouellette, for energy, environmental, environmental litigation and natural resources law; Gregory K. Wilkinson and Arthur L. Littleworth for energy, environmental litigation, natural resources and water law; and George M. Reyes for corporate law.
In the firm’s Ontario office, Stephen P. Deitsch, who serves as city attorney to Indian Wells, Arcadia, Big Bear Lake and Shafter, was named for municipal, land use and zoning law. Also named in the municipal law category was John E. Brown, who serves as city attorney to Ontario and as town attorney for Apple Valley.
The attorneys honored in the Sacramento office were Ed J. Quinn Jr. and Joseph E. Coomes, Jr. for municipal, land use and zoning law; Harriet Steiner, the city attorney for Davis, for municipal law and municipal litigation, and Iris P. Yang, city attorney for Paso Robles, for municipal litigation.
In Walnut Creek, Roderick E. Walston was named for natural resources and water law.