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Hanson Bridgett LLP 

August, 2021 - San Francisco, California


Twelve Hanson Bridgett Attorneys Named as the Best Lawyers in America


August 25, 2021 (San Francisco, CA) – Hanson Bridgett LLP, a preeminent law firm for all of California, is proud to announce that 12 attorneys have been named to The Best Lawyers in America 2022 list. All honorees have also previously been named to the list in years prior, some for 10 or more years in a row.

Neal Wolf, a partner in the firm's Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights Practice, has now made the list for 25 years. Howard Ashcraft and David Buoncristiani of the firm's Construction Practice, and Theodore Hellman of the firm's Trust & Estates Practice have now been on the list for 15 years. Pamela Kaufmann, William Hoehler, and Daniel Clinton have made the list for the past 10 years. Claire Collins, Bill Taylor, James Eastman, and Paul Gordon have now made the list for five years in a row. Additionally, the firm's Managing Partner, Kristina Lawson, has also been selected.

"Our attorneys continue to deliver outstanding service to our clients," Lawson said. "Since joining the firm myself, I've known the high-caliber level of expertise and professionalism my colleagues provide, but now as Managing Partner, I see the details and the quality of their work time and time again through a new lens. I am tremendously proud of my fellow partners for being named to this list yet again."

Best Lawyers has published its annual rankings for 40 years internationally and 28 years nationally. These rankings are determined purely based on candidates who are nominated for consideration and then voted on by currently recognized lawyers working in a similar practice area geographic region. The feedback provided in the voting process is then used to determine the top lawyers.

According to their press release, this year, Best Lawyers received the extraordinary total of 10 million peer evaluations for 66,713 lawyers in 147 practice areas across the U.S. There are 16,596 law firms across the nation represented on their 2022 list.


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