Best Lawyers Recognizes Manatt Partners as “Lawyers of the Year”

The Best Lawyers in America recognized Manatt partners Thomas D. Phelps, Michael M. Berger, Daniel B. Higgins, and L. Peter Parcher for inclusion in its “Lawyers of the Year” list. The organization designated only one attorney from their previously announced Best Lawyers list in each high-profile legal specialty within each large community for the honor. The list recognizes the attorneys who have earned a high level of respect among their colleagues, receiving exceptional ratings in the Best Lawyers’ annual peer surveys.

The four Manatt partners were awarded the following titles for 2012:

  • Thomas D. Phelps has been named the Orange County Banking and Finance Lawyer of the Year.
  • Michael M. Berger has been named the Los Angeles Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Lawyer of the Year.
  • Daniel B. Higgins has been named the San Francisco Healthcare Law Lawyer of the Year.
  • L. Peter Parcher has been named the New York City Entertainment Law—Music Lawyer of the Year.

Steven Naifeh, President of Best Lawyers, says, "We continue to believe—as we have believed for more than 25 years—that recognition by one’s peers is the most meaningful form of praise in the legal profession. We would like to congratulate all of our Lawyers of the Year."

In September, the Best Lawyers in America recognized 56 Manatt attorneys for inclusion in its list of America’s leading lawyers for 2012, representing a broad spectrum of 34 practice areas and expertise from five of the firm’s offices.

View the 2012 Leading Lawyers list here.

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