Five Manatt Professionals Named Lawyers of the Year in Best Lawyers 2024 Guide

Best Lawyers named five Manatt attorneys “Lawyer of the Year” for 2024 – Marty Murphy in Boston; Edward Burg, Timi Anyon Hallem and George Kieffer in Los Angeles; and Susan Hori in Orange County. 

Marty Murphy 
2024 Criminal Defense: White-Collar Lawyer of the Year, Boston 

Marty Murphy is a trusted negotiator, advocate and counselor both inside and outside the courtroom, helping clients navigate a wide range of high-stakes legal issues. He is a former federal and state prosecutor, and represents senior corporate directors, companies, higher education institutions and other nonprofit organizations in civil litigation, criminal investigations and regulatory proceedings. 


Edward Burg 
2024 Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Lawyer of the Year, Los Angeles 

Edward Burg concentrates on real property litigation, inverse condemnation and eminent domain matters, and general trial and appellate practice. He regularly speaks and writes on eminent domain and real estate industry issues in the context of his active litigation practice. 

Timi Anyon Hallem 
2024 Leisure and Hospitality Law Lawyer of the Year, Los Angeles 

With over 30 years of real estate law experience, Timi Anyon Hallem has earned a reputation as the lawyer to whom clients turn with their most challenging projects. Her practice covers all aspects of real property and hotel ownership and development, including acquisition, entitlement, development, financing, leasing and disposition.  

George Kieffer 
2024 Administrative / Regulatory Law Lawyer of the Year, Los Angeles 

George Kieffer represents companies before Los Angeles city and county and California state government entities in a wide variety of matters, including government contracts, procurement, transactions and policy issues. He has appeared as counsel before LA Metro, the County Board of Supervisors, and a variety of city and county agencies and departments.  

Susan Hori 
2024 Land Use and Zoning Law Lawyer of the Year, Orange County 

Susan Hori’s practice focuses on obtaining land use development entitlements for landowners and developers, including local land use approvals, California Environmental Quality Act compliance, and state and federal regulatory agency permits for real estate development projects. The hallmark of Susan’s practice is her track record of success in navigating the complex process of multiagency permits and approvals.  

View Manatt’s full list of attorneys recognized in the 2024 Best Lawyers in America report here



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