Bienert Katzman Littrell Williams LLP has been ranked Tier 1 in five practice areas in the 2023 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" list for Orange County. The firm maintained its rankings in Bet-the Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White Collar, and Litigation – Bankruptcy and raised its ranking in Criminal Defense: General Practice.

Firms included in the 2023 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. It reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.

BKLW’s rankings in the 2023 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms":

Regional Tier 1: Orange County

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Criminal Defense: General Practice
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Litigation – Bankruptcy

View BKLW’s Best Lawyers® profile to see individual attorney profiles and accolades, including three Best Lawyers®  “Lawyers of the Year” and 11 Best Lawyers® designations.

BKLW specializes in white-collar criminal  defense and investigations, complex civil ligation, and bankruptcy and insolvency matters. The firm’s trial results include complete defense verdicts, favorable outcomes in criminal cases including zero restitution and no jail time, and multi-million dollar judgments and recoveries for plaintiffs, trustees, and creditors. In cases resolved short of trial, the firm has secured numerous dismissals in defense cases and adversary proceedings, and settlements in plaintiff cases totaling in the hundreds of millions of dollars.


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