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Bienert Katzman Littrell Williams LLP’s Newest Attorney: Alexis Federico

Mon 19th Jul 2021, Blog, Firm Accomplishments and Recognition

Bienert Katzman Littrell Williams LLP is happy to announce the addition of attorney Alexis Paschedag Federico to the firm’s practice. Alexis is a passionate litigator and appellate attorney experienced in complex civil litigation and criminal defense and investigations. Alexis has successfully represented clients in various complex litigation disputes including class action, licensing, and contract disputes and has secured favorable settlements, including an eight-figure recovery in insurance coverage matters. She has represented high-profile clients, including a …

Big Problems for Big Tech

Wed 14th Jul 2021, Blog

            The announcement last Wednesday of new lawsuits for Google, Facebook, and Twitter indicate growing problems for Big Tech. From antitrust actions to free speech violations, Silicon Valley is under fire. And while legislation in the House of Representatives may be further cause for concern for Big Tech, there is speculation as to what steps, if any, the government will succeed with in reigning in the power of these dominant …

BKLW Partners Whitney Bernstein and Tony Bisconti Named 2021 Rising Stars

Thu 10th Jun 2021, Blog, Firm Accomplishments and Recognition

Partners Whitney Bernstein and Tony Bisconti of Bienert Katzman Littrell Williams LLP have once again been selected for the Super Lawyers Southern California Rising Stars list, an honor bestowed on no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in the region. Whitney, an aggressive litigator focusing on white collar criminal defense and high-stakes civil litigation, joins the Rising Stars list for the second time since entering the private sector in 2018. Tony, an experienced trial attorney …

BKLW Partner Whitney Bernstein Recognized as a Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer

Wed 28th Apr 2021, Blog, Firm Accomplishments and Recognition

The National Trial Lawyers professional organization has named Whitney Bernstein as one of the Top 40 Under 40 Defense Trial Lawyers in California for her demonstrated excellence in litigation and track record of achieving success for her clients. The title is awarded to only 40 attorneys per region who have shown superior skills in criminal defense or civil plaintiff law. “With the selection of Whitney Bernstein,” The National Trial Lawyers write, “she has shown that …

Bienert Katzman Littrell Williams LLP’s Newest Attorney: Ryan V. Fraser

Wed 31st Mar 2021, Blog, Firm Accomplishments and Recognition

Bienert Katzman Littrell Williams LLP is proud to announce the addition of attorney Ryan V. Fraser to the firm’s practice. Ryan is an accomplished trial attorney and appellate specialist who has successfully defended his clients and secured dismissals in dozens of high-stakes criminal cases. Ryan exemplifies BKLW’s thoroughness and creativity in achieving our clients’ goals. As a criminal defense attorney, Ryan tried multiple cases to juries and successfully negotiated alternative sentencing dispositions in cases of fraud, …

New Year. New Name. New Firm.

Tue 9th Feb 2021, Blog

It is with great pleasure that we announce the launch of Bienert Katzman Littrell Williams LLP.  The new name reflects the contributions made by John Littrell and Michael Williams in elevating our practice as one of Southern California’s top boutique trial firms. John and Mike are veteran trial lawyers who have litigated hundreds of high-profile and complex cases, yielding outstanding results for their clients.  Both have been recognized by their peers as among the best …

Annual Bankruptcy Filings Decline in 2020—Will We See a Surge in 2021 and Beyond?

Wed 3rd Feb 2021, Blog

Despite high rates of unemployment and on-again-off-again business closures due to the pandemic, total annual bankruptcy filings in 2020 fell 29.7 percent over year prior, according to a report[1] released last Thursday by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. Only one category—Chapter 11 filings including 7,561 involving businesses—saw an increase of 19.2 percent. An influx in bankruptcies may only be delayed, however. As noted in the report, an increase in filings following the Great …

Five Bienert Katzman Littrell Williams LLP Attorneys Named 2021 Southern California Super Lawyers

Fri 22nd Jan 2021, Blog, Firm Accomplishments and Recognition

Bienert Katzman Littrell Williams LLP, one of Orange County’s top boutique litigation firms, is proud to announce that five of our firm’s attorneys — Thomas Bienert, Steven Katzman, John Littrell, Michael Williams, and James Riddet — have been chosen for the 2021 Southern California Super Lawyers list. “I’m very pleased that Jim, John, Mike and Steve again have been recognized as Super Lawyers. They are among the most talented lawyers I know, each capable of …

Tom Bienert named 2020 Top White Collar Defense Attorney

Fri 11th Dec 2020, Blog, Firm Accomplishments and Recognition

Founding partner Tom Bienert has been named one of California’s leading white collar defense attorneys by the Daily Journal. Tom is one of the nation’s prominent trial attorneys and has spent years defending businesses and individuals in a range of criminal investigations and prosecutions involving fraud, bankruptcy, health care crimes, insider trading, tax offenses and more. The Daily Journal recognized Tom’s long career as a former federal prosecutor and his involvement in the investigation of …

Bienert Katzman Littrell Williams LLP’s Newest Partner: Whitney Z. Bernstein

Sun 27th Sep 2020, Blog, Firm Accomplishments and Recognition

Bienert Katzman Littrell Williams LLP is proud to announce the elevation of Whitney Z. Bernstein to the firm’s partnership.  Whitney is an accomplished attorney particularly well known for her expertise in complex white collar criminal defense and civil litigation.  Whitney exemplifies BKLW’s tenacious, thorough, creative brand of litigation.  She has led complex, multi-defendant white collar criminal cases and won major victories for her clients at the trial and appellate level.  Whitney is known for her …