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BKLW Secures No Jail Time for Former Congressman Jeff Fortenberry, Will Appeal Conviction

Thu 30th Jun 2022, Blog, Case Successes

Former Nebraska Congressman Jeff Fortenberry will serve no jail time following convictions for making false statements to federal agents and concealing material facts said Judge Stanley Blumenfeld Tuesday morning. Mr. Fortenberry faced up to 15 years in prison. In his sentencing, Judge Blumenfeld recognized that “by all accounts,” Mr. Fortenberry is a man of “exceptional character.” “I was humbled today when the Judge noted that the testimony, including from government witnesses, established my honesty and …

BKLW Partners Whitney Bernstein and Tony Bisconti Named 2022 Rising Stars

Tue 7th Jun 2022, 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. This honor is 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 third time since entering the private sector in 2018. Tony, an experienced trial …

Super Lawyers® Recognizes Five BKLW Attorneys in 2022 Southern California List

Thu 20th Jan 2022, Blog, Firm Accomplishments and Recognition

Bienert Katzman Littrell Williams LLP is proud to announce that five of its attorneys have been named to the 2022 Southern California Super Lawyers® list. Each year, only the top five percent of attorneys in the region are selected to receive the honor. Super Lawyers® is a listing of lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes …

BKLW Ranked Tier 1 in Four Practice Areas in 2022 “Best Law Firms” Orange County

Thu 4th Nov 2021, Blog, Firm Accomplishments and Recognition

Bienert Katzman Littrell Williams LLP has ranked Tier 1 in four practice areas in the 2022 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list for Orange County. This is the 12th year BKLW has achieved this recognition for professional excellence. “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise, as well as ability, professionalism and …

BKLW Secures Misdemeanor Deal for Medical Professional Charged with Ten Felonies

Tue 12th Oct 2021, Blog, Case Successes

Bienert Katzman Littrell Williams LLP scored a major victory by negotiating a misdemeanor plea deal, on the eve of trial, for a licensed medical professional who was charged with ten felonies alleging insurance fraud. The criminal case arose from a years-long investigation spearheaded by several agencies in Riverside County, exposing the client to hundreds of thousands of dollars in restitution, the revocation of his professional license, and a substantial prison sentence. Momentum shifted in the …

Defense Wins Mistrial in Backpage.com Case

Wed 15th Sep 2021, Blog, Case Successes

After nearly four years of litigation, U.S District Judge Susan Brnovich declared a mistrial in the Backpage.com matter pending in the District of Arizona. The Judge found that the government repeatedly flouted the Court’s orders by presenting inflammatory testimony not related to charged offenses in an attempt to play to jurors’ emotions. The Court held that the cumulative effect of the inflammatory child sex trafficking references made by prosecutors in opening statements and by its …

Six Bienert Katzman Littrell Williams Lawyers Named 2022 Best Lawyers ®

Fri 20th Aug 2021, Blog

Bienert Katzman Littrell Williams LLP is pleased to announce that six lawyers have been included in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Best Lawyers® is respected by the legal industry, the media, and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals.  Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America® list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers based on professional expertise, and undergo …

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 …