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BKLW Ranks Tier 1 in Five Practice Areas in 2023 “Best Law Firms” for Orange County

Fri 4th Nov 2022, Blog, Firm Accomplishments and Recognition

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 …

When Partnering Up May Be Best in Whistleblower Litigation – Best Lawyers®

Sat 29th Oct 2022, Blog

When a whistleblower makes the admirable decision to speak against injustice, it is of paramount importance to hire a lawyer with a successful record litigating whistleblower and qui tam claims. Firm Partner Michael Williams of Bienert Katzman Littrell Williams LLP, widely considered as an authority on whistleblower litigation, was interviewed by Best Lawyers® about embracing the complexities in this area of law, collaborating with referring counsel, and achieving success for clients through his unique perspective. …

BKLW Secures Misdemeanor for Tech Professional Charged with CAN-SPAM Act Violations

Thu 20th Oct 2022, Blog, Case Successes

A BKLW trial team consisting of attorneys Whitney Z. Bernstein, Thomas H. Bienert, Jr., and Carlos Nevarez and paralegal Leah Thompson secured a misdemeanor and no-jail time resolution in the middle of a multi-felony complex trial on behalf of the firm’s client, a non-resident technology professional working in the United States on an employment visa. The client and three others were charged in the indictment with one felony count of conspiracy, four felony counts of …

BKLW Partners “Lawyers of the Year” in Criminal Defense, Bankruptcy Litigation

Thu 1st Sep 2022, Blog, Firm Accomplishments and Recognition

Bienert Katzman Littrell Williams partners Whitney Z. Bernstein, Tony Bisconti, and John L. Littrell have been selected as 2023 “Lawyers of the Year” by Best Lawyers® for Criminal Defense: General Practice, Litigation – Bankruptcy, and Criminal Defense: White Collar, respectively, in Orange County. Only one lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.” The fact that three BKLW partners earned this rare distinction simultaneously—with Whitney and …

BKLW Demonstrates Excellence as 11 Attorneys Named 2023 Best Lawyers in America®

Thu 18th Aug 2022, Blog, Firm Accomplishments and Recognition

Bienert Katzman Littrell Williams LLP is proud to announce the inclusion of nearly three-quarters of our attorneys in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America. Additionally, partners Whitney Z. Bernstein, Anthony R. Bisconti, and John L. Littrell have been named “Lawyers of the Year” for Orange County in Criminal Defense: General Practice, Litigation – Bankruptcy, and Criminal Defense: White Collar, respectively. Lawyers included on the …

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 …