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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 specializing in bankruptcy, complex civil, and insolvency matters, has been named Rising Star for seven consecutive years.

Whitney Bernstein, Partner
Rising Star, Criminal Defense 2020-2021

Tony Bisconti, Partner
Rising Star, Business Litigation 2015-2021

Super Lawyers uses a multiphase selection process involving peer nomination, independent research, and peer evaluation. Candidates are eligible for inclusion if they are under 40 years of age or have been practicing for less than 10 years. To learn more about the Super Lawyers Rising Stars selection processes, visit

BKLW specializes in white-collar criminal investigations, civil litigation, and bankruptcy and insolvency matters.  The firm has successfully defended clients and secured dismissals in cases involving fraud, False Claims Act, insider trading, RICO Act violations, and tax evasion. It has obtained multi-million dollar plaintiff and zero-dollar defense verdicts, as well as a number of successful asset recovery investigations, judgments, and collections, with results often surpassing the tens of millions of dollars.