Bienert | Katzman is proud to announce that two of its attorneys – Thomas H. Bienert, Jr. and James D. Riddet – have been named as “America’s Top 100®” Civil Defense Litigators and Criminal Defense Attorneys, respectively, for Southern California in 2018. 

Only 100 attorneys in Southern California receive this honor in each practice area, and are selected after a rigorous, multi-phase evaluation process.  This is the first year that Messrs. Bienert and Riddet have been selected for inclusion on the Civil Defense and Criminal Defense lists, which recognize the most efficient and effective civil, white-collar, and general criminal defense attorneys in the Southern California community. 

In previous years, Mr. Bienert has been selected as one of “America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators®,” received a Lifetime Achievement Award by “America’s Top 100 Attorneys®,” and was recognized as one of “America’s Top 100®” Criminal Defense Attorneys for Southern California.

Additional information about the methodology and selection process can be found at and

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