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Thirty-two Allen Matkins partners named to 2016 Best Lawyers in America®; Osias and Wintersheimer named 'Lawyers of the Year'; firm receives Tier 1 Rankings

SAN DIEGO – August 18, 2015 – The Best Lawyers in America® has released its 2016 rankings and Allen Matkins once again received high marks. This year's list includes 32 Allen Matkins partners, including David L. Osias and Amy Wintersheimer Findley being named Best Lawyers' "Lawyers of Year" in San Diego Litigation-Bankruptcy and Litigation-Labor & Employment, respectively.

In addition to the individual acknowledgements, Allen Matkins received National Tier 1 Rankings in the 2016 edition of U.S. News - Best Lawyers' “Best Law Firms" for Environmental Law, Litigation-ConstructionLitigation-Labor & Employment and Real Estate Law. For the Metropolitan Tier 1 Rankings, the firm was selected in Los Angeles for Litigation-Construction, Litigation-Tax, Real Estate Law and Tax Law; in Orange County for Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law, Employment Law-Management, Labor Law-Management, Litigation-Labor & Employment, Real Estate Law and Securities/Capital Markets Law; in San Diego for Land Use & Zoning Law, Litigation-Construction, Litigation-Labor & Employment and Litigation-Real Estate; and in San Francisco for Environmental Law, Litigation-Environmental and Real Estate Law.

Individually, partners selected from the Century City office include Anton N. Natsis, Michael D. Ryan and John M. Tipton; from the Los Angeles office, Frederick L. AllenJohn J. AllenRobert J. "Mike" Cathcart, Thomas W. Henning, Michael L. Matkins, Pauline M. Stevens and Fernando Villa; from the Orange County office, Pamela L. AndesDwight L. ArmstrongKeith P. Bishop, Vincent M. Coscino, Kenneth W. CurtisDrew M. EmmelGary S. McKitterickRichard E. Stinehart and Stephen R. Thames; from the San Diego office, Jeffrey A. ChineValentine S. Hoy, Osias, Michael C. Pruter and Wintersheimer; and from the San Francisco office, David C. CookeBarry H. EpsteinBruce W. HymanBaldwin J. LeeNancy LundeenRichard C. MalloryJames L. Meeder and Sandi L. Nichols.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 36,000 leading attorneys cast almost 4.4 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

Allen Matkins, founded in 1977, is a California-based law firm with approximately 200 attorneys in four major metropolitan areas of California: Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego and San Francisco. The firm's areas of focus include real estate, construction, land use, environmental and natural resources; corporate and securities, real estate and commercial finance, bankruptcy, restructurings and creditor’s rights, joint ventures, and tax; labor, employment and OSHA; and trials, litigation, risk management and alternative dispute resolution in all of these areas.