The numbers prove it: AALRR is one of the most respected law firms in California. The firm receives numerous awards and accolades year after year for our leadership and expertise in the legal field, our outstanding client service, our demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion, and our steady growth. Our exceptional roster of attorneys receives annual recognition as the best and brightest in the nation. To us, these rankings aren’t just statistics: They’re demonstrated indicators of our clients’ continued trust and satisfaction. Below is a list of recent awards and recognitions we've received:
- Honored with the California Lawyers Association's inaugural Law Firm Diversity Award
AALRR was selected as the inaugural recipient of the California Lawyers Association's Law Firm Diversity Award. Previously presented annually by the State Bar of California, the award is given to a single law firm each year in recognition of their outstanding efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. Click here to read more.
- Ranked the top firm in the country by Law360 for minority equity partners and in the top 10 for minority attorneys in general
AALRR received top recognition by Law360 in two of the publication’s annual diversity rankings. The “Top Firms for Minority Attorneys” and the “Top Firms for Minority Equity Partners” lists are the result of a survey of over 300 law firms around the country and regularly include some of the biggest names in law. AALRR was named first in the nation for its size for minority equity partners and eight in the nation for minority attorneys in general. Click here to read more.
- AALRR attorneys named to prestigious "Best Lawyers in America" list and recognized as "Lawyer of the Year"
AALRR partners Terry Tao, Mary Salamone, John James, and Jeff Burch were named to the Best Lawyers’ 25th annual Best Lawyers in America list, with Ms. Salamone being named "Lawyer of the Year" in construction litigation. Results are based on more than 7.4 million detailed peer-reviewed evaluations, making this list of top attorneys one of the most prestigious in the nation—and, with a readership of over 17 million across the globe, one of its most recognized. Click here to read more.
- Awarded the Associated Builders and Contractors Diversity Excellence Award
On March 2018, AALRR was honored its fourth National Diversity Excellence Award. The award was given by Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC), a national construction industry trade association representing nearly 21,000 chapter members. It recognizes exemplary diversity leadership, recruitment policies, retention practices, and training and mentoring programs. Click here to read more.
- AALRR partners recognized by the Daily Journal as top labor and employment attorneys in California
AALRR attorneys Irma Rodríguez Moisa and Scott Dauscher were named two of the top labor and employment attorneys in California this week by the Daily Journal. This prestigious designation is given annually to just 75 lawyers statewide. Click here to read more.
- Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the "Best Law Firms" in America
AALRR was named to the 2018 U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” list. Firms included on this prestigious national list are recognized for their professional excellence and persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. This is the third year AALRR has received this distinguished honor. Click here to read more.
- AALRR attorneys recognized by Los Angeles magazine and Super Lawyers as "Rising Stars"
Three firm attorneys were selected to the 2018 Southern California Rising Stars list, which spotlights exceptional attorneys aged 40 and younger or those in practice for 10 years or less. The list is compiled annually by Super Lawyers, a national ratings service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas. No more than 2.5% of attorneys in the state are selected. Click here to read more.
- Designated by Chambers & Partners as one of the most inclusive firms in the country for minority women lawyers
AALRR was recognized by Chambers & Partners’ annual Women in Law Awards USA 2017 as a shortlisted candidate for this year’s Most Inclusive Firm for Minority Women Lawyers. The four other firms nominated for this award are giants in the legal world, with thousands of attorneys practicing all over the globe. By comparison, AALRR employs just over 180 attorneys—its inclusion is a rare honor that emphasizes the firm’s outsize commitment to gender equality, diversity, and women’s initiatives. Click here to read more.
- AALRR attorneys honored with a Burton Award for exceptional legal writing
Nate Kowalski and Irma Rodríguez Moisa, partners at AALRR, have been honored for their exceptional legal writing as winners of the eighteenth annual Burton Awards. Kowalski and Rodríguez Moisa were recognized for their article “The Cat’s Paw Doctrine: Declawing Summary Judgment,” originally published in the Los Angeles Daily Journal. Only 25 articles from entries submitted by the nation's 1,000 largest law firms were named Burton Awards winners. Click here to read more.
- Named the 15th largest law firm in Los Angeles by Los Angeles Business Journal
With 101 attorneys practicing in Los Angeles County, the law firm of Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo (AALRR) is now the 15th largest in the county, according to the Los Angeles Business Journal. In 2016, AALRR was listed as the 18th largest firm. Just four years ago, the firm was ranked 32nd. Click here to read more.
- Named a 2017 Diversity Leader by Profiles in Diversity Journal
Elizabeth Zamora-Mejia and AALRR were recognized in 2017 by Profiles in Diversity Journal® for their outstanding efforts in making diversity and inclusion priorities in both the firm’s internal culture and external community involvement. Click here to read more.
- Received the California Minority Counsel Program's 2017 Drucilla Stender Ramey Majority-Owned Law Firm Award
AALRR received the California Minority Counsel Program’s (CMCP) prestigious Drucilla Stender Ramey Majority-Owned Law Firm Award, one of three diversity awards given by the organization annually. With its win, the firm joins an impressive list of recipients, including the Kaiser Foundation, Chevron, Gap Inc., and Intel. Click here to read more.