Five AALRR Attorneys Named 2021 Southern California Super Lawyers


Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo (“AALRR”) is pleased to announce that five partners have been recognized as top attorneys in their field by Super Lawyers. Steven D. Atkinson, Edward C. Ho, Nate J. Kowalski, Damian J. Martinez and Irma Rodríguez Moisa are among the top five percent of the lawyers in California who are selected by Super Lawyers.

“We are very proud to have our attorneys named to the list again this year,” commented Managing Partner Mark Palin.  “This group of fine lawyers is representative of the many skilled lawyers our firm offers our clients.”

Steve Atkinson is a founding partner with diverse clientele in litigation, labor, and employment law matters. He focuses on representing employers in collective bargaining negotiations, union organizing campaigns, unfair labor practice complaints and other proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board. He also handles arbitrations pursuant to collective bargaining agreements. Mr. Atkinson has long been recognized as one of the foremost employment lawyers in the country. This is the seventeenth time he’s been named to the Super Lawyers list.

Edward Ho is an accomplished business litigator who represents both individuals and corporations in complex civil litigation matters, including shareholder disputes of closely held corporations, international supply and distribution agreements, fiduciary relationships, and business torts. This is his seventh year of recognition as a Southern California Super Lawyer.

Nate Kowalski is Chair of the firm’s Public Entity Labor and Employment Practice Group. An accomplished litigator who represents employers in both the private and public sectors, he has handled hundreds of complex labor and employment cases and has achieved remarkable results for his clients. This is his tenth year appearing on the list.

Damian Martinez is an experienced litigator who has represented clients – ranging from large multi-national corporations to individual entrepreneurs. Mr. Martinez frequently represents corporate clients in complex litigation proceedings and internal investigations. Mr. Martinez regularly represents individuals subject to criminal investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Los Angeles County District Attorney.

Irma Rodríguez Moisa is recognized as one of the top labor and employment lawyers in the state for her outstanding results for her clients in their most complex and sensitive matters. An experienced litigator, labor negotiator, and trial attorney, she handles matters ranging from discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and the First Amendment. She has been recognized as a Super Lawyer every year since 2004.

Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.



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