Twelve Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 


Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo is pleased to announce that nine of our attorneys have been named in Best Lawyers® 2022 editions of The Best Lawyers in America, and three were named in The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch.

Reappearing on the list this year are: Jonathan Andrews (Employment Law – Management), Rex Berry (Litigation – Labor and Employment), Jeff Burch (Litigation – Construction), Brigham Cheney (Litigation – Labor and Employment), John James (Tax Law), Irma Rodríguez Moisa (Litigation – Labor and Employment), and Robert Wenzel (Employment Law – Management). Joining this prestigious list are partners Steve Atkinson (Labor Law – Union) and Brian Martin (Commercial Litigation). Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review, further solidifying their reputations as the top attorneys in their respective practice areas.

Best Lawyers also announced that three AALRR attorneys have been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch. This list highlights attorneys who have typically been in practice less than 10 years, yet who have already achieved outstanding professional excellence. We are thrilled to announce that Amy Estrada, Jeff Frey, and Mia Lomedico were recognized in the areas of Education Law, Construction Law, and Labor and Employment Law – Management, respectively.

“These attorneys exemplify our dedicated commitment to providing high quality legal work and consistently practical management solutions to our clients,” commented Managing Partner Mark Palin. “I could not be more proud to call these attorneys my colleagues. This recognition is very well deserved.”

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. More than 113,000 industry leading lawyers from around the world are eligible to vote, and we have received more than 15 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas. For the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, more than 10.8 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 66,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.

About Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo
With 40 years of unwavering commitment to client service, AALRR is one of California’s leading law firms.  Our diverse team brings a seasoned perspective to California’s complex legal landscape for public and private entities, with particular strength in the areas of educationlabor and employmentconstructioncomplex litigationcorporatetaxation, and water.  Our public sector clients include more than 400 K-12 school districts, community college districts and universities, as well as cities, counties, and special districts.  We also represent diverse business entities, from small, family-run businesses to publicly traded corporations.  

At 215 lawyers and growing, AALRR has nine offices in CerritosFresnoIrvineMarinPasadenaPleasantonRiversideSacramento, and San Diego to serve our clients throughout California. For more information about AALRR, visit our website at:

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