Four AALRR Attorneys Named 2023 Southern California Super Lawyers


Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo is pleased to announce that four of our partners have once again been recognized as top attorneys in their fields by Super Lawyers. Steven D. Atkinson, Edward C. Ho, Nate J. Kowalski, and Irma Rodríguez Moisa are among the top five percent of the lawyers in California who are selected by Super Lawyers for this recognition. 

"We are honored to be well-represented on the list of top lawyers in Southern California. It is particularly rewarding to know that the designation comes from our peers in the legal community,” said Managing Partner James Baca. “This group of lawyers represents the exceptional standards and service our firm brings to our clients.”

Steve Atkinson is a founding partner with a 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 his nineteenth time on the Southern California 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 ninth 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, he has achieved remarkable results for his clients in hearings, arbitrations, trials and appeals. Recently, his practice has broadened to include collective bargaining and workplace investigations. He is also the co-author of chapters in two leading treatises regarding wage/hour law and PERB procedure. This is his twelfth year appearing on the Southern California Super Lawyers list.

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 Southern California 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.

About Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo
With more than 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 education, labor and employment, construction, complex litigation, corporate, taxation, and water.  Our public sector clients include more than 450 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. AALRR has more than 230 lawyers and nine offices in Cerritos, Fresno, Irvine, Marin, Pasadena, Pleasanton, Riverside, Sacramento, and San Diego to serve our clients throughout California. For more information about AALRR, visit our website at



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