September 2017 – Laura W. Brill, a KBK founding partner, is ranked among California’s Top 100 Lawyers by the state’s largest legal publication, the Daily Journal. Ms. Brill, a certified appellate specialist, combines her substantial litigation and appellate skills for entertainment and other clients. In naming her one of the state’s top attorneys, the Daily Journal also recognized Ms. Brill’s leadership in protecting voting rights and advocating for judicial independence.
The newspaper cited Ms. Brill’s representation of Los Angeles County in a lawsuit seeking to invalidate a state law the county says discriminates against independent voters in the way it establishes a 14-member redistricting commission. She also joined with Loyola Law School Professor Justin Levitt as pro bono counsel on an amicus curiae brief the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. filed in the U.S. Supreme Court in Gill v. Whitford. The high court’s decision on Whitford could impact redistricting efforts nationwide. It is set for oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 3.
The Daily Journal also singled her out for her advocacy on behalf of judicial independence. It recounted her concerted efforts earlier this year to collect more than 7,000 signatures from attorneys and law professors on letters that defended judicial independence after the president and the U.S. attorney general criticized federal judges who struck down the president’s travel ban.