March 2021 – Benchmark Litigation today honored Kendall Brill & Kelly LLP Partner Richard B. Kendall as the “California Entertainment Litigator of the Year.”

The publication also named the firm as one of five finalists for the state’s Top Entertainment Firm award. To choose the finalists and award winners, Benchmark Litigation said it relies on “extensive interviews with litigators, dispute resolution specialists and their clients” to determine and celebrate “the leading litigators and most impactful disputes across the United States.”

In its first virtual ceremony combining East and West Coast awards, Benchmark Litigation’s spokesperson singled out Mr. Kendall’s recent representation of a major talent agency in one of Hollywood’s biggest lawsuits in decades. The spokesperson also cited Mr. Kendall’s “major book of business in the creative field” and his experience as a former federal prosecutor.

In addition to this award, Mr. Kendall has previously been recognized as a top entertainment lawyer by Variety, Hollywood Reporter, Daily Journal and Chambers USA.