November 2018 – In the “2019 Best Law Firms” rankings announced by U.S. News-Best Lawyers®, Kendall Brill & Kelly LLP is ranked among the best in the nation in four practice areas and among the top firms in the Los Angeles area in seven practice areas.
KBK is nationally ranked for its appellate practice, its intellectual property litigation and its entertainment practice in two different categories: entertainment law – music and entertainment law – motion pictures and television.
Among Los Angeles-area firms, KBK is ranked among the “Best Law Firms” for its white collar criminal defense practice, which has been enhanced with the addition of partners Robert Edward Dugdale in 2016 and Janet I. Levine and Jeffrey H. Rutherford in 2018.
KBK is also ranked among the region’s “Best Law Firms” for its appellate, commercial litigation, intellectual property litigation, general criminal defense practice and its entertainment practice in two categories: entertainment law – music and entertainment law – motion pictures and television.
U.S. News-Best Lawyers reported that the 2019 rankings are based on the highest number of participating ﬁrms and highest number of client votes received on record. To be eligible for a ranking, a ﬁrm must have a lawyer recognized first in The Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes the top ﬁve percent of the nation’s practicing attorneys. Six of KBK’s attorneys achieved those rankings in 2019: Laura W. Brill, Robert L. Corbin, Bert H. Deixler, Richard B. Kendall, Levine and Rutherford.
“For the 2019 ‘Best Law Firms’ publication, the evaluation process has remained just as rigorous and discerning as it did when we first started almost ten years ago,” said Phil Greer, CEO of Best Lawyers. “This year we reviewed 14,643 law ﬁrms throughout the United States – across 75 national practice areas – and a total of 2,118 ﬁrms received a national law ﬁrm ranking. We are proud that the ‘Best Law Firms’ rankings continue to act as an indicator of excellence throughout the legal industry.”