(LOS ANGELES—Dec. 10, 2014) Glaser Weil and three of its partners have been recognized by Benchmark Litigation 2015, an annual guide that provides analysis of commercial and financial litigators and law firms in the United States based on interviews with the nation’s leading private practice lawyers and in-house counsel.
Once again, Benchmark rated Glaser Weil as “highly recommended,” one of only 17 California law firms to garner the top rank.
Benchmark explained that Glaser Weil “enjoys a reputation for ‘aggressive litigation and support for clients’ and yet its lawyers are said to possess a calm presence that is born of confidence in their ability, creative thinking, and a breadth of experience.” One peer told Benchmark researchers: “a small big firm, that operates like a boutique representing major, sometimes, ‘celebrity’ clients.”
Partner and Litigation Department Chair Patricia Glaser, previously named to Benchmark’s list of the Top 250 Women Litigators in California, was named a “litigation star” by Benchmark for the third year in a row. Ms. Glaser garners “substantial praise for being a strategic thinker who sees the ‘end game’ and knows how to achieve a favorable result.” One client affirms, “She is an excellent trial lawyer, not just a litigation attorney.”
In addition, Partner Robert Shapiro was also named a “litigation star” for a second year, and Partner Jill Basinger was listed as a “future star” for a second year. Benchmark cited the number of high profile corporations Mr. Shapiro has represented, including Rockstar Energy Drink, Diamond Resorts International, Steve Wynn and Wynn Resorts Ltd., Cadeau Express, and many celebrity clients. Clients regard Mr. Shapiro as “a very experienced trial lawyer” in both civil and criminal cases.
About Benchmark Litigation
Benchmark Litigation is the definitive guide to America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys and the only publication to focus exclusively on US litigation. The guide’s results are the culmination of a six-month research period that allows researchers to conduct extensive interviews with litigators and their clients. During these interviews, recent casework handled by the firm is examined and sources are asked to offer their professional opinions on peers.
About Glaser Weil
Glaser Weil Fink Howard Avchen & Shapiro LLP is a full service law firm in Los Angeles, California. Formed in 1988, the Firm’s clientele includes a diverse mix of international, national and local corporations and private entrepreneurs throughout the nation.