The 2021 Benchmark California law firm rankings, litigation stars, and Top 20 trial lawyers are now live!

The objective of this research is to offer a more comprehensive and nuanced examination of the California litigation and disputes market, including offering a closer look at the channels that are driving the work in this specific market, as well as a deeper dive into uncovering the firms and individuals servicing this work. We have covered both local firms whose only operations are in California, as well as the California-centric litigation benches of several national firms. 

Our Benchmark California coverage includes rankings for more specific litigation areas including antitrust, bankruptcy, entertainment, environmental, insurance, intellectual property, plaintiff work, product liability, and securities/white-collar. We also take a closer look at the local litigation markets in key California regions and cities including rankings for Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Additionally, Benchmark California's Top 20 Trial Lawyers list has also been announced. This elite group consists of partners who have been revered by peers and clients as being the best at the nuanced practice of trial law across the state. The full list of Top 20 Trial Lawyers in California can be found here.

Lastly, this year's publication includes a feature Q&A with Courtland Reichman of Reichman Jorgensen, a trial lawyer who has made a notable impression on the legal community. The full Q&A can be found here

While we regretfully were unable to pay our usual in-person visit to meet with the firms in California this year, we do sincerely appreciate all of the participation on behalf of the firms there in assisting us with the research and fulfillment of this project. (We have our fingers crossed to be able to return next year!)

A special thank you to the below firms who generously supported
the 2021 edition of Benchmark California.






For more information, please contact:


Michael Rafalowich - Managing Editor


Rebecca Synnott - Head of Business Development









Published October 2020