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Nearly 100 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers, 27 Practices Earn Top Recognition in Chambers USA 2024 Guide

Chambers USA rankings are based on an “assessment of a firm’s work and opinions from external market sources, with an emphasis on client feedback.” In order to be ranked in the guide, lawyers and firms must demonstrate “sustained excellence.”

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Los Angeles serves as a strategic operations base for many of Cozen O’Connor’s domestic and international clients. Opened in 1995, our Los Angeles office is located in the center of downtown, in close proximity to federal and state courts. Our talented litigators are licensed in California and several surrounding states and are equipped to handle complex litigation throughout the region.

 

Cozen O’Connor’s Los Angeles office provides a full range of services for a broad range of matters, including complex commercial litigation, intellectual property, franchise law, antitrust, subrogation, prosecution of catastrophic wildland fires, complicated insurance coverage and bad faith matters, trade secrets, cyber-security, real estate, bankruptcy, employment disputes and litigation, and product liability, toxic tort, class action, and construction cases. 

 

In addition to their commitment to professional excellence and outstanding client service, Cozen O’Connor’s attorneys and professional staff are dedicated to giving back to their community. Our Los Angeles office routinely volunteers at local homeless shelters and food banks, hosts meals for families at the Ronald McDonald House and participates in other fundraising events for those in need. Our attorneys also use their combined years of legal experience to provide pro bono legal assistance in partnership with Public Counsel, Bet Tzedek, and other organizations in areas such as veterans’ law, immigration, guardianship, adoption, and Holocaust reparations.  

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Philip J. Berens

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David M. Berke

David M. Berke

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Elizabeth Carpenter

Elizabeth Carpenter

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John Conrad

John Conrad

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Michael R. Davisson

Michael R. Davisson

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Jerome Doctors

Jerome Doctors

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Nathan Dooley

Nathan Dooley

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Venessa Drake

Venessa Drake

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Luke Nicholas Eaton

Luke Nicholas Eaton

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Susan A. Grueneberg

Susan A. Grueneberg

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Marion T. Hack

Marion T. Hack

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Erik L. Jackson

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Benjamin Kim

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Cindy J. Lee

Cindy J. Lee

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Angel Marti III

Angel Marti III

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Howard D. Maycon

Howard D. Maycon

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Caitlin L. Oyler

Caitlin L. Oyler

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Rangi Perera

Rangi Perera

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Brandon Posivak

Brandon Posivak

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Valerie D. Rojas

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Evan Schweitzer

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Madeline Suchard

Madeline Suchard

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Julie Van Wert

Julie Van Wert

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Nearly 100 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers, 27 Practices Earn Top Recognition in Chambers USA 2024 Guide

June 10, 2024 Chambers USA rankings are based on an “assessment of a firm’s work and opinions from external market sources, with an emphasis on client feedback.” In order to be ranked in the guide, lawyers and firms must demonstrate “sustained excellence.”

CODISCOVR Adds Veteran eDiscovery Counsel Caitlin Oyler, Opens West Coast Office

April 09, 2024 Caitlin Oyler joins the team and will practice out of the firm’s Los Angeles office. Oyler is the first CODISCOVR member on the West Coast.

Franchise Regulations Change, but No ‘Existential Threat’

March 27, 2024 Susan Grueneberg was quoted in a Franchise Times article discussing the legal issues and regulatory changes impacting the franchise industry.

Troutman Pepper Construction Team Jumps to Cozen O'Connor in LA

March 21, 2024 Bruce Ficken and Marion Hack were quoted in a Law.com article discussing Marion and her team’s transition to Cozen O’Connor.

Cozen O’Connor’s Construction Group Continues its U.S. Buildout With a Major Expansion into Southern California

March 18, 2024 Marion T. Hack, Luke Nicholas Eaton, John H. Conrad, Cindy J. Lee, Venessa Drake, and Michelle Rosenberg, come to the firm from Troutman Pepper.

Cozen O’Connor Promotes 23 Attorneys to Member

March 15, 2024 “This is a group of terrific lawyers across many offices and practices areas and we look forward to following their achievements,” said Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael J. Heller.

7 Tips for California Employers’ Violence Prevention Plans

March 04, 2024 John Carrigan, Jr., Elena Hillman, and Daniel Pascale were quoted in an HR Dive article discussing tips on how California employers can implement workplace violence prevention plans by July 1.

Cozen O’Connor Announces New Group Chairs, Office Managing Partners, Other Promotions

February 15, 2024 The firm announced several new practice group chairs, office managing partners, and leaders of firm committees and initiatives

California PAGA Cases Can’t Be Dismissed Due to Unmanageability

January 22, 2024 Brett C. Greving was quoted in a SHRM article discussing a new ruling that prevents trial courts in California from dismissing lawsuits brought under the state’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) due to perceived unmanageability.

Three Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Recognized as 2024 Southern California Super Lawyers

January 12, 2024 Los Angeles attorney Susan A. Grueneberg and Santa Monica attorneys Thomas W. Casparian and Paul S. Rutter to its 2024 Southern California Super Lawyers list.

Cozen O’Connor Further Expands its Insurance Coverage Practice, Adding Litigators in Los Angeles and Houston

October 16, 2023 Julie E. Van Wert, David M. Berke, Jerome P. Doctors, and Rangi Perera joined in Los Angeles and Christopher Tramonte joined in Houston.

Best Lawyers Honors More Than 200 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys to its Best Lawyers in America 2024 Edition

August 17, 2023 Best Lawyers selected 232 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 24 of the firm’s U.S. offices for inclusion in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Brett Nicole Taylor Named 2023 Southern CA Super Lawyers Rising Star

June 06, 2023 Brett defends clients in state and federal court in the dietary supplement, food, and cosmetic industries from product liability claims, claims of proposition 65 violations, and violations of consumer protection actions.

Five Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Recognized as 2023 Southern California Super Lawyers

February 07, 2023 Super Lawyers has named Los Angeles attorneys Susan A. Grueneberg and Donald C. Nanney and Santa Monica attorneys Thomas W. Casparian, Jonathan S. Gross, and Paul S. Rutter to its 2023 Southern California Super Lawyers list.

More Than 200 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch

August 22, 2022 210 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 24 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Howard Maycon Selected as a 2021 California Lawyer Attorney of the Year by Daily Journal

March 18, 2021 Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Howard Maycon, chair of the firm’s Subrogation & Recovery Group, West Region, has been selected as a 2021 California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY) by Daily Journal for his work as subrogation co-lead counsel in settlements in the Thomas/Woolsey fires.

Thomas Lombardi, Co-chair of the 2020 Crocker Commercial Real Estate Symposium, Diane Hvolka Selected As a Panelist

December 03, 2020 Thomas Lombardi, member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, was co-chair of the 2020 Crocker Commercial Real Estate Symposium, while Danielle Hvolka, member of the firm’s Real Estate Group, spoke on a panel.

The Dotted Line: How To Prepare For Potential Defect Claims

September 29, 2020 Marion Hack was quoted in a Construction Dive article discussing the importance of contractors documenting their work processes.

Super Lawyers Names Four Cozen O’Connor Attorneys 2020 Southern California Rising Stars

June 19, 2020 Super Lawyers has named four Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2020 Southern California Rising Stars list.

Cozen O’Connor Continues its West Coast Expansion, Adding Three Veteran Southern California Litigators to its Los Angeles Office

March 04, 2020 Thomas Lombardi, Devin Donohue and Brett Watson — from one of southern California’s leading litigation boutiques Lombardi & Donohue — have joined the firm as members.

Nine Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Recognized as 2020 Southern California Super Lawyers

January 15, 2020 Super Lawyers has named nine Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2020 Southern California Super Lawyers.

Design Contractor URS Wins $5M In Calif. Route 91 Dispute

October 09, 2019 Marion Hack was quoted in a Law360 article discussing the jury verdict in URS Corp. v Atkinson/Walsh Joint Venture, which awarded URS the contract balance after determining it had upheld its side of the agreement.

Orange County Jury Awards $2 Million in $103-Million Damages Request

October 03, 2019 Marion Hack was quoted in a Daily Journal article discussing the jury’s decision to award URS almost all its damages request in URS Corp. v Atkinson/Walsh Joint Venture.

138 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 28, 2019 Best Lawyers selected 138 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 21 of the firm’s national offices for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

West Coast Expansion Continues with the Addition of 13 Labor & Employment Lawyers from Miller Law Group in California

August 01, 2019 Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce 13 attorneys from California’s Miller Law Group — one of the largest woman-owned employment law firms in the country — have joined its San Francisco and Los Angeles offices.

Contacts

Howard D. Maycon

Office Managing Partner

hmaycon@cozen.com

(213) 892-7908

Julie Van Wert

Vice Chair, Office Managing Partner

jvanwert@cozen.com

(213) 892-7982

Tracy Sanasac

Office Manager

tsanasac@cozen.com

(619) 685-1700