Thirty Two Luce Forward Attorneys Named San Diego Super Lawyers

(Lawfuel) – San Diego Super Lawyers® has selected 32 attorneys from Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP, a prominent California law firm, for inclusion in its 2008 edition.

Luce Forward attorneys listed in Super Lawyers are: Robert J. Bell, Kathryn A. Bernert, Charles A. Bird, Robert D. Buell, Jack G. Charney, Jeffrey A. Chine, R. Randal Crispen, James M. Cowley, Charles A. Danaher, Robert J. Durham Jr., Mary F. Gillick, Roger C. Haerr, Mark Hagarty, Christopher J. Healey, Valentine S. Hoy, Carol K. Kao, Kurt L. Kicklighter, Peter H. Klee, Phillip L. Kossy, Robert A. Levy, Mark Mann, Stephen L. Marsh, John B. McNeece, Louis A. Mezzullo, Ronald W. Rouse, Nancy T. Scull, Scott W. Sonne, Robert G. Steiner, Kenneth J. Stipanov, Edward Patrick Swan, Frederick R. Vandeveer, and Steven S. Wall.

Of the 32 lawyers named to the list, five received top honors. Charles A. Bird, Carol K. Kao, Louis A. Mezzullo and Nancy T. Scull were among the Top 50 attorneys listed by Super Lawyers and Mary F. Gillick, Carol K. Kao and Nancy T. Scull were named to the list of the Top 25 Women attorneys. Top honors are bestowed upon attorneys receiving the highest point totals in all three steps of the selection process in their respective categories.

The selection of Super Lawyers is based on a three-step process in which more than 10,000 San Diego-based attorneys are invited to participate in a survey and then asked to nominate outstanding attorneys based on their actions both in and out of the courtroom. Nominations are reviewed and selected attorneys are then grouped by practice area and asked to participate in a peer evaluation panel.

•Charles A. Bird was selected in the Appellate category.

•Christopher J. Healey, Valentine S. Hoy, and Robert G. Steiner were selected in the Business Litigation category.

•Kurt L. Kicklighter was selected in the Business/Corporate category.

•Roger C. Haerr was selected in the Construction Litigation category.

•Edward Patrick Swan, Jr. was selected in the Criminal Defense: White Collar category.

•Kathryn A. Bernert, Phillip L. Kossy and Robert A. Levy were selected in the Employment & Labor category.

•Stephen L. Marsh was selected in the Environmental Litigation category.

•Jack G. Charney, James M. Cowley, Robert J. Durham Jr., Mary F. Gillick, Carol K. Kao and Frederick R. Vandeveer were selected in the Estate Planning & Probate category.

•R. Randal Crispen, Charles A. Danaher, Peter H. Klee and Scott W. Sonne were selected in the Insurance Coverage category.

•John B. McNeece was selected in the International category.

•Jeffery A. Chine was selected in the Land Use/Zoning category.

•Luce Forward Managing Partner Robert J. Bell, along with Robert D. Buell, Mark Hagarty, Ronald W. Rouse, Nancy T. Scull, Kenneth J. Stipanov and Steven S. Wall were selected in the Real Estate category.

•Mark Mann and Louis A. Mezzullo were selected in the Tax category.

Published by Law & Politics, San Diego Super Lawyers is a comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys, featuring the top five percent of attorneys in San Diego County.

Founded in 1873, Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP is a full-service California law firm with offices in San Diego, San Francisco, Carmel Valley/Del Mar, Los Angeles, Orange County and Rancho Santa Fe. For more information, visit

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