Five Knobbe Martens Attorneys Named Top Attorneys by OC Metro Magazine

Orange County partners Michael Friedland, Sabing Lee, Susan Natland, Ed Schlatter and John Sganga of Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP have been named among the top lawyers in Orange County in the 2013 edition of Top Attorneys by OC Metro magazine.  

The complete list is comprised of 19 specialty areas. Michael Friedland, Susan Natland and John Sganga were recognized as Top Attorneys in intellectual property.  Sabing Lee and Ed Schlatter were recognized as Top Attorneys in the patent application category. The intellectual property and patent application sections of the list were comprised of just 5 attorneys each with Knobbe Martens attorneys making up half the list.  Friedland and Lee have been recognized among Orange County’s Top Attorneys since 2010.  

To determine the list of Top Lawyers, OC Metro partners with Avvo, an online company that profiles and rates over 90 percent of licensed attorneys in the U.S.  To rank lawyers, Avvo uses a mathematical model that considers years of experience, board certification, education, disciplinary history, professional achievement and industry recognition.  The full article can be seen in the August issue of the magazine, or at

With over 275 lawyers and scientists nationwide, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP dedicates its practice to all aspects of intellectual property law including litigation.  Consistently ranked among the top intellectual property firms worldwide, Knobbe Martens serves a diverse group of clients from multinational corporations to emerging businesses of all stages.  Headquartered in Orange County, California, Knobbe Martens also has offices in San Diego, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Seattle and Washington, D.C.  More information about the firm can be found at

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