Nine Knobbe Martens Partners Named 2017 Southern California “Rising Stars"

Knobbe Martens has been selected for inclusion in the 2017 Southern California "Rising Stars" list by Super Lawyers magazine.

Jared Bunker, Cheryl Burgess, Brian Claassen, Baraa Kahf, Lauren Keller Katzenellenbogen, Gregory Phillips, Christopher Ross, and Bryan Wahl were recognized for their work in intellectual property law and/or intellectual property litigation. Among the nine Rising Stars, Burgess, and Katzenellenbogen were also listed in Super Lawyer’s Women’s Edition.

Super Lawyers honors outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The “Southern California Rising Stars” list includes the top 2.5 percent of attorneys in Southern California who are age 40 or younger and/or have been in practice for less than ten years. They are nominated by lawyers who have personally observed them in action through co-counsel, opposing counsel or courtroom observation. For additional information on Super Lawyers, visit

About Knobbe Martens

Consistently ranked among the top intellectual property firms in the nation and worldwide, Knobbe Martens has over 300 lawyers and scientists nationwide and dedicates its practice to all aspects of intellectual property and technology law, including litigation. Knobbe Martens serves a diverse group of clients from multinational corporations to emerging businesses of all stages. The firm is headquartered in Orange County, California, with offices in Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C., and enjoys an international reputation for excellence. More information about the firm can be found at

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