37 Knobbe Martens Attorneys Named by Best Lawyers 2022©

Knobbe Martens is pleased to announce that The Best Lawyers in America© has named 13 of the firm’s partners to its 2022 edition and recognized 24 additional attorneys in its “Ones to Watch” category. As the only guide for the legal profession based purely on peer review, Best Lawyers highlights exceptional legal talent in 148 practice areas based on the consensus opinions of leading lawyers within the same legal practice and geographical area. Analysts drew on millions of detailed surveys and compared the accomplishments of approximately 70,000 attorneys to determine The Best Lawyers in America© 2022.

This year’s honorees and their practice areas include:

Joseph Cianfrani: Intellectual Property Litigation, Patent Litigation, Patent Law, Trademark Law

Joseph Jennings: Patent Litigation

Steven Nataupsky: Intellectual Property Litigation

Joseph Re: Intellectual Property Litigation, Patent Litigation, Patent Law

John Sganga: Appellate Practice, Copyright Law, Intellectual Property Litigation, Patent Litigation, Patent Law, Trade Secrets Law, Trademark Law

Sheila Swaroop: Intellectual Property Litigation

Lynda Zadra-Symes: Intellectual Property Litigation

Joseph Reisman Ph.D.: Intellectual Property Litigation, Patent Litigation, Patent Law

Maria Anderson: Patent Law, Trademark Law

Carol Pitzel Cruz: Patent Litigation

Melanie Seelig: Patent Law, Trademark Law

Mauricio Uribe: Information Technology Law, Patent Law, Technology Law

William Zimmerman: Intellectual Property Litigation

In addition, John Sganga and Mauricio Uribe were both named “Lawyer of the Year.” Individuals who receive the “Lawyer of the Year” award are lawyers with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region. Mr. Sganga was recognized in the Appellate Practice and Copyright Law categories, while Mr. Uribe was recognized for his successes in Information Technology Law and Patent Law. The award, granted to less than 9% of nominees, showcases remarkable individuals in each of more than 300 practice areas and metropolitan regions who have received exceptionally positive peer reviews.

In the “Best Lawyers: One to Watch” category, 24 Knobbe Martens partners and associates were honored as early career attorneys who have demonstrated professional excellence in private practice.

The attorneys recognized include: Jessica Achtsam, Charlene Azema, Justin Gillett, Damien Howard, Chang Lim, Jason Swartz, Nicole Townes, Zach Jun Hyuk Hong, Heungsoo Choi, Thomas Cowan, Jane Dai Ph.D., Aaron Davis, Peter Law, Nathanael Luman, Mark Marsden, Adam Powell, Kimberly Kennedy, Scott Forbes, Christie Matthaei, Jacob Peterson, Nathan Reeves, Andrea Cheek, Mark Metzke, and Andrew Morrell.

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