Twenty Murphy Pearson Lawyers Recognized as Northern California Rising Star or Super Lawyers for 2020

Murphy Pearson is extremely proud of the prestigious group of our shareholders, directors, and associates who have been recognized by Super Lawyers. The 14 lawyers who have been acknowledged by Super Lawyers Magazine as a 2020 “Northern California Super Lawyer include”:

  • Michael Bradley
  • Adrian Driscoll
  • Janet Everson
  • Jason Fellner
  • Timothy Halloran
  • Aaron McClellan
  • William Muñoz
  • James Murphy
  • Art Pearson
  • Mark Perelman
  • Harlan Watkins
  • Peter Weber

Additionally, six our attorneys have been recognized as “Northern California Rising Stars 2020”:

  • Heather Barnes
  • Jonathan Blute
  • Nicholas Larson
  • Kimberly Shields
  • Patrick Wingfield
  • Dina Zagari

Congratulations to the accomplished lawyers who made the 2020 Northern California Super Lawyer and Rising Star lists!

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