Of course we think our lawyers are great. We’re humbled that other people agree. Our attorneys have garnered such a wide array of honors that even we find it hard to explain — so much talent and accomplishment in such a relatively small place. See what makes us among the top law firms in San Francisco, California.
Coblentz is continually recognized in the Chambers USA and Chambers High Net Worth guides, published by the prestigious legal ranking company, Chambers and Partners, with four ranked practice areas and ten ranked individual partners. Coblentz’s real estate group is ranked Top Tier Band 1 for Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use – California and Band 3 for Real Estate – Northern California; the white-collar litigation group is ranked Band 4 for Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations – California; and the family wealth group is ranked Band 2 for Private Wealth Law – Northern California. Real estate partners Pam Duffy, Harry O’Brien, and Tay Via are ranked Bands 1, 3, and 4, respectively, in the land use category, and Alan Gennis is ranked Band 2 in the real estate category. Litigation partners Tim Crudo and Rees Morgan are ranked in Bands 3 and 5, respectively, in the California, Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations category. Employment Partner Fred Alvarez is recognized as a Senior Statesperson in the California: Labor & Employment category. Three Coblentz family wealth partners, James Mitchell, Philip Feldman, and Jaime Mannon, are also recognized in the Chambers High Net Worth Guide in the Northern California: Private Wealth Law category.
Best Lawyers in America® 2022 recognizes 30 Coblentz attorneys in the 2022 Best Lawyers in America® guide. Employment partner Fred Alvarez is recognized as the Best Lawyers® 2022 Labor Law – Management “Lawyer of the Year” in San Francisco.
Coblentz is recognized as one of the nation’s top law firms in the annual U.S. News & World Report Best Law Firms list, with national ranking in 10 practice areas and San Francisco metro recognition in 20 practice areas. The firm holds 13 prestigious “Tier 1” rankings in the highly competitive San Francisco Metropolitan law firm category.
Coblentz is consistently honored in the Real Estate – Land Use/Zoning category of the Legal 500 United States guide, an international law firm referral source. Listed as a leader nationally in land use and zoning, Coblentz is one of only a handful of Northern California firms recognized by the Legal 500. Real estate partners Pam Duffy, Frank Petrilli, and Tay Via are also recognized by the Legal 500 as Leading Lawyers in the Real Estate – Land Use/Zoning category.
Coblentz is listed in several of BTI Consulting Group’s rankings compiled from direct feedback from in-depth interviews with general counsel and legal decision-makers at the world’s leading organizations, including Client Service A-Team 2020, where corporate counsel rank Coblentz in the top firms nationally for client service excellence; Legal Innovation and Technology Outlook 2019, the organization’s first-ever list of the most innovative law firms; Brand Elite 2019, ranking firms with the best brand standing among GCs; Litigation Outlook 2018, where our Litigation group is rated in the top 10 percent of all U.S. law firms for class actions; and Power Rankings 2017, the firms clients name as their go-to firms and the firms they recommend most to their peers.
Coblentz is recognized by Benchmark Litigation on its 2020 list of “Recommended Firms” in California, including partners Richard Patch, Jon Bass, Tim Crudo, Rees Morgan, and Cliff Yin listed as Litigation Stars.
Coblentz is one of only six firms named to the Law360 California Powerhouse list in 2017.
Coblentz was named to the National Law Journal Midsize Hotlist in 2016 for the third consecutive year. This is the fourth year overall that the Firm has been awarded this elite recognition.
Twenty-five Coblentz lawyers are recognized as Northern California Super Lawyers. The final published list represents no more than 5 percent of lawyers in the state.