Awards & Recognition

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 by Chambers USA, published by the prestigious legal ranking company, Chambers and Partners. The real estate group is ranked Top Tier Band 1 for Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use – California, and partners Pam Duffy and Harry O’Brien are ranked Bands 1 and 2, respectively, in the land use category, while Alan Gennis is ranked Band 4 in the real estate category. Litigation partner Tim Crudo is ranked in Band 4 in the California, Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations category.


The Best Lawyers in America 2019 recognizes 18 Coblentz partners as leading lawyers in 14 practice areas. Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on peer nomination and polling.


Coblentz is recognized as one of the nation’s top law firms in the Best Law Firm list, with national ranking in nine practice areas and 16 metro awards, published by U.S. News & World Report. The firm holds six prestigious “Tier 1” rankings in the highly competitive San Francisco Metropolitan law firm category.


Coblentz is listed in BTI Consulting Group’s annual Client Service A-Team 2018, where corporate counsel ranked Coblentz in the top firms nationally for client service excellence, the results of in-depth interviews with legal decision makers at the world’s leading organizations.


Coblentz is one of only six firms named to the Law360 California Powerhouse list in 2017.




The National Law Journal named Coblentz to its 2016 Midsize Hotlist for the third consecutive year. This is the fourth year overall that the Firm has been awarded this elite recognition.




Coblentz is consistently honored in the Real Estate – Land Use/Zoning category of the Legal 500, 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 partner Pam Duffy is also recognized by the Legal 500 as a Leading Lawyer in the Real Estate – Land Use/Zoning category.


Coblentz’ Litigation Group is rated in the top 10 percent of all U.S. law firms for class actions. The ranking is featured in the Litigation Outlook 2014 report by BTI Consulting Group, which annually provides in-depth analysis of the litigation market. BTI draws on direct feedback from interviews with corporate counsel at the world’s largest companies.


Coblentz is recognized by Benchmark Litigation on its 2018 list of “Recommended Firms” in California, including partners Richard Patch, Jon Bass, Tim Crudo, and Cliff Yin listed as Local Litigation Stars. Read more.





Coblentz is recognized as a California “Top Ranked Law Firm” for the number of its attorneys who have achieved the AV® Preeminent rating™, including more than half of Coblentz’s partners. California’s Top Ranked Law Firms™ is found in The Wall Street Journal and The Recorder, as well as The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, and The National Law Journal, and LAW.COM.


Twenty Coblentz lawyers are recognized as Northern California Super Lawyers. The final published list represents no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state.