The Daily Journal named our firm one of the Top 20 Boutiques in California in 2016, the only appellate boutique in the state to make that list.
U.S. News & World Report ranks our firm as a “Tier 1” firm for Appellate Practice among all law firms nationwide, as well as in both San Francisco and Los Angeles.
The prestigious Chambers & Partners describes CALG as a “[d]istinguished appellate boutique which acts for an impressive client base of major corporates, mid-market companies and individuals in complex appeals.” It also includes several CALG attorneys by name, including Rex Heinke and M.C. Sungaila.
The National Law Journal named Ben Feuer to its inaugural list of “Elite Boutique Trailblazers” for his leadership of the California Appellate Law Group. Among the twenty or so honorees are well-known litigators John Keker, Robert Van Nest, and Eliott Peters of Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP, Barry Levy of Horvitz & Levy LLP, and John Hueston of Hueston Hennigan LLP.
The Daily Journal has named M.C. Sungaila one of the Top 100 Women Lawyers in California each year for the past 13 years, more than any other appellate lawyer.
The Daily Journal also named Anna-Rose Mathieson one of the Top 100 Women Lawyers in California in 2017, 2019, and 2020.
Johanna Schiavoni has repeatedly been included as one of San Diego’s “Top 25 Women Attorneys” by Super Lawyers.
Kelly Woodruff has been named one of the “Top Women Attorneys in Northern California” by San Francisco Magazine every year since 2018.
The Daily Journal named Ben Feuer one of the Top 40 lawyers in California under age 40 in 2018, and Anna-Rose Mathieson one of the Top 40 lawyers in California under age 40 in 2017 and 2018. Ben Feuer was also named to Benchmark Litigation’s 40 & Under Hot List in 2019 and 2020.
The San Diego Law Library Foundation presented Johanna Schiavoni with its 2021 Bernard E. Witkin Award for Excellence in the Practice of Law and as a Community Changemaker, one of four annual awards that celebrate “excellence in the San Diego legal community and the good works done by the honorees.”
Best Lawyers in America named M.C. Sungaila “Lawyer of the Year” three times in the field of Appellate Law in Orange County.
Super Lawyers conducts independent research to identify the top 5% of all attorneys. Best Lawyers in America is a publication by U.S. News & World Report which relies on both quantitative and qualitative data to compile its rankings.
The State Bar of California’s Board of Legal Specialization certifies attorneys as specialists in several areas of law.