August 2013

Sideman & Bancroft Recognized by Peers in Four Leading Legal Publications


SAN FRANCISCO, August 29, 2013 — Sideman & Bancroft LLP is proud to announce the firm has been recognized by its peers in four of the best-known and highly regarded news publications serving the California and global legal communities.

The Best Lawyers in America©
Nine of the firm’s partners were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2014 (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC). Below is a list of the partners who were honored, along with the category each was recognized in:

  • David P. Bancroft (Criminal Defense: White-Collar)
  • James B. Ellis (Trusts and Estates)
  • Ellen I. Kahn (Trusts and Estates)
  • Steven M. Katz (Litigation and Controversy – Tax)
  • Hilary C. Pierce (Trusts and Estates)
  • Diana E. Richmond (Family Law; Family Law Mediation)
  • C. Jean Ryan (Tax Law)
  • Richard J. Sideman (Tax Law)
  • Jay R. Weill (Tax Law)

Diana Richmond was also named Best Lawyers’ 2014 San Francisco Family Law “Lawyer of the Year”. Ms. Richmond received this honor in 2009 as well, and was named Best Lawyers’ 2012 San Francisco Family Law Mediation “Lawyer of the Year”.

The Best Lawyers in America© is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, compiling its lists through exhaustive peer-review surveys of thousands of leading lawyers.

Super Lawyers
Twelve of the firm’s attorneys were selected by Super Lawyers Magazine as 2013 Northern California Super Lawyers:

  • David P. Bancroft
  • Polly A. Dinkel
  • Jeffrey C. Hallam
  • Ellen I. Kahn
  • Linda L. McCall
  • Sandra B. Price
  • Diana E. Richmond
  • C. Jean Ryan
  • Richard J. Sideman
  • Gilda R. Turitz
  • Jay R. Weill
  • Constance J. Yu

Diana Richmond was also recognized among the “Top 50 Women” Northern California, an honor she has received since 2004. She will be included in Super Lawyers’ “Top Women Attorneys in Northern California” December supplement in San Francisco Magazine along with eleven of her colleagues: Ms. Dinkel, Ms. Kahn, Ms. Katz-O’Neill, Ms. Mazzei, Ms. McCall, Ms. Price, Ms. Shindell, Ms. Tate, Ms. Turitz and Ms. Yu.

Super Lawyers Rising Stars
Monica C. Mazzei, Kelly J. Shindell, Simone M. Katz-O’Neill and Cindy E. Tate have been selected by Super Lawyers Magazine as 2013 Northern California Rising Stars. Each year, less than two and a half percent of lawyers receive Super Lawyers’ Rising Star designation. To be eligible, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less.

The Recorder’s “Best Of”
The Recorder, California’s leading legal news publication, recognized Sideman & Bancroft as one of the Bay Area’s top Family Law firms in its seventh annual “Best Of” reader survey. The rankings, based on polling feedback from readers in the community, rate the top three professional services and products in a variety of categories. The publication acknowledged the firm’s strong ties to the Bay Area Family Law community, including its volunteer and pro bono work and its attorneys’ capacities as private judges, mediators and litigators.

Euromoney’s Expert Guide
The latest issue of Euromoney’s Expert Guide lists Sideman & Bancroft Partner Kelly P. McCarthy in two categories: Trademark Law and Top Women in Business Law. Published by Legal Media Group, the legal publishing arm of Euromoney Institutional Investor, Expert Guides lists the world’s leading business lawyers in more than 30 practice areas and over 65 jurisdictions worldwide. The attorneys are evaluated and nominated by their peers.