August 2015

Ten Sideman & Bancroft Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016


Sideman & Bancroft LLP is proud to announce that ten of the firm’s attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016:

  • 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)
  • Emily J. Kingston (Tax Law)
  • Hilary C. Pierce (Trusts and Estates)
  • Diana E. Richmond (Family Law; Family Law Mediation; Mediation)
  • C. Jean Ryan (Tax Law)
  • Gilda R. Turitz (Arbitration)
  • Jay Weill (Tax Law)

This is the first year that Ms. Kingston and Ms. Turitz have been selected for this honor. In addition, Mr. Ellis was named Lawyer of the Year in Trusts and Estates in the San Francisco Metro Area.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey. Over 79,000 leading attorneys cast more than 12 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”