Fresno Attorneys receive Super Lawyer and Rising Star Honors

Super Lawyers and Rising Stars are honorary titles bestowed upon a select group of the most distinguished attorneys by the San Francisco publication, Law and Politics. Lang, Richert & Patch proudly recognizes its 2009 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Attorneys earn this distinction after being evaluated in a multi-phase process that involves peer nomination and third-party research, which rigorously evaluates the nominees. Renowned authorities esteem this complex process of selecting top lawyers and deem it legitimate. As a result of its selection criteria and in-depth research process, Super Lawyers and Rising Stars are among the most noteworthy, if not best, client representatives in the state and leaders in the legal community.

The Super Lawyers process is complex and recognized as a bona fide system of identifying the top lawyers in respective practice areas. The publication ensures quality selection by employing 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement, including verdicts, settlements, transactions, representative clients, experience, honors, awards, etcetera..Once the final selections are made, only 5 percent of lawyers in each state make the published list of Super Lawyers, and no more than 2.5 percent are named as Rising Stars.

Lang, Richert & Patch continues to maintain its reputation as “The Firm of Distinction”, with five attorneys earning the title of Super Lawyer and two others being named as Rising Stars. The Super Lawyers hailing from Lang, Richert & Patch include; personal injury and wrongful death specialist Robert L. Patch II, construction and complex litigation attorney Val W. Saldana, bankruptcy and insolvency advocate Rene Lastreto II, employment and labor law attorney Charles T. Taylor, and construction law specialist Mark L. Creede. LR&P further recognizes Rising Stars, Matthew W. Quall, construction litigation attorney, and Craig B. Fry, corporate and business transactions and bankruptcy specialist.

The selection of Super Lawyers and Rising Stars from Lang, Richert & Patch represents the broad and diverse set of skills and backgrounds the firm brings to litigation matters. The seven Super Lawyer and Rising Star honorees represent two thirds of the lawyers currently practicing with Lang, Richert, & Patch and is by far the largest contingent in the Central Valley. Attorney Val Saldana commented that the title is, “as much an honor for the entire firm, as it is for the individuals involved”. Saldana further noted, “we have always taken a collaborative team approach to our complex litigation matters.” The multiple Super Lawyer and Rising Star distinctions demonstrate Lang, Richert & Patch’s ability to provide aggressive and effective results to a wide range of client demands.

Lang, Richert & Patch has strived for more than 40 years to provide its clients with premier legal services through establishing an open and collaborative environment while maintaining a result driven mentality. The experience and expertise of the firm has earned the respect of both the local and legal communities. The firm also received the prestigious, Martindale-Hubbell AV-rating, which is the highest peer rating for ethics and ability. Looking ahead, Val Saldana notes that, “we have worked hard to achieve preeminent status in the business litigation and bankruptcy departments. And we intend to keep on building.”