Paul, Plevin has been named by U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers as the only San Diego law firm with first tier rankings in Labor & Employment - Litigation, Employment Law - Management and Labor Law - Management for the ninth straight year since its inception.
Tier 1, Employment Law - Management, San Diego: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011
Tier 1, Labor Law Management, San Diego: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011
Tier 1, Litigation - Labor & Employment, San Diego: 2019,2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011
J. Rod Betts
Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment, 2009 - present
Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management, 2011 - present
Employment Law - Management, 2017 - present
Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management, 1987 - present
Best Lawyers Award BadgeEmployment Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment, 2005 - present
Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management, 2006 - present
J. Rod Betts
Labor Law - Management, 2018
Litigation - Labor and Employment, 2015
Labor Law - Management, 2013
Litigation - Labor and Employment, 2018
Litigation - Labor and Employment, 2012
Labor Law - Management, 2014
Labor and Employment Law, 2011
Labor Law - Management, 2019
Labor Law - Management, 2016
Employment Law - Management, 2014
Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.
J. Rod Betts, Employment & Labor, 2010-2019
Joe Connaughton, Employment & Labor, International, 2007-2019
Rich Paul, Employment & Labor, Schools & Education, 2007-2019
Fred Plevin, Employment Litigation, Employment & Labor, 2007-2019
Sandy McDonough, Employment Litigation, Employment & Labor, 2018-2019
Mike Sullivan, Employment & Labor, 2007-2019
Hollis Peterson, Employment & Labor, 2019
Aaron Buckley, Employment & Labor, 2019
Joanne Alnajjar Buser, Rising Star: 2012-2013, 2015-2017
Jennifer Fontaine, Rising Star: 2018
Dani Nguyen Franke, Rising Star: 2013-2016, 2018-2019
Corrie Klekowski, Rising Star: 2016-2017
Hollis Peterson, Rising Star: 2015, 2016
Phil Simpler, Rising Star: 2019
For several years, the firm has been named by Fortune 500 companies as a "Go To" firm for labor and employment law services in Fortune's annual survey of leading corporate legal departments.
California Law Business named Paul, Plevin as one of California's top five defense-side labor and employment boutique law firms.
Fred Plevin and Michael Sullivan were profiled as "Top Employment Law Attorneys" by the San Francisco-based publication, The Recorder in an article entitled: Hidden Gems
Several partners have achieved the highest rating available ("AV Preeminent") from Martindale-Hubbell for Legal Ability and General-Ethical Standards, reflecting that our peers rank our partners at the highest level of professional excellence.
BTI is proud to include Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton in the BTI Client Service A-Team 2018. The BTI Client Service A-Team is limited solely to law firms considered by clients to deliver the absolute best levels of client service. PPSC have been previously named to the BTI Brand Elite in 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017.
In 2016, Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton were named named to the Honor Roll of Core firms in Professional Services, placing in the top 20% of firms in the Professional Services industry. Clients have also named the firm to the Honor Roll of Recommened firms in Professional Services, in the top 10% of firms in that category.
The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland, was founded in 1995 on the 60th anniversary of the National Labor Relations Board and the 30th anniversary of Title VII and Executive Order 11246. The College began as a non -profit professional association honoring the leading lawyers nationwide in the practice of Labor and Employment Law. It has now evolved to become an intellectual and practical resource for the support of our profession and our many audiences. The primary purpose of the College is recognition of individuals, sharing knowledge and delivering value to the many different groups who can benefit from its value model.
J. Rod Betts - Management, Fellow, 2013
Richard Paul - Management, Fellow, 2012
Fred Plevin - Management, Fellow, 2017
Paul, Plevin partners are members of The Wage & Hour Defense Institute (WHDI) of the Litigation Counsel of America, which is an invitation-only group of top wage and hour defense attorneys from across the United States.
Michael Sullivan, Editor-in-Chief, Matthew Bender's California Labor and Employment Law Bulletin, a statewide employment law reporter.