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 eleventh straight year since its inception.
Tier 1, Employment Law - Management, San Diego: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011
Tier 1, Labor Law Management, San Diego: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011
Tier 1, Litigation - Labor & Employment, San Diego: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011
Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton LLP is pleased to announce that 7 lawyers have been included in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®
J. Rod Betts
George S. Howard, Jr.
J. Rod Betts
Labor Law - Management, 2018
Litigation - Labor and Employment, 2015
Labor Law - Management, 2013
E. Joseph Connaughton
Employment Law - Management, 2020
Litigation - Labor and Employment, 2018
Litigation - Labor and Employment, 2012
Labor Law - Management, 2014
Labor and Employment Law, 2011
Litigation - Labor and Employment, 2020
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, 2010-2022
Aaron Buckley, Employment & Labor, 2019-2022
Joanne Alnajjar Buser, Rising Star, 2012-2013, 2015-2017
Joe Connaughton, Employment & Labor, 2009-2022
Jennifer Fontaine, Rising Star, 2018
George Howard, Jr. 2007-2022
Corrie Klekowski, Employment & Labor, 2020-2022; Rising Star, 2016-2017
Sandy McDonough, Employment & Labor, 2018-2022
Rich Paul, Employment & Labor, Schools & Education, 2008-2022
Fred Plevin, Employment & Labor, 2007-2022
Mike Sullivan, Employment & Labor, 2008-2022
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 Brand Elite for 2021. PPSC have been previously named to the BTI Brand Elite in 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, and 2020. PPSC was named to the BTI Client Service A-Team in 2018 a designation limited solely to law firms considered by clients to deliver the absolute best levels of client service.
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.
Five of the six management side attorneys elected to the College from San Diego are members of Paul, Plevin.
J. Rod Betts - Management, Fellow, 2013
George S. Howard, Jr. - Management, Fellow, 2007
Rich Paul - Management, Fellow, 2012
Fred Plevin - Management, Fellow, 2017
Michael Sullivan - Management, Fellow, 2021
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.