Umberg Zipser’s co-founding partner Dean Zipser, who recently received the Franklin G. West Award from the Orange County Bar Association, for a lifetime of achievement in advancing justice and the law, has received a Certificate of Recognition from the City of Newport Beach in honor of his service to the Orange County community. The certificate was presented to Zipser on February 14th by City Council Member William O’Neill and signed by Mayor Kevin Muldoon.
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Umberg Zipser LLP is pleased to announce that co-founding partner Dean Zipser will receive the Franklin G. West Award from the Orange County Bar Association (OCBA) at the Judges’ Night & Annual Meeting on January 26, 2017. According to the OCBA: “The Franklin G. West Award is the OCBA’s highest honor, presented to outstanding attorneys and judges whose lifetime achievements have advanced justice and the law. This annual recognition was established in memory of Judge Franklin G. West, who epitomized the best of the legal profession as both an attorney and a judge.”
Irvine, California – California’s legal newspaper, The Daily Journal has named Umberg Zipser (U/Z) as one of the Top Boutique Law Firms in California for 2016 – one of only 20 firms statewide receiving this distinction. The annual Top Boutiques list honors law firms that have achieved exceptional results in one practice area – Umberg Zipser was selected for Litigation.
The Orange County Bar Association (OCBA) has announced that U/Z’s Scott Garner has been elected Secretary for 2017. Based on the OCBA’s succession protocol, Scott will become OCBA President in 2020. “Everyone at Umberg Zipser is so proud of Scott and pleased that he’ll continue to contribute his experience and expertise to the OCBA for years to come, first as Secretary and eventually as President,” said U/Z’s Tom Umberg. “Scott’s deep commitment to the profession and the Orange County community make him a perfect choice for a leadership role,” added Dean Zipser, a former OCBA President.
Umberg Zipser LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has been named Tier One in the “Best Law Firms” list by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® for the Orange County metropolitan area for the third year in a row. For 2017, the firm received Tier One rankings in Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, and Litigation – Real Estate. The firm also was recognized for its excellence in Banking & Finance Litigation.
We are very pleased to announce that Umberg Zipser has been ranked among the top litigation firms in the country in the most recent survey of corporate counsel by BTI Consulting. According to BTI Litigation Outlook 2017: Changes, Trends and Opportunities for Law Firms, corporate counsel rank Umberg/Zipser in the top 15% of all law firms for both Commercial Litigation and Securities and Finance Litigation. U/Z is included among a host of leading international law firms, and is one of the few California litigation boutiques to make the list. We are proud for this vote of confidence from the corporate counsel community.
Judge Nancy Wieben Stock (Ret.), who served 24 years on the Orange County Superior Court bench, is being honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Legal Aid Society of Orange County’s third annual Voices for Justice Dinner on October 20, 2016. U/Z’s Tom Umberg and Dean Zipser joined other friends, colleagues and mentors in →
U/Z partner Scott Garner is on the cover of the September issue of OC Lawyer as one of two candidates for Secretary of the Orange County Bar Association. The article about the election notes, “In the OCBA’s annual popular election, two outstanding and contributing members of the Orange County legal community are nominated for Secretary →
The September issue of OC Lawyer includes an interview by Dean Zipser of long-time client David Harshman, Vice President of Legal and Administration, General Counsel, and Secretary of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. The interview, “Engineering the Law In-House” includes highlights of David’s career and his insights into the challenges and rewards of serving as →