Payne & Fears LLP Recognized by U.S. News & Best Lawyers in 2018 “Best Law Firms” List
Payne & Fears LLP has been ranked in the 2018 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" list and regionally in 5 practice areas.
We are honored to have been recognized as a Tier 1 firm in Orange County in the following areas:
Firms included in the 2018 "Best Law Firms" list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.
“Our firm is proud to be ranked in the 2018 ‘Best Law Firms’ list by U.S. News and Best Lawyers,” stated Daniel Fears, the firm’s Managing Partner. “We thank our clients for trusting us with their most critical legal matters, and we thank our peers for recognizing our continued success.”
Earlier this year, five of our attorneys were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018. With years of experience and dedication to their practice, Daniel F. Fears, Daniel M. Livingston, James L. Payne, Eric C. Sohlgren, and J. Kelby Van Patten received this respected achievement. In addition, Daniel Livingston was recognized by Best Lawyers® as “Lawyer of the Year” for Litigation – Real Estate in Orange County.
About Payne & Fears LLP
Payne & Fears LLP serves clients in the areas of employment and labor law counseling and litigation, business litigation, business transactions and insurance coverage litigation. With seven offices (Orange County, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, and Silicon Valley) and 50 highly skilled lawyers, Payne & Fears LLP diligently represents clients in their most pressing legal matters. Whether advising clients on how to avoid legal problems or representing them in litigation with millions of dollars at stake – clients know Payne & Fears LLP consistently delivers the results they want.
For media related inquiries contact: Sheenika S. Gandhi | Director of Marketing 949.797.1207
Partner James R. Moss Appointed to Utah State Charter School Board
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, September 19, 2017 – Payne & Fears LLP is pleased to announce that James R. Moss, one of the firm’s partners, has been appointed by Governor Gary R. Herbert to the Utah State Charter School Board.
In 2017, 71,494 students attended Utah’s 127 charter schools. As the largest authorizer in Utah, authorizing over 90% of charter schools in the state, the State Charter School Board works hard to enhance the charter school movement in Utah. Their mission is to provide for positive student outcomes by authorizing, overseeing, and elevating successful public charter schools through a rigorous approval process, effective oversight, and meaningful collaboration.
James R. Moss, Jr. is the managing partner of Payne & Fears LLP's Salt Lake City office, and continues to work extensively with California clients from the firm's Irvine office. He represents employers in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies in all areas of employment law, including wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, breach of contract, class actions, and trade secret litigation. He has obtained summary judgment or trial victories in numerous employment law cases. Jim also serves on the Education Committee of the Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce.
About Payne & Fears LLP
For 25 years, Payne & Fears LLP has delivered outstanding legal solutions and trial results for a vast array of clients. With 50 attorneys practicing in all aspects of business, employment, and insurance law, Payne & Fears LLP delivers legal services tailored to meet each client’s needs. Headquartered in Irvine, California, with offices in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, and Silicon Valley. For more information, please visit www.paynefears.com.
Five Partners Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018
IRVINE, Calif., August 15, 2017 – Payne & Fears LLP is pleased to announce that five of the firm’s partners were recently selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018. In addition, Daniel Livingston was recognized by Best Lawyers® as “Lawyer of the Year” for Litigation – Real Estate in Orange County.
The Best Lawyers in America® is the most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer-review and designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area.
Payne & Fears LLP partners were recognized in the categories listed below:
Daniel F. Fears
Daniel M. Livingston
James L. Payne
Eric C. Sohlgren
J. Kelby Van Patten
About Payne & Fears LLP
Media Related Inquiries: Sheenika S. Gandhi | Director of Marketing 949.797.1207
14 Payne & Fears LLP Attorneys Recognized in Southern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists
Irvine, Calif. – Payne & Fears LLP is pleased to announce that nine partners, Jeffrey K. Brown, Daniel F. Fears, Daniel M. Livingston, James R. Moss, Jr., Benjamin A. Nix, James L. Payne, Eric C. Sohlgren, Scott S. Thomas, and Thomas L. Vincent, have been selected for inclusion in the 2017 Southern California Super Lawyers. Among the nine, Daniel F. Fears has been named in the Top 50: 2017 Orange County Super Lawyers.
In addition, Andrew K. Haeffele, Rhianna S. Hughes, Robert T. Matsuishi, Alejandro G. Ruiz, and Scott O. Luskin were named to the Southern California Rising Stars 2017 list.
Super Lawyers and Southern California Rising Stars conduct a thorough multi-phase process that includes nominations, independent research evaluations of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area.
About Payne & Fears LLP
Media Related Inquiries: Sheenika S. Gandhi | Director of Marketing 949-797-1207
Relocation of Las Vegas Office
Payne & Fears LLP is pleased to announce it has relocated its Las Vegas office to the following address effective April 3, 2017:
6385 S Rainbow Blvd
Payne & Fears Supports Grand Opening and Dedication Ceremony for Nevada Supreme Court Building
Gregory King, Managing Partner of Payne & Fears’ Las Vegas office, attended the opening ceremony and dedication for the newly built Nevada Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Courthouse. We were a proud sponsor of the dedication and participants were able to tour the new building after the ribbon cutting. The Nevada Supreme Court Building is located at 408 East Clark Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Payne & Fears LLP Announces New Partners for 2017
Distinguished business, employment, and insurance law firm, Payne & Fears LLP is pleased to announce that two attorneys based at the firm's Irvine, California office - Andrew K. Haeffele and Ray E. Boggess - have been elected to the partnership effective January 1, 2017.
Partner Eric Sohlgren Will Be Speaking at the HR Prescriptions Legal Update on 1/29
Partner Eric Sohlgren will be speaking at the January 29th HR Prescriptions Legal Update taking place at the Mission Viejo Country Club. Eric will join Terri Olson and Maggie Hattan of HR Prescriptions by adding a "legal touch" to the new employment regulations and hot topics for 2016 being discussed.
Three Payne & Fears Attorneys Speaking in CEB "Employment Law Practice: Year in Review"
Payne & Fears has three attorneys speaking in the Continuing Education of the Bar series on "Employment Law Practice: Year in Review" in various cities throughout California.
January 22nd: Eric Sohlgren will moderate and Amy Patton will speak on the Los Angeles panel, and Rod Sorensen will moderate the Sacramento panel
January 29th: Rod Sorensen will moderate the San Francisco panel
For more information on these programs, please visit: https://ceb.com/employment-law-practice-2016-year-in-review
Payne & Fears Recognized by U.S. News and Best Lawyers in 2017 Best Law Firms List
Payne & Fears LLP is pleased to announce the firm was recently recognized as one of the “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers. The firm received a Tier 1 ranking in Orange County for Commercial Litigation, Employment Litigation, Employment Law and Labor Law.