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Awards & Recognition

Our law firm is pleased to be recognized again in the latest edition of Chambers USA Directory of Leading Lawyers as a leading California Construction Law Firm, and proud to have attorneys Barbara R. Gadbois and Glenn E. Turner, III, Richard Wittbrodt and Sara Kornblatt individually recognized. The Chambers USA publication has consistently recognized Gibbs Giden as among California’s elite construction law firms. Chambers USA sources (from 2003 through 2022) have observed that we are “an excellent firm that provides high-quality legal services at a reasonable price,” and “extremely experienced in the construction field.” The firm enjoys a “strong reputation throughout California and beyond for its dispute resolution expertise.” The law firm is also “well regarded for its transactional experience” and is a “busy firm with a long-standing and popular construction practice,” with “well-reputed capabilities in planning and construction of projects.” Continuing research and interviews with their sources found that Gibbs Giden practitioners are “thorough and will put you in the best possible position against any claim.” The firm also has “deep expertise in public contracts, real estate law, insurance including title insurance, and common interest community law,” and “[i]t is a team of extremely knowledgeable and reliable practitioners whose client service and level of skill cannot be faulted.” In 2013 Chambers USA quoted a source as stating that our firm “has done outstanding work at a reasonable price, and has achieved excellent results.”

The Legal 500 United States in 2022 again recommended the firm’s construction practice group. They singled out and recommended four partners, Richard J. Wittbrodt, Barbara R. Gadbois, Sara H. Kornblatt, Glenn E. Turner, III, and senior associate Michele Ellison. 

The firm congratulates partners, Barbara R. Gadbois, Michael B. Geibel, Sara H. Kornblatt, Christopher E. Ng, Ted L. Senet, Glenn E. Turner, III, Richard J. Wittbrodt, Jonathan B. Wolf, Philip C. Zvonicek, Jeffrey B. Love, and Jason M. Adams for being selected and recognized by Southern California Super Lawyers.

The firm is proud to be nationally and locally recognized by U. S. News and Best Lawyers as among the “Best Law Firms” in their latest rankings in both Construction Law and Construction Litigation. Barbara R. Gadbois, William D. Locher, Steven J. Mack, Ted L. Senet and Glenn E. Turner, III, have been recognized individually as well.

In 2019 the Los Angeles Business Journal published its first ever list of the best law firms to work for in Los Angeles. The publication’s inaugural list included only 25 firms. Gibbs Giden is proud to have been selected as one of most admired law firms to work for in Los Angeles in 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022. Additionally James I. Montgomery, Jr. is a former African American Insurance Professionals Foundation President, former Langston Bar Association President, 2018 Hall of Fame inductee for the Langston Bar Association of Los Angeles, who was honored in 2020 – 2022 by the Los Angeles Business Journal in Leaders of Influence: Litigators & Trial Lawyers. In 2020 the Los Angeles Business Journal included partners Jason Adams and Richard Wittbrodt on it’s Leaders in Law list and in 2021 it included Richard Wittbrodt and partner Matthew Grode as well. 

In addition, four of our law firm partners, Barbara R. Gadbois, Michael B. Geibel, Ted L. Senet,  and Glenn E. Turner, III, — are Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent® rated attorneys.