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Bartko’s Ben Riley Named Top 100 Lawyer

September 15, 2023

San Francisco, CABenjamin K. Riley—a principal in Bartko’s Litigation practice and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee—was selected by the California Daily Journal as one of the “Top 100 Lawyers in California” for 2023.

The Daily Journal recognized Ben not only for his experience trying 30 cases, with 16 months in trial, but in particular, his recent successful defense verdict in February 2023, after a six-week trial, in a complex probate and community property case. The petitioner in that case sought $680 million, but Riley and his team prevailed on all their defenses and also defeated the entire damages claim. Ben’s skillful cross examination of the plaintiff’s accounting expert exposed three major mistakes, including $4 million of double-counting. This is the second time the Daily Journal has named Ben as one of California’s Top 100 Lawyers, and it has also twice named him a California Lawyer of the Year.

Read the Daily Journal Top 100 Lawyers article (PDF).

About Bartko LLP

Bartko, established more than 45 years ago, is a boutique law firm specializing in national and international complex litigation and investigations, as well as real estate and franchising transactions. It is a 45+ lawyer firm dedicated to strategic cutting-edge representation of clients in California, nationally, and internationally. Bartko’s practice areas include representing both plaintiffs and defendants in complex business, intellectual property, antitrust and competition claims, trade secret litigation, anticounterfeiting, complex employment litigation, employment/labor strategic advice and collective bargaining, and real estate litigation, among others.

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