SOURCE: Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP

Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP

September 14, 2011 13:00 ET

Stephen Walters of Allen Matkins Honored as Top Plaintiffs' Attorney in California

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 14, 2011) - Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP, a leading California-based litigation, real estate and business law firm, is pleased to announce that Stephen Walters, a partner in the firm's San Francisco office, is one of the preeminent plaintiff attorneys in California according to Benchmark: Plaintiffs, the only publication dedicated to the comprehensive analysis of the U.S. plaintiffs bar.

Walters is chair of the litigation practice group for the firm's San Francisco office. He specializes in complex business and commercial litigation. Walters has tried more than 100 jury and nonjury cases on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants and has represented clients in major arbitrations and before trial and appellate courts throughout the country. He has handled almost every type of complex civil case for companies and individuals in a broad range of industries, and recently brought lawsuits on behalf of an SEC-appointed receiver of a Ponzi-like enterprise against alleged aiders and abettors of the securities fraud that settled for more than $60 million.

"Steve is one of California's preeminent complex business and bet-the-company trial attorneys," said David Osias, managing partner of Allen Matkins. "This honor reflects the well-deserved respect that his clients and peers have for him, and we are proud to have him as a partner of the firm."

Walters is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a former law clerk to Chief Justice Warren Burger of the United States Supreme Court. He has been listed repeatedly in Best Lawyers in America and in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, as well as being selected for inclusion among Super Lawyers in both California and Oregon.

The Allen Matkins litigation practice group, comprised of over 100 attorneys statewide, is recognized nationwide for its expertise in handling all aspects of real estate, business, construction, bankruptcy, environmental, consumer safety, and employment litigation. Allen Matkins has an outstanding reputation for aggressive representation of clients and successful trial results in state and federal court jury and bench trials and arbitrations.

Benchmark is the only publication on the market to focus exclusively on litigation in the U.S. The guide's results are the culmination of a six-month research period that allows their researchers to conduct extensive interviews with litigators and their clients. During these interviews they examine recent casework handled by the firms and ask sources to offer their professional opinions on litigators practicing within their state or national practice areas.


Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP, founded in 1977, is a California-based law firm with approximately 220 attorneys in seven offices in four major metropolitan areas of California: Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco and San Diego. The firm's core specialties include real estate, real estate finance, construction, land use, natural resources, environmental, corporate and securities, intellectual property, joint ventures, taxation, bankruptcy and creditors' rights, employment and labor law, and dispute resolution and litigation in all these matters. For more than 30 years, Allen Matkins has helped clients turn opportunity and challenge into success by providing practical advice, innovative solutions and valuable business opportunities. When clients' challenges require experienced trial counsel, Allen Matkins has a proven track record of successful litigation before juries, judges and arbitrators.

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