Awards and Recognition

31 Jul: Super Lawyers at KCEH

In case you missed the recent press, we are proud to announce that once again Charlie Cochran and Guy O. Kornblum are designated Super Lawyers and Nicholas J. Peterson is named a Rising Star! Each year, Thomson Reuters lawyer rating service compiles the prestigious Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. Outstanding attorneys who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement are recognized as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. The selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes nominations, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys. More Recent Accolades at KCEH Congratulations to Guy O. Kornblum named one of the “10 Best Attorneys” in California by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys for his “Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service.” For the fourth consecutive year, Charlie Cochran, Rachael Erickson, and Guy O. Kornblum are named in The National Trial Lawyers Top 100.  News KCEH San…

29 May: Nicholas J. Peterson Admitted to the Edward J. McFetridge American Inn of Court

We are proud to announce that KCEH Senior Associate Nicholas J. Peterson has been admitted to the Edward J. McFetridge American Inn of Court. The American Inns of Court are dedicated to promoting the highest levels of professionalism in the practice of law, with a mission to inspire the legal community through example, education and mentoring. The principal purpose of the Edward J. McFetridge American Inn of Court is to instill and cultivate the best qualities of the great trial advocates: honesty, courage, industry, judgment, eloquence, wit, and fellowship. Nicholas Peterson represents corporate and individual insurance policyholders seeking coverage and bad faith damages. He also assists clients in pursuing claims in both federal and state court related to various commercial disputes, contract matters, personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, elder and dependent adult abuse, product liability, intellectual property and employment disputes. His clients include patients, doctors, architects, engineers, hotel owners, and financial advisors,…

04 Apr: What it Means to be Board Certified in Civil Trial Law

KCEH is both unique and fortunate to have three of our principals Certified in Civil Trial Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Guy Kornblum, Charlie Cochran and Joe Harbison each have achieved this level of both recognition and achievement. Certification means that each has fulfilled a rigorous qualification process. To earn Certification in Civil Trial Law, the attorney must: Furnish evidence of his or her good standing in the state of his or her bar admission, or if admitted in more than one state, in the state of his or her principal practice. Show that immediately preceding application, the attorney has five years in the actual practice of Civil law (Guy, Charlie and Joe have combined over 100 years). Make a satisfactory showing of substantial involvement in civil trial law, with at least thirty percent of his or her time spent practicing civil trial litigation during the three years preceding the filing of the…

28 Dec: Rising Stars at KCEH Law

Congratulations to KCEH lawyers Kaitlyn G. Johnson and Nicholas J. Peterson, both recognized as Rising Stars by Super Lawyers in 2016. Super Lawyers, the Thomson Reuters lawyer rating service, recognizes outstanding attorneys who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Its annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes nominations and an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys. RISING STARS AT KCEH LAW:

26 Dec: Charlie Cochran Lifetime Achievement from America’s Top 100 Attorneys

KCEH Partner Charlie Cochran received Lifetime Achievement recognition from America’s Top 100 Attorneys in 2016. Selection to America’s Top 100 Attorneys® is by invitation only and is comprised of the nation’s most exceptional attorneys whose accomplishments merit a lifetime achievement recognition. Selection is not achieved based on a single accomplishment or a single great year of success, but rather on a lifetime of hard work, ethical standards, and community enriching accomplishments that are inspiring among the legal profession. This honor is not given every year, or every 10 years; it is given but once-in-a-lifetime. To help ensure that all attorneys selected for membership meet the very high standards expected for selection, candidates for lifetime membership are carefully screened through third-party research and statistical analysis based on a broad array of criteria, including the candidate’s professional experience, lifetime achievements, significant case results, peer reputation, and community impact. With these extremely high standards for selection to America’s…

02 Nov: U.S. News & World Report Recognizes KCEH Law Among “Best Law Firms”

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers recognized Kornblum, Cochran, Erickson, & Harbison LLP among its “Best Law Firms” rankings for 2017. Firms included in the 2017 “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. “U.S. News is the global authority in rankings,” says Tim Smart, executive editor of U.S. News & World Report. “Evaluating law firms is a natural extension of what we do best.” The 2017 rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and highest number of client ballots on record. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes the top 4 percent of practicing attorneys in the U.S. Over 10,000 attorneys provided more than 800,000…

24 Oct: Guy Kornblum Named Top Attorney in North America

Our own Guy O. Kornblum was selected for inclusion in the forthcoming  Top Attorneys of North America 2017 edition of The Who’s Who Directories. Guy O. Kornblum has specialized as a trial and appellate lawyer for over forty years in a wide range of civil litigation, including serious injury and wrongful death, professional liability (legal and medical),  financial and physical elder abuse, business disputes, and all aspects of insurance including ‘bad faith’ claims. Mr. Kornblum himself has handled over 4,000 litigated matters to conclusion and has several million dollar plus cases to his credit, having represented hundreds of clients, small businesses, individuals, and large Fortune 500 corporations. He is certified in Civil Trial Law and Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy by the prestigious National Board of Trial Advocacy and is a Charter Fellow of the American College of Board Certified Attorneys and of the Litigation Counsel of America Trial Lawyer Honorary. Mr. Kornblum is also the…