With “High-Impact Heavy Trial Wins” and a “Deep Bench of Stars,” Hueston Hennigan Wins US Trial Firm of the Year
Hueston Hennigan Named a Law360 Trials Group of the Year

Benchmark Litigation Acclaims Hueston Hennigan as U.S. Boutique Law Firm of the Year and Awards Additional Top Rankings

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Recognized as U.S. Boutique Firm of the Year, Hueston Hennigan once again tops the Benchmark Litigation rankings, earning coveted spots as one of the “Top Boutiques,” as well as “Trial Firm of the Year.” Hueston Hennigan also earned national – and State of California – Tier 1 rankings in the General Commercial, White Collar, Securities and Entertainment practice areas.

Our Firm, Benchmark writes, is on “an ascent that can only be described as astonishing,” “is massively successful,” and can boast “a client base [that] is remarkably diverse … with very little repeat business and virtually no ‘routine’ cases.”  

Benchmark goes on to describe Hueston Hennigan as “having logged substantial triumphs over the years,” adding that the “record continues this year.”

“Hueston Hennigan,” Benchmark concludes, “doesn’t do the ‘cookie-cutter,” instead, “‘They do really cool, cutting-edge work,’ in the words of an admiring peer, who told Benchmark that, “I admit it makes me jealous, and I’m sure I’m not alone!”

Benchmark went on to honor partners, John Hueston and Moez Kaba as two of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the Country and as well as two of the Top 20 Trial Lawyers in California.

John Hueston was acclaimed as “a trial trailblazer who has carved himself an enviable position even among others in the elite trial lawyer circuit,” while noting that, “Hueston’s proven activity as lead counsel on a number of high-level appointments more than supports this near-unanimous acclaim.”

Moez Kaba, lauded as “accomplished,” “impressive” and “the youngest appointee to this prestigious list by some distance,” was praised for having “staked himself a position as another of the firm’s lead trial counsel on some of the firm’s most high-stakes disputes.” 

Benchmark went on to single out Douglas Dixon, commending him for his work “generating a rising level of acclaim,” as well as future stars Christy Rayburn and Joseph Reiter.

Individual Hueston Hennigan lawyers who received accolades from Benchmark include:

Marshall A. Camp, Litigation Star
Vicki Chou, Future Star
Douglas J. Dixon, Litigation Star
Padraic Foran, 40 & Under Hot List
Brian Hennigan, Litigation Star
John C. Hueston, Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the Country, Top 20 Trial Lawyers in California, Litigation Star
Moez M. Kaba, Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the Country, Top 20 Trial Lawyers in California, Litigation Star
Robert N. Klieger, Litigation Star
Allison Libeu, Litigation Star, Top 250 Women in Litigation
Christy Rayburn, Future Star
Joseph Reiter, Future Star, 40 & Under Hot List
Andrew Walsh, Future Star


Benchmark Litigation is the definitive guide to America’s leading litigation law firms and lawyers. Research is conducted through extensive interviews with litigators, dispute resolution specialists and their clients to identify the leading litigators and firms. During these interviews, we examine recent casework handled by law firms and ask individual litigators to provide their professional opinions on peers and practitioners within their jurisdiction or practice area.