Hennigan and Hueston Named “Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America” by Benchmark Litigation

Brian Hennigan and John Hueston

Partners Brian Hennigan and John Hueston were named “Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America” in the 2019 edition of Benchmark Litigation. “This elite group of practitioners were recognized as the best in breed for the coveted and in-demand, yet increasingly rare, art of trial law,” according to the publication.

As noted by Chambers USA, Brian Hennigan is “described by clients as a ‘real trial lawyer’ with … ‘great judgment’ and [an] ‘ability to handle extremely complex cases and achieve great results’.” As one of the nation’s leading litigators, Mr. Hennigan has received notable recognition for his client advocacy including, Band 1 ranking in Chambers USA, Los Angeles “Lawyer of the Year” in White Collar Criminal Defense by The Best Lawyers in America, and “Top 20 Trial Lawyers in California” by Benchmark Litigation. He also received the California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY) recognition, which singles out lawyers whose work has had a significant impact on public policy, the law, and the profession.

John Hueston has been described by Chambers USA as “the best lawyer of his generation” with a “commanding reputation for his trial advocacy.” Rated one of the nation’s top trial lawyers, he has also received the California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY) recognition twice. Recently, Mr. Hueston has been named “Top 100 Lawyers in California” by the Daily Journal, received top rankings in Chambers USA in both white collar and commercial litigation, included as a “Top 20 Trial Lawyers in California” by Benchmark Litigation, and recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America.

Mr. Hueston and Mr. Hennigan are both fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a recognition bestowed on less than 1% of active lawyers who have “mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked with the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality.”

Recognized for its staggering level of high-risk and novel matters, the firm, which was “highly recommended,” received additional top rankings in General Commercial, Entertainment and Securities and White-Collar Crime.

“Hueston Hennigan is becoming the firm to beat,” noted a local peer in the Benchmark Litigation analysis. “They are dynamic and engaged, and they have invigorated and re-shaped the landscape, whether others realize it or not. And they have a lot of mileage to go ahead of them.”