Press Release | 07.10.18

WALNUT CREEK, CALIF., July 10, 2018 – Twelve Archer Norris attorneys have been recognized by Super Lawyers magazine among the top attorneys in California for 2018. Nearly 20% of Archer Norris attorneys are identified as 2018 Super Lawyers or Rising Stars.  

“Archer Norris is proud to once again have so many of our attorneys recognized by Super Lawyers for their hard work over the past year,” commented Managing Partner Doug Straus. “Each of these attorneys has been named a Super Lawyer at least once before, a testament to their continued dedication both to our firm and the legal profession as a whole.” 

Partners in the firm’s Walnut Creek office, W. Eric “Ric” Blumhardt, Seth J. Schwartz and Kenneth C. “KC” Ward have been selected as Northern California Super Lawyers for 2018, along with Walnut Creek Of Counsel J. Virginia Peiser. Partner Michael C. Osborne, located in the firm’s San Francisco office, is also among those named a Super Lawyer for 2018. Peiser celebrates her second year of recognition as a Super Lawyer; Blumhardt and Schwartz their fourth; and Osborne his sixth. This year marks Ward’s twelfth consecutive year as a Super Lawyer.

Located in Walnut Creek, senior associates A. Barclay “Clay” Byrnes, David M. Marchiano, Jessica S. Pliner, Zachary B. Young, and Jacqueline K. Oh, along with Of Counsel Adrian T. Lambie, have each been selected for inclusion on the 2018 Northern California Rising Stars list. Earlier this year, Los Angeles Senior Associate Richard D. Hoang was also selected to the Southern California Rising Stars list. For Byrnes, Marchiano, Oh and Young, this is the second time being named a Super Lawyers Rising Star. Pliner and Lambie celebrate their third year of recognition as Rising Stars; and Hoang his sixth.

About Super Lawyers

The patented multi-phased selection process includes independent research, peer nominations evaluations, identifying attorneys who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Super Lawyers Rising Stars recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state; nominees are 40 years old or younger or practicing for 10 years or less. For more information about Super Lawyers, please visit 

About Archer Norris

A leading California law firm, Archer Norris PLC has 70+ attorneys admitted to practice in 12 states. The firm focuses on business law from four strategically located offices throughout California and wherever our clients need us.

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Name Title Phone Email V-card
Blumhardt, W. Eric Partner 925.952.5408 vcard
Byrnes, A. Barclay "Clay" Senior Associate 925.930.6600 vcard
Hoang, Richard Senior Associate 213.437.4000 vcard
Lambie, Adrian Of Counsel 925.930.6600 vcard
Marchiano, David Senior Associate 925.930.6600 vcard
Oh, Jacqueline Senior Associate 925.930.6600 vcard
Osborne, Michael Partner 415.653.1480 vcard
Peiser, J. Virginia Of Counsel 925.930.6600 vcard
Pliner, Jessica Senior Associate 925.930.6600 vcard
Schwartz, Seth Partner 925.930.6600 vcard
Ward, Kenneth Partner 925.952.5425 vcard
Young, Zachary Senior Associate 925.930.6600 vcard