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Cox Wootton and Sands Lerner Join Forces to Become One Great Law Firm: Cox Wootton Lerner

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Cox Wootton and Sands Lerner Join Forces to Become One Great Law Firm: Cox Wootton Lerner

January 1st, 2014

We are pleased to announce that Cox Wootton Griffin Hansen & Poulos LLP and Sands Lerner P.C. have become a single law firm.

Our Firm, Cox Wootton Lerner, now has offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles, with significant new depth and greater geographic presence. This allows us to better serve our collective clients’ litigation, transactional, and casualty response needs throughout the Western United States, Hawaii and the Pacific Rim. Our combined growth is client-driven to respond to robust demand within our Maritime, Transportation, Trucking, Business Litigation, Banking, Marine Finance, Inland Marine, Environmental, Employment and Real Estate practice areas.

Cox Wootton Lerner is a National Tier1 Best Law Firm® in Admiralty and Maritime Law according to U.S. News & World Report. Our Firm now has seven attorneys who have been named Super Lawyers® in either Transportation and Maritime Law or Civil Litigation, which is a peer-based ranking accorded to the top 5% of lawyers regionally, and four attorneys who have been recognized as Best Lawyers® in Admiralty and Maritime Law. Our Los Angeles office is lead by partner Neil S. Lerner, who has been named a Super Lawyer® in Transportation and Maritime Law. Collectively, our combined Firm’s partners bring over 190 years of legal experience enabling them to best assist our clients. Don Sands and Greg Poulos are Of Counsel to the Firm.

Northern California Office:
190 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94105
Tel: (415) 438-4600.

Southern California Office:
12400 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1300
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Tel: (310) 979-1144.

To learn more about the depth of our attorneys’ experience, practice groups and recent successes our clients have enjoyed, please don’t hesitate to contact us by visiting our San Francisco page or Los Angeles page.