Press Releases Jan 22, 2015

Five BB&K Attorneys Named to the 2015 Southern California Super Lawyers List

A Diverse Selection of Attorneys Represented on the Prestigious List

For Immediate Release: Jan. 22, 2015
Media Contact: Denise Nix • 213-787-2552 •

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – We are pleased to announce that five Best Best & Krieger LLP attorneys were named to the 2015 Southern California Super Lawyers list by Super Lawyers Magazine. Only five percent of Southern California lawyers receive this honor following a selection process that includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations..

The attorneys and the categories they were selected in are:

Scott H. Campbell (State, Local and Municipal Law): A municipal lawyer and litigator with extensive trial experience, Scott represents public entities as both general counsel and public works construction counsel. He serves as city attorney for Avalon on Santa Catalina Island and as general counsel for the Lake Arrowhead Community Services District.

Sonia R. Carvalho (State, Local and Municipal Law): Sonia is a municipal lawyer and serves as city attorney for the cities of Santa Ana and Claremont. Sonia’s practice focuses on land use, ethics, open government laws and elections law.

Jeffrey V. Dunn (Civil Litigation: Defense): Jeff represents public agencies in complex litigation matters, with an emphasis on municipal land use issues including water rights.

Eric L. Garner (Environmental): Eric is the managing partner, overseeing the firm’s nine offices and nearly 200 attorneys. He is one of the leading authorities on water law and has litigated cases and negotiated key agreements involving major water bodies across the West.

Michelle Ouellette (Environmental): A legal counselor and litigator, Michelle is a leading authority on federal and state endangered species laws, the California Environmental Quality Act and the National Environmental Policy Act. She steered two of the nation’s largest habitat conservation plans through a maze of environmental requirements, protecting dozens of endangered species while allowing development to move forward.


Best Best & Krieger LLP is a national law firm that focuses on environmental, business, education, municipal and telecommunications law for public agency and private clients. With 200 attorneys, the law firm has nine offices nationwide, including Indian Wells, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit or follow @BBKlaw on Twitter.

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