Press Releases Jul 19, 2018

Partners Roger Crawford and Isabel Safie Named Top Labor & Employment Lawyers

Daily Journal Releases Annual List of 75

For Immediate Release: July 19, 2018
Media Contact: Denise Nix • (213) 787-2552 •

RIVERSIDE, Calif. —  Best Best & Krieger LLP is pleased to announce that partners Roger Crawford and Isabel Safie were selected to the 2018 Daily Journal list of the Top Labor & Employment Lawyers. The annual list by the prestigious legal newspaper recognizes the 75 California attorneys who are the “top in the field.”
Roger was selected for his focus in recent years on representing franchisees in a critical, complicated and high-profile joint-employment matter before the National Labor Relations Board. At issue is whether companies are liable for franchisees’ alleged labor law violations under the independent contractor model. The outcome of this case may impact the growing gig economy, as well. Previously an attorney for the NLRB, Roger represents employers in a wide range of labor and employment law issues.
A recent string of successful outcomes for her public agency clients grappling with pension and retiree health plan costs and issues garnered Isabel a spot on the list. The newspaper noted that her experience and relationships saved the California public agencies she represents significant time and money. This includes recent work she did for the Town of Truckee, the Oxnard Harbor District and the Apple Valley Fire Protection District. Isabel, who was named a “Woman Worth Watching” last year by the Profiles in Diversity Journal, told the Daily Journal: “We have to really think outside the box to find solutions for our clients, and I find that really invigorating.”


Best Best & Krieger LLP is a national law firm that focuses on employee benefits, business, education, municipal and labor & employment law for public agency and private clients. With more than 200 attorneys, the law firm has 10 offices nationwide, including Riverside, Ontario, Sacramento, San Diego and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit or follow @BBKlaw on Twitter or @BestBestKrieger on Facebook.

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