November 2020 – Kendall Brill & Kelly LLP Partners Laura W. Brill and Janet I. Levine were again named Top Women Lawyers by the state’s largest legal publication, the Daily Journal. Both have been listed among the state’s Top Women Lawyers for multiple years.
The Daily Journal honored Ms. Brill for career as an appellate and trial attorney and her work founding The Civics Center, a nonprofit organization to educate the legal and broader community about voter registration and to get more young people voting and engaged in civics.
“We’ve trained hundreds of students across the country how to organize, even during the pandemic,” Ms. Brill told the Daily Journal.
The publication also noted Ms. Brill’s successful defense of Los Angeles County’s “Re-imagine L.A. County” charter amendment that led to Measure J being placed on the Nov. 3 ballot. Measure J won a majority of the vote in this year’s balloting. It requires a portion of locally generated, unrestricted county money be spent on housing, mental health programs, jail diversion, employment opportunities and social services.
The Daily Journal honored Ms. Levine’s distinguished legal career, noting that she’s “nationally recognized as a skilled white collar trial and appellate attorney. Her clients include high-profile politicians, judges and executives, and her cases often involve public corruption matters and health care and tax fraud.”
The publication retraced Ms. Levine’s career path, from her judicial clerkship and work in the Office of the Federal Public Defender to private practice where she’s received numerous accolades as one of the nation’s leading white collar defense attorneys, including serving as a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers.
“I think my personality fits really well as a defense lawyer,” Ms. Levine told the Daily Journal. “I’m naturally protective of those around me. And I can’t really say I’m fearless, but people think I am.”