Murphy Austin Adams Schoenfeld LLP
J. Scott Alexander, Managing Partner
555 Capitol Mall, Suite 850
Sacramento, CA 95814
Murphy Austin was awarded Tier One Rankings in the 2021 U.S. News-Best Lawyers/Best Law Firms report for excellence in the following practice areas:
Murphy Austin has received Tier 1 Rankings in the past for construction law (2010-2012, 2019-2021) and real estate law (2014-2021), and commercial litigation (2018-2021). More information about firm awards can be found here.
Congratulations to Murphy Austin Managing Partner J. Scott Alexander who was installed on March 21st at the Best in Business Awards as Chairman of the Rancho Cordova Chamber of Commerce Board for 2019. Pictured left to right below: Catherine M. Oh, Jonathan T. Kendrick, Assembly Member Ken Cooley, J. Scott Alexander, Lexi P. Howard, V. Blair Shahbazian, and Scott E. Galbreath.
Murphy Austin was awarded Tier One Rankings in the 2019 U.S. News-Best Lawyers/Best Law Firms report for excellence in the following practice areas:
Murphy Austin has received Tier 1 Rankings in the past for construction law (2010-2012 and 2019) and real estate law (2014-2019) and commercial litigation (2018 and 2019). More information about firm awards can be found here.
Russell J. Austin was recognized at the September 27, 2018 Sacramento County Bar Association's Bench Bar Reception and in the SCBA 100 Centennial Book as a Centennial Fellow. This recognition from the Sacramento County Bar Foundation is awarded to “attorneys at the pinnacle of achievement who, through distinguished professional accomplishment and substantial civic involvement and philanthropy, have earned a legacy as founding pillars of the Sacramento legal community.” Read Russell's profile on SCBA's website here.
Congratulations to Scott Galbreath, Murphy Austin's Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice Team Leader, who was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel on September 15, 2018.
Selection as a Fellow reflects the Board's judgment that a nominee has made significant contributions to the advancement of the employee benefits field. Fellows are selected by the College's Board of Governors from among employee benefits attorneys nominated for that honor and recommended for consideration by the Board's Membership Committee after considering the recommendations of regional screening committees.
To be a Fellow an attorney must: practice for a minimum of twenty years; demonstrate a sustained commitment to the development and pursuit of public awareness and understanding of the law of employee benefits, through such activities as writing, speaking, participating in public policy analysis, public education or public service and representation projects, and leadership in the employee benefits activities of bar associations or other professional organizations; exhibit exemplary character and ethical behavior; and generally be recognized by his or her peers for expertise in the field and intellectual excellence.
Congratulations to Russell Austin, BJ Susich and Blair Shahbazian who are honorees in Sacramento Business Journal's 2018 Best of the Bar list, which recognizes top local attorneys who have been nominated by their peers and vetted by a panel of their peers.
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Three Murphy Austin partners were named in U.S. News & World Report's 2019 The Best Lawyers in America. Russell Austin and Dennis Murphy were included along with Mike Schoenfeld, who for the third time was named Best Lawyers Sacramento Construction Lawyer of the Year. Mike received this distinction in 2015, 2017 and 2019. Below are the practice areas for which these three attorneys are recognized:
Russell J. Austin, Real Estate Law (1997-2019)
Dennis R. Murphy, Commercial Litigation (2014-2019)
Six Murphy Austin attorneys were named in Sacramento Magazine’s 2018 Top Lawyers List. Attorneys are selected for inclusion on this list based on a stringent peer-nomination and review process which evaluates leading attorneys in 56 legal specialties. The following Murphy Austin attorneys were recognized as Top Lawyers in the practice areas indicated:
Russell J. Austin, Partner, Real Estate, Business/Corporate
Jeffrey W. Curcio, Partner, Tax
Dennis R. Murphy, Partner, Employment & Labor
Lisa D. Nicolls, Partner, Litigation – Construction
D. Michael Schoenfeld, Partner, Construction & Litigation – Construction
V. Blair Shahbazian, Partner, Litigation – Construction
The Sacramento County Bar Association (SCBA) has selected Russell J. Austin as its 2017 Distinguished Attorney of the Year. Each year, SCBA honors one “lawyer who most exemplifies the best qualities in the legal profession and who, through the practice of law, has made Sacramento a better place to live and work.”
Russell is a past recipient of American Bar Association’s Pro Bono Publico Award, California State Bar President's Pro Bono Service Award, SCBA’s Humanitarian of the Year Award, and the Metro Chamber’s Volunteer of the Year Award, among a long list of other accolades and honors.
“Given Russell’s years of dedication to the community through his Board service, pro bono work, and philanthropy, we are thrilled that he has been selected for this well-deserved honor,” said Managing Partner, J. Scott Alexander.
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