Committed to Excellence 

Paul, Plevin's commitment to excellence has been recognized by our clients and peers, including seven straight years as the only San Diego law firm with across the board first tier rankings from U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers, as well as being designated a “Go To” firm in Fortune’s annual survey of Fortune 500 legal departments. 

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Best Law Firms: U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers

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Best Law Firms: U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers

Paul, Plevin has been named by U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers as the only San Diego law firm with first tier rankings in Labor & Employment - Litigation, Employment Law - Management and Labor Law - Management for the eigth straight year since its inception.

Tier 1, Employment Law - Management, San Diego: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011
Tier 1, Labor Law Management, San Diego: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011
Tier 1, Litigation - Labor & Employment, San Diego: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

The Best Lawyers in America

The Best Lawyers in America

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The Best Lawyers in America

The Best Lawyers in America

J. Rod Betts
Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment, 2009 - present

E. Joseph Connaughton
Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management, 2011 - present

Sandra McDonough
Employment Law - Management, 2017

Richard Paul
Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management, 1987 - present

Fred Plevin
Best Lawyers Award BadgeEmployment Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment, 2005 - present

Michael Sullivan
Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management, 2006 - present

 

 

Best Lawyers San Diego Lawy...

Best Lawyers San Diego Lawyer of the Year

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Best Lawyers San Diego Lawy...

Best Lawyers San Diego Lawyer of the Year

J. Rod Betts
Labor Law - Management, 2018
Litigation - Labor and Employment, 2015
Labor Law - Management, 2013

Fred Plevin
Litigation - Labor and Employment, 2018
Litigation - Labor and Employment, 2012

Richard Paul
Labor Law - Management, 2014
Labor and Employment Law, 2011

Michael Sullivan
Labor Law - Management, 2016
Employment Law - Management, 2014

Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers

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Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.

J. Rod Betts, Employment & Labor, 2010-2017
E. Joseph Connaughton, Employment & Labor, International, 2007-2017
Richard Paul, Employment & Labor, Schools & Education, 2007-2017
Fred Plevin, Employment Litigation, Employment & Labor, 2007-2017
Michael Sullivan, Employment & Labor, 2007-2017

Joanne Alnajjar Buser, Rising Star: 2012-2013, 2015-2017
Dani Nguyen Franke, Rising Star: 2013-2016
Corrie Klekowski, Rising Star: 2016-2017
Hollis Peterson, Rising Star: 2015, 2016

Corporate Counsel Fortune 5...

Corporate Counsel Fortune 500 Go-To Law Firm

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Corporate Counsel Fortune 5...

Corporate Counsel Fortune 500 Go-To Law Firm

For several years, the firm has been named by Fortune 500 companies as a "Go To" firm for labor and employment law services in Fortune's annual survey of leading corporate legal departments.

California Law Business

California Law Business

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California Law Business

California Law Business

California Law Business named Paul, Plevin as one of California's top five defense-side labor and employment boutique law firms.

The Recorder

The Recorder

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The Recorder

The Recorder

Fred Plevin and Michael Sullivan were profiled as "Top Employment Law Attorneys" by the San Francisco-based publication, The Recorder in an article entitled: Hidden Gems

Martindale-Hubbell

Martindale-Hubbell

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Martindale-Hubbell

Martindale-Hubbell

Several partners have achieved the highest rating available ("AV Preeminent") from Martindale-Hubbell for Legal Ability and General-Ethical Standards, reflecting that our peers rank our partners at the highest level of professional excellence.

BTI Brand Elite

BTI Brand Elite

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BTI Brand Elite

BTI Brand Elite

BTI is proud to include Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton in the BTI Client Service A-Team 2017. The BTI Client Service A-Team is limited solely to law firms considered by clients to deliver the absolute best levels of client service. 

In 2016, Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton were named named to the Honor Roll of Core firms in Professional Services, placing in the top 20% of firms in the Professional Services industry.  Clients have also named the firm to the Honor Roll of Recommened firms in Professional Services, in the top 10% of firms in that category.

PPSC have been previously named to the BTI Brand Elite in 2013 and 2014.

College of Labor and Employ...

College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

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College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland, was founded in 1995 on the 60th anniversary of the National Labor Relations Board and the 30th anniversary of Title VII and Executive Order 11246. The College began as a non -profit professional association honoring the leading lawyers nationwide in the practice of Labor and Employment Law. It has now evolved to become an intellectual and practical resource for the support of our profession and our many audiences. The primary purpose of the College is recognition of individuals, sharing knowledge and delivering value to the many different groups who can benefit from its value model.

J. Rod Betts - Management, Fellow, 2013
Richard Paul - Management, Fellow, 2012
Fred Plevin - Management, Fellow, 2017

Wage & Hour Defense Institute

Wage & Hour Defense Institute

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Wage & Hour Defense Institute

Wage & Hour Defense Institute

Paul, Plevin partners are members of The Wage & Hour Defense Institute (WHDI) of the Litigation Counsel of America, which is an invitation-only group of top wage and hour defense attorneys from across the United States. 

Matthew Bender

Matthew Bender

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Matthew Bender

Matthew Bender

Michael Sullivan, Editor-in-Chief, Matthew Bender's California Labor and Employment Law Bulletin, a statewide employment law reporter.