Cox, Castle & Nicholson has consistently been recognized for our dedication to our clients and success in the legal and business community. Featured below are recent awards and distinctions given to Cox, Castle & Nicholson and our attorneys:

Best Law Firms 2018Best Law Firms 2018

US News & World Report and Best Lawyers®

  • 23 Attorneys Selected to Best Lawyers, 2018
  • "Law Firm of the Year in Land Use and Zoning Law", 2015, 2018
  • National Tier 1: Land Use & Zoning Law, Real Estate, Environmental, 2018
  • National Tier 2: Litigation - Environmental, 2018
  • Michael Zischke was named as a Lawyer of the Year in Litigation Practice, 2017
  • Clark Morrison was named as a Lawyer of the Year in Natural Resources Law Practice, 2017
  • Ira Waldman was named as a Lawyer of the Year in Real Estate Practice, 2017


Chambers USA


Legal 500 United States 


Law 360

  • Ranked within Law360's 400 Largest US Firms 2017
  • Cox, Castle & Nicholson included as a "Regional Powerhouse of 2015"
Rated by Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers®

  • 35 Cox, Castle & Nicholson attorneys recognized as 2018 Southern California Super Lawyers
  • 10 Cox, Castle & Nicholson attorneys recognized as 2017 Northern California Super Lawyers & Rising Stars
  • Andrea Saunders-Rifenbark recognized as Up-and-Coming 100: 2017 Southern California Rising Stars & Up-and-Coming 50: 2017 Women Southern California Rising Stars
  • Erica BoseCaroline DreyfusMarlene GoodfriedTara Morris and Amy Wells were all included in the 2015  Super Lawyers Women's Edition
SF Business Times

San Francisco Business Times

  • Margo Bradish - Northern California Real Estate Women of Influence, Hall of Fame, 2015, 2017

The Daily Journal

  • David Waite - Top 50 Real Estate Development Attorneys of 2015
  • Amy Wells - Top Women Lawyers of 2014

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