Liebert Cassidy Whitmore Attorneys Named 2023 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

CATEGORY: Press Releases
CLIENT TYPE: Nonprofit, Private Education, Public Education, Public Employers, Public Safety
DATE: Jun 30, 2023

LOS ANGELES- Liebert Cassidy Whitmore is pleased to announce that five LCW attorneys have been named 2023 Northern California Super Lawyers* and Rising Stars. Partners Shelline Bennett and Rick Bolanos were selected as Super Lawyers while attorneys Amy Brandt, Tony Carvalho, and Nathan Jackson were selected as Rising Stars for their for their unwavering commitment to our clients and their steadfast dedication to the practice of law.

2023 Northern California Super Lawyers

Fresno and Sacramento Office Managing Partner Shelline Bennett, having been awarded this honor for her 16th consecutive year (18 years total), provides advice and counsel in all labor and employment-law matters to LCW clients.  In addition to being a chief labor negotiator, Shelline has an extensive litigation background. Shelline also provides investigation services including those of a sensitive nature and concerning high-profile individuals.

San Francisco Partner Rick Bolanos, having been awarded this honor for his 11th consecutive year (14 years total), provides labor relation services for public agencies, including serving as chief negotiator.

2023 Northern California Rising Stars

San Francisco Attorney Amy Brandt, ranking as a Rising Star for her second consecutive year, provides advice and counsel in matters pertaining to education, labor, and employment law. Amy represents clients, most notably community college and school districts, before the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Office of Administrative Hearings, California Public Employee Relations Board, and the Office for Civil Rights.

Fresno Attorney Tony Carvalho, ranking as a Rising Star for his fourth consecutive year, provides employment and labor law advice and counsel to public entities.  Tony has significant experience in litigation, government claims, and EEOC/DFEH complaints, including drafting pleadings, motions, memoranda, written discovery, mediation briefs, and employer responses to EEOC/DFEH complaints.

Sacramento Attorney Nathan Jackson, ranking as a Rising Star for his second consecutive year, is an aggressive litigator and has significant law and motion experience in state and federal courts, covering everything from complex discovery issues to dispositive motions. Nathan also has extensive experience responding to investigations initiated by California’s Department of Fair Employment & Housing (DFEH) and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

* Super Lawyers 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 selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected as Super Lawyers and no more than 2.5 percent are selected as Rising Stars.


Liebert Cassidy Whitmore is a labor, employment, and full service education law firm that provides comprehensive, responsive, and highly competent legal advice, representation, litigation services, negotiations and training to public entities, educational institutions and non-profit organizations throughout California. The firm has offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Fresno, San Diego, and Sacramento. For more information, visit our website: www.lcwlegal.com.


Cynthia Weldon
Director of Marketing & Training