IRVINE, CA, JUNE 20, 2017 --- The 2016 Thomas A. Mesereau Cup was recently presented to white collar criminal defense lawyer Kay Anderle, managing partner of Keller/Anderle LLP, atop The Roosevelt in Los Angeles, California. The award is given by the Litigation Counsel of America, an elite invitation-only trial lawyer honorary society representing less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers.
According to the LCA: Each year the LCA awards the Thomas A. Mesereau Cup to a deserving lawyer, judge or scholar practicing in the area of criminal law. The award recognizes excellence and commitment at the highest level. Candidates are generally leaders in the legal profession who seek justice for or preside over individuals within the court system whose rights and freedoms depend on the selfless and courageous efforts of committed professionals. The award honors visionaries who have created constituencies and inspired, mobilized and/or unified others in seeking equity and equality within the system and in furtherance of the common good. Recipients are those whose leadership has had national or international impact, who practice the art of advocacy at a preeminent standing and who are committed to those they represent in the pursuits to which they are assigned.
Kay Anderle is listed in the elite “The Best Lawyers in America®” in both white collar and non-white collar criminal defense, and was selected as Orange County Lawyer of the Year 2014 (Criminal Defense: Non-White Collar). Her versatility as a trial attorney and skilled negotiator gives her clients a multi-dimensional advocate who can quickly assess their case and devise a winning strategy. Other honors and awards have included: National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers in California; Los Angeles Magazine, “Southern California Superlawyers, White Collar Criminal Defense”; and Martindale-Hubbell “AV” rated.
Fellowship in the Litigation Counsel of America is highly selective and by invitation only. Fellows are selected based upon evaluations of excellence, effectiveness and accomplishment in litigation, and superior ethical reputation. The LCA seeks a high level of diversity in its composition and includes Women’s and Diversity Initiatives. Established as a trial and appellate lawyer honorary society reflecting the American bar in the twenty-first century, the LCA represents the best in law among its membership.
About the firm: Keller/Anderle LLP is among the premier boutique litigation forms in California,with a record second to none, and local, statewide and national recognition of the firm’s success. The firm handles high-stakes litigation of all types including commercial, intellectual property, securities, bad faith, class actions, white collar criminal defense, and entertainment/sports. Keller/Anderle LLP attorneys have won over $925 million in judgments injust the last eight years, and successfully defended many other clients. Jennifer Keller and Kay Anderle have over 250 jury trials between them. Unique among law firms handling high profile, bet-the-company cases of such a caliber is that both name partners are women, and the firm is women-owned.