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 J. Bernard Alexander III ‘96, Arash Homampour ‘92, and Brian J. Panish '84

January 29, 2024

Southwestern Law Alumni Excel in 2024 SoCal Super Lawyers Rankings

Southwestern dominates the Top 10 category of Southern California attorneys, surpassing other U.S. law schools.

Los Angeles, CA – Southwestern Law School congratulates its many alums named to the ‘24 Southern California Super Lawyers list. Once again, Southwestern is the only law school with multiple alumni featured in the Top 10: Brian J. Panish '84, who was honored as the #1 attorney on the list, J. Bernard Alexander III ‘96, and Arash Homampour ‘92. Southwestern also ranked second for the most alumni in both the Top 100 and the Women's Top 50 categories. 

Other alumni included in the Top 100 were: 

  • Holly M. Boyer '02 
  • Robert C. Brandt '76 
  • Lourdes DeArmas '00 
  • Eric P. Early '93 
  • Marina Kats Fraigun '97 
  • Richard H. Golubow '92 
  • Neville Johnson '75 
  • Mark T. Quigley '85 
  • Saar Swartzon '98 
  • Peter M. Walzer '80 
  • Diana P. Zitser '97 

The Southwestern alums ranked in the Women's Top 50 category were:  

  • Holly M. Boyer '02 
  • Lourdes DeArmas '00 
  • Marina Kats Fraigun '97 
  • Shawn K. Holley '88 
  • Melanie D. Mandles '97 
  • Christa H. Ramey '00 
  • Diana P. Zitser '97 
Arash Homampour ‘92 featured on the cover of Super Lawyers Magazine.
Arash Homampour ‘92 featured on the cover of Super Lawyers Magazine.

Southwestern Law School congratulates all our distinguished alums who have been recognized in the 2024 Southern California Super Lawyers list. We are immensely proud of their contributions to the legal profession and their ongoing commitment to upholding the highest standards of legal practice. Their success is not only a testament to their individual dedication and skill but also a reflection of the rigorous, comprehensive legal education provided at Southwestern. 

About Super Lawyers: 

Published annually by Thomson Reuters, Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations of lawyers in more than 70 practice areas. Of those nominated, only 5% of the total lawyers in the jurisdiction can be selected for inclusion.

About Southwestern Law School: 

Southwestern Law School, located in the heart of Los Angeles, is a cornerstone of innovative legal education. With a history that spans over a century, Southwestern has established itself as an institution committed to providing students with a diverse and inclusive learning environment. Known for its trailblazing programs, exceptional faculty, and a strong network of successful alumni, Southwestern Law School equips its students with the practical skills and theoretical knowledge necessary to excel in various legal careers. As a dynamic community of legal scholars and practitioners, Southwestern continues to nurture the next generation of legal professionals, empowering them to make significant contributions to society and the legal field.