33 Metro Rankings
Farella Braun + Martel is a distinguished law firm based in Northern California, providing legal services to both corporate and private clients in a wide range of sophisticated business transactions and complex commercial, civil, and criminal litigations. Their legal solutions are known for their imaginative approach and the intellectual creativity of their lawyers. Their headquarters are located in San Francisco, with a focused office in the Napa Valley that caters to the wine industry. Their unwavering support for the industries in Northern California and their responsiveness to regional demands have driven their growth and success over the past 60 years. Their expertise in high-stakes litigations, renewable energy project development, and complex transactional work has earned them a reputation for quality and client-centric service.
At Farella, they maintain a personal connection with all their clients, big or small. Their low leverage and low attrition rates ensure that their clients build long-term relationships with a stable team of lawyers. Their approach often involves becoming a part of their clients' in-house team, providing both parties with an inside view of the other's operations. Their attorneys work in interdisciplinary teams to advance each client's objectives in the most effective and efficient manner.
The firm was established in 1962 by Frank Farella, Jerome Braun, and Thomas Elke and later joined by John Martel in 1964. Their commitment to diversity, equality, and inclusion is deeply embedded in their ethos, and they strive to create an inclusive workplace for all their employees, regardless of ethnicity, sexual orientation, or gender.
Farella has received widespread recognition for its work, including being named as one of the best places to work in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times/Silicon Valley Business Journal and recognized by Law360 as one of California's Powerhouses. Additionally, several of their lawyers are fellows of prestigious legal organizations, such as the American College of Trial Lawyers, the American College of Appellate Lawyers, and the American College of Investment Counsel.
In 2006, Farella was the first major law firm in San Francisco to receive certification as a green business, reflecting their commitment to environmental sustainability. They have since received this recognition three times.
Total Offices: 2
Total Attorneys: 125
|Locations||No. of Attorneys|
|San Francisco, CA||122|
|Practice Areas||No. of Attorneys|
|Energy and Oil & Gas||2|
|Environmental and Land Use||10|
|Labor & Employment||6|
|Trusts and Estates||14|
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