Casey Johnson Receives Unity Award from the Minority Bar Coalition

Casey Johnson Receives Unity Award from the Minority Bar Coalition

Congratulations to partner Casey R. Johnson who was awarded with a Unity Award from the Minority Bar Coalition!

Unity Awards honor members who have shown dedication to working in a unified manner to advance the cause of diversity in the legal profession. Casey is being recognized as the representative from the Consumer Attorneys of California Diversity Committee, an organization which he served as chair in 2016 and 2017.

In September, Casey was honored with the “Be the Change” award at the 2nd Annual Diversity & Inclusion Unity In Service Celebration! The event was sponsored and hosted by Chapman University Fowler School of Law as well as Cromwell & Moring.

We are so thankful to have attorneys like Casey who work overtime to champion the importance of diversity! For a full list of organizations our firm is involved in, click here.

Aitken Aitken Cohn named to Civic 50 Orange County’s Most Charitable Companies Once Again!

Civic 50 2018 Most Charitable Companies

Aitken Aitken Cohn is, once again, one of the 50 most charitable companies in Orange County! The Civic 50 Orange County is presented by the Orange County Business Journal (OCBJ) in partnership with OneOC and provides a “local standard for superior corporate citizenship and showcases how companies can use their time, skills and other resources to improve the quality of life in the community where they do business.” Orange County honorees were determined using True Impact’s adapted national Civic 50 online survey that is independently administered and scored.

OCBJ and OneOC selected companies based upon four factors of community engagement: investment, integration, institutionalization and impact. Furthermore, they broke down honorees into three categories: small, medium and large.

Office Administrator Deborah Miller and Associate Atticus Wegman attended the special honoree luncheon on Thursday, October 11, 2018. They accepted the award on behalf of the firm.

From donating money and sponsoring events, to serving on the boards and offering free legal expertise, Aitken Aitken Cohn attorneys enjoy giving back and support organizations that provide services to those in need. For a list of organizations Aitken Aitken Cohn supports, click here.

We would like to thank the OCBJ and OneOC for recognizing our efforts in the community for another year. Most importantly, we look forward to many more years serving our community.

Read more about the award here.

Full list of 2018 honorees below:

Civic 50 Orange County 2018 Honorees

Casey Johnson Honored with the “Be the Change” Award

Casey Johnson Honored with the “Be the Change” Award

Aitken Aitken Cohn partner Casey Johnson was recently awarded with the “Be the Change” award at the 2nd Annual Diversity & Inclusion Unity in Service Celebration!

The special awards ceremony took place on September 5, 2018 and was hosted by the Chapman University Fowler School of Law and Crowell & Moring, in collaboration with the Thurgood Marshall Bar Association, Diversity & Social Justice Forum, OC Lavender Bar Association, Hispanic Bar of OC, Veterans Legal Institute, OC Asian American Bar, Iranian American Bar, OC Women Lawyers, among many others.

As chairperson of the CAOC Diversity Committee, past president of the OC Lavendar Bar Association, Casey was honored for his commitment and service to promoting diversity in the legal community. Fellow honorees at the event included the Honorable Halim Dhanidina, Rick McNeil, L. Song Richardson, Karina Gutierrez, and Sylvia Kim.

We are incredibly proud to have attorneys like Casey who actively work towards promoting diversity and inclusion in society. Congratulations to all honorees and check out more photos from the event below!

Casey Johnson Honored with the “Be the Change” Award
Casey Johnson Honored with the “Be the Change” Award
Casey Johnson Honored with the “Be the Change” Award
Casey Johnson Honored with the “Be the Change” Award

All Qualified Aitken Aitken Cohn Attorneys Named to the 2019 Best Lawyers® in America List!

Best Lawyers

Aitken Aitken Cohn is pleased to announce that all qualified lawyers, eight in total, have been included in the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America! This is the 31st consecutive year that founding partner Wylie Aitken has received the Best Lawyer distinction; the 6th consecutive year for partners Darren Aitken, Chris Aitken, and Richard Cohn; the 3rd consecutive year for Ashleigh Aitken, Michael Penn, and Casey Johnson; and the debut year for associate Atticus Wegman (now having been in practice for 8 years)!

Furthermore, Aitken Aitken Cohn is tied for the most listed lawyers in any practice area in Santa Ana. To compile the list of leading attorneys, Best Lawyers studies peer evaluations submitted by more than 5 million lawyers nationwide

Some more specifics on this year’s accomplishment:

Personal Injury Litigation

  • AAC is tied #1 for the greatest number of lawyers listed in Personal Injury in the entire Orange County metro.
  • Listed AAC attorneys include: Wylie Aitken, Darren Aitken, Chris Aitken, Ashleigh Aitken, Richard Cohn, Casey Johnson, Michael Penn and Atticus Wegman

Product Liability

  • AAC ranked #2 for the greatest number of lawyers listed in Product Liability in the entire Orange County metro.
  • AAC is #1 in Santa Ana for the number of lawyers listed in Plaintiffs’ Product Liability Litigation.
  • Listed AAC attorneys include: Darren Aitken, Chris Aitken, Richard Cohn, and Casey Johnson

Bet-the-Company Litigation

  • Only ONE lawyer in Santa Ana is named in bet-the-company litigation: Darren Aitken

Commercial Litigation

  • Darren Aitken is one of the 162 lawyers listed in all of California

Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions

  • Out of the 47 lawyers listed in all of California in this prestigious category, only TWO are listed from Santa Ana: Wylie Aitken and Casey Johnson

Best Lawyers® is one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession, widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor. With all our firm’s qualified attorneys making the prestigious list in 2019, Aitken Aitken Cohn is honored to be held in such high regard by our clients and colleagues.

The complete 2019 edition is available online at https://www.bestlawyers.com/united-states

Marquette University Honors Wylie Aitken with Professional Achievement Award

WAA Marquette Award

Wylie Aitken, founding partner of Aitken Aitken Cohn, was awarded this year’s “Professional Achievement Award” by his alma mater, Marquette University, at their annual Alumni National Awards Ceremony in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Saturday, April 28, 2018.

Chosen for his incredible achievements as a trial lawyer as well as his impact on creating a safer society, Wylie credited his education at Marquette University for laying the foundation of his successful career. He graduated from Marquette University School of Law in 1965 and returned to California where he passed the bar and founded the Law Offices of Wylie Aitken in 1970 and is now Aitken Aitken Cohn. He explained that helping people who suffer sudden and tragic reversals in their lives is his great privilege.

In addition to his work on high-profile cases and landmark decisions, Wylie was also chosen for he and his wife Bette’s generosity in supporting higher education which has included significant contributions and service to Chapman University, CSU Fullerton, Santa Ana Community College, and establishing the Wylie and Bette Aitken Law School Scholarship fund at Marquette University.

During his acceptance speech, Wylie thanked his law school professors and Marquette friends, and gave a special shout out to Law Professor Robert O’Connell and the late Dean Howard Eisenberg. He concluded his speech acknowledging “a hero in the room”, wife Bette Aitken, who has supported him through law school and all the years he’s lived out his dreams.

Wylie Aitken Marquette Award

Wylie Aitken joins previous Professional Achievement honorees Dr. Ricardo R. Fernández, past president for 26 years of CUNY Lehman College, and Dr. Richard J. Kitz, pioneer researcher in the medical field of anesthesiology.

Read more about Wylie and Marquette’s Professional Achievement Award here

Watch the acceptance video here

Megan Demshki Awarded with Leo A. Deegan Inn of Court’s Biddle Book Award for 2017-18

Megan Demshki

Aitken Aitken Cohn Associate Attorney, Megan Demshki, was recently awarded with the Leo A. Deegan Inn of Court’s Biddle Book Award for 2017-2018!

The award—named in memory of Louise Biddle, former executive director of the Inn and the Riverside County Bar Association award—is given “to an outstanding attorney who exemplifies the goals of the Inn and for his or her professionalism and dedication to the legal community.”

When asked how she felt about receiving the award, Megan replied, “I am surprised, and humbled, to be recognized by our Inn with the Biddle Book award. My first year with our Inn has been nurturing, informative and a whole lot of fun! I feel more connected to our legal community, especially with people who practice in other areas of the law. I look forward to the years ahead with the Deegan Inn of Court.“

In addition to her membership in the Leo A. Deegan Inn of Court, Megan is also an active member of the Riverside County Bar Association, the Western San Bernardino Bar Association, and recently graduated from the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce’s Leadership Riverside program. She also sits on the board of the Riverside County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division.

Aitken Aitken Cohn commends Megan for her efforts in Riverside and we are excited to continue to expand our presence and involvement in the Inland Empire!

Check out the blog written about Megan Demshki and her award below:

http://deeganinnofcourt.org/blog/2018/5/23/may-23-2018-meeting

Casey Johnson Named 2018 Top Ranked Lawyer and Legal Leader

Top Orange County Accident Attorney
Aitken Aitken Cohn partner, Casey R. Johnson, is a top AV® Preeminent™ attorney in Southern California and has been named to this year’s 2018 Legal Leaders List!

The award, created in partnership between American Lawyer Media (ALM) and Martindale-Hubbell, is reserved for only the top ranked lawyers in the nation. ALM is a leading provider of news and information for the legal industry. ALM’s brands include The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, Law.com, The National Law Journal, and more. Rankings are based on an extensive, confidential review conducted among the legal profession in the community. The AV rating signifies the attorney’s legal abilities and professional ethics are of the very highest standard.

This is the first year Casey Johnson has received the Leading Lawyers distinction, and the third year he has maintained his AV-preeminent rating. Aitken Aitken Cohn partners Wylie Aitken, Darren Aitken and Richard Cohn are also AV-preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

We congratulate Casey on being named a 2018 Top Ranked Lawyer and being published on the Legal Leaders list!

Click here for more awards our attorneys have won here

Michael Penn Awarded Attorney Coach of the Year by Constitutional Rights Foundation

The Constitutional Rights Foundation of Orange County (CRF-OC) honored Aitken Aitken Cohn Partner Michael Penn and Graves & King Partner Michael Sargent as Attorney Coaches of the Year at their Mock Trials Awards Dinner on February 8, 2018.

For Michael Penn, the honor comes after serving more than 10 years as an attorney coach on the CRF-OC Mock Trial team. As an attorney coach, Micheal has mentored over 100 high school students aspiring to become lawyers, teaching them the essential communication, negotiation, and critical thinking skills needed to become an effective attorney. He has also guided students on how to properly prepare for a trial and put forth the best arguments for their cases.

Aitken Aitken Cohn is proud to carry a team of attorneys that not only put their hard work into the clients they serve, but find the time to serve their communities and mentor a new generation of aspiring attorneys!

Check out more photos from the event below and see all the organizations we serve here.
Michael Penn Awarded Attorney Coach of the Year by Constitutional Rights Foundation

Aitken Aitken Cohn named Best Law Firm for 2018, Eighth Year in a Row

Best Law Firm 2018

For the eighth year in a row, Aitken Aitken Cohn has been named a Tier One Best Law Firm by U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers® in the areas of:

  • Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • Commercial Litigation

Compiled in partnership with Best Lawyers®, the U.S News & World Report rankingswere determined through a rigorous process including peer-review selections, client evaluations, and objective data. Clients and peers were asked to evaluate firms based on the following criteria: responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, cost effectiveness, integrity and civility, as well as whether they would refer a matter to the firm and/or consider the firm a worthy competitor. Aitken Aitken Cohn has been listed as a Best Law Firm every year since the Best Law Firms Rankings first debuted in 2010.

In addition to the firm being recognized as a Best Law Firm, last month, Aitken Aitken Cohn attorneys Wylie Aitken, Darren Aitken, Christopher Aitken, Richard Cohn, Casey Johnson, Michael Penn, and Ashleigh Aitken were selected to the Best Lawyers in America© list for 2017-18.

We thank our peers and clients for helping us gain recognition as a Best Law Firm once again in 2018! Aitken Aitken Cohn strives to ensure our clients’ best interests are always first and foremost, our attorneys work tirelessly to achieve the best results. We are proud that our efforts have been recognized and we will continue to provide superior legal representation!

For a list of more of our firm’s awards and achievements, click here.

Aitken Aitken Cohn Named Best Lawyers in America for 2017-18 Again!

Best Lawyers in America 2018

The 2017-2018 Best Lawyers® in America have been announced and Aitken Aitken Cohn attorneys have once again dominated the list!

This is the 30th consecutive year that founding partner Wylie Aitken has received the Best Lawyer distinction, the 5th consecutive year for partners Darren Aitken, Chris Aitken, and Richard Cohn, and the 2nd consecutive year for Ashleigh Aitken, Michael Penn, and Casey Johnson. The firm has the most listed lawyers in any practice area in Santa Ana, with more than double the number of attorneys recognized by Best Lawyers than any other firm in the city.

Some more specifics on this year’s accomplishment:

Personal Injury Litigation

  • AAC is tied #1 for the most number of lawyers listed in Personal Injury in the entire Orange County metro.

Product Liability

  • AAC ranked #2 for the most number of lawyers listed in Product Liability in the entire Orange County metro.
  • AAC is #1 in Santa Ana for the number of lawyers listed in Plaintiffs’ Product Liability Litigation.

Bet-the-Company Litigation

  • Only ONE lawyer in Santa Ana is named in bet-the-company litigation: Darren Aitken.
  • Darren is one of 13 total lawyers in Orange County to be listed and one of 59 in Southern California in this highly prestigious category.

Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions

  • Only ONE lawyer in Santa Ana is named in Mass Tort Litigations/Class Actions: Wylie Aitken
  • Wylie is one of 17 total lawyers in all of Orange County to be listed and one of 59 in Southern California in this highly prestigious category.

Best Lawyers® is one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession, widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor. With all of our firm’s qualified attorneys making the prestigious list once again, Aitken Aitken Cohn is honored to be held in such high regard by our clients and colleagues.4

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