Archer Norris has elevated six attorneys, four of whom are located in Walnut Creek:

Jonathan Bacon, 52, focuses on construction defect and toxic tort litigation. Bacon earned his J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law in 1981.

Thomas Clifton, 57, who specializes in public entity defense, professional liability and reinsurance, received his J.D. in 1982 from UC-Davis’ King Hall School of Law.

Andre Hill, 52, focuses on complex civil litigation, particularly in real estate, construction defect, personal injury and environmental litigation. He earned his J.D. in 1981 from UCLA School of Law.

Michael Peterson, 51, who counsels clients in real estate, solid waste, land development, health care and high-tech business, earned his J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law in 1989.

Todd Jones, 36, who focuses on civil litigation and manages the firm’s Sacramento office, received his J.D. in 1998 from the University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law.

Limor Lehavi, 36, who works in the firm’s Newport Beach office, focuses on insurance bad faith and coverage-related litigation. Lehavi earned her J.D. equivalent (L.L.B.) from the University of Haifa School of Law in Israel in 1995.

Archer Norris elevated one lawyer to partner last year.

Petra Pasternak


LOS ANGELES � Christensen, Glaser, Fink, Jacobs, Weil & Shapiro has promoted three attorneys to partner, two more than last year.

This year, the firm promoted Jay Handlin, 47, who graduated from Harvard Law School in 1985 and specializes in cases involving entertainment and intellectual property; Amman Khan, 38, a litigation attorney who graduated from UCLA School of Law in 1994; and Jacqui Sudeck, 32, who graduated from UCLA School of Law in 1999 and practices corporate, securities and entertainment law.

Kellie Schmitt