Award Winning

Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP has achieved unparalleled success over the past decade, securing extraordinary systemic changes in corporate America, and over a billion dollars for the Firm’s clients and the U.S. government. Below, is a list of our Firm’s awards:

AV-Rated Law Firm

AV Rated

AV Preeminent Rating Martindale-Hubbell

NLJ Trailblazer

National Law Journal Trailblazers

David Sanford was named a 2018 National Law Journal Plaintiffs’ Lawyer Trailblazer

Ed Chapin was named a 2019 National Law Journal Employment Trailblazer

NLJ Elite 2019

2019 National Law Journal Elite Lawyers

Sanford Heisler Sharp named 2019 Elite Lawyers in the categories of Employment Law and Discrimination.

Benchmark Litigation

Benchmark Litigation

Ranked in six locations for Labor and Employment by Benchmark Litigation in 2019

David Sanford – Labor & Employment Star – Northeast

Jeremy Heisler – Labor & Employment Star – Northeast

Kevin Sharp – Labor & Employment Star – South

H. Vincent McKnight – Labor & Employment Star – Northeast

Ed Chapin – Labor & Employment Star – West

Russell Kornblith – Labor & Employment Star – Northeast

Deborah K. Marcuse – Labor & Employment Star – Northeast

Andrew Melzer – Labor & Employment Star – Northeast

Michael Palmer – Labor & Employment Star – Northeast

Kate Mueting – Labor & Employment Star – Northeast

Alexandra Harwin – Labor & Employment Star – Northeast

Benchmark Litigation

Benchmark Litigation

Ranked in four locations for Labor and Employment by Benchmark Litigation in 2018

David Sanford – Labor & Employment Attorney of the Year

Jeremy Heisler – Labor & Employment Star – Northeast

Kevin Sharp – Labor & Employment Star – South

H. Vincent McKnight – Labor & Employment Star – Northeast

Ed Chapin – Labor & Employment Star – West

Russell Kornblith – Labor & Employment Star – Northeast

Deborah K. Marcuse – Labor & Employment Star – Northeast

Andrew Melzer – Labor & Employment Star – Northeast

Kate Mueting – Labor & Employment Star – Northeast

Alexandra Harwin – Labor & Employment Star – Northeast

American Bar Foundation

American Bar Foundation

David Sanford is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation

Attorney for Justice

2019 Attorney for Justice

Kevin Sharp was named the 2019 Attorney for Justice by the Tennessee Supreme Court

Legal Leaders

Legal Leaders 2019

David Sanford, Vince McKnight Jr., Altomease Kennedy, and Thomas J. Henderson named 2019 Martindale-Hubbell Top Rated Lawyers

Chambers & Partners Ranked 2019

Chambers & Partners 2019

Ranked in USA by Chambers and Partners in 2019

David Sanford ranked as a Chambers USA 2019 Leader in the Field in New York for Labor & Employment: Mainly Plaintiffs Representation

Chambers & Partners Ranked 2018

Chambers & Partners 2018

Ranked in USA by Chambers and Partners in 2018

David Sanford ranked as a Chambers USA 2018 Leader in the Field in New York for Labor & Employment: Mainly Plaintiffs Representation

Legal Leaders

Legal Leaders 2018

David Sanford, Vince McKnight Jr., Altomease Kennedy, and Thomas J. Henderson named 2018 Martindale-Hubbell Top Rated Lawyers

Lawdragon 500

Lawdragon

David Sanford, Jeremy Heisler, H. Vincent McKnight, and Deborah K. Marcuse were selected for the 2019 Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers list

Lawdragon 500

Lawdragon

David Sanford was named as one of the 2018 Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers

Lawyers of Distinction

Lawyers of Distinction

David Sanford was named a 2018-19 Lawyer of Distinction

H. Vincent McKnight was named a 2019 Lawyer of Distinction

VA Elite 2019

Virginia Business Legal Elite 2019

Of Counsel Johan Conrod named a 2019 Legal Elite in the category of appelate law by the Virigina Business magazine.

Top Rated Lawyers

Top Rated Lawyers

American Lawyer- Top Rated Employment Lawyers

Corporate Counsel- Top Rated Employment Lawyers

National Law Journal- Top Rated Employment Lawyers

Chambers & Partners Ranked 2017

Chambers & Partners 2017

Ranked in USA by Chambers and Partners in 2017

David Sanford ranked as a Chambers USA 2017 Leader in the Field in New York for Labor & Employment: Mainly Plaintiffs Representation

Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers

David Sanford – DC Super Lawyer

David Sanford – New York Super Lawyer

Judge Kevin Sharp – Mid-South Super Lawyer

H. Vincent McKnight Jr. – DC Super Lawyer

Ed Chapin – San Diego Super Lawyer; One of the Top 50 San Diego Super Lawyers for 2008, 2009, 2015, 2017, 2018

Deborah K. Marcuse – Maryland Rising Star Super Lawyer

Andrew Melzer – New York Metro Super Lawyer

Altomease Kennedy – DC Super Lawyer

Michael Palmer – New York Metro Super Lawyer

Kate Mueting – DC Rising Star Super Lawyer

Steven J. Kelly – Maryland Super Lawyer

Jill Sullivan Sanford – San Diego Super Lawyer

Qiaojing Ella Zheng – Northern California Rising Star Super Lawyer

Danielle Fuschetti – Northern California Rising Star Super Lawyer

Leigh Anne St. Charles – Mid-South Rising Star Super Lawyer

Best Law Firm 202

Best Law Firm 2020

Ranked for its Employment Law practice in San Francisco; for its Commercial Litigation practice in San Diego; and for its Commercial Litigation practice in Washington, DC.

US Law Firms Ranked 2019

Best Law Firm 2019

Ranked for its Employment Law practice in San Francisco; for its Commercial Litigation practice in San Diego; and for its Commercial Litigation practice in Washington, DC.

US Law Firms Ranked 2018

Best Law Firm 2018

Ranked for its Employment Law practice in San Francisco; for its Commercial Litigation practice in San Diego; and for its Commercial Litigation practice in Washington, DC.

US Law Firms Ranked 2017

Best Law Firm 2017

Ranked for its Employment Law practice in San Francisco; for its Commercial Litigation practice in San Diego; and for its Commercial Litigation practice in Washington, DC.

Best Law Firm 2016

Best Law Firm 2016

Ranked for its Employment Law practice in San Francisco; for its Commercial Litigation practice in San Diego; and for its Commercial Litigation practice in Washington, DC.

TopVerdict.com 2017

TopVerdict.com

Named the 8th top class action settlement in California in 2017 by TopVerdict.com for the Google wage and hour class action settlement

TopVerdict.com 2016

TopVerdict.com

Named the 12th top settlement in California in 2016 by TopVerdict.com for the Qualcomm gender discrimination class action

Chambers & Partners Ranked 2016

Chambers & Partners 2016

Ranked in USA by Chambers and Partners in 2016

Law Firm of the Month 2016

Law Firm of the Month

San Diego Attorney Journal, February 2016

Best Lawyers Award Badge

Best Lawyers of America

David Sanford – Best Lawyers of America

Judge Kevin Sharp – Best Lawyers of America

H. Vincent McKnight Jr. – Best Lawyers of America

Ed Chapin – Best Lawyers of America

Paul Blankenstein – Best Lawyers of America

Jill Sullivan Sanford – Best Lawyers of America

Legal Leaders

Legal Leaders 2015

New York Area’s Top Rated Lawyers of 2015 by New York Magazine

National Law Journal DC Rising Star

National Law Journal

Saba Bireda – 2019 DC Rising Star
Kate Mueting – 2017 DC Rising Star

Best Law Firm 2015

Best Law Firm 2015

US News Best Lawyers National Tier 1 Employment Firm, San Francisco

2015 Elite Trial Lawyers

2015 Elite Trial Lawyers

National Law Journal – Elite Trial Lawyers 2015

National Law Journal – Elite Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame Class 2015, David Sanford

2015 Litigation Boutique Hot List

2015 Litigation Boutique Hot List

National Law Journal – 2015 Litigation Boutique Hot List

2014 Elite Trial Lawyers

2014 Elite Trial Lawyers

National Law Journal – Elite Trial Lawyers 2014

2013 Litigation Boutique Hot List

2013 Litigation Boutique Hot List

National Law Journal – 2013 Litigation Boutique Hot List

Employment Litigation Department of the Year

Employment Litigation Department of the Year

National Law Journal/Legal Times – Washington, DC Employment Litigation Department of the Year

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