Firm Lands 10 Attorneys in 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 15, 2017 – Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP Partners Michael D. Cooper, Patricia E. Curtin, Michael A. Dean, Monica Dell’Osso, Matthew Graham, Charles A. Hansen, Les A. Hausrath, Howard W. Lind,  Richard Waxman and Todd A. Williams have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018.

A total of 10 attorneys are honored on the list, representing various practice areas including real estate law, construction law, trusts and estates litigation, and land use and zoning law. Wendel Rosen Partners Les Hausrath and Todd Williams make their inaugural appearance on this year’s list, and Name Partner Michael Dean lands his 35th consecutive listing, appearing annually since the Best Lawyers first edition in 1983.

Wendel Rosen’s honorees include:

  • Michael D. Cooper (2008) – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Patricia E. Curtin (2001) – Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Michael A. Dean (1983) – Real Estate Law
  • Monica Dell’Osso (2006) – Litigation – Trusts and Estates / Trusts and Estates
  • Matthew Graham (2016) – Construction Law
  • Charles A. Hansen (2007) – Litigation – Real Estate
  • Les A. Hausrath* – Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
  • Howard W. Lind (2016) – Real Estate Law
  • Richard Waxman (2016) – Corporate Law
  • Todd A. Williams* – Land Use and Zoning Law

(Year) indicates the first year the attorney was listed.

*Indicates an attorney who is individually listed for the first time in Best Lawyers.

About The Best Lawyers in America©

First published in 1983, Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 50,000 leading attorneys cast more than 5.5 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed. More information can be found at

About Wendel Rosen

Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP serves a diverse clientele of business, public and individual clients located throughout California and the United States. With offices in Oakland and Modesto, California, the 108-year-old firm advises clients on transactional and civil litigation matters in several related fields of law, including business/corporate; construction; eminent domain; employment; environmental; estate planning, trusts and probate; green business; insolvency, restructuring and creditor rights; insurance; intellectual property; land use; real estate; taxation; and technology. In 2003, the firm became the first law firm in the country to gain third-party certification as a green business and has won numerous recognitions for its leadership in the green economy. The firm was recognized by The National Law Journal on its “Midsize Hot List” in 2009 and 2014. Additional information about the firm and its attorneys may be found at