VENTURA, Calif.–Ferguson Case Orr Paterson LLP (FCOP) attorney Wendy Lascher has been named to the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for her expertise in appellate law. Based entirely on peer review, The Best Lawyers in America© recognizes the top ﬁve percent of practicing attorneys in the country.
In addition, FCOP is honored in the 2020 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms“ for its appellate practice. The “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their ﬁeld and review of additional information provided by law ﬁrms as part of the formal submission process.
With 46 years as an attorney, Lascher, a State Bar of California-certified specialist in appellate law, has represented clients before the United States Supreme Court, the California Supreme Court, various U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals and in every California Court of Appeal district. Lascher has served as president of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers and of the California Academy of Appellate Lawyers, chair of the State Bar’s Committee on Appellate Courts and president of the Ventura County Bar Association.
For more than 35 years, FCOP, Ventura County’s largest law firm, has been providing experienced, committed legal counsel across 15 practice areas. FCOP’s appeals, writs and motions practice group is widely recognized for its demonstrated appellate expertise. In addition to Lascher, FCOP’s appellate group includes State Bar of California-certified appellate law specialist and partner John Hribar, partner Joshua Hopstone, who has successfully prosecuted and argued appeals before the California Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and associate Jessica Wan, who recently helped achieve a jury verdict in the sum of $23.3 million for the firm’s client Underwood Ranches in its case against Irwindale-based Sriracha hot sauce maker, Huy Fong Foods.
“We proudly congratulate Wendy on being nationally recognized again for her excellence in appellate law and her high standards of professional integrity,” said Michael Velthoen, FCOP managing partner. “We appreciate Wendy’s many valuable contributions to our firm, especially her outstanding leadership as chair of our appellate practice group. We are very honored to have FCOP named to the U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.”
For over 35 years, FCOP has been providing quality solutions and personal attention to clients throughout California. Conveniently located in Westlake Village and Ventura, our two full-service offices offer expert counsel across 15 specialized practice groups. With commitment and pride, we also serve the community through pro bono services and by volunteering and sponsoring a variety of civic, professional and charitable organizations. For more information, visit www.fcoplaw.com.