Four Partners Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 20, 2015 – Barg Coffin Lewis & Trapp, LLP partners John F. Barg and Richard C. Coffin of have been named 2016 “San Francisco Environmental Lawyers of the Year” by Best Lawyers, a peer-review driven legal directory.
Since 2010, firm principals have been selected for this honor six times (Rick Coffin in 2016, 2014, and 2010; John Barg in 2016 and 2012; Morgan Gilhuly in 2013).
In addition, four partners have been selected for inclusion in the legal directory The Best Lawyers in America© 2016.
“We are honored by these peer-based distinctions. To be selected six times as ‘San Francisco Environmental Lawyers of the Year’ in five years is an honor,” said Morgan Gilhuly, managing partner of Barg Coffin and the 2013 ‘San Francisco Environmental Lawyer of the Year.’ “Every day we work to earn and maintain the trust of our peers and our clients, aiming to align the resources and thought leadership needed to navigate today’s complex environmental landscape.”
The Best Lawyers in America® 2016 includes the following Barg Coffin attorneys. The practice areas for which they have been chosen are indicated.
• John F. Barg (Environmental Law; Litigation-Environmental) 
• Richard C. Coffin (Environmental Law; Litigation-Environmental) 
• R. Morgan Gilhuly (Environmental Law; Litigation-Environmental)
• Stephen C. Lewis (Litigation-Environmental) 
Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016 is based entirely on peer review. The publication’s stated methodology is designed to produce a list based on the “consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area.”
About Best Lawyers
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About Barg Coffin Lewis & Trapp, LLP
Barg Coffin Lewis & Trapp, LLP is a San Francisco-based law firm providing nationally recognized expertise in environmental law and litigation.  The firm is based on a simple but sound concept: a small and efficient law firm can provide the environmental law and litigation services that clients need at a lower cost than a large, multi-disciplinary law firm.