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Six Collier Walsh Nakazawa Attorneys Ranked Among the Best in America


Long Beach, CA – August 18, 2022 – Collier Walsh Nakazawa LLP announced today that six of their attorneys have been included in the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers in America®, four recognized on the ‘Best Lawyers’ list, and two receiving acknowledgements on the ‘Ones to Watch list’. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. For the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, more than 12.2 million votes were analyzed to identify the top legal talent, as identified by their peers.


Individual lawyers are ranked in their practice area based on their legal knowledge and experience, their ability, their effectiveness, and their client service.

The following lawyers have been named in the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers in America®:

  • William H. Collier, Jr. – Admiralty and Maritime Law (recognized since 2001)

  • Joseph A. Walsh II – Admiralty and Maritime Law (recognized since 2007)

  • Alan Nakazawa – Admiralty and Maritime Law (recognized since 2021)

  • Barbara Holland – Admiralty and Maritime Law (recognized since 2005)

Also named as ‘Ones to Watch’:

  • Ellen McGlynn – Environmental Law (recognized since 2021)

  • Anusha Pillay – Mass Torts Litigation – Defendants and Plaintiffs (recognized since 2023)


“We are proud to have so many of our dedicated professionals recognized by Best Lawyers®,” said Partner Joseph A. Walsh II, “It is a testament to their hard work and a tribute to the entire team at Collier Walsh Nakazawa.”


About Collier Walsh Nakazawa

Collier Walsh Nakazawa LLP is a Maritime Law Firm located on the west coast of the United States with offices in Long Beach, CA and Seattle, WA. The Firm provides high quality legal services to businesses in the Marine, International Trade, and Energy Industries. The Firm is committed to doing what is best for clients, focusing on transparency and candor in reaching practical, cost effective outcomes. The Firm’s five partners bring over 150 years of Marine Law and Maritime Industry experience to the table. 

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Contact: Robert J. Simpson

Waverider Communications

(617) 334-5527

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