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Six Collier Walsh Nakazawa Attorneys Ranked Among the Best in America


Long Beach, CA – August 18, 2023 – Collier Walsh Nakazawa LLP announced today that six of their attorneys have been included in the 2024 edition of Best Lawyers in America®, four recognized on the ‘Best Lawyers’ list, and two receiving acknowledgement 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. 


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

The following lawyers have been named in the 2024 edition of Best Lawyers in America® as 'Best Lawyers':

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

Also named in the 2024 edition of Best Lawyers in America® as ‘Ones to Watch’:

  • Ellen E. McGlynn – Environmental Law (recognized since 2021)

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


"Once again, our Firm's dedicated professionals' outstanding work has been recognized by Best Lawyers," said Partner Joseph A. Walsh II. "We are proud of these lawyers and the entire team at Collier Walsh Nakazawa. Their cumulative efforts and results delivered for our clients have made this possible."

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

Tel: (617) 334-5527


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