Katherine Bowles, Kathryn Edgerton, Aaron Lachant, Aviva Morady, and Christine Parkins Johnson were named to Super Lawyers 2019 Southern California Rising Stars.

Each year, Super Lawyers conducts evaluations of lawyers across the country for its annual list of top attorneys. Each candidate is measured against 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. The Rising Stars list recognizes no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in each state. 

The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys. 

Katherine Bowles

Kate’s experience as a Registered Nurse brings an in-depth knowledge of the medical industry to her litigation practice. Her expertise includes a first-hand understanding of the challenges faced by medical practitioners. This is the second consecutive year that Kate has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star. 

Kathryn F. Edgerton

Kathryn is a Partner and key member of Nelson Hardiman’s Regulatory Compliance and Transactional practice groups. She has built a significant practice advising hospitals, addiction treatment centers, behavioral health providers, and health-related organizations drawing from her vast knowledge of complex transactional and regulatory issues. 2019 is the 5th consecutive year Kathryn has been recognized as one of Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars.

Aaron Lachant

Since 2009, Aaron has been at the forefront of the ever-changing cannabis industry. Aaron co-authored California’s Proposition D and has a comprehensive understanding of the complex regulatory compliance and licensing issues of dispensaries and related “cannabusinesses”. Aaron was listed as the Daily Journal’s Top 40 under 40 in 2018, citing his contributions to the medical marijuana industry.

Aviva Morady

Aviva is a valued member of the firm’s Regulatory Compliance practice group. Having built years of experience as a healthcare litigator she utilizes this experience to bring a well-round perspective to her work advising on regulatory compliance and strategy. The is the second consecutive year Aviva has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a Southern California Rising Star. 

Christine Parkins Johnson

Christine is a vital member of Nelson Hardiman’s Regulatory Compliance and Transactional practices. Christine combines her comprehensive understanding of healthcare regulations and regulatory agencies with an excellent transactional background. This is also Christine’s second consecutive year being recognized by Super Lawyers’ as a Southern California Rising Star.