Five Viola Law Firm Attorneys Selected to 2023 Northern California Super Lawyer and Rising Star Lists

Viola Law Firm P.C. is proud to announce that attorneys Lawrence S. Viola, Robert J. Bruening, and Lauren D. Cirlin have been nominated for the 2023 Northern California Super Lawyers list. Kayleigh R. Walsh and  Joanna M. Wald have also been nominated to the 2023 Northern California Rising Stars list. 

Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are to be named Super Lawyers, and no more than 2.5 percent are selected as Rising Stars. This makes these attorneys’ history on the list particularly impactful. Each of the nominated attorneys has been named a Super Lawyer or Rising Star in years previous. 

  • Lawrence S. Viola has been nominated as a Super Lawyer every year since 2009 for a total of 15 years. 
  • Robert J. Bruening has been a Super Lawyer since 2015, for nine years total. 
  • Lauren D. Cirlin was named a Rising Star from 2013 to 2017 and has been named a Super Lawyer every year since 2019, for ten years total.
  • Kayleigh R. Walsh has been on the Rising Stars list annually since 2018, for six years total.
  • Joanna M. Wald has been named a Rising Star every year since 2019, for five years total.

These honors demonstrate our attorneys’ dedication to providing top-quality representation to clients in California. Being named a Super Lawyer recognizes an attorney’s ongoing track record of success and commitment to the field. Meanwhile, being named a Rising Star acknowledges the skills and abilities of successful attorneys who have been in practice ten years or fewer or are 40 years old or younger. 

Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. 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. For more information about Super Lawyers, visit

Having five attorneys nominated to these lists highlights the dedication and attention to detail demonstrated by everyone at the Viola Law Firm P.C. We are deeply proud of Lawrence, Robert, Lauren, Kayleigh, and Joanna and congratulate them on their continued success within the Family Law field. We look forward to the many years of success yet to come.

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