Two Dinsmore San Diego Attorneys Earn 2020 Top Lawyer Honors

March 18, 2020News Releases

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP San Diego-based attorneys Mikel Bistrow and Christopher Celentino have been named two of The Top Lawyers of 2020. The list is based on peer reviews conducted by Martindale-Hubbell®.

More than 1,700 attorneys across hundreds of practice areas are featured on this year’s list. Both Bistrow and Celentino are the only attorneys named to the list in their specific practice areas.

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Bistrow is a partner in Dinsmore’s corporate and transactional department with a practice that includes commercial finance and lending. Her finance clients include lenders and borrowers in documenting, negotiating and restructuring real and personal property loans and secured transactions. Bistrow is a founding member of the San Diego Bankruptcy Forum and a former member of its board of directors. She also serves as a mediator for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of California.

San Diego Top Lawyer

Celentino is a partner in Dinsmore’s corporate department, and his practice focuses on creditors’ rights, fiduciary services litigation, business reorganization and workouts, and insolvency and bankruptcy law. His knowledge extends to mechanic’s lien law and related construction litigation matters, as well as family law and related dissolution matters. His creditors’ rights practice emphasizes representing lenders and borrowers in workout and restructuring of commercial loans, secured transactions, lease transactions and pursuit of creditors’ remedies in commercial litigation matters.

Both attorneys are well-regarded in their fields, having won a combined total 15 awards. They have both appeared on the Best Lawyers in San Diego list by San Diego Magazine and Best Lawyers. Bistrow was named to the Top 25 Women San Diego Super Lawyers, and Celentino’s most recent award was the Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

About Martindale-Hubbell

With more than 130 years of history and a database of over 1 million attorneys, Martindale-Hubbell sets the standard for peer review ratings. Every local lawyer identified in the 2020 list has reached the highest level of ethical standards and professional excellence. Using Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review ratings system, all attorneys named to the list have received the highest ratings by their colleagues. To learn more about the ratings and the complete methodology, visit Martindale-Hubbell.