Awards, Recognition and Rankings


Best Riverside, Inland Empire, Orange County Law Firm Attorneys with Top Lawyers in Real Estate, Bankruptcy & Business Litigation

Reid & Hellyer is the Inland Empire's home for top legal talent recognized by professionals throughout the legal industry. Having met the high standards set by the State Bar or by legal honors societies from across the country, our attorneys are noted for the success and diligence they provide for our clients.

Top Ranked Law Firm by U.S. News & World Report & Best Lawyers

Reid & Hellyer was ranked by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers as one of the top business litigation law firms in California. The "Best Law Firms" rankings placed Reid & Hellyer as one of only 18 law firm in California rated Tier 1 in business litigation. The firm was the only one in the Inland Empire to receive this designation, and was included in the company of substantially larger, national and international law firms  Additionally, Reid & Hellyer attorney David G. Moore received the "Best Lawyer" designation for commercial litigation.

The "Best Law Firms" publication is a ranking of the firms that make up the U.S. legal profession and is a special honor signifying a combination of excellence and expertise. The rankings were determined by quantitative and qualitative data collected from more than 100,000 lawyers, marketing officers, recruiting officers and clients, including every Fortune 100 and most Fortune 1,000 corporations. Firms were ranked by practice area and split into tiers both nationally and by metropolitan area or state.

Multiple Attorneys with Martindale-Hubbell® "AV" Rating

An AV rating means an attorney has reached the pinnacle of their professional excellence, and is a well-respected designation in the legal field. The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings system measures an attorney's professional ethics and legal ability and is based on input by professionals in the legal field.

A significant achievement, the AV ratings our attorneys hold is a reflection of not only the high standards our attorneys are held to, but our emphasis on obtaining results for our clients. 

Our attorneys holding AV ratings include:Top Attorneys in Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange County and Inland Empire

With noted respect and success in the legal field, clients of national, regional and local prominence come to Reid & Hellyer, known as one of the most respected full-service law firms in Southern California.

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Reid & Hellyer Attorney  David G. Moore was named a Super Lawyer by Southern California Super Lawyers in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, and Attorney Scott Talkov was named a Rising Star in 2013 and again in 2014. Being designated as a Super Lawyer is no small award - only five percent of lawyers in the Southern California region can earn this prestigious title, and the multiphase selection process is nothing less than rigorous.

Involving three basic steps (creation of a candidate pool, evaluation of candidates via research, and peer evaluation by other attorneys in the same practice area), the objective is to create an objective listing of top-notch attorneys to be used by the public as a resource when searching for legal representation. Measures are incorporated to prevent attorneys from gaming the system, making the selection process a unique and legitimate one.

A Home to Talent Recognized by Leaders in the Inland Empire

Inland Empire Business Press, Riverside and San Bernardino CountiesReid & Hellyer was ranked as third largest law firm in the Inland Empire by the Inland Empire's Business Press 2011 Book of Lists and fourth largest by the Daily Journal law firm rankings in 2011. Reid & Hellyer is home to multiple attorneys recognized by community leaders and organizations for the professionalism and ethics they use to represent their clients. This fits with our mission of maintaining our community-oriented nature as one of the most respected full-service law firms in Southern California.

Daily Journal.gifReid & Hellyer attorneys have already earned high marks from local legal professionals through their AV ratings, and we are also home to multiple attorneys earning the admiration and respect of our peers in the Inland Empire legal community.  Six of our attorneys have been designated as Best Lawyers as Chosen by Their Peers by Inland Empire Magazine. Their recognition in November 2009 by the region's premier monthly magazine is another way Reid & Hellyer is home to respected legal talent as your Inland Empire law firm. Our attorneys recognized by Inland Empire magazine include:


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As an Attorney with Reid & Hellyer, David G. Moore has made our firm the home of nationally recognized talent when it comes to litigation and trial advocacy. As a member of both the American College of Trial Lawyers and American Board of Trial Advocates, Moore has been recognized for his personal character, honorable reputation and professionalism.

Moore's membership in the American College of Trial Lawyers, a legal honors society comprised of experienced trial attorneys in the U.S. and Canada, is due to his mastery of the art of legal advocacy. With only 5,700 fellows, the ACTL selects members only after careful investigation and on an invitation-only basis.

As a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, an association dedicated to improvingABOTA.jpg the ethical and professional standards of legal advocacy, Moore has participated in 20 jury trials as lead counsel, giving him the sought-after experience that makes Reid & Hellyer the home to the Inland Empire's top legal talent.