2016 Southern California Super Lawyers®


Three Waters Kraus & Paul Partners Recognized Among State’s Top 5% of Lawyers by Peers

Waters Kraus & Paul partners Gary Paul, Michael Armitage, and Scott Frost have been selected for inclusion on the Southern California Super Lawyers list published in the February 2016 issues of Southern California Super Lawyers magazine by Thomson Reuters, Los Angeles magazine, and Orange Coast magazine. According to the publication, Mr. Paul, Mr. Armitage, and Mr. Frost have each demonstrated excellence in the practice of law. They continue to distinguish themselves in the legal community year after year.

Selections are made annually on a state-by-state basis. Honorees are identified through a rigorous multiphase selection process and evaluated on twelve indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. The final list is grouped by practice area. Mr. Paul, Mr. Armitage, and Mr. Frost have each been recognized on the Southern California Super Lawyers list for their practice representing plaintiffs in personal injury cases. The honor is limited to no more than five percent of attorneys within the state.

“I am very pleased for my colleagues,” said Peter Kraus, who is one of the firm’s founding partners. “Earning this recognition from peers — on both sides — is particularly rewarding. It validates how we choose to practice law, and underscores the importance of the work on behalf of our clients.”

Gary Paul, a native of Ohio and former rocket scientist, has more than three decades as a trial lawyer in complex civil matters. While he focuses on personal injury, defective products, and toxic tort cases, he has a special interest in helping victims of asbestos exposure. Mr. Paul has been included on the Southern California Super Lawyers list annually since 2005 and is a two-time Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles Trial Lawyer of the Year recipient.

Michael Armitage is the managing attorney for the firm’s Los Angeles office. He also serves as a liaison counsel on Bench-Bar Committees for both asbestos and complex litigation issues before the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Mr. Armitage has been included on the Southern California Super Lawyers list annually since 2006.

Scott Frost is an experienced litigator who focuses his practice on trying benzene exposure, medical device injury, and asbestos exposure cases. He formerly served with the Judge Advocate General’s Corps of the U.S. Army. Mr. Frost was first recognized on the Texas Super Lawyers, Rising Stars list in 2005 and has been included on the Southern California Super Lawyers list for the past three years.

All three of the recognized Waters Kraus & Paul partners practice in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Learn more about our award winning attorneys and our law practice.

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