Seven CDF Attorneys Recognized as 2019 Southern California Super Lawyers Honorees
Mar 7, 2019

In addition, Firm Managing Partner, Marie DiSante was listed in the Top 50 Attorneys in Orange County by Super Lawyers®

IRVINE, Calif. – March 7, 2019 – Award-winning California labor, employment and business immigration law firm, Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP (CDF), proudly announces seven attorneys have received the 2019 Southern California Super Lawyers® honorees designation, of which, only five percent of California attorneys are included annually.  Honorees include Dave Carothers, Tim Freudenberger, Brent Giddens, Todd WulffsonJohn Giovannone and Steven Micheli and Firm Managing Partner Marie DiSante, who was also listed among Super Lawyers® Top 50 Attorneys in Orange County.    

“It’s always an honor to be recognized for hard work and dedication, especially when the recognition comes from industry colleagues,” said DiSante.  “As the firm celebrates its 25th anniversary, we will continue to deliver the same high-caliber service our clients have come to expect from us for another quarter-century – and beyond.”

A seasoned employment law attorney, highly respected class action litigator and longstanding champion of diversity and inclusion, DiSante founded the firm with her partners in 1994.  Today, she oversees CDF’s well-regarded operation, which has grown to five offices throughout California (Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego), with 45 attorneys practicing labor, employment and immigration law collaboratively.  Under DiSante’s stewardship, CDF has built a reputation for excellence and maintained an unparalleled commitment to client success and satisfaction.

Further illustrating the firm’s status at the forefront of employment law, Super Lawyers also recognized CDF attorneys Nancy Lubrano, Ashley Halberda, Denisha McKenzie and Carolina Schwalbach on this year’s Rising Stars list for their commendable performance and peer recognition.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, 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. Attorneys selected for inclusion are chosen using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area.

About Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP

For 25 years, Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP (CDF) has distinguished itself as a top employment, labor and immigration law firm in California, representing businesses in single-plaintiff and class action lawsuits and advising employers on related legal compliance and risk avoidance.  The firm employs over 45 attorneys in five California offices (San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Sacramento), who exclusively focus on labor and employment issues affecting California businesses, and provide timely, cost-effective and knowledgeable solutions to protect employers’ time, dime and peace of mind. For more information, visit: and find CDF on LinkedIn or Twitter. To subscribe to the firm’s California Labor and Employment Law Blog, visit

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