In the News: Honors and Awards

Top-Ranked for Litigation: Trial Lawyers
Chambers Global, 2014
Chambers Global lists Cris Arguedas in their Top-Ranked Attorneys for 2014.

The Super Lawyers of 50 Years Ago
California Litigation, v26 n2 2013
James Brosnahan compares Cris Arguedas to the great trial lawyers, noting her “challenge of authority is coupled with a disarming quiet tone.”

Top Women Lawyers
The Daily Journal, May 2013
Cris Arguedas named to the Daily Journal's annual list of 100 Leading Women Lawyers in California.

Top Lawyers in Northern California 2013
Northern California Super Lawyers, 2013
Cris Arguedas, Ted Cassman and Laurel Headley were all included in the Northern California Super Lawyers.

Leading Lawyers: White Collar Crime and Government Investigations
America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2012
Arguedas, Cassman & Headley and Cris Arguedas listed in Chambers USA’s Client Guide to leading lawyers.

Top Women Attorneys in Northern California
San Francisco magazine, December 2012
Cris Arguedas and Laurel Headley named in the 2012 Power issue.

Top-Ranked for White Collar Crime and Government Investigations
Chambers USA Guide, 2012
Chambers USA says Arguedas, Cassman & Headley “is synonymous with excellence in white-collar defense, known throughout California as a go-to boutique when the government comes knocking with allegations of a serious nature.”

Top Women Lawyers
San Francisco Daily Journal, May 2012
Cris Arguedas was voted one of the top women lawyers in 2012 by the Daily Journal.

Who's Who of Business Crime Defense Lawyers
2012 Edition
Arguedas, Cassman & Headley was nominated by peers and named to the Who's Who Legal list as one of the world's leading practitioners of Criminal Defense.

Best Lawyers in America
2012 Edition
Cris Arguedas was named to the Best Lawyers in America for 2012, her twenty-fifth time in this distinguished group.

Top 100 Lawyers of 2011
San Francisco Daily Journal, September 2011
Cris Arguedas has been named one of the Daily Journal's Top 100 Lawyers of 2011.

Leading Lawyers: White Collar Crime and Government Investigations
America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2011
Arguedas, Cassman & Headley listed in Chambers USA’s Client Guide to leading lawyers.

Top Women Lawyers 2011
San Francisco Daily Journal, May 11, 2011
Cris Arguedas is “especially lauded for her skills in cross examinations,” says the Journal, naming her to their Top Women Lawyers.

Where Have You Gone, Atticus Finch?
Wall Street Journal Law Blog, February 11, 2011
Ashby Jones compares Cris Arguedas and others to Atticus Finch as she wonders about the diminishing number of cases that make it to trial.

San Francisco’s Best Lawyers 2011
Arguedas, Cassman & Headley recognized as top firm for both white collar criminal defense and non-white collar criminal defense in the 2011 Edition of Best Laywers. Cris Arguedas named San Francisco Area Lawyer of the Year.

Top 100: California's Leading Attorneys of 2010
San Francisco Daily Journal, September 22, 2010
Cris Arguedas makes The Journal's Top 100 for 2010.

Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame Inducts Cris Arguedas
BerkeleyLaw News, June 28, 2010
Cris Arguedas and Penny Cooper, who teamed up to form one of the nation’s top criminal defense firms, were recently inducted into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame by the California State Bar’s Litigation Section.

Best Lawyers in America
2010 Edition
Cris Arguedas and Ted Cassman were named to the Best Lawyers in America.

Top Lawyers in Northern California 2009
Northern California Super Lawyers, 2009
Cris Arguedas, Ted Cassman and Laurel Headley were all included in the Northern California Super Lawyers. Only five percent of the attorneys in Northern California are chosen each year.

The Top 10 Attorneys in Northern California
San Francisco Magazine’s Super Lawyers, 2009
Cris Arguedas makes the top 10 list for Northern California again.

California 2009 Who’s Who Legal
Who’s Who Legal, 2009
The Official Research Partner of the International Bar Association describes Cristina Arguedas as “highly efficient and extremely effective”.

Top 100: Shaping the Future
San Francisco Daily Journal, September 17, 2008
Cris Arguedas is noted for her work defending Barry Bonds and other high-profile cases, including one “the federal government once billed as the biggest tax fraud case ever”.

Top 75 Women Litigators
San Francisco Daily Journal, May 14, 2008
Cris Arguedas is named a top litigator again in the Daily Journal’s roundup.

Top 100: California’s Leading Lawyers
The Daily Journal, September 20, 2007
“In a bar dominated by men, Arguedas stands out. Successes in the courtroom have cemented her reputation as a go-to white-collar criminal-defense lawyer.”

The 50 Most Influential Women Lawyers
The National Law Journal, September 10, 2007.
“Known for killer cross-examinations, Arguedas' influence is often felt behind the scenes, where she is known for hear early, aggressive investigations on behalf of clients and her ability to talk prosecutors out of filing charges.”

Top 100: California's Leading Lawyers
San Francisco Daily Journal, September 21, 2006
Once again making the Top 100 Lawyers in California, the Daily Journal points to a high-profile Los Angeles firm that called in Cris Arguedas when a partner was indicted by federal prosecutors on fraud charges.

Profiles in Power: the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America
National Law Journal, June 19, 2006
Cris Arguedas is named to the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America. The National Law Journal says her “strategy is to prepare aggressively, be direct, get to know the client, work with prosecutors, and be discreet.”

The Top 75 Women Litigators
San Francisco Daily Journal, June 1, 2006
The Daily Journal calls Cris Arguedas “one of the Bay Area’s most sought after criminal defense lawyers.”

The Leading Litigators in America
Lawdragon, 2006
Cris Arguedas is named one of the Leading Litigators in America. Lawdragon scoured “25 practice specialties for the trial lawyers who are the best in their field, the ones you’d be proud to have as your lawyer.”

The Top 10 Northern California Super Lawyers
Northern California Super Lawyers, 2006
Cris Arguedas is again named to the top 10 list for Northern California, the 3rd Top Point Getter.

Cristina C. Arguedas Selected as one of Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Lawyers in America
Lawdragon, 2005
This prestigious list is the result of more than 10,000 votes collected in journalistic interviews with clients and peers.

Top 100: Spheres of Influence
San Francisco Daily Journal, September 29, 2005
Cris Arguedas listed in Top 100 Lawyers in California. The Journal cites a recent case where Arguedas convinced the IRS that a client had not intended to violate tax laws. The case against her client was dropped.

Top 10 Northern California Lawyers
Northern California Super Lawyers, August 2005
A survey of 50,000 California Lawyers names Cris Arguedas one of the Top 10 Northern California Super Lawyers.

Top 75 Women Litigators
San Francisco Daily Journal, September 13, 2005
Cris Arguedas on list “honoring 75 lawyers whose courtroom prowess would distinguish them in any crowd.”

Top 100: Taking the Moment and Making it Matter
San Francisco Daily Journal, September 27, 2004
Cris Arguedas, a “periennial white-collar defense pick” for the Top 100 lawyers in California, makes the list again.

Top 10 Northern California Lawyers
Northern California Super Lawyers, September 2004
A survey of 50,000 California Lawyers names Cris Arguedas one of the Top 10 Northern California Super Lawyers.

Top 50 Women Litigators
San Francisco Daily Journal, July 6, 2004
In “The X Factor,” the Daily Journal names Cris Arguedas among the top "women warriors" in law.

The State’s Top Attorneys
The Recorder, November 2003
Cris Arguedas is named one of California’s two top white-collar defense attorneys.

The Top 100: The Most Influential Attorneys in California
San Francisco Daily Journal, October 27, 2003
With clients from Enron, McKesson, Critical Path and Guidant, Cris Arguedas has become one of the country’s go-to lawyers for white-collar types in trouble with the law.

Meet the Top Ten Lawyers
San Francisco Chronicle Magazine, May 4, 2003
Cris Arguedas is one of the best lawyers in the Bay Area. Just ask prosecutors in two recent cases who dismissed charges against her clients after she tore apart their chief witnesses under cross-examination.

The Lawyers Lawyers Would Hire If They Got Busted
California Lawyer, February 2001
Talk about respect: Cris Arguedas’s colleagues say that if they ever had to face a jury, they’d want her at their side.

The 50 Most Influential Women Lawyers in America
National Law Journal, March 30, 1998
Her successes in the courtroom and as a behind-the-scenes adviser to public officials make Cris Arguedas one of the most powerful people in her profession.

Tough Enough
San Francisco magazine, “Best of the Bay Area” issue, January 1998
Ask their clients and their peers: Criminal defense lawyers Penny Cooper and Cris Arguedas are the best in the business.

Bay Area Brain Trust
San Francisco Focus, July 1995
Cris Arguedas and Penny Cooper are two of the achievers who make the Bay Area the smartest place on earth.

The New Women in Court
Time, May 30, 1983
In a changing profession, Cris Arguedas is among the best and the brightest: one of the five most promising women lawyers in the United States under age 35.