Lambda Legal's Tara Borelli Is Named One of California's Top 100 Lawyers

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September 12, 2012
Lambda Legal Staff Attorney Tara Borelli

The California legal publication The Daily Journal has named Lambda Legal Staff Attorney Tara Borelli in its annual list of the state's 100 most influential lawyers.

The Journal recognized Borelli for her work in four of the cases in which she is leading litigation:

  • Golinski v. U.S. Office of Personnel Management, in which Lambda Legal won a district court ruling that a key portion of the federal so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional.
  • Diaz v. Brewer, in which Lambda Legal represents seven lesbian and gay Arizona state employees in federal court and has blocked the state's discriminatory attempt to eliminate the health care benefits that they rely on to safeguard their families' health.
  • Sevcik v. Sandoval, Lambda Legal's federal case challenging Nevada's law prohibiting same-sex couples from marrying.
  • Esquivel v. Oregon, in which Lambda Legal represents a state employee denied medically necessary surgery because he is transgender.

"This is well-deserved recognition for Tara and her exceptional work protecting the rights of LGBT individuals and advocating for family protections for same-sex couples and their children," said Jon Davidson, Legal Director for Lambda Legal. "Tara has been a determined and tireless advocate. She is a star, and we are delighted by this acknowledgement of her achievements."