In recognition of his successful and aggressive defense of a wide range of high-profile criminal cases, the American Institute of Trial Lawyers has named California criminal defense attorney Ken Rosenfeld Litigator of the Year for 2020. This award, presented on an annual basis to a small percentage of America’s top attorneys, acknowledges those of the nation’s lawyers who demonstrate excellence across a range of qualities, among them outstanding knowledge, skill, experience, and success.

Every year the American Institute of Trial Lawyers, an invitation-only professional organization, conducts an examination of premier lawyers at the regional and state level to determine recipients of the Litigator of the Year award. To award this recognition, the multi-step procedure relies on information from third-party research as well as peer nominations. Less than .03 percent of lawyers are nominated on any given year.
The American Institute of Trial Lawyers Honors Rosenfeld

As 2020 Litigator of the Year, Ken Rosenfeld of the Rosenfeld Law Firm has been acknowledged by the American Institute of Trial Lawyers for his exceptional California criminal defense. The organization has also noted Rosenfeld’s status as an accomplished appeals lawyer who practices in the California Courts of Appeals, the California Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.  Rosenfeld is further recognized for his regional and national media appearances as a criminal law commentator, as well as for his work as an educator preparing bar exam students in matters of constitutional law, evidence, and professional responsibility. A member of the American Bar Association and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Ken Rosenfeld is licensed to practice law in the State of California and is admitted to the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Northern Districts of California. He is a graduate of American University.


The American Institute of Trial Lawyers consists of a small, select sampling of the nation’s trial attorneys. Comprised of both criminal and civil trial lawyers who practice across a variety of fields, the American Institute of Trial Lawyers must meet stringent criteria for membership.