Herrera named one of state’s most gifted lawyers

City Attorney Dennis Herrera, whose office has not been afraid to ruffle some feathers, has received kudos for his accomplishments from California’s biggest legal publication.

Herrera, who led the fight against Proposition 8, was named one of the 100 best lawyers in the state by the Daily Journal, which publishes separate daily editions in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Herrera was the sole elected official on the list, which was culled from a roster of 850 nominees. California has about 160,000 registered lawyers.

The Journal cited Herrera’s commitment to overturn Proposition 8 — a battle that he ultimately lost —  and his support for progressive causes, such as the ban on tobacco in San Francisco pharmacies, and the development of Healthy SF, The City’s universal health care program, in its decision.

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