Best Lawyers in America 2022 recognizes 223 US lawyers, honors 11 as Lawyers of the Year

United States Press release - Recognition August 19, 2021

Best Lawyers, the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession, has recognized 223 lawyers from our US offices in its Best Lawyers in America 2022 edition and honors 11 lawyers as 2022 Lawyers of the Year in their respective markets.

First published in 1983, Best Lawyers is based entirely on an annual peer-review and voting.

Lawyers honored as Lawyer of the Year received significantly high ratings from peer-review assessments conducted with thousands of leading lawyers. This award recognizes lawyers who have a high level of integrity, professionalism, and ability. Only one lawyer is recognized as a Lawyer of the Year for each specialty and location.

The Best Lawyers in America highlights those recognized who received the top votes in a peer-review survey in which lawyers cast votes based on the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same legal practice area.

 

Lawyer of the Year

 

Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch

Rodney Acker Bet-the-Company Litigation
  Commercial Litigation
  Litigation – Antitrust
  Litigation – Banking and Finance
  Litigation – Securities
Linda Addison Commercial Litigation
Robin Adelstein Antitrust Law
  Litigation – Antitrust
Thomas Adler Corporate Law
K. Eli Akhavan Trusts and Estates
Marissa Alcala Project Finance Law
Todd Alexander Project Finance Law
John Allender Tax Law
Ryan Apar Transportation Law
Judith Archer Commercial Litigation
Noam Ayali Project Finance Law
Mark Baker International Arbitration – Commercial
  International Arbitration – Governmental
Mario Barrera Litigation – Labor and Employment
  Labor Law – Management
  Employment Law – Management
Lawrence Bauer Public Finance Law
Jerry Bell Health Care Law
Howard Beltzer Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  Litigation – Bankruptcy
David Ben-Meir Litigation – Patent
Jill Block Real Estate Law
Anna Biegelsen Energy Law
Jason Boland Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
William Bowers Tax Law
Felicia Boyd Litigation – Intellectual Property
  Litigation – Patent
  Trademark Law
Paul Braden Public Finance Law
William Braxdale Intellectual Property Law
  Patent Law
Lauren Brogdon Energy Law
Reagan Brown Bet-the-Company Litigation
  Commercial Litigation
  Energy Law
  Insurance Law
  Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Michael A. Burke Public Finance Law
William Cavanagh Tax Law
Jay M. Chadha Tax Law
Kimberly Cheeseman Labor and Employment Law – Management
  Litigation – Labor and Employment
Alexander Clark Tax Law
Shauna Clark Employment Law – Management
  Labor Law – Management
  Litigation – Labor and Employment
Lawrence Clore Employment Law – Management
  Labor Law – Management
Jeff Cody Litigation – Health Care
Stephen Cole Public Finance Law
Robert Converse Real Estate Law
Victoria Corder Commercial Litigation
Sean Corrigan Equipment Finance Law
Carter Crow Commercial Litigation
  Employment Law – Management
  Labor Law – Management
  Litigation – Labor and Employment
Thomas A. Coulter Government Relations Practice
  Commercial Litigation
Douglas Danzig Real Estate Law
Dani Davis Real Estate Law
D'Lesli Davis Litigation – Health Care
  Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Charles Deacon Commercial Litigation
  Health Care Law
  Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Stephanie DeBrow Litigation – Patent
Jay Dewald Criminal Defense: General Practice
  Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Brian Devine Admiralty and Maritime Law
Stephen Dillard Bet-the-Company Litigation
  Commercial Litigation
  Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
  Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Patrick Dolan Securitization and Structured Finance Law
Thomas Dowdell Health Care Law
Robert Dransfield Public Finance Law
Joy Ellis Tax Law
Kathleen Ellison Public Finance Law
Shannon Esperti Real Estate Law
Jason Fagelman Commercial Litigation
Bryon Farnsworth Public Finance Law
Brian Fenske Corporate Law
  Securities / Capital Markets Law
  Technology Law
John Finnegan Insurance Law
Peter Fitzgerald Project Finance Law
David Foster Antitrust Law
Jonathan Franklin Appellate Practice
Stewart Gagnon Family Law
Caileen Kateri Gamache    Energy Law
Frank Garcia Corporate Law
Mark Garrett Copyright Law
  Litigation – Intellectual Property
  Litigation – Patent
  Patent Law
  Trade Secrets Law
  Trademark Law
Cat Garza Litigation – Intellectual Property
Toby Gerber Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  Litigation – Bankruptcy
Clifford Gerber Municipal Law
  Public Finance Law
Denise Glass Health Care Law
Marjorie Glover Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Kristian Gluck Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  Litigation – Bankruptcy
Neil Gold Corporate Law
Brett Govett Commercial Litigation
  Copyright Law
  Litigation – Intellectual Property
  Litigation – Patent
  Patent Law
  Trademark Law
Alicia M. Grant Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  Commercial Litigation
  Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Jay Greathouse Health Care Law
William Greendyke Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  Litigation – Bankruptcy
Robert Greeson Litigation – Intellectual Property
Eric Hall Litigation – Intellectual Property
  Litigation – Patent
Thomas Hall Commercial Litigation
Kenneth Hansen Project Finance Law
Talbot Hansum Intellectual Property Law
  Litigation – Intellectual Property
  Patent Law
Julie Goodrich Harrison Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Debra Gatison Hatter Corporate Law
Glen Hettinger Corporate Law
  Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  Securities / Capital Markets Law
  Securities Regulation
John Hollyfield Real Estate Law
Richard Lee Hunn Tax Law
Donald Hunt Public Finance Law
Scott Incerto Commercial Litigation
Paul Jacobs Corporate Law
  Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Daniel Brent Jackson Litigation – Securities
Steven Jansma Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
  Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Erik Janitens Intellectual Property Law
  Patent Law
John Jennings Real Estate Law
Debbi Johnstone Health Care Law
Timothy Kenny Copyright Law
  Litigation – Intellectual Property
  Litigation – Patent
  Patent Law
  Trademark Law
Nancy Kerr Trusts and Estates
Jeffrey Kitchen Intellectual Property Law
  Patent Law
Sumera Khan Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Andrius Kontrimas Tax Law
Scott Kortmeyer Public Finance Law
Michael Krawzsenek Patent Law
Richard Krumholz Commercial Litigation
Layne Kruse Antitrust Law
  Commercial Litigation
  Litigation – Antitrust
Stephen Kuntz Tax Law
Neel Lane Appellate Practice
  Commercial Litigation
  Litigation – Securities
Joy Langford Litigation – Insurance
  Insurance Law
Daryl Lansdale Corporate Law
  Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Celeste Lawton Trusts and Estates
Richard Leder Tax Law
Stephanie Leibe Public Finance Law
Bill Leone Commercial Litigation
Daniel Leventhal Litigation – Intellectual Property
Edward Lewis Environmental Law
  Litigation – Environmental
Katherine Mackillop Appellate Practice
Luke Maher Construction Law
Purvi Maniar Health Care Law
Ryan Manns Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Jeffrey Margulies Environmental Law
  Litigation – Environmental
Keith Martin Project Finance Law
Stacey Martinez Litigation – Health Care
  Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Peter Mason Commercial Litigation
Utsav Mathur Banking and Finance Law
  Energy Law
  Transportation Law
John Mauel Energy Law
  Project Finance Law
Matthew McCabe Corporate Law
  Public Finance Law
Daniel McClure Antitrust Law
  Commercial Litigation
Gary McDaniel Corporate Law
Gerald McGovern Public Finance Law
Scarlet McNellie Corporate Law
Ryan Meltzer Corporate Law
  Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  Government Relations Practice
  Litigation – Securities
Jamila Mensah Employment Law – Management
Linda M. Merritt Trademark Law
Philip Michaels Trusts and Estates
Mark Miller Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  Litigation – ERISA
Dilpreet Minhas Project Finance Law
Amy Mitchell Real Estate Law
Benjamin Montanez Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Robert Morris Tax Law
  Litigation and Controversy – Tax
Stacey Murphy Health Care Law
Robert Newman Commercial Litigation
  Litigation – Antitrust
  Litigation – Banking and Finance
  Litigation – Environmental
  Litigation – Trusts and Estates
  Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
Barclay Nicholson Insurance Law
Warren Nimetz Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Patrick O'Daniel Tax Law
Michael W. O'Donnell Arbitration
Kevin O'Gorman International Arbitration – Commercial
  International Arbitration – Governmental
Joshua Owings Labor and Employment Law – Management
  Litigation – Labor and Employment
Michael Parker Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  Litigation – Bankruptcy
Gerard Pecht Commercial Litigation
  Corporate Governance Law
  Litigation – Securities
  Securities / Capital Markets Law
Steven Pfeiffer Banking and Finance Law
  International Trade and Finance Law
Philip Pfeiffer Employment Law – Management
  Labor Law – Management
Joseph Piorkowski Commercial Litigation
  Litigation – Labor and Employment
Uyen Poh Public Finance Law
Kelly Potter Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Charles Powell Corporate Law
  Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
  Technology Law
  Venture Capital Law
Christopher Psihoules Administrative / Regulatory Law
  Energy Law
  Oil and Gas Law
Daniel A. Prati Litigation – Patent
Andrew P. Price Commercial Litigation
Yvonne Puig Health Care Law
  Litigation – Health Care
  Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Nandini Rao Litigation – Labor and Employment
Benjamin Ratliff Banking and Finance Law
Alan Raylesberg Commercial Litigation
  Litigation – Securities
Blake Redwine Mergers and Acquisitions Law
James Renard Commercial Litigation
James Repass Copyright Law
  Litigation – Intellectual Property
  Litigation – Patent
  Patent Law
  Trademark Law
Anne Rodgers Antitrust Law
Jessica Rodriguez Energy Law
  Oil and Gas Law
Stephen J. Romero Litigation – Labor and Employment
Keith M. Rosen Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lisa Rossmiller Tax Law
Andrew Roth Health Care Law
Megan Savage Energy Law
Rafe Schaefer Commercial Litigation
Leslie Schreyer Tax Law
  Trusts and Estates
Todd Schroeder Tax Law
Stephanie Schroepfer Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
George Scofield Tax Law
Howard Seife Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Andrea Shannon Intellectual Property Law
Marc Shapiro Real Estate Law
Robert Shapiro Project Finance Law
Heather Sherrod Labor and Employment Law – Management
  Litigation – Labor and Employment
Gina Shishima Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
  Litigation – Patent
  Patent Law
William Sing Real Estate Law
Ilana Beth Sinkin Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Jonathan Skidmore Bet-the-Company Litigation
  Commercial Litigation
  Litigation – Health Care
  Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Joseph Sleeth Trusts and Estates
Darren Smith Intellectual Property Law
  Patent Law
Joy Soloway Appellate Practice
Michael Steindorf Commercial Litigation
Peter Stokes Litigation – Securities
Brian W. Stolarz Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Brian A. Sun Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  Litigation – Securities
Michael Swartzendruber      Commercial Litigation
Robert Swift Health Care Law
  Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
Katherine Tapley Real Estate Law
Eric Tashman Public Finance Law
Jasper Taylor Litigation and Controversy – Tax
  Tax Law
Frank Taylor Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
Neil Thomas Public Finance Law
Brett Todd Banking and Finance Law
  Corporate Law
Terry Tottenham Bet-the-Company Litigation
  Commercial Litigation
  Health Care Law
  Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Paul Trahan Commercial Litigation
James Tussing Equipment Finance Law
  Transportation Law
James Turken Commercial Litigation
William Veatch Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  Banking and Finance Law
Ross Viguet Patent Law
Aimeé Vidaurri Alternative Dispute Resolution
  Commercial Litigation
Chaim Wachsberger Project Finance Law
Amanda Wait Antitrust Law
Charles Walker Litigation – Intellectual Property
  Litigation – Patent
  Patent Law
  Trademark Law
Winston Walp Real Estate Law
Tim Walsh Construction Law
  Litigation – Construction
Elizabeth Weaver Environmental Law
  Litigation – Environmental
Fredric Weber Corporate Law
  Public Finance Law
  Securities / Capital Markets Law
John Weber Bet-the-Company Litigation
  Commercial Litigation
  Construction Law
  Litigation – Construction
  Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
James Wiehl Health Care Law
Mark Bradley Wilson Patent Law
Richard Wilson Commercial Litigation
Emily Depres Wolf Commercial Litigation
Jeffrey Wolff Commercial Litigation
Patti Wu Municipal Law
Brett Young Litigation – Environmental
Geraldine Young Energy Law
Richard Zembek Litigation – Intellectual Property
  Litigation – Patent
  Patent Law