Best Lawyers recognizes 182 US lawyers, honors eight as Lawyers of the Year

August 17, 2018

Best Lawyers has recognized 182 lawyers from our US offices in The Best Lawyers in America 2019 and honored eight lawyers as 2019 Lawyers of the Year.

Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review.

Lawyers who have been 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.

Lawyers listed among The Best Lawyers in America 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.

2019 Lawyers of the Year

 Individual  Practice area
Brad Berman Technology Law
Dave Bahler Litigation – Patent
Stephen Cole Public Finance Law
D’Lesli M. Davis Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Thomas Dowdell Healthcare Law
William Greendyke Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Jane Snoddy Smith Litigation – Real Estate
Lou Strubeck Litigation – Bankruptcy

2019 Best Lawyers in America

 Individual  Practice area
Rodney Acker Bet-the-Company Litigation
  Commercial Litigation
  Litigation – Antitrust
  Litigation – Banking and Finance
  Litigation – Securities
Linda Addison Commercial Litigation
Thomas Adler Corporate Law
John Allender Tax Law
Todd Alexander Project Finance Law
Judith Archer Commercial Litigation
Noam Ayali Project Finance Law
Dave Bahler Litigation - Intellectual Property
  Litigation – Patent
  Patent Law
  Trademark Law
Mark Baker International Arbitration – Commercial
  International Arbitration – Governmental
Mario Barrera Employment Law – Management
  Labor Law – Management
  Litigation – Labor and Employment
Lawrence Bauer Public Finance Law
Jerry Bell Healthcare Law
Howard Beltzer Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  Litigation – Bankruptcy
David Ben-Meir Litigation – Patent
Brad Berman Admiralty and Marine Law
  Transportation Law
Josh Bernstein Real Estate Law
Clayton Binford Public Finance Law
Jill Block Real Estate Law
Bill Bowers Tax Law
Paul Braden Public Finance Law
Reagan Brown Bet-the-Company Litigation
  Commercial Litigation
  Insurance Law
  Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Tim Bruinsma Corporate Law
  Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Forrest Brumbaugh Corporate Law
  Private Funds/ Hedge Funds Law
John Cahill Environmental Law
Stephen Carroll Commercial Litigation
  Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
William Caudill Litigation and Controversy – Tax
  Tax Law
William Cavanagh Tax Law
Gary Clark Banking and Finance Law
Shauna Clark Employment Law – Management
  Labor Law – Management
  Litigation – Labor and Employment
Lawrence Clore Employment Law – Management
  Labor Law – Management
Stephen Cole Public Finance Law
Robert Converse Real Estate Law
Sean Corrigan Equipment Finance Law
Carter Crow Commercial Litigation
  Employment Law – Management
  Labor Law – Management
  Litigation – Labor and Employment
Theodore Daniel Commercial Litigation
  Construction Law
  Litigation – Banking and Finance
Douglas Danzig Real Estate Law
Barbara D’Aquila Employment Law – Management
  Labor Law – Management
  Litigation – Labor and Employment
D’Lesli M. Davis Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Dan Davison Commercial Litigation
  Litigation - Intellectual Property
  Litigation – Patent
Charles Deacon Commercial Litigation
  Healthcare Law
  Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Stephen Dillard Bet-the-Company Litigation
  Commercial Litigation
  Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Harva Dockery Corporate Law
Patrick Dolan Securitization and Structured Finance Law
Thomas Dowdell Healthcare Law
Robert Dransfield Public Finance Law
Jeff Dykes Commercial Litigation
  Litigation – Construction
  Litigation – Environmental
  Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
Joy Ellis Tax Law
Kathleen Ellison Public Finance Law
Jason Fagelman Commercial Litigation
Brian Fenske Corporate Law
  Securities / Capital Markets Law
  Technology Law
Robert Ferdon Public Finance Law
John Finnegan Insurance Law
Peter Fitzgerald Project Finance Law
David Foster Antitrust Law
Jonathan Franklin Appellate Practice
Stewart Gagnon Family Law
Frank Garcia Corporate Law
Mark Garrett Copyright Law
  Litigation - Intellectual Property
  Litigation – Patent
  Patent Law
  Trade Secrets Law
  Trademark Law
Lisa Atlas Genecov Healthcare Law
Clifford Gerber Municipal Law
  Public Finance Law
Toby Gerber Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  Litigation – Bankruptcy
Denise Webb Glass Healthcare Law
Marjorie Glover Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Neil Gold Corporate Law
Brett Govett Commercial Litigation
  Copyright Law
  Litigation - Intellectual Property
  Litigation – Patent
  Patent Law
  Trademark Law
William Greendyke Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  Litigation – Bankruptcy
Brian Greig Commercial Litigation
  Employment Law – Management
  Labor Law – Management
  Litigation – Labor and Employment
Alicia Morris Groos Trademark Law
Charles Hall Litigation and Controversy – Tax
  Tax Law
Eric Hall Litigation – Patent
Thomas Hall Commercial Litigation
Kenneth Hansen Project Finance Law
Glen Hettinger Corporate Law
  Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  Securities / Capital Markets Law
  Securities Regulation
John Hollyfield Real Estate Law
Donald Hunt Public Finance Law
Scott Incerto Commercial Litigation
Paul Jacobs Corporate Law
  Mergers and Acquisitions Law
John Jennings Real Estate Law
Debbi M. Johnstone Healthcare Law
Rosemarie Kanusky Appellate Practice
Timothy Kenny Copyright Law
  Litigation - Intellectual Property
  Litigation – Patent
  Patent Law
  Trademark Law
Nancy Nowlin Kerr Trusts and Estates
Andrius Kontrimas Tax Law
Scott Kortmeyer Public Finance Law
Michael Krawzsenek Patent Law
Ronn Kreps Commercial Litigation
  Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Richard Krumholz Commercial Litigation
Layne Kruse Antitrust Law
  Commercial Litigation
  Litigation – Antitrust
Jeffrey Kuhn Public Finance Law
Stephen Kuntz Tax Law
George Kutzschbach Energy Law
  Natural Resources Law
  Oil and Gas Law
Neel Lane Commercial Litigation
  Litigation – Securities
Daryl Lansdale Corporate Law
Celeste Lawton Trusts and Estates
Richard Leder Tax Law
David LeMay Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Bill Leone Commercial Litigation
Eddie Lewis Environmental Law
  Litigation – Environmental
Jeffrey Lewis Patent Law
Gerry Lowry Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Katherine Mackillop Appellate Practice
Jeffrey Margulies Environmental Law
  Litigation – Environmental
Keith Martin Project Finance Law
Stacey Martinez Litigation – Healthcare
Peter Mason Commercial Litigation
John Mauel Energy Law
  Project Finance Law
Daniel McClure Antitrust Law
  Commercial Litigation
Gary McDaniel Corporate Law
Gerald McGovern Public Finance Law
Jamila Mensah Employment Law – Management
Michael Metteauer Trademark Law
Philip Michaels Trusts and Estates
Mark Miller Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  Litigation – ERISA
Amy Mitchell Real Estate Law
Stacey Murphy Healthcare 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
Kevin O’Gorman International Arbitration – Commercial
  International Arbitration – Governmental
Jay Olmstead Public Finance Law
John O’Malley Insurance Law
Michael Parker Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  Litigation – Bankruptcy
Thomas Paul Biotechnology Law
  Patent Law
Gerry Pecht Commercial Litigation
  Corporate Governance Law
  Litigation – Securities
  Securities / Capital Markets Law
Saul Perloff Commercial Litigation
Philip Pfeiffer Employment Law – Management
  Labor Law – Management
Steven Pfeiffer Banking and Finance Law
  International Trade and Finance Law
Carol Poindexter Healthcare Law
Charles Powell Corporate Law
  Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
  Technology Law
  Venture Capital Law
Yvonne Puig Healthcare Law
  Litigation – Healthcare
  Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
David Raim Insurance Law
Alan Raylesberg Commercial Litigation
  Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
  Litigation – Securities
Carolyn Reers Trusts and Estates
James Renard Commercial Litigation
James Repass Copyright Law
  Litigation - Intellectual Property
  Litigation – Patent
  Patent Law
  Trademark Law
Anne Rodgers Antitrust Law
Andrew Roth Healthcare Law
Stephanie Schroepfer Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
George Scofield Tax Law
Leslie Schreyer Tax Law
Howard Seife Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Marc Shapiro Real Estate Law
Robert Shapiro Project Finance Law
Gina Shishima Biotechnology Law
  Litigation – Patent
  Patent Law
William Sing Real Estate Law
Jonathan Skidmore Bet-the-Company Litigation
  Commercial Litigation
  Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Joseph Sleeth Trusts and Estates
Bill Slusser Bet-the-Company Litigation
  Commercial Litigation
  Litigation - Intellectual Property
  Litigation – Patent
Jane Snoddy Smith Commercial Litigation
  Litigation – Real Estate
  Real Estate Law
Joy Soloway Appellate Practice
Richard Sonkin Real Estate Law
Michael Steindorf Commercial Litigation
Kenneth Stewart Corporate Law
  Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Peter Stokes Litigation – Securities
Lou Strubeck Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  Litigation – Bankruptcy
James Summers Real Estate Law
Michael Swartzendruber Commercial Litigation
Robert Swift Healthcare Law
  Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
Eric Tashman Public Finance Law
Katherine Tapley Real Estate Law
Jasper Taylor Litigation and Controversy – Tax
  Tax Law
Neil Thomas Public Finance Law
Brett Todd Banking and Finance Law
  Corporate Law
Terry Tottenham Bet-the-Company Litigation
  Commercial Litigation
  Healthcare Law
  Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Paul Trahan Commercial Litigation
James Tussing Equipment Finance Law
  Transportation Law
Chaim Wachsberger Project Finance 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
Christopher Weimer Trademark Law
James Wiehl Healthcare Law
Richard Wilson Commercial Litigation
Jeffrey Wolff Commercial Litigation
William Wood Commercial Litigation
  Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  Oil and Gas Law
Patti Wu Municipal Law
Brett Young Litigation – Environmental
Richard S. Zembek Litigation - Intellectual Property
  Patent Law