Fourteen attorneys from Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, representing six practice areas, have been named to H Texas magazine's 2011 Houston's Top Lawyers list. The full peer-selected list appears in the current issue of the magazine.
The Gardere attorneys and the practice areas for which they were honored are:
Commercial Litigation Partners Michael Cash, Jeff Davis, Amy Dinn, Peter Scaff, Samantha Trahan and T. Michael Wall; White Collar Criminal Defense Partners Tom Hagemann and Marla Poirot; Labor and Employment Partners Neil Martin and Rachel Steely; Merger and Acquisitions Partners Frank Putman and Tim Spear; Bankruptcy and Workout Of Counsel Bob Blanc; and Energy Associate Felisa Sanchez.
"Houston has an exceptional legal community," says Gardere Managing Partner Steve Good. "To have this many of our colleagues earn peer-nominated recognition as leaders in their practice areas indicates the level of respect they have earned for the work that they do."
To compile the list of the city's top lawyers, H Texas solicited nominations from more than 2,000 Houston-area attorneys, as well as legal clients and the magazine's subscribers. Voters were required to nominate only those attorneys whose work they know first-hand, including firm colleagues, co-counsel, lawyers they had observed in court and opposing counsel. An outside firm tabulated the ballots and an executive panel finalized the list.