Forty-Six Gardere Attorneys Named to Texas Super Lawyers

13 September 2011 News

Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, is pleased to announce that 47 Firm attorneys have been named to the 2011 Texas Super Lawyers list – a distinction limited to just 5 percent of Texas lawyers.

Partner Richard O. Faulk, chair of the Firm's Litigation Practice, received special recognition for his environmental work by earning a place among the Top 100 Lawyers in Houston. Additionally, of the 47 Gardere attorneys selected to the 2011 list, 18 have been recognized each of the nine years the list has been compiled.

"Rick is a respected leader who is highly regarded among his professional peers, so his inclusion among the top attorneys in Houston should not surprise anyone," says Gardere Managing Partner Steve Good, who this year earned his third selection to the listing for his Tax Practice. "He, as well as the others who have been recognized on the Super Lawyers listing, are dedicated to their clients, their practice and the profession."

The Texas Super Lawyers list will appear as part of the October 2011 issue of Texas Monthly, as well as the standalone Texas Super Lawyers magazine, published by Thomson Reuters. Selections are based on peer nominations made by more than 70,000 attorneys from across the state. An attorney-led research team then evaluates the candidates and determines the final list.

The Gardere attorneys named to this year's list were included based on their work in 20 practice areas: alternative dispute resolution, antitrust litigation, bankruptcy and creditor/debtor rights, business litigation, business/corporate, civil litigation defense, construction/surety, white collar criminal defense, employment and labor, employment litigation/defense, environment, estate planning and probate, family law, insurance coverage, intellectual property, intellectual property litigation, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, securities and corporate finance, and tax.

Earlier this year, 15 Gardere attorneys were chosen to appear on the Texas Rising Stars list, a companion to Texas Super Lawyers. The Rising Stars listing recognizes the top up-and-coming Texas attorneys who are 40 or younger and those who have been in practice for fewer than 10 years.

Gardere Wynne Sewell Attorneys Named to Texas Super Lawyers 2011 List

Alternative Dispute Resolution
William Matthews, Houston

Antitrust Litigation
Curtis L. Frisbie, Jr., Dallas* 
Randy D. Gordon, Dallas 
Mark W. Bayer, Dallas

Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights
Robert S. Blanc, Houston 
Stephen A. McCartin, Dallas 
John P. Melko, Houston 
Holland N. O'Neil, Dallas 
Richard M. Roberson, Dallas 
Deirdre B. Ruckman, Dallas*

Business Litigation 
Geoffrey H. Bracken, Houston 
Craig B. Florence, Dallas 
Joe B. Harrison, Dallas* 
Robert Hoffman, Dallas 
Michael Lowenberg, Dallas

Frank Putman, Houston*

Civil Litigation Defense
Jeffrey S. Davis, Houston

D. Steven Henry, Dallas

Criminal Defense: White Collar 
Thomas A. Hagemann, Houston

Employment and Labor
Stuart E. Blaugrund, Dallas*
Ronald M. Gaswirth, Dallas 
Douglas D. Haloftis, Dallas* 
Carrie B. Hoffman, Dallas 
Neil Martin, Houston

Employment Litigation: Defense
Rachel Powitzky Steely, Houston

Richard O. Faulk, Houston**
Frances E. Phillips, Dallas*

Estate Planning and Probate
Keith V. Novick, Dallas*
Lawrence J. Pirtle, Houston*

Insurance Coverage
James Cooper, Houston
Beverly B. Godbey, Dallas
John R. Pearson, Houston

Intellectual Property
Kenneth R. Glaser, Dallas*
Andre M. Szuwalski, Dallas

Intellectual Property Litigation
Peter S. Vogel, Dallas

Mergers and Acquisitions
Lawrence B. Goldstein, Dallas*
Alan J. Perkins, Dallas*
Robert Sarfatis, Dallas
Larry Schoenbrun, Dallas*

Real Estate
Kevin L. Kelley, Dallas*
Clifford J. Risman, Dallas*

Securities and Corporate Finance
Richard A. Tulli, Dallas*

Allen B. Craig III, Houston*
Stephen D. Good, Dallas
Cym H. Lowell, Dallas*
Mark R. Martin, Houston

* Nine-time Texas Super Lawyer honoree.

** Selected among Top 100 Lawyers in Houston.