Gardere Shows Strength in Numbers With 64 Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America 2018

15 August 2017 News

Of counsel Jeffrey M. Gaba earns Dallas-Fort Worth “Lawyer of the Year” recognition in environmental law

DALLAS – With 64 lawyers selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP continues to emphasize excellence among its attorneys and the legal profession as a whole.

Further exemplifying Gardere’s strength as a full-service law firm, of counsel Jeffrey M. Gaba was named the Best Lawyers® 2018 Environmental Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Dallas-Fort Worth. The "Lawyer of the Year” accolade is bestowed upon only one lawyer in a particular region for each practice area.  

“We congratulate the many lawyers recognized by their peers as being among the best in the industry,” said Gardere chair Holland N. O’Neil. “This acknowledgement of the 64 Gardere lawyers identified is a reflection on their dedication to their practices, colleagues and clients.”

More than one-third of the attorneys on the list have been included in Best Lawyers for 10 or more years, and three of those lawyers – partners Larry L. Schoenbrun, Lawrence J. Pirtle and Jack W. Hawkins – have been included for 25 or more years. 

The Gardere attorneys named to the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, and their respective areas of practice, include:

Austin

  • Edward D. Burbach – Administrative/Regulatory Law
  • Mark Vane – Government Relations Practice
  • Kimberly A. Yelkin – Insurance Law

Dallas

  • Val J. Albright – Tax Litigation and Controversy, Tax Law
  • David G. Cabrales – Commercial Litigation
  • Steven S. Camp – Banking and Finance Law
  • Christopher G. Converse – Corporate Law
  • Scott L. Davis – Commercial Litigation
  • Marshall J. Doke, Jr. – Commercial Litigation
  • Michael J. Donohue – Tax Litigation and Controversy, Tax Law
  • Michael W. Dubner – Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • W. Robert Dyer, Jr. – Real Estate Law
  • T. Mark Edwards – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Jane Fergason – Corporate Law
  • Craig B. Florence – Commercial Litigation
  • Dwight M. Francis – Commercial Litigation
  • Jeffrey M. Gaba – Environmental Law
  • Kenneth R. Glaser – Intellectual Property Litigation, Patent Law
  • Lawrence E. Glasgow – Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Beverly B. Godbey – Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law
  • Lawrence B. Goldstein – Corporate Law
  • Stephen D. Good – Tax Law
  • Randy D. Gordon – Antitrust Law
  • Jack W. Hawkins – Trusts and Estates
  • Marcus A. Helt – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Carrie B. Hoffman – Employment Law Management
  • Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Kevin L. Kelley – Leisure and Hospitality Law, Real Estate Law
  • Joyce G. Mazero – Franchise Law
  • Stephen A. McCartin – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Cynthia Brotman Nelson – Leisure and Hospitality Law, Real Estate Law
  • Keith V. Novick – Trusts and Estates
  • Holland N. O'Neil – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Alan J. Perkins – Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Frances E. Phillips – Environmental Law, Environmental Litigation
  • Clifford J. Risman – Leisure and Hospitality Law, Real Estate Law
  • Deirdre B. Ruckman – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Robert Sarfatis – Corporate Law
  • Larry L. Schoenbrun – Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • Paul V. Storm – Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Andre M. Szuwalski – Intellectual Property Litigation
  • David H. Timmins – Insurance Law
  • Richard A. Tulli – Corporate Law
  • Peter S. Vogel – Information Technology Law, Technology Law
  • Frank J. Wright – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Denver

  • Leonard H. MacPhee – Franchise Law

Houston

  • Michael A. Abbott – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • David M. Bates – Environmental Litigation
  • Eric A. Blumrosen – Corporate Law
  • Geoffrey H. Bracken – Commercial Litigation, Oil and Gas Law
  • Robert W. Bramlette – Real Estate Law
  • Daniel L. Cohen – Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Allen B. Craig III – Corporate Law, Tax Law
  • Jeffrey S. Davis – Commercial Litigation, Product Liability Litigation Defense
  • Douglas K. Eyberg – Corporate Law, Energy Law
  • H. James Howard II – Tax Law
  • David Jungman – Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • John P. Melko – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Lawrence J. Pirtle – Trusts and Estates
  • Frank M. Putman – Corporate Law
  • Rachel Powitzky Steely – Employment Law Management
  • N. L. Stevens III – Corporate Law
  • Hoang Quan Vu – Banking and Finance Law
  • T. Michael Wall – Commercial Litigation

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer review evaluation. Over 83,000 leading attorneys globally are eligible to vote, and we have received more than 13 million votes to date on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, 7.3 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in almost 55,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

About Gardere
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, an Am Law 200 firm founded in 1909 and one of the Southwest's largest full-service law firms, has offices in Austin, Dallas, Denver, Houston and Mexico City. Gardere provides legal services to private and public companies and individuals in the areas of aviation, banking and finance, chemical and refining, corporate, energy, environmental, franchising, financial restructuring and reorganization, government affairs, hospitality, insurance, intellectual property, international, labor and employment, litigation, manufacturing, maritime, private equity, real estate, restaurant,  retail, supply chain,  tax, technology law and venture capital.

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