Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell Attorneys Around the Nation Rank Among Top in Best Lawyers in America 2011

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    August 12, 2010 – Nearly 70 Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell attorneys from around the country are among The Best Lawyers in America 2011. Attorneys in eight U.S. cities — and representing 31 practice areas — are included in the highly regarded, peer-selected national rankings.

    In addition, seven Locke Lord practice areas also ranked among the best in state and city results. The Non-Profit/Charities Law practice area is top-listed in Texas and in Dallas. Locke Lord’s Trusts and Estates practice area also is top-listed in Texas. In Houston, top-listed practice areas are Derivatives Law, Government Relations Law and Information Technology Law. And in Austin, Locke Lord’s Appellate Law and Communications Law practice areas are top-listed.

    More than half of the lawyers listed in Best Lawyers cast about 3 million votes to help determine this year’s rankings.

    The following 68 Locke Lord attorneys are recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2011:

    In Austin:

    • James W. Checkley Jr. – Communications Law and Energy Law
    • Jerry K. Clements – Commercial Litigation
    • Brad B. Hawley – Real Estate Law
    • J. Alan Holman – Communications Law and Energy Law
    • L. Jeffery Hubenak – Real Estate Law
    • Jennifer L. Rangel – Health Care Law
    • John K. Schwartz – Commercial Litigation
    • Charles Watson – Appellate Law

    In Chicago:

    • Jon Biasetti – Insurance Law
    • Nick J. DiGiovanni – Insurance Law
    • Jennifer A. Kenedy – Commercial Litigation
    • Michael P. Trier – Insurance Law

    In Dallas:

    • Robert J. Banta – Real Estate Law
    • Bryan E. Bishop – Corporate Law
    • George E. Bowles – Bet-The-Company Litigation and Commercial Litigation
    • Stuart M. Bumpas – Employee Benefits, Non-Profits/Charities Law and Trusts and Estates
    • E. Philip Bush – Employee Benefits Law
    • R. Brent Clifton – Tax Law
    • Paul E. Coggins – Commercial Litigation and Criminal Defense: White Collar
    • Ronald R. Cresswell – Non-Profit/Charities Law and Trusts and Estates
    • H. Gene Emery – Tax Law and Trusts and Estates
    • John L. Estes – Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • Don M. Glendenning – Corporate Law
    • Phillip R. Jones (retired) – Labor and Employment Law
    • John B. McKnight – Corporate Law
    • Robb P. Stewart – Real Estate Law

    In Houston:

    • Kenneth M. Anderson – Banking Law and Corporate Law
    • Rick Bays – Information Technology Law
    • William John Bux – Labor and Employment Law
    • Stephanie Donaho – Trusts and Estates
    • Ed Friedman – Labor and Employment Law
    • Gerald D. Higdon – Environmental Law
    • J. Graham Hill – Personal Injury Litigation
    • John L. Hopwood – Trusts and Estates
    • Mark A. Jacob – Trusts and Estates
    • Stephen C. Jacobs - Real Estate Law
    • James Russell Leahy – Personal Injury Litigation
    • Brandon Lobb – Derivatives Law
    • Robert McAughan – Intellectual Property Law
    • Marion E. McDaniel Jr.– Maritime Law
    • Mark W. Miller – Derivatives Law
    • Robert D. Miller – Government Relations Law
    • Lyman R. Paden – Banking Law
    • Charles Parker – Personal Injury Litigation
    • David Patton – Oil & Gas Law
    • Gerald J. Pels – Environmental Law
    • Stan Pieringer – Banking Law
    • Edward A. Razim III – Employee Benefits Law
    • Jamie Robertson – Real Estate Law
    • Michael O. Sutton – Intellectual Property Law
    • Mitch Tiras – Tax Law
    • Hal Watson – Maritime Law
    • Marc A. Watts – Corporate Law and Mergers & Acquisitions Law
    • Walter P. Zivley – Non-Profit/Charities Law, Tax Law and Trusts and Estates

    In Los Angeles:

    • Jonathan Bank – Insurance Law
    • Neal H. Brockmeyer – Corporate Governance and Compliance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law and Securities Law

    In New Orleans:

    • Victoria M. de Lisle – Real Estate Law
    • Rick Kuebel III – Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law

    In New York:

    • John F. Sweeney – Intellectual Property Law

    Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP is a full-service, national law firm with offices in Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, London, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, Sacramento, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. With a vast geographic scope, and a national reputation in complex litigation, regulatory and transactional work, Locke Lord is focused on achieving client success as a team. Among Locke Lord’s many strong practice areas are appellate, aviation, corporate, class action litigation, employee benefits, energy, environmental, financial services, health care, insurance and reinsurance industries, intellectual property, labor and employment, public law, real estate, REIT, tax and technology.

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