77 Locke Lord Attorneys From 10 U.S. Offices Recognized in Latest Best Lawyers in America 2012 Edition

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    September 9, 2011 – Seventy-seven Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell attorneys from 10 U.S. cities have been recognized for excellence in their fields in The Best Lawyers in America 2012 edition. Inclusion in the well-regarded national rankings is gained only after an extensive nomination and peer review process. Locke Lord’s Best Lawyers’ list increased by nine attorneys and two cities this year. The honorees represent 47 practice areas in the following cities:


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


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


    • Robert J. Banta – Real Estate Law
    • J. Mitchell Bell – Real Estate Law
    • Bryan E. Bishop – Corporate Law
    • George E. Bowles – Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation/Construction, Litigation/Intellectual Property
    • Stuart M. Bumpas – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Non-Profit/Charities Law, Trusts and Estates
    • Edward Philip Bush – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
    • R. Brent Clifton – Tax Law
    • Paul E. Coggins – Criminal Defense/White-Collar, Litigation/Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
    • Ronald Roy Cresswell – Litigation/Trusts and Estates, Non-Profits/Charities Law, Trusts and Estates
    • John L. Estes – Mediation
    • Don M. Glendenning – Corporate Law
    • John B. McKnight – Corporate Law
    • Robert T. Mowrey – Litigation/Banking & Finance
    • Robb P. Stewart – Real Estate Law


    • Kenneth M. Anderson – Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law
    • Rick Bays – Information Technology Law
    • William John Bux – Employment Law/Management, Labor Law/Management, Litigation/Labor & Employment
    • Stephanie Donaho – Trusts and Estates
    • Dan A. Fleckman – Corporate Law, Energy Law
    • Ed Friedman – Employment Law/Individuals, Employment Law/Management, Labor Law/Management
    • Gerald D. Higdon – Environmental Law
    • J. Graham Hill – Personal Injury Litigation/Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation/Plaintiffs
    • John L. Hopwood – Litigation/Trusts and Estates, Trusts and Estates
    • James Howard – Tax Law
    • Mark A. Jacob – Trusts and Estates
    • Stephen C. Jacobs – Real Estate Law
    • James Russell Leahy – Personal Injury Litigation/Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation/Plaintiffs
    • Brandon Lobb – Derivatives and Futures Law
    • Robert McAughan – Litigation/Intellectual Property, Litigation/Patent, Patent Law
    • Marion E. McDaniel Jr.– Admiralty & Maritime Law
    • Mark W. Miller – Derivatives and Futures Law
    • Robert D. Miller – Government Relations Practice
    • Lyman R. Paden – Banking and Finance Law
    • Charles Parker – Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation
    • David Patton – Energy Law, Oil & Gas Law
    • Gerald J. Pels – Environmental Law
    • Stan Pieringer – Banking and Finance Law
    • Edward A. Razim III – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
    • James W. Robertson – Real Estate Law
    • Michael O. Sutton – Copyright Law, Litigation/Intellectual Property, Litigation/Patent, Patent Law
    • Mitch Tiras – Tax Law
    • Paul Van Slyke – Litigation/Intellectual Property, Trademark Law
    • Harold K. Watson– Admiralty & Maritime Law
    • Doug Yeager – Real Estate Law
    • Walter P. Zivley – Non-Profit/Charities Law, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates

    Los Angeles

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

    New Orleans

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

    New York

    • John F. Sweeney – Litigation/Intellectual Property, Litigation/Patent

    Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP consistently ranks among American Lawyer’s top 100 U.S. law firms. Our 30-plus practice areas serve national and international clients from offices in Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, Sacramento, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. We have built a solid reputation in complex litigation, regulatory and transactional work, and our nearly 650 attorneys build collaborative relationships and craft creative solutions – all designed and executed to meet clients’ long-term strategic goals. At the end of each year, we want our Firm to be better, stronger and more highly regarded than it was at the beginning.


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