News Release

141 Locke Lord Lawyers in 15 U.S. Offices Named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2016 List; 10 Lawyers Named Lawyers of The Year

August 17, 2015

August 17, 2015 – One hundred forty-one Locke Lord lawyers representing 15 U.S. offices have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016, in recognition of excellence in their field. The 141 listed lawyers reflect the merger of Locke Lord LLP with Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP that took effect in January 2015.

Inclusion in the publication’s rankings is gained through a national nomination and peer review process. This year’s edition included 19 Locke Lord lawyers listed for the first time.

Locke Lord also saw a noteworthy increase in the number of lawyers who received the special designation of Lawyer of the Year. Each year just one lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area earns this honor. The Firm saw an increase from 8 named lawyers to 10 in the 2016 edition. The lawyers earning this prestigious title are listed below with their area of specialty.

Lawyer of the Year Recipients

Nick DiGiovanni (Chicago) – Insurance Law

Stephen Jacobs (Houston) – Real Estate Law

Walter St. Onge III (Boston) – Public Finance Law

Jeffrey Swope (Boston) – Education Law

Those listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016 include:






New Orleans


Washington, DC

West Palm Beach


About Locke Lord LLP

Locke Lord is a full-service, international law Firm of 23 offices designed to meet clients’ needs around the world. With a combined history of more than 125 years and a greatly enhanced domestic and global footprint, Locke Lord is a worldwide leader in the middle market sector. Locke Lord advises clients across a broad spectrum of industries including energy, insurance and reinsurance, private equity, telecommunications, technology, real estate, financial services and health care and life sciences, while providing a wealth of experience through its complex litigation, regulatory, intellectual property and fund formation teams.