123 Locke Lord Lawyers Named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2018 List

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    August 15, 2017 – Locke Lord is pleased to announce that 123 lawyers from 16 U.S. offices have been recognized in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. In addition, five of the Firm’s lawyers were recognized under the special designation of Lawyer of the Year, an honor earned by just one lawyer in each practice area and metropolitan area.

    Lawyer of the Year Recipients:

    Tim Johnson (Houston) – Criminal Defense: White-Collar
    Raymond E. LaDriere II (Dallas) – Litigation - Trusts and Estates
    Thomas J. Smedinghoff (Chicago) – Information Technology Law
    Jeffrey Swope (Boston) – Education Law 

    In addition, nine Locke Lord lawyers were listed for the first time. The full list of Locke Lord lawyers listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018 follows below.









    Los Angeles


    • Paulette Brown – Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Labor and Employment

    New Orleans



    Washington, D.C.

    West Palm Beach


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