News Release

145 Locke Lord Lawyers Named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2021 List, 29 Recognized as Ones to Watch

August 20, 2020

August 20, 2020 – Locke Lord is pleased to announce 145 lawyers from 16 U.S. offices have been recognized in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, and 29 lawyers from 10 offices were recognized in the inaugural edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch. 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:

Daryl J. Lapp (Boston) – Education Law
Walter J. St. Onge III (Boston) – Public Finance Law
John B. McKnight (Dallas) – Corporate Governance Law
Christopher D. Graham (Providence) – Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Karen S. D. Grande (Providence) – Public Finance Law

The full list of Locke Lord lawyers listed in the 2021 editions of The Best Lawyers in America® and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch follows below.









Los Angeles

New Orleans

New York

  • Rob Evans – Securities / Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation
  • Alan J. Levin – Insurance Law, Reinsurance Law
  • Eric C. Strain – Product Liability Litigation - Defendants



Washington, D.C.

West Palm Beach


About Locke Lord LLP
Locke Lord is a full-service law firm with global reach and 21 offices designed to meet clients’ needs in the United States and around the world. The Firm has a history that spans more than 130 years and is a leader in the middle market arena. Locke Lord focuses on providing the highest levels of commitment, quality and service to clients across its five Key Sectors: Energy and Infrastructure; Finance and Financial Services; Insurance and Reinsurance; Pharmaceutical; and Private Equity. In addition, the Firm advises clients across a broad spectrum of other industries, including fund formation, venture capital, health care, public finance, real estate, technology, cybersecurity and white collar, while providing a wealth of experience through its complex litigation, intellectual property, tax, regulatory and transactional teams.