News Release

Chambers USA Recognizes 64 Locke Lord Lawyers and 27 ‎Practice Areas in 2023 Edition

June 1, 2023

June 1, 2023 – Legal directory Chambers USA has recognized 64 Locke Lord lawyers and 27 of the Firm’s practice areas for excellence in its 2023 edition. Eight of the Firm’s lawyers have achieved Band 1 rankings in their respective practice areas, and the Firm’s Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional) practice has ‎earned a nationwide distinction.‎

Locke Lord lawyers honored on a nationwide level include: Nick J. DiGiovanni (Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Reinsurance), David Patton (Energy: Oil & Gas Transactional), Terry Radney (Energy: Oil & Gas Transactional) and Bill Swanstrom (Energy: Oil & Gas Transactional).

Below is a full list of Locke Lord lawyers ranked in Chambers USA 2023:


Nick J. DiGiovanni – Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Reinsurance
David Patton – Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)
Terry Radney – Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)
Bill Swanstrom – Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional) 

Florida (West Palm Beach)

Mark-David Adams – Banking & Finance: Public Finance

Illinois (Chicago)

Jon Biasetti – Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory
Nick J. DiGiovanni – Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Reinsurance (Band 1)
Samuel Stempel – Real Estate
Paige D. Waters – Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory

Louisiana (New Orleans)

Brad C. Knapp – Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Omer F. ''Rick'' Kuebel III – Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Massachusetts (Boston)

Christopher M. Flanagan – Tax
Richard D. Glovsky – Labor & Employment
Stanley Keller – Corporate/M&A
Richard A. Manley Jr. – Banking & Finance: Public Finance
Stephanie H. Massey – Banking & Finance: Public Finance
Jennifer Capasso Mendonça – Banking & Finance: Public Finance
Allison M. O’Neil – Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
David L. Ruediger – Banking & Finance
Walter J. St. Onge III – Banking & Finance: Public Finance (Band 1)
David S. Szabo – Health Care (Band 1)
Adrienne K. Walker – Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Jonathan W. Young – Bankruptcy/Restructuring

New York

Nicholas R. Williams – Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory

Rhode Island (Providence)

Peter J. Barrett – Corporate/Commercial
Joseph A. Farside Jr. – Corporate/Commercial
Mark W. Freel – Litigation: General Commercial (Band 1)  
Christopher D. Graham – Corporate/Commercial (Band 1)
Douglas G. Gray – Corporate/Commercial
Paul M. Mahoney Jr. – Corporate/Commercial
Charles F. Rogers – Real Estate



Cynthia Bast – Real Estate
Brad Hawley – Real Estate
Susan A. Kidwell – Litigation: Appellate
Tai C. Tran – Real Estate
Tammy Ward Woffenden – Health Care


E. Philip Bush – Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (Dallas, Fort Worth & Surrounds)
Paul E. Coggins – Antitrust and Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (Band 1)
Don M. Glendenning – Corporate/M&A
W. Scott Hastings – Litigation: Appellate
Elizabeth E. Mack – Environment
Kip Mendrygal – Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations‎
Michael V. Powell – Litigation: General Commercial (Dallas, Fort Worth & Surrounds)
Susan M. Rainey – Environment
Seth M. Roberts – Litigation: General Commercial (Dallas, Fort Worth & Surrounds)
Cynthia Timms – Litigation: Appellate
Bradley C. Weber – Antitrust


John K. Arnold – Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation (Oil & Gas) (Band 1)
Charles S. Baker – Intellectual Property
M. Benjamin Cowan – Environment
Chris Dove – Litigation: Appellate
Laura L. Ferguson – Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (Houston & Surrounds)
Gerald D. (Jerry) Higdon – Environment
Stephen C. Jacobs – Real Estate
Tim Johnson – Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Mia Lorick – Litigation: General Commercial (Houston & Surrounds)
Gerald J. Pels – Environment
Joe Perillo – Corporate/M&A
Edward A. Razim III – Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (Houston & Surrounds) (Band 1)
J. Michael Rose – Labor & Employment
Buddy Sanders – Tax 
Bill Swanstrom – Corporate/M&A

Washington, D.C.

Denise Hanna – Health Care

Locke Lord practice areas recognized in Chambers USA 2023 are:


Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)


Insurance: Insurer


Banking & Finance


Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Reinsurance
Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory




Banking & Finance
Banking & Finance: Public Finance
Health Care
Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Rhode Island

Litigation: General Commercial


Corporate/M&A: The Elite
Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation (Electricity)
Health Care
Labor & Employment
Litigation: Appellate
Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Real Estate


Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Litigation: General Commercial


Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

Chambers & Partners has been ranking lawyers across all industries since 1990. Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business surveys and interviews clients and lawyers across the United States to determine which firms and lawyers are considered leaders in their field. Rankings assess key qualities in the legal field, including technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence and commitment.


About Locke Lord LLP

Locke Lord is a full-service law firm with global reach and 20 offices designed to meet clients’ needs in the United States and around the world. The Firm has a history that spans more than 135 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.