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Best Lawyers in America Recognizes Professional Excellence of Bracewell Lawyers

HOUSTON Best Lawyers® has recognized 109 Bracewell LLP lawyers for professional excellence in its 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.

Four Bracewell lawyers were honored as “Lawyers of the Year:”

  • W. Stephen Benesh – Litigation – Construction (Austin)
  • Jonathan K. Frels – Public Finance Law (Houston)
  • W. James McAnelly III – Energy Law (Houston)
  • Charles H. Still Jr. – Securities Regulation (Houston)

In addition, 21 Bracewell lawyers were named to the “Ones to Watch” list:

  • Paige H. Abernathy – Public Finance Law (Houston)
  • Daniel W. Areshenko – Corporate Governance and Compliance Law (Houston)
  • Emily A. Banse – Banking and Finance Law (Houston)
  • W. Jared Berg – Mergers and Acquisitions Law (Houston)
  • Andrea Broyles – Commercial Litigation (Dallas)
  • Nancy McEvily Davis – Health Care Law (Houston)
  • Amber K. Dodds – Labor and Employment Law – Management (San Antonio)
  • Matt Gates – Intellectual Property Law (Austin)
  • Summer B. Greathouse – Tax Law (San Antonio)
  • Patrick K. Johnson – Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Oil and Gas Law (Houston)
  • Tyler S. Johnson – Energy Law (Seattle)
  • Benjamin J. Martin – Corporate Law; Oil and Gas Law (Houston)
  • Ryan B. McBeth – Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Intellectual Property (Houston)
  • Kathy Witty Medford – Oil and Gas Law (Houston)
  • William A. Moss – Commercial Litigation (Houston)
  • Brittany M. Pemberton – Energy Law; Environmental Law; Oil and Gas Law (Washington, DC)
  • Brett W. Rector – Commercial Litigation (Dallas)
  • Walter A. Simons – Appellate Practice (Houston)
  • Derek A. B. Speck – Energy Law (Houston)
  • Drew Taggart – Commercial Litigation (Houston)
  • Carlton D. Wilde III – Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Intellectual Property (Houston)

The following Bracewell lawyers were also ranked in their respective cities and practices:

Austin

  • Elizabeth Rippy Bowes
  • Sara M. Burgin
  • Michael Chibib
  • Conor M. Civins
  • Kevin D. Collins
  • Paul W. Fox
  • R. Joe Hull
  • W. Glenn Opel
  • Victoria N. Ozimek
  • Matt Paulson
  • Whit Swift
  • Timothy A. Wilkins

Dallas

  • K. Brock Bailey
  • C. Robert Baird
  • Ben A. Brooks III
  • Robert R. Collins III
  • Andrew C. Cookingham
  • Joseph M. Cox
  • Jonathan C. Leatherberry
  • Nancy C. LeGros
  • Joshua T. McNulty
  • Julie Partain
  • George G. Rodriguez

Houston

  • Jeffrey B. Andrews
  • Bradley J. Benoit
  • Gregory M. Bopp
  • John R. Brantley
  • Heather L. Brown
  • Jason G. Cohen
  • Stephen B. Crain
  • W. Cleland Dade
  • Kate H. Day
  • Christopher L. Dodson
  • Bryan S. Dumesnil
  • Cristy C. Edwards
  • Mark C. Evans
  • Kelly Frels
  • Dewey J. Gonsoulin Jr.
  • Sean Gorman
  • R. Todd Greenwalt
  • Amy Karff Halevy
  • Warren W. Harris
  • Yvonne Y. Ho
  • Ryan S. Holcomb
  • Diane M. Lancaster
  • Austin T. Lee
  • Vincent E. Morgan
  • G. Alan Rafte
  • Constance Gall Rhebergen
  • Aaron P. Roffwarg
  • Douglas W. Rommelmann
  • Phillip L. Sampson Jr.
  • Scott C. Sanders
  • Stephanie Koo Song
  • Jeffery B. Vaden
  • Barron F. Wallace
  • R. Daniel Witschey Jr.
  • William A. Wood III

New York

  • Daniel S. Connolly
  • Catherine Hood
  • Barbara S. Jones
  • Frank Lee
  • Robin J. Miles
  • Paul Shechtman
  • J. Anthony Terrell

San Antonio

  • Leslie Selig Byrd
  • Richard C. Danysh
  • Victoria M. Garcia
  • James H. Kizziar Jr.
  • J. Tullos Wells

Seattle

  • Lance W. Behnke
  • Douglas F. Stewart

Washington, DC

  • Stephen L. Braga
  • Michael W. Brooks
  • George D. Fatula
  • Jeffrey R. Holmstead
  • Lisa M. Jaeger
  • Mark K. Lewis
  • Paul S. Maco
  • Catherine P. McCarthy
  • D. Kirk Morgan II
  • David M. Perlman
  • David R. Poe
  • Scott H. Segal

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