DALLAS – Complex commercial litigation attorney Michael Hurst of Dallas is being honored by corporate counsel and other clients in theBTI 2012 Client Service All-Stars list. Mr. Hurst is one of only 23 Texas lawyers to be named to thelist, which recognizes 272 attorneys from 169 law firms nationwide.
Mr. Hurst, a name partner at Dallas-based Gruber Hurst Johansen Hail Shank LLP, appears in the list compiled by BTI Consulting Group as a result of nominations from corporate attorneys and other clients who were personally interviewed in detail to validate his nomination. In their responses, clients noted Mr. Hurst’s client focus, exceptional understanding of their business operations, outstanding results, legal skills and extraordinary client value.
For 11 years, the BTI Consulting Group has conducted candid interviews with corporate counsel from hundreds of companies across the country to identify outside counsel who excel in client service. Last year, nearly 20 percent of Fortune 100 firms participated in the interview process, including banks, transportation firms, pharmaceutical manufacturers, energy companies and many others.
No law firm or lawyer can submit a name or pay to be identified as aClient Service All-Star. In the words of BTI Consulting:
BTI Client Service All-Stars … have impressed corporate counsel with their keen understanding of business issues, thought-leading approach and total commitment to client needs – particularly during a time when client dollars are scarce but demands are high.
Mr. Hurst provides clients with an extensive legal toolbox, including expertise in intellectual property, energy, employment and commercial law matters, making him an ideal lawyer for handling the myriad issues facing today’s corporate counsel. His clients include small, medium and large companies. In addition to numerous courtroom victories, some of Mr. Hurst’s most important work is advising corporate counsel on company policies and scenarios well before the litigation stage.
Gruber Hurst Johansen Hail Shank LLP focuses on the business needs of its clients in trying complex commercial litigation in courtrooms across Texas. The firm’s experience includes matters involving securities, financial services, employment, intellectual property, technology, products liability and other commercial cases. Clients include leading companies — large and small — and individuals in the fields of private equity, real estate, manufacturing, professional services, energy and retail.