The Best Lawyers In America’ Honors 36 Gardere Partners

DALLAS (LAWFUEL) – Thirty-six partners from the Dallas, Houston and Austin offices of Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP have been honored among 2009’s “Best Lawyers in America.”

Published by Woodward/White Inc., “The Best Lawyers in America” is widely regarded as one of the most respected surveys of U.S. lawyers. Attorneys are selected following a rigorous process in which thousands of the country’s top lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. More than 2 million detailed evaluations are reviewed in compiling the selections.

This year’s honorees from the firm’s Dallas offices include Val J. Albright, Tax Law; Mark W. Bayer, Antitrust Law; Cynthia J. Bishop, Environmental Law; Curtis L. Frisbie Jr., Antitrust Law and Commercial Litigation; Kenneth Glaser, Intellectual Property Law; Lawrence E. Glasgow, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Lawrence B. Goldstein, Corporate Law; Douglas A. Harrison, Family Law; Joe B. Harrison, Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation; Jack W. Hawkins, Trusts and Estates; Tom Hoffman, Employee Benefits Law; Cym H. Lowell, Tax Law; Stephen A. McCartin, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law; Keith V. Novick, Trusts and Estates; Holland N. O’Neil, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law; Alan J. Perkins, Corporate Law; Fran Phillips, Environmental Law; Richard M. Roberson, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law; Deirdre B. Ruckman, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law; Robert Sarfatis, Corporate Law; Larry Schoenbrun, Corporate Governance and Compliance Law, Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities Law; Richard A. Tulli, Corporate Law; and Peter S. Vogel, Communications Law, Information Technology Law.

From the Houston office: Michael A. Abbott, Employee Benefits Law; Geoffrey H. Bracken, Oil & Gas Law; Allen B. Craig III, Corporate Law, Tax Law; Richard O. Faulk, Environmental Law; Thomas A. Hagemann, White-Collar Criminal Defense; Mark R. Martin, Tax Law; William E. Matthews, Commercial Litigation, Legal Malpractice Law; John P. Melko, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law, John R. Pearson, Maritime Law; Lawrence J. Pirtle, Trusts and Estates; Frank Putman, Corporate Law; and N.L. Stevens III, Corporate Law.

From the Austin office: Mark Vane, Government Relations Law.

Three Gardere attorneys, Jack Hawkins, Cym Lowell and Larry Schoenbrun, have been included in the Best Lawyers listing for 20 years or longer. William Matthews, Fran Phillips, Lawrence Pirtle and Frank Putman have each been recognized for at least 10 years. Three others, Michael Abbott, John Melko and N.L. Stevens, were first-time honorees.

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