HOUSTON Approximately 120 Bracewell LLP lawyers were recognized for excellence in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.

Eight Bracewell lawyers were honored as a “Lawyer of the Year,” a designation given to individual attorneys who receive the highest overall peer feedback in a specific practice area within a given geographic location. These individuals included:

  • Jeffrey B. Andrews – Technology Law (Houston)
  • Stephen L. Braga – Bet-the-Company Litigation (Washington, DC)
  • Kevin D. Collins – Litigation – Environmental (Austin)
  • Richard C. Danysh – Bet-the-Company Litigation (San Antonio)
  • Barbara S. Jones – Administrative/Regulatory Law (New York)
  • Wilson G. Jones – Health Care Law (Dallas)
  • Nancy C. LeGros – Health Care Law (Houston)
  • D. Kirk Morgan II – Oil and Gas Law (Washington, DC)

In addition, 24 Bracewell lawyers were named to the “Ones to Watch” list, which identifies the top up-and-coming legal talent in the United States:

  • Shannon Baldwin – Banking and Finance Law (Houston)
  • Emily A. Banse – Banking and Finance Law (Houston)
  • Margaret B. Beasley – Commercial Litigation (Washington, DC)
  • W. Jared Berg – Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law (Houston)
  • Patrick J. Connolly – Intellectual Property Law; Litigation – Patent (Seattle)
  • Nancy McEvily Davis – Commercial Litigation; Energy Law; Health Care Law; Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs (Houston)
  • Jordan K. Fine – Commercial Litigation (Houston)
  • Summer B. Greathouse – Corporate Law; 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)
  • Kate Barrington McGregor – Corporate Law (Houston)
  • Andrew W. Monk – Corporate Law (Houston)
  • Brittany M. Pemberton – Energy Law; Environmental Law; Oil and Gas Law (Washington, DC)
  • Lucy Porter – Intellectual Property Law (Houston)
  • Brett W. Rector – Commercial Litigation (Dallas)
  • Eryn E. Roberts – Public Finance Law (Houston)
  • Jonathan L. Seliger – Energy Law (Houston)
  • Derek A. B. Speck – Corporate Law (Houston)
  • John L. Stavinoha III – Energy Law (Houston)
  • Drew Taggart – Commercial Litigation; Patent Law (Houston)
  • Carlton D. Wilde III – Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Intellectual Property (Houston)
  • Stacianne M. Wilson – Commercial Litigation (Houston)

The following Bracewell lawyers were also ranked:

Austin

  • W. Stephen Benesh
  • Elizabeth Rippy Bowes
  • Sara M. Burgin
  • Michael Chibib
  • Conor M. Civins
  • R. Joe Hull
  • W. Glenn Opel
  • Victoria N. Ozimek
  • Matthew Paulson
  • Whit Swift
  • Timothy A. Wilkins

Dallas

  • K. Brock Bailey
  • Ben A. Brooks III
  • Robert R. Collins III
  • Andrew C. Cookingham
  • Jonathan C. Leatherberry
  • Julie Melton Partain
  • George G. Rodriguez

Houston

  • Bradley J. Benoit
  • Gregory M. Bopp
  • Heather L. Brown
  • Molly E. Butkus
  • Jason G. Cohen
  • Stephen B. Crain
  • W. Cleland Dade
  • Kate H. Day
  • Bryan S. Dumesnil
  • Cristy C. Edwards
  • Mark C. Evans
  • Jonathan K. Frels
  • Kelly Frels
  • Dewey J. Gonsoulin Jr.
  • R. Todd Greenwalt
  • Amy Karff Halevy
  • Warren W. Harris
  • Ryan S. Holcomb
  • Austin T. Lee 
  • W. James McAnelly III
  • Linda L. Morgan
  • Vincent E. Morgan
  • Robert S. Nichols
  • G. Alan Rafte
  • Constance Gall Rhebergen
  • Aaron P. Roffwarg
  • Douglas W. Rommelmann
  • Phillip L. Sampson Jr.
  • Scott C. Sanders
  • Stephanie Koo Song
  • Charles H. Still Jr.
  • Jeffery B. Vaden
  • Barron F. Wallace
  • R. Daniel Witschey Jr.
  • William A. Wood III

New York

  • Daniel S. Connolly
  • Martin F. Gusy
  • Catherine Hood
  • Frank Lee
  • Robin J. Miles
  • J. Anthony Terrell

San Antonio

  • Leslie Selig Byrd
  • Victoria M. Garcia
  • James H. Kizziar Jr.
  • James P. Plummer
  • J. Tullos Wells

Seattle

  • Lance W. Behnke
  • Douglas F. Stewart

Washington, DC

  • Michael W. Brooks
  • Kevin A. Ewing
  • George D. Fatula
  • Jeffrey R. Holmstead
  • Jason B. Hutt
  • Lisa M. Jaeger
  • Mark K. Lewis
  • Paul S. Maco
  • Catherine P. McCarthy
  • Charles R. Mills
  • Ann D. Navaro
  • David M. Perlman
  • Scott H. Segal

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