Presenting our annual list of the region’s best attorneys —
in 44 specialties — as chosen by their peers

SUMMARY

To create the list, the magazine contracted DataJoe Research to facilitate an online peer-voting process and Internet research process. DataJoe Research is a software and research company specializing in data collection and verification, and conducts various nominations across the United States on behalf of publishers. To create the list, DataJoe Research facilitated an online peer-voting process. We paired this with an Internet research process to identify success characteristics. DataJoe checked and confirmed that each published winner had, at time of review, a current, active license status with the appropriate state regulatory board. If we were not able to find evidence of a lawyer’s current, active registration with the state regulatory board, that lawyer was excluded from the list. In addition, we checked available public sources to identify lawyers disciplined for an infraction by the state regulatory board. These entities were excluded from the list. Finally, DataJoe presented the tallied result to the magazine for its final review and adjustments.

FINAL NOTE: We recognize that there are many good lawyers who are not shown in this representative list. This is only a sampling of the huge array of talented professionals within the region. Inclusion in the list is based on the opinions of responding lawyers in the region. We take time and energy to ensure fair voting, although we understand that the results of this survey nomination and Internet research campaign are not an objective metric. We certainly do not discount the fact that many, many good and effective lawyers may not appear on the list.

DISCLAIMERS
DataJoe uses best practices and exercises great care in assembling content for this list. DataJoe does not warrant that the data contained within the list are complete or accurate. DataJoe does not assume, and hereby disclaims, any liability to any person for any loss or damage caused by errors or omissions herein whether such errors or omissions result from negligence, accident, or any other cause. All rights reserved. No commercial use of the information in this list may be made without written permission from DataJoe.

QUESTIONS?
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Categories

Adoption Law

Antitrust Law

Appellate Law

Arbitration and Mediation

Attorneys for Nonprofits

Aviation, Admiralty, Maritime, and Transportation

Banking and Financial

Bankruptcy

Business Law

Civil Law / Litigation

Civil Law / Transactional

Commercial Litigation

Construction

Consumer Debt

Corporate Counsel

Corporate Finance / Mergers and Acquisitions

Criminal Defense

Education

Elder Law

Eminent Domain

Family Law

General Practice

Government and Administrative

Health Care Law

Immigration Law

Insurance

Intellectual Property Rights

Labor and Employment

Land Use / Environment

Medical Malpractice / Defense

Medical Malpractice / Plaintiff

Oil and Gas

Personal Injury

Product Liability

Professional Malpractice (Non-Medical) Defense

Real Estate

Securities Law

Sports Law

Tax Law

Technology / Virtual

Traffic Law

Wills, Trusts, Estates and Probates

Workers’ Compensation

TOP ATTORNEYS 2021 Five Years or More in Practice

Attorneys whose names are in bold type received 15 or more nominations in a category,
and attorneys who are in bold italic received between 10-14 nominations in a category.

Click on names listed in RED for more information.

Adoption Law
Eric Freeby
Gregory Housewirth
Kellye Hughes
Alyssa Jacobs
Holly Schreier

Antitrust Law
Donald Herrmann
Leslie Robnett
William Warren

Appellate Law
Adam Arrington
Marianne Auld
Russell Barton
Jerry Bullard
John Cayce Jr.
David Farris
Joe Greenhill
Thomas Harkins Jr.
Steven Hayes
Caitlyn Hubbard
David Johnson
David Keltner
Chris Knight
Paul Leopold
Thomas Michel
Karen Precella
Brittani Rollen
Jody Sanders
W. Brent Shellhorse
Matt Stayton

Arbitration and Mediation
John Brookman
Jennifer Caldwell
John Chalk
Christian Dennie
Randy Hall
Kight Higgins
Joseph Horn
John Hughes
Roland Johnson
Beth Krugler
Daniel Paret
David Seidler
Len Wade
Shauna Wright

Attorneys for Nonprofits
Tom Brandon Jr.
Darren Moore
Dana Stayton
Dulaney Steer

Aviation, Admiralty, Maritime and Transportation
Orest Dachniwsky
Jeffrey Gilmore
Howard Rosenthal
Kenneth Stogdill
K. C. Thompson
Daniel Vela

Banking and Financial
Paul Bradford
Jonathan Cranz
Jay Garrett
Brandon Hill
Daniel Lowry
Matthew Luensmann
Bruce McGee
B. Scot Pierce
Sierra Quinonez
R. Daniel Settle Jr.

Bankruptcy And Workout
John Bonds III
Alice Bower
Joshua Eppich
J. Robert Forshey
Mark French
Katherine Hopkins
H. Brandon Jones
J. Michael McBride
Michael McConnell
Mark Petrocchi
Stephen Pezanosky
Jeff Prostok
Nancy Ribaudo
Sharon Sherman
Robert Simon
Lindsay Steele
Behrooz Vida

Business Law
C. William Blair
Bethany Brooks
Russell Devenport
David Dunning
Elliott Garsek
Kyle Harter
Randall Johnson
Michael Moan
Michael Moore
J. Drew Neill
J. Andrew Norman
Judd Pritchard
Andrew Ramsey
Dustin Willey

Civil Law / Litigation
Daniel Bates
Whitney Beckworth
J. Kirk Bryant
Caleb Bulls
Derek Carson
DaNae Couch
Anthony Cuesta
David Drez
Rebecca Eaton
Graigory Fancher
Michael Forman
Walker Friedman
Emily Hollenbeck
William Jenkins
Kathy Kassabian Reid
Jeff Lacy
W. Chase Medling
Jason Nash
Christopher Neal
Jay Newton
Ryan Roper
James Scott
Brian Stagner
Stephen Taylor
Paul Vitanza
S. Kyle Voss
Jay Wieser
Thomas Williams

Civil Law / Transactional
David Garza
Marcus Mungioli
Joakim Soederbaum
Andrew Wambsganss
Scott Wiehle

Commercial Litigation
Michael Anderson
Lars Berg
Jacob Boyd
Christopher Collins
Hugh Connor II
Mark Dugan
Paul Elkins
Jacob Fain
Bruce James
William Korb
Luke McMahan
Misty Pratt
Roland Schafer
Marshall Searcy
Patrick Sheridan
Mack Swindle

Construction
Randal Dean
Richard DeBerry
Stephen Harrison
Jason Kennedy
Cara Kennemer
Hunter McLean
Andrew Piel
Bradley Rice
Joe Tolbert
Hannah Watkins
Eamonn Wiles

Consumer Debt
James Foley

Corporate Counsel
Seth Burt
Andrew Lombardi
Craig Smetko

Corporate Finance / Mergers and Acquisitions
Brian Barnard
David Cook
Charlie Florsheim
Adam Fulkerson
Justin Hoover
Evan Malloy
Nathan McCune
Charles Milliken
Vernon Rew Jr.
Jacob Smith
Chelsea Tabor Wood

Criminal Defense
Sherry Armstrong
Bruce Ashworth
Brandon Barnett
Bruce Beasley
William Biggs
John Brender
Virginia Carter
Cody Cofer
Paul Conner
Craig Dameron
Mark Daniel
Lance Evans
Brandon Fulgham
Ashley Gilmore
Phillip Hall
William Harris
Daniel Hernandez
Lisa Herrick
Jeff Hoover
Jason Howard
Christy Jack
Jeff Kearney
Christopher Lankford
Trey Loftin
Colin McLaughlin
Gary Medlin
Thomas Murphree
Jayson Nag
Graham Norris
Brian Poe
Michael Schneider
Justin Sparks
Anna Summersett
Lindsay Truly
Benson Varghese
Luke Williams
Reagan Wynn

Education
Neal Adams
Janet Bubert
Sarah Flournoy
Robert Ginsburg
Thomas Myers
Lynn Rossi Scott
James Whitton
Elder Law
Monica Benson
Matt Davidson
Ricky Weaver
Travis Weaver
Dana Zachry

Eminent Domain
Mary Barkley
Albon Head
Adam Plumbley
Joseph Regan

Family Law
Katherine Allen
Andrew Anderson
Leslie Barrows
Tawanna Cesare
Mark Childress
John Clark
Anita Cutrer
Lori Dally
Paul Daly
Kelly Decker
Stephanie Foster
Courtney Harbaugh Walker
Robert Hoover
Lisa Hoppes
Jessica Janicek
Heather King
David Kulesz
W. Cade Lovelace
Kimberly Naylor
Stephen Naylor
Gary Nickelson
Spencer Nilsson
Kevin Schmid
Justin Sisemore
Curran Skinner
Dwayne Smith
Kate Smith
Susan Smith
Joseph Soto III
Lori Spearman
Carrie Tapia
Samantha Wommack
General Practice
Ola Campbell
J. Walker Holland

Government and Administrative
J. Austin Franklin
Robert Grable
Leann Guzman
Dee Kelly

Health Care Law
W. Marc McDonald
Wayne Whitaker

Immigration Law
Veronica Garza
Francisco Hernandez
Susan Lane
Edwardo Meza
Jason Mills
Margarita Morton
Yadira Zepeda

Insurance
Derek Anderson
Carter Ferguson
Christopher Nezworski
Christopher Pruitt
Jerrod Rinehart

Intellectual Property Rights
Brent Bumgardner
Decker Cammack
Joseph Cleveland Jr.
J. Heath Coffman
Clark Cowley
Charles Gunter
Dave Gunter
Cheryl Leb
Stephen Mosher
Richard Schwartz
Brian Yost

International Law
James McClain

Labor and Employment
Antonio Allen
Vianei Braun
Russell Cawyer
Jennifer Covington
Karen Denney
David Goodman
Laura Hallmon
Caroline Harrison
Cynthia Hill
Christopher Howe
Michael Hutchens
Claudine Jackson
Andrea Paris
Hannah Parks
Lu Pham
Henry Robinson
Jay Rutherford
Jason Smith
Jennifer Sweeny
Rod Tanner

Land Use / Environment
Monica Jacobs
Justin Light
Marcella Olson
J. Ray Oujesky
Melinda Ramos
Robert Stewart
Sarah Walls

Medical Malpractice / Defense
Greg Blaies
Jordan Parker
David Speed
Medical Malpractice / Plaintiff
Geno Borchardt

Oil and Gas
Prichard Bevis
Eric Camp
Jeffrey Grable
Raymond Kelly III
Jeffrey King
Timothy Malone
Jason Mills
Shayne Moses
Andrew Neal
R. Mark Oliver
J. Hunter Parrish
Katey Powell Stimek
Shawna Rinehart
Clark Rucker
Bart Rue
Brian Smith
Mason Smith
Todd Spake
Taylor Spalla
John Thompson III

Personal Injury
Mark Anderson
Wade Barrow
John Cummings
Dwain Dent
Preston Dugas
H. David Flowers
Courtney Hanson
Rob Henry
Greg Jackson
Laura James
Kolter Jennings
Steven Laird
Jesse Lotspeich
Chris Medlenka
Derek Montgomery
Preston Mundt
W. Bradley Parker
W. Travis Patterson
W. Kelly Puls
Jason Stephens
Chris Stoy
Jeffrey Tillman
Tennessee Walker
Scott Wert
Ben Westbrook
Coby Wooten
Jim Zadeh

Product Liability
Meredith Knudsen

Professional Malpractice (Non-Medical) Defense
J. Chad Arnette
Roger Diseker
E. Glen Johnson
Jeff Whitfield

Real Estate
Mark Bishop
Veronica Chavez Law
Jarrod Cone
Brett Epstein
Martin Garcia
Zachary Garsek
Michael Goodrich
Bryon Hammer
Sadie Harrison-Fincher
Timothy Harvard
Elizabeth Hatch
Alan Hegi
Amanda Hernandez
Joel Heydenburk
Chad Key
John Lively
Travis McNellie
Patricia Meadows
Sharon Millians
Gary Moates
Gregory Monroe
Mitchell Moses
Amanda Myers
Russell Norment
Jeremy Pruett
J. Andrew Rogers
Jennifer Rosell
Jessica Sangsvang
Rick Sorenson
J. Jody Walker
Ginger Webber
Robert West

Securities Law
Natalie Carlgren
John Fahy
Toby Galloway
William Greenhill
Calvin Jackson
Robin Perras
Andrew Rosell
Wayne Whitham

Sports Law
Glenn Orman
David Skeels

Tax Law
Jacob Birnbaum
Sean Bryan
James Creel
Thomas Hegi
John Hunter
Brandon Jones
Dale O’Neal
Ryan Scharar
G. Len Woodard

Technology / Virtual
Enrique Sanchez Jr.

Traffic Law
Andrew Hawkins
Justin Holt
James Mallory
Sommer Walker

Wills, Trusts, Estates and Probates
Heidi Angel
Julie Bergkamp
Marvin Blum
Antoinette Bone
Michael Bourland
Natalie Brackett
M. Keith Branyon
James Davidson
Clinton Dennis
Levi Dillon
Tena Fox
Catherine Goodman
Karen Gordon
Michael Grover
Shannon Guthrie
Janet Hahn
Shelli Harveson
Lisa Jamieson
Michael Kaitcer
R. Paul Lancaster
Robert Loudermilk
Jennifer Lovelace
Phillip McCrury
R. Dyann McCully
Alicia Meinzer
Paula Moore
Colin Murchison
Jeffrey Myers
Karen Schroeder
Melinda Smith
Michael Sweet

Workers’ Compensation
Lindsey Harmon

TOP ATTORNEYS 2021 Less than Five Years in Practice

Attorneys whose names are in bold type received 15 or more nominations in a category,
and attorneys who are in bold italic received between 10-14 nominations in a category.

Click on names listed in RED for more information.

Antitrust Law
Elizabeth Cuneo

Business Law
John Davis
Tave Doty
Jonathan Heathman
Jennifer McDaniel
Elle Whitaker

Civil Law / Litigation
Grant Moore
Mahan Wright

Civil Law / Transactional
Zachary Cate
David Miles

Commercial Litigation
Allison Allman

Corporate Finance / Mergers and Acquisitions
Taylor Cummins
Kayla Matus

Criminal Defense
Marquetta Clayton

Family Law
Kayla Gertsch
JaNeen-Marie Hopkins
Amanda Roark
Matt Thompson

Insurance
Christopher Morris

Labor and Employment
Braden Allman
Chrissy Long

Oil and Gas
Nirav Patel

Personal Injury
Elizabeth Haslam
Jack Walters

Real Estate
Ronald Parent
Kylie Rahl
Gregory Roper

Technology / Virtual
Carder Brooks

Wills, Trusts, Estates and Probates
Edward Boschini