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BEST LAWYERS© NAMES COLLINS 2018 “LAWYER OF THE YEAR” FOR SECURITIES LITIGATION IN DALLAS

Bruce Collins received the honor of being named by Best Lawyers© 2018 as the Litigation – Securities “Lawyer of the Year” for Dallas. Based on peer-review surveys, the legal guide designates a single lawyer per practice specialty in each geographic region. Honorees received high praise for legal prowess, integrity, and professionalism. Along with being recognized for his Securities Litigation practice, Bruce was also named in the 24th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© 2018 for his work in Commercial Litigation and Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy). Fifteen additional Carrington Coleman attorneys were selected by their peers for their excellence in 22 different practice areas. Click to view the complete list.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation and attorneys are not required (or allowed) to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.

BEST LAWYERS® SELECTS 16 CARRINGTON COLEMAN ATTORNEYS FOR INCLUSION IN 2018 EDITION

16 lawyers from Carrington Coleman were included in the 24th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© 2018. These lawyers were recognized for their strengths across the entire legal spectrum: appellate practice, bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights / insolvency and reorganization law, corporate governance, corporate law, environmental law, ERISA, family law, litigation (commercial, construction, intellectual property, patent, personal injury, regulatory enforcement, securities), real estate law, and trusts and estates.

Carrington Coleman’s Managing Partner, Bruce Collins was named Best Lawyers© 2018 Litigation – Securities “Lawyer of the Year” for Dallas. He received the highest overall peer-feedback for Litigation – Securities in Dallas. It is a particularly special honor because only one attorney is recognized as the “Lawyer of the Year” for each specialty and location.


Carrington Coleman attorneys named as 2018 Best Lawyers® include:

  • Cathy Altman (2013) Construction Law; Litigation – Construction
  • Lyndon Bittle (2016) Appellate Practice
  • Robert H. Botts (2010) Trusts and Estates
  • Corbet Bryant (2016) Commercial Litigation
  • Ken Carroll (2014) Appellate Practice; Commercial Litigation
  • James E. Coleman (1983) Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Legal Malpractice Law –Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Bruce W. Collins (2011) Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy); Litigation – Securities
  • David G. Drumm (2012) Real Estate Law
  • Carmen Eiker (2016) Family Law
  • Tim Gavin (2011) Commercial Litigation
  • Mark Howland (2016) Litigation – Intellectual Property; Litigation – Patent
  • Charles C. Jordan (2006) Environmental Law; Real Estate Law
  • Monica Latin (2015) Commercial Litigation; Appellate Practice
  • Diane M. Sumoski (2010) Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Securities; Trade Secrets Law
  • J. Michael Sutherland (2016) Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Jim Watson (1989) Corporate Compliance Law; Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

(Year) First year the lawyer was listed.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation and attorneys are not required (or allowed) to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.

CURRIE SELECTED FOR LEADERSHIP DALLAS CLASS OF 2018

Congratulations to Lance Currie. Lance was selected for the Dallas Regional Chamber’s Leadership Dallas Class of 2018. The class was chosen based on their high potential for leadership and their commitment to the Dallas community. For more information about the program, please click the link to read the Chamber’s press release.

CARRINGTON COLEMAN WELCOMES PATENT LAW, ESTATE PLANNING ATTORNEYS

Intellectual property attorney Seth Horwitz and estate planning and probate attorney Catherine Bright Haws have joined the Dallas office of Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, LLP, as Of Counsel.

“Seth and Catherine are talented lawyers who embrace the high standards that clients expect from our firm,” said Carrington Coleman Managing Partner Bruce Collins. “Each brings an impressive understanding of the needs of their clients in their individual practice areas.”


Mr. Horwitz’s experience in patent preparation and prosecution bolsters the firm’s formidable intellectual property and technology law practice. His work includes patent portfolio management; inter partes review (IPR); trademark registration and opposition; copyright licensing and enforcement; domain name arbitration; and identity theft, privacy and publicity rights matters. A registered patent attorney, his work encompasses a variety of technologies including:

• Network architectures
• Software as a service (SaaS)
• Semiconductor lithography and device architectures
• Optics
• Security Systems
• Image compression and processing
• Industrial machines
• Firearms

A 1998 graduate of Rice University with degrees in electrical engineering and math, and a 2001 graduate of Columbia University School of Law, Mr. Horwitz joins Carrington Coleman from the Dallas office of Glast, Phillips & Murray, PC.

To learn more about Mr. Horwitz, please click here.


Board certified in estate planning and probate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Ms. Haws is a trusted advisor to clients on estate planning and probate matters, including:

• Will and trust agreement preparation
• Planning for a potential mental incapacity
• Probate and estate administration
• Family business formation and succession
• Fiduciary litigation
• Estate, gift and generation-skipping tax planning

A 2001 graduate of Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law, Ms. Haws joins the firm from Key Harrington Barnes, PC.

To learn more about Ms. Haws, please click here.

D MAGAZINE SELECTS SEVEN CARRINGTON COLEMAN ATTORNEYS TO BEST LAWYERS IN DALLAS 2017 LIST

Carrington Coleman D Magazine Best Lawyers 2017

Seven Carrington Coleman attorneys are featured in D Magazine’s May Issue highlighting the Best Lawyers in Dallas 2017. The selected attorneys are:

Cathy Altman – Construction Litigation
Mike Birrer – Labor & Employment
Kelli Hinson – Professional Liability Litigation
Mark Howland – Intellectual Property
Monica Latin – Business / Commercial Litigation
Bret Madole – Corporate Law: General
Mike Sutherland – Bankruptcy & Workout

The attorneys on the D Magazine Best Lawyers list are peer-nominated. Nominations are received from lawyers with a valid Texas Bar number who are asked the question, “Which Dallas lawyers, of those whose work you have witnessed firsthand, would you rank among the current best?” Those selected offer exceptional counsel in 34 practice areas.

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