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CARRINGTON COLEMAN RANKED AS 2022 U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORT AND BEST LAWYERS® “BEST LAW FIRM”

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in America® have released their annual list of the country’s Best Law Firms and in the North Texas area, Carrington Coleman has been recognized in 23 practice areas. The firm was also ranked nationally in the areas of Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) and Litigation – Securities.

NATIONAL TIER 3
Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Litigation – Securities

METROPOLITAN TIER 1 – Dallas/Fort Worth
Appellate Practice
Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Commercial Litigation
Construction Law
Employment Law – Management
Family Law
Insurance Law
Litigation – Construction
Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Litigation – Securities
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Real Estate Law

METROPOLITAN TIER 2 – Dallas/Fort Worth
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Corporate Law
Employment Law – Individuals
Litigation – Intellectual Property
Litigation – Patent
Trusts & Estates Law

METROPOLITAN TIER 3 – Dallas/Fort Worth
Environmental Law
Patent Law

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer recognized on The Best Lawyers in America© list for that particular location and specialty.

DALLAS BUSINESS JOURNAL NAMES CARRINGTON COLEMAN AS “BEST PLACES TO WORK IN NORTH TEXAS”

Carrington Coleman, a full-service law firm based in North Texas, has been named by the Dallas Business Journal as one of its 2021 “Best Places to Work in North Texas.” These awards are based solely on the input of employees, who elect to provide anonymous feedback by completing a survey about their job, work environment, and employer.

“Carrington Coleman has received many awards in our 51 years. This might just be my favorite because this honor comes straight from the heart of our firm – our employees,” said Managing Partner Monica Latin. “We are proud that the inclusive culture our founders created over 50 years ago continues today, even through a worldwide pandemic, and look forward to continuing to have a warm and welcoming workplace for years to come.”

The Dallas Business Journal chooses the top 100 workplaces in North Texas based on employee engagement surveys conducted by Quantum Workplace. Companies are then placed in categories based on employee count: micro, small, medium, large, and extra-large.

MONICA LATIN EARNS TRIO OF TOP HONORS FROM TEXAS SUPER LAWYERS

For a second consecutive year, Carrington Coleman managing partner Monica Latin has earned a trio of special recognitions from Texas Super Lawyers, the preeminent guide to the state’s legal community.

Honored among the Top 100 Attorneys in Texas regardless of practice focus or office location, she is also named among the Top 50 Women lawyers in the state and the Top 100 Attorneys in Dallas/Fort Worth.

In addition to these honors, a total of 14 firm attorneys earned repeat recognition across a total of nine practice areas in the 2021 edition of Texas Super Lawyers. Attorneys are selected through a rigorous process, with the final listing honoring no more than 5 percent of the state’s lawyers.

Join us in congratulating these outstanding attorneys:

Cathy Altman – Selected among the state’s top Construction Litigation attorneys since 2014
Mike Birrer – Employee Benefits, 2020
Lyndon Bittle – Insurance Coverage, 2012
Neil Burger – Business Litigation, 2013
Ken Carroll – Appellate, 2011
Bruce W. Collins – Business Litigation, 2003
David G. Drumm – Real Estate, 2020
Carmen E. Eiker – Family Law, 2013
Kelli M. Hinson – Business Litigation, 2012
Jason Katz – Business Litigation, 2019
Monica Latin — Business litigation, 2003
Christie A. Newkirk  – Employment & Labor, 2005
Brian Shaw – Business Litigation, 2021
Michael Sutherland – Business Bankruptcy, 2004

Published annually by Thomson Reuters, the full 2021 Texas Super Lawyers listing will appear in Texas Monthly and Super Lawyers magazines and can be found online at http://www.superlawyers.com.

27 CARRINGTON COLEMAN ATTORNEYS SELECTED IN MORE THAN 31 PRACTICE AREAS FOR BEST LAWYERS® RECOGNITION

Demonstrating the firm’s commitment to serving clients across the business spectrum, Carrington Coleman is proud to announce that more than half of our attorneys have earned recognition in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© or the companion Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.

A total of 27 attorneys, representing more than 31 unique practice areas, were selected to the 2022 list. Beginning with Environmental Law partner Charles Jordan’s selection in 2006 to the first-time selections this year for Lance Currie, Chelsea Glover, Debrán O’Neil, and Marisa O’Sullivan, these Carrington Coleman attorneys collectively have earned Best Lawyers recognition a total of 252 times.

Carrington Coleman attorneys selected to the 2022 Best Lawyers® listing:

Best Lawyers Ones to Watch

Eight additional Carrington Coleman lawyers were selected to the companion Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch listing of the top young attorneys in the country. This honor is reserved for and recognizes the professional excellence of, attorneys who have been in private practice for five to nine years.

Join us in congratulating:

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because selection is based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation, inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America legal guide is among the most highly respected honors in the legal profession.

INSURANCE LITIGATOR MARISA O’SULLIVAN JOINS CARRINGTON COLEMAN AS PARTNER

Insurance litigator Marisa O’Sullivan has joined Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, LLP as a partner in the firm’s Dallas office.

“Marisa has distinguished herself at the forefront of the exceedingly important practice of insurance coverage law. We are excited to add an attorney with her industry and professional leadership experience to the firm,” said Carrington Coleman Managing Partner Monica Latin.

Over the course of her career, Ms. O’Sullivan has served as coverage counsel to commercial clients in a variety of industries including technology, hospitality, real estate, manufacturing, transportation, aviation, security, and retail. In addition to coverage litigation, Ms. O’Sullivan advocates for her clients facing claim handling disputes, claim resolution problems, and policy procurement or renewal issues. She has published several articles and led seminars for both in-house counsel and bar organizations on a range of insurance and litigation topics, including business risk insurance, cyber insurance, and e-discovery.

“Marisa has earned a reputation for creative problem solving in her advocacy for clients,” said Lyndon Bittle, head of the firm’s Insurance Group. “She will be a tremendous asset in meeting the complex needs of our clients and continuing to grow our insurance group.”

Named the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers’ Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year in 2019, her work has earned recognition from Thomson Reuters’ Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars. She has also been listed by D Magazine as one of the Best Lawyers in the field of insurance law and the Best Lawyers Under 40 in Dallas.

A Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation and Dallas Bar Association Foundation Fellow, she currently serves on the boards of the Dallas Bar Association and Dallas Women Lawyers Association. She is slated to serve as President of the Dallas Women Lawyers Association in 2022.

Ms. O’Sullivan earned her law degree, cum laude, from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. She earned her undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Missouri.

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