A total of 16 Carrington Coleman attorneys, representing 23 unique practice areas, have been recognized in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, the oldest and among the most respected peer-review attorney guides in the country.
Managing Partner Bruce Collins earned special recognition as the Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Lawyer of the Year for Dallas. This distinction is reserved for the attorney earning the highest ranking during peer-review assessment.
“With peer input playing such a large role in selections, earning a place on The Best Lawyers in America listing is always an honor,” said Managing Partner-elect Monica Latin. “We are particularly proud of, but not surprised by, Bruce’s recognition as a Lawyer of the Year. Those who work with him have always looked at him as a leader. Now it is official.”
The Carrington Coleman attorneys selected to the Best Lawyers in America guide and their practice areas include:
Cathy Altman – Construction Law and Construction Litigation
Mike Birrer – Employment Law, Individuals and Management
Lyndon Bittle – Appellate
Robert Botts Jr. – Trusts and Estates, Commercial Litigation
Corbet F. Bryant, Jr. – Commercial Litigation
Ken Carroll – Appellate, Commercial Litigation
Jim Coleman – Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Legal Malpractice Law Defendants and Plaintiffs, Personal Injury Litigation Defendants
Bruce Collins – Commercial Litigation, Securities Litigation, Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
David Drumm – Real Estate Law
Carmen Eiker – Family Law
Mark C. Howland – Intellectual Property Litigation, Patent Litigation
Charles Jordan – Environmental Law, Real Estate Law
Monica Latin – Commercial Litigation, Appellate
Bret Madole – Business Organization (including LLCs and Partnerships)
J. Michael Sutherland – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization
Jim Watson – Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
The Best Lawyers in America selection is based on outside nominations from attorneys, corporate leaders, and the general public. Comprehensive review includes lawyers within the same geographical region who share a practice focus. Final selections are made by the Best Lawyers research team and represent the top 4 percent of practicing attorneys in the United States.