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CARRINGTON COLEMAN ATTORNEYS RECOGNIZED IN MORE THAN 20 PRACTICE AREAS BY BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA

Sixteen Carrington Coleman attorneys have been selected to the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

“We are extremely proud to have so many of our lawyers earn this recognition, especially since it’s based on reviews by our peers,” said Managing Partner Bruce Collins. “And the fact that those selected represent more than 20 different practice areas illustrates the comprehensive services we provide.”

Selected to the annual Best Lawyers in America guide are:

• Cathy Altman – Construction law, construction litigation
• Mike Birrer – Employment law-management
• Lyndon Bittle – Appellate
• Bob Botts – Trusts and estates
• Corbet Bryant – Commercial litigation
• Ken Carroll – Appellate, commercial litigation
• Jim Coleman – Bet-the company litigation, commercial litigation, legal malpractice law for defendants and plaintiffs, personal injury litigation defense
• Bruce Collins – Commercial litigation, regulatory enforcement litigation, securities litigation
• David Drumm – Real estate law
• Carmen Eiker – Family law
• Tim Gavin – Commercial litigation
• Mark Howland – Intellectual property litigation, patent litigation
• Charles Jordan – Environmental law, real estate law
• Monica Latin – Appellate, commercial litigation
• Mike Sutherland – Bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization
• Jim Watson – Corporate compliance law, corporate governance law, corporate law, employee benefits (ERISA) law

First published in 1983, The Best Lawyers in America is the oldest and one of the most respected legal guides in the nation. Selection is based on the results of peer-review surveys relying on confidential evaluations by lawyers within a specific practice area. For more information, visit https://www.bestlawyers.com/.

HINSON APPOINTED TO BOARD OF DISCIPLINARY APPEALS

Congratulations to Kelli Hinson who was appointed by the Supreme Court of Texas to serve a three-year term on the Board of Disciplinary Appeals. The Board of Disciplinary Appeals is a statewide independent adjudicatory body of 12 attorneys appointed by the Supreme Court of Texas to hear appeals in certain attorney discipline cases. Kelli brings to the Board her years of experience litigating professional malpractice claims, serving on the Dallas Bar Association Legal Ethics Committee, and acting as Carrington Coleman’s General Counsel.

D MAGAZINE SELECTS EIGHT CARRINGTON COLEMAN ATTORNEYS TO BEST LAWYERS IN DALLAS 2018 LIST

Eight Carrington Coleman attorneys are featured in D Magazine’s May Issue highlighting the Best Lawyers in Dallas 2018. The selected attorneys are:


Cathy Altman – Construction Litigation
Mike Birrer – Labor & Employment
Bruce Collins – Securities Litigation & Enforcement
David Drumm – Energy & Natural Resources
Kelli Hinson – Business / Commercial Litigation
Mark Howland – Intellectual Property
Monica Latin – Business / Commercial Litigation
Mike Peterson – Tax

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 40 practice areas.

ALTMAN NAMED TO GOVERNING BOARD OF NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION LAW GROUP

Cathy Altman has been elected to the Governing Committee of the ABA Forum on Construction Law.

She is one of four new members elected to the 12-member Governing Committee during the Forum on Construction Law’s annual meeting April 11-13 in New Orleans. Each member serves a three-year term, representing the group’s estimated 6,000 members and associates.

“It is a tremendous honor to be selected for a leadership role in an organization that is committed to building the best construction lawyers in the country,” said Ms. Altman, chair of Carrington Coleman’s construction group. “I look forward to working with this dedicated group of lawyers in supporting professionalism and knowledge in construction law.”

Focused on education and professional development, the Forum on Construction law is the largest organization of construction lawyers in the world. Its members represent all segments of the construction industry, including owners, developers, design professionals, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, construction managers, lenders, insurers and sureties.

“Cathy is a proven leader within our firm and the business community,” said Carrington Coleman Managing Partner Bruce Collins. “It is not surprising to any of us who have worked with her that she has been selected by her peers to serve on the Governing Committee.”

Before joining the governing board, Ms. Altman served as chair of the Forum’s Construction Owners & Project Finance division and as chair of the Forum’s Trial Academy. In addition, she serves on the Construction Industry specialty panel of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) National Roster of Arbitrators and Mediators. Cathy is Board Certified in Construction Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She also is the 2018 Chair of the Midlothian Chamber of Commerce and serves on the board of the North Texas Commission.

FIVE CARRINGTON COLEMAN ATTORNEYS NAMED 2018 TEXAS RISING STARS

Congratulations to Carrington Coleman’s Super Lawyers 2018 Texas Rising Stars.  Carrington Coleman’s Rising Stars are Lance Currie-Business Litigation, Amy Lott- Securities & Corporate Finance, Alex More-Securities Litigation, Debrán O’Neil- Business Litigation, and Sara Romine- Business Litigation.

Ms. Romine has the added distinction of being selected for the Up-and-Coming Top 100: 2018 Texas Rising Stars and Up-and-Coming 50: 2018 Women Texas Rising Stars.

Each year, the Thomson Reuters-owned Super Lawyers ranking service analyzes nominees from Texas lawyers to develop its list. Attorneys must be 40 or younger or have no more than 10 years in practice. No more than 2.5 percent of a state’s lawyers are selected.