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CARRINGTON COLEMAN RANKED AS 2019 U.S. NEWS – BEST LAWYERS® “BEST LAW FIRM”

Carrington Coleman has been recognized for its legal expertise and quality of law practice by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers. For 2019, the Firm is ranked nationally in 5 areas and in 19 areas for the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area. Sixteen Carrington Coleman attorneys were recognized in the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.

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NATIONAL TIER 3
Appellate Practice
Commercial Litigation
Corporate Law
Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Litigation – Securities

METROPOLITAN TIER 1 – Dallas/Fort Worth
Appellate Practice
Commercial Litigation
Construction Law
Corporate Compliance Law
Corporate Governance Law
Corporate Law
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
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Environmental Law
Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
Litigation – Construction
Litigation – Intellectual Property

METROPOLITAN TIER 3 – Dallas/Fort Worth
Family Law
Litigation – Patent
Trusts & Estates 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.

CATHY ALTMAN NAMED TO TRINITY RIVER AUTHORITY BOARD

Cathy Altman has been appointed to the Trinity River Authority Board of Directors by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.

Ms. Altman, who chairs Carrington Coleman’s construction group, is one of five new directors appointed to the 25-member board that oversees the development and conservation of surface water resources of the Trinity River. Three additional members were reappointed to new six-year terms.

“The Trinity is one of this state’s most vital resources,” said Ms. Altman. The river flows 710 miles from North Texas to Galveston Bay, making it the largest river basin with a watershed entirely within the borders of Texas.

“It is a privilege to be among this select group of individuals entrusted with the responsibility of not only being good stewards of the environmental resources of the river, but also guiding development across the Trinity basin.”

The board is composed of directors representing each of the counties in the Trinity River Basin and three at-large directors. Ms. Altman, a resident of Midlothian, replaces longtime board member Harold Barnard, who represented Ellis County for 17 years. The appointment was applauded by State Sen. Brian Birdwell, who called Ms. Altman an “exceptional choice. Ellis County and the state of Texas will be well served by her.”

A respected leader in both legal and business communities, Ms. Altman is a member of the Governing Committee of the ABA Forum on Construction Law and serves on the Construction Industry specialty panel of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) National Roster of Arbitrators and Mediators. She is chair of the Midlothian Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and is a board member of the North Texas Commission, a public-private partnership.

SUPERLAWYERS RECOGNIZES 13 CARRINGTON COLEMAN ATTORNEYS ON 2018 LIST

Carrington Coleman is proud to announce our 13 attorneys selected for inclusion on the 2018 Texas Super Lawyers list. Carrington Coleman attorneys were recognized in 8 different practice groups. The Super Lawyers list recognizes lawyers with a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Monica Latin, Executive Committee member, and Litigation Practice Group Leader was also named to the Top 100: 2018 Texas Super Lawyers; Top 50: 2018 Women Texas Super Lawyers; and Top 100: 2018 Dallas/Fort Worth Super Lawyers lists.

Our attorneys named to the 2018 Texas Super Lawyers and their practice area of recognition:
Cathy Altman – Construction Litigation
Lyndon Bittle – Insurance Coverage
Corbet Bryant – Alternative Dispute Resolution
Neil Burger – Business Litigation
Ken Carroll – Appellate
James E. Coleman, Jr. – Business Litigation
Bruce Collins – Business Litigation
Carmen Eiker – Family Law
Tim Gavin – Business Litigation
Kelli Hinson – Business Litigation
Mark Howland – IP Litigation
Monica Latin – Business Litigation
J. Michael Sutherland – Bankruptcy: Business

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.