Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 98 Jackson Walker Attorneys

August 16, 2018 | Attorney News

The Best Lawyers in America, a widely regarded guide to legal excellence, has recognized 98 Jackson Walker attorneys in its 2019 edition. Best Lawyers listings are based on an exhaustive peer review survey of thousands of attorneys who vote on the legal abilities of others in their practice areas. For over three decades, recognition in Best Lawyers has been regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, since an attorney cannot pay to be listed.

Please join Jackson Walker in congratulating the following attorneys included in the 2019 Best Lawyers in America report.

The year next to an attorney’s name marks the first time they were recognized by Best Lawyers.  


Jim Alsup (2009) Real Estate Law

Amanda Bush (2017) Litigation – First Amendment

Chuck Campbell (2008) 2019 Lawyer of the Year; Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Wade Cooper (2007) 2019 Lawyer of the Year; Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights Law / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy

Raman Dewan (2014) Patent Law

Leonard Dougal (2007) Environmental Law; Litigation – Environmental; Water Law

Matt Dow (2012) Commercial Litigation

Meghan Griffiths (2019) Energy Regulatory Law

Sam Hildebrand (2006) Litigation – Trusts and Estates; Trusts and Estates

Brandon Janes (2012)  Corporate Law

Steven Martens (2006) Real Estate Law

Dudley McCalla (2007) Administrative/Regulatory Law; Insurance Law

Steven Moore (2015) Insurance Law

Christopher Mugica (2016) Commercial Litigation

Mike Nasi (2006) Energy Law; Energy Regulatory Law; Environmental Law

Robert Neblett (2007) Commercial Litigation; Construction Law; Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law; Litigation – Construction

James Pledger (2006) Banking and Finance Law; Financial Services Regulation Law

Edward Small (2007) Energy Law; Government Relations Practice; Litigation – Environmental

Tim Taylor (2006) Real Estate Law

Jerry Webberman (2013) Real Estate Law


Bryan Birkeland (2006) Real Estate Law

Robert Cohan (2005) Antitrust Law; Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Antitrust

Patrick Cowlishaw (2006) Litigation – Environmental

William Dahlstrom (2006) 2019 Lawyer of the Year; Land Use & Zoning Law; Litigation – Land Use & Zoning; Real Estate Law

Brian Dethrow (2011) Tax Law

Jeffrey Drummond (2018) Healthcare Law

George C. Dunlap, Jr. (2019) Real Estate Law

Byron Egan (1993) Corporate Compliance Law; Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Gary Fowler (2006) Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management

Larry Glasgow (2005) Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Colter Harris (2015) Real Estate Law

Michael Held (2008) Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy

John Holden (2006) Energy Law; Oil and Gas Law

William Hornberger (2003) Tax Law

John Jansonius (1997) Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management

Steve Jenkins (2006) Real Estate Law

Mark Josephs (2005) Bet–the–Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants; Litigation – Mergers & Acquisitions; Litigation – Securities; Litigation – Trusts and Estates

Michael Kaufman (2015) Trusts and Estates

Suzan Kedron (2013) Land Use and Zoning Law; Real Estate Law

Kevin L. Kelley (2013) Leisure and Hospitality Law; Real Estate Law

Ronald Kerridge (2007) Litigation & Controversy – Tax; Tax Law

Michael Knapek (2016) Litigation – Insurance

Robert Latham (2007) Commercial Litigation; First Amendment Law; Litigation – First Amendment; Litigation – Intellectual Property; Litigation – Patent; Sports Law

Michael Laussade (2019) Corporate Law

Kathleen LaValle (2007) Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Antitrust; Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement

Frank McEachern (2008) Energy Law

Scott McElhaney (2008) Commercial Litigation; Litigation – ERISA; Litigation – Labor & Employment

Susan Mead (2007) Land Use & Zoning Law; Litigation – Land Use & Zoning; Real Estate Law

Retta Miller (2012) Arbitration; Commercial Litigation

David Moran (2012) Aviation Law; Commercial Litigation

Michael Moran (2014) Construction Law

Cynthia Nelson (2012) Leisure and Hospitality Law; Real Estate Law

Robert Ruckman (2007) Commercial Litigation; Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants; Transportation Law

James Ryan (2008) Corporate Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Gordon Shapiro (2006) Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Banking & Finance; Litigation – Environmental; Litigation – Securities

Jeffrey Sone (2013) Corporate Law

Kenneth Stohner (2017) Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Scott Tuthill (2019) Real Estate Law

Richard Waggoner (2016) Corporate Law

Peter Wahl (2013) Environmental Law

Paul Watler (1995) Bet–the–Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; First Amendment Law; Litigation – First Amendment; Media Law


Albon Head (2005) Bet–the–Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law; Litigation – Construction; Railroad Law

Gary Ingram (2006) 2019 Lawyer of the Year; Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; Litigation – Labor & Employment

Jay Rutherford (2010) Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management

Paul Vrana (2007) 2019 Lawyer of the Year; Derivatives and Futures Law; Energy Law; Natural Resources Law

Len Wade (2019) Arbitration


Thad Armstrong (2017) Real Estate Law

Chip Babcock (1991) Bet–the–Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; First Amendment Law; Litigation – First Amendment; Litigation – Intellectual Property

Barron Bogatto (2006) Healthcare Law

Glen Boudreaux (2011) Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Banking & Finance

Matthew Cavenaugh (2018) Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy

David Dunlap (2005) Natural Resources Law; Oil & Gas Law

Richard Griffin (2005) Commercial Litigation

Nancy Hamilton (2005) Litigation – First Amendment

Jeffrey Harder (2006) Corporate Governance Law; Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law; Venture Capital Law

Lewis Kasner (2019) Real Estate Law

Michael Kuhn (2008) Real Estate Law

Alfie Meyerson (2003) Real Estate Law

Kurt Nondorf (2006) Real Estate Law

Michael Pearson (2005) Natural Resources Law; Oil & Gas Law

Vytas Petrulis (2014) Real Estate Law

John Ransom (2005) Tax Law

David Robins (2009) Real Estate Law

Bruce Ruzinsky (2008) Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights Law / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy

Scott Schepps (2010) Trusts and Estates Law

Lionel Schooler (2015) Arbitration; Labor Law – Management


Donald Griffis (2007) Arbitration; Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Labor & Employment; Mediation


Peter Broderick (2009) Real Estate Law

Stephanie Chandler (2017) Business Organizations including LLCs and Partnerships; Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Richard Garza (2019) Litigation – Labor and Employment

Peter Hosey (2019) Oil & Gas Law

Steven Jacobs (2005) Corporate Law

Edgar Morrison (2006) Healthcare Law

Julia Mann (2018) Commercial Litigation

James McDonough (2006) Real Estate Law

Scott Rose (2010) Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights Law / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation –Bankruptcy

Patrick Tobin (2005) Corporate Law

Steve Seidel (2005) Corporate Law; International Mergers & Acquisitions

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Founded more than 130 years ago, Jackson Walker has played a vital role in the growth and development of Texas business. Today, with more than 375 attorneys across seven Texas offices, our attorneys represent Fortune 500 companies, multinational corporations, major financial institutions, insurance companies, and a wide range of public companies and private businesses around the globe. While Jackson Walker proudly calls Texas home, our attorneys are licensed throughout the U.S. and have experience in developed and emerging markets worldwide. The Firm is ranked nationally in 27 practice areas in the U.S. News’ “Best Law Firms” rankings, has 12 Chambers USA-ranked practices, and was recognized in the BTI Client Service A-Team list in 2017.

In This Story

Jim Alsup
Partner, Austin
Thad H. Armstrong
Partner, Houston
Charles L. Babcock
Partner, Houston
Bryan C. Birkeland
Partner, Dallas
Barron P. Bogatto
Partner, Houston
Peter R. Broderick
Partner, San Antonio
Amanda L. Bush
Of Counsel, Austin
Chuck Campbell
Partner, Austin
Matthew D. Cavenaugh
Partner, Houston
Robert M. Cohan
Retired Partner, Dallas
C. Wade Cooper
Partner, Austin
Patrick R. Cowlishaw
Partner, Dallas
William S. Dahlstrom
Partner, Dallas
Brian Dethrow
Partner, Dallas
Raman N. Dewan
Partner, Austin
Leonard H. Dougal
Partner, Austin
James Matthew Dow
Partner, Austin
Jeffery P. Drummond
Partner, Dallas
David G. Dunlap
Partner, Houston
George C. Dunlap, Jr.
Partner, Dallas
Byron F. Egan
Partner, Dallas
W. Gary Fowler
Partner, Dallas
Richard G. Garza
Partner, San Antonio
Larry E. Glasgow
Partner, Dallas
Richard E. Griffin
Partner, Houston
Meghan E. Griffiths
Partner, Austin
Nancy W. Hamilton
Partner, Houston
J. Colter Harris
Partner, Dallas
Albon O. Head, Jr.
Partner, Fort Worth
Michael S. Held
Partner, Dallas
Sam K. Hildebrand
Partner, Austin
John B. Holden, Jr.
Partner, Dallas
William H. Hornberger
Partner, Dallas
Peter E. Hosey
Partner, San Antonio
Gary L. Ingram
Partner, Fort Worth
Steven R. Jacobs
Partner, San Antonio
Brandon C. Janes
Partner, Austin
John V. Jansonius
Partner, Dallas
Steven R. Jenkins
Partner, Dallas
Mark T. Josephs
Partner, Dallas
Lewis S. Kasner
Partner, Houston
Michael L. Kaufman
Partner, Dallas
L. Suzan Kedron
Partner, Dallas
Kevin L. Kelley
Partner, Dallas
Ronald D. Kerridge
Partner, Dallas
Michael K. Kuhn
Partner, Houston
Robert P. Latham
Partner, Dallas
Michael L. Laussade
Partner, Dallas
Julia W. Mann
Partner, San Antonio
Steven R. Martens
Partner, Austin
James M. McDonough
Partner, San Antonio
Frank P. McEachern
Partner, Dallas
Scott M. McElhaney
Partner, Dallas
Susan Mead
Partner, Dallas
Alfred M. Meyerson
Partner, Houston
Retta A. Miller
Partner, Dallas
Steven D. Moore
Partner, Austin
David T. Moran
Partner, Dallas
Michael W. Moran
Partner, Dallas
Edgar C. Morrison, Jr.
Partner, San Antonio
Christopher R. Mugica
Partner, Austin
Michael J. Nasi
Partner, Austin
Robert B. Neblett
Partner, Austin
Cynthia Brotman Nelson
Partner, Dallas
Kurt D. Nondorf
Partner, Houston
Michael P. Pearson
Partner, Houston
Vytas A. Petrulis
Partner, Houston
James L. Pledger
Partner, Austin
John M. Ransom
Partner, Houston
David M. Robins
Partner, Houston
J. Scott Rose
Partner, San Antonio
Robert F. Ruckman
Partner, Dallas
Jay K. Rutherford
Partner, Fort Worth
Bruce J. Ruzinsky
Partner, Houston
James S. Ryan, III
Partner, Dallas
Scott A. Schepps
Partner, Houston
Lionel M. Schooler
Partner, Houston
Gordon M. Shapiro
Partner, Dallas
Edward C. Small
Retired Partner, Austin
Jeffrey M. Sone
Partner, Dallas
Kenneth Stohner, Jr.
Partner, Dallas
Timothy C. Taylor
Partner, Austin
Patrick B. Tobin
Partner, San Antonio
Paul E. Vrana
Of Counsel, Fort Worth
Len A. Wade
Partner, Fort Worth
Richard L. Waggoner
Partner, Dallas
Peter K. Wahl
Partner, Dallas
Paul C. Watler
Partner, Dallas
Gerald Scott Webberman
Partner, Austin