‘The Best Lawyers in America’ Honors 164 Jackson Walker Attorneys in 2021 Edition, Including 9 “Lawyers of the Year” and 25 “Ones to Watch”

August 20, 2020 | Attorney News



The Best Lawyers in America  |  Lawyers of the Year  |  Ones to Watch

The Best Lawyers in America, a widely regarded guide to legal excellence, has recognized 164 Jackson Walker attorneys as Best Lawyers, including 9 Lawyers of the Year and 25 Ones to Watch, across 6 offices and 66 specialty practice areas in its 2021 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.

Notably, this year’s Best Lawyers introduces a new awards category: “Ones to Watch.” Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognizes extraordinary attorneys who have been in private practice between five and nine years in the United States. Like Best Lawyers, recognition among this group is based entirely on feedback from their peers.

A special congratulations to our nine attorneys named Lawyers of the Year for 2021:

Chuck CampbellChuck Campbell
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Austin
Susan Mead
Land Use and Zoning Law
Dallas/Fort Worth
David FolsomDavid Folsom
Litigation – Intellectual Property
Tyler
Michael NasiMike Nasi
Environmental Law
Austin
Albon O. Head Jr.Albon Head
Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
Dallas/Fort Worth
Michael PearsonMike Pearson
Natural Resources Law
Houston
Robert Bob LathamBob Latham
Sports Law
Dallas/Fort Worth
Jay RutherfordJay Rutherford
Labor Law – Management
Dallas/Fort Worth
Scott McElhaneyScott McElhaney
Litigation – ERISA
Dallas/Fort Worth

Congratulations the following attorneys named among the Best Lawyers in America for 2021:
The year next to an attorney’s name marks the first time they were recognized as Best Lawyers.

Austin

  • Jim Alsup (2009)
    • Real Estate Law
  • John Beckworth (2003)
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Litigation – First Amendment
    • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
    • Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • Amanda Bush (2017)
    • Litigation – First Amendment
  • Chuck Campbell (2008)
    • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Wade Cooper (2007)
    • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
    • Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Raman Dewan (2014)
    • Patent Law
  • Leonard Dougal (2007)
    • Environmental Law
    • Litigation – Environmental
    • Natural Resources Law
    • Water Law
  • Matt Dow (2012)
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Health Care Law
    • Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Meghan Griffiths (2019)
    • Energy Regulatory Law
  • Sam Hildebrand (2006)
    • Litigation – Trusts and Estates
    • Trusts and Estates
  • Brandon Janes (2012)
    • Corporate Law
  • Aldean Kainz (2021)
    • Commercial Litigation
  • Jonathan Lass (2021)
    • Corporate Law
  • Pamela Madere (2020)
    • Land Use and Zoning Law
    • Real Estate Law

Dallas

  • Bryan Birkeland (2006)
    • Real Estate Law
  • Jon Bull (2019)
    • Environmental Law
  • Bob Cohan (2005) – Retired Partner, 2020
    • Antitrust Law
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Litigation – Antitrust
  • Greta Cowart (2005)
    • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Pat Cowlishaw (2006)
    • Litigation – Environmental
  • Bill Dahlstrom (2006)
    • Land Use and Zoning Law
    • Litigation – Land Use and Zoning
    • Real Estate Law
  • Brian Dethrow (2011)
    • Tax Law
  • Jay Dewald (2021)
    • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Linda Donohoe (2021)
    • Corporate Law
  • Jeff Drummond (2018)
    • Health Care Law
  • George Dunlap (2019)
    • Real Estate Law
  • Byron Egan (1993)
    • Corporate Compliance Law
    • Corporate Governance Law
    • Corporate Law
    • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Ross Forbes (2021)
    • Commercial Litigation
  • Gary Fowler (2006)
    • Employment Law – Management
    • Labor Law – Management
    • Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Larry Glasgow (2005)
    • Corporate Law
    • Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
    • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Carl Glaze (2021)
    • Energy Law
  • Colter Harris (2015)
    • Real Estate Law
  • Mike 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 and 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 Kelley (2013)
    • Leisure and Hospitality Law
    • Real Estate Law
  • Ron Kerridge (2007)
    • Litigation and Controversy – Tax
    • Tax Law
  • John Koepke (2020)
    • Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Bob Latham (2007)
    • Commercial Litigation
    • First Amendment Law
    • Litigation – First Amendment
    • Litigation – Intellectual Property
    • Litigation – Patent
    • Sports Law

Fort Worth

  • Keith Branyon (2020)
    • Trusts and Estates
  • Albon Head (2005)
    • Bet-the-Company Litigation
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
    • Litigation – Construction
    • Railroad Law
  • Joel Heydenburk (2021)
    • Real Estate Law
  • Gary Ingram (2006)
    • Employment Law – Management
    • Labor Law – Management
    • Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Jay Rutherford (2010)
    • Employment Law – Management
    • Labor Law – Management
    • Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Paul Vrana (2007)
    • Derivatives and Futures Law
    • Energy Law
    • Natural Resources Law
  • Len Wade (2019)
    • Arbitration
  • Ginger Webber (2021)
    • Real Estate Law

Houston

San Antonio

Texarkana

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The Firm proudly congratulates the following attorneys named among the inaugural Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch list for 2021:

Austin
Dallas
Fort Worth
Houston
San Antonio

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