Thirty-Nine Gardere Attorneys Recognized in 2015 Texas Super Lawyers

Attorneys from Dallas, Houston, Austin honored; Partner Geoffrey Bracken chosen among Top 100 Attorneys in Texas and Houston

Online PR News – 11-September-2015 – AUSTIN/DALLAS/HOUSTON – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that 39 of the Firm’s attorneys have been selected for inclusion on the 2015 Texas Super Lawyers list. In addition, Gardere Partner Geoffrey H. Bracken has earned recognition as one of the Top 100 Attorneys in Texas and Top 100 Attorneys in Houston.

“Each Gardere attorney named to the 2015 Texas Super Lawyers list represents their clients with the highest level of dedication and customer service,” says Gardere Chair Holland N. O’Neil. “Congratulations to our attorneys on this well-deserved recognition.”

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. Each year, no more than 5 percent of Texas attorneys are designated this honor. The Texas Super Lawyers list will be included in the October 2015 publications of Texas Monthly and Texas Super Lawyers Magazine.

Gardere attorneys named to the 2015 Texas Super Lawyers list include:

Mark T. Mitchell, Litigation
Mark Vane, Government Relations Practice
Kimberly A. Yelkin, Insurance Law

Marshall J. Doke Jr., Government Contracts
Craig B. Florence, Business Litigation
Ronald M. Gaswirth, Employment and Labor
Kenneth R. Glaser, Intellectual Property
Lawrence B. Goldstein, Mergers and Acquisitions
Douglas D. Haloftis, Employment and Labor
Douglas A. Harrison, Family Law
Carrie B. Hoffman, Employment and Labor
Kevin L. Kelley, Real Estate
Stephen A. McCartin, Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights
Todd Murray, Securities Litigation
Michael H. Newman, Mergers and Acquisitions
Keith V. Novick, Estate and Probate
Holland N. O’Neil, Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights
Alan J. Perkins, Mergers and Acquisitions
Clifford J. Risman, Real Estate
Deirdre B. Ruckman, Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights
Robert Sarfatis, Mergers and Acquisitions
Larry L. Schoenbrun, Mergers and Acquisitions
Kay Lyn Schwartz, Intellectual Property
Paul V. Storm, Intellectual Property Litigation
David H. Timmins, Insurance Coverage
Richard A. Tulli, Securities and Corporate Finance
Peter S. Vogel, Intellectual Property Litigation
Richard L. Waggoner, Mergers and Acquisitions

Eric A. Blumrosen, Mergers and Acquisitions
Geoffrey H. Bracken, Business Litigation
James Cooper, Insurance Coverage
Jeffrey S. Davis, Civil Litigation: Defense
Craig D. Dillard, Business Litigation
Neil Martin, Employment and Labor
Thomas A. Hagemann, Criminal Defense: White Collar
Lawrence J. Pirtle, Estate and Probate
Rachel Powitzky Steely, Employee Litigation: Defense

Also earning Super Lawyers recognition are former Partners Curtis L. Frisbie Jr. (Antitrust Litigation) and Joe B. Harrison (Business Litigation), who have since retired from practicing law.

Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, an Am Law 200 firm founded in 1909 and one of the Southwest's largest full-service law firms, has offices in Austin, Dallas, Houston and Mexico City. Gardere provides legal services to private and public companies and individuals in the areas of corporate, energy, environmental, financial restructuring and reorganization, financial services, government affairs, hospitality, insurance, intellectual property, international, labor and employment, litigation, private equity, real estate and tax.

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