Fifty-Six Crowe & Dunlevy Attorneys Honored in the 2008 "Best Lawyers in America" Rank

OKLAHOMA CITY –Best Lawyers in America, a national legal publisher, has once again listed Crowe & Dunlevy and its associates with high regards in the biennial publication of Best Lawyers in America of 2008.

Of the 56 Crowe & Dunlevy attorneys honored in the 2008 Best Lawyers rankings, eight have been listed for 20 years, fourteen attorneys have been listed for 10 years, and eight have been listed in the publication for the very first time.

Published biennially since 1983, The Best Lawyers in America is widely regarded as the preeminent referral guide to the legal profession in the United States. The Best Lawyers lists, representing 80 specialties in all 50 states and Washington, DC, are compiled through an exhaustive peer-review survey in which thousands of the top lawyers in the U.S. confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The current, 14th edition of Best Lawyers (2008), is based on more than 1.8 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.

Crowe & Dunlevy lawyers that received honors include:

Oklahoma City, OK:

Cynthia Andrews, Tax Law 

Gayle L. Barrett (10), Labor and Employment Law 
LeAnne Burnett, Environmental Law 

Mark D. Christiansen (10), Natural Resources Law, Oil & Gas Law
Andrew M. Coats (20), Commercial Litigation 

H. Leonard Court (20), Labor and Employment Law 

Gary W. Davis (10) Alternative Dispute Resolution, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Natural Resources Law, Oil & Gas Law 

Stephen L. Degiusti (*), Commercial Litigation

Harvey D. Ellis, Jr. (*), Appellate Law 

Allen D. Evans (20), Trusts and Estates

Richard C. Ford, Insurance Law, Mass Tort Litigation, Product Liability Litigation

Phillip L. Free, Jr., Intellectual Property Law, Information Technology Law

Preston G. Gaddis II, Equipment Finance Law 

Jimmy K. Goodman, Commercial Litigation, Product Liability Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation

Kevin D. Gordon, Health Care Law, Insurance Law

John J. Griffin, Natural Resources Law, Oil & Gas Law

Mark S. Grossman (*), Commercial Litigation 

Terry Hanna (10), Tax Law

William H. Hoch, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law, Commercial Litigation

James H. Holloman, Jr. (20), Employee Benefits Law, Non-Profit/Charities Law, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates 

Robert M. Johnson (20), Real Estate Law 

J. Robert Kalsu, Equipment Finance Law

Michael S. Laird, Real Estate Law, Construction Law 

Robert G. McCampbell, Government Relations Law, Administrative Law, White-Collar-Criminal Defense 

Kenni B. Merritt (10), Corporate Law, Employee Benefits Law, Corporate Governance and Compliance Law 

D. Kent Meyers (20), Antitrust Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation 

Mack J. Morgan III (*), Commercial Litigation

Judy Hamilton Morse (10), Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law, Commercial Litigation 

Clyde A. Muchmore (10), Appellate Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, First Amendment Law

Brooke S. Murphy, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law 

Cynda C. Ottaway (10), Trusts and Estates, Non-profit/Charities Law 

William G. Paul, Alternative Dispute Resolution 

Henry P. Rheinberger (20), Real Estate Law 

Karen S. Rieger (10), Health Care Law, Corporate Law

Timila S. Rother, Insurance Law

Anton J. Rupert, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law

Earl A. Skarky, Public Finance Law

Stacey D. Spivey, Trusts and Estates

Michael M. Stewart (10), Banking Law, Corporate Governance and Compliance Law, Corporate Law, Gaming Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities Law, Venture Capital Law 

Roger Stong (10), Corporate Governance and Compliance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities Law

William L. Teague, Equipment Finance Law 

Paul D. Trimble (*), Energy Law 

Jeremy Tubb(*), Commercial Litigation

L. Mark Walker, Environmental Law

Harry A. Woods, Jr. (20), Commercial Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation, Product Liability Litigation


Norman, OK:

Robert L. Pendarvis, Education Law, Municipal Law 

Mary Robertson (*), Commercial Litigation

Tulsa, OK:

Michael J. Gibbens, Commercial Litigation

James L. Kincaid (10), Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation

D. Michael McBride III, Native American Law 

Gary R. McSpadden (10), Banking Law, Equipment Finance Law

Victor E. Morgan, Commercial Litigation 

Randall J. Snapp, Labor and Employment Law

Terry M. Thomas, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law, Commercial Litigation 

Madalene A.B. Witterholt (*), Workers’ Compensation Law

(*) Denotes First Year Listed
(10) Denotes Listed for at least 10 Years
(20) Denotes Listed for at least 20 Years

“We are extremely proud of this year’s Best Lawyers rankings,” said Crowe & Dunlevy president Brooke S. Murphy. “This recognition encourages us to continue to move forward in the legal community, to strive for excellence in our future endeavors.”

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