Sixty-seven Crowe & Dunlevy attorneys honored by “Best Lawyers in America” 2011

OKLAHOMA CITY – “Best Lawyers in America,” a national legal publisher, has once again listed Crowe & Dunlevy and its attorneys among the most respected law firms and lawyers in the nation.

Of the 67 Crowe & Dunlevy attorneys honored in the 2011 Best Lawyers rankings, six have been listed for 25 years, five attorneys have been listed for 20 years and 14 attorneys have been listed for 10 years

“We are extremely proud of this year’s Best Lawyers rankings,” said Crowe & Dunlevy President Roger A. Stong. “We attribute our continued recognition as a nationally ranked law firm to our dynamic attorneys. Their depth of experience in all areas of the general practice of law allows Crowe & Dunlevy to provide high-quality representation for clients throughout the state and region.”

First published in 1983, Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive annual peer-review survey. For the new U.S. edition, more than 50 percent of the lawyers listed in Best Lawyers cast more than 3.1 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in the same and related specialties. Because of the rigorous and transparent methodology used by Best Lawyers, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

“We continue to believe – as we have believed for 28 years – that recognition by one’s peers is the most meaningful form of recognition in the legal profession,” said Steven Naifeh, president of Best Lawyers.

Crowe & Dunlevy lawyers that received honors include:

Oklahoma City, Okla.:

Cynthia L. Andrews, Tax Law, Employee Benefits Law, Non-profit/Charities Law

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

Regan S. Beatty (*), Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law

Laura D. Brookins, Administrative Law

LeAnne Burnett, Environmental Law, Water Law

Mark D. Christiansen (10), Energy Law, Natural Resources Law, Oil & Gas Law

Andrew M. Coats (25), Appellate Law, Commercial Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar

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, Energy Law

Harvey D. Ellis, Jr., Appellate Law

Allen D. Evans (25), Trusts and Estates

Arlen Fielden, Workers' Compensation Law, Labor and Employment Law

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

Preston G. Gaddis II, Equipment Finance Law

Jimmy K. Goodman (10), Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Gaming Law, Insurance Law, Product Liability Litigation

Kevin D. Gordon, Administrative Law, Health Care Law, Insurance Law

John J. Griffin, Jr., Energy Law, Natural Resources Law, Oil & Gas Law, Water Law

Mark S. Grossman, Commercial Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation

Terry Hanna (10), Tax Law

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

James H. Holloman, Jr. (25), Employee Benefits Law, Non-Profit/Charities Law, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates

Allison M. Howard (*), Appellate Law

Robert M. Johnson (25), Construction Law, Real Estate Law

J. Robert Kalsu, Equipment Finance Law

Michael S. Laird, Construction Law, Gaming Law, Land Use & Zoning Law, Real Estate Law

James W. Larimore, Banking Law, Securities Law

Cori H. Loomis (*), Administrative Law

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

D. Kent Meyers (25), Antitrust Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation

Mack J. Morgan III, Antitrust Law, Commercial Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation

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

Clyde A. Muchmore (20), Appellate Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, First Amendment Law

Brooke S. Murphy, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation

Cynda C. Ottaway (20), Non-Profit/Charities Law, Trusts and Estates

William G. Paul, Alternative Dispute Resolution

Henry P. Rheinberger (25), Real Estate Law

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

Timila S. Rother, Insurance Law

Anton J. Rupert, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Product Liability Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation

Earl A. Skarky, Municipal Law, Public Finance Law

Stacey D. Spivey, Trusts and Estates

Roger A. Stong (10), Banking Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Laws, Corporate Governance and Compliance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities Law, Venture Capital Law

David M. Sullivan, Intellectual Property Law, Information Technology Law

John M. Thompson, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation

Mary H. Tolbert, Antitrust Law, Appellate Law

C. Miles Tolbert (*), Administrative Law, Water Law

William E. van Egmond, Equipment Finance Law

L. Mark Walker (10), Commercial Litigation, Energy Law, Environmental Law, Water Law, Oil and Gas Law, Natural Resources Law

Harry A. Woods, Jr. (20), Commercial Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation, Product Liability Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation

Tulsa, Okla.:

Michael J. Gibbens (10), Commercial Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Franchise Law

James L. Kincaid (20), Appellate Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation

D. Michael McBride III, Native American Law, Gaming Law

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

Victor E. Morgan, Commercial Litigation

Michael R. Pacewicz (*), Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law

Malcolm E. Rosser IV, Land Use & Zoning Law, Real Estate Law

Randall J. Snapp, Labor and Employment Law

Terry M. Thomas (10), Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law, Commercial Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation

Madalene A. B. Witterholt, Workers' Compensation Law

Norman, Okla.:

Robert L. Pendarvis, Education Law, Municipal Law

Gary C. Rawlinson (*), Real Estate Law

(*) Denotes First Year Listed

(10) Denotes Listed for at least 10 Years

(20) Denotes Listed for at least 20 Years

(25) Denotes Listed for at least 25 Years

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