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Bell Nunnally Named to "Best Law Firms" List In 13 Practice Areas

A firm-record 13 Bell Nunnally practice areas have been selected for inclusion on the 2019 “Best Law Firms” list, published by Best Lawyers and featured in U.S. News & World Report’s Legal issue.

Bell Nunnally is featured in 13 metropolitan categories: Appellate Practice, Commercial Finance Law, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Employment Law – Management, Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television, Litigation – Construction, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Mergers and Acquisition Law, Real Estate Law, Tax Law and Trusts and Estates Law.

A “Tier 1” ranking – indicating that it is one of the highest rated in the Dallas/Fort Worth region – was given to five practice areas: Commercial Finance Law, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisition Law and Real Estate Law.

“The firm’s growth path and the caliber of the talent we have attracted and retained is reflected in these selections,” said James Skochdopole, managing partner of Bell Nunnally. “We are honored by the trust our peers and clients continue to place in us and are focused on continuing to provide outstanding service throughout our wide-array of practice offerings.”

Selection for the “Best Law Firms” listing is based on an intensive peer-review survey and evaluation process that includes data collection and feedback from thousands of clients, lawyers and law firm representatives spanning a wide range of practice areas nationwide. The full list of results can be found at http://bestlawfirms.usnews.com/.

In addition to the overall firm rankings, 17 Bell Nunnally attorneys were recently selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers’ companion publication The Best Lawyers in America® 2019 (Copyright 2018 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC): Alana K. Ackels (Litigation – Labor and Employment); Jeffrey J. Ansley (Criminal Defense: White-Collar); Mikel J. Bowers (Litigation – Construction); Jean Pierre Boyea (Real Estate Law); George W. Coleman (Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law); W. Bennett Cullum (Trusts and Estates); Nikki Hurst Gibson (Commercial Finance Law); Karen L. Hart (Commercial Litigation); Jeffrey S. Lowenstein (Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Intellectual Property); Danica L. Mathes (Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures & Television, Entertainment Law – Music); Kassandra G. McLaughlin (Real Estate Law);; Larry L. Shosid (Commercial Finance Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Real Estate Law); James A. Skochdopole (Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Tax Law); John D. Smart (Employment Law – Management); Christopher B. Trowbridge (Commercial Litigation); Beverly A. Whitley (Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation); and Tammy S. Wood (Commercial Litigation).

About Best Lawyers (provided by Best Lawyers)

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Almost 87,000 industry leading lawyers are eligible to vote (from around the world), and we have received almost 10 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 7.8 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in almost 60,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore 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."

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