Fourteen Bell Nunnally practice areas have been selected for inclusion on the 2021 “Best Law Firms” list, published by Best Lawyers and featured in U.S. News and World Reports. This number includes four practice areas designated as “Tier 1” – the highest ranking in the Dallas/Fort Worth region.
Bell Nunnally is featured in the following metropolitan tier categories: Appellate Practice, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Finance Law, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar; Employment Law – Management; Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures and Television; Entertainment Law – Music; Litigation – Construction; Litigation – Intellectual Property; Litigation – Labor and Employment; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Real Estate Law and Trusts; and Estates Law.
The “Tier 1” ranking practice areas are: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Finance Law, Commercial Litigation and Real Estate Law.
“The breadth of practice areas recognized by our peers is an honor and a vote of confidence in the caliber of our attorneys and the strength of our offerings,” said Christopher B. Trowbridge, managing partner of Bell Nunnally. “As always, the trust our clients place in us is paramount and our commitment to doing great work is total – with recognitions like these additional barometers that we are making an impact.”
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 https://bestlawfirms.usnews.com/.
In addition to the overall firm rankings, 18 Bell Nunnally attorneys were recently selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers’ companion publication The Best Lawyers in America 2021: 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); R. Heath Cheek (Commercial Litigation); Nikki Hurst Gibson (Commercial Finance Law); Karen L. Hart (Commercial Litigation); Heather H. Jobe (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law); Randall K. Lindley (Commercial Litigation); Jeffrey S. Lowenstein (Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Intellectual Property); Danica L. Mathes (Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures and Television; Entertainment Law – Music); Kassandra G. McLaughlin (Real Estate Law); Russell W. Mills (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law); Larry L. Shosid (Commercial Finance Law; Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Real Estate 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).
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