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"Best Lawyers in America" Features 18 Bell Nunnally Attorneys

The Best Lawyers in America® 2020 features 18 Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP attorneys, the highest number in firm history.

Bell Nunnally attorneys and areas of the law they were selected for are as follows:
  • 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
  • W. Bennett Cullum – Trusts and Estates
  • Nikki Hurst Gibson – Commercial Finance Law
  • Karen L. Hart – Commercial Litigation
  • Heather H. Jobe – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • 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; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Real Estate Law
  • James A. Skochdopole – Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Tax Law
  • John D. Smart – Employment Law – Management
  • Christopher B. Trowbridge – Commercial Litigation
  • Beverly A. Whitley – Appellate Practice; Commercial Litigation
  • Tammy S. Wood – Commercial Litigation
The Best Lawyers in America’s 2020 edition features Partner Larry L. Shosid as its “Lawyer of the Year” in Dallas/Fort Worth for Commercial Finance Law. Partner Danica L. Mathes has been listed more than 10 consecutive years (since 2007). In addition, the following partners have been listed for five or more consecutive years: Mikel J. Bowers (since 2013), Jeffrey S. Lowenstein (since 2013), James A. Skochdopole (since 2013), Beverly A. Whitley (since 2016) and Tammy S. Wood (since 2016). Of Counsel W. Bennett Cullum has also been listed for more than five consecutive years (since 2013).

“We are pleased in both the total number of firm attorneys selected and the breadth of practice areas recognized. We are honored by the trust our clients and peers continue to place in us,” said James Skochdopole, managing partner of Bell Nunnally. “Larry’s ‘Lawyer of the Year’ selection is a particular point of pride for us.”

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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