A firm-record 14 Bell Nunnally practice areas have been selected for inclusion on the 2020 “Best Law Firms” list, published by Best Lawyers and featured in U.S. News and World Reports, including four practice areas designated as “Tier 1” – the highest ranking in the Dallas/Fort Worth region.
Bell Nunnally is featured in 14 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, Litigation – Labor and Employment, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Real Estate Law, Tax Law and Trusts and Estates Law.
The “Tier 1” ranking practice areas are: Commercial Finance Law, Commercial Litigation, Mergers and Acquisition Law and Real Estate Law.
“Bell Nunnally prides itself on providing the highest possible level of service to our clients and to have our peers recognize us in this way, is a true honor,” said Christopher Trowbridge, managing partner of Bell Nunnally. “Though our practice is nationwide in scope, the Dallas/Fort Worth region is home for all of our employees. To have so many practice areas honored in the top tier in our region, is especially gratifying given the quantity and quality of firms in our area.”
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 2020: 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); 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); Russell W. Mills (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization); 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).
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