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54 Andrews Kurth Kenyon Lawyers Named Best Lawyers in America 2018

August 15, 2017
Houston, Texas

(Houston, Texas)—Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP is proud to announce that 54 of its attorneys have been named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2018 (Copyright 2017 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.).

Best Lawyers has published their list for over three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Its first international list was published in 2006 and since then has grown to provide lists in over 65 countries.

Lawyers of the Year

  • G. Michael O'Leary: Corporate Law
  • Howard J. Shire: Trademark Law


  • Scott A. Brister: Appellate Practice
  • Jerry Kyle, Jr.: Public Finance Law
  • J. Matthew Lyons: Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • Jerry E. Turner: Public Finance Law
  • David P. Whittlesey: Commercial Litigation


  • David Barbour: Banking and Finance Law; Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Robert M. Hoffman: Commercial Litigation; Insurance Law
  • John H. McDowell, Jr.: Commercial Litigation
  • Thomas R. Popplewell: Tax Law
  • J. David Washburn: Corporate Law


  • Mark B. Arnold: Real Estate Law
  • Michael A. Boyd: Real Estate Law
  • Gerald L. Bracht: Commercial Litigation
  • J. Mark Breeding: Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
  • David C. Buck: Corporate Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Robert M. Collie, Jr.: Public Finance Law
  • Robert J. Collins: Land Use & Zoning Law; Litigation - Land Use & Zoning
  • Jonathan S. Day: Administrative/Regulatory Law
  • Jeff C. Dodd: Corporate Law; Information Technology Law
  • Jack E. Fields: Real Estate Law
  • Thomas W. Ford, Jr.: Tax Law
  • J. Wiley George: Construction Law
  • Mark C. Hodges: Real Estate Law
  • Stuart C. Hollimon: Oil & Gas Law
  • Robert V. Jewell: Corporate Law; Energy Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Gregg H. Jones: Public Finance Law; Tax Law
  • Frederick D. Junkin: Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
  • Terri Lacy: Trusts and Estates; Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Emily Macey: Trusts and Estates
  • Allison D. Mantor: Tax Law; Corporate Law
  • Daniel E. McCormick: Real Estate Law
  • L. Lee McMurtry III: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Robert J. McNamara: Tax Law
  • Gail Merel: Banking and Finance Law
  • William T. Miller: Arbitration; Litigation - Trusts and Estates; Mediation
  • G. Michael O'Leary: Corporate Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Adrian P. Patterson: Public Finance Law
  • Thomas J. Perich: Banking and Finance Law; Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Angela T. Richards: Tax Law
  • Eddy J. Rogers, Jr.: Corporate Law
  • Robin Russell: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Corporate Law
  • Thomas A. Sage: Public Finance Law
  • Mark J. Thurber: Energy Law; Project Finance Law
  • Timothy J. Unger: Corporate Law; Energy Law; Project Finance Law
  • Rick A. Witte: Public Finance Law
  • David A. Zdunkewicz: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

New York

  • Steven Lee, Ph.D.: Litigation - Patent; Patent Law
  • Michael Lennon: Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Jonathan Reichman: Copyright Law
  • Howard Shire: Litigation - Intellectual Property; Trademark Law
  • Paul N. Silverstein: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

The Woodlands

  • Michael L. Dinnin: Commercial Litigation

Washington, DC

  • Roger D. Feldman: Project Finance Law
  • Mark F. Sundback: Energy Law

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.”


Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise, and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.

About Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP

Since 1902, Andrews Kurth Kenyon has built its practice on the belief that “straight talk is good business.” Real answers, clear vision and mutual respect define the firm’s relationships with clients, colleagues, communities and employees. With nearly 430 attorneys and 11 locations worldwide, Andrews Kurth Kenyon represents a wide array of clients in multiple industries. For more information about Andrews Kurth Kenyon, please visit

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