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Haynes Boone Appellate Group Ranked Band 1 in Chambers USA 2022 Directory

June 13, 2022

Haynes and Boone, LLP’s Appellate Practice received the highest ranking in Texas in Chambers USA (Chambers and Partners), as one of only three firms with a Band 1 rating in Texas in the 2022 directory.

“Haynes and Boone remains a destination appellate practice,” Chambers stated, praising the firm’s deep bench and sharing direct feedback from sources:

  • “Haynes and Boone is the best appellate group in the state – they are rigorous, an intellectual force, and they have an emphasis on winning.”
  • “They were great at client service. They are timely, intelligent, and I would highly recommend them."

The following appellate litigators were individually ranked in Chambers USA 2022 as leaders in Texas: Nina Cortell, Daniel Geyser, Mike Hatchell, Lynne Liberato, Ben Mesches, Karen Precella, Kent Rutter and Mark Trachtenberg.

Commenters offered admiration for all of Haynes Boone’s ranked appellate lawyers:

Cortell: “Nina Cortell is the queen of the Texas appellate Bar." "Judges know her work is intelligent and well thought through."

Geyser: "Daniel is a wonderful legal analyst and a capable oral advocate."

Hatchell: "He has a phenomenal way of thinking."

Liberato: "Lynne is a dean of the appellate practice in Texas." "A star quality lawyer."

Mesches: "Ben is an intellectual force. In court he is precise and in complete command of the facts at all times." "He is hard-working, well prepared and easy to work with."

Precella: "She is a technically excellent appellate lawyer." "Karen is a very good writer and strategist."

Rutter: "His arguments are compelling and easy to follow. His work and conduct is excellent."

Trachtenberg: "Mark is an excellent advocate." "He was super responsive, got up to speed with complex issues very quickly and did an excellent job of writing briefs that carried the day."

With one of the largest full-time appellate teams of any national law firm, Haynes Boone’s nationally recognized Appellate Practice Group earned this recognition through decades of dedication to clients and collaborative work with trial lawyers, by earning the respect of judges across the country, and by precedent-making victories in bet-the-company appeals.

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