Eight Haynes and Boone Lawyers Receive “2016 Lawyer of the Year” Distinction by Best Lawyers


Best Lawyers®, published by Woodward/White, Inc., has named eight Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers “2016 Lawyer of the Year,” one more than last year.

Based on peer-review surveys, the legal guide designates a single lawyer per practice specialty in each geographic region. Honorees received high praise for legal prowess, integrity and professionalism.

The following Texas-based Haynes and Boone lawyers were recognized this year:


  • Stacy L. Brainin, Health Care Law
  • Deborah S. Coldwell, Franchise Law
  • John Russell Emerson, Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Ernest Martin, Jr., Insurance Law
  • David L. McCombs, Litigation - Patent
  • Barry F. McNeil, Litigation - Antitrust

San Antonio

  • Lamont A. Jefferson, Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Laura E. O'Donnell, Litigation - Labor and Employment

This recognition is on the heels of Best Lawyers featuring 113 firm lawyers across more than 60 practice areas.

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