Best Lawyers® Designates Four Haynes and Boone Partners as “Lawyers of the Year”


DALLAS – Four Haynes and Boone, LLP partners have been designated “Lawyers of the Year” in their practice area by Best Lawyers in America 2011.

In Dallas, George W. Bramblett, Jr. was named the Best Lawyers’ 2011 Dallas Legal Malpractice Lawyer of the Year, Barry F. McNeil was designated the Best Lawyers’ 2011 Dallas Antitrust Lawyer of the Year and Robin E. Phelan was selected 2011 Dallas Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Lawyer of the Year.

In San Antonio, Steven A. Waters was named the Best Lawyers’ 2011 San Antonio Real Estate Lawyer of the Year.

Best Lawyers designated a single lawyer per practice specialty in each geographic region, with a total of only 2,604 lawyers in 215 locations earning the prestigious title.

Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys through peer-review surveys. Results of the 2011 edition are based on more than 3.1 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers. The honorees received particularly high ratings of their abilities, professionalism and integrity.

Best Lawyers President Steven Naifeh cited the prestige associated with peer-selected awards. “We continue to believe – as we have believed for more than 25 years – that recognition by one’s peers is the most meaningful form of praise in the legal profession. We would like to congratulate George, Barry, Robin and Steve on being selected.”

Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, New York, California, Washington, D.C., Mexico City and Moscow, providing a full spectrum of legal services. With more than 525 attorneys, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest law firms in the nation by The National Law Journal, has been named one of the "Best Corporate Law Firms in America" (Corporate Board Member Magazine, 2001-2009) and is ranked as a “Top 20 Law Firm” for culture. The firm is consistently recognized for its commitment to diversity, ranking No. 38 among the top 100 firms with respect to minorities (MultiCultural Law Journal, 2010) and in the top 20 with regard to both women and minorities (Vault, 2011).

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