Twenty-Four Fishman Haygood Lawyers Recognized by Best Lawyers®, Five Named “Lawyer of the Year”

Best Lawyers® today released its annual rankings of The Best Lawyers in America® and the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. More than 116,000 industry leading lawyers from around the world are eligible to vote, and this year more than 17 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas were received.

Fishman Haygood attorneys once again received top accolades in the 2023 editions, with twenty-two were named to the prestigious The Best Lawyers in America annual list in the following practice areas:

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  • Brent B. Barriere (2003) [20]Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, and Commercial Litigation
  • Tad Bartlett (2018) [5]: Environmental Law
  • Jason W. Burge (2019) [5]: Commercial Litigation and Litigation – Securities
  • Daniel J. Dysart (2023): Litigation – Environmental
  • Louis Y. Fishman (1983) [40]: Banking & Finance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, and Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • Maureen B. Gershanik (2020): Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, and Securities Regulation
  • Tristan E. Manthey (2019) [5]: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, and Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • J. Tyler Marquette (2019) [5]: Real Estate Law
  • Lance C. McCardle (2017) [5]: Commercial Litigation and Litigation – Securities
  • Kerry J. Miller (2010) [10]: Appellate Practice, Litigation – Construction, Litigation – Environmental, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, and Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Loretta G. Mince (2013) [10]: Commercial Litigation, Employment Law – Management, and Litigation – First Amendment
  • Cherie D. Nobles (2019) [5]: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, and Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • William H. Patrick III (1995) [25]: Banking and Finance Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, and Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Chip Saulsbury (2021): Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, and Securities Regulation
  • E. Blair Schilling (2023): Environmental Law
  • Steven C. Serio (2016) [5]: Commercial Finance Law, Corporate Law, and Real Estate Law
  • James R. Swanson (2005) [15]: Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – First Amendment, Litigation – Municipal, and Litigation – Securities
  • John D. Werner (2013) [10]: Banking and Finance Law, and Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • Sterling Scott Willis (2005) [15]: Banking and Finance Law, Equipment Finance Law, and Real Estate Law

Two Fishman Haygood attorneys were named Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America by Best Lawyers in the following practice areas:

  • Meghan D. Montgomery (*): Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, and Securities Regulation
  • C. Hogan Paschal (*): Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Environmental, and Litigation – Securities

Additionally, “Lawyer of the Year” honors are awarded annually to only one lawyer per practice area in each region with extremely high overall feedback from their peers, making it an exceptional distinction. Scott D. Chenevert, a partner in the firm’s Baton Rouge office, was named Best Lawyers 2023 “Lawyer of the Year” in Mergers & Acquisitions Law. In New Orleans, Maureen B. Gershanik (Mergers and Acquisitions Law, and Securities/Capital Markets Law), Lori G. Mince (Litigation – First Amendment), Chip Saulsbury (Securities Regulation), and Steven C. Serio (Real Estate Law) were recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective fields.

Congratulations to these outstanding Fishman Haygood attorneys!

 (Year) First year the lawyer was listed in the published practice area.
(*) Lawyers who are listed for the first time in Best Lawyers or Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.
[#] Milestone of years recognized by Best Lawyers.