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The Best Lawyers In America (BL Rankings, LLC) 2020 Lists 88 V&E Lawyers, 8 “Lawyers of the Year”

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The Best Lawyers in America has named 88 Vinson & Elkins lawyers in its 2020 edition. Some are listed in more than one practice area, giving the firm a total of 175 lawyer listings.

In addition, the following eight V&E lawyers have been named “Lawyer of the Year.”


Paul R. Tobias – Securities / Capital Markets Law

Dallas/Fort Worth

Vanessa M. Griffith – Employment Law – Management
Robert L. Kimball – Project Finance Law
George M. Kryder – Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
James J. Lee – Litigation – Bankruptcy
Michael A. Saslaw – Mergers and Acquisitions Law


Douglas E. McWilliams – Corporate Law
David Palmer Oelman – Mergers and Acquisitions Law

The following lawyers are recognized by Best Lawyers in their respective practice areas:

Christopher V. Bacon
Sean M. Becker
Jo Ann Biggs
Douglas S. Bland
Brian R. Bloom
Alan J. Bogdanow
Ryan K. Carney
Trina H. Chandler
Christopher S. Collins
John B. Connally IV
David C. D’Alessandro
Christopher J. Dewar
Scot Dixon
Phillip B. Dye, Jr.
Billy Coe Dyer
Mark Early
Adam M. Endick
Jeffery B. Floyd
Keith R. Fullenweider
Kevin A. Gaynor
George M. Gerachis
Don C. Griffin
Vanessa M. Griffith
Eric A. Groten
Paul E. Heath
Michael C. Holmes
Gary R. Huffman
Matthew J. Jacobs
David R. Johnson
Jeffrey S. Johnston
Wesley Jones
Carl Jordan
Randy R. Jurgensmeyer
Mark Kelly
Robert L. Kimball
George M. Kryder
Thomas S. Leatherbury
Daniel M. LeBey
James J. Lee
Natan J. Leyva
Guy Stanford Lipe
James L. Loftis
John Edward Lynch
Paul A. Martin
Ferguson McNiel III
Douglas E. McWilliams
James S. Meyer
Peter E. Mims
Patrick W. Mizell
Brian M. Moss
George R. Murphy
Larry W. Nettles
Milam F. Newby
Bobbitt Noel, Jr.
David Palmer Oelman
David S. Peck
Harry A. Perrin
Michael K. Pierce
James M. Prince
Harry M. Reasoner
Glen A. Rosenbaum
Michael A. Saslaw
Robert M. Schick
Wallace L. Schwartz
James D. Seegers
Matthew R. Stammel
David Harry Stone
Matthew Strock
Stephen C. Tarry
Michael S. Telle
Ronald J. Tenpas
Clifford Thau
James D. Thompson III
Michael J. Tomsu
Paul R. Tobias
Darren S. Tucker
Shane M. Tucker
Timothy J. Tyler
William L. Wallander
John C. Wander
Hill B. Wellford
Michael B. Wigmore
George O. Wilkinson, Jr.
Anita Rutkowski Wilson
Thomas H. Wilson
Erec R. Winandy
Scott N. Wulfe
Marie R. Yeates

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