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Forty-One Baron & Budd Attorneys Named to Prestigious Industry Organizations and Recognized Across Multiple Specialty Areas from The National Trial Lawyers and The National Advocates Lists

Attorneys recognized from Texas, California, and Louisiana; Four attorneys receive consecutive annual recognition

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The national law firm of Baron & Budd is pleased to announce that 41 of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers and The National Advocates. These invitation-only professional organizations qualify and recognize premier trial lawyers from across the country. Among the 2017 attorneys recognized, four Baron & Budd attorneys have been recognized for two or more consecutive years.

Most recently, The National Trial Lawyers named 21 Baron & Budd attorneys to The Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in their respective regions; 16 attorneys were recognized for the organization’s Top 40 Under 40 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers lists; and two of the firm’s attorneys were named for their specialty practice areas. The National Advocates named one Baron & Budd attorney to its Top 40 Under 40 list.

“Baron & Budd is proud of our attorneys and all the hard work they do for our clients across the many legal practice areas where we serve. It is an honor to see their accomplishments recognized by the most prestigious professional organizations in the legal industry,” said President and Managing Shareholder Russell Budd. “Whether they are being recognized for their civil plaintiff trial experience, their specialty areas of practice, or their success as a Top 40 Under 40, I am pleased to see them receive the peer recognition because it underscores their talent, qualifications and dedication to their career as a Baron & Budd attorney.”

The 22 Baron & Budd attorneys named to the 2017 Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers includes:

  • Dan Alberstone, Los Angeles
  • Steve Baron, Dallas
  • Laura Baughman, Dallas
  • Russell Budd, Dallas
  • Christopher Colley, Dallas
  • Chad Cotten, Dallas
  • Sindhu Daniel, Dallas
  • Celeste Evangelisti, Dallas
  • Ann Harper, Dallas
  • Stephen Johnston, Dallas
  • Todd Kale, Dallas
  • Burton LeBlanc, Baton Rouge
  • Cary McDougal, Dallas
  • Renée Melançon, Dallas
  • Marty Morris, Dallas
  • Carla Burke Pickrel, Dallas
  • Cristina Sanchez, Dallas
  • Ann Saucer, Dallas
  • Thomas Sims, Dallas
  • Scott Summy, Dallas
  • Roland Tellis, Los Angeles
  • Allen Vaught, Dallas

Steve Baron, Todd Kale and Carla Burke Pickrel have earned the distinction of being named two consecutive years to Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers. Scott Summy has the distinct honor of being named to the list for 10 consecutive years.

The Top 40 Under 40 memberships are extended by invitation only, and are limited to attorneys in each state or region age 40 or younger who have demonstrated excellence and have achieved outstanding results in their careers in either civil plaintiff or criminal defense law. The 16 Baron & Budd attorneys named to the Top 40 Under 40 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers list are as follows:

  • Jeremiah Boling, Baton Rouge
  • Brittany Clark, Dallas
  • David Fernandes, Los Angeles
  • John Fiske, San Diego
  • Bryan Green, Dallas
  • Matthew Haynie, Dallas
  • Jason Julius, Los Angeles
  • Peter Klausner, Los Angeles
  • Daniel MacDonald, Dallas
  • Jonas Mann, Los Angeles
  • Mark Pifko, Los Angeles
  • Kathryn Pryor, Dallas
  • Natalie Rabenhorst, Dallas
  • Amy Redleaf, Dallas
  • Allison Reppond, Dallas
  • Evan Zucker, Los Angeles

Two Baron & Budd attorneys, Laura Cabutto and Chris Campbell who both office in Dallas, were named to the Specialty Associations by The National Trial Lawyers for their achievements in their respective areas of law practice. Ms. Cabutto was recognized for her work in asbestos/mesothelioma and Mr. Campbell was recognized for his work in environmental law.

The selection process for each of these honors from The National Trial Lawyers organization is based on a multi-phase process which includes peer nominations combined with third party research. The National Trial Lawyers provides accreditation to these distinguished attorneys, and also provides essential legal news, information, and continuing education to trial lawyers across the United States.

Additionally, Baron & Budd attorney Melinda Arbuckle was named to The National Advocates: Top 40 Under 40 for her work in employment law. Membership into The National Advocates: Top 40 under 40 is by invitation only, and is extended exclusively to those individuals under the age of 40 who meet stringent qualifications.

ABOUT THE NATIONAL TRIAL LAWYERS

The National Trial Lawyers membership is extended to a select group of lawyers based on their superior skills and qualifications in the field. Membership is by invitation only, and is limited to the top 100 attorneys in each state or region who have demonstrated excellence and have achieved outstanding results in their careers in either civil plaintiff or criminal defense law. The Top 100 Civil Trial Lawyers, they have shown that they exemplify superior qualifications, leadership skills, and trial results as trial lawyers. The selection process for this elite honor is based on a multi-phase process which includes peer nominations combined with third party research. As Top 100 is an essential source of networking and information for trial attorneys throughout the nation, the final result of the selection process is a credible and comprehensive list of the most outstanding trial lawyers chosen to represent their state or region. The Top 40 Under 40 is a professional organization comprised of the premier trial lawyers from across the country who have demonstrated exceptional qualifications in criminal defense or civil plaintiff law. The National Trial Lawyers provides accreditation to these distinguished attorneys, and also provides essential legal news, information, and continuing education to trial lawyers across the United States.

ABOUT THE NATIONAL ADVOCATES

The National Advocates: Top 40 under 40 is a professional organization comprised of America’s top young attorneys who take pride in guiding individuals and families that need an advocate on their side in the American legal system. Membership is by invitation only, and is extended exclusively to those individuals under the age of 40 who meet stringent qualifications and specialize in the legal practice of Matrimonial and Family Law, Bankruptcy Law, Immigration Law, Social Security Disability Law, Employment Law and Wills, Trusts and Estates Law.

ABOUT BARON & BUDD, P.C.

The law firm of Baron & Budd, P.C., with offices in Dallas, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Austin, Los Angeles, and San Diego, is a nationally recognized law firm with a nearly 40-year history of "Protecting What's Right" for people, communities and businesses harmed by negligence. Baron & Budd's size and resources enable the firm to take on large and complex cases. The firm represents individuals and government and business entities in areas as diverse as dangerous pharmaceuticals and medical devices, environmental contamination, the Gulf oil spill, financial fraud, overtime violations, deceptive advertising, automotive defects, trucking accidents, nursing home abuse, and asbestos-related illnesses such as mesothelioma.

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