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28 Gordon Arata Lawyers Recognized in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America—2 Named Lawyers of the Year

Gordon Arata is pleased to announce that 28 of our lawyers have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022 edition. Two lawyers were named Lawyers of the Year: Samuel E. Masur was named the Lafayette Lawyer of the Year for Natural Resources Law and Marion Welborn Weinstock was named the New Orleans Lawyer of the Year for Commercial Transactions/UCC Law. Six lawyers were recognized as Ones to Watch, and 22 lawyers were named to the Best Lawyers list for 2022.

The Best Lawyers in America© 2022

Michael E. Botnick – Construction Law

Steven W. Copley – Commercial Litigation, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Bob J. Duplantis – Administrative / Regulatory Law, Energy Law, Oil and Gas Law; 2021 Lawyer of the Year, Oil and Gas Law in Lafayette

Gregory G. Duplantis – Oil and Gas Law

Ewell “Tim” E. Eagan, Jr. – Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Energy Law, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants; 2021 Lawyer of the Year, Energy Law in New Orleans

A. Gregory Grimsal – Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Banking and Finance, Litigation – Real Estate

C. Peck Hayne Jr.– Energy Law, Natural Resources Law, Oil and Gas Law

Terrence K. Knister – Environmental Law

Caroline D. Lafourcade – Litigation – Trusts and Estates, Litigation and Controversy – Tax, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates

Martin E. Landrieu – Commercial Litigation, Litigation and Controversy – Tax, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants

Armistead M. Long – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization law

Daniel Lund – Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Samuel E. Masur – Energy Law, Natural Resources Law, Oil and Gas Law; 2022 Lafayette Lawyer of the Year – Natural Resources Law

Cynthia A. Nicholson – Energy Law, Natural Resources Law, Oil and Gas Law

Scott A. O’Connor – Energy Law, Natural Resources Law, Oil and Gas Law

John Y. Pearce – Energy Law, Mining Law, Natural Resources Law, Oil and Gas Law

Kelly D. Perrier – Oil and Gas Law

Gerald H. Schiff – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Paul B. Simon – Oil and Gas Law

Howard E. Sinor Jr. – Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Litigation – Construction, Litigation – Environmental

Marion Welborn Weinstock – Commercial Transactions / UCC Law, Real Estate Law, Securitization and Structured Finance Law; 2022 New Orleans Lawyer of the Year – Commercial Transactions / UCC Law

Steven W. Williamson – Litigation – Bankruptcy

Ones to Watch 

Meghan K. Flannery – Commercial Litigation, Construction law, Energy Law, and Litigation – Construction

Brandon A. O’Quinn – Construction Law, Energy Law

James D. Rhorer – Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Litigation – Construction, and Oil and Gas Law

Alex B. Rothenberg – Commercial Litigation, Energy Law, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, and Oil and Gas Law

Micah Zeno – Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation, and Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants

Ethan Zubic – Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Litigation – Environmental, Litigation – Real Estate, and Transportation Law

About Best Lawyers

The Best Lawyers list of outstanding lawyers is compiled by conducting extensive peer review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers evaluate their professional peers. Recognition in Best Lawyers is widely considered as a significant honor and lawyers are not permitted to pay any fee to participate in or be recognized by Best Lawyers. The Best Lawyers list reaches a broader audience than any other legal guide and appears in national publications across the globe including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Les Echos in France, Handelsblatt in Germany, and the Australian Financial Review among others.

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