Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett recognized in U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firm” Rankings for 2021

Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett is pleased to announce its recognition in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firm” rankings for 2021. The firm garnered a National Tier ranking for Oil & Gas Law along with 20 Metropolitan Tier rankings.

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firm” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process, including client and lawyer evaluations and peer reviews from leading attorneys in their field. To be eligible, firms must have at least one attorney recognized in the prestigious Best Lawyers guide for each ranked practice area.

The following practice areas were ranked:

National Tier 3
• Oil & Gas Law

Metropolitan Tier 1

• Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
• Energy Law
• Oil & Gas Law

New Orleans
• Bet-the-Company Litigation
• Commercial Litigation
• Construction Law
• Energy Law
• Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
• Litigation – Construction
• Litigation – Real Estate
• Natural Resources Law
• Oil & Gas Law
• Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
• Securitization and Structured Finance Law

Metropolitan Tier 2

• Administrative / Regulatory Law

New Orleans
• Environmental Law
• Litigation – Banking & Finance
• Litigation – Environmental
• Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
• Tax Law

Earlier this year, six firm attorneys were named to the inaugural list of Ones to Watch, an award recognizing lawyers who have been in private practice for fewer than 10 years. Another 19 of the firm’s attorneys were selected by attorney peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021 edition. Firm attorneys were listed in the publication for 21 separate practice areas and two firm attorneys were named 2021 Lawyers of the Year: Bob Duplantis was named the Lawyer of the Year for Oil and Gas Law in Lafayette and Ewell “Tim” Eagan was named the Lawyer of the Year for Energy Law in New Orleans.

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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