Twenty-Three Gordon Arata Attorneys Selected as 2024 Louisiana Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Gordon Arata is pleased to announce that twenty-three of its lawyers have been selected to the 2024 Louisiana Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list across ten practice areas. Each year, Super Lawyers selects the top attorneys from law firms across seventy practice areas throughout the U.S. based on peer nominations, evaluations, and independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on twelve indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Rising Stars comprise candidates who are age 40 or younger or have been practicing law for 10 years or less.

2024 Louisiana Super Lawyers


Samuel E. Masur – Energy & Resources

Paul B. Simon – Energy & Resources


New Orleans:

Phillip J. Antis, Jr. – Business Litigation

Michael E. Botnick – Construction Litigation

Steven W. Copley – Business Litigation

Ewell E. “Tim” Eagan, Jr. – Class Action

Gregory Grimsal – Civil Litigation: Defense

Peck Hayne, Jr. – Energy & Resources

Terrence K. Knister – Environmental Litigation

Caroline D. Lafourcade – Tax

Martin E. Landrieu – Business Litigation

Cynthia A. Nicholson – Energy & Resources

Scott A. O’Connor – Energy & Resources

John Y. Pearce – Energy & Resources

Howard E. Sinor, Jr. – Business Litigation

Marion W. Weinstock – Business/Corporate

Stephen L. Williamson – Bankruptcy: Business


2024 Louisiana Rising Stars


Bryan M. Dupree – Energy & Resources

John Philip “J.P.” Graf – Business Litigation


New Orleans:

Marianna K. Downer – Civil Litigation: Defense

James D. “Doug” Rhorer – Energy & Resources

Micah C. Zeno – Business Litigation

Ethan Zubic – Transportation / Maritime

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