“Best Lawyers in America” Names Caplin & Drysdale Attorneys as Leaders in Their Field

08.18.2022
Awards & Rankings

In the 29th edition of The Best Lawyers in America® 18 Caplin & Drysdale attorneys have been recognized once again amongst America's legal leaders. Moreover, Scott Michel and Trevor Potter were named “Lawyer of the Year" an honor which is awarded to the attorneys with the highest overall peer-feedback for each specific practice area and geographic region. For 2023, only 5.3% of all practicing lawyers in the U.S. were recognized putting Caplin & Drysdale attorneys in an elite group. Each Best Lawyers edition is compiled solely from peer-review surveys making the publication a useful and trustworthy guide for businesses and wealthy individuals seeking legal counsel.

Caplin & Drysdale attorneys recognized with a listing include (* indicates attorneys listed for ten years or more):

J. Clark Armitage

  • Tax Law

Peter A. Barnes

  • Tax Law

Steven P. Hannes*

  • Litigation and Controversy – Tax
  • Tax Law

Beth Shapiro Kaufman*

  • Trusts and Estates

Patricia Gimbel Lewis*

  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Litigation and Controversy – Tax
  • Tax Law

Jeffrey A. Liesemer*

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law 
  • Litigation – Bankruptcy

Kevin C. Maclay

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law 

Mark E. Matthews

  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Scott D. Michel*

  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Litigation and Controversy – Tax (Lawyer of the Year) 
  • Tax Law

Cono R. Namorato*

  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Litigation and Controversy – Tax
  • Tax Law

Anne J. O'Brien*

  • Trusts and Estates

Trevor Potter*

  • Government Relations Practice (Lawyer of the Year) 

Christopher S. Rizek*

  • Litigation and Controversy – Tax
  • Tax Law

H. David Rosenbloom*

  • Litigation and Controversy – Tax
  • Tax Law

Charles M. Ruchelman

  • Litigation and Controversy – Tax

Richard W. Skillman*

  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Litigation and Controversy – Tax
  • Tax Law

Walter B. Slocombe*

  • Litigation and Controversy – Tax
  • Tax Law

Stafford C. Smiley*

  • Trusts and Estates
  • Tax Law

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