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Best Lawyers Recognizes 32 Stone Pigman Attorneys in the 2023 Edition of Best Lawyers in America

Best Lawyers in America selected Hirschel Abbott for Litigation – Trusts and Estates and Noel Darce for Energy Regulatory Law as 2023 "Lawyers of the Year" for New Orleans.  Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as "Lawyer of the Year."

Additionally, 32 Stone Pigman attorneys, representing 47 areas of law, were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers in America.  The lawyers, and the practice areas in which they are listed, are:

Hirschel Abbott

  • 2023 "Lawyer of the Year" New Orleans for Litigation – Trusts and Estates     
  • Trusts and Estates

Steve Bullock

  • Advertising Law   
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation – Intellectual Property

Joe Caverly

  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Venture Capital Law

Doug Cochran

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation – Insurance
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

John Colbert

  • Tax Law

Noel Darce

  • 2023 "Lawyer of the Year" New Orleans for Energy Regulatory Law
  • Administrative/Regulatory Law
  • Utilities Law

Daria Diaz

  • Environmental Law
  • Litigation – Environmental

Mike Fontham

  • Appellate Practice
  • Energy Law
  • Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)

Jay Gulotta

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation – Environmental
  • Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action Defendants

Kathryn Knight

  • Employment Law – Management
  • Litigation – Labor and Employment

John Landis

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

Mike Landry

  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Corporate Law

Wayne Lee

  • Antitrust Law
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation – Antitrust
  • Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Heather Lonian

  • Commercial Litigation

Paul Masinter

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation – Securities

Brett Mason

  • Insurance Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Larry Orlansky

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Gaming Law
  • Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Litigation – Securities

Laura Walker Plunkett

  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Trusts and Estates

Edward Poitevent

  • Energy Law
  • Mining Law
  • Oil and Gas Law

David Rieveschl

  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Securities/Capital Markets Law

Michael Schneider

  • Construction Law
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Leisure and Hospitality Law
  • Project Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law

Dana Shelton

  • Energy Regulatory Law
  • Utilities Law

James Slaton

  • Real Estate Law

Susan Talley

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Project Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law

Peter Thomson

  • Admiralty and Maritime Law

Michael Walshe

  • Advertising Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation – Trusts and Estates

Nick Wehlen

  • Litigation – Construction
  • Litigation – Securities

Scott Whittaker

  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Cannabis Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • Venture Capital Law

Dorothy Wimberly

  • Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants 

Rachel Wendt Wisdom

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Law – Individuals
  • Employment Law – Management
  • Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions Defendants

Phil Wittmann

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Family Law
  • Litigation – Environmental
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Paul Zimmering

  • Energy Law
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