Two Fisher & Phillips - Dallas Attorneys Selected to The Best Lawyers in America 2015

Dallas, TX, August 21, 2014 --( Fisher & Phillips LLP announced today that two Dallas attorneys, alongside 84 from 25 additional offices, have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015® (Copyright 2014 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.). Michael V. Abcarian, managing partner in the Dallas office, and Michael P. Royal, partner in the Dallas office, who specialize in labor and employment law, were honored for their work.

“It’s a privilege to receive this recognition from my peers,” said Abcarian. “It is gratifying to know that others in the industry have taken note of the time and hard work we put forth in serving our clients.”

Below is the full list of Fisher & Phillips selected to The Best Lawyers in America 2015.

In addition, six lawyers from the firm have been named Best Lawyers' 2015 “Lawyers of the Year.” The designation is indicated by each of their names.

D. Albert Brannen
Burton F. Dodd
Donald B. Harden
C. L. “Tex” McIver
Ann Margaret Pointer
Roger K. Quillen
Thomas P. Rebel
Douglas R. Sullenberger
John E. Thompson,
Kim Kiel Thompson, Immigration Law
Joshua H. Viau
Marion Walker
James M. Walters

Joseph W. Ambash

Mason G. Alexander
Kevin J. Dalton

Craig R. Annunziata

Terry E. Lardakis
Richard A. Millisor
Steven M. Nobil (20 years listed)
Daniel P. O’Brien – Workers’ Compensation Law - Employers
David E. Schreiner

Columbia, SC
Cheryl L. Behymer
Michael D. Carrouth
G. Daniel Ellzey
Fred Manning II, Litigation - ERISA
Stephen C. Mitchell
Jonathan P. Pearson, Labor Law - Management “Lawyer of the Year”
J. Hagood Tighe, Litigation – Labor & Employment “Lawyer of the Year”
Karen Luchka Wingo

David P. Hiller
Robert M. Robenalt

Michael V. Abcarian
Michael P. Royal

Todd A. Fredrickson
Darin L. Mackender
Susan M. Schaecher

Fort Lauderdale, FL
Suzanne Bogdan
David A. Buchsbaum
Charles S. Caulkins, Employment Law - Management “Lawyer of the Year”
James C. Polkinghorn
Christopher D. Robinson
Cathy M. Stutin

Gulfport, MS
Steven R. Cupp

Irvine, CA
Karl R. Lindegren
James J. McDonald, Jr.
Warren L. Nelson
John M. Polson

Kansas City, MO
J. Randall Coffey
Brian J. Finucane, Employment Law – Management “Lawyer of the Year”
James R. Holland II

Las Vegas
Scott M. Mahoney
Mark J. Ricciardi (10+ years listed)

George D. Adams
Thomas J. Birchfield
Cynthia Blevins Doll
Raymond C. Haley III
Jeffrey A. Savarise
Craig P. Siegenthaler

Jeff Weintraub (20 years listed)

New Jersey
Rosemary S. Gousman
Cynthia M. Jacob (20 years listed), Appellate Practice
Christopher H. Mills

New Orleans
Sandra Mills Feingerts (20 years listed), Employee Benefits Law
Edward F. Harold
Robert K. McCalla (25 years listed)
Michael S. Mitchell
Keith M. Pyburn, Jr. (15 years listed), Litigation – Labor & Employment “Lawyer of the Year”
Timothy H. Scott

Jeffrey E. Mandel (15 years listed)
Benton N. Wood

J. Freedley Hunsicker, Jr. (20 years listed)

Portland, ME
Melinda J. Caterine
Elizabeth A. Olivier, Labor Law - Management “Lawyer of the Year”
Jonathan Shapiro
David A. Strock
Eric J. Uhl

Portland, OR
Clarence M. Belnavis
Richard R. Meneghello

San Antonio
Robert Kilgore

San Diego
Christopher C. Hoffman
David B. Monks

San Francisco
Timothy J. Murphy (25 years listed)

Steven M. Bernstein
Theresa M. Gallion
Christine E. Howard

About Best Lawyers
Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey. More than 52,000 leading attorneys cast more than 5.5 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

About Fisher & Phillips LLP (
Fisher & Phillips LLP is a law firm committed to taking a practical, businesslike approach to solving labor and employment problems for employers. Labor and employment law is all the firm does, offering deep and broad knowledge and experience in the area of the law the attorneys know best. Fisher & Phillips attorneys help clients avoid legal problems, are dedicated to providing exceptional client service, and are there when you need them. The firm has 300 attorneys in 31 offices. In addition to Dallas, the offices are in Atlanta, Baltimore, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbia, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Gulfport, Houston, Irvine, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Louisville, Memphis, New England, New Jersey, New Orleans, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Tampa, and Washington, D.C.
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