U.S. News Best Lawyers Ranks Chaffe McCall Attorneys for 2015 Listing

Posted on Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 | Posted in Acknowledgements & Press Releases

Chaffe McCall congratulates 18 of its attorneys who are among those listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015 edition.  Best Lawyers® also named New Orleans managing partner, John Olinde as the 2015 Lawyer of the Year for Product Liability Litigation – Defendants.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence and is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey. Over 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.  “Lawyer of the Year” awards are presented annually to a single outstanding lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area.

Those new to the list include:

  • Robert B. Fisher, Jr., Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Douglas R. Holmes, Commercial Litigation
  • William H. Langenstein III, Construction Law

This list of Chaffe McCall attorneys chosen as Best Lawyers® for 2015 includes several attorneys across multiple practice areas:

Admiralty and Maritime Law

  • Robert B. Fisher, Jr.
  • Thomas D. Forbes
  • J. Dwight LeBlanc, Jr.
  • Harold K. Watson (Houston)

Banking and Finance Law

  •   E. Howell Crosby

Business Organizations

  • Edward N. George
  • William F. Grace, Jr.

Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law

  • William F. Grace, Jr.

Commercial Litigation

  • Walter F. Becker, Jr.
  • Douglas R. Holmes
  • Robert S. Rooth
  • Brent A. Talbot

Construction Law

  • Paul L. Peyronnin
  • Corporate Law
  • E. Howell Crosby
  • Edward N. George
  • William H. Langenstein III

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

  • Walter F. Becker, Jr.

Employment Law – Management

  • Julie D. Livaudais
  • G. Phillip Shuler III

Labor Law – Management

  •  Julie D. Livaudais
  •  G. Phillip Shuler III

Litigation – Construction

  • Paul L. Peyronnin

Litigation – Labor and Employment

  • Julie D. Livaudais

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants

  • John F. Olinde
  • Oil and Gas Law
  • Katharine R. Colletta

Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

  • John F. Olinde
  • Brent A. Talbot

Railroad Law

  • Brent A. Talbot
  • Real Estate Law
  • E. Howell Crosby
  • Sabrina C. Vickers


About Chaffe McCall, L.L.P.

Since 1826, the lawyers of Chaffe McCall have always focused on understanding their clients’ industry and are known for successfully applying forward-thinking strategies for both direct and complex legal matters.  Chaffe McCall attorneys work with clients regionally, nationally and internationally to address the challenges they face in the areas of admiralty, commercial litigation, health care, labor and employment, real estate, and tax. Our mission is to provide the highest quality of legal services in our clients’ best interests. The firm owes its continuing success and longevity to a history of distinguished leaders and a team of talented, creative, and hardworking professionals, who meet our clients’ legal needs timely and cost-effectively.  Chaffe McCall LLP is Louisiana’s oldest, full-service law firm, centrally located in downtown New Orleans with branch offices in Houston, Baton Rouge, and Lake Charles.   The firm can be found online at www.chaffe.com. Devoted to Excellence.

Lawyers listed in Best Lawyers® have no say in deciding which specialties they are included in. They are voted into specialties entirely as a result of the votes they receive from their peers. The subspecialties listed before their names are based on information from a variety of sources.  We urged clients to check a lawyer’s firm web page to determine whether he or she is board certified in the specialty or subspecialty.
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