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Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Red Bank, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar Health Care Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Annapolis, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Criminal Defense: General Practice DUI / DWI Defense Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Towson, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Insurance Family Law Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation Sports Law Government Relations Practice Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Criminal Defense: General Practice Administrative / Regulatory Law DUI / DWI Defense
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Erie, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Lawrence, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Criminal Defense: General Practice DUI / DWI Defense Commercial Finance Law Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Construction Tax Law Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Medford, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Elder Law Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation Medical Malpractice Law Personal Injury Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Criminal Defense: General Practice Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
Jimmy Ardoin was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Jimmy Ardoin

Jimmy Ardoin & Associates, PLLC
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Chatham, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Morristown, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice DUI / DWI Defense
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Breckenridge, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Family Law Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Criminal Defense: General Practice Litigation - Real Estate Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Real Estate Law Civil Rights Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice DUI / DWI Defense
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1991
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice DUI / DWI Defense
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Corporate Governance Law Litigation - First Amendment Corporate Compliance Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - ERISA Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Health Care Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: General Practice Litigation - Securities Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Medford, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice DUI / DWI Defense Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Insurance Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Trademark Law Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Copyright Law Tax Law Professional Malpractice Law Antitrust Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Palo Alto, California
  • Practice Areas:
    DUI / DWI Defense Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Burnsville, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Family Law Criminal Defense: General Practice DUI / DWI Defense
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    DUI / DWI Defense Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    West Orange, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Commercial Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
James J. "Jim" Belanger was awarded 2022 "Lawyer of the Year" in

James J. "Jim" Belanger

J. Belanger Law PLLC
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Tempe, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Qui Tam Law Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Civil Rights Law Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: General Practice Litigation - Environmental Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Banking and Finance First Amendment Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Privacy and Data Security Law Health Care Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Bethesda, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Criminal Defense: General Practice Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    San Clemente, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Appellate Practice Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Individuals Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Military Law Criminal Defense: General Practice DUI / DWI Defense
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: General Practice Litigation - Trusts and Estates Criminal Defense: White-Collar Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Criminal Defense: General Practice DUI / DWI Defense Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1987
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Criminal Defense: General Practice Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
James E. "Jim" Boren was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

James E. "Jim" Boren

James E. Boren
  • Recognized Since: 1991
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Civil Rights Law Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: General Practice Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Qui Tam Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Tysons Corner, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Commercial Litigation Collaborative Law: Civil Criminal Defense: White-Collar Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice Franchise Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Appellate Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar Legal Malpractice Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    DUI / DWI Defense Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado Breckenridge, Colorado Westminster, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Food and Beverage Law Family Law Criminal Defense: General Practice Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Leisure and Hospitality Law DUI / DWI Defense
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Criminal Defense: General Practice Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Paducah, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Mass Tort Litigation Personal Injury Litigation Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Criminal Defense: White-Collar Appellate Practice Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Sarasota, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1983
  • Location:
    Buffalo, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar First Amendment Law DUI / DWI Defense Land Use and Zoning Law Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Criminal Defense: General Practice Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Lawrence, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: General Practice Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Litigation - Construction Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Trusts and Estates Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Salida, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice DUI / DWI Defense
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Concord, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation Professional Malpractice Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice Commercial Litigation Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Marietta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Criminal Defense: General Practice DUI / DWI Defense Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Commercial Litigation Employment Law - Individuals Criminal Defense: White-Collar Family Law Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Criminal Defense: General Practice Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Qui Tam Law Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law International Trade and Finance Law Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Banking and Finance Appellate Practice Criminal Defense: General Practice Commercial Finance Law Commercial Litigation Government Relations Practice Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Albany, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice DUI / DWI Defense Criminal Defense: White-Collar Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation Medical Malpractice Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Tax Law Trusts and Estates Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    San Antonio, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Buffalo, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation Legal Malpractice Law Criminal Defense: General Practice Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Bet-the-Company Litigation Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Family Law Mediation Criminal Defense: General Practice Family Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Raeford, North Carolina Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice DUI / DWI Defense
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Buffalo, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment Land Use and Zoning Law DUI / DWI Defense Criminal Defense: General Practice Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Criminal Defense: White-Collar Qui Tam Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
Thomas W. "Tom" Cranmer was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Thomas W. "Tom" Cranmer

Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C.
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Litigation - Environmental Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: General Practice Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs DUI / DWI Defense Criminal Defense: General Practice Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Littleton, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Government Contracts Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    El Paso, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar DUI / DWI Defense
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1983
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Personal Injury Litigation Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice DUI / DWI Defense
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Pittsford, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Corporate Compliance Law Litigation - Health Care Litigation - Trusts and Estates Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Corporate Governance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Johnston, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Criminal Defense: General Practice Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice DUI / DWI Defense
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1989
  • Location:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    New Haven, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice DUI / DWI Defense Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice DUI / DWI Defense
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Oxford, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Civil Rights Law Criminal Defense: General Practice Litigation - Municipal Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Transportation Law Litigation - Insurance Family Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: General Practice Personal Injury Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Medical Malpractice Law Military Law Qui Tam Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Marietta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Criminal Defense: General Practice Family Law Mediation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice Qui Tam Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Civil Rights Law Appellate Practice Criminal Defense: General Practice Commercial Litigation Litigation - Health Care
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1983
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Immigration Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Van Nuys, California Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice DUI / DWI Defense Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Castle Rock, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    DUI / DWI Defense Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
Michael J. Engle was awarded 2022 "Lawyer of the Year" in

Michael J. Engle

Armstrong Teasdale LLP
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice Health Care Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Lyman, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Ashland, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice DUI / DWI Defense Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Ashland, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice DUI / DWI Defense
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Ashland, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice DUI / DWI Defense Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Huntington, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Arbitration Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar Medical Malpractice Law Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Health Care
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1991
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Personal Injury Litigation Litigation - Environmental Appellate Practice Criminal Defense: General Practice Arbitration Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar Bet-the-Company Litigation Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Compliance Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Family Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Mediation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Dayton, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice Military Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Norfolk, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Antitrust Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: General Practice Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Securities
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  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Commercial Litigation Litigation - Health Care Health Care Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar Qui Tam Law Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Corporate Governance Law Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: General Practice Corporate Compliance Law Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Securities
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Real Estate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securitization and Structured Finance Law Appellate Practice Criminal Defense: General Practice Mutual Funds Law Banking and Finance Law Native American Law Family Law Mediation Oil and Gas Law DUI / DWI Defense Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Governance Law Arbitration Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Patent Litigation - Municipal Privacy and Data Security Law Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Admiralty and Maritime Law Personal Injury Litigation Immigration Law Professional Malpractice Law Gaming Law Technology Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar Media Law Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Elder Law Venture Capital Law Military Law Mediation International Arbitration - Governmental CleanTech Law Employment Law - Management Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Energy Law Education Law Public Finance Law Commercial Litigation Government Relations Practice Mass Tort Litigation Product Liability Litigation Administrative / Regulatory Law Transportation Law Commercial Finance Law Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Entertainment Law - Music Trademark Law Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Environmental Law Franchise Law Health Care Law Construction Law Antitrust Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Equipment Finance Law FDA Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Municipal Law Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Aviation Law Utilities Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Patent Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Leisure and Hospitality Law Railroad Law Information Technology Law Derivatives and Futures Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Land Use and Zoning Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Collaborative Law: Civil Food and Beverage Law Litigation - Securities Litigation - ERISA Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Bankruptcy Litigation - Environmental Copyright Law Employment Law - Individuals Family Law Natural Resources Law Trusts and Estates International Trade and Finance Law Collaborative Law: Family Law International Arbitration - Commercial Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Labor Law - Union Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Sports Law Civil Rights Law Insurance Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Medical Malpractice Law Timber Law Securities Regulation Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Project Finance Law Communications Law Advertising Law Mining Law Water Law Electronic Discovery and Information Management Law Economic Development Law Financial Services Regulation Law Corporate Compliance Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Construction IT Outsourcing Law Labor Law - Management Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs DUI / DWI Defense
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Beverly, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Securities Regulation Litigation - Securities Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Woodbridge, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Civil Rights Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
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Dominic P. Gentile was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Dominic P. Gentile

Clark Hill PLC
  • Recognized Since: 1983
  • Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation First Amendment Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Beaumont, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice
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Jesse Gessin was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Jesse Gessin

Gessin Ltd.
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    San Clemente, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Qui Tam Law Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Criminal Defense: General Practice Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice DUI / DWI Defense Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Health Care Law Litigation - Health Care Criminal Defense: White-Collar Qui Tam Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Alexandria, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Civil Rights Law Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mediation Criminal Defense: General Practice Litigation - Labor and Employment Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Intellectual Property Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1987
  • Location:
    San Antonio, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    DUI / DWI Defense Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Buffalo, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1989
  • Location:
    Concord, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Civil Rights Law Criminal Defense: General Practice Employment Law - Individuals
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1989
  • Location:
    Buffalo, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice DUI / DWI Defense Bet-the-Company Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Trademark Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1997
  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Burlington, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation Litigation - Bankruptcy Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Medical Malpractice Law Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Criminal Defense: General Practice DUI / DWI Defense Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Dover, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    DUI / DWI Defense Criminal Defense: General Practice Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1983
  • Location:
    Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Bet-the-Company Litigation Energy Law Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: General Practice Oil and Gas Law Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)

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Practice Area Definition

Criminal Defense: General Practice Definition

In criminal law, the non-white-collar practice area spans a vast range of matters, and the need for individuals facing the threat of criminal prosecution to secure experienced counsel is great. By contrast to white-collar offenses such as tax violations, bribery, mail fraud, bank fraud, securities fraud, money laundering, and the like, which comprise a relatively small percentage of the total number of criminal charges brought each year, non-white-collar criminal charges are those most-typically faced by individuals seeking to retain criminal counsel.

Non-white-collar offenses include felonies, also termed indictable criminal offenses in some states. Included in this category are homicides (ranging from intentional murder to reckless manslaughter and death-by-auto), assault, kidnapping, sexual offenses, robbery, bias crimes, arson, other property crimes, criminal mischief, burglary, theft, forgery, drug offenses, gambling, perjury, firearms violations, and other weapons offenses. Family-related offenses, such as endangering the welfare of a minor and domestic violence, also fall within this group. 

The offenses listed above carry the possibility of incarceration, sometimes substantial, mandatory, and subject to significant parole ineligibility, upon conviction. Thus, it is critical that a person facing consequences of such magnitude retain an attorney who is qualified and experienced. On many occasions, seasoned attorneys, through effective early representation, can set the groundwork for positive results or secure a favorable early resolution. A person charged with this type of crime needs an advocate capable of formidably opposing the substantial resources typically available to law enforcement and prosecutors. On some occasions, these matters must be tried by a jury, making it essential that an individual retain a skilled trial attorney.

In addition to more serious matters, non-white-collar criminal offenses also include misdemeanors, known in some states as disorderly persons offenses. These are the types of offenses that most people face when they come into contact with the criminal justice system. They include minor assaults, theft, shoplifting, drug possession, disorderly conduct, harassment, alcohol-related offenses, and many other offenses. These matters, for the most part, are presented in municipal courts or district courts, where a judge hears the case without a jury.

Non-white-collar criminal offenses also include drunken driving and a host of traffic-related offenses, some carrying substantial penalties and the possibility of incarceration. In some states, drunk driving has been elevated to the status of a felony or indictable offense, carrying far greater potential penalties. Again, it is crucial that an individual facing this type of allegation retain a competent, experienced attorney.

To those facing criminal charges, the choice of counsel can make all the difference. A lawyer, as vital advocate for the accused, conducts early investigation, identifies applicable defenses, analyzes strengths and weaknesses, prepares legal applications, also called motions, negotiates with prosecuting authorities, and zealously defends an accused before a jury. Additionally, a lawyer involved early in the case can expedite the client’s release on bail, allowing the client to assist in preparing the defense.

In the end, for those charged with non-white-collar crimes and offenses, the proper selection of counsel is pivotal. A capable and experienced attorney can often mean the difference between a finding of guilt or innocence, and, critically, incarceration or freedom.
In criminal law, the non-white-collar practice area spans a vast range of matters, and the need for individuals facing the threat of criminal prosecution to secure experienced counsel is great. By contrast to white-collar offenses such as tax violations, bribery, mail fraud, bank fraud, securities fraud, money laundering, and the like, which comprise a relatively small percentage of the total number of criminal charges brought each year, non-white-collar criminal charges are those most-typically faced by individuals seeking to retain criminal counsel.

Non-white-collar offenses include felonies, also termed indictable criminal offenses in some states. Included in this category are homicides (ranging from intentional murder to reckless manslaughter and death-by-auto), assault, kidnapping, sexual offenses, robbery, bias crimes, arson, other property crimes, criminal mischief, burglary, theft, forgery, drug offenses, gambling, perjury, firearms violations, and other weapons offenses. Family-related offenses, such as endangering the welfare of a minor and domestic violence, also fall within this group. 

The offenses listed above carry the possibility of incarceration, sometimes substantial, mandatory, and subject to significant parole ineligibility, upon conviction. Thus, it is critical that a person facing consequences of such magnitude retain an attorney who is qualified and experienced. On many occasions, seasoned attorneys, through effective early representation, can set the groundwork for positive results or secure a favorable early resolution. A person charged with this type of crime needs an advocate capable of formidably opposing the substantial resources typically available to law enforcement and prosecutors. On some occasions, these matters must be tried by a jury, making it essential that an individual retain a skilled trial attorney.

In addition to more serious matters, non-white-collar criminal offenses also include misdemeanors, known in some states as disorderly persons offenses. These are the types of offenses that most people face when they come into contact with the criminal justice system. They include minor assaults, theft, shoplifting, drug possession, disorderly conduct, harassment, alcohol-related offenses, and many other offenses. These matters, for the most part, are presented in municipal courts or district courts, where a judge hears the case without a jury.

Non-white-collar criminal offenses also include drunken driving and a host of traffic-related offenses, some carrying substantial penalties and the possibility of incarceration. In some states, drunk driving has been elevated to the status of a felony or indictable offense, carrying far greater potential penalties. Again, it is crucial that an individual facing this type of allegation retain a competent, experienced attorney.

To those facing criminal charges, the choice of counsel can make all the difference. A lawyer, as vital advocate for the accused, conducts early investigation, identifies applicable defenses, analyzes strengths and weaknesses, prepares legal applications, also called motions, negotiates with prosecuting authorities, and zealously defends an accused before a jury. Additionally, a lawyer involved early in the case can expedite the client’s release on bail, allowing the client to assist in preparing the defense.

In the end, for those charged with non-white-collar crimes and offenses, the proper selection of counsel is pivotal. A capable and experienced attorney can often mean the difference between a finding of guilt or innocence, and, critically, incarceration or freedom.