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Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Annapolis, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Towson, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Health Care Law Criminal Defense: General Practice Litigation - Insurance
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Erie, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Qui Tam Law Criminal Defense: General Practice Personal Injury Litigation - 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: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Chatham, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Appellate Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Morristown, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    DUI / DWI Defense Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1991
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar DUI / DWI Defense
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Palo Alto, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Burnsville, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
James J. "Jim" Belanger  was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

James J. "Jim" Belanger

J. Belanger Law PLLC
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Tempe, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: General Practice Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar Qui Tam Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar Employment Law - Individuals
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice DUI / DWI Defense
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1987
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice DUI / DWI Defense
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1987
  • Location:
    Sacramento, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Appellate 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: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Broomfield, Colorado Breckenridge, Colorado Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1983
  • Location:
    Buffalo, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Criminal Defense: General Practice Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Salida, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Concord, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Albany, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice DUI / DWI Defense Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Criminal Defense: White-Collar Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    San Antonio, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Buffalo, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Bet-the-Company Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
Thomas W. "Tom" Cranmer  was awarded 2021 "Lawyer of the Year" in Foundation.Models.Operations.Elasticsearch.BestLawyers.PracticeArea

Thomas W. "Tom" Cranmer

Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C.
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Criminal Defense: General Practice Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Environmental Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    El Paso, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1983
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    DUI / DWI Defense Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Pittsford, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice Litigation - Health Care
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Johnston, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Bet-the-Company Litigation Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    DUI / DWI Defense Criminal Defense: General Practice
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 Criminal Defense: White-Collar DUI / DWI Defense
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Rockville, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1983
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Bet-the-Company Litigation Criminal Defense: General Practice
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:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Ashland, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar DUI / DWI Defense Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Ashland, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    DUI / DWI Defense Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Ashland, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice DUI / DWI Defense Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1991
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Criminal Defense: General Practice Litigation - Environmental Criminal Defense: White-Collar Bet-the-Company Litigation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Criminal Defense: General Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Norfolk, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Banking and Finance Criminal Defense: General Practice Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Securities
Lawyer
  • 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: 2020
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
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:
    First Amendment Law Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Qui Tam Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Alexandria, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice Civil Rights Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Criminal Defense: General Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Labor and Employment Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Wichita, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Buffalo, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    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:
    Employment Law - Individuals Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1989
  • Location:
    Buffalo, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Bet-the-Company Litigation Criminal Defense: General Practice DUI / DWI Defense
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1997
  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice 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:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1983
  • Location:
    Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1989
  • Location:
    Burlington, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs First Amendment Law Criminal Defense: General Practice Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Bet-the-Company Litigation Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Tucson, Arizona
  • 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
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Wichita, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice DUI / DWI Defense
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1987
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1989
  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Santa Monica, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar Appellate Practice Civil Rights Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Wichita, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    DUI / DWI Defense Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1987
  • Location:
    San Jose, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1983
  • Location:
    Troy, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    DUI / DWI Defense Criminal Defense: General Practice Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Criminal Defense: White-Collar Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1983
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Criminal Defense: General Practice Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Lawrence, Kansas Topeka, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice DUI / DWI Defense
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1991
  • Location:
    Fort Worth, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
John W. Keker was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

John W. Keker

Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP
  • Recognized Since: 1983
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: General Practice Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Wichita, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar Military Law
Lawyer
J. Richard "Dick" Kiefer  was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

J. Richard "Dick" Kiefer

Dentons Bingham Greenebaum
  • Recognized Since: 1987
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Criminal Defense: General Practice Litigation - Health Care Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
Marci G. LaBranche was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Marci G. LaBranche

Stimson Stancil Labranche Hubbard, LLC
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1983
  • Location:
    Middlebury, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation First Amendment Law Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1987
  • Location:
    Buffalo, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar DUI / DWI Defense Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Topeka, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Fairfax, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Alexandria, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1999
  • Location:
    New Haven, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar Employment Law - Individuals
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar Appellate Practice
Lawyer
Christopher W. "Chris" Lewis  was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Christopher W. "Chris" Lewis

Chris Lewis + Associates, P.C.
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice DUI / DWI Defense
Lawyer
John E. Lichtenstein was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

John E. Lichtenstein

Lichtenstein Law Group PLC
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Roanoke, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Bet-the-Company Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Recognized Since: 1983
  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Boulder, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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Burl McCoy was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Burl McCoy

Nash Marshall PLLC
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Lexington, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
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Kevin P. McGoff was awarded 2021 "Lawyer of the Year" in Foundation.Models.Operations.Elasticsearch.BestLawyers.PracticeArea

Kevin P. McGoff

Dentons Bingham Greenebaum
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Family Law Criminal Defense: General Practice Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Augusta, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Middlebury, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Kansas City, Missouri Lawrence, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Recognized Since: 1989
  • Location:
    Wichita, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar

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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.