Barrasso Usdin Shortlisted for Benchmark Annual Awards 2013 Louisiana Firm of the Year

December 18, 2012

Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, L.L.C. is a shortlist candidate for the inaugural US Benchmark Litigation Annual Awards being held on January 31, 2012 at the Essex House Hotel in New York. Barrasso Usdin is one of four firms in the running for Louisiana Firm of the Year. The candidates were selected from peer reviews and research conducted for the 2013 edition of Benchmark Litigation. Select firms were also asked to fill out supplementary questionnaires noting their significant cases of the year.

Benchmark Litigation is the only publication on the market that focuses exclusively on litigation in the United States. Every year, Benchmark Litigation identifies the leading litigation firms and lawyers in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Beginning in 2012, Benchmark Appellate identifies leading appeals lawyers by federal circuit and state.

Among litigation firms in Louisiana, Barrasso Usdin has been “highly recommended”—Benchmark’s premier designation—every year Benchmark Litigation has been published and has also been “highly recommended” in the 2013 edition of Benchmark Appellate. Barrasso Usdin lawyers comprised a third of Benchmark Appellate’s list of stand-out appellate lawyers (Fifth Circuit Litigation Stars – Louisiana), the most of any firm represented. Benchmark Litigation’s list of “local litigation stars” included five Barrasso Usdin attorneys, and the “future stars” list included four Barrasso Usdin attorneys. Again, both lists including the most attorneys of any firm represented.

Local Litigation Stars – Louisiana: Judy Barrasso, George C. Freeman, III, Stephen H. Kupperman, Richard E. Sarver, and Steven W. Usdin


Future Litigation Stars – Louisiana: Celeste Coco-Ewing, Meredith Cunningham, Craig Isenberg, and H. Minor Pipes III


Fifth Circuit Litigation Stars - Louisiana: Stephen H. Kupperman and Craig Isenberg

Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, L.L.C. is located in New Orleans, Louisiana and has more than 30 attorneys. The Firm has experience litigating complex civil cases throughout the country, including all types of commercial disputes, class actions, environmental cases, intellectual property cases, insurance bad faith and coverage cases, and securities arbitrations, litigation, and regulatory matters.