Barrasso Usdin named Louisiana Firm of the Year

February 1, 2013

Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, L.L.C. was named Louisiana Firm of the Year at the inaugural US Benchmark Annual Awards held on January 31, 2013 at the Essex House Hotel in New York. Benchmark Litigation conducted research, collected peer reviews, and reviewed supplementary questionnaires of significant cases in order to select the four firms in the running for Louisiana, and to name Barrasso Usdin as the Louisiana Firm 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.