Barrasso Usdin and Judy Barrasso Shortlisted for Benchmark Annual Awards

March 6, 2012

Barrasso Usdin and partner Judy Barrasso are shortlist candidates for the inaugural Benchmark Litigation Annual Awards, which will take place March 8 in Atlanta, Georgia. The firm is on the shortlist for Louisiana Firm of the Year and Louisiana Case of the Year, and is one of three firms within the South—a 14 state region including Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, Florida, and Virginia—to be nominated for Practice Area of the Year – Insurance. Partner Judy Barrasso is up for top awards as well, including Louisiana’s Litigator of the Year. She is also one of seven lawyers nominated as the South’s Woman Litigator of 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 published. Most recently, 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 “future stars” among Louisiana litigators had a similar breakdown, with four of its 13 designations going to Barrasso Usdin lawyers.

Local Litigation Stars – Louisiana: Judy Barrasso, George C. Freeman, III, Richard Sarver, Steven Usdin

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

Fifth Circuit Litigation Stars – Louisiana: Stephen H. Kupperman, Craig Isenberg

Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, L.L.C. has offices in New Orleans and Lake Charles, Louisiana, with 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.