23 Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers®

August 18, 2022

Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, L.L.C. is pleased to announce that 23 attorneys have been recognized by Best Lawyers®.  15 attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® and 8 attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™In addition, John W. Joyce was named Best Lawyers' 2023 New Orleans "Lawyer of the Year" for Litigation - Insurance.

The annual lawyer referral guide produced by Best Lawyers collects confidential peer-review surveys from top lawyers across the country.  Since lawyers cannot pay for inclusion or choose their listed practice area, the publication is seen as one of the most reliable and unbiased peer-review publications for lawyers, and inclusion is regarded as a singular honor.

Below are the listed attorneys and the practice areas for which they were rated:

Cleveland, Ohio

The Best Lawyers in America

David C. Landever

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

New Orleans, LA

The Best Lawyers in America

Michael A. Balascio

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation - Insurance

Judy Y. Barrasso

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation - Insurance
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Jamie L. Berger

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Securities Regulation

Christine M. Calogero

  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation - Insurance
  • Securities Regulation

George C. Freeman, III

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Securities Regulation

Craig Isenberg

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Environmental Law
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

John W. Joyce

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation - Insurance
  • Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
  • Litigation - Securities

Stephen R. Klaffky

  • Litigation - Insurance 

Stephen H. Kupperman

  • Appellate Practice
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Securities

David N. Luder

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Environmental Law

Shaun P. McFall

  • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Richard E. Sarver

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Environmental Law
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Kyle W. Siegel

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Steven W. Usdin

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation - Insurance

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America

Whitney M. Antoine

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Law

Chloé M. Chetta

  • Appellate Practice
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Law

Lorcan L. Connick

  • Commercial Litigation

Robert J. Dressel

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation - Securities

Taylor L. Gamm

  • Appellate Practice
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Law

Janelle E. Sharer

  • Appellate Practice
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Madison A. Sharko

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Action - Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Lance W. Waters

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation - Securities

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About Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, L.L.C.
Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver is a boutique litigation firm based in New Orleans. The Firm has experience litigating complex civil cases throughout the country, including all types of commercial disputes, class actions, environmental cases, product liability and toxic tort cases, intellectual property cases, insurance bad faith and coverage cases, and securities arbitrations, litigation, and regulatory matters.