Shutts & Bowen Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2020; 8 Partners Selected as 'Lawyer of the Year'


Shutts and Bowen is proud to announce 86 lawyers were recognized by their peers for inclusion in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Among them are several partners who were also selected as a “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective fields: Gary M. Bagliebter (Criminal Defense: White-Collar); James G. Willard (Real Estate Law); John H. Dannecker (Construction Law); Luis A. de Armas (International Trade and Finance Law); Mary Ruth Houston (Litigation - Labor and Employment); Michael L. Gore (Litigation - Banking and Finance); Steven M. Greenberg (Litigation - Intellectual Property); and Woodrow H. Pollack (Copyright Law).

For more than 30 years, Best Lawyers has assisted those in need of legal services to identify the attorneys best qualified to represent them in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. Best Lawyers lists are published in leading local, regional, and national publications across the globe.

The following is a list of the Shutts attorneys named and the areas in which they are recognized:


  • Brendan Aloysius Barry: Real Estate Law
  • Edward J. O'Sheehan: Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Gary M. Bagliebter: Commercial Litigation; Criminal Defense: White-Collar; Litigation - Banking and Finance
    • Lawyer of the Year: Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • Joseph M. Goldstein: Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Marshall J. Emas: Real Estate Law
  • Sandra E. Krumbein: Real Estate Law







  • Alfred A. LaSorte, Jr.: Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Real Estate
  • Arthur J. Menor: Real Estate Law
  • David A. Gart: Trusts and Estates
  • Eric C. Christu: Commercial Litigation
  • Hank Jackson: Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Harvey E. Oyer III: Land Use and Zoning Law; Real Estate Law
  • James A. Farrell: Health Care Law
  • Matthew Chait: Commercial Litigation
  • Patricia A. Leonard: Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Steven M. Greenberg: Copyright Law; Litigation - Intellectual Property; Patent Law; Trademark Law
    • Lawyer of the Year: Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Steven R. Parson: Real Estate Law

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