Crain Caton & James is proud to announce that 11 of its attorneys were named to the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers List published by BL Rankings.  The attorneys named are:  Kelly D. Brown for Environmental Law and Litigation – Environmental, C. Vance Christopher for Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Trusts and Estates, and Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Larry D. George for Tax Law and Trusts and Estates, Jeffrey I. Horowitz for Real Estate Law, James E. Hudson III for Litigation – Patent, C. Henry Kollenberg for Litigation – Construction, Charles D. Maynard, Jr. for Real Estate Law, Robert E. (Robin) Morse III for Environmental and Litigation – Environmental, Jill Panagos for Employment Law – Management and Litigation – Labor and Employment, James E. (Jim) Smith for Environmental Law and Robert R. Wisner for Banking and Finance Law.

This year Rob Wisner was named “Lawyer of the Year” in Houston for Banking and Finance.  Rob crafts creative solutions for banks and other financial service providers ranging from community banks to large multi-state holding companies and finance companies. His advice and unique expertise on consumer and commercial lending forms, policies and procedures are sought not only by financial institutions, but also by forms companies, other lawyers and regulators.

We are also celebrating:  Robin Morse and Jim Smith for being recognized for 25 years and Kelly Brown for being recognized for 15 years.  All three of them practice in our Environmental, Health and Safety Practice.  Also, Larry George (Trust and Estates) and Jill Panagos (Employment Law) have been recognized for 10 years.

Mindy McGehee Riseden, Chairwoman and President of the Firm, says: “We are extremely proud of all of the attorneys named by Best Lawyers in 2023.  Our Firm is a dynamic team of talented and experienced attorneys who work together in a persistent and dedicated manner to serve clients, employees, and community.  Being on this list is proof of the hard work and devotion of these attorneys.”

Best Lawyers is one of the leading and oldest peer-review surveys for the legal industry.