The Best Lawyers in America©, the oldest lawyer-rating publication in the U.S., has named 14 Bryan Cave lawyers as "Lawyer of the Year."

 Best Lawyers names a single lawyer in each practice area in each metropolitan area as "Lawyer of the Year." Those honored have received particularly outstanding ratings in the surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism and integrity.

 The Bryan Cave lawyers named 2018 "Lawyer of the Year" include:


Gerald L. Blanchard - Financial Services Regulation Law

Kansas City-MO

Shannon K. Barks - Litigation - Trusts and Estates

Robert J. Hoffman - Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions

James P. Pryde - Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law

Los Angeles

Jonathan C. Solish - Franchise Law


Pedro J. Martinez-Fraga - International Arbitration - Governmental


George C. Chen - Patent Law

San Francisco

Rachel E. Matteo-Boehm - Litigation - First Amendment

St. Louis

Dan H. Ball - Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Harold R. Burroughs - Banking and Finance Law

Dale A. Guariglia - Environmental Law

David A. Roodman - Litigation - Intellectual Property

Randall Wang - Securities Regulation

Philip B. Wright - Tax Law