Lawyer of the Year: David J. Metzler was named as a 2023 “Lawyer of the Year” for the Dallas-Fort Worth region, in the area of Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants. David serves as our Managing Shareholder and also as Section Head of the Insurance Litigation practice. Lawyer of the Year is part of the Best Lawyers® annual honors which are based on peer review.
Woman of Distinction: Angela Lopez was honored by the Dallas Hispanic Bar Association as a “2022 Woman of Distinction.” The special recognition highlights Latina lawyers in Dallas.
IADC: Jonathan Spigel joined the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) in 2018. Membership is by nomination only. IADC takes a leadership role in many areas of legal reform and professional development.
Top 50 Women Lawyers in Dallas: Angela Lopez was named one of the 2017 Top 50 Women Lawyers in Dallas, Texas by the Texas Diversity Council. This award recognizes women who have not only achieved personal success, but have also made it possible for others to more easily follow in their footsteps.
ABOTA: The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) is a national organization of leading trial lawyers and judges dedicated to the preservation of civil jury trials. Sim Israeloff was elected to ABOTA in 2016.
Litigation Counsel of America: This invitation-only organization is a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Fellows are selected based on excellence and accomplishment in litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, and for superior ethical reputation. Sim Israeloff was invited to become a Fellow in 2016.
Lions of the Texas Bar: Among numerous achievements, firm co-founder Mr. Jim Cowles was named as one of the “50 Lions of the Texas Bar” by Texas Lawbook in 2015.