Lawdragon Announces 2017 Hall of Fame Inductions

Photo of Ted Olson by Eli Meir Kaplan.

The Lawdragon Hall of Fame celebrates lawyers whose mark on the legal profession is indelible. This year we have chosen 45 additional lions of the law whose impact ranges from Richard Posner, one of the most brilliant jurists of all time, to a Los Angeles lawyer who won the O.J. Simpson murder trial and was a trailblazer through courtrooms for African-American lawyers. And, let’s not forget the one and only Ted Olson. Because only Olson could both win Citizens United and secure marriage equality. View the full Hall of Fame.

Name Organization Category
Cris Arguedas Arguedas Cassman Litigators
Sam Baxter McKool Smith Litigators
Jere Beasley Beasley Allen Litigators
David Beck Beck Redden Litigators
Ralph Campillo Mintz Levin Litigators
Johnnie Cochran The Cochran Firm Remembered
Richard Cohen Southern Poverty Law Center Compassion
William T. Coleman O’Melveny Remembered
Robert Denham Munger Tolles Dealmakers
Mike Dowd Robbins Geller Litigators
Lolis Edward Elie Remembered
Howard Ellin Skadden Dealmakers
Patrick Fitzgerald Skadden Litigators
Gary Fox Stewart Tilghman Litigators
Richard Godfrey Kirkland Power Brokers
Dicky Grigg Spivey & Grigg Litigators
Kris Heinzelman Cravath Dealmakers
Valerie Ford Jacob Freshfields Leadership
John Keker Keker Van Nest Litigators
Steven Lane Herman Herman Litigators
William Lee WilmerHale Leadership
Eduardo Leite Baker & McKenzie Power Brokers
Andrew Levander Dechert Litigators
Simon Lorne Millennium Corporation Dealmakers
Greg Markel Seyfarth Litigators
Michele Coleman Mayes New York Public Library Leadership
Gary Naftalis Kramer Levin Litigators
Steven Newborn Weil Litigators
Ronald Olson Munger Tolles Leadership
Ted Olson Gibson Dunn Power Brokers
Mike Papantonio Levin Papantonio Litigators
Diane Patrick Ropes & Gray Leadership
Richard Posner 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judges
John Quinn Arnold & Porter Leadership
Gordon Rather Wright Lindsey Litigators
Frank Schreck Brownstein Hyatt Power Brokers
Paul Smith Jenner Leadership
Broadus Spivey Spivey & Grigg Litigators
Myron Steele Potter Anderson Leadership
John Tarantino Adler Pollock Litigators
Chilton Davis Varner King & Spalding Litigators
F. Joseph Warin Gibson Dunn Power Brokers
Dan Webb Winston Power Brokers
Mary Jo White Debevoise Leadership
Roger Wilkins George Mason University Remembered