Erica Harris of Susman Godfrey, LaBarron Boone of Beasley Allen and Johnine Barnes of Greenberg Traurig

Erica Harris of Susman Godfrey, LaBarron Boone of Beasley Allen and Johnine Barnes of Greenberg Traurig

It is among our greatest honors every year to announce The Legends.

The 2024 Lawdragon Legends are a razzle-dazzle class of 33 of the nation’s finest lawyers, overflowing with inspiring accomplishments from coast to coast.

They include the plaintiff lawyers who help victims of sexual abuse and harassment find pathways to justice; who champion victims of predatory lending and pharmaceutical destruction; and who wrest claims against financial villains who too often escape public justice.

Featured here are also white-collar gurus and others who defend the accused, be they corporations, individuals or other organizations facing the gravest of accusations. In addition to the astonishing litigation talent from both sides of the courtroom, this year's group includes elite lawyers from the technology, restructuring and financial practices.

These lawyers have formed new firms and built them to great heights, carved elite Supreme Court practices, reached the pinnacle of lawyering in the White House and America’s elite money machines, forged new pathways for women and minorities and crafted new styles of leadership at the nation’s most powerful law firms.

The Legends are comprised of lawyers who have been recognized with the Lawdragon 500 distinction repeatedly, typically 10 times or more. We recognized our first class of Legends in 2015, our 10th anniversary. As a group they embody what Lawdragon believes is the best a lawyer can be. You can view the full Legends here.

It is our pleasure to recognize them and share a few of their stories, including "Limelights" of Johnine Barnes; Vincent Cohen; Erica Harris; Bill Reid; Tara Sutton; and Milton Williams.

First Last Organization Location
Kurt Arnold Arnold & Itkin Houston
Johnine P. Barnes Greenberg Traurig Washington, D.C.
Paul M. Basta Paul Weiss New York
LaBarron Boone Beasley Allen Montgomery, Ala.
John D. Buretta Cravath New York
Michael Carlinsky Quinn Emanuel New York
Vincent H. Cohen Jr. Dechert Washington, D.C.
Stephen D'Amore Winston & Strawn Chicago
Karin A. DeMasi Cravath New York
Diane M. Doolittle Quinn Emanuel Redwood Shores, Calif.
Gregory G. Garre Latham Washington, D.C.
Elizabeth 'Beth' Graham Grant & Eisenhofer San Francisco
Erica Harris Susman Godfrey Houston
Jason Itkin Arnold & Itkin Houston
Rachel Jensen Robbins Geller San Diego
Christopher Keller Labaton Sucharow New York
Kathy Love McGinn Montoya Albuquerque, N.M.
Edward Micheletti Skadden Wilmington
Donald A. Migliori Motley Rice Mount Pleasant, S.C.
Sharon Nelles Sullivan & Cromwell New York
Sean F. O'Shea Cadwalader New York
Stephanie E. Parker Jones Day Atlanta
Brian A. Ratner Hausfeld Washington, D.C.
Noelle M. Reed Skadden Houston
William T. Reid IV Reid Collins Austin
Lorin L. Reisner Paul Weiss New York
David Ring Taylor Ring Manhattan Beach, Calif.
Kathryn Ruemmler Goldman Sachs New York
Gina N. Shishima Norton Rose Fulbright Austin
Tara D. Sutton Robins Kaplan Minneapolis, Minn.
Jeroen van Kwawegen Bernstein Litowitz New York
Milton Williams Walden Macht New York
Bruce E. Yannett Debevoise New York