The Hall of Fame

As part of our 10th Year Anniversary celebration in 2015, we added a Hall of Fame recognizing past members of the Lawdragon 500 and other outstanding lawyers who have made remarkable contributions as leaders, litigators, dealmakers, power brokers, judges and innovators. Each of these lawyers has been part of Lawdragon’s story and it is an honor to recognize them.

First Last Firm Year Inducted Category
Terry Abeyta Abeyta Nelson 2021 Litigators
Mike Abourezk Abourezk & Garcia 2021 Litigators
Mary Alexander Mary Alexander & Associates 2021 Litigators
Greg Allen Beasley Allen 2021 Litigators
D. Leon Ashford Hare Wynn 2021 Litigators
Vincent Bartolotta Jr. Thorsnes Bartolotta 2021 Litigators
Lisa Blue Athea Trial Lawyers 2021 Litigators
Patricia Bobb Patricia C. Bobb & Associates 2021 Litigators
Mary Bonauto GLAD 2021 Leadership
Michael Boone HaynesBoone 2021 Dealmakers
James Bostwick Bostwick & Peterson 2021 Litigators
Margaret Moses Branch Branch Law Firm 2021 Litigators
Thomas Brandi The Brandi Law Firm 2021 Litigators
Frank Branson The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson 2021 Litigators
Joseph Brown Jr. Cunningham Bounds 2021 Litigators
Elizabeth Cabraser Lieff Cabraser 2021 Leadership
David Casey Jr. Casey Gerry 2021 Litigators
Douglas Cawley McKool Smith 2021 Litigators
Cynthia Chihak Chihak & Martel 2021 Litigators
James Clark Cahill 2021 Dealmakers
Lew Clayton Paul Weiss 2021 Litigators
Howard Coker Coker Law 2021 Litigators
Jan Conlin Ciresi Conlin 2021 Litigators
Christopher Cox Cadwalader 2021 Dealmakers
Mark Davis Davis Levin 2021 Litigators
John DeGroote DeGroote Partners 2021 Litigators
Jorge del Calvo Pillsbury 2021 Dealmakers
Thomas Demetrio Corboy & Demetrio 2021 Litigators
Carl Douglas Douglas Hicks 2021 Litigators
Lewis 'Mike' Eidson Colson Hicks 2021 Litigators
Jay Eisenhofer Grant & Eisenhofer 2021 Litigators
Elizabeth Faiella Faiella & Gulden 2021 Litigators
Robert Fleder Paul Weiss 2021 Litigators
David Fox Kirkland 2021 Dealmakers
Jan Woodward Fox Law Offices of Jan Woodward Fox 2021 Litigators
Stephen Fraidin Cadwalader 2021 Dealmakers
Ruth Bader Ginsburg U.S. Supreme Court 2021 Remembered
Stuart Grossman Grossman Roth 2021 Litigators
Paul Hanly Jr. Simmons Hanly Conroy 2021 Remembered
William Hartnett Cahill Gordon 2021 Dealmakers
Terry Hatter U.S. District Court 2021 Judges
Michael Hausfeld Hausfeld 2021 Litigators
Edward Herlihy Wachtell 2021 Leadership
Frank Herrera Jr. The Herrera Law Firm 2021 Litigators
Nancy Hersh Hersh & Hersh 2021 Litigators
Nora Jordan Davis Polk 2021 Dealmakers
Steven Kazan Kazan McClain 2021 Litigators
Don Keenan Keenan Law Firm 2021 Litigators
Skip Keesal Keesal Young 2021 Litigators
Michael Kelly Walkup Melodia 2021 Litigators
Thomas Kline Kline Specter 2021 Litigators
Alan Kornberg Paul Weiss 2021 Litigators
Alexandra Korry Sullivan & Cromwell 2021 Remembered
Michael Kump Kinsella Weitzman 2021 Litigators
Stephen Lamb Paul Weiss 2021 Leadership
Richard Lawrence The Lawrence Firm 2021 Litigators
Michael Livingston Davis Levin 2021 Litigators
Randi McGinn Athea/McGinn Montoya 2021 Litigators
Michael Meyer Glaser Weil 2021 Dealmakers
Mark Moller Kreindler & Kreindler 2021 Litigators
Henry Nassau Dechert 2021 Dealmakers
Harold Nix Nix Patterson 2021 Litigators
John Norman Norman & Edem 2021 Litigators
Aaron Podhurst Podhurst Orseck 2021 Litigators
Steven Quattlebaum Quattlebaum Grooms 2021 Litigators
Deborah Rhode Stanford Law School 2021 Remembered
Mark Robinson Robinson Calcagnie 2021 Litigators
Stephen Roddenberry Akerman 2021 Dealmakers
Rick Rule Paul Weiss 2021 Litigators
Patrick Salvi Salvi Schostok 2021 Litigators
Hollis Salzman Robins Kaplan 2021 Remembered
Richard Sarver Barrasso Usdin 2021 Litigators
John 'Jack' Scarola Searcy Denney 2021 Litigators
James Schwebel Schwebel Goetz 2021 Litigators
Anthony Shapiro Hagens Berman 2021 Remembered
Joseph Shenker Sullivan & Cromwell 2021 Leadership
Leopold Sher Sher Garner 2021 Dealmakers
William Smith Abramson Smith 2021 Litigators
Larry Sonsini Wilson Sonsini 2021 Dealmakers
Paul Stritmatter Stritmatter Kessler 2021 Litigators
Robert Sullivan Sullivan Papain 2021 Litigators
Steven Toll Cohen Milstein 2021 Litigators
Mark Wawro Susman Godfrey 2021 Litigators
Rosemary Alito K&L Gates 2020 Litigators
Clifford Aronson Skadden 2020 Dealmakers
Max Berger Bernstein Litowitz 2020 Litigators
Alexander 'Zander' Blewett Hoyt & Blewett 2020 Litigators
David Boies Boies Schiller 2020 Power Brokers
Paulette Brown Locke Lord 2020 Leadership
Erwin Chemerinsky University of California, Berkeley, School of Law 2020 Leadership
Ty Cobb Law Offices of Ty Cobb 2020 Power Brokers
Patrick Coughlin Robbins Geller 2020 Litigators
Kathleen Fisher Calvo Fisher 2020 Litigators
Thomas Fitzgerald Winston & Strawn 2020 Leadership
Donald Godwin Godwin Bowman 2020 Litigators
Patti Goldman Earthjustice 2020 Compassion
Nina Gussack Pepper Hamilton 2020 Litigators
James Harrington Harrington & Mahoney 2020 Litigators
Richard Heimann Lieff Cabraser 2020 Litigators
Lynne Hermle Orrick 2020 Litigators
Anita Hill Cohen Milstein 2020 Leadership
Cassandra Holleman Harris County Judge 2020 Remembered
Jeffrey Kessler Winston & Strawn 2020 Power Brokers
David Lash O’Melveny 2020 Compassion
Jane Michaels Holland & Hart 2020 Litigators
Wayne Outten Outten & Golden 2020 Leadership
Lee Phillips Manatt 2020 Dealmakers
Stacy Phillips Blank Rome 2020 Litigators
John Quinn Quinn Emanuel 2020 Innovators
Connie Rice Advancement Project 2020 Leadership
Jonathan Schiller Boies Schiller 2020 Litigators
Roman Silberfeld Robins Kaplan 2020 Litigators
William Urquhart Quinn Emanuel 2020 Remembered
Christine Varney Cravath 2020 Leadership
Leigh Walton Bass Berry 2020 Dealmakers
Elizabeth Warren U.S. Senate 2020 Leadership
Howard Weitzman Kinsella Weitzman 2020 Remembered
Theodore Wells Paul Weiss 2020 Litigators
William Whelan Cravath 2020 Dealmakers
Lawrence Zweifach Gibson Dunn 2020 Litigators
Margaret Zwisler Latham 2020 Litigators
Nancy Abell Paul Hastings 2019 Litigators
Linda Addison Norton Rose 2019 Leadership
Corinne Ball Jones Day 2019 Leadership
Charlene Barshefsky WilmerHale 2019 Power Brokers
Hilarie Bass Bass Institute for Diversity & Inclusion 2019 Leadership
Philip Beck Bartlit Beck 2019 Litigators
Candace Beinecke Hughes Hubbard 2019 Dealmakers
David Berg Berg & Androphy 2019 Litigators
John Branca Ziffren Brittenham 2019 Dealmakers
Dale Cendali Kirkland 2019 Litigators
Jay Cohen Paul Weiss 2019 Litigators
Nina Cortell Haynes Boone 2019 Litigators
Scott Edelman Milbank 2019 Litigators
Dianne Elderkin Akin Gump 2019 Litigators
Parker Folse Susman Godfrey 2019 Litigators
Robin Gibbs Gibbs & Bruns 2019 Litigators
Patricia Glaser Glaser Weil 2019 Litigators
Jamie Gorelick WilmerHale 2019 Litigators
Stuart Grant Bench Walk Advisors 2019 Litigators
Eric Holder Covington 2019 Power Brokers
Stacy Kanter Skadden 2019 Dealmakers
David Kappos Cravath 2019 Litigators
Anthony Kennedy U.S. Supreme Court (ret.) 2019 Leadership
Thomas Kennedy Skadden 2019 Dealmakers
Carolyn Lamm White & Case 2019 Leadership
Judith Livingston Kramer Dillof 2019 Litigators
Patrick McGroder Beus Gilbert 2019 Litigators
Roger Meltzer DLA 2019 Power Brokers
Thomas Moore Kramer Dillof 2019 Litigators
James O'Callahan Girardi | Keese 2019 Remembered
C. Allen Parker Wells Fargo 2019 Dealmakers
Kathleen Flynn Peterson Ciresi Conlin 2019 Litigators
Miles Ruthberg Latham 2019 Litigators
Shira Scheindlin Stroock 2019 Leadership
Robert Schumer Paul Weiss 2019 Power Brokers
Lawrence Sucharow Labaton Sucharow 2019 Litigators
Stephen Susman Susman Godfrey 2019 Remembered
David Tolbert International Center for Transitional Justice 2019 Innovators
Seth Waxman WilmerHale 2019 Litigators
Arthur Abbey Abbey Spanier 2018 Litigators
Robert Baron Cravath 2018 Litigators
Martha Bergmark Voices for Civil Justice 2018 Compassion
Bruce Broillet Greene Broillet 2018 Litigators
Richard Clary Cravath 2018 Litigators
Martin Flumenbaum Paul Weiss 2018 Litigators
Jay Goffman Skadden 2018 Litigators
David Gordon Latham 2018 Dealmakers
Russ Herman Herman Herman 2018 Power Brokers
Christy Jones Butler Snow 2018 Litigators
Stasia Kelly DLA 2018 Leadership
Kenton King Skadden 2018 Dealmaker
David Levi Duke Law School 2018 Leadership
Cheryl Little Americans for Immigrant Justice 2018 Compassion
Colleen Mahoney Skadden 2018 Litigators
William McLucas WilmerHale 2018 Litigators
Carlos Mendez-Penate Akerman 2018 Leadership
Sara Moss Estee Lauder 2018 Dealmaker
Robert Mueller U.S. Department of Justice Special Counsel 2018 Leadership
Tom Nolan Pearson Simon 2018 Litigators
Eileen Nugent Skadden 2018 Dealmaker
Bernard Nussbaum Wachtell Lipton 2018 Litigators
Debra Pole Sidley 2018 Litigators
Pete Romatowski Jones Day 2018 Litigators
Gloria Santona McDonald’s 2018 Leadership
Paul Schnell Skadden 2018 Dealmaker
Rodd Schreiber Skadden 2018 Dealmaker
David Schulz Ballard Spahr 2018 Litigators
Christian Searcy Searcy Denney 2018 Litigators
Brad Smith Microsoft 2018 Innovators
Steven Sunshine Skadden 2018 Litigators
Donald Verrilli Munger Tolles 2018 Litigators
Herbert Wachtell Wachtell Lipton 2018 Litigators
William Whitehust Whitehurst Harkness 2018 Leadership
Steven Zack Boies Schiller 2018 Leadership
Cris Arguedas Arguedas Cassman 2017 Litigators
Sam Baxter McKool Smith 2017 Litigators
Jere Beasley Beasley Allen 2017 Litigators
David Beck Beck Redden 2017 Litigators
Ralph Campillo Sedgwick 2017 Litigators
Richard Cohen Southern Poverty Law Center 2017 Compassion
Robert Denham Munger Tolles 2017 Dealmakers
Mike Dowd Robbins Geller 2017 Litigators
Howard Ellin Skadden 2017 Dealmakers
Patrick Fitzgerald Skadden 2017 Litigators
Gary Fox Stewart Tilghman 2017 Litigators
Richard Godfrey Kirkland 2017 Litigators
Dicky Grigg Spivey & Grigg 2017 Litigators
Kris Heinzelman Cravath 2017 Dealmakers
Valerie Ford Jacob Freshfields 2017 Dealmakers
Steven Lane Herman Herman 2017 Litigators
William Lee WilmerHale 2017 Leadership
Eduardo Leite Baker & McKenzie 2017 Leadership
Andrew Levander Dechert 2017 Litigators
Simon Lorne Millennium Corporation 2017 Dealmakers
Greg Markel Seyfarth 2017 Litigators
Michele Coleman Mayes New York Public Library 2017 Leadership
Gary Naftalis Kramer Levin 2017 Litigators
Steven Newborn Weil 2017 Litigators
Ronald Olson Munger Tolles 2017 Litigators
Ted Olson Gibson Dunn 2017 Litigators
Mike Papantonio Levin Papantonio 2017 Litigators
Diane Patrick Ropes & Gray 2017 Leadership
Richard Posner 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals 2017 Judges
Gordon Rather Wright Lindsey 2017 Litigators
Frank Schreck Brownstein Hyatt 2017 Leadership
Paul Smith Jenner 2017 Litigators
Broadus Spivey Spivey & Grigg 2017 Remembered
Myron Steele Potter Anderson 2017 Judges
John Tarantino Adler Pollock 2017 Litigators
Chilton Davis Varner King & Spalding 2017 Litigators
F. Joseph Warin Gibson Dunn 2017 Litigators
Dan Webb Winston 2017 Litigators
Mary Jo White Debevoise 2017 Litigators
Wylie Aitken Aitken Aitken Cohen 2016 Litigators
David Andrews PepsiCo/McCutchen (Bingham) 2016 Remembered
Ralph Baxter Orrick 2016 Innovators
Morgan Chu Irell 2016 Litigators
Joseph Cotchett Cotchett Pitre 2016 Litigators
Mary Cranston Pillsbury 2016 Leadership
Larry Feldman Liner LLP 2016 Litigators
William Gates Sr. World Justice Project/K&L Gates/University of Washington Law School 2016 Remembered
Jack Greenberg Columbia Law School/NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund 2016 Remembered
Marshall Grossman Orrick 2016 Litigators
Ben Heineman Jr. GE 2016 Leadership
Stephen Immelt Hogan Lovells 2016 Power Brokers
Lou Kling Skadden 2016 Dealmakers
Esther Lardent Pro Bono Institute 2016 Remembered
Raymond Marshall Sheppard Mullin 2016 Leadership
Vilma Martinez MALDEF/Munger Tolles 2016 Leadership
Richard Matsch U.S. District Court, Colorado 2016 Remembered
William Neukom Microsoft/K&L Gates/Stanford/World Justice Project 2016 Leadership
Larry Rogers Sr. Power Rogers 2016 Litigators
Antonin Scalia U.S. Supreme Court 2016 Remembered
Paul Tosetti Latham 2016 Dealmakers
John White Cravath 2016 Power Brokers
C. Steven Yerrid Yerrid Law Firm 2016 Litigators
Roger Aaron Skadden 2015 Remembered
Shirley Abrahamson Wisconsin Supreme Court 2015 Remembered
Floyd Abrams Cahill Gordon 2015 Litigators
Cesar Alvarez Greenberg Traurig 2015 Leadership
Eugene Anderson Anderson Kill 2015 Remembered
Dennis Archer Dickinson Wright 2015 Leadership
Robert Armitage Eli Lilly 2015 Innovators
Peter Atkins Skadden 2015 Dealmakers
Robert Barnett Williams & Connolly 2015 Power Brokers
George Barrett Barrett Johnston 2015 Remembered
Francis Barron Cravath 2015 Litigators
Fred Bartlit Bartlit Beck 2015 Litigators
Richard Beattie Simpson Thacher 2015 Leadership
Robert Bennett Hogan Lovells 2015 Power Brokers
Beau Biden Grant & Eisenhofer 2015 Remembered
Sheila Birnbaum Quinn Emanuel 2015 Litigators
Roy Black Black Srebnick 2015 Litigators
Franci Blassberg Debevoise & Plimpton 2015 Dealmakers
Maxwell Blecher Blecher & Collins 2015 Remembered
Paula Boggs Boggs Media 2015 Leadership
Caryl Boies Boies Schiller 2015 Remembered
Gordon Bonnyman Tennessee Justice Center 2015 Compassion
John Bostelman Sullivan & Cromwell 2015 Dealmakers
Lon Bouknight Steptoe & Johnson 2015 Leadership
John Bouma Snell & Wilmer 2015 Remembered
James Brosnahan Morrison & Foerster 2015 Litigators
Frank Burch DLA Piper 2015 Leadership
Plato Cacheris Trout Cacheris 2015 Remembered
Peter Canellos Wachtell 2015 Dealmakers
James Carter WilmerHale 2015 Innovators
Michael Ciresi Ciresi Conlin 2015 Litigators
Robert Clark Harvard Law School 2015 Leadership
Edith Brown Clement 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals 2015 Judges
John Coffee Columbia Law School 2015 Dealmakers
H. Rodgin Cohen Sullivan & Cromwell 2015 Power Brokers
Roxanne Conlin Roxanne Conlin & Associates 2015 Litigators
Ralph Cook Birmingham City Attorney 2015 Leadership
Philip Corboy Corboy Demetrio 2015 Remembered
Jon Davidson Freedom for All Americans 2015 Compassion
David Dean Sullivan Papain 2015 Litigators
Morris Dees Southern Poverty Law Center 2015 Compassion
Robert Dell Latham 2015 Leadership
Marshall Doke Gardere 2015 Leadership
Bob Faiss University of Nevada Law School/Lionel Sawyer 2015 Remembered
Ken Feinberg Feinberg Rozen 2015 Dealmakers
James Ferguson Ferguson Chambers 2015 Leadership
Ralph Ferrara Proskauer 2015 Litigators
Bert Fields Greenberg Glusker 2015 Power Brokers
Bob Fiske Davis Polk 2015 Leadership
Joe Flom Skadden 2015 Remembered
Tamar Frankel Boston University School of Law 2015 Innovators
John Gibbons Gibbons P.C. 2015 Remembered
Lee Godfrey Susman Godfrey 2015 Innovators
Browne Greene Greene Broillet 2015 Litigators
Mel Immergut Milbank 2015 Leadership
Jack Jacobs Young Conaway 2015 Judges
Joe Jamail Joe Jamail 2015 Remembered
Robert Joffe Cravath 2015 Remembered
Harvey Kaplan Shook Hardy 2015 Litigators
Christopher 'Kit' Kaufman Latham 2015 Dealmakers
Judith Kaye Skadden 2015 Remembered
David Kendall Williams & Connolly 2015 Leadership
Victor Kovner Davis Wright 2015 Litigators
Ira Kurzban Kurzban Kurzban 2015 Compassion
Martin Lipton Wachtell 2015 Power Brokers
Maureen Mahoney Latham & Watkins 2015 Litigators
Thomas Malcolm Jones Day 2015 Power Brokers
Billy Martin Martin & Gitner 2015 Litigators
Havey Miller Weil 2015 Remembered
Stacey Mobley Howard University 2015 Innovators
Robert Morgenthau Wachtell 2015 Remembered
Ed Moss Shook Hardy 2015 Remembered
Ron Motley Motley Rice 2015 Remembered
Don Nicholson Oklahoma Lawyers for Children 2015 Compassion
Sandra Day O'Connor U.S. Supreme Court 2015 Judges
Jack Olender Jack Olender & Associates 2015 Litigators
Jerry Oshinsky Kasowitz 2015 Litigators
John Payton NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund 2015 Remembered
Mariana Pfaelzer U.S. District Court for the Central District of California 2015 Remembered
John Phillips Phillips & Cohen 2015 Litigators
Regina Pisa Goodwin Procter 2015 Leadership
William Rehnquist U.S. Supreme Court 2015 Remembered
Bruce Rogow Law Offices of Bruce Rogow 2015 Litigators
Tom Sager Ballard Spahr 2015 Innovators
Victor Schwartz Shook Hardy 2015 Litigators
Jerry Shargel Winston & Strawn 2015 Litigators
Robert Silver Boies Schiller 2015 Remembered
Jock Smith The Cochran Firm 2015 Remembered
Jerry Solovy Jenner & Block 2015 Remembered
Ted Sorensen Paul Weiss 2015 Remembered
Gilchrist Sparks Morris Nichols 2015 Dealmakers
Gerry Spence Spence Law Offices 2015 Litigators
John Paul Stevens U.S. Supreme Court 2015 Remembered
Larry Stewart Stewart Tilghman 2015 Litigators
Geoffrey Stone University of Chicago Law School 2015 Leadership
Brendan Sullivan Williams & Connolly 2015 Power Brokers
James Thompson Winston & Strawn 2015 Remembered
Anton Valukas Jenner & Block 2015 Litigators
Keith Wetmore Major Lindsey & Africa 2015 Leadership
Richard Wiley Wiley Rein 2015 Innovators
Diane Wood 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals 2015 Judges