Awards & Rankings
ACQ Finance Magazine
Susman Godfrey Recognized as 2009 Commercial Litigation Law Firm of the Year by ACQ Finance Magazine Country Law Awards
Susman Godfrey Recognized as 2008 Commercial Litigation Law Firm of the Year by ACQ Finance Magazine Country Law Awards
The voting poll is comprised of an in-house panel from ACQ Finance Magazine and law firm industry peers.
ALM (American Lawyer Media)
Susman Godfrey Recognized for Second Time by AMLAW as Litigation Boutique of the Year in 2005
When American Lawyer held its first ever Litigation Boutique of the Year competition, it selected Susman Godfrey as one of the top two litigation boutiques in the nation. In 2005, American Lawyer chose Susman Godfrey again.
Susman Godfrey was rated in Best Lawyers 2013 Tier 1 Rankings
Susman Godfrey was rated in Best Lawyers 2013 Tier 1 rankings nationwide in the following areas: Litigation - Antitrust; Litigation - Intellectual Property; Litigation - Patent.
Fourteen Susman Godfrey Lawyers Named 2012 Best Lawyers in America®
The list includes: Barry Barnett, Ophelia Camina, Terry Oxford, Lee Godfrey, Neal Manne, Steve Susman, Max Tribble, Mark Wawro, Parker Folse, Eric Mayer, Shawn Raymond, Harry Susman, Bill Carmody and Kenny Marks.
Nine Susman Godfrey Attorneys Named 2006 Best Lawyers in America®
Barry Barnett, Bill Carmody, Ophelia Camina, Michael Diehl, Terry Oxford, Lee Godfrey, Neal Manne, Steve Susman, and Mark Wawro have been selected by ALM (American Lawyer Media) as Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Commercial Litigation.
Susman Godfrey Ranked #1 on the Associates 2007 Survey: Job Satisfaction
On August 1, 2007, The American Lawyer published its Associates Survey. The associate job satisfaction survey ranked Susman Godfrey #1 in the nation in the smaller firm category and #2 in the nation compared to firms of all sizes. Read More
Anti-Defamation League's (ADL's) Karen H. Susman Jurisprudence Award
Susman Godfrey partner Neal Manne is awarded the Anti-Defamation League's (ADL's) 2011 Karen H. Susman Jurisprudence Award Read More
Chambers Global Guide
Chambers USA Guide
Eight Susman Godfrey Lawyers Named "Leaders In Their Field" by Chambers USA 2012
Chambers USA 2012 guide has selected the following Susman Godfrey lawyers as leaders in their Field:
The Chambers USA guide is designed to reflect market opinion. Their researchers spent a year canvassing clients and lawyers across the US to obtain a consistent market view of which firms and attorneys are considered leaders in their field.
Susman Godfrey Receives 1st Place Rankings in 2006 Chambers USA Guide
Susman Godfrey received 1st place rankings in the Chambers USA Directory for the practice areas: Antitrust and Litigation: General Commercial in the state of Texas. Every year, publishers Chambers and Partners carry out thousands of in-depth interviews with clients in order to assess the reputations and expertise of business lawyers in 175 countries across the world. Chambers rankings and editorial are referred to extensively by General Counsel and other purchasers of legal services who look to Chambers recommendations when choosing their lawyers.
D Magazine selects Ophelia Camina and Terry Oxford as among the "Best of Big D" in 2011
Best Lawyers is a peer-review voting process. They rely on the lawyers' expertise to determine who deserves to be on the list. This year, 1,427 lawyers voted for up to three lawyers in their practice specialty. They could nominate one lawyer within their firm and up to two outside their firm. Same-firm votes carried less weight than outside-firm votes. The nomination form asked them to cast a vote bearing in mind the following question: "Which lawyers in Dallas, of those whose work you have witnessed first-hand, would you rank among the current best?
EnergyPoint Research, Inc.
Susman Godfrey Receives Highest Customer Satisfaction Rating in Oil and Gas Industry by EnergyPoint Research, Inc. Read More
H-Texas Magazine Names Twelve Susman Godfrey Attorneys to 2008 Houston's Top Lawyers List
Susman Godfrey lawyers Vineet Bhatia, Charles Eskridge, Lee Godfrey, Joe Grinstein, Erica Harris, Geoffrey Harrison, Michael Lee, Robert Rivera, Katie Sammons, Steve Susman, Katherine Treistman, and Stuart Kusin have been named a "2008 Top Lawyer" in H Texas Magazine.
H-Texas Magazine Names Eight Houston Attorneys to 2007 Houston's Top Lawyers List
H-Texas Magazine named the following attorneys as 2007 Houston's Top Lawyers: Steve Susman, Lee Godfrey, Geoffrey Harrison, Max Tribble, Michael Lee, Tom Paterson, Mark Wawro, and Neal Manne.
H-Texas Magazine Names Nine Susman Godfrey Attorneys as 2006 "Professionals on the Fast Track"
H-Texas Magazine named Suyash Agrawal, Johnny Carter, Victoria Cook, Erica Harris, Brian Melton, Bill Merrill, Shawn Raymond, Harry Susman, and Katherine Treistman as 2006 "Professionals on the Fast Track."
H-Texas Magazine Names Eight Susman Godfrey Attorneys as 2006 Houston's Top Lawyers
H-Texas Magazine named the following attorneys as 2006 Houston's Top Lawyers: Steve Susman, Lee Godfrey, Geoffrey Harrison, Max Tribble, Michael Lee, Tom Paterson, Mark Wawro, and Neal Manne.
H-Texas Magazine Names Nine Susman Godfrey Attorneys as 2005 "Professionals on the Fast Track"
H-Texas Magazine named Carl R. Barry, Vineet Bhatia, Victoria Cook, Joseph S. Grinstein, Geoffrey L. Harrison, Brian D. Melton, Shawn L. Raymond, Robert Rivera, and Harry P. Susman as 2005 "Professionals on the Fast Track."
Houston Business Journal
Houston Business Journal names Susman Godfrey Attorney to 2011 "40 Under 40"
The Houston Business Journal named Shawn Raymond to its 2011 "40 Under 40" list for being among Houston's next 40 leaders who excel in their industry, are respected business leaders, and show dynamic leadership in their community.
Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Magazine — IAM Patent Litigation 250
Susman Godfrey Named One Of "The World's Leading Patent Litigators" for 2011
Susman Godfrey was named one of "The World's Leading Patent Litigators" for 2011 in IAM Patent Litigation 250 by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine. This is a unique guide identifying the top patent litigation lawyers in key jurisdictions around the globe. Over three months, IAM, conducted telephone interviews and email exchanges with numerous attorneys at law, patent attorneys and in-house counsel to gather market intelligence on the leading players in the field.
Law & Politics (Super Lawyers)
Lawdragon 500 Names Bill Carmody, Steve Susman, Lee Godfrey and Neal Manne As "2011 Leading Lawyers In America"
Lawdragon 500 Names Bill Carmody and Steve Susman As "2008 Leading Lawyers In America"
Lawdragon 500 Names Bill Carmody, Marc Seltzer, Steve Susman, and Lee Godfrey As "2007 Leading Lawyers in America"
Lawdragon 500 Names Stephen D. Susman and Bill Carmody As "2006 Leading Lawyers In America"
National Law Journal
Susman Godfrey's win in Dillard's, Inc. vs. i2 Technologies, Inc. ranks number 8 in the National Law Journal's TOP 100 VERDICTS OF 2010.
Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialist
Steve Susman received the Lifetime Excellence in Advocacy Award — 2011
Who's Who Legal
Stephen Susman is once again named Commercial Litigation Lawyer of the Year for 2007.
Stephen Susman of Susman Godfrey LLP was named Commercial Litigation Lawyer of the Year 2007 in the Who's Who Legal Awards. This is the second consecutive time he has been recognized in this way, having also won the award last year. Read More
Five Susman Godfrey Attorneys Nominated By Who's Who Legal: Texas 2007
Susman Godfrey has 5 individuals who have been nominated by Who's Who Legal through their independent research with clients and peers for Who's Who Legal — US State (Texas) book. Who's Who Legal: Texas 2007,constitutes a comprehensive referral source identifying 531 of the State's pre-eminent lawyers drawn from 24 practice areas.
Susman Godfrey attorneys include:
About Who's Who Legal
Stephen Susman is named world's leading commercial litigator
Stephen Susman was named world's leading commercial litigator Stephen D Susman of Susman Godfrey LLP has been named the leading commercial litigator in the world at the 2006 Who's Who Legal Awards. Read More
Susman Godfrey is included in The BTI Client Service-A-Team 2012
Susman Godfrey is included in The BTI Client Service A-Team 2012; a distinction reserved for law firms whose clients recognize them - by name and without prompting - as unparalleled leaders in client service.
Susman Godfrey was selected in by The Trial Lawyer magazine as a 2011 member of The Forum: America's 25 Most Influential Law Firms.
Susman Godfrey was selected by The Trial Lawyer magazine as a 2011 member of The Forum: America's 25 Most Influential Law Firms. This award places Susman Godfrey among the 25 best civil plaintiff firms in the United States.
Susman Godfrey is awarded the "Lawyers World Annual Jurisdiction Award 2011" by Lawyers World.
The Lawyers World Annual Jurisdiction Awards exist to showcase those firms, and individuals, that continually provide the client with an outstanding level of service, demonstrating an incredibly high degree of ability, whilst delivering the outstanding results that are synonymous with firms and individuals of this caliber.
Susman Godfrey is recognized as a 2012 Go-To Law Firm for the Top 500 Companies for our work in Commercial Litigation by Corporate Counsel Magazine.
This data is collected on each company’s primary law firms by surveys sent to General Counsel at each of the top 500 companies and second through research in various resources including public records, leading publications and well-respected commercial databases such as The American Lawyer, The National Law Journal, Corporate Counsel magazine, and numerous other magazines and newspapers published by ALM, ALM Research Online, LitigationMonitor™, LiveEdgar, Westlaw®, LexisNexis, The Deal, USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office), and the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization). Surveys were sent asking the top 500 company GCs which outside law firms they turned to for assistance in (1) Corporate Transactions/Mergers & Acquisitions, (2) Intellectual Property, (3) Labor & Employment, (4) Litigation, (5) Securities, (6) Canada and (7) International. Primary law firm refers to the law firms that are on the company's preferred list; the "go-to" firms for a specified practice area; firms that handled the most important cases in the previous year; firms used most often; and/or firms with the most billings from that company.
Susman Godfrey has been selected as a 2012 Benchmark Law Firm of the Year in Texas. We have seven attorneys that have been selected as 2012 Local litation Stars and three as Future Stars.
Benchmark ranks Susman Godfrey as Tier 1 nationally for plaintiffs in Antitrust, Intellectual Property, and Securities.
Benchmark Litigation has selected the following Susman Godfrey attorneys as 2012 Local Litigation Stars:
Benchmark Litigation has selected the following Susman Godfrey attorneys as 2012 Future Stars:
Susman Godfrey LLP is named the number one Litigation Boutique in Vault's annual survey of associates nationwide
In 2011 and 2012, Vault.com has named Susman Godfrey LLP the number one Litigation Boutique in Vault's annual survey of associates nationwide. The 20+ point margin between Susman Godfrey and the second-ranking firm -- 45.36 percent versus 24.77 percent -- eclipsed the 19-point gap in 2012.