2 PerspectivesJune 11, 2012
As you may know from my last post, I’ve been working on a few settlement counsel projects this summer. Along the way I’ve learned that it’s not always easy to determine who actually serves as settlement counsel. This is my effort to fix that problem.
Subject to the caveats at the bottom of this post, this list includes all the active settlement counsel I have found, updated as new information arrives. If you’re aware of additional settlement counsel out there, or if you believe the hyperlink to one of the folks listed below needs to be updated, please let me know.
List of Special Settlement Counsel
- Stephen D. “Steve” Altman – Washington, D.C.
- Trey Bergman – Houston, Texas
- Robert W. “Bob” Berliner, Jr. – Chicago, Illinois
- Julian W. Bodnar – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (Canada)
- Monte Bond – Dallas, Texas
- Mark J. Bunim – New York, New York
- Mark A. Calhoun – Dallas, Texas
- Francis “Frank” Carling – New York, New York
- Francis L. Carter - Miami, Florida
- Jonathan M. Cohen – Washington, D.C.
- Robert F. “Bob” Copple – Scottsdale, Arizona
- Ralph Cuervo-Lorens – Toronto, Ontario (Canada)
- Ben Cunningham – Austin, Texas
- John DeGroote – Dallas, Texas
- Richard J. DeWitt – Coral Gables, Florida
- Daniel Preston Dozier – Bethesda, Maryland
- Eric O. English – Portland, Oregon
- Kenneth R. Feinberg – New York and Washington
- Warren Fitzgerald – Boston, Massachusetts
- Laura A. Frase – Dallas, Texas
- Eric Galton – Austin, Texas
- Scott D. Gilbert - Washington, D.C.
- Jim Golden – Chattanooga, Tennessee
- Lew Goldfarb – Morristown, New Jersey
- Michael P. Graff – New York, New York
- William K. “Bill” Hoskins – Boston, Massachusetts
- Lance Jones – Austin, Texas
- Jeff Jury – Austin, Texas
- Peter M. Kramer – Miami, Florida
- Rachel S. Kronowitz – Washington, D.C.
- Leigh Lasky – Chicago and New York
- Roger A. Lennenberg – Portland, Oregon
- James E. “Jim” McGuire – Boston, Massachusetts
- Joseph P. “Joe” McMahon Jr. – Denver, Colorado
- John V. McShane – Dallas, Texas
- Gregory T. “Greg” Meyer – Plano, Texas
- Charles E. Miller – New York, New York
- M.A. “Mickey” Mills – Houston, Texas
- Peter W. Morgan – Washington, D.C.
- Michael W. “Mike” Nelson – Farmington Hills, Michigan
- Patrick R. Nichols – Topeka, Kansas
- Christopher Nolland – Dallas, Texas
- Steven “Steve” O’Donnell – Lancaster, Pennsylvania
- J. Patrick “Pat” O’Malley – Portland, Oregon
- Miguel A. “Mike” Olivella, Jr. – Tallahassee, Florida
- Bette M. Orr – Washington, D.C.
- Michael A. Patterson – Baton Rouge, Louisiana
- Don Philbin – San Antonio, Texas
- Kami E. Quinn – Washington, D.C.
- William T. “Bill” Reid, IV – New York and Austin
- Douglas C. “Doug” Reynolds – Cambridge, Massachusetts
- Michael K. Rozen – New York and Washington
- Larry R. Rute – Topeka, Kansas
- Michael D. “Mike” Schafler – Toronto, Ontario (Canada)
- Michael “Mike” Schechter – Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Edward D. “Ed” Shapiro – Chicago, Illinois
- Richard Shore – Washington, D.C.
- David Stern – London (United Kingdom)
- Gordon L. “Gord” Tarnowsky – Calgary, Alberta (Canada)
- Roy Toulan – Boston, Massachusetts
- Scott Van Soye – Los Angeles, California
- Jerome F. “Jerry” Weiss – Cleveland, Ohio
- Mel Wolovits – Dallas, Texas
- Thomas R. “Tom” Woodrow – Chicago, Illinois
- Michael Zeytoonian – Boston, Massachusetts
No list is perfect, and this one is no exception. Caveats include:
- Who appears on this list. I tried to limit this list to the individuals — rather than the firms — who list “settlement counsel” on their websites, on their LinkedIn profiles, or on other promotional materials. If you are aware of someone not on this list who practices as settlement counsel and holds himself or herself out as such in a verifiable way, please let me know.
- Where the hyperlinks go. I generally hyperlinked to the individual’s bio or other material that references the term “settlement counsel”. This didn’t always make sense — hence the inconsistency in where the hyperlinks lead.
- General errors. Name misspellings, place misspellings, and nickname omissions happen. Please speak up when you see them, and my apologies in advance.
- A matter of discretion. The inclusion or exclusion of names on this list ultimately requires discretion. I have exercised that discretion here, and I plan to do so as this list is updated.
With all that said, take a look at who serves as settlement counsel. You’ll be glad you did.
A special thanks to Spencer Guy for his assistance with this list and several other settlement counsel projects as he finished his final year of law school.