86 FisherBroyles Partners ranked in 2024 Best Lawyers in America listings.

Aug 17, 2023
  • FisherBroyles News

(New York – August 17, 2023)—FisherBroyles, LLP is pleased to announce the inclusion of 86 Partners in the 2024 edition of Best Lawyers of America.

Partners of FisherBroyles have been acknowledged in three categories:

  • Best Lawyers (78); including
  • Three Lawyers of the Year; and
  • Lawyers to Watch (8).

Leanne Prendergast – based in Fort Myers – was awarded Lawyer of the Year in the specialty Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law.

Matthew S. Parrish received the title for his Securities and Capital Markets Law practice in Cincinnati.

Michael R. Traven achieved the award in the Litigation – Health Care category. He is based in Columbus, Ohio.

Recognition in Best Lawyers – the oldest and most respected peer review publication in the legal profession – is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a major honor.

Kevin Broyles, Co-Founder and Co-Managing Partner, said:

“I am proud of the 86 FisherBroyles Partners who were named Best Lawyers across various specialties – adding another ten lawyers year-on-year. Year after year, more FisherBroyles Partners are included in this most prestigious ranking, and our distributed Law Firm 2.0 model – which has disrupted the legal profession for over two decades – gains recognition. Our fair model values Partners’ contributions and rewards cooperation – this is the way forward for the legal profession. I congratulate all award recipients, and the Firm’s entire partnership which helps them achieve incredible work.”

Best Lawyers publishes annual listings of the leading attorneys across the U.S. who are held in the highest regard by their peers. Extensive peer review surveys are conducted to compile the lists, in which tens of thousands of accomplished lawyers – who practice in the same area of law and are best placed to assess candidates’ professional merits – confidentially evaluate their professional peers.

The full list of FisherBroyles Partners includes:

Atlanta, GA

Austin, TX

  • Scott A. AgtheEmployee Benefits (ERISA) Law Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Ryan BeardLitigation – Patent

Boston, MA

Charlotte, NC

  • Frank LeakLitigation – Intellectual Property, Patent Law

Chicago, IL

Cincinnati, OH

  • Matthew ParrishCommercial Finance Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law

Cleveland, OH

Columbus, OH

Dallas, TX

Denver, CO

Detroit, MI

  • Jess A. BahsTax Law
  • Michael S. KhouryBusiness Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Corporate Law, Information Technology Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Douglas P. LaLoneLitigation – Intellectual Property, Patent Law

Houston, TX

Los Angeles, CA

Miami, FL

Naples, FL

New York, NY

Philadelphia, PA

Princeton, NJ

San Diego, CA

Seattle, WA

Washington, DC


Lawyer of the Year


Fort Myers

  • Leanne Prendergast – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law




Ones to Watch


Dallas, TX

Denver, CO

Miami, FL

Naples, FL

New York, NY

Philadelphia, PA

Seattle, WA

Washington, DC



Further information


Michael Pierson, Managing Partner, Global Corporate

[email protected]

Direct: +1.202.445.3779



Benedict Rothschild

[email protected]

Tel: +44 7926 669 740

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