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Honors & Recognitions

Chambers and Partners

Since 1999, Chambers USA has been ranking the leading firms and lawyers in an extensive range of practice areas throughout America. The research is in-depth and includes client interviews. The guide is recognized as an authority in providing comprehensive, unbiased and authoritative rankings of law firms and attorneys. It is utilized by industry-leading companies and organizations throughout the U.S. and worldwide. It is also widely used by firms in all states for referral purposes. Cooper & Scully is proud to have been named in this publication since 2007.

Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent

For more than 140 years, Martindale-Hubbell® has been regarded as one of the world's most authoritative resources on legal information resources. The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings™ attests to a lawyer's legal ability and professional ethics, and reflects the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and Judiciary. To achieve an AV Preeminent rating, an attorney must receive a perfect 5.0 score for professional ability and ethics. The following Cooper & Scully attorneys have achieved the coveted AV Preeminent rating:

  • R. Brent Cooper
  • John Scully
  • William Allred
  • Derek Davis
  • Doug Rees
  • Michelle Robberson
  • Fred Shuchart
  • Gordon Wright

American Board of Trial Advocates

The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) was established to preserve the constitutional vision of equal justice for all Americans. Its mission is to foster improvement in the ethical and technical standards of legal practice.  The organization seeks to ensure individuals facing trial receive the most effective representation possible and to see that everyone benefits from a more efficient judicial system. To be considered for inclusion in ABOTA, a lawyer must meet a number of stringent criteria including serving as lead counsel in a number of jury trials and exhibiting exceptional integrity, honor and courtesy in the legal profession.

  • John Scully-elected to ABOTA in 1999

Board Certification by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

An attorney who achieves board certification by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization is considered to be an expert in their certified practice area.  A Board Certified Attorney goes through a rigorous investigation by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

The Texas Board contacts Judges before whom the attorney has practiced, as well as fellow lawyers who have been on the opposite side of cases, to check the character and skill of the attorney seeking certification. Once the background investigation is completed and the State Board of Legal Specialization is satisfied with the experience, reputation and ethical behavior of the attorney, he must sit for a lengthy and difficult examination. Upon the successful completion of the examination, the attorney becomes Board Certified and must maintain this level of excellence by attending additional continued legal education courses each year far exceeding the continued legal education requirements of the average licensed attorney.

The following Cooper & Scully attorneys have achieved board certification in particular fields:

  • R. Brent Cooper

               - Personal Injury Trial Law

  • John Scully

               - Civil Trial Law
               - Personal injury Trial Law

  • Diana Faust

               - Appellate Law

  • Michelle Robberson

               - Appellate Law