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Five Bracewell Attorneys Named 2012 Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers

October 5, 2011

HOUSTON — Five Bracewell & Giuliani LLP attorneys have been named 2012 “Lawyers of the Year” for their respective practices and locations by Best Lawyers. They are:

• William J. Hayes – Houston Banking & Finance Law Lawyer of the Year
• Tracy D. Hester – Houston Environmental Law Lawyer of the Year
• Albert B. Kimball, Jr. – Houston Patent Law Lawyer of the Year
• Robert E. Sheeder – Dallas Litigation: Labor & Employment Lawyer of the Year
• Charles H. Shoneman – Washington, D.C. Oil & Gas Law Lawyer of the Year

Since 2009, Best Lawyers has designated “Lawyers of the Year” in high-profile legal areas in large legal communities. One lawyer in each legal specialty per community is recognized as a “Lawyer of the Year”. The selections were determined through peer-review surveys, in which attorneys confidentially evaluated their peers.