HOUSTON – Four lawyers with Rusty Hardin & Associates, LLP earned selection to the 2017 Texas Super Lawyers list of outstanding attorneys for their litigation, criminal defense, and appellate work. Honoree and firm founder Rusty Hardin also made the Top 100 Houston lawyers list. Widely known as an exceptional trial lawyer who practices both criminal and civil law, Mr. Hardin is being recognized this year for his business litigation work. He has made the annual Super Lawyers list for the past 15 years.
Firm partners Andy Drumheller, Derek Hollingsworth, and Joe Roden were also selected for the 2017 listing. Mr. Drumheller, who handles complex commercial litigation for oil and gas companies as well as other businesses, is being honored for his general litigation expertise. Mr. Hollingsworth earned recognition for his criminal defense achievements, and Mr. Roden made the list for his appellate work. In a recent high-profile trial, Mr. Hollingsworth represented a cancer doctor who faced a possible life sentence for aggravated assault and instead received a 10-year sentence. Mr. Roden’s appellate work includes a noteworthy win in a U.S. appeals court for insurance policy holders. Super Lawyers is owned by global information and news service Thomson Reuters and uses a patented selection process for its annual guide to top lawyers. Attorneys must be nominated by their peers. A research team then reviews their professional achievements, background, and other details, with a blue-ribbon panel making the final selection. No more than 5 percent of attorneys in a state are included in the listing. The complete list of Texas lawyers selected for 2017 will be published in the Texas edition of Super Lawyersmagazine and in Texas Monthly in October. Rusty Hardin & Associates, LLP has built a solid reputation for taking on the causes of its clients and obtaining favorable results in civil matters, significant criminal cases, and appellate fights. For more information, please visit http://www.rustyhardin.com/.