Press Release

Eighteen Munsch Hardt Attorneys Honored as ‘2018 Best Lawyers in America’

Aug 15, 2017

Munsch Hardt is proud to announce 18 attorneys were named to the 2018 Best Lawyers in America.

Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers’ peer-nominated lists have been recognized as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals in the country. Some of Munsch Hardt’s attorneys have appeared on the list for more than 15 years.

“It’s rewarding to have the client service, dedication, and hard work of our attorneys recognized by their peers,’’ said Phil C. Appenzeller, the Chief Executive Officer. “Such recognition is a high point in any attorney’s career because it demonstrates that the marketplace and their peers respect and value the quality of their representation.’’

The complete listing of  Munsch Hardt attorneys appearing on the 2018 Best Lawyers in America list and their respective practices are:

Bankruptcy & Restructuring

  • Kevin M. Lippman (Shareholder, Dallas) – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy

Commercial Litigation / Labor & Employment

  • William P. Finegan (Shareholder, Dallas) – Employment Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Clifford L. Harrison (Shareholder, Houston) – Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • James D. Jordan (Shareholder, Dallas) – Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • D. Ronald Reneker (Shareholder, Austin) – Commercial Litigation





  • Jeffrey D. Dunn (Shareholder, Dallas) – Banking and Finance Law; Financial Services Regulation Law; Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Charles A. Guerin (Shareholder, Dallas) – Banking and Finance Law


Real Estate

To be considered for the Best Lawyers list, an attorney must be nominated specifically for his or her practice group and geographical region by a peer. Lawyers listed in the previous year’s edition of Best Lawyers vote on nominated lawyers based on the question, “If you were unable to take a case yourself, how likely would you be to refer it to this nominee?” The Best Lawyers editorial staff reviews the votes before releasing the final list to lawyers.