Shapiro Bieging Barber Otteson Partners Named to The Best Lawyers in America 2019

Published: Thu Aug 16 2018

Shapiro Bieging Barber Otteson announced today that four of the firm’s partners have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019.

In addition, Dallas partner John Podvin was named a "Lawyer of the Year" in the category of Financial Services Regulation Law by Best Lawyers®. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored in this way, making this accolade particularly noteworthy. This is the second time Podvin has been named a "Lawyer of the Year," having previously achieved this distinction in 2014.

The selected attorneys, years selected, and the practice areas for which they are being recognized are:
Dallas, TX:
F. John Podvin Jr. (2014-19): Financial Services Regulation Law ("Lawyer of the Year")
Denver, CO:
Duncan E. Barber (2019): Commercial Litigation
I. Thomas Bieging (2007-19): Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Litigation, Financial Services Regulation Law, Litigation - Banking and Finance
Stephen B. Shapiro (2013-19): Insurance Law

While Barber is named to the prestigious 2019 Best Lawyers list for the first time, Bieging has been named to the list 12 times, Shapiro seven times, and Podvin six times.

About Best Lawyers
Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey. More than 83,000 leading attorneys globally are eligible to vote, and Best Lawyers received more than 13 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas around the world, with more than 7 million votes being cast in the United States. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."

About Shapiro Bieging Barber Otteson LLP (
With offices in Denver, Colorado and Dallas, Texas, Shapiro Bieging Barber Otteson LLP is a law firm committed to providing its clients with knowledgeable, responsive and cost-effective representation in the areas of financial services, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, corporate structuring, insolvency, and insurance coverage. Founded in 2001 by former partners of national and regional law firms, the firm provides financial institutions, companies, and individuals with legal counsel in a broad range of commercial litigation, business, and regulatory matters. Many of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized nationally for their industry-leading work.

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