DALLAS – Seven attorneys from the Dallas trial firm Sayles Werbner, including name shareholders Richard A. “Dick” Sayles and Mark S. Werbner, have been selected for listing in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Mr. Sayles was named the Dallas-Fort Worth Lawyer of the Year for his practice involving bet-the-company litigation. He received additional recognition for his commercial litigation work. Mr. Sayles is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in both Civil Trial Law and Personal Injury Trial Law.

Mr. Werbner, who is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law and Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, was selected as Dallas-Fort Worth’s white-collar criminal defense Lawyer of the Year. He was also recognized for his work in commercial and bet-the-company litigation.

For more than a decade, Mr. Sayles and Mr. Werbner have earned Best Lawyers recognition for their representation of clients in state and federal courts. Together, they have won some of the highest-profile cases in the nation’s history, including the largest patent infringement award ever issued by a U.S. jury.

Five firm shareholders earned recognition to the prestigious Best Lawyers listing for the first time this year: 

  • Shawn C. Long: Legal Malpractice Defense;
  • Darren P. Nicholson: Intellectual Property Litigation;
  • Robert Sayles: Commercial Litigation, Plaintiff Personal Injury Litigation, Product Liability Litigation Defense;
  • William S. Snyder: Commercial Litigation, Securities Litigation;
  • Mark E. Torian: White-Collar Criminal Defense.

Recognizing the top attorneys in the country based on their practice areas, The Best Lawyers in America is compiled through a process of independent nominations, followed by a review by prior nominees who handle similar cases. Editors make the final selections.

Sayles Werbner maintains an international reputation as a proven trial law firm in complex business litigation, life-altering personal injury cases, and practically every type of case that requires courtroom expertise.