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Nina Cortell has been ranked by Chambers USA (2008-2018) as one of Texas’ top appellate lawyers, and she was the sole recipient of Chambers’ “Star” ranking in Texas appellate (2016-2017). Cortell’s successful handling of large, complex appeals—over the span of a 40-year career—has put her at the forefront of Texas litigation practice, in federal and state courts. Her record includes voiding a $29 million liquidated damages clause, affirming a $3.6 billion plan of reorganization, and obtaining dismissals of securities derivative actions. Cortell currently serves on the prestigious Texas Supreme Court Advisory Committee, which provides input on rule-making.