Some familiar names on the Gulf oil spill Plaintiffs' Steering Committee

Last week, U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier in Louisiana appointed 15 lawyers to serve on the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee that will lead the Gulf oil spill litigation. Making the cut were 10 lawyers who have been named to a Super Lawyers list. In addition, five lawyers were named to the plaintiffs' executive committee, and three of them have been named to a Super Lawyers list.

Those selected:

  • Jeffrey A. Breit, Breit, Drescher & Imprevento. Virginia Super Lawyers (2006-2010)
  • Elizabeth J. Cabraser, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, Northern California Super Lawyers (2004-2010)
  • Philip F. Cossich Jr., Cossich, Sumich, Parsiola & Taylor, Louisiana Super Lawyers (2008-2010)
  • Robert T. Cunningham, Cunningham Bounds, Alabama Super Lawyers (2008-2010)

  • Calvin C. Fayard Jr., Fayard & Honeycutt, Louisiana Super Lawyers (2007-2010)
  • Ervin Gonzalez, Colson Hicks Eidson, Florida Super Lawyers (2006-2010)
  • Rhon E. Jones, Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, Alabama Super Lawyers (2008-2010)

  • Paul M. Sterbcow, Lewis, Kullman, Sterbcow & Abramson, Louisiana Super Lawyers (2010)

  • Scott Summy, Baron & Budd, Texas Super Lawyers (2003-2010)
  • Mikal C. Watts, Watts Guerra Craft, Texas Super Lawyers (2003-2010)
  • On the executive committee, Scott Summy joins Jim Roy, Domengeaux, Wright, Roy & Edwards, Louisiana Super Lawyers (2007-2010), and Stephen J. Herman, Herman, Herman, Katz & Cotlar, Louisiana Super Lawyers (2007-2010).