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Jared Levinthal and Robert Wilkins Named 2020 Texas ‘Super Lawyers’ by Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers

October 19, 2020

Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC Houston partners Jared I. Levinthal and Robert A. Wilkins have been named to the 2020 Texas Super Lawyers list by Super Lawyers. Only 5% of lawyers in the state are selected by the research team to receive the designation each year.

Levinthal and Wilkins were both recognized in the Business Litigation category. They joined the firm’s Houston office earlier this year.

“We’re proud to have Jared and Rob on the Lightfoot team and congratulate them on their continued recognition,” said Lightfoot managing partner Melody Eagan. “This achievement speaks to their skills and the talent of our thriving Houston office.”

Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. 

Levinthal represents plaintiffs and defendants in all types of litigation, including complex commercial cases with millions of dollars — and often the company itself — at stake. He has practiced since 1997 and handles disputes involving commercial and business issues, product liability, professional malpractice, intellectual property, insurance coverage and bad faith, serious personal injury and wrongful death. Since 2013, Levinthal has routinely been named a “Super Lawyer” in the Texas Monthly listing of top attorneys in the state, and he was named one of the top 100 lawyers in Houston by Super Lawyers for 2019.

Wilkins has practiced for 18 years, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts as well as before arbitral tribunals. He has a particular focus on commercial litigation involving the oil and gas industry, including business divorce cases, fiduciary duty issues, breach of contract claims, securities disputes and related matters. Wilkins has also handled personal injury and tort litigation, First Amendment issues and intellectual property disputes. He has been recognized as a Texas “Super Lawyer” by Texas Monthly every year since 2014.

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