Yetter Coleman has earned recognition in the 2022 edition of Chambers USA “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” Guide in antitrust, commercial litigation, and trial law, with eight of the firm’s attorneys, including two new additions, honored in six areas of litigation: antitrust, IP, appellate, commercial litigation, litigation trial lawyers, and oil and gas.
“Yetter Coleman is a superior firm with outstanding lawyers.”
Chambers USA once again recognized the firm’s oil and gas litigation practice among the nation’s best with a Band 2 ranking. It is one of only two boutique firms ranked nationally with interviewees praising the firm’s team for its “strong knowledge of the sector”
Culminating over a decade of accolades from its clients, the firm received Band 1 Texas recognition for its commercial litigation practice— one of only three litigation boutiques to receive the top ranking this year— along with its appellate team again considered among the top practices in Texas.
Chambers recognized the following lawyers as leaders in their respective areas of practice:
Tim McConn (Litigation: Oil & Gas)
Robert Woods (Litigation: Oil & Gas) Up & Coming
Jeffrey A. Andrews (Litigation: Intellectual Property)
Connie Pfeiffer (Litigation: Appellate)
Reagan Simpson (Litigation: Appellate)
Bryce Callahan (Litigation: General Commercial) *New to the list
Paul Yetter (Litigation: Antitrust, General Commercial and Trial Lawyer)
Timothy McConn (Litigation: General Commercial)
Tracy LeRoy (Litigation: General Commercial) *New to the list
Jeff Andrews – Texas Intellectual Property (Band 4). Chambers states that Jeff maintains a well-regarded intellectual property practice that includes patent infringement cases and trade secrets disputes and offers particular expertise in relation to the energy and software sectors.
Tracy LeRoy – Texas (Houston) Commercial Litigation (Band 5). Tracy is noted for her deft handling of business disputes and is especially active in the oil and gas sector. Interviewees praise her, saying “She gets good results and is incredibly efficient. She’s very judicious and extremely impressive,” and “She is very consistent in terms of her skill, ability, and experience. She’s a very good lawyer with a very good reputation.”
Bryce Callahan – Texas (Houston) Commercial Litigation (Band 5). Described as “an impressive guy with a good roster of clients,” and as “smart with drive,” Chambers reports that Bryce is known for regularly working on high-value commercial disputes for impressive clients, highlighting his representation of Google in an antitrust lawsuit brought by several states led by the state of Texas concerning its advertising technology business.
Tim McConn – USA Nationwide Oil & Gas Litigation (Band 1) and Texas (Houston) Commercial Litigation (Band 4). Chambers reports that Tim skillfully guides energy companies through high-stakes commercial disputes, representing major oil and gas clients in high-value breach of contract claims and royalty class actions. Clients praised Tim as “Very effective in court and is a very high-quality lawyer” adding that he is “sharp and good in front of judges and juries” and “detail-oriented and a great asset in large and complex litigation.”
Robert Woods – USA Nationwide Oil & Gas Litigation (Up & Coming). Marking the second year of recognition for Robert after previously being named as an ‘Associate to Watch’ in 2020, clients say that “Robert is very knowledgeable about oil and gas law,” with Chambers emphasizing his growing and impressive oil and gas litigation practice which covers royalty class actions, nuisance claims and disputes arising from breach of supply contracts.
Connie Pfeiffer – Texas Appellate Litigation (Band 2). As the chair of the firm’s appellate team, Connie regularly argues complex points of law in the Texas Supreme Court and other appellate courts. Clients say that “Connie is super well regarded in the market – a very careful and thoughtful individual” with Chambers highlighting her successful advocacy on behalf of Houston Methodist Hospital in a highly watched Fifth Circuit appeal brought by a group of plaintiffs who alleged that its vaccine policy violates federal statutory and regulatory provisions and that termination for refusal to comply with the policy constitutes wrongful discharge.
Reagan Simpson – Texas Appellate Litigation (Band 1). Known for handling complex appeals in the Texas Supreme Court and federal courts, Reagan garners praise for his advocacy skills from clients and peers alike who say, “He is consistently impressive” and is considered “a leader in the Texas appellate Bar – he is universally well respected by both lawyers and judges.”
Paul Yetter – Litigation: Trial Lawyers; Texas (Spotlight Table); Texas (Houston) Commercial Litigation (Band 1); and Texas Antitrust (Band 3). For more than a decade, Paul consistently receives recognition by Chambers as a highly respected trial lawyer with a broad commercial litigation practice who represents energy companies with particular prowess, along with transportation, and finance sector clients as plaintiffs and defendants in complex antitrust litigation. Counted by clients and peers as one of the top Texas trial lawyers, Paul is praised as “an excellent litigator with a strong understanding of antitrust law.”
Chambers USA is published by London-based Chambers and Partners and is considered one of the legal industry’s most reputable rankings directories. Their team of more than 200 analysts and editors conduct their annual research using in-depth and objective interviews with clients, in-house counsel, and peer firms to compile its rankings, covering a myriad of practices on a state and national level. Full details about the firm’s recognition in this year’s Guide can be found here.