Ten Burleson Attorneys Named Among The 2012 Who's Who In Energy

HOUSTON, Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Burleson LLP, the largest full-service law firm in the country devoted specifically to the oil and gas sector, announced today that 10 of the firm's attorneys have been named among the 2012 Who's Who in Energy list determined by The Business Journals.

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The annual listing is designed to honor the top 100 prominent industry influencers in seven major U.S. markets where energy is shaping the local economy.  It's published by the Dallas Business Journal, Denver Business Journal, Houston Business Journal, Philadelphia Business Journal, Pittsburgh Business Times, San Antonio Business Journal, and St. Louis Business Journal.  Individuals are selected for inclusion through internal research, industry outreach, and an open-nomination process conducted by the business journals of their respective cities. 

Managing Partner Rick Burleson said the recognition is a direct reflection of the firm's commitment to delivering clients the most seasoned, energy-specific legal services team the industry has to offer.

"This honor underscores the value our attorneys bring to our clients," he added.  "It also speaks to our depth of knowledge and real-world understanding of issues facing the oil and gas sector.  That's a large part of what makes us a leading energy law firm, and I couldn't be more proud of the achievement."   

The 10 Burleson attorneys included in the rankings are listed below under the business journal in which they were featured.

Houston Business Journal

San Antonio Business Journal

• Bob Ballentine, Partner

• Michael Browning, Partner

• Rick Burleson, Managing Partner

• Mark Payne, Partner

• Randy Burton, Partner

• Wes Sharples, Managing Counsel


• Preston Ward, Associate



Pittsburgh Business Times

Denver Business Journal

• Kevin Colosimo, Managing Partner

• Jack Luellen, Managing Partner

• Keith Zabela, Partner


The 2012 edition of Who's Who in Energy marks the second year The Business Journals has conducted the listing.  In 2011, four attorneys from Burleson were named to the ranking:  Rick Burleson, Randy Burton, Kevin Colosimo, and Keith Zabela

For more information on Who's Who in Energy, visit www.bizjournals.com.   

About Burleson LLP
With more than 130 attorneys in offices in Houston, San Antonio, Pittsburgh, Denver, and Midland, Burleson LLP is the largest full-service law firm in the country devoted specifically to the oil and gas sector.  We are unique in being on the ground in the key markets serving the unconventional shale plays, and bring a distinct blend of legal understanding and technical skill to our practice. Our attorneys have worked as petroleum engineers, chemists, landmen, and geologists, and more than a third have served as inside legal counsel for oil and gas companies.  These qualifications – combined with Burleson's broad geographic reach and comprehensive scope of services – have earned the firm a reputation for providing clients with the most seasoned, energy-specific legal services team the industry has to offer.   For further information, visit www.burlesonllp.com.

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