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Best Lawyers in America© Recognizes Eight BoyarMiller Attorneys in 2021 Edition

August 20, 2020

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HOUSTON (Aug. 20, 2020) – Best Lawyers in America© has released its annual recognition of the nation’s top lawyers. We celebrate eight BoyarMiller attorneys who have been named to this list for the 2021 publication. This highly-respected list is the oldest peer review of the legal profession and is regarded as a reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals among the industry. Attorneys Bill Boyar, Chris Hanslik, Gary Miller, and Christopher Burt continue their ranking by Best Lawyers from prior years. Additional BoyarMiller attorneys received this recognition for their first year, including Steve Kesten, and Blake Royal.

Best Lawyers launched their inaugural Ones to Watch listing including three BoyarMiller attorneys: Shareholder Whitney Brieck, and Senior Associate Lyndsay Fincher. Ones to Watch is a brand-new recognition awarded to lawyers who have demonstrated outstanding professional excellence and are ascending to the top of their field.

BoyarMiller attorneys and their recognized categories include:


  • Bill Boyar (Real Estate Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law)
  • Christopher Burt (Litigation – Trusts and Estates)
  • Chris Hanslik (Commercial Litigation)
  • Steve Kesten (Corporate Law)
  • Gary Miller (Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Venture Capital Law)
  • Blake Royal (Real Estate Law)


  • Whitney Brieck (Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation)
  • Lyndsay Fincher (Corporate Law, Real Estate Law)

“I am proud of all our attorneys,” said Firm Chairman Chris Hanslik. “It is especially rewarding for those selected for this honor.”

The 2021 issue of Best Lawyers in America© marks the 27th edition of the publication and the first issue of Ones to Watch.

About Best Lawyers in America©

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected lawyer ranking service in the world. For more than 30 years, Best Lawyers has assisted those in need of legal services to identify the lawyers best qualified to represent them in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. Best Lawyers lists are published in leading local, regional, and national publications across the globe. 

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