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Four from Rusty Hardin & Associates Named to Best Lawyers in America

HOUSTON — Four lawyers with Rusty Hardin & Associates, LLP, are being recognized among the top attorneys in the country by earning selection to the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, the oldest and one of the most respected peer-review lawyer guides.

Firm founder Rusty Hardin, a legendary Texas lawyer who has won some of the most high-profile trials in the country, was selected for the second year in a row for his work in commercial litigation and white-collar criminal defense.

Trial lawyers Andy Drumheller and Derek Hollingsworth earned selection for their white-collar criminal defense work, and Of Counsel Cathy Cochran was chosen for her appellate work. This is Mr. Drumheller's second appearance in Best Lawyers and the first year Mr. Hollingsworth and Ms. Cochran have been listed.

Over the years, Mr. Hardin's clients have ranged from Exxon Mobil and Dow Jones to sports celebrities such as Roger Clemens and Adrian Peterson. He has won more than 150 trials during his career.

Mr. Drumheller's track record also includes an eclectic mix of cases, including representing clients ranging from celebrity athletes to pipeline companies and casinos. He also helped lead a Texas House Committee investigation involving a high-level political dispute.

Mr. Hollingsworth has handled headline-grabbing criminal trials as well as commercial litigation and personal injury cases. Ms. Cochran is a highly praised former Texas Court of Criminal Appeals judge who now focuses on appellate work, commercial litigation and criminal matters.

Best Lawyers honorees are chosen based on the assessments of other lawyers in the same practice and geographic areas. The publication analyzes this feedback and confirms the lawyers are in good standing with their bar associations prior to making the final selections.

Rusty Hardin & Associates, LLP, has built a solid reputation for taking on the causes of its clients and obtaining favorable results in both civil matters and significant criminal cases. For more information, please visit https://rustyhardin.com.