Three Okin Adams Attorneys Selected to the 2020 Texas Super Lawyers List
Okin Adams is pleased to announce that three of its attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2020 Texas Super Lawyers list. The firm congratulates Matthew Okin, David Curry, and James Bartlett on this well-deserved honor.
About Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers rates practicing lawyers across more than 70 different practice areas based on their achievements and a high level of peer recognition. Attorneys are selected to Super Lawyers via a patented, multiphase selection process.
The comprehensive selection process includes a review of peer nominations and evaluations, combined with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated using 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual basis to curate a credible and diverse list of reliable and skilled attorneys the public can use as a resource when seeking legal services.
Name partner Matt Okin was selected to the 2020 Super Lawyers List for his work in bankruptcy law. This is his ninth consecutive year to receive this honor. In addition to this industry accolade, he has also been included among The Best Lawyers in America© by U.S. News and World Report for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law in 2019, 2020, and 2021. Matt is listed for Bankruptcy and Restructuring for Texas in Chambers and Partners, an independent research company operating across 200 jurisdictions delivering detailed rankings and insight into the world’s leading lawyers. He has also achieved the highest possible rating – AV Preeminent – with Martindale Hubbell, a premier legal industry rating service, among other awards and honors.
He founded Okin Adams with Chris Adams in May 2007 to help business owners resolve legal matters. He has over 28 years of experience representing clients in commercial litigation, bankruptcy and restructuring, and transactional business matters. Matt’s legal experience in highly challenging and complex legal matters that involve financial structuring and litigation makes him an extraordinary resource to the firm’s clients. His combination of legal skills and business acumen provides exceptional results when handling clients’ most sensitive issues.
Firm partner David Curry was selected to the 2020 Super Lawyers List for his work in bankruptcy litigation. In addition, the Turnaround Management Association recognized him as a Transaction of the Year award winner in 2016. David has also been included among The Best Lawyers in America© by U.S. News and World Report for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law in 2019, 2020, and 2021.
David’s work at Okin Adams provides a unique mix of legal mastery and creative problem solving for clients’ legal issues. David has represented clients of all sizes in a variety of different commercial litigation, bankruptcy and restructuring, and commercial transaction matters. David approaches each case with a unique entrepreneurial spirit while preserving each client’s best interests.
Head of Okin Adams’ litigation section, Jim Bartlett was selected to the 2020 Super Lawyers List for his work in business litigation. His legal industry recognition has also included receiving the President’s Award for Outstanding Houston Young Lawyers Association (HYLA) Committee Chair, the President’s Award for Outstanding Service to HYLA, as well as the Outstanding Young Lawyer of Houston Award. He was named a “Top Lawyer” in the area of litigation by Houstonia magazine for multiple years, as well as named to the Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars list in 2007. Jim has held a 10/10 “Superb” rating in litigation by Avvo since 2009, and has an AV Preeminent rating with Martindale Hubbell, which is the highest possible rating.
Jim is an experienced trial lawyer, offering exceptional deal negotiation services to business clients. He has successfully represented numerous different corporations and business entities in complex litigation matters throughout the country. Jim represents clients in matters involving diverse issues such as corporate transactions, commercial litigation, bankruptcy litigation, civil RICO litigation, class action litigation, and many others.
Serving Houston Businesses
Okin Adams is a Texas law firm assisting businesses of all sizes with their legal, financial, and strategic challenges. We have represented creditors, debtors, committees, and trustees in a variety of bankruptcy- and litigation-related matters and understand the unique issues and procedures that can impact a bankruptcy case.
We bring an effective and efficient blend of big-law bankruptcy and commercial litigation experience to the table, but handle matters with the personal touch and adaptability of a boutique. We also embrace legal technologies that allow us to scale our representations as needed and handle large volumes of data and other client materials. We employ complementary technologies in the courtroom, with the ability to navigate and display evidence in a digital presentation that maintains pace and effectiveness with witness examinations and oral arguments. Put simply, our goal in each case is to outmatch our opponent and obtain the best result possible for the client.