Six Lloyd Gosselink Principals Named in the 2024 Best Lawyers in America® List and One Also Named “Lawyer Of The Year”

Lloyd Gosselink Rochelle & Townsend, P.C. is happy to announce that the Chair of our Water Practice Group has been named “Lawyer of the Year” for Water Law in Austin, and six principals have been included in the 2024 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since this resource was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Only a single lawyer in a specific practice area and location is honored with “Lawyer of the Year” designation.

Congratulations to our “Lawyer of the Year“:

Michael “Mike” Gershon
Water Law

Mike heads the Firm’s Water Practice Group and assists clients with a variety of water resource management, permitting, transactional, and water utility matters, including representation in court and before state regulatory agencies. 

Congratulations to our Best Lawyers:

Thomas L. Brocato
Energy Regulatory Law

Thomas heads the Firm’s Energy and Utility Practice Group and represents clients before regulatory agencies, the courts, and the legislature. In addition to his focus on utility administrative law, his experience at the legislature and with rate proceedings, rulemakings, transmission line licensing applications, and appellate litigation make Thomas a valuable resource for clients with electric, gas, and water utility issues.

José de la Fuente
Litigation – Environmental

Joe heads the Firm’s Litigation, Appellate, and Business Services Practice Groups, and is an aggressive advocate who loves fighting on behalf of Texans and the entities that represent them in all corners of the State.  Joe is comfortable in any courtroom, state or Federal, trial or appellate.  As a member of a skilled and efficient team, Joe uses his knowledge of his clients and the law, along with his skills as a seasoned advocate, to help clients resolve disputes through negotiation, mediation, arbitration, trial, and appeals.  The cases that Joe handles are often complex, unique, or unusual, involving novel questions of law, frequently with hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars at stake, with implications for people throughout the State.  

Sheila Gladstone
Employment Law – Management
Litigation – Labor and Employment

Sheila, Of Counsel to the Firm’s Employment Law Practice Group, assists employers with all aspects of labor and employment law, including counseling employers on the legal issues and strategic decisions involved in personnel decisions, auditing employment practices for legal compliance, defending employers from claims, and conducting internal investigations of employee complaints.

Lauren Kalisek
Administrative/Regulatory Law

Lauren is the Firm’s Managing Director and leads our Districts Practice Group. She has practiced for more than 20 years in Texas water utility and water quality law and focuses on providing counsel to cities, river authorities, water districts, and other local governmental organizations.

James Parker
Appellate Practice

James is a principal in the Firm’s Litigation, Appellate, and Business Services Practice Groups and has represented clients in complex litigation and appeals that affect not just the parties, but have broad public consequences. When litigation is necessary, James has the experience to take the case from its very beginning to its ultimate conclusion.

Best Lawyers has published its list for over three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation.

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