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Two Austin insurance attorneys recognized by peers as Best Lawyers in America

By Mike Thompson | Aug 20, 2017

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas — Two Austin attorneys from the Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard law firm have been recognized among the best in their perspective areas of practice for 2018. 

Attorneys Burnie Burner and Betty DeLargy were among 35 attorneys from the Arkansas-based law firm named to The Best Lawyers in America list on Aug 15. The review is the oldest and most respected peer review publication in the legal profession, the law firm said in a news release. The Best Lawyers in America list is geographically divided and lawyers are rated by their peers on the basis of professional expertise, while the candidates must be in current practice and in good standing. 

For Burner, who practices insurance regulatory law, the honor is reflective of the many facets of the legal profession he has embraced over his career. 

Burnie Burner | Mitchell Williams law firm

“At Mitchell Williams, our goal is to provide clients with strategic, trusted counsel,” he told the SE Record. “Recognition in Best Lawyers is certainly regarded by clients and legal professionals alike as a significant honor. I am proud to join 34 of my colleagues in our firm who have been recognized. The award demonstrates our firm’s vast experience and knowledge in many areas of practice.”  

Burner is involved in the many areas of insurance law in Texas and around the country including advising clients in company acquisition, licensing and product and policy development, expanding over the years to all aspects of the insurance business. He has served as the chairman on bar committees that deliver legal services to the elderly and continues to be active in the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas and the Federation of Regulatory Counsel.

DeLargy has lent her considerable expertise to insurance industry matters that include mergers, licensing and health insurance and managed care. The Vanderbilt Law graduate has represented clients looking to obtain licenses with the Texas Department of Insurance, according to her law firm biography. She also served as general counsel for the Texas Health Insurance Pool, weighing in on health insurance matters and rules regarding open meetings and public information. She represents various health insurance companies.  Her involvement includes membership in the Austin and American Bar Associations, as well as the Tennessee Bar Association and the State Bar of Texas. 

Eight Mitchell Williams attorneys practicing in Arkansas were named “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective areas of service.

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