23 Stone Pigman Attorneys Named 2021 Super Lawyers, Five Recognized as Rising Stars 

Five Stone Pigman attorneys identified as Louisiana “Rising Stars,” include Edward Bukaty, Erin Kriksciun, Gary Langlois, Annie McBride and Walter “Fritz” Metzinger.  Each year, less than 3% of lawyers statewide are awarded this recognition.

“We are honored to have so many attorneys included in 2021 Super Lawyers,” said Michael Walshe, chair of Stone Pigman’s Management Committee. “I am particularly impressed by the five attorneys who were recognized as Rising Stars – their hard-work and dedication, recognized so early in their careers, is proof of the high quality, deep-bench of accomplished attorneys at Stone Pigman.”

The 23 attorneys named 2021 Louisiana Super Lawyers include: Hirschel Abbott, Matthew Almon, Stephen Bullock, Noel Darce, Michael Fontham, Jay Gulotta, Kathryn Knight, Wayne Lee, Paul Masinter, Brett Mason, Larry Orlansky, Laura Plunkett, David Rieveschl, Michael Schneider, Dana Shelton, James Slaton, Susan Talley, Peter Thomson, Michael Walshe, Nicholas Wehlen, Scott Whittaker, Rachel Wisdom and Phillip Wittmann.

Each year, nominees from more than 70 practice areas are considered and evaluated against indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on a state-by-state basis with the goal of creating a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of attorneys that can be used as a resource for those seeking legal counsel.

For a complete list of Stone Pigman attorneys named 2021 Louisiana Super Lawyers and those who received special recognition, click here.



Founded in 1929, Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann is one of Louisiana’s leading law firms, with lawyers practicing in New Orleans and Baton Rouge. The firm is consistently recognized for its corporate, litigation, real estate and energy practices and represents clients regionally, nationally and internationally.


Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The patented selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

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