Our legal team at Cunningham Bounds is pleased to announce that our very own attorneys Steve Olen and Steven L. Nicholas have been named as two of the five Alabama lawyers selected to the 2020 Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyers in America list!
Founded in 2005 in New York, Lawdragon curates the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America lists annually to honor the “best of the best” attorneys across a multitude of practice areas. Lawdragon’s veteran legal journalists select Lawdragon 500 honorees by applying investigative journalism practices to find firms and lawyers who have succeeded remarkably in the legal industry that year. They employ public databases and media and firm reports, then fact-check these claims by reaching out to a robust network of trusted sources. In fact, the selection process for these lists takes a whole year to complete. Lawdragon is committed to discovering honorees in this manner, as they believe it allows for greater inclusivity than a nomination-based review process.
According to Lawdragon, the category of Plaintiff Financial Lawyers is firm-driven because this legal area often requires an extensive team of legal professionals to successfully litigate these cases. Thus, in selecting attorneys Olen and Nicholas, Lawdragon also heavily researched the entire team at Cunningham Bounds, as well as the firm itself. Our Cunningham Bounds team is very pleased to have had a helping in hand in attorneys Olen and Nicholas’s selection to this list, as it is an honor to work with such skillful lawyers.
Past Success and Notable Achievements
Attorney Steve Olen
Steve Olen is well-respected for his work in business, bankruptcy, class action, and complex litigation. He has garnered honors from Best Lawyers®, appearing in The Best Lawyers in America© since 1999 and was awarded as a “Lawyer of the Year” for bankruptcy litigation in 2016, for bet-the-company litigation in 2010 and 2015, and for banking and finance in 2012 and 2021 in Mobile, Alabama. He has also earned an AV® Preeminent rating of 5.0 out of 5.0 from Martindale-Hubbell and is frequently listed by Super Lawyers®.
Attorney Steven L. Nicholas
Steven L. Nicholas is skilled in litigating bet-the-company cases and is regarded as the business lawyer to consult when a case’s stakes are extremely high. He even represented thousands of business owners in cases concerning the BP oil spill that released more than 130 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. He has been listed by The Best Lawyers in America© since 1989 and by Super Lawyers® since 2008. Similar to attorney Olen, attorney Nicholas also received a 5.0 out of 5.0 AV® Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell and was awarded as a “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers® in 2013 and 2018 for bet-the-company litigation.
Cunningham Bounds Is Committed to Helping Alabama Residents
Alongside the expansive team of legal professionals at Cunningham Bounds, attorneys Olen and Nicholas have contributed to our firm’s reputation of brilliance. We are service-oriented and have served residents of Alabama for decades. In addition to our firm’s record-setting verdicts and settlements, we are acclaimed by U.S. News — Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms,” the International Society of Barristers, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, the National Board of Trial Advocacy, and more.
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