September 2023 — Lawdragon, a legal publication known for publishing annual guides that recognize “the nation’s leading lawyers,” named eight Kendall Brill & Kelly attorneys to its 2024 500 Leading Litigators in America list for their respective contributions across several practice areas over the past year: Laura W. Brill, Bert H. Deixler, Robert Edward Dugdale, Philip M. Kelly, Richard B. Kendall, Janet I. Levine, Jeffrey H. Rutherford, and Patrick J. Somers.

Ms. Brill was recognized by Lawdragon for her contributions in Appellate Practice and Commercial Litigation, with special note made of her work in Entertainment and Media Litigation. The publication honored Mr. Deixler for his work in both Commercial Litigation and White Collar Litigation. Mr. Dugdale was recognized for his work in three practice areas: Commercial Litigation, White Collar Litigation, and Appellate Litigation.

Mr. Kelly was named to the Leading Litigators list for his contributions in Entertainment and Media Litigation, and Mr. Kendall was honored for his achievements in the Commercial Litigation field. The publication also recognized Ms. Levine for her work in both White Collar Litigation and Investigations, while Mr. Rutherford was recognized in three areas: Commercial Litigation, White Collar Litigation, and Investigations.

 Mr. Somers was recognized for his work in Commercial Litigation, especially in Entertainment and Media Law.

Now in its second year of publication, Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Litigators in America List seeks to identify and highlight “America’s top legal talent among those who represent, chiefly, corporations and other wealthy entities in epic battles” using peer review and survey. For more information and to read the list in full, visit