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David Beck
Beck, Redden & Secrest, L.L.P.

Houston, TX
Former President, American College of Trial Lawyers
Former President, State Bar of Texas
Chair, The Center for American & International Law
“I have known Scott for over 30 years and have always found him to be a person of unimpeachable integrity.  That quality, along with his superb legal skills, allowed him to practice law at the highest level and develop his exceptional reputation.”

Don Bivens
Snell & Wilmer, LLP
Phoenix, AZ
Former President, State Bar of Arizona
“Having known Scott Atlas for more than forty years, I have complete confidence in his ability to find the right lawyer for any given case, and to do so efficiently.  Scott’s own quick legal mind, coupled with his broad knowledge of, and national connections into, the legal community, make him a valuable resource for any client looking to find the right lawyer.”

Brad D. Brian
Munger, Tolles & Olson, LLP
Los Angeles, CA
Former Chair, American Bar Association Section of Litigation

Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
“Scott is a lawyer’s lawyer.  He knows the law, he knows lawyers, and he knows how the best lawyers get the best results. With more than 30 years of practice and scores of relationships throughout the country, Scott is uniquely positioned through Atlas Counsel Search to put clients in touch with the right outside counsel to solve their problems.  He’s honest, committed, and hardworking.  Clients can count on Scott.”

Paul Coggins
Locke Lord LLP
Dallas, TX

”Scott Atlas combines a keen knowledge of the law with an impressive business acumen.  His well-earned reputation for ethics and innovation are national in scope.  Scott is a problem solver; but even better than that, he helps clients avoid getting into problems in the first place.”

N. Lee Cooper
Maynard Cooper & Gale PC
Birmingham, AL
Former President, American Bar Association

“Scott is an outstanding trial lawyer with impeccable integrity and sound judgment about the selection of counsel.  If Scott recommends someone, you can take it to the bank.”

Laurie Webb Daniel
Holland & Knight LLP
Atlanta, GA
“I have known Scott Atlas for about 15 years.  To say he is a resource is an understatement.  He offers more than a website, more than a connection.  You can count on him for perspective and guidance.  For example, several years ago, I had a multi-million dollar appeal for a major client, and I wanted some feedback on my preparations.  I turned to Scott, who shared both high level insights and practical suggestions.  His contribution was valuable and no doubt helped us achieve the successful outcome we had in that matter.  Scott has an excellent reputation — and he deserves it!”

Koji Fukumura
Chair, Securities Litigation Practice Group
Cooley LLP
San Diego, CA
“I cannot think of a person better suited to understanding a client’s specific needs and finding the right solution to meet those needs.  For as long as I have known him, Scott has not only been a thought leader but has also demonstrated time and again that he can execute on far-reaching, sustainable goals.  I recommend him heartily and without reservation.”

Henry B. Gonzalez
Gonzalez, Chiscano, Angulo & Kasson, PC
San Antonio, TX
“Few lawyers have the rolodex, experience, integrity and smarts possessed by Scott Atlas.  Scott is the consummate “go to” problem solver, and his new venture will certainly assist those looking for solutions to find them in an efficient and productive manner.”

Jimmy Goodman
Former President and Chair
Crowe & Dunlevy, P.C.
Oklahoma City, OK
“Scott Atlas is perfect for this — matching individual clients with just the right lawyer to handle their unique situation at the most appropriate cost.  Scott’s deep understanding of legal issues and keen ability to promptly assess needs and risks complement richly his nationwide base of professional relationships, making him the ideal choice to assist in selecting other counsel.  Scott will forge the same high levels of integrity, competence, and creativity into this new venture that he has delivered consistently throughout his widely respected career.  I highly recommend Scott for any one who needs to find a great lawyer.”

Richard J. Gray
Jenner & Block LLP
Chicago, IL

“I had the opportunity to work closely with Scott when he chaired the ABA Section of Litigation.  Based especially on his assembly of the team responsible for establishing the Section’s Judicial Intern Opportunity Program for disadvantaged law students, I have the highest regard for his ability and intuition in indentifying the right lawyers with the right skills for an important task.”

Jeffrey J. Greenbaum
Sills Cummis & Gross PC
Newark, NJ
“Scott is perfectly suited to combine his strong analytical abilities to determine the skills needed for particular legal challenges with his extensive contacts with leading lawyers around the country to find appropriate legal counsel.  His high integrity and diligence will ensure that the job is done properly and promptly.”

William T. Hangley
Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller
Philadelphia, PA
“What friends, clients and colleagues of Scott Atlas have always been able to count on is good, solid judgment, reached wisely and delivered unflinchingly.  That is a priceless commodity.”

Greg Joseph
Gregory P. Joseph Law Offices LLC
New York, NY
President, American College of Trial Lawyers (2010-11)
Chair, ABA Section of Litigation (1997-98)

President, Supreme Court Historical Society (2011-_)

“Scott Atlas knows lawyers and the legal profession from the inside out.  He is extremely smart and well connected to lawyers throughout the country.  He can be depended on to provide candid, impartial advice to match client needs to lawyer capabilities.”

Eileen M. Letts
Greene and Letts
Chicago, IL
“When Scott was chair of the Section of Litigation for the ABA, I worked closely with him on a number of projects. Scott has the highest integrity and an uncanny ability to bring people together to discuss and work out issues.  He has an outstanding commitment to detail and is one of the most organized and diligent people I know. I would not hesitate to recommend Scott.”

Roberta Liebenberg
Fine, Kaplan and Black, R.P.C.
Philadelphia, PA
Former Chair, ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary

Former Chair, ABA Commission on Women in the Profession
“Scott is an immensely talented lawyer whose intelligence and sound judgment I greatly respect. He has a sterling reputation throughout the country, and has extensive and invaluable experience as a highly accomplished partner in a major law firm; as Chair of one of the largest Sections of the American Bar Association; and as a leader in numerous civic and community organizations. As a result, Scott  has developed an unparalleled network of contacts and relationships. I heartily recommend him to any business in need of his expert assistance in identifying the ideal counsel for a particular lawsuit or transaction.”

Wiley E. Mayne
Holland & Hart LLP
Denver, CO
“Scott has the breadth and depth of experience, both in major litigation throughout the country and in American Bar Association work, to provide highly focused search capability for businesses and individuals in need of counsel.   If Scott doesn’t already know who is just the right fit for your matter, he certainly knows who will know.  He is unfailingly diligent and efficient in meeting client needs.”

Barry McNeil
Haynes and Boone, LLP
Dallas, TX
Former Chair, American Bar Association Section of Litigation
“Once you retain Atlas Counsel Search, you will find yourself in the hands of a man of enormous judgment and years of experience in the courtroom and in the board room.  He’s ‘been there and done that’ in the practice of law.  He knows the good lawyers, he knows the process and when he makes his recommendation, you can take it to the bank.”

Judith Miller
Independent Consultant
Chevy Chase, MD
Former General Counsel, Bechtel Group
Former General Counsel, U.S. Department of Defense
Former Partner, Williams & Connolly
“Scott Atlas is the rarest of attorneys:  he combines impeccable judgment about his clients’ needs, their cases, and other attorneys with a pragmatic ability to get things done.  His long experience as a highly successful trial lawyer means that he has seen it all, and that his advice is wise and grounded in the ability to see around corners.  He is steeped in appraising, deploying and countering legal talent — and is someone whose advice I’ve always counted on.”

Laura Ariane Miller
Nixon Peabody LLP
Washington, DC
“What a perfect fit for Scott Atlas!  His intelligence, tenacity and comprehensive knowledge of the legal and business communities make him ideally suited to finding the right match for solving any legal problem.”

Gene Oshman
Baker Botts L.L.P.
Houston, TX
“I have known and worked with Scott Atlas for over 30 years.  The most uncanny thing about Scott is neither his unimpeachable integrity, his staggering work output, nor his unquestionable brilliance.  Instead, what I find the most striking about him is how on a local, state and national level, there exists a vast network of people who know and have worked with Scott and share exactly my view of him.”

Robert B. Pringle
Winston & Strawn LLP
San Francisco, CA
“Having known Scott for over 30 years, I can readily attest to the fact that he is one of the most knowledgeable and capable trial lawyers I have known.  Equally important, he is a man of unimpeachable integrity who has always understood the ethical obligations of counsel and has exhibited unflagging commitment to the best interests of his clients.  If one were seeking guidance as to how to traverse the minefield of a major litigation, Scott would be the person to rely upon to lead one in the right direction and to the best attainable result.  My recommendation is unqualified.”

Roberta Cooper Ramo
Modrall Sperling
Albuquerque, NM
“Scott Atlas’s new venture Atlas Counsel Search is where many clients will find the key to a successful solution to their particular legal needs, litigation or transactional.  While Scott was a well known and highly respected litigator and appellate lawyer, his work and contacts are far broader than litigation matters.  He is a sophisticated and well rounded counselor, who will be able to give a kind of candid advice in selecting counsel that is very difficult to find in any other ways.  He knows the best lawyers in big firms and small all across the country. He will be able to give important choices that will not only provide first quality services, but from lawyers with great integrity and inventive approaches to today’s complicated legal issues.”

Dennis P. Rawlinson
Firm Chair
Miller Nash, LLP
Portland, OR
Former President, Oregon State Bar
“Scott Atlas’s new venture, Atlas Counsel Search, LLC, will offer unmatched support for client needs.  Scott not only is an outstanding lawyer, but also has high-level contacts throughout the American Bar Association and the nation.  Scott will offer a unique ability to match national legal talent with client needs.”

Harry M. Reasoner
Former Managing Partner
Vinson & Elkins, LLP
Houston, TX
Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
“Scott is a brilliant lawyer with a remarkable breadth of knowledge of the practicing bar and politics. He has complete integrity and is fanatically diligent. I have never hesitated to rely on him.”

Benjamine Reid
Chair of the Board
Carlton Fields, P.A.
Miami, FL

“When I think of the complete lawyer, I think of Scott Atlas.  Aside from the obvious traits, Scott possesses an unusual ability to attract top-flight lawyers to join him in a variety of endeavors.  His broad range of colleagues across the country speaks volumes about the high esteem in which he is held.”

David W. Rivkin
Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP
New York, NY

Secretary-General, International Bar Association
“As an outstanding, nationally respected trial lawyer, Scott was successful because he focused on achieving the client’s goals and on working the details to achieve those goals.  In his new role at Atlas Counsel Search, Scott will bring that same focus to making sure that his clients hire the right outside counsel:  not only lawyers with the right experience but those who understand the client’s goals and have only the client’s best interests at heart.  Scott will be able to draw upon his vast experience and his knowledge of lawyers and their firms to permit his clients to make hiring decisions far better informed than following the usual beauty contest.”

D. Alan Rudlin
Hunton & Williams LLP
Richmond, VA
“Beyond the fundamentals of incisive intelligence and impeccable integrity, Scott brings to his clients a unique skill set from his years as a superb trial lawyer:  common sense in problem solving, and knowledge about the relative strengths of other lawyers nationally.”

Paul Sandler
Shapiro, Sher, Guinot & Sandler
Baltimore, MD
Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
“Scott Atlas has insight into people and the law.  This insight gives him the special qualifications for client- lawyer matchmaking.  With Scott’s integrity and commitment, his clients seeking the best lawyer for the case can have confidence that they will be well served by Atlas Counsel Search.” 

Gary L. Sasso
President & CEO
Carlton Fields, P.A.
Tampa, FL
“Scott Atlas is highly respected among his peers as preeminent in the legal profession.  During his extensive career with top national law firms and as a long-time leader in the American Bar Association culminating in his service as Chair of the ABA’s Litigation Section, Scott has acquired invaluable insights about the talents and reputations of attorneys and their law firms across the country.  He is a unique resource.”

James B. Smith, Jr.
Managing Director
Cox Smith Matthews
San Antonio, TX
“Scott was a mentor and friend to me early in my career, and I have enjoyed following his well-deserved success as a lawyer and exemplary leader in our profession for more than 35 years.  He has a broad network of professional and personal friends, both in Texas and throughout the nation.  That network permits him to canvas a broad range of people to confirm his initial recommendation or to identify the right lawyer for the client and matter in question.  Scott has been passionate about everything he does, including service to clients and community. That commitment to service, coupled with his broad range of contacts, provides enormous value to clients in search of counsel who are ‘a good fit’ personally and professionally.”

Steve Susman
Managing Partner
Susman Godfrey, LLP
Houston, TX and New York, NY
“Scott Atlas has the experience and judgment that must be brought to bear in selecting the right lawyer to represent you when losing is not an option.  He knows the strengths and weaknesses of trial lawyers around the country and can provide you with the right people to interview.”

Gib Walton
Hogan Lovells US, LLP
Houston, TX
Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
Former President, State Bar of Texas 
“I have known Scott since we were classmates in law school and he was the Editor-in-Chief of the Texas Law Review.  We practiced law together as colleagues and partners for close to 30 years.  Scott is as hard-working, competent and diligent as any lawyer I know.  He also knows more lawyers in Texas and across the country (and is as highly respected by those lawyers) as any lawyer I know.  Scott can always be trusted to work hard and do the right thing.”

Bill White
Houston, TX
Mayor, City of Houston, 2004-10
“Scott Atlas is a lawyer’s lawyer, respected by the Bar and admired by clients.  As Houston’s Mayor, I relied on him to find the right person to solve critical problems, including the person who became our City Attorney.  He is responsive to all he commits to serve, has high integrity and has one of the largest network of friends in the state.   Scott will help clients avoid the common mismatch between their legal issue and the skills or billing rates of the attorneys they know best.”