Gardere Government Affairs Partners Named Among America’s Top Attorneys

Kimberly Yelkin and Marshall Doke Honored by Chambers USA


AUSTIN, TX — Marshall Doke Jr., and Kimberly Yelkin, leaders of Gardere’s Government Affairs Practice today are ranked among the best attorneys in the country by Chambers USA, a highly respected international attorney ranking publication.

This is the fifth year in a row Gardere has been recognized for outstanding work in the field of Government. Chambers calls Partner Marshall J. Doke Jr. a “legend of the profession” and since 2006 has been named annually in Chambers USA as an outstanding government lawyer.

Kimberly A. Yelkin, a partner who leads the Austin office, was also named one of the best attorneys in Texas in the field of Insurance. Yelkin has more than 30 years of experience in insurance and health care issues.

“We hold Chambers in high regard and we are honored to be recognized by this prestigious publication.” says Yelkin, Executive Partner of the Austin office.

Gardere’s Government Affairs Practice Group is recognized among the best and most experienced lobby and legal teams in Texas.

Complete rankings appear in Chambers USA Guide: America’s Leading Business Lawyers 2010 and can be found online at

Published annually by London-based Chambers & Partners, the Chambers USA guide recognizes the top business law firms and leading individual attorneys in the United States. The firms and attorneys are selected for the merit-based listing based upon interviews with thousands of clients, attorneys and third-party experts across the U.S.

Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, an AmLaw 200 firm founded in 1909 and one of the Southwest’s largest full-service law firms, has offices in Austin, Dallas, Houston and Mexico City. Gardere provides legal services to private and public companies and individuals in areas of energy, hospitality, litigation, corporate, tax, government.