The Texas-based mortgage banking law firm of Barrett Daffin Frappier Turner & Engel said Wednesday that named partner Steve Turner has earned a spot on the 2009 listing of The Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Turner was recognized for his work in Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law. The Best Lawyers in America (, published by Woodward/White Inc., is well-known honor among lawyers, and is based on peer-review survey of thousands of attorneys, including more than 2 million detailed evaluations of individual lawyers around the country. Turner has represented numerous national lenders, trustees and creditors in bankruptcy cases during his more than 20 years of practice. He is recognized as one of the leading bankruptcy attorneys in Texas, and has lectured at numerous mortgage industry and legal conferences. Turner earned his law degree from the Oklahoma City University School of Law, and his undergraduate degree from Abilene Christian University. Founded in 1990, Barrett Daffin Frappier Turner & Engel is one of the default servicing industry's legal giants, and represents many of the nation's largest mortgage banking firms in matters ranging from contract enforcement to regulatory compliance. The firm maintains offices in Dallas, Houston, Austin, Atlanta and Los Angeles.