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Whittenburg Strange & Walker, P.C., offers a highly experienced legal team that includes some of the region’s most respected immigration lawyers PAGE 23

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LAWYERS OF THE YEAR PAGE 12

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Texas trial legend Dan Cogdell on what he looks for in a case. PAGE 27

IN THE NEWS PAGE 10

LAWYERS OF THE YEAR PAGE 12

A SPECIAL ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT TO THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE

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WHITTENBURG STRANGE & WALKER PAGE 23

TINSMAN & SCIANO PAGE 25

COGDELL LAW FIRM PAGE 27

THE BRANSON PLAYBOOK How Frank Branson became the go-to lawyer for the catastrophically injured. PAGE 29

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WHITTENBURG STRANGE & WALKER PAGE 23

COGDELL LAW FIRM PAGE 27

MAKING SAFETY A PRIORITY Dan Sciano on representing the underdog and advocating for change. PAGE 25

LAW OFFICES OF FRANK L. BRANSON PAGE 29

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Michael T. Gallagher

The Gallagher Law Firm, LLP

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ver the course of his legendary legal career, trial attorney Mike Gallagher—of The Gallagher Law Firm—has earned a reputation for excellence in the successful handling of major litigation. He has attained substantial verdicts and settlements for those injured by environmental disasters, aviation and automobile accidents, general negligence, and dangerous products. But regardless of the type of litigation he’s handling, his approach is always the same—to prepare each case as if it will go to trial. “My philosophy has always been that readying for trial is the only way to make absolutely

sure that your clients will be fully compensated,” Gallagher says. Gallagher’s work in the pharmaceutical sphere is an area of the law in which he is perhaps best known—where he has deftly handled cases involving defective drugs and medical devices to secure sizable verdicts and settlements on behalf of injured clients. Gallagher has been named to every edition of The Best Lawyers in America since the list was created in 1983. His eponymous firm was ranked Tier 1 nationally in 2013 for plaintiffs’ product liability litigation by U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” Gallagher, for his part,

holds several key memberships and leadership positions with local, regional, national, and international legal associations, and has served on a variety of House, Senate, and Supreme Court committees at the state and national levels. For Gallagher, it’s just another way to ensure that the playing field for clients is as level as it can be—both in the courtroom and beyond.

THE GALLAGHER LAW FIRM, LLP

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Smith of Beaumont. While all the lawyers selected to Best Lawyers are genuinely outstanding, these two individuals deserve special mention for their exceptional work in the last year. Lastly, we ask you, our readers, to help us find a solution to a sensitive issue that’s rightly noted every year by our readers. It is widely acknowledged that law is the one of the least diverse professions in the United States. This is something that firms large and small are making conscious efforts to improve. According to the National Association of Law Placement, who’s been tracking diversity in the legal profession since the 1990s, the percentage of minorities in associate positions is increasing, but the number of those at or above the partner level remains startlingly low. In Dallas, minorities make up only 7.13 percent of partners; of those, 2.31 percent are women. In Houston, the numbers fare better, but not by much: 9.88 percent of partners are minority while just 2.91 percent are women. The plus side? Representation among associates is significantly higher in both cities, and we hope to see their names included in the Best Lawyers list in the near future. So, we ask you to look for the names of those you consider to be the “best” lawyers inside the pages of this supplement, and if you don’t see them listed here, let us know. Help us ensure the names—and faces—included here represent all of Texas’ very best. We implore you to email us at info@bestlawyers.com or submit a nomination on our website today.

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LAWYERS OF THE YEAR

Everard Marseglia of Houston and Michele Smith of Beaumont. (Full list, pp.14-15)

2015 SURVEY RESULTS FOR TEXAS Abilene 16 Addison 16 Aledo 16 Allen 16 Amarillo 16 Angleton 16 Arlington 16 Austin 16 Baytown 20 Beaumont 20 Bellaire 21 Boerne 21 Brenham 21 Brownsville 21 Bryan 21 Carrollton 21

Colleyville 21 Corpus Christi 21 Crystal City 22 Dallas 22 Denton 28 Dripping Springs 28 El Paso 28 Fort Worth 32 Fredericksburg 33 Friendswood 33 Frisco 33 Gainsville 33 Galveston 33 Georgetown 33 Graford 33 Grapevine 33

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Whittenburg Strange & Walker, P.C., offers a highly experienced legal team that includes some of the region’s most respected immigration lawyers

Dan Sciano on representing the underdog and advocating for change

Texas trial legend Dan Cogdell on what he looks for in a case

How Frank Branson became the go-to lawyer for the catastrophically injured

Dick DeGuerin on representing Robert Durst —again—and what the law is like at the high stakes table

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Jennifer Doan

Haltom & Doan

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ver the past quarter century, Jennifer Doan has earned a reputation as an experienced and talented trial lawyer in intellectual property, environmental and toxic tort, pharmaceutical and medical device, personal injury, product liability, class action, and other complex business litigation. Jennifer is particularly well-known for her skills in commercial litigation, having been selected as Best Lawyers’ 2013 Commercial Litigation “Lawyer of the Year” in Tyler, Texas, by Woodward/ White, Inc. In addition, she has successfully applied her trial skills to the area of patent infringement litigation, securing patent infringement defense verdicts for companies such as Yahoo! and Amazon over the past few years. “Once you try a large, complicated matter, you can transfer those skills— including being able to communicate well with juries—to different subject matters; as patent litigation has increased in East Texas, we’ve been able to leverage our trial experience

on behalf of a number of large tech companies,” notes Jennifer, who, in addition to having represented Yahoo! and Amazon, has handled IP cases for such prominent companies as Google, Rent-A-Center, Verizon, Microsoft, and The Walt Disney Company. In recognition of her trial accomplishments, Jennifer has been inducted into the invitation-only American Board of Trial Advocates and is the current president of the East Texas Chapter TEX-ABOTA. She has also been listed in Texas Super Lawyers’ Top 50 Women in Texas for 2013 and 2014 by Thomson Reuters and Benchmark’s Top 250 Women in Litigation (U.S.) since 2012 by Benchmark Litigation. Moreover, her firm, HALTOM & DOAN, has been ranked on U.S. News – Best Lawyers 2015 “Best Law Firms” list as Tier 1 in the area of commercial litigation for Tyler, Texas, by Woodward/White, Inc. The firm counts among its ranks a former appellate court judge, former presidents of bar and CPA associations, and an overall cast of attorneys and staff with a wide

array of educational and occupational backgrounds. “We are actively involved in making the profession better,” Jennifer says. “But for clients, we have one goal: to win.”

HALTOM & DOAN TEXARKANA OFFICE 6500 Summerhill Road | Suite 100 Texarkana, TX 75503 phone 903.255.1000 | fax 903.255.0800 TYLER OFFICE 110 N. College Avenue | Suite 100 Tyler, TX 75702 phone 903.525.9437 MARSHALL OFFICE* 110 W. Houston Street | Suite 200 Marshall, TX 75670 phone 903.938.6000 (*by appointment only)

PLANO OFFICE 4975 Preston Park Blvd. | Suite 625 Plano, TX 75093 phone 469.814.0433 email

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► Adams & Reese: Alton J. Hall, Jr. (commercial litigation, 2013) joined the firm as special counsel. ► Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing: Demetrios Anaipakos (commercial litigation, 2010) and Amri H. Alavi (commercial litigation, 2013) were part of a team along with Michael F. Heim (litigation - patent; litigationintellectual property, 2006) of Heim, Payne & Chonush that represented Rembrandt Wireless in a Bluetooth patent infringement case against the electronics giant Samsung. The jury awarded $15.7 million to Rembrandt. ► Aldous \ Walker: The Dallas-based Aldous Law Firm added partner Brent Walker to the firm’s name. ► Andrews Kurth: Robert M. Hoffman (commercial litigation, 2013) joined the firm as partner. He was previously at Gardere Wynne Sewell. James Edward Maloney (commercial litigation; litigation – mergers and acquisitions; litigation – regulatory enforcement; litigation – securities, 2001) had his international collection of art photography featured at FotoFest in Houston. ► Baker Botts: James A. Baker III (administrative/ regulatory law; corporate governance law; securities regulation, 2006), who was chief of staff and treasury secretary under President Reagan and secretary of state under President George H.W. Bush, is the subject of a new PBS documentary, James Baker: The Man Who Made Washington Work. ► Beck Redden: David J. Beck (bet-the-company litigation; commercial litigation; legal malpractice law – defendants; litigation – antitrust; litigation – environmental; litigation – intellectual property; litigation – patent; natural resources law, 1983) was selected as Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Texas Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (TEX-ABOTOA). ► Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft: Chad Mills (derivatives and futures law, 2008) joined the firm as partner in Houston. He was previously at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan. ► Capshaw DeRieux: S. Calvin Caphsaw (commercial litigation; litigation – intellectual property; litigation – patent; and litigation – labor and employment, 2006) was one of the lawyers who represented SimpleAir in a patent infringement suit against Google. The jury awarded SimpleAir $85 million. ► Chamberlain McHaney: David E. Chamberlain (personal injury litigation – defendants and plaintiffs, 2013) was elected Chairman of the State Bar of Texas, assuming office in June. ► Chen Malin: Li Chen (litigation – patent and intellectual property, 2012) and Steven C. Malin (litigation – patent and intellectual property; patent law, 2008) left Sidley Austin to found their new firm, Chen Malin. ► Cox Smith Matthews: The firm combined with Detroit-based Dykema, effective May 1, and managing partner Deborah D. Williamson (bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights / insolvency and reorganization law, 1995) was named to serve on the executive board of Cox Smith Matthews. ► Cramer Weatherbie Richardson Walker: David Weatherbie (real estate law, 2003) was bestowed with the Distinguished Texas Real Estate Attorney Lifetime Achievement Award by the State Bar. ► Ferguson, Braswell & Fraser: Kelly J. Kubasta (litigation – intellectual property, 2014) joined the firm as shareholder. He was formerly at Klemchuck Kubasta.

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► Fish & Richardson: William B. Mateja (litigation – regulatory enforcement [SEC, telecom, energy]; and litigation – securities, 2010) was one of the attorneys who helped win a ruling from a U.S. district judge striking down a federal ban on sales of handguns across state lines.

► Schmoyer Reinhard: John A Ferguson (employment law – management; labor law – management; litigation – labor and employment, 2008) joined the firm. He was previously of counsel at Bracewell & Giuliani.

► George Brothers Kincaid & Horton: R. James George, Jr. (first amendment law; betthe-company; commercial litigation, 1987) is representing the Sons of Confederate Veterans in a case before the U.S. Supreme Court against the State of Texas, which would not allow Confederate flags to appear on license plates as part of the state’s customized license plate program.

► Sidley Austin: D. Gilbert Friedlander (corporate law, 2007) joined the firm as senior counsel. He was previously at Weil, Gotshal & Manges. Kevin Paul Lewis (corporate compliance law; corporate governance law; corporate law; international trade and finance law, 2006) joined the Houston office as co-leader of the firm’s corporate governance practice for the Southwest region and leader of its aviation and airlines practice. He was previously at Vinson & Elkins.

► Harness, Dickey & Pierce: Gerald T. Welch (copyright law; litigation – intellectual property and patent, 2012) was one of five lawyers who joined the firm’s new Dallas office from Dentons. Mr. Welch joins as a principal.

► Slayden Grubert & Beard: R. William Beard, Jr. (litigation – intellectual property, 2014) joined Bruce Slayden II and Andreas Grubert in forming a new firm. The three lawyers were previously with King & Spalding.

► Greenberg Traurig: Joseph F. Coniglio (health care law, 2013) was named managing shareholder of the firm’s Dallas office. ► Jackson Walker: Alfred M. “Alfie” Alfie Meyerson (real estate law, 2003), David M. Robins (real estate law, 2009), Thad Armstrong, and David Jones and joined the firm’s Houston Real Estate and Finance practice group. The four partners were formerly with Thompson & Knight. ► Jones Day: Hilda C. Galvan (litigation – patent; intellectual property, 2006) was appointed partner-in-charge of the firm’s Dallas office. Gregory M. Gordon (bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights / insolvency and reorganization law, 2010) was part of a team that represented RadioShack in its $5 million sale of assets in Latin America. ► Kelly Hart & Hallman: Harold L. Hensley (commercial litigation; natural resources law; oil and gas law; personal injury litigation – defendants and plaintiffs, 1987) joined the firm’s new Midland office as partner. He was previously of Hinkle Hensley in New Mexico. Dee J. Kelly, Sr. (administrative / regulatory Law; bet-thecompany law; commercial litigation; corporate law; natural resources law; oil and gas law, 1993), was selected as one of six recipients of the Texas Bar Foundation’s Outstanding 50 Year Lawyer Award. ► Lock Lorde: Bradley C. Weber (antitrust law, 2015) was elected president of the Dallas Bar Association. ► Mayer Brown: William H. Knull, III (commercial litigation; international arbitration – commercial; international arbitration – governmental, 2006), retired after 37 years practicing law, 29 of which were with Mayer Brown. ► Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr: The firm was ranked one of the Top 100 Places to Work 2014 in Dallas/ Fort Worth by the Dallas Morning News, for the second year in a row. ► Norton Rose Fulbright: Shauna Johnson Clarke (employment law – management; labor law – management, 2009) was chosen as one of 2015's Most Influential Black Lawyers by Savoy Magazine. Kenneth L. Stewart (corporate law; mergers and acquisitions law, 2006) was named global chair of the firm. ► Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart: Theodore D. Meyer (employment law – management; labor law – management; litigation - labor and employment, 2006) joined the firm as shareholder. He was previously at Meyer Moser Lang, where he was a founding and managing partner.

► Smyser, Kaplan, & Veselka: Shaun G. Clarke (criminal defense: white-collar, 2003) won a significant appellate victory for Robert Kaluza, a BP “well site leader” aboard the Deepwater Horizon oil rig during the April 20, 2010 explosion that caused the largest oil spoil in U.S. history. The decision is significant because it clarified what criminal statutes apply to drilling operations and, in particular, their employees. ► Strasburger & Price: Earsa Jackson (franchise law, 2009) was selected one of 2015's Most Influential Black Lawyers by Savoy Magazine. ► Susman Godfrey: The Texas Law Review Association celebrated Stephen D. Susman’s (bet-the-company litigation; commercial litigation; litigation – antitrust; litigation – environmental; litigation – intellectual property; litigation – patent, 1983) 50th anniversary of his election as editorin-chief of the Texas Law Review by endowing a scholarship in his name. ► Thompson & Knight: Ricky A. Raven (natural resources law, 2003) was chosen as one of 2015's Most Influential Black Lawyers by Savoy Magazine. ► Vinson & Elkins: Carol E. Dinkins (environmental law; litigation – environmental, 1989) was awarded the inaugural Texas Women in Conservation Program’s Terry Hershey Award by Audubon. ► Watts Guerra: A Maricopa County jury in Mesa, AZ, returned a $19.25 million wrongful death and personal injury verdict against Landstar Ranger, Inc., finding the interstate trucking company solely at fault for an accident that resulted in an automobile crash. Mikal Watts (personal injury litigation – plaintiffs, 2008) and Guy Watts, among others, tried the case for the plaintiffs, according to the firm. ► Weil, Gotshal & Manges: Garland Temple Stephens (litigation – intellectual property, 2014) won a summary judgment for Intel, defending the technology company in a patent infringement case brought by US Ethernet Innovations. ► Winstead: Stewart Whitehead (construction law; litigation – construction, 2013) became a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).

Compiled by Nathaniel Barr

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Everard Marseglia Natural Resources Law Houston, TX

■ “I thought I’d always practice in Washington,” says Everard Marseglia. Born and raised in Washington, D.C., he began his law career there with two federal clerkships; he never thought he would relocate to Houston. First with the Federal Energy Administration, then with the Department of Energy—where he was appointed assistant general counsel for interpretations and rulings—Marseglia’s interest in energy law eventually led him to seek a private law firm with a natural resources and energy focus. He considered Houstonbased firms with D.C. offices. “I didn’t have moving to Texas in mind, but a large Houston firm was a natural choice and a good fit,” says Marseglia. And after two years at Butler & Binion, he did relocate to the firm’s Houston office, and eventually he left to found a firm with his closest friends—Burns, Wooley & Marseglia—where they practiced for 10 years before joining the Liskow & Lewis Houston office in 2006. Marseglia said they had been attracted to Liskow & Lewis for its established reputation in Louisiana and for the opportunity to help build a new office and “be part of the go-to 12 | T E X A S

energy law firm in Houston.” The firm’s Houston office had only nine lawyers when Marseglia joined; now there are 33. Marseglia is quick to acknowledge the many others who have impacted his career—be they clients, colleagues, or mentors. “Each one of us is no more than the sum of our personal experiences,” he says. “I’ve had the opportunity to work with absolutely fabulous lawyers, and I try to learn something from everyone I meet.” Marseglia focuses his practice on upstream energy, mainly oil and gas producers with both onshore and deep-water Gulf of Mexico operations. He said the transactional work he does for his clients, both U.S. and international companies, is pretty wide-ranging, from negotiating leases to asset acquisitions and divestitures. The other half of Marseglia’s practice is litigation, but he said he always advises his clients to realize “the importance of spending time and resources before litigating, to analyze the costs, risks, and potential benefits of a full-blown lawsuit” before they’re in too deep. Over the last 25 years, Marseglia has represented the Texas Oil & Gas Association (TxOGA), a trade association with members representing over 90 percent of all oil and gas production in Texas and one-third in the U.S. During that time, Marseglia has submitted over 30 letters and briefs to Texas courts as amicus curiae for TxOGA, on various issues of importance to the Texas oil and gas industry. He is also admitted as a neutral arbitrator by the American Arbitration Association, where he’s listed on the Large Complex Case Energy Panel.

Michele Smith Product Liability Litigation Defendants Beaumont, TX

■ Many aspects of Michele Smith’s legal career have remained stable—she has worked at MehaffyWeber for all but three months since she graduated from law school—but her practice has been anything but routine. “Most of my cases aren’t cookie-cutter,” Smith says about her product liability litigation practice. Each case requires deep analysis of the product involved: how it was made, how it was sold, its intended use, and the malfunctioning or misuse that eventually led to it injuring someone. Smith’s analytical nature and close attention to detail evolved from a background in mathematics: Her undergrad degree was in accounting, and she enrolled in simultaneous masters

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programs, for tax and for law, at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. After graduating, Smith followed what seemed like a natural track toward business law, but found it was not for her. “I gravitated toward litigation,” she said, and successfully found herself at a law firm with a lengthy history of litigating in a variety of practice areas. Smith owes her success in part to the region in which she lives and practices law. Southeast Texas has a lot of industry, and there has consistently been a good number of challenging legal cases in the fields in which Smith practices, and that has strengthened the careers of her peers. “One benefit of being a practitioner here is that there is always high-quality legal representation on both sides of the docket that you can witness and learn from,” she says. Constantly learning and being challenged by each unique case is what Smith says she loves about her work. In addition to being a shareholder at MehaffyWeber, Smith is currently serving a term as president of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel and does pro bono work for the Jefferson County Bar Association, and she previously served as president of that organization.


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Cogdell Law Firm, PLLC

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ed by renowned criminal defense attorney Dan Cogdell, the Cogdell Law Firm continues to succeed in courtrooms across the country, with Cogdell personally trying nearly 300 cases to verdict in more than 16 states and 50 different venues over his 33 years of practice. “I still race motorcycles at 58 years old and I don’t mind coming in second in my class at the Baja 1000,” Cogdell says, “but I really mind coming in second at the courthouse.” Indeed, Cogdell has successfully represented doctors, police officers, lawyers, mayors, judges and politicians in cases ranging from white-collar crime, grand jury investigations and environmental crime to health care and banking and securities fraud. “People generally hire us because they think they have a defensible case or they believe in their innocence and they want the best courtroom fighter

they can get their hands on,” Cogdell says. “While we’re a small firm—it’s me and my two associates, Dennis Hester and Cordt Akers—and we have a history of dramatic results, including ‘not guilty’ verdicts in the Enron matter and the Branch Davidian Trial and the acquittal of Judge John Peavy, Jr. in the Houston City Hall Scandal case.” These successes have earned the Cogdell Law Firm a Tier 1 ranking in Houston for white-collar criminal defense by U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” In addition, Cogdell, as one of the top criminal defense lawyers in the state of Texas, frequently lectures on trial tactics for the State Bar of Texas, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. In 2011, he was inducted into the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers, and that same year he was recognized as Best Lawyers’

Houston Lawyer of the Year for whitecollar criminal defense. Last year, Cogdell was named an “Alumni of the Year” by his alma mater, the South Texas College of Law. “I’ve spent my life in courtrooms. At this point I’ve tried as many federal cases and complex cases as just about anybody else in the state if not the country,” Cogdell notes. “And that’s because I pride myself on securing acquittals or the best possible outcomes for my clients. Our results speak for themselves and define who we are professionally. It’s really as simple as that.”

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ADMINISTRATIVE / REGULATORY LAW

BANKING & FINANCE LAW

COLLABORATIVE LAW: CIVIL

AUSTIN

AUSTIN

DALLAS

Steven Baron

A. Rick Hightower

DALLAS

DALLAS

P. Michael Jung

Glenn D. West EL PASO

ADMIRALTY & MARITIME LAW

Guy N. Fields III

HOUSTON

Paris A. Theofanidis

Ronald L. White ANTITRUST LAW DALLAS

Ronald W. Breaux HOUSTON

Karl S. Stern APPELLATE PRACTICE AUSTIN

Thomas R. Phillips DALLAS

Nina Cortell HOUSTON

Russell S. Post SAN ANTONIO

HOUSTON

SAN ANTONIO

J. David Oppenheimer BANKRUPTCY & CREDITOR DEBTOR RIGHTS / INSOLVENCY & REORGANIZATION LAW

AUSTIN

Marcy Hogan Greer

ARBITRATION

CORPUS CHRISTI

AUSTIN

Peter A. Nolan DALLAS

Mark W. Gilbert HOUSTON

Jeff Joyce

Jorge C. Rangel DALLAS

Mike McKool HOUSTON

Barrett H. Reasoner

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B. Scott McBride

Steven L. Mierl DALLAS

AUSTIN

Clara Burns

Christopher M. Gunter

EL PASO

Thomas A. Hagemann

DALLAS

Roy R. Barrera, Jr.

AUSTIN

Gerald T. Welch

EDUCATION LAW

HOUSTON

AUSTIN

James W. Repass

Richard L. Arnett

CORPORATE COMPLIANCE LAW

ELDER LAW AUSTIN

HOUSTON

Lee H. Shidlofsky

ENERGY REGULATORY LAW

Michael W. Huddleston

AUSTIN

David H. Brown

AUSTIN

DALLAS

Allison K. Exall HOUSTON

George O. Wilkinson, Jr. FAMILY LAW AUSTIN

Kristen A. Algert HOUSTON

Joseph Indelicato Jr.

HOUSTON SILSBEE

David J. Fisher INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION COMMERCIAL HOUSTON

R. Doak Bishop INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION GOVERNMENTAL HOUSTON

Michael S. Goldberg INTERNATIONAL TRADE & FINANCE LAW

SAN ANTONIO

Glenn L. Pinkerton

Kathryn J. Murphy Charles E. Hardy

HOUSTON

Sharon Brand Gardner

HOUSTON

FAMILY LAW MEDIATION

Charles E. Harrell

DALLAS

PLANO

G. Gaye Thompson

BIOTECHNOLOGY LAW

AUSTIN

Charles F. Caldwell

DALLAS

Michael A. Saslaw

HOUSTON

INSURANCE LAW

Bryan J. Moore

HOUSTON

DALLAS

DALLAS

Terry I. Cross

FORT WORTH

Craig R. Enochs

HOUSTON

Robert S. Harrell

SAN ANTONIO

COPYRIGHT LAW

DALLAS

Richard E. Fernandez

Tim George

Kerry McGrath

DERIVATIVES & FUTURES LAW

AUSTIN

F. Brian Graham

John E. Howell

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

William Reagan Wynn

IMMIGRATION LAW

ENERGY LAW

HOUSTON

HOUSTON

SAN ANTONIO

Edgar C. Morrison, Jr.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LAW

Daniel R. Stern

EL PASO

HOUSTON

SAN ANTONIO

EL PASO

AUSTIN

DALLAS

Nancy A. Falgout

W. Jackson Wisdom

SAN ANTONIO

AUSTIN

HOUSTON

DALLAS

Thomas W. Mills, Jr.

AUSTIN

SAN ANTONIO

William Bryan Farney

SAN ANTONIO

Keith A. Clouse

Luis E. Islas

Ricardo G. Cedillo

GEORGETOWN

Denise Webb Glass

CRIMINAL DEFENSE: NON-WHITE-COLLAR

CONSTRUCTION LAW

DALLAS

LOCKHART

AUSTIN

Eric J.R. Nichols

AUSTIN

Hilary Hughes Young

SAN ANTONIO

Camille Cooper Scroggins

Mark Thomas Garrett

DALLAS

G. Michael O'Leary

CRIMINAL DEFENSE: WHITE-COLLAR

Allison J. Snyder

HEALTH CARE LAW

EMPLOYMENT LAW MANAGEMENT

HOUSTON PLANO

EMPLOYMENT LAW INDIVIDUALS

HOUSTON

Daryl L. Lansdale, Jr.

AUSTIN

Galt Graydon

Glen D. Mangum

Michael Clark Gross

Martha Bourne

SAN ANTONIO

William M. Fisher

EL PASO

AUSTIN

Keith D. Maples

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS PRACTICE

Paul A. Schorn

Allan M. Goldfarb

DALLAS

HOUSTON

J. Rob Fowler

DALLAS

John B. McKnight

FRANCHISE LAW

Michael E. Santa Maria

Robert J. Wiley

Diana K. Borden

DALLAS

DALLAS

Brian Robert Bloom

AUSTIN

David R. Bires

SAN ANTONIO

Robinson C. Ramsey

CORPORATE LAW

HOUSTON

Mark S. McQuality

BET-THE-COMPANY LITIGATION

R. Clyde Parker, Jr.

Adolfo Quijano, Jr.

HOUSTON

Eric Terry

THE WOODLANDS

COLLABORATIVE LAW: FAMILY LAW

Stewart Whitehead

John F. Higgins

DALLAS

Michael M. Boone

William C. Roberts, Jr.

AUSTIN

Stephen W. Sather

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE LAW

AUSTIN

Joseph Patterson

Miriam M. Burke

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FINANCIAL SERVICES REGULATION LAW

HOUSTON

Norma L. Trusch MURPHY

Frances A. Harris

HOUSTON


LABOR LAW MANAGEMENT AUSTIN

Thomas A. Nesbitt DALLAS

Scott McDonald HOUSTON

James M. Neet SAN ANTONIO

LITIGATION ENVIRONMENTAL AUSTIN

Jim Mathews

Anthony E. Pletcher

DALLAS

NATURAL RESOURCES LAW

Rickey J. Brantley

DALLAS

HOUSTON

James H. Birch

Mark S. Miller

LAND USE & ZONING LAW

LITIGATION INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

T. Ray Guy HOUSTON

John B. McFarland

LITIGATION - TRUSTS & ESTATES

Andrew B. Derman

DALLAS

HOUSTON

TAX LAW

SAN ANTONIO

PRODUCT LIABILITY LITIGATION DEFENDANTS

LITIGATION & CONTROVERSY - TAX

HOUSTON

G. Edward Deery

LITIGATION - LABOR & EMPLOYMENT

DALLAS

OIL & GAS LAW

HOUSTON

AUSTIN

John W. Porter

Carroll G. Martin

EL PASO

MASS TORT LITIGATION / CLASS ACTIONS DEFENDANTS

Greg W. Curry

Gary L. Ingram

HOUSTON

Shawn L. Raymond SAN ANTONIO

A. Michael Ferrill LITIGATION - BANKING & FINANCE

Robert Don Collier

AUSTIN

DALLAS

William M. Katz, Jr.

FORT WORTH

BEAUMONT

Steven Lee Highlander

LITIGATION - MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

MASS TORT LITIGATION / CLASS ACTIONS PLAINTIFFS

Robert M. Chiaviello, Jr.

Dawn B. Finlayson

DALLAS

HOUSTON

DALLAS

Charles W. Schwartz

Olan J. Boudreaux

SAN ANTONIO

LITIGATION - MUNICIPAL

MEDIATION

LITIGATION BANKRUPTCY

John J. Hightower

Courtenay L. Bass

LITIGATION - PATENT

David G. Matthiesen

AUSTIN

Eric J. Taube DALLAS

Toby L. Gerber

PATENT LAW

Stephen C. Dillard

DALLAS

Robert G. Newman

Stuart C. Hollimon

SAN ANTONIO

Barry F. McNeil

Talmage Boston

HOUSTON

David W. Ledyard

AUSTIN

Mary Schaerdel Dietz

DALLAS

KATY

Elizabeth Pratt

HOUSTON

HOUSTON

AUSTIN

David D. Bahler

SECURITIZATION & STRUCTURED FINANCE LAW

SAN ANTONIO

SAN ANTONIO

Bruce A. Koehler

PRIVATE FUNDS / HEDGE FUNDS LAW

HOUSTON

Michael L. McReynolds NON-PROFIT / CHARITIES LAW

LITIGATION - ANTITRUST

James A. Baker III

Fidel Rodriguez, Jr.

HOUSTON

Patrick K. Sheehan

Scott Brutocao

SAN ANTONIO

Michael W. Perrin

Michael B. Thimmig

HOUSTON

HOUSTON

SECURITIES REGULATION

Ted S. Schweinfurth

DALLAS

Andrew M. Baker

HOUSTON

MIDLAND

David L. McCombs

DALLAS

FORT WORTH

HOUSTON

Sean T. Wheeler

Susan R. Richardson

Louis M. Ditta

R. Jay Tabor

CORPUS CHRISTI

DALLAS

DALLAS

R. Laurence Macon

Glen J. Hettinger

Everard A. Marseglia, Jr.

Scott D. Weber

Nicolas G. Barzoukas

DALLAS

Joe J. Fisher II

AUSTIN

Jerry Frank Jones

AUSTIN

David B. Weaver

AUSTIN

Samuel W. Cooper

LEGAL MALPRACTICE LAW - DEFENDANTS

LEVERAGED BUYOUTS & PRIVATE EQUITY LAW

BEAUMONT

Robert V. Jewell

Raymond E. LaDriere II

Timothy W. Mountz

AUSTIN

LITIGATION SECURITIES

HOUSTON

SECURITIES / CAPITAL MARKETS LAW

Paul R. Tobias

HOUSTON

Kelly D. Brown

DALLAS

AUSTIN

Jay Harvey

R. Cohen

LABOR LAW - UNION

Susan Mead

AUSTIN

Kelly J. Dwyer

PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION - PLAINTIFFS

Patricia J. Villareal

LITIGATION - ERISA

DALLAS

DALLAS

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS LAW

FORT WORTH

Sarah K. Walls

Robert E. Bettac

DALLAS

LITIGATION REGULATORY ENFORCEMENT (SEC, TELECOM, ENERGY)

Russell W. Budd HOUSTON

DALLAS

HOUSTON

SAN ANGELO

Donald W. Griffis SAN ANTONIO

DALLAS

AUSTIN

Richard H. Grafton BEAUMONT

DALLAS

AUSTIN

Terry Lee Vanderburg DALLAS

Todd Wallace HOUSTON

Michele Y. Smith

Robert J. McNamara

DALLAS

William D. Cobb, Jr. HOUSTON

David B. Weinstein SAN ANTONIO

Jeffrey S. Hawkins PRODUCT LIABILITY LITIGATION - PLAINTIFFS BEAUMONT

SAN ANTONIO

William H. Lester, Jr. TECHNOLOGY LAW DALLAS

Jeffrey M. Becker HOUSTON

Charles D. Powell TRADEMARK LAW

AUSTIN

Aaryn Kemp Giblin

DALLAS

Andrew Payne

HOUSTON

Ervin A. Apffel III

Cathryn A. Berryman

PROJECT FINANCE LAW

Keith A. Rutherford

ADDISON

TRANSPORTATION LAW

James A. Jorgensen PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION DEFENDANTS

AUSTIN

DALLAS

William G. Barber DALLAS

LEAGUE CITY

Keith H. Mullen HOUSTON

HOUSTON

HOUSTON

AUSTIN

Michael E. Niebruegge

Thad Thano Dameris

BEAUMONT

PUBLIC FINANCE LAW

Charles H. Smith

BROWNSVILLE

FORT WORTH

Jaime Arturo Saenz

R. Daniel Settle, Jr.

TRUSTS & ESTATES

DALLAS

HOUSTON

Kyle H. Dreyer

Rick A. Witte

David P. Boyce Frank D. Calvert

FORT WORTH

AUSTIN

Steven J. Tackett BEAUMONT

SAN ANTONIO

HOUSTON

Gary W. Javore

EL PASO

Mark N. Reiter

Eric M. Brittain

M. Paul Martin

William H. Yoes

HOUSTON

Michael S. Hays

RAILROAD LAW

SAN ANTONIO

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAW - DEFENDANTS

HOUSTON

Charles B. Walker, Jr.

Alan D. Gluth

DALLAS

David M. Prichard

Henry Flores J. Scott Rose LITIGATION CONSTRUCTION AUSTIN

Robert C. Bass, Jr. DALLAS

Hollye C. Fisk HOUSTON

Thomas W. Myers SAN ANTONIO

Luther H. Soules III

DALLAS

SAN ANTONIO

J. Daniel Harkins LITIGATION - REAL ESTATE AUSTIN

Stan Thiebaud HOUSTON

David R. Iler SAN ANTONIO

Jane Snoddy Smith

Rey Perez

BEAUMONT

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAW - PLAINTIFFS

John W. Johnson DALLAS

Donald Colleluori

DALLAS

SAN ANTONIO

EL PASO

HOUSTON

HOUSTON

Jeffrey W. Hastings

Bernard E. Jones

REAL ESTATE LAW

Patricia F. Sitchler

AUSTIN

VENTURE CAPITAL LAW

James M. Alsup

AUSTIN

BEAUMONT

C. Cohron Crutchfield, Jr.

HOUSTON

DALLAS

Felix P. Phillips, Jr.

EL PASO

WATER LAW

Les Weisbrod

Bernard D. Felsen

EL PASO

SAN ANTONIO

Walter Louis Boyaki

HOUSTON

Barry Snell

HOUSTON

Hartley Hampton

Paul E. Hurdlow

Randy R. Jurgensmeyer

HOUSTON

Joseph O. Slovacek

SAN ANTONIO

Robert P. Wright

AUSTIN

Kenneth R. Ramirez

SAN ANTONIO

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BET-THE-COMPANY LITIGATION

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THE MACK LAW OFFICE Carie P. Mack

AMARILLO ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAW UNDERWOOD LAW FIRM

MCMAHON SUROVIK SUTTLE Stephen H. Suttle (D)

PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION MCMAHON SUROVIK SUTTLE Stephen H. Suttle (D), Robert B. Wagstaff (D)

ADDISON BANKING & FINANCE LAW

Mike H. Loftin (M)

BANKRUPTCY & CREDITOR DEBTOR RIGHTS / INSOLVENCY & REORGANIZATION LAW UNDERWOOD LAW FIRM Roger Cox

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION SPROUSE SHRADER SMIT Marvin W. Jones UNDERWOOD LAW FIRM S. Tom Morris

VINSON & ELKINS Michael J. Tomsu WINSTEAD Albert R. Axe, Jr., Ron H. Moss

FENIMORE, KAY, HARRISON & FORD Joseph M. Ford (B, R) GRAVES, DOUGHERTY, HEARON & MOODY Cliff Ernst (B), Robert Clarke Heidrick, Jr. (B), Roy C. Snodgrass (B) ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE PRATT & YUNGBLUT HOHMANN, TAUBE & SUMMERS Donald O. Pratt (A, M) RESOLUTION Eric J. Taube (B*) BURNS ANDERSON JURY & BRENNER JACKSON WALKER CONSTRUCTION LAW Jeff Jury (A, M) James L. Pledger (B, R) PRATT & YUNGBLUT Donald O. Pratt**, Stephen K. Yungblut* KARL BAYER DISPUTE RESOLUTION EXPERT KELLY HART & HALLMAN Karl Bayer (A, M) David R. Keyes (B) ELDER LAW MICHAEL J. SCHLESS LARRY E. TEMPLE Michael Schless (M) Larry E. Temple (B, R) CHARLES KENNEDY Charles Kennedy TOM COLLINS MCGINNIS LOCHRIDGE Thomas A. Collins (A, M) William H. Daniel (B, B*, R), Michael MUNICIPAL LAW A. Wren (B) WINSTEAD Peter A. Nolan (A) LAW OFFICES OF JIM JEFFREY RATLIFF LAW FIRM James Thomas Jeffrey, Jr.** Shannon H. Ratliff (B*)

ARLINGTON

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PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION LAW OFFICE OF JONATHAN D.F. NELSON Jonathan D. F. Nelson (P)

ANTITRUST LAW

RATLIFF LAW FIRM Shannon H. Ratliff*

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ALEXANDER DUBOSE JEFFERSON & TOWNSEND Douglas W. Alexander, Marcy Hogan BUSH RUDNICKI SHELTON Greer, Dana Livingston, Susan Vance, Robert L. Russell Bush Amy Warr FAMILY LAW FAMILY LAW AUSTIN ANDREWS KURTH LAW OFFICE OF CYNTHIA BARELA GRAHAM Scott A. Brister GEARY, PORTER & DONOVAN Cynthia Barela Graham Michael P. Geary, Larry L. Martin ADMINISTRATIVE / BAKER BOTTS UNDERWOOD LAW FIRM REGULATORY LAW Joseph R. Knight, Thomas R. Phillips IMMIGRATION LAW Sally Holt Emerson BAKER BOTTS BOTSFORD & ROARK FRAGOMEN, DEL REY, BERNSEN AND Molly J. Cagle David L. Botsford HEALTH CARE LAW LOEWY BRACEWELL & GIULIANI ENOCH KEVER Steven M. Ladik, Paige L. Taylor BROWN & FORTUNATO Philip F. Ricketts, John A. Riley Craig T. Enoch Mary Margaret Bearden INTELLECTUAL CANTILO & BENNETT GORDON & REES UNDERWOOD LAW FIRM Mark F. Bennett Leslie A. Benitez PROPERTY LAW Gavin J. Gadberry, Alan Rhodes DUGGINS WREN MANN & ROMERO GRAVES, DOUGHERTY, HEARON & MOODY HEPTIG LAW GROUP David C. Duggins, Celina Romero, P. M. Schenkkan, Ben F. Vaughan III INSURANCE LAW J. Pat Heptig (C, IP*, T) William C. Wren JACKSON, SJOBERG, MCCARTHY & LAW FIRM LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW UNDERWOOD ENOCH KEVER TOWNSEND Kelly Utsinger Andrew Kever Marc O. Knisely RICHARD M. KOBDISH LEGAL MALPRACTICE LAW GARDERE WYNNE SEWELL Richard M. Kobdish (EM, LM) KEITH HAMPTON, ATTORNEY AT LAW Edward D. Burbach Keith S. Hampton & MAYFIELD NATURAL RESOURCES LAW RINEY Thomas C. Riney (D) GRAVES, DOUGHERTY, HEARON & MOODY LAW OFFICE OF SUSAN HAYS GEARY, PORTER & DONOVAN Helen Currie Foster, Robert J. Hearon, Lea Hays MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAW Jr., Thomas B. Hudson, Jr., Nancy Bruce W. Claycombe LOCKE LORD R. Hudson, Mary A. Keeney, P. M. RINEY & MAYFIELD Michael A. Hatchell, Charles Watson PROJECT FINANCE LAW Schenkkan Thomas C. Riney (D) PAMELA STANTON BARON GREENBERG TRAURIG HIGIER ALLEN & LAUTIN Pamela Stanton Baron PERSONAL INJURY Thomas J. Bond Keith H. Mullen SCOTT, DOUGLASS & MCCONNICO LITIGATION JACKSON WALKER Jane M. N. Webre PUBLIC FINANCE LAW Dudley D. McCalla RINEY & MAYFIELD THE LAW OFFICE OF DAVID A. SCHULMAN RICHARD M. KOBDISH Thomas C. Riney (D) KEMP SMITH David A. Schulman Richard M. Kobdish Thomas A. Forbes, Deborah Clarke Trejo SPROUSE SHRADER SMITH THE WALDROP FIRM Marvin W. Jones (D) LARRY E. TEMPLE REAL ESTATE LAW Alan Waldrop Larry E. Temple HIGIER ALLEN & LAUTIN TECHNOLOGY LAW THOMPSON & KNIGHT LLOYD GOSSELINK ROCHELLE & Thomas Higier Debora B. Alsup UNDERWOOD LAW FIRM TOWNSEND James Wester Paul G. Gosselink TRUSTS & ESTATES BANKING & FINANCE LAW MCGINNIS LOCHRIDGE WOLFISH & NEWMAN TRUSTS & ESTATES A. RICK HIGHTOWER, ATTORNEY AND Lloyd P. Lochridge Lawrence M. Wolfish COUNSELOR AT LAW AMY STEWART SANDERS SMITH TROSTLE & HUERTA A. Rick Hightower (B) Amy Stewart Sanders J. Kay Trostle ALEDO BAKER BOTTS SPROUSE SHRADER SMITH STEVEN BARON William F. Stutts (B, R) Charles E. King ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE Steven Baron BRACEWELL & GIULIANI RESOLUTION SUTHERLAND ASBILL & BRENNAN W. Stephen Benesh (B*) ANGLETON Lino Mendiola III JOHN W. HUGHES COX SMITH MATTHEWS INCORPORATED John W. Hughes (A, M) EMINENT DOMAIN & THOMPSON & KNIGHT Mary Schaerdel Dietz (B*), Karen M. James E. Cousar, Phillip G. Oldham, Neeley (R) CONDEMNATION LAW Rex D. VanMiddlesworth DLA PIPER PATTERSON & EDQUIST THOMPSON, COE, COUSINS & IRONS Royce J. Hailey, Jr. (B) Joseph Patterson Jay A. Thompson BARRETT DAFFIN FRAPPIER TURNER & ENGEL James C. Frappier (M)

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BANKRUPTCY & CREDITOR DEBTOR RIGHTS / INSOLVENCY & REORGANIZATION LAW BAKER BOTTS William F. Stutts BARRETT DAFFIN FRAPPIER TURNER & ENGEL Brian Engel, Steve P. Turner BARRON & NEWBURGER Stephen W. Sather** FRANK B. LYON Frank B. Lyon GRAVES, DOUGHERTY, HEARON & MOODY James V. Hoeffner**, Frank R. Monroe** HOHMANN, TAUBE & SUMMERS Eric J. Taube** JACKSON WALKER C. Wade Cooper** LAW OFFICE OF MICHAEL BAUMER Michael Baumer LOCKE LORD Berry D. Spears MARTINEC, WINN, VICKERS & MCELROY Joseph D. Martinec**, Rebecca S. McElroy** STRASBURGER & PRICE Stephen A. Roberts**

BET-THE-COMPANY LITIGATION ALEXANDER DUBOSE JEFFERSON & TOWNSEND Marcy Hogan Greer ALMANZA, BLACKBURN & DICKIE Martha S. Dickie NAMES IN BLUE INDICATE MORE INFO AVAILABLE AT BESTLAWYERS.COM NAMES IN GREEN INDICATE NEWLY LISTED LAWYERS

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KEY OF PRACTICE AREAS

ASTERISKS: *A single asterisk indicates lawyer is listed in litigation. **Two asterisks indicate a lawyer is listed in both litigation and non-litigation categories. Alternative Dispute Resolution A Arbitration M Mediation Banking and Finance Law B Banking and Finance R Financial Service Regulation M Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Corporate Governance & Compliance Law C Compliance G Governance Entertainment Law F Film/Movies M Music Intellectual Property T Trademark C Copyright P Patent IP* Litigation – Intellectual Property International Arbitration C Commercial G Government L abor and Employment EI Employment Law – Individuals EM Employment Law – Management LE Labor and Employment LM Labor Law – Management LU Labor Law – Union Legal Malpractice Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions Medical Malpractice Law Personal Injury Product Liability Litigation Professional Malpractice P Plaintiffs D Defendants Securities / Capital Markets Law S Securities / Capital Markets R Securities Regulation Workers’ Compensation Law C Claimants E Employers


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Left to right: Sharon Savage, Lawrence J. Webb, Stephen F. Lazor*, Dennis O. Moore, Daniel J.T. Sciano*, Richard E. Tinsman, Aaron Valadez, Danielle M. Copes (*selected to Best Lawyers 2015) PHOTO BY JILL HUNTER

Tinsman & Sciano, Inc.

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ince 1970, Tinsman & Sciano, Inc. has strived to combine sophisticated legal counsel with the highest level of client service. The firm’s eight attorneys have more than 185 years of collective legal experience, and their dedication continues to distinguish the firm’s personal injury and civil trial practice. “As a firm, we set high standards for legal excellence, and I cannot overstate the importance of our collective experience and work ethic,” says director Daniel J.T. Sciano. “It’s what enables us to successfully handle matters with significant damages, as well as take on matters ranging from vehicular collisions and oil and gas royalty disputes to defective and unsafe products and federal tort claims. Certain cases can be quite expensive to pursue, so we get a good number of cases from other attorneys who need a firm with not only the experience to handle their cases, but also the economic resources to develop them.” In his practice, Sciano focuses on wrongful death and catastrophic injury

claims involving commercial motor vehicles, product liability, oil field and industrial accidents, aviation accidents and serious burn injuries. Sciano has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America by Woodward/White, Inc., annually since 1995—including being named as the San Antonio Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year in both 2010 and 2012, and was named one of the Top 50 Texas Super Lawyers in the Central & West Texas Region in 2008 and 2011-2014 by Thomson Reuters, as published in Texas Monthly. In addition, Sciano has been AV Preeminent-rated by Martindale-Hubbell along with Tinsman & Sciano attorneys Richard Tinsman and Stephen Lazor. A tenacious civil trial lawyer, Tinsman has spent the last five years of his distinguished 57-year career concentrating on litigation involving will contests, trust disputes, breaches of fiduciary duty and oil and gas royalty disputes. Like Sciano, Tinsman is board certified in civil trial law and personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Stephen Lazor has been practicing for 39 years, and in that time he has earned the respect of both the medical and legal communities for his work representing victims of medical negligence, industrial accidents, unsafe premises, vehicular collisions and defective products. Previously, he was selected as chair of the MedicalLegal Liaison Committee of the San Antonio Bar Association and the Bexar County Medical Society. “When clients hire us to represent them they don’t just have one lawyer working on their case, but a whole dedicated legal team,” Sciano observes. “Our clients really benefit from that wide-ranging knowledge and diversity.”

TINSMAN & SCIANO, INC. 10107 McAllister Freeway San Antonio, TX 78216 toll free 800.292.9999 phone 210.225.3121 fax 210.225.6235

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BRACEWELL & GIULIANI W. Stephen Benesh BYRD DAVIS FURMAN & ALDEN Robert C. Alden DINOVO PRICE ELLWANGER & HARDY William M. Parrish FRITZ, BYRNE, HEAD & HARRISON Richard W. Harrison GEORGE BROTHERS KINCAID & HORTON D. Douglas Brothers, R. James George, Jr. GRAVES, DOUGHERTY, HEARON & MOODY John M. Harmon, Robert J. Hearon, Jr., John B. McFarland, John J. McKetta III GRAY & BECKER Richard Edwin Gray III HANCE SCARBOROUGH Terry L. Scarborough HOHMANN, TAUBE & SUMMERS Eric J. Taube HOWRY, BREEN, & HERMAN Timothy J. Herman, Randy R. Howry HUSCH BLACKWELL Thomas H. Watkins JACKSON WALKER Thomas T. Rogers MCGINNIS LOCHRIDGE Patton G. Lochridge, Lloyd P. Lochridge MINTON, BURTON, BASSETT AND COLLINS Roy Q. Minton NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Terry O. Tottenham RATLIFF LAW FIRM Shannon H. Ratliff SCOTT, DOUGLASS & MCCONNICO Casey L. Dobson, Stephen E. McConnico

DONNA BROWN Donna Brown DUBOIS, BRYANT & CAMPBELL William S. Rhea, Matthew J. Sullivan EWELL, BROWN & BLANKE David P. Blanke FOSTER RAMSEY John L. Foster FRITZ, BYRNE, HEAD & HARRISON Daniel H. Byrne, Richard W. Harrison GEORGE BROTHERS KINCAID & HORTON D. Douglas Brothers, R. James George, Jr., Mark L. Kincaid GRAVES, DOUGHERTY, HEARON & MOODY John M. Harmon, Peter D. Kennedy, John B. McFarland, John J. McKetta III, Richard D. Yeomans GRAY & BECKER Richard Edwin Gray III HANCE SCARBOROUGH Terry L. Scarborough HOHMANN, TAUBE & SUMMERS Eric J. Taube HOWRY, BREEN, & HERMAN E. Breen, Timothy J. Herman, Randy R. Howry HUSCH BLACKWELL Thomas H. Watkins JACKSON WALKER James Matthew Dow, Robert B. Neblett III, Thomas T. Rogers JAMES J. SCHESKE James J. Scheske KIDD LAW FIRM Scott R. Kidd LAW OFFICE OF GEORGE BUTTS George B. Butts LOCKE LORD Jerry K. Clements, John K. Schwartz BIOTECHNOLOGY LAW MCGINNIS LOCHRIDGE NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Lloyd P. Lochridge Gina N. Shishima MCKOOL SMITH PARKER HIGHLANDER Scott Cole Steven Lee Highlander, David L. Parker MINTON, BURTON, BASSETT AND COLLINS VINSON & ELKINS Roy Q. Minton Margaret J. Sampson NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS Brian S. Greig, M. Scott Incerto, Jane (INCLUDING LLCS & Snoddy Smith, Stephanie A. Smith, Terry O. Tottenham, Paul D. Trahan PARTNERSHIPS) PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN DWYER MURPHY CALVERT Conor M. Civins Drew S. Calvert RATLIFF LAW FIRM CLOSELY HELD COMPANIES & Shannon H. Ratliff FAMILY BUSINESSES LAW RICHARDSON + BURGESS James M. Richardson WINSTEAD Alexander R. Allemann SCOTT, DOUGLASS & MCCONNICO Casey L. Dobson, Stephen E. COLLABORATIVE LAW: McConnico FAMILY LAW SKELTON & WOODY Hampton Skelton AUSLEY, ALGERT, ROBERTSON & FLORES Kristen A. Algert, Kelly Ausley-Flores STRASBURGER & PRICE Robert M. O'Boyle FARRIS & GREEN Janice Loy Green THE EDWARDS LAW FIRM Jeffrey S. Edwards LAW OFFICES OF JENNIFER TULL Jennifer Tull THOMPSON & KNIGHT Debora B. Alsup NOELKE, MAPLES, ST. LEDGER, BRYANT Keith D. Maples WEISBART SPRINGER HAYES Geoffrey D. Weisbart COMMERCIAL LITIGATION WINSTEAD ALBRIGHT & ALBRIGHT Gary E. Zausmer William J. Albright WRIGHT AND GREENHILL ALEXANDER DUBOSE JEFFERSON & Mahon B. Garry, Jr. TOWNSEND Marcy Hogan Greer COMMUNICATIONS LAW ALMANZA, BLACKBURN & DICKIE BRACEWELL & GIULIANI Martha S. Dickie Philip F. Ricketts ANDREWS KURTH LOCKE LORD David P. Whittlesey J. Alan Holman ARMBRUST & BROWN CONSTRUCTION LAW Mark L. Hawkins ALLENSWORTH & PORTER BECK REDDEN William R. Allensworth, Joe R. Basham, Eric J.R. Nichols Travis W. Brown, Matthew C. Ryan BOULETTE & GOLDEN ANN Y. RIDDEL Michael D. Marin Ann Y. Riddel BRACEWELL & GIULIANI ARMBRUST & BROWN W. Stephen Benesh J. Bruce Scrafford* BROPHY LAW FIRM BRACEWELL & GIULIANI Joseph F. Brophy W. Stephen Benesh* 512.505.4104 | page 34 COX SMITH MATTHEWS INCORPORATED BUCHANAN DIMASI DANCY & GRABOUSKI Mary Schaerdel Dietz* Brittan L. Buchanan FORD NASSEN & BALDWIN BYRD DAVIS FURMAN & ALDEN George C. Baldwin Robert C. Alden FRITZ, BYRNE, HEAD & HARRISON COX SMITH MATTHEWS INCORPORATED Richard W. Harrison* Mary Schaerdel Dietz HOWRY, BREEN, & HERMAN DINOVO PRICE ELLWANGER & HARDY Sean E. Breen, Randy R. Howry* William M. Parrish

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JACKSON WALKER Robert B. Neblett III** MCGINNIS LOCHRIDGE Kevin Michael Beiter* RATLIFF LAW FIRM Shannon H. Ratliff* SHIDLOFSKY LAW FIRM Lee H. Shidlofsky* WINSTEAD Robert C. Bass, Jr.**, Stewart Whitehead**

THE LAW OFFICE OF BILL WHITE William A. White THE LAW OFFICE OF E.G. MORRIS E. G. Morris

CRIMINAL DEFENSE: WHITE-COLLAR

LAW OFFICES OF ROGER P. NEVOLA Roger P. Nevola LLOYD GOSSELINK ROCHELLE & TOWNSEND Georgia N. Crump, Geoffrey M. Gay, Lambeth Townsend LOCKE LORD J. Alan Holman MCGINNIS LOCHRIDGE Tim George, Patton G. Lochridge, Campbell McGinnis SMITH TROSTLE & HUERTA J. Kay Trostle SUTHERLAND ASBILL & BRENNAN James E. Guy, Lino Mendiola III, Richard P. Noland THOMPSON & KNIGHT Phillip G. Oldham, Rex D. VanMiddlesworth WINSTEAD Ron H. Moss

ALMANZA, BLACKBURN & DICKIE Martha S. Dickie BECK REDDEN Eric J.R. Nichols & ROARK CORPORATE GOVERNANCE & BOTSFORD David L. Botsford COMPLIANCE LAW DAVID A. SHEPPARD BAKER BOTTS David A. Sheppard Michael L. Bengtson (C) FITZGERALD & MEISSNER DLA PIPER Bill Fitzgerald, Wayne D. Meissner Samer Zabaneh (C) GUNTER & BENNETT DWYER MURPHY CALVERT Christopher M. Gunter Kelly J. Dwyer (G) JOSEPH A. TURNER GRAVES, DOUGHERTY, HEARON & MOODY Joseph A. Turner Thomas I. Queen, Jr. (G) ENERGY REGULATORY LAW MINTON, BURTON, BASSETT AND COLLINS Samuel E. Bassett, Warren L. Collins, Jr., DUGGINS WREN MANN & ROMERO CORPORATE LAW Roy Q. Minton William Coe, Mark Held, Kerry McGrath, ARMBRUST & BROWN John Williams TERRENCE W. KIRK Frank B. Brown Terrence W. Kirk KELLY HART & HALLMAN BAKER BOTTS Glenn E. Johnson THE LAW OFFICE OF BILL WHITE Michael L. Bengtson William A. White THOMPSON & KNIGHT BICKERSTAFF, HEATH, DELGADO & ACOSTA THE LAW OFFICE OF E.G. MORRIS Rex D. VanMiddlesworth John E. Gangstad E. G. Morris ENVIRONMENTAL LAW BRANSCOMB DERIVATIVES & Jeffrey S. Dickerson BAKER BOTTS FUTURES LAW Molly J. Cagle**, Pamela M. Giblin**, COOK BROOKS JOHNSON Aileen M. Hooks**, Jennifer Keane**, Michael L. Cook BAKER BOTTS Derek R. McDonald* William F. Stutts COX SMITH MATTHEWS INCORPORATED BEVERIDGE & DIAMOND Phillip M. Slinkard Madeleine Boyer Kadas, Bryan J. Moore EDUCATION LAW DLA PIPER BRACEWELL & GIULIANI BRIM, ARNETT, ROBINETT & CONNERS John J. Gilluly III, Samer Zabaneh John A. Riley, Timothy A. Wilkins Richard L. Arnett, Jefferson K. Brim III DUBOIS, BRYANT & CAMPBELL C. G. ROGERS & CO. LAW OFFICE OF TIGER HANNER J. Nixon Fox III Greg Rogers Karl Tiger Hanner DUGGINS WREN MANN & ROMERO COX SMITH MATTHEWS INCORPORATED THE FOWLER LAW FIRM C. Joseph Cain Keith A. Shuley Laura Sanders Fowler DWYER MURPHY CALVERT DUGGINS WREN MANN & ROMERO WALSH, ANDERSON, GALLEGOS, GREEN Drew S. Calvert Celina Romero & TREVIテ前 GRAVES, DOUGHERTY, HEARON & MOODY James R. Walsh ENOCH KEVER Rod Edens, Jr., Cliff Ernst, Robert Rodman C. Johnson Clarke Heidrick, Jr., Edward S. ELDER LAW McHorse EWELL, BROWN & BLANKE FARRELL & PAK David P. Blanke GREENBERG TRAURIG Harry Clyde Farrell III Darrell R. Windham FRITZ, BYRNE, HEAD & HARRISON KING & SPALDING Peter T. Gregg**, John D. Head**, HAJJAR/PETERS Kathy L. Poppitt Robert Renbarger Diana K. Borden LAW OFFICES OF DEBORAH GREEN GRAVES, DOUGHERTY, HEARON & MOODY HUGHES VANDERBURG WILLIAMS & Deborah A. Green Helen Currie Foster, John B. BARTOLETTI McFarland*, P. M. Schenkkan*, Ben F. Karen J. Bartoletti THE LOVELACE LAW FIRM Vaughan III* Renテゥe Colwill Lovelace JACKSON WALKER GUIDA, SLAVICH & FLORES Brandon C. Janes THOMPSON & TIEMANN Patricia Finn Braddock, Carrick BrookeG. Gaye Thompson KELLY HART & HALLMAN Davidson**, Paul Seals David R. Keyes EMINENT DOMAIN & HAYNES AND BOONE LAW OFFICE OF KAREN HOLODY James D. Braddock**, Jeff Civins**, CONDEMNATION LAW Karen J. Holody Mary Simmons Mendoza** BARRON & ADLER MCGINNIS LOCHRIDGE HUSCH BLACKWELL Stephen I. Adler, Michael M. Barron Lloyd P. Lochridge Jackson B. Battle**, R. Keith Hopson**, JACKSON WALKER Thomas H. Watkins* NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Robert B. Neblett III Ann L. Benolken JACKSON WALKER Leonard H. Dougal**, Michael J. Nasi, OLIVER & OLIVER EMPLOYEE BENEFITS Edward C. Small* L. Frank Oliver (ERISA) LAW KATTEN MUCHIN ROSENMAN PAUL MICHAEL HEBERT BARTON LAW OFFICE Sara Marquis Burgin**, Matthew Paul Michael Hebert Lydia Wommack Barton Paulson, Danny G. Worrell POLLARD + COLLIE BRADSHAW & BICKERTON KELLY HART & HALLMAN William C. Pollard Maria Elena Bickerton, Ronald F. Robert T. Stewart VINSON & ELKINS Bradshaw KG STRATEGIES Susan B. Snyder, William R. Volk CONNER & WINTERS R. Kinnan Golemon W. AMON BURTON, JR. Terral J. Smith LAW OFFICE OF JOHN J. VAY W. Amon Burton, Jr. DUGGINS WREN MANN & ROMERO John J. Vay WILSON SONSINI GOODRICH & ROSATI C. Joseph Cain LAW OFFICES OF KEN RAMIREZ Paul R. Tobias JACKSON WALKER Kenneth R. Ramirez WINSTEAD Charles H. Campbell LAW OFFICES OF ROGER P. NEVOLA J. Rowland Cook, Kathryn K. Lindauer KUPERMAN, ORR & ALBERS Roger P. Nevola** David I. Kuperman CRIMINAL DEFENSE: LLOYD GOSSELINK ROCHELLE & VINSON & ELKINS NON-WHITE-COLLAR TOWNSEND Miriam M. Burke** Paul G. Gosselink BOTSFORD & ROARK MATHEWS & FREELAND David L. Botsford ENERGY LAW Jim Mathews** DAVID A. SHEPPARD BRACEWELL & GIULIANI MCGINNIS LOCHRIDGE David A. Sheppard W. Glenn Opel, Philip F. Ricketts Kevin Michael Beiter*, Philip S. Haag, FITZGERALD & MEISSNER DUGGINS WREN MANN & ROMERO Mary B. Reagan Bill Fitzgerald, Wayne D. Meissner David C. Duggins, William C. Wren MOLTZ MORTON & GLENN GUNTER & BENNETT GRAVES, DOUGHERTY, HEARON & MOODY William J. Moltz**, Steve Morton Christopher M. Gunter Robert J. Hearon, Jr., Thomas B. R. WALTON SHELTON, ATTORNEY AT LAW Hudson, Jr., P. M. Schenkkan JOSEPH A. TURNER R. Walton Shelton Joseph A. Turner HERRERA & BOYLE SEDGWICK James G. Boyle MINTON, BURTON, BASSETT AND COLLINS Alan M. Glen Samuel E. Bassett, Warren L. Collins, Jr., JACKSON WALKER SMILEY LAW FIRM Roy Q. Minton Edward C. Small Cynthia C. Smiley TERRENCE W. KIRK KELLY HART & HALLMAN Terrence W. Kirk Glenn E. Johnson, William M. Kerr, Jr.

THE AL LAW GROUP Susan G. Zachos** THOMPSON & KNIGHT Becky L. Jolin, James C. Morriss III** VINSON & ELKINS Eric Groten* WEISBART SPRINGER HAYES P. Bane Phillippi WINSTEAD Albert R. Axe, Jr.

EQUIPMENT FINANCE LAW BAKER BOTTS William F. Stutts

FAMILY LAW AUSLEY, ALGERT, ROBERTSON & FLORES Kristen A. Algert, Thomas L. Ausley, Kelly Ausley-Flores, Eric Robertson, JoAl Cannon Sheridan FARRIS & GREEN Janice Loy Green FRIDAY MILNER LAMBERT TURNER Joe D. Milner GORANSON BAIN P. Lindley Bain GRAY & BECKER Richard Edwin Gray III LAW OFFICES OF JENNIFER TULL Jennifer Tull LAW OFFICES OF ROBERT B. LUTHER Robert B. Luther MAUZY & TUCKER Catherine A. Mauzy MINTON, BURTON, BASSETT AND COLLINS David F. Minton NOELKE, MAPLES, ST. LEDGER, BRYANT Keith D. Maples, Lea C. Noelke, Andrea St. Leger PIPER BURNETT TURNER BOLLIER MILLER Michael Burnett, Travis L. Turner RIVERS MCNAMARA Richel Rivers THE LAW OFFICE OF JANET MCCULLAR Janet McCullar Vavra VAUGHT LAW FIRM James A. Vaught

FAMILY LAW MEDIATION AUSLEY, ALGERT, ROBERTSON & FLORES Kristen A. Algert FARRIS & GREEN Janice Loy Green FRIDAY MILNER LAMBERT TURNER Joe D. Milner

FIRST AMENDMENT LAW GEORGE BROTHERS KINCAID & HORTON Julie Ford**, R. James George, Jr. GRAVES, DOUGHERTY, HEARON & MOODY James A. Hemphill*, Peter D. Kennedy* JOEL R. WHITE & ASSOCIATES Joel R. White

FRANCHISE LAW HAYNES AND BOONE Robert A. Lauer STRASBURGER & PRICE Lloyd E. Ferguson

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS PRACTICE BAKER BOTTS Pamela M. Giblin BORGELT LAW Roger B. Borgelt CLINT HACKNEY & COMPANY Clinton P. Hackney COATS ROSE YALE RYMAN & LEE John M. Joseph DEBORAH GOODELL POLAN Deborah Goodell Polan ERBEN & YARBROUGH Randall H. Erben GARDERE WYNNE SEWELL Mark Vane GREENBERG TRAURIG Thomas J. Bond, Demetrius G. McDaniel JACK WALLACE GULLAHORN Jack Wallace Gullahorn JACKSON WALKER Edward C. Small JOHNSON AND JOHNSON Gordon R. Johnson K&L GATES Jack M. Erskine

PLEASE REFER TO THE KEY OF PRACTICE AREAS ON PAGE 16 FOR A DESCRIPTION OF ASTERISKS AND SPECIALTY ABBREVIATIONS.


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LINKED FIRMS/ NEWLY LISTED LAWYERS LAWYERS

LEE & HAYES Peter Ayers (IP*) MATHESON KEYS & KORDZIK Jerry M. Keys (C, P, T) MCGINNIS LOCHRIDGE Patton G. Lochridge (IP*) MCKOOL SMITH Kevin Burgess (IP*, P*), Pierre J. Hubert (IP*), Steven J. Pollinger (IP*, P*) MEYERTONS, HOOD, KIVLIN, KOWERT & GOETZEL Willem G. Schuurman (P*) INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT David D. Bahler (IP*, P, P*, T), Mark BAKER BOTTS Thomas Garrett (C, IP*, P, P*, T), Gilbert INFORMATION Darryl J. Adams (IP*, P, P*), James W. Andrew Greene (IP*), Richard John Cannon, Jr. (IP*), Joseph Gray (P*), TECHNOLOGY LAW Groos (IP*, T), Alicia Morris Groos (T), Kevin J. Meek (IP*, P*, T) HEALTH CARE LAW Michael Krawzsenek (P), Michael Scott MATHESON KEYS & KORDZIK DECHERT Metteauer (T), Gina N. Shishima (P, P*) Jerry M. Keys CARLS, MCDONALD & DALRYMPLE Jeffrey B. Plies (IP*) Nancy Shellhorse PARKER HIGHLANDER INSURANCE LAW DINOVO PRICE ELLWANGER & HARDY Steven Lee Highlander (P), David L. GRAVES, DOUGHERTY, HEARON & MOODY Andrew G. DiNovo (IP*, P, P*), William Parker (C, IP*, P, P*, T) CANTILO & BENNETT Edward S. McHorse M. Parrish (IP*, P*) Patrick H. Cantilo PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN HUSCH BLACKWELL DLA PIPER Michael Chibib (IP*), Conor M. Civins DE LEON & WASHBURN David W. Hilgers, Hal Katz, Ace Pickens, Brian K. Erickson (IP*, P*) (IP*, P*, T) Hector De Leon, Benjamin S. De Leon Julian Rivera FLECKMAN & MCGLYNN PIRKEY BARBER GEORGE BROTHERS KINCAID & HORTON JOY & YOUNG William D. Raman (C, IP*, T) William G. Barber (IP*, T), Rodney K. Mark L. Kincaid* Hilary Hughes Young Caldwell (IP*, T), Christopher L. Graff GRAVES, DOUGHERTY, HEARON & MOODY FRITZ, BYRNE, HEAD & HARRISON KING & SPALDING (T), Wendy Larson (T), Stephen P. Richard W. Harrison (IP*, P*) Susan G. Conway, P. M. Schenkkan Catherine M. Greaves, Kathy L. Poppitt Meleen (IP*, T), Louis T. Pirkey (IP*, GRAVES, DOUGHERTY, HEARON & MOODY T), Shannon T. Vale (C, T) GREENBERG TRAURIG LOCKE LORD Peter D. Kennedy (IP*) Thomas J. Bond, Barry R. Senterfitt Jennifer L. Rangel RATLIFF LAW FIRM GREENBERG TRAURIG Shannon H. Ratliff (IP*, P*) HOHMANN, BROPHY & SHELTON NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Ross Spencer Garsson (P), Amber Guy M. Hohmann Jerry A. Bell, Jr., Stacey A. Martinez*, SUTHERLAND ASBILL & BRENNAN Lee Hagy (P*), Kevin S. Kudlac (C, Yvonne K. Puig, Terry O. Tottenham Alan D. Albright (P*) JACKSON WALKER IP*, P, P*, T) Dudley D. McCalla, Steven D. Moore, REED, CLAYMON, MEEKER & HARGETT THE LAW OFFICES OF CHAZ DE LA GARZA HUSCH BLACKWELL Thomas T. Rogers Jennifer B. Claymon, Kevin A. Reed Charles H. De La Garza (IP*) Thomas H. Watkins (P*) MARTIN, DISIERE, JEFFERSON & WISDOM SHARP & COBOS VINSON & ELKINS JACKSON WALKER Jeffrey E. Farrell Michael Robert Sharp Margaret J. Sampson (IP*, P, P*), Michael P. Adams (IP*, P, P*, T), Raman David B. Weaver (IP*, P*) MCGUIREWOODS N. Dewan (P) STRASBURGER & PRICE J. Mark Lawless William D. Darling, Kathryn M. Darling, K&L GATES IT OUTSOURCING LAW Kevin M. Wood MITCHELL, WILLIAMS, SELIG, GATES & Roderick B. Williams (IP*, P*) WOODYARD WILLIAM A. BROUSSARD SWANN & WADDILL KING & SPALDING Melvin L. Burner, Jr., Elisabeth William A. Broussard, Sr. Sharron L. Swann R. William Beard, Jr. (IP*) DeLargy WALLER LANSDEN DORTCH & DAVIS LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW LAW OFFICE OF KENT COOPER ROAN LAW Fletcher Brown Kent Cooper (P, P*) Forrest C. Roan BAKER BOTTS James W. Cannon, Jr. (LE*) KEMP SMITH Thomas A. Forbes KG STRATEGIES R. Kinnan Golemon LAW OFFICES OF ELLEN C. WILLIAMS Ellen Claire Williams LAW OFFICES OF KEN RAMIREZ Kenneth R. Ramirez LAW OFFICES OF LISA K. ANDERSON Lisa K. Anderson RANDY C. CAIN ATTORNEY AT LAW Randy C. Cain THE GRAYDON GROUP Machree Garrett Gibson, Galt Graydon THE JONES FIRM Bill Jones

IMMIGRATION LAW

FOSTERQUAN Robert F. Loughran G. WELLINGTON SMITH G. Wellington Smith MUROV & WARD Mark G. Murov PAUL PARSONS Paul Parsons STRASBURGER & PRICE F. Brian Graham THE FOWLER LAW FIRM Daniel M. Kowalski

SHIDLOFSKY LAW FIRM Lee H. Shidlofsky SKELTON & WOODY Hampton Skelton THOMPSON, COE, COUSINS & IRONS David D. Knoll, Jay A. Thompson VAN OSSELAER DISPUTE RESOLUTION Paul J. Van Osselaer WINSTEAD Linda J. Burgess, Alex Gonzales, Mary F. Keller

PROFILED FIRMS/ NAMES IN RED INDICATE LAWYERS OF THE YEAR LAWYERS

BOULETTE & GOLDEN Jason S. Boulette (EM, LM), Tanya DeMent (LE*), Michael J. Golden (EM) CONSTANGY, BROOKS, SMITH & PROPHETE Mark R. Flora (EM, LE*, LM) CORNELL SMITH MIERL & BRUTOCAO Scott Brutocao (EM, LE*), Connie Cornell (EM, LM), Steven L. Mierl (EI, EM, LE*, LM), Edward M. Smith (EM, LM) DAVID VAN OS & ASSOCIATES David Van Os (LU) DEATS, DURST, OWEN & LEVY B. Craig Deats (EI), Philip Durst (EI), Martha P. Owen (EI) DESHAZO & NESBITT Thomas A. Nesbitt (EI, EM, LE*, LM) GLENDA PITTMAN & ASSOCIATES Glenda L. Pittman (LU) JACKSON LEWIS A. Robert Fischer (EM, LE*) KATOR, PARKS, & WEISER David Weiser (EI) KRONENBERGER LAW FIRM Gregg R. Kronenberger (EM, LM) NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Brian S. Greig (EM, LE*, LM) OGLETREE, DEAKINS, NASH, SMOAK & STEWART Michael W. Fox (EM, LE*), Bruce A. Griggs (EM, LM) STRASBURGER & PRICE F. Brian Graham (EM) WEISBART SPRINGER HAYES Sherrard L. Hayes II (EM, LM), Geoffrey D. Weisbart (LE*)

LAND USE & ZONING LAW ARMBRUST & BROWN David B. Armbrust, Richard T. Suttle, Jr. MCLEAN & HOWARD Jeffrey S. Howard

LEGAL MALPRACTICE LAW BYRD DAVIS FURMAN & ALDEN Don L. Davis (P)

FISH & RICHARDSON William Jacks (D, P) GEORGE BROTHERS KINCAID & HORTON D. Douglas Brothers (P) SCOTT, DOUGLASS & MCCONNICO Stephen E. McConnico (D) SPIVEY & GRIGG Broadus A. Spivey (D, P)

LEVERAGED BUYOUTS & PRIVATE EQUITY LAW WINSTEAD J. Rowland Cook

LITIGATION - REGULATORY ENFORCEMENT (SEC, TELECOM, ENERGY) GRAVES, DOUGHERTY, HEARON & MOODY Robert J. Hearon, Jr. HOWRY, BREEN, & HERMAN Randy R. Howry JACKSON WALKER Thomas T. Rogers

MASS TORT LITIGATION / CLASS ACTIONS GORDON & REES Kenneth J. Ferguson (D)

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAW FISH & RICHARDSON William Jacks (P) GERMER GERTZ Missy K. Atwood (D), Mark T. Beaman (D) NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Yvonne K. Puig (D), Terry O. Tottenham (D) WHITEHURST, HARKNESS, BREES, CHENG, ALSAFFAR & HIGGINBOTHAM William O. Whitehurst (P)

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS LAW BAKER BOTTS Michael L. Bengtson

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HURST SAVAGE & VANDERBURG Susan J. Savage, Ann E. Vanderburg HUSCH BLACKWELL Robert L. Davis, Robert Werner JACKSON WALKER James M. Alsup, Steven R. Martens, Timothy C. Taylor, Gerald Scott Webberman KUPERMAN, ORR & ALBERS Rick M. Albers LAW OFFICES OF SCOTT MOORE Scott Moore* LOCKE LORD Brad B. Hawley, L. Jeffery Hubenak, Tai C. Tran MCGINNIS LOCHRIDGE Kevin Michael Beiter* METCALFE WOLFF STUART & WILLIAMS David A. Wolff NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Robert G. Converse, Amy M. Mitchell, Jane Snoddy Smith** RATLIFF LAW FIRM MINING LAW Shannon H. Ratliff* LAW OFFICES OF ROGER P. NEVOLA SNEED, VINE & PERRY Roger P. Nevola William D. Brown PRODUCT LIABILITY NATIVE AMERICAN LAW STAHL BERNAL & DAVIES LITIGATION Thomas I. Davies, Brent G. Stahl TEXAS STAR ALLIANCE GERMER GERTZ John Robert Pitts STRASBURGER & PRICE Thomas M. Bullion III (D), Richard H. James T. Cameron Grafton (D) NATURAL RESOURCES LAW WEISBART SPRINGER HAYES GRAVES, DOUGHERTY, HEARON & MOODY GORDON & REES Geoffrey D. 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Johnson MCCALL, PARKHURST & HORTON Lindauer (R, S) MCGINNIS LOCHRIDGE Carol Polumbo Kevin Michael Beiter, Patton G. SECURITIZATION & Lochridge RAILROAD LAW STRUCTURED FINANCE LAW RATLIFF LAW FIRM BURNS ANDERSON JURY & BRENNER BAKER BOTTS Shannon H. Ratliff Robert B. Burns, Jr. William F. Stutts SCOTT, DOUGLASS & MCCONNICO REAL ESTATE LAW James N. Cowden, Douglas Jackson TAX LAW Dashiell, Carroll G. Martin, Elizabeth ARMBRUST & BROWN N. Miller, John G. Soule, H. Philip ALMANZA, BLACKBURN & DICKIE David B. Armbrust, Kimberly S. Whitworth, Jr. Martha S. Dickie* Beckham, Frank B. Brown, Samuel D. Byars, Mark L. Hawkins, Wayne ARMBRUST & BROWN PERSONAL INJURY S. Hollingsworth, Kenneth N. Jones, Frank B. Brown LITIGATION Gregg C. Krumme, Sue Brooks BECKETT TACKETT & JETEL Littlefield BYRD DAVIS FURMAN & ALDEN Carolyn M. Beckett Robert C. Alden (P), Don L. Davis (P), COOK BROOKS JOHNSON BRACEWELL & GIULIANI James H. Furman (P) Michael L. Cook R. Joe Hull COX SMITH MATTHEWS INCORPORATED CHAMBERLAIN MCHANEY BRORBY, CROZIER & DOBIE Mary Schaerdel Dietz* David E. Chamberlain (D, P) Thomas J. Brorby, Brian W. Crozier 512.474.9124 | page 35 DLA PIPER COOK BROOKS JOHNSON Royce J. Hailey, Jr. Michael L. Cook** CRAIG D. BALL DUBOIS, BRYANT & CAMPBELL Craig D. Ball (P) BRYANT & CAMPBELL William Charles Bryant, Robert F. Dubois DUBOIS, Bryan W. Lee, Ira A. Lipstet DIES & HILE III**, Richard C. Reed III Richard C. Hile (P) DUGGINS WREN MANN & ROMERO FOSTER RAMSEY C. Joseph Cain GERMER GERTZ John L. Foster* Mark T. Beaman (D), Thomas M. Bullion SWANGER RIPP & PHILLIPS GRAVES, DOUGHERTY, HEARON & MOODY GIORDANI III (D), Richard H. Grafton (D) Stephen L. Phillips William Terry Bray, Stephen W. Butler, GORDON & REES HUGHES VANDERBURG WILLIAMS & R. Alan Haywood, David Herndon, Kenneth J. Ferguson (D) BARTOLETTI William H. Locke, Jr., Rick Triplett Terry Lee Vanderburg HOWRY, BREEN, & HERMAN GRAY & BECKER Sean E. Breen (D, P), Randy R. KUPERMAN, ORR & ALBERS Richard Edwin Gray III* Howry (D, P) David I. Kuperman HAWKEYE PARTNERS HULL HENRICKS MARTENS, TODD & LEONARD James A. Taylor Michael S. Hull (D) James F. Martens HOHMANN, TAUBE & SUMMERS LAW OFFICE OF GEORGE BUTTS MCGINNIS LOCHRIDGE Eric J. Taube* George B. Butts (D) Robert E. Reetz, Jr. HOWRY, BREEN, & HERMAN MUELLER LAW MONDRIK & ASSOCIATES Randy R. Howry* Mark R. Mueller (P) Christina A. Mondrik*

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ORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Yvonne K. Puig (D), Terry O. Tottenham (D) RICK FREEMAN Rick Freeman (P) SCOTT, DOUGLASS & MCCONNICO Stephen E. McConnico (D) SLACK & DAVIS Mike Davis (P), Michael L. Slack (P) SPIVEY & GRIGG Richard Alan Grigg (P), Broadus A. Spivey (P) THE CHRISTENSEN LAW FIRM Daniel J. Christensen (P) THOMPSON, COE, COUSINS & IRONS Jeffrey D. Otto (D), Ronald D. Wamsted (D) WHITEHURST, HARKNESS, BREES, CHENG, ALSAFFAR & HIGGINBOTHAM Eugene W. Brees II (P), Thomas R. Harkness (P), William O. Whitehurst (P) WINCKLER & HARVEY Jay Harvey (P), Jay Winckler (P) WRIGHT AND GREENHILL David P. Boyce (D), Archie Carl Pierce (D)

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TECHNOLOGY LAW PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN Edward A. Cavazos WILLIAM A. BROUSSARD William A. Broussard, Sr.

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VENTURE CAPITAL LAW DLA PIPER Paul E. Hurdlow VINSON & ELKINS J. Wesley Jones, William R. Volk WILSON SONSINI GOODRICH & ROSATI Paul R. Tobias

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KG STRATEGIES R. Kinnan Golemon LAW OFFICES OF KEN RAMIREZ Kenneth R. Ramirez LAW OFFICES OF ROGER P. NEVOLA Roger P. Nevola LLOYD GOSSELINK ROCHELLE & TOWNSEND Michael A. Gershon, Jason T. Hill R. WALTON SHELTON, ATTORNEY AT LAW R. Walton Shelton SAHS & ASSOCIATES Mary K. Sahs SMILEY LAW FIRM Cynthia C. Smiley WEISBART SPRINGER HAYES P. Bane Phillippi

BAYTOWN ELDER LAW PI-YI MAYO ATTORNEY AT LAW Pi-Yi G. Mayo

BEAUMONT ADMINISTRATIVE / REGULATORY LAW BENCKENSTEIN & OXFORD Hubert Oxford III

ADMIRALTY & MARITIME LAW BENCKENSTEIN & OXFORD Hubert Oxford III, Hubert Oxford IV, Alan G. Sampson

ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION MEHAFFYWEBER Robert A. Black (A, M)

APPELLATE PRACTICE MEHAFFYWEBER Robert A. Black

BANKING & FINANCE LAW ORGAIN, BELL & TUCKER Gary Neale Reger (B*) SNIDER LAW FIRM Walter D. Snider (B) WELLS, PEYTON, GREENBERG & HUNT Phil Dunlap (B)

BANKRUPTCY & CREDITOR DEBTOR RIGHTS / INSOLVENCY & REORGANIZATION LAW ORGAIN, BELL & TUCKER Gary Neale Reger*

CRIMINAL DEFENSE: WHITE-COLLAR DAVID E. GROVE David E. Grove JOSEPH C. HAWTHORN Joseph C. Hawthorn ORGAIN, BELL & TUCKER Gilbert I. Low

EDUCATION LAW WELLS, PEYTON, GREENBERG & HUNT Tanner T. Hunt, Jr.

ELDER LAW RANDY E. DREWETT Randy Drewett

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS (ERISA) LAW CREIGHTON, FOX, JOHNSON & MILLS John Creighton III

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW DAVID E. GROVE David E. Grove MEHAFFYWEBER M. C. Carrington* STRONG PIPKIN BISSELL & LEDYARD Michael T. Bridwell

FAMILY LAW DAVID E. GROVE David E. Grove

HEALTH CARE LAW MEHAFFYWEBER Patricia D. Chamblin ORGAIN, BELL & TUCKER Jo Ben Whittenburg

INSURANCE LAW MEHAFFYWEBER Louis M. Scofield, Jr. ORGAIN, BELL & TUCKER Greg C. Wilkins PATE & SPIVEY Gordon R. Pate, Sr. WELLER, GREEN, TOUPS & TERRELL Edward H. Green

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW MEHAFFYWEBER M. C. Carrington (P*) ORGAIN, BELL & TUCKER J. Hoke Peacock II (IP*) THE HEARTFIELD LAW FIRM J. Thad Heartfield (IP*)

LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW COLLABORATIVE LAW: CIVIL ORGAIN, BELL & TUCKER

BENCKENSTEIN & OXFORD Hubert Oxford III

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Robert J. Hambright (EM, LE*, LM)

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MEHAFFYWEBER M. C. Carrington ORGAIN, BELL & TUCKER Gilbert I. Low, J. Hoke Peacock II PROVOST UMPHREY LAW FIRM Paul F. Ferguson, Jr. 888.333.1317 | page 11

BENCKENSTEIN & OXFORD Hubert Oxford III (P) ORGAIN, BELL & TUCKER S. Donean Surratt (D) PROVOST UMPHREY LAW FIRM Matthew C. Matheny (P) 888.333.1317 | page 11

REAUD, MORGAN & QUINN Wayne A. Reaud STRONG PIPKIN BISSELL & LEDYARD Michael T. Bridwell WELLS, PEYTON, GREENBERG & HUNT Bruce M. Partain

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BAKER BOTTS Molly J. Cagle BICKERSTAFF, HEATH, DELGADO & ACOSTA Douglas G. Caroom COX SMITH MATTHEWS INCORPORATED CORPORATE LAW Keith A. Shuley ORGAIN, BELL & TUCKER EWELL, BROWN & BLANKE Benny H. Hughes, Jr. David P. Blanke GRAVES, DOUGHERTY, HEARON & MOODY CRIMINAL DEFENSE: Robin A. Melvin NON-WHITE-COLLAR HAYNES AND BOONE DAVID E. GROVE Jeff Civins David E. Grove JACKSON WALKER JOSEPH C. HAWTHORN Leonard H. Dougal Joseph C. Hawthorn KATTEN MUCHIN ROSENMAN Sara Marquis Burgin

MUNICIPAL LAW ORGAIN, BELL & TUCKER Nathan M. Brandimarte*

OIL & GAS LAW ORGAIN, BELL & TUCKER J. Hoke Peacock II

PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION BENCKENSTEIN & OXFORD Hubert Oxford III (D, P) CALVERT EAVES CLARKE & STELLY Frank D. Calvert (D) CLAY DUGAS & ASSOCIATES Clay Dugas (P) GERMER GERTZ Lawrence L. Germer (D), Larry J. Simmons, Jr. (D), J. Mitchell Smith (D)

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MEHAFFYWEBER Barbara Jane Barron (D), Robert A. Black (D), M. C. Carrington (D), Patricia D. Chamblin (D), Sandra F. Clark (D), Louis M. Scofield, Jr. (D), Michele Y. Smith (D) ORGAIN, BELL & TUCKER Jack P. Carroll (D), Gilbert I. Low (D), Jo Ben Whittenburg (D), Greg C. Wilkins (D) PROVOST UMPHREY LAW FIRM Paul F. Ferguson, Jr. (P), Joe J. Fisher II (P), Edward Fisher (P), Matthew C. Matheny (P), D'juana Parks (P), James E. Payne (P), Thomas Walter Umphrey (P) 888.333.1317 | page 11

STRONG PIPKIN BISSELL & LEDYARD Michael L. Baker (D), Michael T. Bridwell (D), David W. Ledyard (D)

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CREIGHTON, FOX, JOHNSON & MILLS John W. Johnson** GERMER GERTZ C. Cohron Crutchfield, Jr., C. Scott Mann, Jr. ORGAIN, BELL & TUCKER J. Hoke Peacock II*, Gary Neale Reger* STRONG PIPKIN BISSELL & LEDYARD Greg M. Dykeman* THOMAS J. SIBLEY REAUD, MORGAN & QUINN Thomas J. Sibley* Glen W. Morgan (P), Wayne A. Reaud (P) WELLS, PEYTON, GREENBERG & HUNT STRONG PIPKIN BISSELL & LEDYARD Phil Dunlap Michael L. Baker (D, P), Greg M. Dykeman (D), David W. Ledyard (D) TAX LAW SUTTON & JACOBS CREIGHTON, FOX, JOHNSON & MILLS Brian D. Sutton (P) John Creighton III THE LAW OFFICES OF BRENT COON & WELLS, PEYTON, GREENBERG & HUNT ASSOCIATES S. L. Greenberg Brent W. Coon (P) TRUSTS & ESTATES WELLER, GREEN, TOUPS & TERRELL Mitchell A. Toups (P) CREIGHTON, FOX, JOHNSON & MILLS John Creighton III PRODUCT LIABILITY H. BANKER PHARES LITIGATION H. Banker Phares BENCKENSTEIN & OXFORD MEHAFFYWEBER Hubert Oxford III (D) Joseph E. Broussard IV MEHAFFYWEBER THE YOES LAW FIRM Barbara Jane Barron (D), Robert A. Black (D), Sandra F. Clark (D), Louis M. William H. Yoes Scofield, Jr. (D), Michele Y. Smith (D) WELLS, PEYTON, GREENBERG & HUNT S. L. Greenberg, John B. Quigley ORGAIN, BELL & TUCKER Greg C. Wilkins (D) BELLAIRE PROVOST UMPHREY LAW FIRM Bryan O. Blevins, Jr. (P), Paul F. CRIMINAL DEFENSE: Ferguson, Jr. (P), Aaryn Kemp Giblin (P) WHITE-COLLAR 888.333.1317 | page 11 GEORGE D. MURPHY. JR. George Murphy REAUD, MORGAN & QUINN Wayne A. Reaud (D, P)

ELDER LAW WRIGHT ABSHIRE, ATTORNEYS Molly Dear Abshire, Wesley E. Wright

FAMILY LAW LAW OFFICE OF ROBERT S. HOFFMAN Robert S. Hoffman LINDA ANN HINDS Linda Ann Hinds

IMMIGRATION LAW PRUDHOMME LAW OFFICE M. Edwin Prudhomme THE RUSHTON LAW FIRM Lawrence E. Rushton

PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION MCCORMICK, LANZA & MCNEEL Nicholas J. Lanza (D)

REAL ESTATE LAW CHARLES J. JACOBUS Charles J. Jacobus

TRUSTS & ESTATES WRIGHT ABSHIRE, ATTORNEYS Molly Dear Abshire

BOERNE BANKING & FINANCE LAW EDWARD G. VAUGHAN Edward G. Vaughan (B)

BRENHAM CRIMINAL DEFENSE: WHITE-COLLAR LARRY P. URQUHART Larry P. Urquhart

ELDER LAW MOORMAN TATE HALEY UPCHURCH & YATES Laura Upchurch

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TRUSTS & ESTATES MOORMAN TATE HALEY UPCHURCH & YATES R. Hal Moorman**

BROWNSVILLE PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION COLVIN, CHANEY, SAENZ & RODRIGUEZ Mitchell C. Chaney (D), Jaime Arturo Saenz (D)

BRYAN NATURAL RESOURCES LAW BRUCHEZ, GOSS, THORNTON, MERENOFF & HAWTHORNE Ernest V. Bruchez, Jr.

CARROLLTON ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION LAW OFFICES OF SHERRIE R. ABNEY Sherrie R. Abney (M)

COLLABORATIVE LAW: CIVIL LAW OFFICES OF SHERRIE R. ABNEY Sherrie R. Abney

COLLEYVILLE ENVIRONMENTAL LAW JAMES Walter D. James III*

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CRIMINAL DEFENSE: NON-WHITE-COLLAR

ADMIRALTY & MARITIME LAW ROYSTON, RAYZOR, VICKERY & WILLIAMS Ralph F. Meyer

BANKRUPTCY & CREDITOR DEBTOR RIGHTS / INSOLVENCY & REORGANIZATION LAW JORDAN, HYDEN, WOMBLE, CULBRETH & HOLZER Shelby A. Jordan**

BRANSCOMB James H. Robichaux CANALES & SIMONSON Jose A. Canales HARRIS & GREENWELL Andrew M. Greenwell, James R. Harris HUSEMAN & STEWART F. Van Huseman THE RANGEL LAW FIRM Jorge C. Rangel

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION BRANSCOMB Jim Clancy, James H. Robichaux CANALES & SIMONSON Jose A. Canales HARRIS & GREENWELL Andrew M. Greenwell, James R. Harris HUSEMAN & STEWART F. Van Huseman THE RANGEL LAW FIRM Jorge C. Rangel GARY, THOMASSON, HALL & MARKS Charles W. Thomasson

CRIMINAL DEFENSE: WHITE-COLLAR CANALES & SIMONSON Jose A. Canales HARRIS & GREENWELL Andrew M. Greenwell

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS (ERISA) LAW GARY, THOMASSON, HALL & MARKS Gerald W. Ostarch

BET-THE-COMPANY LITIGATION

CORPORATE LAW

CANALES & SIMONSON Jose A. Canales

ENERGY LAW BRANSCOMB H. Scott Taylor

FAMILY LAW COOVER & COOVER Ann E. Coover LAW OFFICE OF WILLIAM A. DUDLEY William A. Dudley

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW DAVIS, HUTCHINSON & WILKERSON Craig A. Ansel (C, IP*) HUSEMAN & STEWART F. Van Huseman (IP*)

MASS TORT LITIGATION / CLASS ACTIONS BRANSCOMB James H. Robichaux (D)

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAW THE EDWARDS LAW FIRM William R. Edwards (P)

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JAMS Hugh E. Hackney (A), Cecilia H. Morgan (A, M) LAW OFFICE OF GAYNELL C. METHVIN CANALES & SIMONSON Gaynell C. Methvin (M) Jose A. Canales (D, P) LAW OFFICES OF CHRISTOPHER NOLLAND CONSTANT LAW FIRM Christopher Marc Nolland (M) Anthony F. Constant (P) LAWRENCE R. MAXWELL, JR. DONNELL, ABERNETHY & KIESCHNICK Lawrence R. Maxwell, Jr. (A, M) William A. Abernethy (D) MAXEL SILVERBERG HARTLINE DACUS BARGER DREYER Maxel Silverberg (A, M) Darrell L. Barger (D), Richard W. Crews (D), Michael G. Terry (D, P) THOMPSON & KNIGHT Frank Finn (A, M) HUSEMAN & STEWART F. Van Huseman (D) VERNERBRUMLEYMCCURLEY Janet P. Brumley (M) MCKIBBEN & VILLARREAL James F. McKibben, Jr. (D) WILL PRYOR MEDIATION & ARBITRATION Will Pryor (A, M) PERRY & HAAS Rene M. Haas (P), David L. Perry (P) WINSTEAD ROYSTON, RAYZOR, VICKERY & WILLIAMS Jay J. Madrid (M) William W. Pierson (D) ANTITRUST LAW TEKELL, BOOK, MATTHEWS & LIMMER ANDREWS KURTH William C. Book, Jr. (D) Jerry L. Beane*, Kay Lynn THE ALLISON LAW FIRM Brumbaugh** Guy H. Allison (D, P) GARDERE WYNNE SEWELL THE EDWARDS LAW FIRM Mark W. Bayer*, Curtis L. Frisbie, Jr.*, William R. Edwards (P), William R. Joe B. Harrison* Edwards III (P) GIBSON DUNN THE RANGEL LAW FIRM Veronica S. Lewis*, Brian E. Jorge C. Rangel (D) Robison**, M. Sean Royall**, Robert TONY PLETCHER C. Walters** Anthony E. Pletcher (D, P) HAYNES AND BOONE Kathleen M. Beasley**, Stacy L. PRODUCT LIABILITY Brainin*, Ronald W. Breaux**, Robin LITIGATION P. Hartmann*, Barry F. McNeil**, John Turner* HARTLINE DACUS BARGER DREYER Darrell L. Barger (D) JACKSON WALKER Robert M. Cohan**, Kathleen M. TONY PLETCHER LaValle* Anthony E. Pletcher (P) JONES DAY REAL ESTATE LAW Thomas R. Jackson* BRANSCOMB LAW OFFICES OF ALAN W. HARRIS Craig L. Williams Alan W. Harris* DAVID Z. CONOLY LOCKE LORD David Z. Conoly** Bradley C. Weber WOOD, BOYKIN & WOLTER NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Stewart N. Rice Rodney Acker* SUSMAN GODFREY TAX LAW Barry C. Barnett*, Ophelia F. Cami単a* BRANSCOMB THOMPSON & KNIGHT Kenton E. McDonald** L. James Berglund II**, Gregory S.C. Huffman**, William M. Katz, Jr.**, GARY, THOMASSON, HALL & MARKS Timothy R. McCormick Gerald W. Ostarch VINSON & ELKINS TRUSTS & ESTATES Russell Yager BRANSCOMB APPELLATE PRACTICE Omar Javier Leal, Scott L. Sherman**, Michael W. Stukenberg ALEXANDER DUBOSE JEFFERSON & TOWNSEND DAVIS, HUTCHINSON & WILKERSON LaDawn H. Conway, Charles T. Martin C. Davis Frazier, Jr. HUSEMAN & STEWART BAKER BOTTS F. Van Huseman* Samara L. Kline WELDER LESHIN CHAD RUBACK, APPELLATE LAWYER Richard L. Leshin Chad Ruback CRYSTAL CITY COOPER & SCULLY R. Brent Cooper REAL ESTATE LAW COWLES & THOMPSON JOSEPH W. TAYLOR R. Michael Northrup Joseph W. Taylor GEORGANNA L. SIMPSON Georganna L. Simpson DALLAS GIBSON DUNN James C. Ho ADMINISTRATIVE / REGULATORY LAW HANKINSON Deborah G. Hankinson STRASBURGER & PRICE HAWKINS PARNELL THACKSTON & YOUNG P. Michael Jung Robert Gilbreath VINSON & ELKINS HAYNES AND BOONE Richard L. Adams Nina Cortell, Anne M. Johnson ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE LEVINGER RESOLUTION Jeffrey S. Levinger BURDIN MEDIATIONS LOCKE LORD J. Michael Amis (M), Mary M. Burdin (M), Cynthia Timms Suzanne Duvall (M), Ken Rubenstein LYNN TILLOTSON PINKER & COX (M), Paul L. Salzberger (M), Melvin H. David Coale Wolovits (A, M) MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS COX SMITH MATTHEWS INCORPORATED Allyson N. Ho William Frank Carroll (A, M) ORSINGER, NELSON, DOWNING & EARL F. HALE, JR. ANDERSON Earl F. Hale, Jr. (A, M) Richard R. Orsinger FORD NASSEN & BALDWIN POLSINELLI Jeffrey A. Ford (A, M) Leane K. Capps GILBERT MEDIATION GROUP POWELL Courtenay L. Bass (M), Mark W. Gilbert SIDNEY Sidney K. Powell (A, M), Walter E. Parker, Jr. (A, M) SORRELS, UDASHEN & ANTON GODWIN LEWIS Robert N. Udashen, Gary A. Udashen Marilea Lewis (M) STRASBURGER & PRICE 214.939.4400 | page 21 P. Michael Jung

PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION

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THOMPSON & KNIGHT G. Luke Ashley, Scott P. Stolley VINSON & ELKINS Thomas S. Leatherbury WILLIAM V. DORSANEO, III William V. Dorsaneo III

BUSCH RUOTOLO SIMPSON N. Henry Simpson* CAVAZOS, HENDRICKS, POIROT & SMITHAM Charles B. Hendricks COX SMITH MATTHEWS INCORPORATED Mark E. Andrews, George H. Tarpley MEADOWS BANKING & FINANCE LAW CULHANE Lynnette R. Warman ANDREWS KURTH DIAMOND MCCARTHY David Barbour (B) James D. McCarthy BAKER BOTTS DYKEMA GOSSETT Alison C. Boren (B), Roderick A. Goyne William Finkelstein (B), George C. Lamb III (B*), Timothy GARDERE WYNNE SEWELL W. Mountz (B, B*), Calvin R. Phelan Marcus Helt, Stephen A. McCartin**, II (B, B*, R) Holland N. O'Neil**, Deirdre B. BRACEWELL & GIULIANI Ruckman** Sanford M. Brown (B, R) GIBSON DUNN CONDON THORNTON SLADEK HARRELL Robert B. Krakow* Mark B. Knowles (B) GRAY REED & MCGRAW COX SMITH MATTHEWS INCORPORATED Jason S. Brookner William Frank Carroll (B) HAYNES AND BOONE DLA PIPER Robert D. Albergotti, Thomas E. Kurth*, Karl G. Dial (B*) Mark X. Mullin, Robin E. Phelan** GARDERE WYNNE SEWELL JACKSON WALKER Steven S. Camp (B) Michael S. Held** GREENBERG TRAURIG JONES DAY Nan B. Braley (B), Heather E. Gregory M. Gordon Moulder (B) K&L GATES HAYNES AND BOONE Craig W. Budner* Terry W. Conner (B), Thomas E. Kurth KANE RUSSELL COLEMAN & LOGAN (B*), Scott G. Night (B), F. John Podvin Joseph M. Coleman**, Joseph Jr. (R), Kenneth A. Rogers (B), Robert Friedman E. Wilson (B) KESSLER COLLINS HOLLAND & KNIGHT Richard D. Pullman* James C. Chadwick (B) LAW OFFICES OF JUDITH ROSS HUNTON & WILLIAMS Judith W. Ross** Daniel C. Garner (B) LAW OFFICES OF MIKE ANGLIN JACKSON WALKER Michael W. Anglin** Gordon M. Shapiro (B*) LOCKE LORD JAMESON & POWERS Thomas A. Connop* Gene Lanier Jameson (R) MACDONALD + MACDONALD K&L GATES Mark E. MacDonald** Craig W. Budner (B*), Gary G. Null (B) MCGLINCHEY STAFFORD KESSLER COLLINS Steven T. Holmes Richard D. Pullman (B*) MCGUIRE, CRADDOCK & STROTHER LOCKE LORD J. Mark Chevallier** Robert T. Mowrey (B*) MCGUIREWOODS MCGLINCHEY STAFFORD Mark A. Platt Terry G. Freeman (B) MCKOOL SMITH MCKOOL SMITH Lewis T. LeClair* Gary J. Cruciani (B*), Thomas A. Graves (B*), Mike McKool (B*) MUNSCH HARDT KOPF & HARR Kevin M. Lippman**, E. Lee Morris**, MUNSCH HARDT KOPF & HARR Russell L. Munsch**, Joseph J. Jeffrey D. Dunn (B, B*, R), Charles A. Wielebinski** Guerin (B) NELIGAN FOLEY NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Patrick J. Neligan, Jr. Rodney Acker (B*), Theodore William Daniel (B*), Brett H. Todd (B) NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Toby L. Gerber**, Louis R. Strubeck, Jr. ROBERT F. SEE, JR. & ASSOCIATES Robert F. See, Jr. (B) PERKINS COIE John D. Penn** SIDLEY AUSTIN Kelly M. Dybala (B), Angela L. PRONSKE GOOLSBY & KATHMAN Fontana (B) Gerrit M. Pronske THOMPSON & KNIGHT ROCHELLE MCCULLOUGH Dorothy H. Bjorck (B), O. Paul Corley, Scott DeWolf, Michael R. Rochelle** Jr. (B, R), M. Lawrence Hicks, Jr. (B), STRASBURGER & PRICE Robert B. Jackson (B, B*, R), James Mark E. Golman W. McKellar (B), John W. Rain (B), Stephen C. Rasch (B*), Harry M. THOMPSON & KNIGHT Roberts, Jr. (B), Shad E. Sumrow (B), David M. Bennett** Ben B. West (B) VINSON & ELKINS VINSON & ELKINS Josiah M. Daniel III**, Paul E. Heath, James A. Markus (B), Erec R. James J. Lee**, James A. Markus, Winandy (B) William L. Wallander WEIL, GOTSHAL & MANGES WEIL, GOTSHAL & MANGES T. Ray Guy (B*), Courtney Solcher Martin A. Sosland, Stephen A. Youngman Marcus (B), Glenn D. West (B) WICK PHILLIPS GOULD & MARTIN WINSTEAD Brant C. Martin*, Bryan J. Wick* W. Mike Baggett (B*), Talmage Boston (B*), Joe T. Hyde (B), Jennifer D. Knapek WINSTEAD Eli O. Columbus, R. Michael Farquhar**, (B), Richard C. Leucht II (B), James Phillip L. Lamberson**, John T. Mitchell R. Littlejohn (B), John T. Mitchell (B), Michael K. O'Neal (B, R), Melissa Ruman WRIGHT GINSBERG BRUSILOW Stewart (B), Daniel F. Susie (B), Emeline E. Paul Keiffer**, Frank J. Wright Yang (B)

BANKRUPTCY & CREDITOR DEBTOR RIGHTS / INSOLVENCY & REORGANIZATION LAW

BET-THE-COMPANY LITIGATION

BAKER BOTTS Calvin R. Phelan II BICKEL & BREWER William A. Brewer III AKIN GUMP STRAUSS HAUER & FELD Charles R. Gibbs** CARRINGTON, COLEMAN, SLOMAN & BLUMENTHAL BAKER BOTTS James E. Coleman, Jr., Fletcher L. Omar J. Alaniz, Jack L. Kinzie**, Yarbrough Samara L. Kline*, George C. Lamb III*, Calvin R. Phelan II*, James Prince II** CARTER SCHOLER ARNETT HAMADA & MOCKLER BRACEWELL & GIULIANI E. Leon Carter Samuel M. Stricklin COBB MARTINEZ WOODWARD BRYAN CAVE William D. Cobb, Jr. Keith Miles Aurzada**

PROFILED FIRMS/ NAMES IN RED INDICATE LAWYERS OF THE YEAR LAWYERS

DLA PIPER Karl G. Dial FIGARI & DAVENPORT Mark T. Davenport, A. Erin Dwyer, Ernest E. Figari, Jr. FISH & RICHARDSON Thomas M. Melsheimer GIBSON DUNN William B. Dawson HAYNES AND BOONE George W. Bramblett, Jr., Nina Cortell, Barry F. McNeil JACKSON WALKER Mark T. Josephs, Paul C. Watler K&L GATES Robert Edwin Davis LAW OFFICES OF SHIRLEY BACCUS-LOBEL Shirley Baccus-Lobel LEVINGER Jeffrey S. Levinger LOCKE LORD George E. Bowles, Harriet Miers LOEWINSOHN FLEGLE DEARY Alan S. Loewinsohn LYNN TILLOTSON PINKER & COX Eric W. Pinker MCKOOL SMITH Samuel F. Baxter, Lewis T. LeClair, Mike McKool, Theodore Stevenson III NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Rodney Acker, Jonathan B. Skidmore SAYLES WERBNER Richard A. Sayles, Mark S. Werbner STRASBURGER & PRICE P. Michael Jung, David N. Kitner SUSMAN GODFREY Barry C. Barnett, Terrell W. Oxford THE SCHMIDT FIRM James Holmes THOMPSON & KNIGHT George C. Chapman, Craig A. Haynes, Gregory S.C. Huffman, John H. Martin, Timothy R. McCormick VINSON & ELKINS Thomas S. Leatherbury, William D. Sims, Jr.

BIOTECHNOLOGY LAW DENTONS Robert Eldon Hanson, Jr. GIBSON DUNN Tracey B. Davies

BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS (INCLUDING LLCS & PARTNERSHIPS) WINSTEAD Daniel H. Branch

COLLABORATIVE LAW: CIVIL BURDIN MEDIATIONS Melvin H. Wolovits EILEEN HALL, ATTORNEY AT LAW Eileen Hall FISHER & WELCH Shannon L. K. Welch LAW FIRM OF LAWRENCE G. NEWMAN Lawrence G. Newman LAW OFFICE OF BARKLEY T. MILLER Barkley T. Miller LAW OFFICES OF W.C. ROBERTS, JR. William C. Roberts, Jr. LAWRENCE R. MAXWELL, JR. Lawrence R. Maxwell, Jr. SHACKELFORD, MELTON, MCKINLEY & NORTON Nicole T. LeBoeuf SNELL WYLIE & TIBBALS Robert C. Prather, Sr.

COLLABORATIVE LAW: FAMILY LAW CALABRESE HUFF Carla M. Calabrese FULLER MEDIATIONS Kevin R. Fuller GORANSON BAIN Paula Larsen JODY LYNN JOHNSON Jody L. Johnson KOONSFULLER Elizabeth L. Porter QUAID FARISH Christopher M. Farish, Julie Quaid VERNERBRUMLEYMCCURLEY Janet P. Brumley

COMMERCIAL FINANCE LAW HAYNES AND BOONE W. Scott Wallace

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION AKIN GUMP STRAUSS HAUER & FELD Lisa S. Gallerano ANDREWS KURTH Jerry L. Beane, Michael L. Dinnin, Robert M. Hoffman, John H. McDowell, Jr. ATWOOD GAMEROS Roy T. Atwood BAKER & MCKENZIE Brian J. Hurst BAKER BOTTS Van H. Beckwith, Timothy S. Durst, Samara L. Kline, George C. Lamb III, Timothy W. Mountz, Calvin R. Phelan II BELL NUNNALLY & MARTIN Jeffrey S. Lowenstein BETSY WHITAKER Betsy Whitaker BICKEL & BREWER William A. Brewer III, James S. Renard BRACEWELL & GIULIANI Joseph M. Cox BUSCH RUOTOLO SIMPSON N. Henry Simpson CARRINGTON, COLEMAN, SLOMAN & BLUMENTHAL Ken Carroll, James E. Coleman, Jr., Bruce W. Collins, Tim Gavin, Monica Latin, Diane M. Sumoski, Fletcher L. Yarbrough CARTER SCHOLER ARNETT HAMADA & MOCKLER E. Leon Carter, Karen Gren Scholer COBB MARTINEZ WOODWARD William D. Cobb, Jr. CONNER & WINTERS Kevin H. Good COWLES & THOMPSON Sim Israeloff COX SMITH MATTHEWS INCORPORATED M. David Bryant, Jr., William Frank Carroll CROUCH & RAMEY W. Alan Wright DANIEL SHEEHAN & ASSOCIATES Daniel J. Sheehan Jr. DIAMOND MCCARTHY Ladd Hirsch, Mark K. Sales DLA PIPER Karl G. Dial, James R. Nelson ESTES OKON THORNE & CARR Carol C. Payne FARROW-GILLESPIE & HEATH Jennifer J. Spencer FIGARI & DAVENPORT Donald Colleluori, Mark T. Davenport, A. Erin Dwyer, Ernest E. Figari, Jr., Andrew G. Jubinsky FISH & RICHARDSON Thomas M. Melsheimer, Thomas B. Walsh IV FRIEDMAN AND FEIGER Marcos G. Ronquillo GARDERE WYNNE SEWELL Scott L. Davis, Marshall J. Doke, Jr., Craig B. Florence, Curtis L. Frisbie, Jr., Beverly B. Godbey, Joe B. Harrison GIBSON DUNN William B. Dawson, Robert B. Krakow, Veronica S. Lewis, Michael L. Raiff, Brian E. Robison, Robert C. Walters GODWIN LEWIS Donald E. Godwin, Carolyn R. Raines 214.939.4400 | page 21 GRAY REED & MCGRAW Charles W. Sartain GREENBERG TRAURIG Stephen C. Carlin GRUBER HURST JOHANSEN HAIL SHANK G. Michael Gruber, Orrin L. Harrison III, Michael K. Hurst, Mark A. Shank HAYNES AND BOONE Richard D. Anigian, George W. Bramblett, Jr., Ronald W. Breaux, Nina Cortell, Anne M. Johnson, Patrick Keating, Thomas E. Kurth, Barry F. McNeil HOLLINGSWORTH WALKER Cynthia C. Hollingsworth HOLMAN ROBERTSON ELDRIDGE Ronald O. Holman

PLEASE REFER TO THE KEY OF PRACTICE AREAS ON PAGE 16 FOR A DESCRIPTION OF ASTERISKS AND SPECIALTY ABBREVIATIONS.


AN IMMIGRATION POWERHOUSE Immigration law is highly complex, and we’ve all worked hard to become authorities in the area. –John W. Lawit

Left to right: David Strange, John W. Lawit, George Whittenburg

Whittenburg Strange & Walker, P.C., offers a highly experienced legal team that includes some of the region’s most respected immigration lawyers.

PHOTO BY JESSE HORNBUCKLE

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n Amarillo, Texas, you can still visit the downtown office where Whittenburg Strange & Walker was founded more than 40 years ago. It was here that George Whittenburg and his brother Mack established the firm that has since assisted thousands of clients around the world through its preeminent immigration and nationality law practice. “We are constantly seeking to raise the bar of our practice,” notes Whittenburg, who is board certified in civil trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. “Although we started off mainly handling oil and gas matters and business disputes, we’ve come to focus on the area of immigration law, and it has been very gratifying to see the impact we’ve been able to

have in this arena.” Over the years, Whittenburg Strange & Walker has represented countless business professionals and corporate clients on pressing immigration matters, earning a Tier 1 Dallas immigration law ranking from U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” The firm is known then for providing clients with genuine and compassionate counsel while fighting aggressively for their rights: an approach that derives very much from Whittenburg’s own history as a strong yet caring advocate for his clients. (A Texas Monthly writer observed, “In person, George possesses a congenial personality, but during a lawsuit, he is a pit bull.”) Indeed, Whittenburg Strange & Walker is well suited for the challenges that often arise in immigration cases. Its attorneys frequently lecture, write, and teach about issues pertaining to

the field, and collectively they and the firm’s staff members are fluent in 10 languages. “Our lawyers have significant experience in the full range of immigration matters,” observes Whittenburg, “particularly in the case of our two senior immigration attorneys, David Strange and John Lawit.” A partner at the firm, David N. Strange is board certified in immigration and nationality law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and he is currently pursuing an LLM at the Georgetown University Law Center. His background in immigration law includes providing pro bono services to the University of Houston Law Center’s immigration clinic, serving on a U.S. congressman’s immigration staff and practicing before immigration courts throughout Texas and the United States as well as at various U.S. consulates abroad. “I was drawn to this area because immigration law is such an intellectually challenging field to practice in, and also because of the personal nature of the work— in many cases, the livelihood and unity of a client’s family is at stake,” says Strange, who serves as an adjunct professor of immigration law at Texas Tech University School of Law. Given his knowledge in the area, Strange is now a leading voice on U.S. immigration policy. He has written opinion pieces and provided commentary on the topic of immigration reform—particularly President Obama’s executive actions on immigration—for a number of news outlets. He recently co-wrote with former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales the book A Conservative and Compassionate Approach to Immigration Reform: Perspectives from a Former U.S. Attorney General. “Immigration law is highly complex, and we’ve all worked hard to become authorities in

the area,” observes John Lawit, a senior immigration attorney at the firm’s Dallas office who has been included in The Best Lawyers in America for more than two decades. As a 37-year veteran, Lawit has experienced a number of milestones in his career, the most recent being his success in a highprofile case involving Sikh asylum seekers from India in which he was able to get orders of removal overturned for 25 detainees. “To be successful in these matters you have to be very thorough and selective in your practice,” notes Lawit, “and that’s how I ensure my clients are always well represented.” Beyond his practice, Lawit is an adjunct professor at Texas Tech University School of Law, and he recently taught a citizenship and naturalization law class for the State Bar of Texas’ annual immigration seminar. In April 2015, Lawit spoke on asylum law at a continuing legal education seminar sponsored by the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Dallas Bar Association (DBA). He also currently volunteers at Catholic Charities of Dallas, where he assists on asylum cases, and he co-chairs the DBA’s Immigration Law Study Group, which is working to create an immigration law section within the DBA. John Lawit is also a volunteer attorney with the Human Rights Initiative of North Texas (HRI), where he helps indigent, deserving juveniles, victims of domestic violence, and asylum seekers. “With David and John leading the way, our entire firm works as a team to help clients navigate the minefield of complex immigration laws,” says Whittenburg. “Everyone here is deeply committed to delivering the quality of service they would personally want provided for their own parents, spouses, and children.” www.bestlawyers.com | 23


2015

LINKED FIRMS/ NEWLY LISTED LAWYERS LAWYERS

JACKSON WALKER Robert M. Cohan, Mark T. Josephs, Robert P. Latham, Kathleen M. LaValle, Scott M. McElhaney, Retta A. Miller, David T. Moran, Robert F. Ruckman, Gordon M. Shapiro, Paul C. Watler JAMS Hugh E. Hackney JOHNSTON TOBEY Coyt Randal Johnston Sr. JONES DAY James P. Karen, Patricia J. Villareal K&L GATES Ann Marie Arcadi, Kim J. Askew, James H. Birch, Craig W. Budner, Paul R. Genender KANE RUSSELL COLEMAN & LOGAN Kenneth W. Biermacher KESSLER COLLINS Gary S. Kessler, Richard D. Pullman 214.379.0722 | page 39

WEIL, GOTSHAL & MANGES T. Ray Guy WINSTEAD W. Mike Baggett, Talmage Boston, James David Brown, Jeffrey A. Hage, Jay J. Madrid

COMMUNICATIONS LAW BAKER BOTTS Van H. Beckwith

CONSTRUCTION LAW

BELL NUNNALLY & MARTIN Mikel J. Bowers* CANTERBURY, GOOCH, SURRATT, SHAPIRO, STEIN & GASWIRTH Joseph F. Canterbury, Jr., W. Kyle Gooch, David G. Surratt, Sr.* CARRINGTON, COLEMAN, SLOMAN & BLUMENTHAL Cathy Altman* COWLES & THOMPSON KLEIMAN LAWRENCE BASKIND FITZGERALD Sim Israeloff* Paul D. Schoonover DOWNS STANFORD KONING RUBARTS R. Lynn Fielder Paul M. Koning, Bobby M. Rubarts FISK FIELDER ALEXANDER LAW OFFICES OF ALAN W. HARRIS Hollye C. Fisk* Alan W. Harris FORD NASSEN & BALDWIN James L. Deem, Jeffrey A. Ford, LAW OFFICES OF FRANK L. BRANSON Timothy D. Matheny, Robert L. Meyers Frank L. Branson, Debbie Branson III**, John W. Nassen** 214.522.0200 | page 42 GARDERE WYNNE SEWELL LAW OFFICES OF ROBERT D. ALLEN Joe B. Harrison* Robert D. Allen HUNTON & WILLIAMS LEVINGER Michael F. Albers Jeffrey S. Levinger JACKSON WALKER LOCKE LORD Michael W. Moran George E. Bowles, David Cabrales, Thomas A. Connop, Raymond E. LaDriere KESSLER COLLINS Gary S. Kessler* II, John P. McDonald, Harriet Miers, 214.379.0722 | page 39 Robert T. Mowrey, Michael V. Powell, J. Clint Schumacher, Thomas G. Yoxall KLEIMAN LAWRENCE BASKIND FITZGERALD LOEWINSOHN FLEGLE DEARY Laird Elizabeth Lawrence** David R. Deary, Jim L. Flegle, Alan S. LOCKE LORD Loewinsohn George E. Bowles* LYNN TILLOTSON PINKER & COX MATTHEWS, STEIN, SHIELS, PEARCE, David Coale, John T. Cox III, Michael P. KNOTT, EDEN & DAVIS Lynn, Eric W. Pinker Thomas Alan Shiels* MCKOOL SMITH NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Samuel F. Baxter, Gary J. Cruciani, Theodore William Daniel Robert Elkin, Thomas A. Graves, Lewis T. LeClair, Mike McKool, Theodore ROBERT ELDER JR. Stevenson III Robert C. Elder Jr. MONNING & WYNNE ROSENBERG PASCHALL JOHNSON W. Bruce Monning Paul B. Underkofler MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS SHACKELFORD, MELTON, MCKINLEY & Danny S. Ashby NORTON Mark S. McQuality** MUNCK WILSON MANDALA Walter A. Herring SLATES HARWELL Gregory A. Harwell, John W. Slates MUNSCH HARDT KOPF & HARR James D. Jordan, D. Ronald Reneker STRASBURGER & PRICE Duncan L. Clore, Michael Keeley, NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Christopher R. Ward Rodney Acker, Theodore William Daniel, Dan D. Davison, Brett C. Govett, Richard THE MILLER LAW FIRM S. Krumholz, Jonathan B. Skidmore, Michael A. Miller* Michael C. Steindorf, Michael A. THOMAS, FELDMAN & WILSHUSEN Swartzendruber Richard G. Thomas**, Fred D. Wilshusen REESE GORDON MARKETOS WINSTEAD Joel W. Reese Dale E. Butler**, Michelle I. Rieger SAYLES WERBNER Richard A. Sayles, Mark S. Werbner CORPORATE GOVERNANCE & SEDGWICK COMPLIANCE LAW W. Neil Rambin BAKER BOTTS SESSIONS, FISHMAN, NATHAN & ISRAEL John W. Martin (G) David R. Clouston CARRINGTON, COLEMAN, SLOMAN & SHACKELFORD, MELTON, MCKINLEY & BLUMENTHAL NORTON Jim A. Watson (C, G), Fletcher L. Martha Hardwick-Hofmeister Yarbrough (C, G) SIDLEY AUSTIN GARDERE WYNNE SEWELL Penny P. Reid Larry L. Schoenbrun (C, G) STRASBURGER & PRICE HAYNES AND BOONE P. Michael Jung, David N. Kitner, Toni Michael M. Boone (C, G) Scott Reed, Robert J. Witte JACKSON WALKER SUSMAN GODFREY Byron F. Egan (C, G) Barry C. Barnett, Ophelia F. Cami単a, NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Terrell W. Oxford Thomas William Hughes (G) THE LAW OFFICES OF THOMAS E. SHAW THOMPSON & KNIGHT Thomas E. Shaw William L. Banowsky (C, G) THE SCHMIDT FIRM VINSON & ELKINS James Holmes Michael A. Saslaw (C, G) THOMPSON & KNIGHT William L. Banowsky, L. James CORPORATE LAW Berglund II, George C. Chapman, Greg AKIN GUMP STRAUSS HAUER & FELD W. Curry, Craig A. Haynes, Gregory Garrett A. DeVries, Terry M. Schpok S.C. Huffman, William M. Katz, Jr., John A. Mackintosh, John H. Martin, ALSTON & BIRD David R. Noteware, Stephen C. Rasch Kate K. Moseley VINSON & ELKINS ANDREWS KURTH George M. Kryder, Thomas S. J. David Washburn Leatherbury, Michael A. Saslaw, BAKER & MCKENZIE William D. Sims, Jr., Matthew R. Amar Budarapu, Alan G. Harvey Stammel, John C. Wander, Russell Yager

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BAKER BOTTS David Emmons, William D. Howell, Charles Neel Lemon III, John W. Martin, Don J. McDermett, Jr., Geoffrey L. Newton, Douglass M. Rayburn BELL NUNNALLY & MARTIN George W. Coleman, Walter N. Kuntz, James A. Skochdopole BRACEWELL & GIULIANI Janice Z. Davis CARRINGTON, COLEMAN, SLOMAN & BLUMENTHAL Jim A. Watson, Fletcher L. Yarbrough GARDERE WYNNE SEWELL Chris Converse, Lawrence E. Glasgow, Lawrence B. Goldstein, Alan J. Perkins, Robert Sarfatis, Larry L. Schoenbrun, Richard A. Tulli GIBSON DUNN Jeffrey A. Chapman, Harlan P. Cohen, Robert B. Little, R. Jay Tabor GRAY REED & MCGRAW Andrew N. Meyercord HALLETT & PERRIN Bruce H. Hallett HAYNES AND BOONE Michael M. Boone, Thomas D. Harris, Robin P. Hartmann, William R. Hays III, Darrel A. Rice, Gregory R. Samuel, Janice V. Sharry, W. Scott Wallace, Taylor H. Wilson HUNTON & WILLIAMS Henry Gilchrist, L. Steven Leshin, Daryl Bruce Robertson J. SCOTT CHASE J. Scott Chase JACKSON WALKER Byron F. Egan, James S. Ryan III, Jeffrey M. Sone JONES DAY R. Cohen, James E. O'Bannon K&L GATES Wilson Chu, P. Gregory Hidalgo, David G. Luther, Jr. LIDJI DOREY & HOOPER Michael R. Dorey, Brian M. Lidji LOCKE LORD Bryan E. Bishop, Don M. Glendenning, Bryan L. Goolsby, Jack E. Jacobsen, John B. McKnight, Charles C. Reeder, Whit Roberts MILLER, EGAN, MOLTER & NELSON Kyle Fox MUNSCH HARDT KOPF & HARR A. Michael Hainsfurther, Sally A. Schreiber NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Thomas G. Adler, D. Forrest Brumbaugh, Harva R. Dockery, Robert B. Hale, Glen J. Hettinger, Thomas William Hughes, Kenneth L. Stewart, Brett H. Todd SCHEEF & STONE William Stone, Bradley L. Whitlock SIDLEY AUSTIN Kelly M. Dybala, D. Gilbert Friedlander, Angela L. Fontana STRASBURGER & PRICE Carol Glendenning THOMPSON & KNIGHT Sam P. Burford, Jr., Ann Marie Cowdrey, Joseph Dannenmaier, J. Holt Foster III, Fred W. Fulton, Lawrence A. Hall, James L. Irish, William J. Schuerger, Michael C. Titens VINSON & ELKINS Alan J. Bogdanow, Mark Early, Robert L. Kimball, A. Winston Oxley, Michael A. Saslaw WEIL, GOTSHAL & MANGES Rodney L. Moore, Glenn D. West

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FRANCHISE LAW BAKER & MCKENZIE Ann Hurwitz, Michael E. Santa Maria, William K. Woods HAYNES AND BOONE Deborah S. Coldwell LAW OFFICES OF KAT TIDD Kat Tidd PERKINS COIE Joyce G. Mazero STRASBURGER & PRICE Earsa Jackson WICK PHILLIPS GOULD & MARTIN Brant C. Martin

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I really enjoy the litigation process, and that in itself is an important part of being a good litigator– having the personality and passion for it.

MAKING SAFETY A PRIORITY W

hen Daniel J.T. Sciano graduated from law school in 1981, he received job offers from many of the major defense firms in Texas, but he turned them down after interviewing at a San Antonio plaintiffs’ personal injury firm. “From the start, I was drawn to the idea of representing the underdog and fighting back against those who had vast amounts of wealth and power,” Sciano says. “A pivotal part of these lawsuits is not only compensating injured victims, but also making a difference so that the injuries don’t happen again, and that was very appealing to me.” Thirty-four years later, Sciano is still with the same firm, now called Tinsman & Sciano, where he has established a diverse practice encompassing a variety of civil and personal injury matters. His cases include catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death claims, commercial motor vehicle collisions, oil field and industrial accidents, severe burn injuries and defective product claims. “Most product cases are significantly expensive to pursue, so a big part of our practice comes from other lawyers who are looking for people with the experience to handle their claims as well as the economic fortitude

to develop them,” explains Sciano, who is board certified in both civil trial law and personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. “As a litigator working in these areas, I’ve become very experienced at crossexamining witnesses and compelling defendants to acknowledge when they have failed to comply with industry standards or best practices. I really enjoy the litigation process, and that in itself is an important part of being a good litigator—having the personality and passion for it.” Sciano is particularly well regarded for his work on behalf of individuals injured in vehicular collisions involving 18-wheelers or other commercial motor vehicles. “With the development of the Eagle Ford Shale, a large oil and gas geological formation just south of San Antonio, we’re seeing more and more truck wrecks occurring during the transport of persons, equipment or products to or from drill sites, and that needs to stop,” he says. In one recent trucking case, Sciano secured a significant settlement on behalf of a young woman who was catastrophically injured when the car she was travelling in struck an illegally parked truck tractor. As a condition of the settlement, the trucking company was required to modify its practices and provide adequate training to reduce its safety risks. “In its training room, the company actually posted a picture of this woman alongside

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Dan Sciano on representing the underdog and advocating for change.

–Daniel J.T. Sciano

photographs of the accident to educate other drivers about the tragedy,” Sciano notes. “To the victim’s mother, that was important.” Sciano’s clients frequently seek safety changes in addition to financial remedies, and in both regards, Tinsman & Sciano is strongly positioned for success. Resolutions of prior cases have included requirements that the defective products be removed from the marketplace or that the defendants change their training policies or implement improved safety procedures. Following a decade-long battle with a major retailer in a national stove tip-over class-action suit, for example, the defendant was required to modify its entire sales program to inform customers that they had to install an antitip device on their ranges. The company also retrofitted previously sold ranges with the safety devices. Notably, Sciano litigated a flammable fabrics case where

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two marines were badly burned during a training exercise due to defective ghillie suits. In resolving the case, he ensured the suit was removed from the market and that a new system was implemented to assess the safety of products used by the military. “We have also handled a number of cases that directly impacted hospital procedures, including a case where the hospital’s blood transfusion policies were changed after a patient’s death,” Sciano adds. “In all these cases, the families were adamant about preventing the injuries and fatalities from happening again, and we consider it a privilege to have played a part in helping them realize that goal. Fortunately, we have the resources, experience, and commitment to make a difference. One of the most rewarding parts of my practice remains, seeing the relief in my clients’ eyes on learning that changes have been made so that their particular tragedy won’t happen again.” www.bestlawyers.com | 25


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The longer I do this, the more I realize how important that relationship is between the lawyer and the client. –Dan Cogdell

THE RIGHT FIT Texas trial legend Dan Cogdell on what he looks for in a case.

PHOTO BY CHRIS DOMINGUE

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fter more than three decades of legal practice and nearly 300 trials, criminal defense lawyer Dan Cogdell has reached the point in his career where he is extremely selective about the cases he takes on. “There comes a time, as an attorney, when you have the perfect intersection of energy and experience—that is, the energy to outwork your opponent and the experience to anticipate what will happen next in the

courtroom,” Cogdell says. “At 58 years old, I’ve arrived at this intersection, and because of that, I make sure my time is spent handling matters where I know I can make a significant or positive contribution to a person’s case. Life is too short for me to tell clients what they want to hear simply so I can collect a fee.” Over the next decade of his practice, Cogdell plans to focus solely on those cases where he can make a difference. “The longer I do this, the more I realize how important that relationship is between the lawyer and the client,” he says. “You’ve got

to find the right fit in terms of the client and the case, because if there isn’t mutual trust and commitment, the jury will sense that and react negatively every time.” For Cogdell, the right fit is in federal litigation— cases involving complex fraud, including economic, securities, and Medicare and Medicaid fraud. “I began my career as a state court defense attorney, trying everything from traffic tickets to capital murders,” he recalls. “And in that type of practice you’re taking on the blood and guts cases: murder, robbery, rape, driving while intoxicated; so it was fairly common to try a case before a judge who was hostile toward your position.” Years into his private practice, Cogdell’s focus has narrowed to where he now mainly handles white-collar and federal cases. But that doesn’t mean his cases are any less adversarial: “Federal trials are a blood sport,” he says. “I don’t care how good you are, if you aren’t prepared and you don’t have a battle plan, you can’t win. And that’s why, when I take on a case, I try to get involved very early on in terms of the investigation and defense, because in my experience, effort always trumps skill.” Cogdell’s high-profile successes include representing Enron accountant Sheila Kahanek in the Enron-Merrill Lynch Trial, for which he obtained the sole acquittal of that or any other Enron trial. He also secured an acquittal for Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski, an alternative cancer physician who was charged with 41 counts of contempt as well as fraud. As the lead lawyer in the Oxford Funding trial, Cogdell represented the CEO of the Houston-area asset resolution company, who was indicted for conspiracy, bank fraud, mortgage fraud, wire fraud and false statements. After nearly a month in trial, the U.S. District

Judge dismissed all charges, ruling that the prosecution not only failed to sustain its burden of proof but had engaged in prosecutorial misconduct. More recently, Cogdell successfully resolved one of the largest economic fraud cases of the past few years when he and his team represented Laura Pendergest-Holt, the chief investment officer at Stanford Financial Group and the first executive charged in the major SEC investigation of fraudulence at R. Allen Stanford’s financial companies. Still, of all his cases, Cogdell notes that the tipping point in his career came in the mid-1990s, after he achieved an acquittal for a client in the murder trial of one of the 11 Branch Davidians following the siege of their compound near Waco, Texas. “I can’t think of another experience in my professional life that was more rewarding than achieving an acquittal for my client in that case,” he says. “It was the case perhaps that more than any other demonstrated how important a criminal defense lawyer can be in situations where the government has run amok.” In recent years, Cogdell has turned much of his attention to defending physicians accused of medical fraud and clients accused of bank, securities or mortgage fraud. “Looking at the current prosecutorial landscape, we’ve seen a real push to target physicians and health care providers in Medicare and Medicaid fraud cases, as well as greater general scrutiny by the Securities and Exchange Commission; it’s those types of cases that are the best fit for my current practice,” Cogdell explains. “At the end of the day, what I really am trying to do is get involved in cases where I have enough time and enough live ammunition in my chamber to do them the right way and get my clients the right results.” www.bestlawyers.com | 27


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CHERYL LISA MANN Cheryl Lisa Mann (D) COWLES & THOMPSON James E. Cowles (D) CRAIN LEWIS Robert D. Crain (P) DEWOLF LAW Steven K. DeWolf (P) GARDERE WYNNE SEWELL Joe B. Harrison (D) GUAJARDO & MARKS Michael Guajardo (P) HARTLINE DACUS BARGER DREYER Kyle H. Dreyer (D), Jeffrey S. Patterson (D) HERMES SARGENT BATES David L. Sargent (D) JACKSON WALKER Robert F. Ruckman (D) LAW OFFICES OF FRANK L. BRANSON Frank L. Branson (P), Debbie Branson (P), Quentin D. Brogdon (P), Thomas J. Farmer (P) 214.522.0200 | page 42 MILLER WEISBROD Max E. Freeman (P) 214.987.0005 | page 19 MITCHELL, GOFF & MITCHELL Carmen S. Mitchell (P) PAYNEMITCHELL LAW GROUP Andrew Payne (P) PETROFF & ASSOCIATES Kip A. Petroff (P) RALPH C. "RED DOG" JONES Ralph C. Jones (P) ROBERT H. OSBURN Robert H. Osburn (P) SLACK & DAVIS Ladd C. Sanger (P), Paula Fisette Sweeney (P) SOMMERMAN & QUESADA Alfred W. Ellis (P), George A. Quesada (P) THE SCHMIDT FIRM C. L. Mike Schmidt (P) THOMPSON & KNIGHT G. Luke Ashley (D), Frank Finn (D), John H. Martin (D) THOMPSON, COE, COUSINS & IRONS Randy Nelson (D) TOUCHSTONE BERNAYS Ronald W. Johnson (D) TURLEY LAW FIRM Windle Turley (P), Linda Turley (P) WILSON ELSER MOSKOWITZ EDELMAN & DICKER John R. Henderson (D)

SEDGWICK E. Paul Cauley Jr. (D) SLACK & DAVIS Ladd C. Sanger (P) STEWART COURINGTON DUGGER DEAN R. Chris Harvey (D) THOMPSON & KNIGHT Joseph S. Pevsner (D) THOMPSON, COE, COUSINS & IRONS David M. Taylor (D)

PROFESSIONAL MALPRACTICE LAW BAKER BOTTS Timothy W. Mountz (D), Calvin R. Phelan II (D) JOHNSTON TOBEY Coyt Randal Johnston Sr. (D) LAW OFFICES OF FRANK L. BRANSON Frank L. Branson (P) 214.522.0200 | page 42 THOMPSON, COE, COUSINS & IRONS Thomas A. Culpepper (D)

PROJECT FINANCE LAW BAKER BOTTS Luke A. Weedon HAYNES AND BOONE Robert D. Albergotti, Timothy E. Powers VINSON & ELKINS Robert L. Kimball

PUBLIC FINANCE LAW BRACEWELL & GIULIANI Ben A. Brooks III, Robert R. Collins III, Jonathan C. Leatherberry, George G. Rodriguez GIBSON DUNN Harlan P. Cohen MCCALL, PARKHURST & HORTON L.E. Brizzolara, Dan S. Culver, Joseph E. Eckert, Harold T. Flanagan, Leroy Grawunder, Jr., Jeffrey A. Leuschel, Richard C. Porter, Alan H. Raynor, Greg Schaecher NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Robert D. Dransfield, Scott Manning Kortmeyer PETRUSKA & ASSOCIATES David C. Petruska

RAILROAD LAW CALHOUN, BHELLA & SECHREST Mark A. Calhoun

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AKIN GUMP STRAUSS HAUER & FELD Carl B. Lee, Randall M. Ratner ANDREWS KURTH PRIVATE FUNDS / Andrew L. Campbell HEDGE FUNDS LAW BAKER BOTTS Jonathan W. Dunlay**, Patricia M. BAKER & MCKENZIE Stanton Ted S. Schweinfurth BRACEWELL & GIULIANI BAKER BOTTS Alfred G. Kyle, Christopher H. Rentzel* Don J. McDermett, Jr., Geoffrey L. Newton BRYAN CAVE Robin R. Dubas NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT D. Forrest Brumbaugh CARRINGTON, COLEMAN, SLOMAN & BLUMENTHAL PRODUCT LIABILITY David G. Drumm LITIGATION CHARLES W. SPENCER & ASSOCIATES Charles W. Spencer COBB MARTINEZ WOODWARD William D. Cobb, Jr. (D) COWLES & THOMPSON Sim Israeloff* GODWIN LEWIS George R. Carlton, Jr. (D) CRAMER WEATHERBIE RICHARDSON 214.939.4400 | page 21 WALKER David A. Weatherbie HARTLINE DACUS BARGER DREYER DLA PIPER Kyle H. Dreyer (D) Philip D. Weller HAWKINS PARNELL THACKSTON & YOUNG DYKEMA GOSSETT Edward M. Slaughter (D) Zammurad H. Feroze, Brian R. Forbes HERMES SARGENT BATES FIGARI & DAVENPORT Dwayne J. Hermes (D) Donald Colleluori*, A. Erin Dwyer*, LAW OFFICES OF FRANK L. BRANSON Andrew G. Jubinsky* Frank L. Branson (P) GARDERE WYNNE SEWELL 214.522.0200 | page 42 W. Robert Dyer, Jr., Kevin L. Kelley, Cynthia Nelson, Clifford J. Risman MARKLAND HANLEY GLAST, PHILLIPS & MURRAY Dale G. Markland (D) Mark V. Murray, James H. Wallenstein 469.341.3633 | page 39 GREENBERG TRAURIG Tina M. Ross, Ralph G. Santos MILLER WEISBROD Les Weisbrod (P) GRUBER HURST JOHANSEN HAIL SHANK 214.987.0005 | page 19 Michael K. Hurst* HAYNES AND BOONE NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Scott C. Drablos, Thomas E. Kurth*, Jonathan B. Skidmore (D) Richard K. Martin, Ann M. Saegert, PAYNEMITCHELL LAW GROUP Anthony G. Soards, William C. Wilshusen, Andrew Payne (P) Robert E. Wilson PEZZULLI BARNES HUSCH BLACKWELL Michael F. Pezzulli (P) Robert W. Dupuy, Charles W. Morris

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JACKSON WALKER Bryan C. Birkeland, William S. Dahlstrom, Michael P. Haggerty, J. Colter Harris, Steven R. Jenkins, L. Suzan Kedron, Susan Mead JONES DAY David J. Lowery KANE RUSSELL COLEMAN & LOGAN Raymond J. Kane KESSLER COLLINS Gary S. Kessler*, Richard D. Pullman* 214.379.0722 | page 39 KONING RUBARTS Paul M. Koning* LAW OFFICE OF CLINT SHOUSE Clinton B. Shouse LAWRENCE J. BRANNIAN Lawrence J. Brannian LOCKE LORD J. Mitchell Bell, Janis Loegering, Robb P. Stewart MCGLINCHEY STAFFORD Eldon L. Youngblood MCKOOL SMITH Thomas A. Graves* MILLER, EGAN, MOLTER & NELSON Walter D. Miller, Clay Pulliam MUNSCH HARDT KOPF & HARR Glenn B. Callison, William T. Cavanaugh, Jr.**, Richard O. Kopf, Michael A. Krywucki, Richard W. Wilhelm NILES HOLMES Niles W. Holmes NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Winston Willard Walp II POWELL COLEMAN & ARNOLD Patrick M. Arnold, Lester V. Baum, Bruce R. Coleman, Michael A. Deahl, William D. Powell ROBERT F. SEE, JR. & ASSOCIATES Robert F. See, Jr. SHANNON, GRACEY, RATLIFF & MILLER Barbara Kennedy SHUPE VENTURA LINDELOW & OLSON Misty Ventura STRASBURGER & PRICE Diana J. Bearden, Allan C. Wisk STUTZMAN, BROMBERG, ESSERMAN & PLIFKA Kenneth F. Plifka THOMPSON & KNIGHT Ted M. Benn, Paul E. Comeaux, Greg W. Curry*, Gregg C. Davis, Martha Harris, M. Lawrence Hicks, Jr., Andrew A. Ingrum, Ray T. Khirallah, Laura L. McClellan, Stephen C. Rasch*, Harry M. Roberts, Jr., Mark M. Sloan, Mark A. Weibel**, Ben B. West VINSON & ELKINS Michael R. Boulden, Randy R. Jurgensmeyer, Paul A. Martin, Joel L. Ross WINSTEAD Michael F Alessio, Arthur J. Anderson**, W. Mike Baggett*, T. Andrew Dow, J. Kenneth Kopf, Mike C. McWilliams, John M. Nolan, Edward A. Peterson, Kevin A. Sullivan**, James Richard White, Kirk R. Williams, Gregory A. Zimmerman

SECURITIES / CAPITAL MARKETS LAW BAKER BOTTS Timothy S. Durst (S*), Samara L. Kline (S*), George C. Lamb III (R, S, S*), John W. Martin (S), Don J. McDermett, Jr. (R, S), Timothy W. Mountz (S*), Geoffrey L. Newton (R, S, S*), Douglass M. Rayburn (R, S, S*) CARRINGTON, COLEMAN, SLOMAN & BLUMENTHAL Bruce W. Collins (S*), Diane M. Sumoski (S*) DLA PIPER Karl G. Dial (S*) FIGARI & DAVENPORT Ernest E. Figari, Jr. (S*) FISH & RICHARDSON William B. Mateja (S*) GARDERE WYNNE SEWELL Joe B. Harrison (S*), Larry L. Schoenbrun (S) GIBSON DUNN Jeffrey A. Chapman (S), William B. Dawson (S) GRUBER HURST JOHANSEN HAIL SHANK Orrin L. Harrison III (S*) HAYNES AND BOONE George W. Bramblett, Jr. (R, S*), Robin P. Hartmann (S*), Barry F. McNeil (S*) HUNTON & WILLIAMS L. Steven Leshin (R, S)

JACKSON WALKER Mark T. Josephs (S*), Gordon M. Shapiro (S*) JONES DAY James E. O'Bannon (S), Patricia J. Villareal (S*) K&L GATES Robert Edwin Davis (S*) KESSLER COLLINS Gary S. Kessler (S*) 214.379.0722 | page 39

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MEADOWS, COLLIER, REED, COUSINS, CROUCH & UNGERMAN Robert Don Collier**, William R. Cousins III*, Joel N. Crouch, Charles M. Meadows, Jr.*, Josh O. Ungerman NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT William Paul Bowers, Joy R. Ellis RYAN LAW John Brusniak, Jr.* STRASBURGER & PRICE Daniel L. Butcher, Jack R. Dugan THOMPSON & KNIGHT KRAGE & JANVEY Buford P. Berry, John R. Cohn, Barbara Ralph S. Janvey (S*) B. Ferguson, Sharon M. Fountain, P. Mike McCullough, Mary A. McNulty**, LOEWINSOHN FLEGLE DEARY Emily A. Parker*, Joe A. Rudberg, R. Jim L. Flegle (S*) David Wheat, Shelly A. Youree MCKOOL SMITH Samuel F. Baxter (S*), Gary J. Cruciani VINSON & ELKINS Thomas Crichton IV, James S. Meyer, (S*), Thomas A. Graves (S*), Lewis T. David S. Peck LeClair (S*), Robert M. Manley (S*), Mike McKool (S*) WEIL, GOTSHAL & MANGES Jared M. Rusman NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Rodney Acker (S*), Glen J. Hettinger (R, WINSTEAD S), Thomas William Hughes (S) R. Brent Clifton, Thomas R. Helfand THOMPSON & KNIGHT TECHNOLOGY LAW William L. Banowsky (S*), William M. Katz, Jr. (S*), Timothy R. McCormick BAKER BOTTS (S*), Stephen C. Rasch (S*) John W. Martin VINSON & ELKINS GARDERE WYNNE SEWELL George M. Kryder (S*) Peter S. Vogel WEIL, GOTSHAL & MANGES HAYNES AND BOONE T. Ray Guy (S*) Jeffrey M. Becker, Randall E. Colson, David L. McCombs SECURITIZATION & THOMPSON & KNIGHT STRUCTURED FINANCE LAW Bruce S. Sostek ALSTON & BIRD TRADE SECRETS LAW Patrick C. Sargent ANDREWS KURTH MCKOOL SMITH David Barbour Theodore Stevenson III PERKINS COIE TRANSPORTATION LAW Michael B. Thimmig HELMS & GREENE THOMPSON & KNIGHT Fred J. Meier James W. McKellar, Mark A. Weibel JACKSON WALKER WINSTEAD Robert F. Ruckman Kevin A. Sullivan THOMPSON & KNIGHT SPORTS LAW John H. Martin JACKSON WALKER TRUSTS & ESTATES Robert P. Latham KLEIMAN LAWRENCE BASKIND FITZGERALD AKIN GUMP STRAUSS HAUER & FELD Timothy P. Tehan Paul D. Schoonover BELL NUNNALLY & MARTIN TAX LAW W. Bennett Cullum AKIN GUMP STRAUSS HAUER & FELD BISIGNANO HARRISON & NEUHOFF Daniel J. Micciche Santo Bisignano, Jr., Bob D. Harrison ANDREWS KURTH CALLOWAY, NORRIS, BURDETTE & WEBER Thomas R. Popplewell Mary Clariday Burdette*, John R. Norris III*, Scott D. Weber* BAKER & MCKENZIE David G. Glickman CARRINGTON, COLEMAN, SLOMAN & BLUMENTHAL BAKER BOTTS Robert H. Botts, Jr. Stephen D. Marcus** D. WOODARD GLENN BELL NUNNALLY & MARTIN Nathan K. Griffin** James A. Skochdopole DIAMOND MCCARTHY EDWIN W. DAVIS Mark K. Sales* Edwin W. Davis** ELLIOTT & THOMASON ELLIOTT & THOMASON William D. Elliott William D. Elliott**, Kevin J. Thomason FIGARI & DAVENPORT FROST BROWN TODD A. Erin Dwyer* Daniel P. Novakov GARDERE WYNNE SEWELL GARDERE WYNNE SEWELL Jack W. Hawkins, Keith V. Novick Val J. Albright**, Michael J. Donohue**, Stephen D. Good GRAY REED & MCGRAW Norman A. Lofgren GIBSON DUNN David L. Sinak HAYNES AND BOONE George W. Bramblett, Jr.*, John M. GRAY REED & MCGRAW Collins, J. Mitchell Miller G. Thomas Rhodus** HUNTON & WILLIAMS HAYNES AND BOONE Thomas H. Cantrill Scott C. Drablos, Richard M. Fijolek, Vicki L. Martin-Odette JACKSON WALKER Mark T. Josephs*, Michael L. Kaufman JACKSON WALKER Brian L. Dethrow, William H. Hornberger, JOHNSON JORDAN CRESSWELL MONK Ronald D. Kerridge** Ronald Roy Cresswell**, William D. Jordan, Roy J. Monk, Paul T. Nipper, JOHNSON JORDAN CRESSWELL MONK Donald A. Swanson, Jr. William D. Jordan K&L GATES JONES DAY Kathryn G. Henkel David E. Cowling**, Todd Wallace KRONEY MORSE LAN K&L GATES Robert H. Kroney, Donald Paul Lan, Jr. Robert Edwin Davis*, Kathryn G. Henkel, Vester T. Hughes, Jr., Cynthia LAW OFFICE OF BARBARA MCCOMAS Morgan Ohlenforst ANDERSON Barbara McComas Anderson KRONEY MORSE LAN Donald Paul Lan, Jr.** LAW OFFICE OF BARKLEY T. MILLER Barkley T. Miller** LOCKE LORD Christopher F. Allison**, H. Gene Emery LAW OFFICE OF R.J. WATTS, II Royce J. Watts II MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY M. Todd Welty** LINDQUIST WOOD EDWARDS Philip M. Lindquist** MCKOOL SMITH Gary J. Cruciani*, Thomas A. Graves* LITTLE PEDERSEN FANKHAUSER Mark A. Fankhauser**

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VENTURE CAPITAL LAW HAYNES AND BOONE Darrel A. Rice

DENTON COLLABORATIVE LAW: FAMILY LAW DUANE L. COKER & ASSOCIATES Duane L. Coker

CRIMINAL DEFENSE: NON-WHITE-COLLAR JACKSON & HAGEN Rick Hagen LAW OFFICE OF JERRY COBB Gerald Wayne Cobb

CRIMINAL DEFENSE: WHITE-COLLAR JACKSON & HAGEN Rick Hagen

FAMILY LAW DAVID S. BOUSCHOR, II David S. Bouschor II DUANE L. COKER & ASSOCIATES Duane L. Coker HOLMES, DIGGS & EAMES Robert N. Eames KOONSFULLER Charla H. Bradshaw LOVELESS & LOVELESS Curtis M. Loveless S. CAMILLE MILNER ATTORNEY AT LAW S. Camille Milner

PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION JACKSON & HAGEN Rick Hagen (P) MICHAEL J. WHITTEN & ASSOCIATES Michael J. Whitten (P)

DRIPPING SPRINGS ELDER LAW MARILYN G. MILLER Marilyn G. Miller

EL PASO ADMINISTRATIVE / REGULATORY LAW SCOTTHULSE Rosemary Morales Marin

APPELLATE PRACTICE KEMP SMITH Ken Slavin MOUNCE, GREEN, MYERS, SAFI, PAXSON & GALATZAN Steven L. Hughes

BANKING & FINANCE LAW GORDON DAVIS JOHNSON & SHANE C. Michael Ginnings (B) KEMP SMITH Ken Slavin (B*)

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BIG CASE PLAYBOOK Firm uses experience, expertise, commitment to succeed with big cases.

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gas explosion leaves burning splinters and rubble where a family home once stood. A woman is killed after falling from a roller coaster. A trucker strikes a bus carrying a collegiate softball team on a rural Oklahoma interstate. A young woman falls from a dangerously defective balcony to her death. Helping families victimized by these and other headlinegrabbing tragedies has kept The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson busy this year. At a time when tort reform measures in Texas and other states have made it more difficult for injured people to hold wrongdoers accountable, the Branson firm has built a law firm model that continues to attract complex and high-stakes cases. The Branson firm has succeeded by cultivating legal talent who share a core commitment to fighting for their clients in the face of armies of corporate defense lawyers. In many ways, success begets success. Firms must earn the respect of opposing counsel and their clients who eventually learn which plaintiffs’ attorneys have a belt full of scalps and will stay the course through a trial. Frank Branson certainly has their respect. In his three most recent jury trials, the combined pre-trial offers from defendants amounted to $1.3 million. Those settlement offers were rejected, and the combined jury awards were a little under $40 million. “It takes significant time and human resources to bring a catastrophic injury lawsuit to trial, but more than that, it takes a fundamental commitment to the client’s cause,” says Mr. Branson. “We bring that kind of passion to our cases. We prepare our lawsuits for trial, which we believe enhances recovery, whether a case is ultimately tried or settled.”

The Branson team was among the pioneers in the field of demonstrative evidence and is a recognized leader in using computer-gene-rated graphics, digital animation, and video— including using stunt crews—to portray significant events in personal injury lawsuits. The firm’s reputation developed through a series of exceptional verdicts and settlements in truck accidents, medical malpractice cases, and product liability litigation. In the 1980s, The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson represented several people who were killed or seriously injured in the crash of Delta Air Lines Flight 1141 at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. In 2001, the firm won a multimillion-dollar verdict for a victim of the crash of American Airlines Flight 1420 in Little Rock, Arkansas. “While we’re relatively small compared to the multitude of lawyers that corporate defendants throw at a case, our firm has the wherewithal to handle complex lawsuits such as airline crashes, transportation cases and construction and oilfield accidents and complex business litigation,” Mr. Branson says. “We’ve invested in this firm so that we can tackle these catastrophic lawsuits while providing the kind of legal representation our clients deserve.” Other important cases that solidified The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson’s reputation include a tragic accident at the State Fair of Texas in which two brothers were thrown from an amusement ride, leaving one dead and the other seriously injured. After a significant amount of work with engineers, Mr. Branson was able to not only negotiate a $10 million settlement from the State Fair and the ride’s manufacturer, but he was also able to ensure safety concessions for future state fairs. Mr. Branson helped lead the way in vehicle rollover litigation involving sport

For the clients of our firm, their case is quite possibly the most important and lifechanging event in their lives. It’s an immense privilege and responsibility to be able to help. –Frank Branson

utility vehicles, including Ford Explorers equipped with defective Firestone tires. In a similar lawsuit stemming from serious injuries to a collegiate soccer standout, a federal jury ruled for the first time that the Mitsubishi Montero Sport SUV was unreasonably dangerous and defective. In that case, the Greenville, South Carolina, jury returned a $7 million verdict. More recently, the firm received a $34 million settlement on behalf of two members of the Dallas Cowboys coaching staff who were seriously injured when the team’s practice facility collapsed during a thunderstorm. The trial team has secured nationally recognized verdicts and settlements against negligent trucking companies and charter bus companies, including a Texas jury that returned a $20.8 million verdict for an 83-year-old widow and the estate of her 76-year-old husband who died in a crash caused by a grossly negligent hazardous

waste company. In addition, Mr. Branson and his firm were part of the legal team that negotiated an $80 million settlement after 23 elderly nursing home residents died in a bus fire while fleeing from Hurricane Rita. “We routinely screen our cases and conservatively estimate we accept about one in 40 of the calls we receive,” Mr. Branson says. “By the same token, it is not uncommon for clients to have done their homework and vetted us before they pick up the phone and call. Clients who come to us are reassured that our reputation for both trying and settling major lawsuits was earned the oldfashioned way. We are honored that other lawyers regularly seek our expertise for their families and clients.” “For the clients of our firm, their case is quite possibly the most important and lifechanging event in their lives,” Mr. Branson says. “It’s an immense privilege and responsibility to be able to help.” www.bestlawyers.com | 29


It’s not my policy to screen cases for whether or not a person did it, but by how badly I am needed. –Dick DeGuerin

DOUBLE OR NOTHING Dick DeGuerin on representing Robert Durst— again—and what the law is like at the high stakes table.

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history with big, controversial cases since 1970, when he first worked with famed defense attorney Percy Foreman, a Texas legend in his own right, who defended Martin Luther King’s assassin and the man who killed Lee

Harvey Oswald. But DeGuerin gives all his cases 110 percent, whether they are front page material or on no page at all. “The kinds of cases [my team and I] take involve people’s lives; people who are just as drastically affected and concerned about their future, but never make the paper,” says DeGuerin. “Representing those people

is highly gratifying, knowing that you may be the difference between a life ruined and a life saved.” Egalitarian though he may be, the roster of his cases reads like an almost encyclopedic listing of high-profile cases from the 1970s to the 2000s. In 1986, DeGuerin successfully defended Hurley Fontenot, an East Texas principal accused of murdering a football coach. Mr. DeGuerin represented U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison when she was accused of official misconduct and records tampering in 1993. After hearing the defense’s case, the judge instructed the jury to return a verdict of not guilty. In 2006, DeGuerin defended Tom DeLay, the U.S. representative from Texas who faced money laundering and conspiracy charges regarding illegal campaign finance activities—the defense he asserted, that DeLay had not committed a crime, was accepted, on an appeal in 2014. He has represented bankers in the Enron scandal and oilmen from CITGO. He represented David Koresh in negotiations with FBI and ATF agents in their 51-day 1993 stand-off, going so far as to enter to the compound to meet with the religious sect leader. Yet maybe the most famous of his spectacular defenses— or at least the case with the most newfound relevancy— was his successful defense of New York real estate heir and, according to DeGuerin, innocent pawn: Robert Durst. “It is unusual for a person to be charged with two high-profile murder cases in their lifetime,” says DeGuerin, who first defended Durst on charges of the death and dismemberment of his neighbor, Morris Black, in Galveston, Texas. Durst was charged after Black’s bagged body parts surfaced in Galveston Bay. Robert Durst admitted to dismembering the body, but DeGuerin’s selfdefense theory and lack of forensic evidenced secured an acquittal in 2003, with Durst


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pleading guilty to two counts of bond jumping and one count of evidence tampering in 2004. Now, it is again DeGuerin defending him against new charges of murder in the California death of Durst’s friend, Susan Berman, and against charges in Louisiana that he possessed marijuana and an illegal gun. “A lot of people thought [Durst] got away with murder in Galveston,” says DeGuerin. “But the truth is that 12 people agreed that the state failed in their effort to prove him guilty. It was a struggle over a gun, the gun went off accidentally, and that is the end of the story. Now, it is just a distraction from this case.” And defending big-time criminal cases might well be a battle of distractions. “Several jurisdictions have gone public saying Durst is a person of interest in cases with such tenuous connection that it would be almost laughable if it weren’t so vexing,” says DeGuerin. That “tug of war over which jurisdiction gets the first crack at Bob Durst” is impeding what DeGuerin says is “Durst’s day in court.” Not to mention the challenge presented if a case gets a lot public attention and media coverage—and Durst’s has gotten plenty of it. Durst has long been under a gaze of suspicion, from the fishy disappearance of his first wife in 1982 to the 2000 executionstyle murder of writer and friend Susan Berman to the Morris Black murder trial. DeGuerin’s defense in the Morris Black trial purported that, in 2001, media frenzy surrounding Durst’s possible involvement in Berman’s death so thoroughly maligned Durst that he was driven to flee to Galveston, where he disguised himself as a mute woman in order to rent an apartment. Now, the 2015 arrest for Berman’s murder will be a true test for this legendary Texas litigator. The grisly circumstances of the Black case and Durst’s

subsequent erratic behavior— Durst fled to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, where he was apprehended shoplifting a sandwich and Band-Aids from a supermarket—make achieving any potential empathy for Durst an uphill battle. “He has been living under a cloud for the last 15 years, with no forum to prove his innocence or to contest the rigorous suspicions,” says DeGuerin. “There are jurisdictions in which law enforcement think he is worse than Hannibal Lecter.” It can be almost impossible to counteract negative public perception while balancing ethical rules regarding publicity. For now, it’s say it once, say it again. “I’m reiterating every chance I get that Bob Durst didn’t kill Susan Berman and doesn’t know who did,” says DeGuerin. But the biggest challenge to that public perception was presented by Robert Durst himself. Durst agreed to and participated in a six-part HBO miniseries that aired this spring. Andrew Jarecki, Marc Smerling, and Zachary Stuart-Pontier created The Jinx after years of investigation and more than 20 hours of interviews with Durst himself. The final episode aired the night after Durst’s March 14 arrest. “It was high-drama, good television but it doesn’t tell the story accurately,” says DeGuerin. “And Bob now realizes that he made a great mistake agreeing to be interviewed.” The good news, according to DeGuerin, is it that will be harder for the prosecution to find real evidence, instead of “a cleverly edited movie.” Maybe the eager viewers of Home Box Office think Mr. Durst is guilty, but as for DeGuerin, “It’s not my policy to screen cases for whether or not a person did it, but by how badly I am needed. And I can’t think of anybody right now who needs me worse than Bob Durst.”

Dick DeGuerin with his father on the steps of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., in 1943

HAT STATS Dick DeGuerin—like his father before him, and Lyndon B. Johnson before him—is known for his signature Stetson. BY EVA SAVIANO

■ THE HISTORY DeGuerin’s father plowed barefoot behind a mule on a dirt farm in East Texas and later attended University of Texas Law School, befriended Lyndon B. Johnson and adopted a signature style of dress that included the Stetson, much like LBJ often wore. ■ ON THE TOWN DeGuerin’s “town hats” are a Stetson “Open Road” felt hat, worn from September to Easter, and a Panama or straw hat, sported from mid-April to Labor Day. ■ OFF-DUTY DeGuerin wears a wider brim hat when partaking of his frequent outdoor activities: riding horses and working cattle.

Tasteful, never flashy, and always with a Stetson. –Dick DeGuerin

■ HONORING TRADITION DeGuerin buys his “Open Road” from the same hat company his father used, Shudde Brothers in Houston. Famous Western gear craftsman and hatmaker—and close personal friend of DeGuerin— Michael Malone styles all his other toppers. ■ HAT ETIQUETTE DeGuerin always honors “hat etiquette” as passed down to him: “Always tip your hat to ladies; take your hat off in an elevator when ladies are present; take your hat off inside and especially at the dinner table; never, ever wear your hat in the courtroom; and never, ever, ever put your hat on your bed.” www.bestlawyers.com | 31


SCOTTHULSE Bernard D. Felsen (B), G. Russell Hill (B) TAFFY BAGLEY Taffy D. Bagley (B, R) THE FIELDS LAW FIRM Guy N. Fields III (B, R)

BANKRUPTCY & CREDITOR DEBTOR RIGHTS / INSOLVENCY & REORGANIZATION LAW GORDON DAVIS JOHNSON & SHANE Harrel L. Davis III** SCOTTHULSE Bernard D. Felsen

BET-THE-COMPANY LITIGATION BECK & HALL E. Link Beck MOUNCE, GREEN, MYERS, SAFI, PAXSON & GALATZAN Clyde A. Pine, Jr. SCOTTHULSE Richard G. Munzinger

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION AINSA HUTSON Catherine Chantel Crews BECK & HALL E. Link Beck, Bryan H. Hall GORDON DAVIS JOHNSON & SHANE Harrel L. Davis III KEMP SMITH Milton C. Colia, Ken Slavin MOUNCE, GREEN, MYERS, SAFI, PAXSON & GALATZAN Clyde A. Pine, Jr. PIERCE & LITTLE David R. Pierce SCOTTHULSE Richard G. Munzinger WINDLE, HOOD, ALLEY, NORTON, BRITTAIN & JAY Jeffrey S. Alley, Eric M. Brittain

CONSTRUCTION LAW BECK & HALL E. Link Beck* GORDON DAVIS JOHNSON & SHANE Harrel L. Davis III*

CORPORATE LAW AINSA HUTSON W. Dean Hester, Michael J. Hutson GORDON DAVIS JOHNSON & SHANE Robert V. Gibson, C. Michael Ginnings, Patrick R. Gordon KEMP SMITH Allan M. Goldfarb SCOTTHULSE Bernard D. Felsen, G. Russell Hill THE FIELDS LAW FIRM Guy N. Fields III

CRIMINAL DEFENSE: NON-WHITE-COLLAR DOLPH QUIJANO, JR. Adolfo Quijano, Jr. GARY B. WEISER Gary B. Weiser JIM DARNELL Jim Darnell LAW OFFICE OF LUIS ISLAS Luis E. Islas LAW OFFICE OF MICHAEL R. GIBSON Michael R. Gibson MARY STILLINGER Mary Stillinger

CRIMINAL DEFENSE: WHITE-COLLAR BECK & HALL E. Link Beck DOLPH QUIJANO, JR. Adolfo Quijano, Jr. GARY B. WEISER Gary B. Weiser JIM DARNELL Jim Darnell

LAW OFFICE OF LUIS ISLAS Luis E. Islas

EDUCATION LAW MOUNCE, GREEN, MYERS, SAFI, PAXSON & GALATZAN S. Anthony Safi SCOTTHULSE Rosemary Morales Marin

ELDER LAW HOBSON, STRIBLING & CARSON Stancy Stribling

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS (ERISA) LAW ZABOROSKI & ZABOROSKI Robert B. Zaboroski

ENERGY LAW MOUNCE, GREEN, MYERS, SAFI, PAXSON & GALATZAN Norman J. Gordon

FAMILY LAW DAVID R. MCCLURE David R. McClure SCHWARTZ & EARP Larry H. Schwartz

FIRST AMENDMENT LAW SCOTTHULSE Richard G. Munzinger

HEALTH CARE LAW SCOTTHULSE G. Russell Hill, Richard G. Munzinger WINDLE, HOOD, ALLEY, NORTON, BRITTAIN & JAY Joseph L. Hood, Jr.

IMMIGRATION LAW COX SMITH MATTHEWS INCORPORATED Kathleen Campbell Walker

Brian W. Zimmerman & Alvin L. Zimmerman Zimmerman, Axelrad, Meyer, Stern & Wise, P.C., for more than 30 years has delivered the highest quality legal services. We are proud to be an AV Preeminent rated firm with Martindale-Hubbell. We are further proud of the selection by Law & Politics of the following “Texas Super Lawyers”: Anne Marie Finch, who recently won a $1.6 million verdict; Neil Rosenstein, who is board certified † in estate planning and probate and holds a masters in tax from New York University; Brian Zimmerman, who is board certified in civil trial law †, included in The Best Lawyers in America, recognized by H Magazine as one of “Houston’s Top Lawyers,” and has tried numerous lawsuits throughout the United States and recently won an $8 million verdict. Albert H. Hiller, a Harvard Law graduate, was a 2014 toprated lawyer in real estate by The National Law Journal. Mark Wise continues to work on multimillion dollar transactions and Irving Stern continues to defend and prosecute multimillion dollar cases in multijurisdictions. Leonard Meyer is also board certified in civil trial law † and recently won a multimillion dollar jury verdict. Alvin Zimmerman has been a district judge of two courts (highest trial court) in Texas (family law and civil), is board certified in family law †, a Distinguished Mediator by the Texas Mediators Credentialing Association, and has served as an arbitrator in over 2,000 arbitrations, including being a panelist on the American Arbitration Association’s Complex Litigation Panel. He has received the Outstanding Alumnus Award from the University of Houston, the Outstanding Mediator Award from the Center for Legal Responsibility at the South Texas College of Law, the Outstanding Professionalism Award from the Gulf Coast Family Law Specialist, and the Anti-Defamation League (Southwest Region) Jurisprudence Award. He is recognized by Lawdragon, is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, past chair of the Houston Bar Association Family Law Section, the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, and the State Bar of Texas ADR Section. († Texas Board of Legal Specialization)

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INSURANCE LAW KEMP SMITH Richard A. Bonner

LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW KEMP SMITH Clara Burns (EM, LE*, LM), Charles C. High, Jr. (EM, LE*, LM), Michael D. McQueen (EM, LE*, LM) KERN LAW FIRM David L. Kern (EI, LE*) LAW OFFICES OF ENRIQUE MORENO Enrique Moreno (LE*) MOUNCE, GREEN, MYERS, SAFI, PAXSON & GALATZAN Mark D. Dore (LE*), Bruce A. Koehler (EM, LE*) SCOTTHULSE Rosemary Morales Marin (EM, LM) THE LAW OFFICE OF JOHN A. WENKE John A. Wenke (EI)

SECURITIES / CAPITAL MARKETS LAW AINSA HUTSON W. Dean Hester (R, S)

TAX LAW GORDON DAVIS JOHNSON & SHANE Patrick R. Gordon KEMP SMITH Gene Wolf SCOTTHULSE Jeffrey C. Brown THE FIELDS LAW FIRM Guy N. Fields III

TRUSTS & ESTATES

BECK & HALL E. Link Beck* GLUTH LAW Alan D. Gluth HOBSON, STRIBLING & CARSON MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAW Karin Armen Carson, Leila Safi Hobson, Stancy Stribling** ALFONSO L. MELENDEZ KEMP SMITH Alfonso Melendez (P) Allan M. Goldfarb**, Carl E. Ryan, EVELINA ORTEGA LAW OFFICE Gene Wolf Evelina Ortega (P) SCOTTHULSE MICHAEL D. VOLK David P. Hassler Michael D. Volk (P) THE LAW OFFICES OF NEILL & MOODY MIRANDA & BOYAKI Robert G. Neill, Jr. Walter Louis Boyaki (P) FORT WORTH MOUNCE, GREEN, MYERS, SAFI, PAXSON & GALATZAN H. Keith Myers (D) ADMINISTRATIVE / REGULATORY LAW RAY, MCCHRISTIAN & JEANS David S. Jeans (D) KELLY HART & HALLMAN Dee J. Kelly, Sr., Dee J. Kelly, Jr. WINDLE, HOOD, ALLEY, NORTON, BRITTAIN & JAY ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE Gary A. Norton (D)

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS LAW SCOTTHULSE Bernard D. Felsen

MUNICIPAL LAW MOUNCE, GREEN, MYERS, SAFI, PAXSON & GALATZAN Norman J. Gordon**

NON-PROFIT / CHARITIES LAW KEMP SMITH Carl E. Ryan

PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION COX SMITH MATTHEWS INCORPORATED Mark C. Walker (D) KEMP SMITH Milton C. Colia (D) LAW OFFICES OF ENRIQUE MORENO Enrique Moreno (P) MOUNCE, GREEN, MYERS, SAFI, PAXSON & GALATZAN Carl H. Green (D), H. Keith Myers (D), Kurt G. Paxson (D, P) RAY, MCCHRISTIAN & JEANS David S. Jeans (D) ROBLES, BRACKEN, & HUGHES Ruben S. Robles (D) SCHERRLEGATE J. Roberto Oaxaca (P) WINDLE, HOOD, ALLEY, NORTON, BRITTAIN & JAY Jeffrey S. Alley (D), Eric M. Brittain (D)

REAL ESTATE LAW AINSA HUTSON Michael F. Ainsa, Michael J. Hutson BLANCO ORDOÑEZ MATA & WALLACE Rodolfo Mata GORDON DAVIS JOHNSON & SHANE Yolanda Giner, Timothy D. Johnson KEMP SMITH Terry L. Johnson MOUNCE, GREEN, MYERS, SAFI, PAXSON & GALATZAN John Steven Birkelbach SCOTTHULSE W. David Bernard, Bernard D. Felsen TAFFY BAGLEY Taffy D. Bagley THE GILBERT LAW FIRM Risher Smith Gilbert

RESOLUTION

EDWIN G. BELL Edwin G. Bell (M) KELLY HART & HALLMAN David Keltner (A) SHANNON, GRACEY, RATLIFF & MILLER David R. Seidler (A, M) THE LAW OFFICES OF KAY ELKINS ELLIOT Kay Elkins Elliott (A, M) WADE H. MCMULLEN Wade H. McMullen (M)

APPELLATE PRACTICE CANTEY HANGER Stephen Lyle Tatum HAYNES AND BOONE Karen S. Precella KELLY HART & HALLMAN Marianne M. Auld, John H. Cayce, Jr., David Keltner

BANKING & FINANCE LAW BARLOW GARSEK & SIMON Elliott S. Garsek (B, B*) HAYNES AND BOONE William D. Ratliff III (B) KELLY HART & HALLMAN Daniel L. Lowry (B)

BANKRUPTCY & CREDITOR DEBTOR RIGHTS / INSOLVENCY & REORGANIZATION LAW FORSHEY PROSTOK Jeff P. Prostok HAYNES AND BOONE Ian T. Peck**, Stephen M. Pezanosky** KELLY HART & HALLMAN Michael A. McConnell SHANNON, GRACEY, RATLIFF & MILLER John Y. Bonds III**

BET-THE-COMPANY LITIGATION HARRIS, FINLEY & BOGLE Roland K. Johnson JACKSON WALKER Albon O. Head, Jr. KELLY HART & HALLMAN Donald E. Herrmann, E. Glen Johnson, Dee J. Kelly, Sr., Marshall M. Searcy, Jr. SHANNON, GRACEY, RATLIFF & MILLER Kleber C. Miller

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION BRACKETT & ELLIS Joseph F. Cleveland, Jr. CANTEY HANGER Ralph H. Duggins DECKER, JONES, MCMACKIN, MCCLANE, HALL & BATES Daniel L. Bates GARDNER ALDRICH Terry Gardner HARRIS, FINLEY & BOGLE Roland K. Johnson HAYNES AND BOONE Thomas J. Williams JACKSON WALKER Albon O. Head, Jr. KELLY HART & HALLMAN Lars L. Berg, Hugh G. Connor II, Donald E. Herrmann, E. Glen Johnson, Dee J. Kelly, Sr., Dee J. Kelly, Jr., Marshall M. Searcy, Jr., Brian S. Stagner, William N. Warren SHANNON, GRACEY, RATLIFF & MILLER Kleber C. Miller THOMPSON & KNIGHT E. Michael Sheehan WINSTEAD Jeffrey C. King

CONSTRUCTION LAW BROWN, DEAN, WISEMAN, PROCTOR, HART & HOWELL Richard W. Wiseman* JACKSON WALKER Albon O. Head, Jr.* KELLY HART & HALLMAN Donald E. Herrmann*

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE & COMPLIANCE LAW HAYNES AND BOONE Brian D. Barnard (G)

CORPORATE LAW HAYNES AND BOONE Brian D. Barnard, Stephen M. Pezanosky, William D. Ratliff III KELLY HART & HALLMAN F. Richard Bernasek, William P. Hallman, Jr., Mark L. Hart, Jr., Dee J. Kelly, Sr. SHANNON, GRACEY, RATLIFF & MILLER Sam Rosen

CRIMINAL DEFENSE: NON-WHITE-COLLAR KEARNEY WYNN SPARKS Jeffrey A. Kearney, William Reagan Wynn TIM EVANS Tim Evans

CRIMINAL DEFENSE: WHITE-COLLAR KEARNEY WYNN SPARKS Jeffrey A. Kearney, William Reagan Wynn TIM EVANS Tim Evans

DERIVATIVES & FUTURES LAW JACKSON WALKER Paul E. Vrana

EDUCATION LAW BRACKETT & ELLIS Lynn Rossi Scott

EMINENT DOMAIN & CONDEMNATION LAW BROWN, DEAN, WISEMAN, PROCTOR, HART & HOWELL Richard W. Wiseman

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS (ERISA) LAW CANTEY HANGER Harry Edward Bartel, Noel C. Ice, J. David Tracy THOMPSON & KNIGHT R. Gordon Appleman

ENERGY LAW

JACKSON WALKER Paul E. Vrana SHANNON, GRACEY, RATLIFF & MILLER CLOSELY HELD COMPANIES & Kleber C. Miller FAMILY BUSINESSES LAW WINSTEAD Jeffrey C. King BARLOW GARSEK & SIMON Elliott S. Garsek

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LINKED FIRMS/ NEWLY LISTED LAWYERS LAWYERS

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CANTEY HANGER Sarah K. Walls** SHANNON, GRACEY, RATLIFF & MILLER Kleber C. Miller*

EQUIPMENT FINANCE LAW BROWN, DEAN, WISEMAN, PROCTOR, HART & HOWELL Stephen C. Howell

FAMILY LAW GARDNER ALDRICH Robert E. Aldrich, Jr. KEVIN J. SCHMID & ASSOCIATES Kevin J. Schmid LAW OFFICE OF GARY L. NICKELSON Gary Lyndon Nickelson LAW OFFICE OF STEPHEN J. NAYLOR Stephen J. Naylor LAW OFFICE OF V. WAYNE WARD V. Wayne Ward LOVELESS & NAYLOR James M. Loveless THE KING LAW FIRM J. Steven King WILSON WHITE & DOBY W. Weir Wilson

FIRST AMENDMENT LAW HAYNES AND BOONE Thomas J. Williams*

HEALTH CARE LAW KEITH LAW FIRM Darrell Lee Keith

INSURANCE LAW LAW OFFICES OF GEORGE PARKER YOUNG George Parker Young* SHANNON, GRACEY, RATLIFF & MILLER Melinda R. Burke, Mark D. Hatten WINSTEAD David Fowler Johnson

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

OIL & GAS LAW KELLY HART & HALLMAN Robert C. Grable, Dee J. Kelly, Sr., Todd W. Spake MURPHY, MAHON, KEFFLER & FARRIER J. Patrick Murphy SHANNON, GRACEY, RATLIFF & MILLER Kleber C. Miller WINSTEAD Jeffrey C. King

PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION BROWN, DEAN, WISEMAN, PROCTOR, HART & HOWELL Stephen C. Howell (D), John W. Proctor (D) DECKER, JONES, MCMACKIN, MCCLANE, HALL & BATES Randy J. Hall (D) EDWIN G. BELL Edwin G. Bell (P) HASLAM & GALLAGHER Robert E. Haslam (P) KEITH LAW FIRM Darrell Lee Keith (P) KELLY HART & HALLMAN William N. Warren (D) LAW OFFICES OF JEFF KOBS Jeffrey Huffman Kobs (P) LAW OFFICES OF STEVEN C. LAIRD Steven C. Laird (P) MCDONALD SANDERS Greg S. Hargrove (D) NAMAN, HOWELL, SMITH & LEE George Grant Liser (D), Sandra C. Liser (D) RICKEY J. BRANTLEY LAW Rickey J. Brantley (P) SHANNON, GRACEY, RATLIFF & MILLER Randall E. Betty (D), Kleber C. Miller (D) SLACK & DAVIS John S. Jose (P) THE DENT LAW FIRM Dwain Dent (P) WATSON, CARAWAY, MIDKIFF & LUNINGHAM James W. Watson (D)

BRACKETT & ELLIS Joseph F. Cleveland, Jr. (IP*) FRIEDMAN SUDER & COOKE PRODUCT LIABILITY Decker A. Cammack (P*) LITIGATION HAYNES AND BOONE THE JOHNSON LAW FIRM Thomas J. Williams (IP*) Steven Johnson (P) KELLY HART & HALLMAN PROFESSIONAL Lars L. Berg (IP*), Brian S. Stagner (IP*)

LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW JACKSON WALKER Gary L. Ingram (EM, LE*, LM), Jay K. Rutherford (EM, LM) KELLY HART & HALLMAN Lars L. Berg (LE*), Russell Cawyer (LM), Henry H. Robinson (LU) SHANNON, GRACEY, RATLIFF & MILLER Patrick J. Maher (EM, LM) TANNER & ASSOCIATES Rod Tanner (EI, LE*, LU)

LEGAL MALPRACTICE LAW KEITH LAW FIRM Darrell Lee Keith (P) SHANNON, GRACEY, RATLIFF & MILLER Kleber C. Miller (D)

MALPRACTICE LAW

KEITH LAW FIRM Darrell Lee Keith (P) KELLY HART & HALLMAN Marshall M. Searcy, Jr. (D, P) SHANNON, GRACEY, RATLIFF & MILLER Kleber C. Miller (D)

PROJECT FINANCE LAW HAYNES AND BOONE William D. Greenhill

PUBLIC FINANCE LAW KELLY HART & HALLMAN R. Daniel Settle, Jr.

RAILROAD LAW

BROWN, DEAN, WISEMAN, PROCTOR, & HOWELL MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAW HART John W. Proctor HALL & HEYGOOD JACKSON WALKER Thomas G. Hall, Jr. (P) Albon O. Head, Jr. KEITH LAW FIRM REAL ESTATE LAW Darrell Lee Keith (P) HAYNES AND BOONE MERGERS & William D. Ratliff III ACQUISITIONS LAW KELLY HART & HALLMAN KELLY HART & HALLMAN Donald E. Herrmann*, Chad A. Key, F. Richard Bernasek, Wayne B. Whitham Patricia F. Meadows, Sharon S. Millians THOMPSON & KNIGHT LAW, SNAKARD & GAMBILL E. Michael Sheehan* Jay S. Garrett & KNIGHT NATURAL RESOURCES LAW THOMPSON Susan E. Coleman JACKSON WALKER WINSTEAD Paul E. Vrana Noelle L. Garsek KELLY HART & HALLMAN SECURITIES / CAPITAL Robert C. Grable, Dee J. Kelly, Sr.

NON-PROFIT / CHARITIES LAW KELLY HART & HALLMAN Dulaney G. Steer

MARKETS LAW

HAYNES AND BOONE Brian D. Barnard (R, S) KELLY HART & HALLMAN F. Richard Bernasek (S) SHANNON, GRACEY, RATLIFF & MILLER Kleber C. Miller (S)

TAX LAW CANTEY HANGER Noel C. Ice, J. David Tracy KELLY HART & HALLMAN Brian S. Stagner* THOMPSON & KNIGHT R. Gordon Appleman WILLIAM W. BELL William W. Bell

TRANSPORTATION LAW BROWN, DEAN, WISEMAN, PROCTOR, HART & HOWELL Stephen C. Howell CANTEY HANGER Charles H. Smith

TRUSTS & ESTATES BAKUTIS, MCCULLY & SAWYER David C. Bakutis BOURLAND, WALL & WENZEL Michael V. Bourland, Jeffrey N. Myers CANTEY HANGER Michael G. Appleman**, Harry Edward Bartel, T. Allan Howeth, Noel C. Ice**, J. David Tracy KELLY HART & HALLMAN Dulaney G. Steer SHANNON, GRACEY, RATLIFF & MILLER Lisa H. Jamieson, Kleber C. Miller* THE BLUM FIRM Marvin E. Blum THOMPSON & KNIGHT R. Gordon Appleman

FREDERICKSBURG REAL ESTATE LAW DANIEL W. NELSON LAW OFFICE Daniel W. Nelson

FRIENDSWOOD PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION

GALVESTON

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ADMIRALTY & MARITIME LAW

EDUCATION LAW

ROYSTON, RAYZOR, VICKERY & WILLIAMS James R. Watkins

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION GREER, HERZ & ADAMS Andrew J. Mytelka LEWIS & WILLIAMS Stephen R. Lewis, Jr.

ADAMS, LYNCH & LOFTIN Neal W. Adams

TAX LAW HAMILTON VOPELAK Shane T. Hamilton

HARLINGEN APPELLATE PRACTICE

HEALTH CARE LAW GREER, HERZ & ADAMS Jon David Epstein

ADAMS & GRAHAM Roger W. Hughes

FAMILY LAW

PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION MCLEOD, ALEXANDER, POWEL & APFFEL James B. Galbraith (D) THE LAW OFFICES OF CRAIG EILAND A. Craig Eiland (P)

RAILROAD LAW MCLEOD, ALEXANDER, POWEL & APFFEL Douglas W. Poole

GEORGETOWN BIOTECHNOLOGY LAW FARNEY DANIELS William Bryan Farney

LISA L. TAYLOR Lisa L. Taylor

IMMIGRATION LAW LAW OFFICE OF JODI GOODWIN Jodilyn Marie Goodwin

HIGHLANDS CORPORATE LAW MARJORIE ANN NEWTON M. Ann Newton

TECHNOLOGY LAW MARJORIE ANN NEWTON M. Ann Newton

HOUSTON

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW FARNEY DANIELS Steven R. Daniels (IP*, P*), William Bryan Farney (IP*, P*)

GRAFORD BANKING & FINANCE LAW ROBERT E. WOOD, JR. Robert Edward Wood, Jr. (B, B*)

ADMIRALTY & MARITIME LAW

ADMINISTRATIVE / REGULATORY LAW ANDREWS KURTH Jonathan S. Day BAKER BOTTS James A. Baker III MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS Charles A. Moore

ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION ALICE OLIVER-PARROTT Alice Oliver-Parrott (M) ANDREWS KURTH William T. Miller (A, M) BAKER BOTTS Michael S. Goldberg (A)

THE LAW FIRM OF ALTON C. TODD Alton C. Todd (P)

FRISCO COLLABORATIVE LAW: FAMILY LAW MACKOY HERNANDEZ QUALLS BROWN & ZAHN Lisa S. Zahn

Jerry Frank Jones PROBATE, TRUST, & GUARDIANSHIP LAW

CONSTRUCTION LAW SCHEEF & STONE C. John Scheef III

FAMILY LAW ALBANO LAW Christine G. Albano

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE Gerard T. Welch (C, IP*, P*)

LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW STRASBURGER & PRICE Kimberly S. Moore (EM)

MUNICIPAL LAW MESSER, ROCKEFELLER & FORT William Andrew Messer**

REAL ESTATE LAW SCHEEF & STONE Robert J. Banta STRASBURGER & PRICE Elmer Murphey

TAX LAW STRASBURGER & PRICE John K. Round

TRUSTS & ESTATES STRASBURGER & PRICE John K. Round**

GAINESVILLE PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION

BAKER & HOSTETLER James C. Winton BROWN & KORNEGAY John R. Pearson CHAFFE MCCALL Harold K. Watson DOYLE TRIAL LAWYERS Michael P. Doyle EASTHAM, WATSON, DALE & FORNEY William A. Durham, Robert L. Klawetter EUGENE J. SILVA, SR. Eugene J. Silva, Sr. GALLOWAY, JOHNSON, TOMPKINS, BURR AND SMITH James M. Tompkins JEFFREY J. PUTNAM, ESQ. Jeffrey J. Putnam LEWIS BRISBOIS BISGAARD & SMITH Ronald L. White LISKOW & LEWIS William W. Pugh RICHARD GORMAN LAW Richard L. Gorman ROYSTON, RAYZOR, VICKERY & WILLIAMS James P. Cooney, John M. Elsley, John F. Unger, David R. Walker SCHECHTER, MCELWEE, SHAFFER & HARRIS Matthew D. Shaffer SCHOUEST, BAMDAS, SOSHEA, & BENMAIER John L. Schouest SUTHERLAND ASBILL & BRENNAN Steven L. Roberts

For the last 30 years, Mr. Jones has practiced probate, trust, and guardianship law. In addition to the many clients who have put their trust in him, it has been his honor to serve on numerous committees. He has been chair of the Real Estate, Probate, and Trust Law Section of the State Bar. He was also the liaison with the legislature for the section. He was the first chair of the Pattern Jury Charges for Probate, Guardianship, and Trust. He wrote the only dissent on the State Bar of Texas, Solutions 2012 Committee. He is board certified in estate planning and probate and a fellow of the American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel. He has written numerous articles including “Conflicts of Law,” “Pattern Jury Charges for Fiduciary Litigation,” “Limitations and Laches, in Probate, Guardianship and Trust,” “He’s Dead? Suing and Defending When There is a Dead Body,” and “He’s Incapacitated? Powers of Attorney.” He says he owes his success to his wife Madalyn; his parents; his brothers, Hico, Texas, Chris Dougherty; Tom Featherston; Frank Ikard; Al Golden, and Kelly Nowak. And he is inspired by his progeny: Vincent, Catherine, Anita, Ian, Cal, Hailey, Whitney, Kennedy, Madyson, and those yet unborn.

Ikard, Golden, Jones

SULLIVANT, WRIGHT & BRINKLEY Edwin E. Wright III (D) phone

400 W. 15th | Suite 975 | Austin, TX 78701 512.476.2929 | fax 512.472.3669 | email jerry@jerryfrankjones.com

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BARBARA ANN RADNOFSKY Barbara Ann Radnofsky (A, M) BERGMAN ADR GROUP Edward Bergman III (A, M) BUTLER MEDIATION SERVICES Randall E. Butler (A, M) HAWASH, MEADE GASTON NEESE & CICACK Andrew K. Meade (A) HAYNES AND BOONE Odean L. Volker (A) JACKSON WALKER Lionel M. Schooler (A) JOYCE + MCFARLAND Jeff Joyce (A, M) KING & SPALDING R. Doak Bishop (A), John P. Bowman (A) LAW OFFICE OF JACK C. GOLDSTEIN Jack C. Goldstein (A, M) LAW OFFICE OF PAUL D. CLOTE Paul D. Clote (A) MATTHIESEN & ASSOCIATES David G. Matthiesen (A, M) MCGOWAN ARBITRATION AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION Gary McGowan (A, M) PATRICK M. FLYNN Patrick M. Flynn (A) PLATT WALKER DAVIS, III Platt Walker Davis III (A) QUINN EMANUEL URQUHART & SULLIVAN Karl S. Stern (A) SCHWARTZ, JUNELL, GREENBERG & OATHOUT Richard A. Schwartz (A, M) THE BRISTOW LAW FIRM B. Daryl Bristow (A) THE LEVIN LAW GROUP Alan F. Levin (A)

ANTITRUST LAW BAKER BOTTS G. Irvin Terrell* BECK REDDEN David J. Beck* BERG & ANDROPHY David H. Berg*

DLA PIPER Claudia Wilson Frost* FOGLER, BRAR, FORD, O’NEIL & GRAY Murray J. Fogler* GARDERE WYNNE SEWELL Thomas A. Hagemann* GIBBS & BRUNS Robin C. Gibbs* HALL MAINES LUGRIN William P. Maines* JONES WALKER Lauren J. Harrison* MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY Alison L. Smith**, G. Allan Van Fleet** NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Layne E. Kruse, Daniel M. McClure, William R. Pakalka*, Anne M. Rodgers PAUL HASTINGS Samuel W. Cooper* QUINN EMANUEL URQUHART & SULLIVAN Karl S. Stern** SUSMAN GODFREY Neal S. Manne*, Kenneth S. Marks*, Shawn L. Raymond*, Stephen D. Susman* VINSON & ELKINS Harry M. Reasoner*, James A. Reeder, Jr.* YETTER COLEMAN R. Paul Yetter*

APPELLATE PRACTICE AKIN GUMP STRAUSS HAUER & FELD Murry B. Cohen ALEXANDER DUBOSE JEFFERSON & TOWNSEND Kevin Dubose, Robert Dubose, Roger D. Townsend ALICE OLIVER-PARROTT Alice Oliver-Parrott BAKER BOTTS Macey Reasoner Stokes, Aaron Streett, Stephen G. Tipps BECK REDDEN David M. Gunn, Connie Pfeiffer, Russell S. Post

BENNETT & SECREST George McCall Secrest, Jr. BRACEWELL & GIULIANI Warren W. Harris, Jeffrrey L. Oldham DLA PIPER Claudia Wilson Frost GODWIN LEWIS R. Alan York 713.595.8300 | page 21

Joseph F. Brophy

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION Joseph (“Joe”) Brophy is a zealous advocate for his clients in the boardroom and in the courtroom. Joe is a business lawyer possessing substantial expertise in business transactions and business litigation. Joe represents individuals, partnerships, and companies in a wide array of business transactions, disputes, and lawsuits. Joe’s extensive litigation and transactional experience, and experience in private industry, make him exceptionally qualified to advise clients in connection with both business transactions and as lead counsel in complex litigation matters through a jury trial, a bench trial, or arbitration. Mr. Brophy’s transactional and corporate law experience includes advising companies and individuals with contracts, mergers and acquisitions, commercial real estate, commercial finance, the private placement of securities, and business formations. Joe has substantial experience in the area of civil litigation on both sides of the docket, representing individual and corporate plaintiffs and defendants. Mr. Brophy has served as lead counsel in virtually all types of civil lawsuits, including without limitation: contract and fraud, fiduciary duty, real estate, construction, securities, directors and officer’s liability, professional malpractice, energy, insurance, personal injury, unfair competition, intellectual property, and trade secrets. In addition to being selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Joe has also been previously selected for inclusion in Princeton Global Networks’ Top 100 Lawyers in America and Texas Super Lawyers.

Hohmann, Brophy & Shelton, PLLC

Frost Bank Tower One American Center 401 Congress Avenue | Suite 3050 600 Congress Avenue | Third Floor Austin, TX 78701 | phone 512.505.4104 | fax 512.551.0448 email joeb@hbslawyers.com • jb@josephbrophylaw.com 34 | T E X A S

BEIRNE, MAYNARD & PARSONS Martin D. Beirne, Jeffrey Parsons, Thomas P. Sartwelle BERG & ANDROPHY David H. Berg BERG FELDMAN JOHNSON BELL Geoffrey A. Berg BLANK ROME Robert P. Scott BET-THE-COMPANY BRACEWELL & GIULIANI Sean Gorman, J. Clifford Gunter III, LITIGATION Michael Kuhn AKIN GUMP STRAUSS HAUER & FELD BROWN SIMS Murry B. Cohen G. Byron Sims BAKER BOTTS CALLAWAY & ASSOCIATES Richard L. Josephson Richard R. Callaway BECK REDDEN COATS ROSE YALE RYMAN & LEE David J. Beck Daniel F. Shank BERG & ANDROPHY COGAN & PARTNERS David H. Berg John P. Cogan, Jr. BRACEWELL & GIULIANI DALY & BLACK J. Clifford Gunter III John Scott Black FISHER, BOYD, BROWN & HUGUENARD DOW GOLUB REMELS & BEVERLY Wayne Fisher Sanford L. Dow FOGLER, BRAR, FORD, O’NEIL & GRAY FISHER, BOYD, BROWN & HUGUENARD Murray J. Fogler Larry P. Boyd, Wayne Fisher GIBBS & BRUNS Robin C. Gibbs, Kathy D. Patrick, Barrett FOGLER, BRAR, FORD, O’NEIL & GRAY Murray J. Fogler H. Reasoner GIBBS & BRUNS JACKSON WALKER Robin C. Gibbs, Grant J. Harvey, Kathy D. Charles Lynde Babcock Patrick, Barrett H. Reasoner JAMAIL & KOLIUS GRAHAM HILL Joseph D. Jamail J. Graham Hill KING & SPALDING GRAY REED & MCGRAW R. Doak Bishop Daryl W. Bailey, James M. McGraw, MCGUIREWOODS James J. Ormiston, James L. Reed, Jr. Ronald G. Franklin GREENBERG TRAURIG NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Grant Cook, Mary-Olga Lovett Reagan M. Brown, Otway B. Denny, Jr., H. BRUCE GOLDEN Stephen C. Dillard, Bill Slusser H. Bruce Golden REYNOLDS FRIZZELL HALL MAINES LUGRIN Chris Reynolds William P. Maines SKADDEN, ARPS, SLATE, MEAGHER HAYNES AND BOONE & FLOM Thomas D. Cordell, Lynne Liberato, Charles W. Schwartz Michael J. Mazzone, Michael T. Powell SUSMAN GODFREY HILDER & ASSOCIATES Neal S. Manne, Stephen D. Susman Philip H. Hilder VINSON & ELKINS HUNTON & WILLIAMS Harry M. Reasoner Edward F. Fernandes BIOTECHNOLOGY LAW JACKSON WALKER Charles Lynde Babcock, Glen M. NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Boudreaux, Richard E. Griffin Thomas D. Paul BANKRUPTCY & JAMAIL & KOLIUS CREDITOR DEBTOR CIVIL RIGHTS LAW Joseph D. Jamail RIGHTS / INSOLVENCY & JONES DAY BAKER & HOSTETLER REORGANIZATION LAW N. Scott Fletcher Drew B. Tipton ANDREWS KURTH JOYCE + MCFARLAND Thomas J. Perich, Robin Russell, David COLLABORATIVE LAW: CIVIL Jeff Joyce A. Zdunkewicz LAW OFFICE OF NORMA LEVINE TRUSCH K&L GATES Norma L. Trusch BRACEWELL & GIULIANI John F. Sullivan III Marcy E. Kurtz**, William A. Wood III KING & SPALDING COLLABORATIVE LAW: GARDERE WYNNE SEWELL R. Doak Bishop, R. Bruce Hurley FAMILY LAW John P. Melko** KIRK LAW FIRM JENKINS & KAMIN GREENBERG TRAURIG Dana G. Kirk Joan Foote Jenkins Shari L. Heyen** LAPIN & LANDA LAW OFFICE OF NORMA LEVINE TRUSCH HAYNES AND BOONE Robert E. Lapin Norma L. Trusch Charles A. Beckham, Jr., Theresa LAW OFFICE OF PAUL D. CLOTE Einhorn, Henry Flores**, Patrick L. MARTHA BOURNE, ATTORNEY AT LAW Paul D. Clote Hughes, Kenric D. Kattner** Martha Bourne LECLAIRRYAN HOOVER SLOVACEK THE ROYALLS James J. McConn, Jr. Edward L. Rothberg Donald R. Royall LISKOW & LEWIS HUGHES WATTERS ASKANASE TINDALL & ENGLAND Michael P. Cash, Andrew Wooley David J. Askanase, Wayne Kitchens Harry L. Tindall LOCKE LORD JACKSON WALKER Charles S. Baker COMMERCIAL LITIGATION Bruce J. Ruzinsky** LUGENBUHL, WHEATON, PECK, RANKIN ADAMS AND REESE K&L GATES & HUBBARD Alton J. Hall, Jr. Trey A. Monsour** Martin R. Sadler AHMAD, ZAVITSANOS, ANAIPAKOS, ALAVI MARSHALL & LEWIS KING & SPALDING & MENSING Edward L. Ripley, Myron M. Sheinfeld, Ronald C. Lewis Joseph Y. Ahmad, Amir H. Alavi, Mark W. Wege** MARTIN, DISIERE, JEFFERSON & WISDOM Demetrios Anaipakos, Todd W. MAYER BROWN Dale Jefferson Mensing, Tim Shelby, John Zavitsanos Charles S. Kelley MAX HENDRICK, III AJAMIE MCKOOL SMITH Max Hendrick III Thomas R. Ajamie Hugh M. Ray** MCCOLLAM LAW FIRM AKIN GUMP STRAUSS HAUER & FELD NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Andrew McCollam III Murry B. Cohen, Michael K. Swan Evelyn H. Biery, Zack A. Clement**, MCGUIREWOODS ANDREWS KURTH William R. Greendyke** Ronald G. Franklin, Richard P. Keeton, James Edward Maloney PORTER HEDGES Jacks C. Nickens BAKER & HOSTETLER John F. Higgins** MICHAEL W. PERRIN C. Thomas Kruse S. MAYER LAW Michael W. Perrin BAKER & MCKENZIE Sylvia A. Mayer** MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS Brendan D. Cook Winstol D. Carter, Jr., Lucas T. Elliot STRONG PIPKIN BISSELL & LEDYARD BAKER BOTTS S. Margie Venus** NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT John V. Anaipakos, Michael S. Edward B. Adams, Jr., Reagan M. Brown, Goldberg, Richard L. Josephson, THOMPSON & KNIGHT Stephen K. Carroll, M. Carter Crow, Macey Reasoner Stokes, G. Irvin Rhett G. Campbell**, Randy W. Stephen C. Dillard, Robert S. Harrell, Terrell Williams** Layne E. Kruse, Daniel M. McClure, BECK REDDEN VINSON & ELKINS William R. Pakalka, Gerard G. Pecht, David J. Beck, Alistair Dawson, Duston K. McFaul**, D. Bobbitt Noel, Bill Slusser, Richard J. Wilson, Jeffrey S. Kathleen A. Gallagher, David M. Gunn, Jr.**, Harry A. Perrin, John E. West Wolff, William D. Wood J. Todd Shields

BRACEWELL & GIULIANI Kate H. Day (B), Mark C. Evans (B), Dewey J. Gonsoulin, Jr. (B), William J. Hayes (B), William T. Luedke IV (B, R) DLA PIPER Claudia Wilson Frost (B*) GREENBERG TRAURIG Francis R. Bradley III (B), Grant Cook (B*), J. Scott Sheehan (B*, R) HAYNES AND BOONE Theresa Einhorn (B), Robert S. Ladd (B), HAYNES AND BOONE Joseph A. Vilardo (B) Lynne Liberato JACKSON WALKER HOGAN & HOGAN Glen M. Boudreaux (B*) Jennifer Bruch Hogan, Richard P. Hogan, Jr. LATHAM & WATKINS M. Catherine Ozdogan (B) LOCKE LORD Chris Dove LISKOW & LEWIS Marilyn C. Maloney (B) NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Katherine D. Mackillop, Joy M. Soloway LOCKE LORD Buddy Haas (B), Stan Pieringer (B), Dale RICHARD L. STANLEY D. Smith (B), Jeff Smith (B) Richard L. Stanley MAYER BROWN ROACH & NEWTON Tristan E. Propst (B) Robert M. Roach NATHAN SOMMERS JACOBS SHIPLEY SNELL MONTGOMERY Ann C. Jacobs (B) Amy D. Maddux PAUL HASTINGS VINSON & ELKINS Paris A. Theofanidis (B) Penelope Elizabeth Nicholson, Gwendolyn Johnson Samora, Marie PORTER HEDGES R. Yeates Ephraim Del Pozo (B), Nick H. Sorensen (B) WRIGHT & CLOSE Wanda McKee Fowler, Thomas C. Wright SHANNON, MARTIN, FINKELSTEIN, ALVARADO & DUNNE YETTER COLEMAN George A. Shannon, Jr. (B) Reagan W. Simpson, Marc S. Tabolsky, Christian J. Ward SIDLEY AUSTIN Kenneth M. Anderson (B) AVIATION LAW SIMPSON THACHER & BARTLETT FISHER, BOYD, BROWN & HUGUENARD Robert René Rabalais (B) Larry P. Boyd THOMPSON & KNIGHT Timothy R. Brown (B), Robert C. BANKING & FINANCE LAW Shearer (B) ANDREWS KURTH VINSON & ELKINS Martha Smith DeBusk (B), Douglas Brian M. Moss (B), Stephen C. Tarry J. Dillon (B), Gail Merel (B), Thomas (B), Sanford A. Weiner (B) J. Perich (B) WELSH LEBLANC BAKER BOTTS H. Ronald Welsh (B*) Lyman R. Paden (B) WILLKIE FARR & GALLAGHER Michael E. Niebruegge (B) WINSTEAD Nelson R. Block (B), James W. Doyle (B), Michael W. Hilliard (B), Douglas E. Stewart (B)

VORYS, SATER, SEYMOUR AND PEASE Thomas H. Grace WEIL, GOTSHAL & MANGES Alfredo R. Perez WINSTEAD Joseph G. Epstein WINSTON & STRAWN Melanie Gray, Lydia T. Protopapas

PLEASE REFER TO THE KEY OF PRACTICE AREAS ON PAGE 16 FOR A DESCRIPTION OF ASTERISKS AND SPECIALTY ABBREVIATIONS.


2015

LINKED FIRMS/ NEWLY LISTED LAWYERS LAWYERS

PHELPS DUNBAR Patricia Hair PHIFER LAW FIRM Michael L. Phifer PIERCE & O'NEILL Jack O'Neill, Jesse R. Pierce PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN Samuel E. Stubbs PORTER HEDGES Daniel K. Hedges, Eugene M. Nettles QUINN EMANUEL URQUHART & SULLIVAN Karl S. Stern REED SMITH E. Lee Haag III REYNOLDS FRIZZELL Jeremy Doyle, Jean C. Frizzell, Chris Reynolds RILEY LAW FIRM Tim Riley SCHICK & COPELAND Morgan Lee Copeland, Jr. SCHWARTZ, JUNELL, GREENBERG & OATHOUT Roger B. Greenberg, William Edward Junell, Jr., Steven R. Rech, Richard A. Schwartz SHEPHERD, SCOTT, CLAWATER & HOUSTON George W. Shepherd III SIDLEY AUSTIN Mark K. Glasser SKADDEN, ARPS, SLATE, MEAGHER & FLOM Charles W. Schwartz STRONG PIPKIN BISSELL & LEDYARD K.B. Battaglini, John G. Bissell, Michael Hendryx SUSMAN GODFREY Neal S. Manne, Kenneth S. Marks, Eric J. Mayer, Kenneth E. McNeil, William R. H. Merrill, J. Hoke Peacock III, Stephen D. Susman, Harry P. Susman, Mark L. D. Wawro THE BROWN LAW FIRM Thomas K. Brown THE LANIER LAW FIRM W. Mark Lanier THOMPSON & KNIGHT Rhett G. Campbell, Jonathan B. Shoebotham VINSON & ELKINS Phillip Bruce Dye, Jr., James Lloyd Loftis, D. Ferguson McNiel III, Patrick W. Mizell, H. Dixon Montague, Harry M. Reasoner, James A. Reeder, Jr., Mark C. Rodriguez, James Daniel Thompson III, Marie R. Yeates WARE, JACKSON, LEE & CHAMBERS Don Jackson WATT BECKWORTH THOMPSON HENNEMAN & SULLIVAN John B. Beckworth, Joseph G. Thompson III WELSH LEBLANC H. Ronald Welsh WINSTEAD Teresa Letson Schneider WINSTON & STRAWN John E. O'Neill, John B. Strasburger YETTER COLEMAN Charles Parker, Reagan W. Simpson, R. Paul Yetter

HAYNES AND BOONE Michael T. Powell* KING & SPALDING Scott A. Greer, R. Bruce Hurley LECLAIRRYAN John P. Cahill, Jr.** LORANCE & THOMPSON William K. Luyties MANELA LAW FIRM Mark D. Manela MARSHALL & LEWIS Ronald C. Lewis* MAYER BROWN Charles S. Kelley PORTER HEDGES John R. Hawkins, David D. Peden, Allison J. Snyder REED SMITH E. Lee Haag III* REYNOLDS FRIZZELL Chris Reynolds* THOMPSON & KNIGHT Bruce W. Merwin VINCENT LOPEZ SERAFINO JENEVEIN R. Kelly Donaldson** VINSON & ELKINS D. Ferguson McNiel III* WARE, JACKSON, LEE & CHAMBERS Don Jackson* WINSTEAD Mark C. Guthrie**

JACKSON WALKER Darrell W. Taylor JAY DONALD KELLEY Jay Donald Kelley K&L GATES Charles L. Strauss LATHAM & WATKINS William N. Finnegan IV, Robin Smith Fredrickson, Jeffrey S. Muñoz, Sean T. Wheeler LOCKE LORD Scott J. Arrington, Donna Burnett, David Taylor MAYER BROWN Robert F. Gray, Jr., William T. Heller IV, Dallas Robert Parker MCGUIREWOODS David L. Ronn NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Brian P. Fenske, Frank T. Garcia, Peggy A. Heeg, David S. Peterman, Charles D. Powell, Arthur H. Rogers III, Fredric A. Weber, Robert E. Wilson PAUL FRANCIS PEREA Paul Perea PORTER HEDGES Robert G. Reedy, Nick H. Sorensen, William W. Wiggins SHANNON, MARTIN, FINKELSTEIN, ALVARADO & DUNNE George A. Shannon, Jr. SIDLEY AUSTIN Kenneth M. Anderson, Kevin Paul CORPORATE GOVERNANCE & Lewis, J. Mark Metts, James L. Rice III SIMPSON THACHER & BARTLETT COMPLIANCE LAW Robert René Rabalais BAKER BOTTS Andrew M. Baker (G), James A. Baker SKADDEN, ARPS, SLATE, MEAGHER & FLOM III (G), Tull R. Florey (G), J. David Frank E. Bayouth Kirkland, Jr. (C, G), Stephen A. Massad (G), Gene J. Oshman (G), Theodore W. STRASBURGER & PRICE Paris (C, G), Timothy S. Taylor (G) W. Garney Griggs BRACEWELL & GIULIANI THOMPSON & KNIGHT Edgar J. Marston III (G), Charles H. Alan P. Baden, Bill McDonald, Michael Still, Jr. (G) K. Pierce, Timothy T. Samson DUANE MORRIS VINSON & ELKINS Charles E. Harrell (C, G) Douglas S. Bland, Trina Hill Chandler, Fielding B. Cochran III, Christopher JACKSON WALKER S. Collins, John B. Connally IV, Jeffery Jeffrey R. Harder (G) Burton Floyd, C. Michael Harrington, LATHAM & WATKINS T. Mark Kelly, Douglas E. McWilliams, Sean T. Wheeler (G) David Palmer Oelman, James M. Prince, Edward T. Stockbridge, David MAYER BROWN Harry Stone, Michael S. Telle, Sanford Dallas Robert Parker (G) A. Weiner, Scott Neal Wulfe NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT WILLKIE FARR & GALLAGHER Robert S. Harrell (C, G), Peggy A. Heeg Michael E. Niebruegge (C, G), Gerard G. Pecht (G), Arthur H. Rogers III (C, G) WINSTON & STRAWN Christopher A. Ferazzi SIDLEY AUSTIN Kevin Paul Lewis (C, G) CRIMINAL DEFENSE: THOMPSON & KNIGHT NON-WHITE-COLLAR Barry Davis (G), Geoffrey A. Long (G) BENNETT & SECREST VINSON & ELKINS George McCall Secrest, Jr. T. Mark Kelly (C, G) BERG & ANDROPHY CORPORATE LAW Joel M. Androphy AJAMIE BIRES SCHAFFER & DEBORDE Thomas R. Ajamie David R. Bires, Nicole Deborde AKIN GUMP STRAUSS HAUER & FELD DEGUERIN, DICKSON, HENNESSY & WARD Stephen D. Davis, J. Vincent Kendrick, Dick DeGuerin Christine B. LaFollette, Thomas J. FOREMAN, DEGEURIN & DEGEURIN McCaffrey Michael DeGeurin ANDREWS KURTH HANSZEN LAPORTE David C. Buck, John T. Cabaniss, Jeff Charley A. Davidson CONSTRUCTION LAW C. Dodd, Diana M. Hudson, Robert V. Jewell, Allison D. Mantor, G. Michael LAW OFFICE OF JAMES ALSTON ADAMS AND REESE O'Leary, Eddy J. Rogers, Jr., Robin James R. Alston Clayton C. Cannon**, David Toney Russell, Timothy J. Unger LAW OFFICE OF PAUL SCHIFFER ANDREWS KURTH BAKER & HOSTETLER Paul A. Schiffer J. Wiley George Donald White Brodsky, Laura J. MALLETT, SAPER, BERG ANDREWS MYERS McMahon Edward A. Mallett William K. Andrews*, William W. BAKER BOTTS Davidson*, Linda D. Emery, Thomas W. R. TODD BENNETT Andrew M. Baker, Joshua Davidson, Myers**, William Jason Walker*, William R. Todd Bennett Tull R. Florey, J. David Kirkland, Jr., B. Westcott Stephen A. Massad, Gene J. Oshman, SCHNEIDER & MCKINNEY CHAMBERLAIN, HRDLICKA, WHITE, W. Troy McKinney, Stanley G. Theodore W. Paris, Felix P. Phillips, Jr., WILLIAMS & AUGHTRY Schneider Joe S. Poff, Kelly Brunetti Rose, Gerald Kerry C. Williams** M. Spedale, Timothy S. Taylor THE SCHAFFER FIRM COATS ROSE YALE RYMAN & LEE Randolph Lee Schaffer, Jr. BAKER WILLIAMS & MATTHIESEN Thomas R. Barber, Ian P. Faria, Patrick Bryan Baker E. Gaas, Barry S. Rabon, Chris E. CRIMINAL DEFENSE: BOYARMILLER Ryman**, Daniel F. Shank WHITE-COLLAR Gary W. Miller COKINOS, BOSIEN & YOUNG ADAMO & ADAMO Gregory M. Cokinos, Richard P. Flake** BRACEWELL & GIULIANI Samuel D. Adamo Sr. John L. Bland, John R. Brantley, William CORDRAY & SCHNELLER D. Gutermuth, Edgar J. Marston III, Gary BAKER & MCKENZIE Keith E. Coulter** W. Orloff, Charles H. Still, Jr., R. Daniel Lawrence D. Finder Witschey, Jr. FISHER, BOYD, BROWN & HUGUENARD BENNETT & SECREST Wayne Fisher* DUANE MORRIS George McCall Secrest, Jr. Charles E. Harrell FORD NASSEN & BALDWIN BERG & ANDROPHY Curtis Martin GARDERE WYNNE SEWELL Joel M. Androphy, David H. Berg Eric A. Blumrosen, Allen B. Craig III, GIBBS & BRUNS Douglas K. Eyberg, Frank M. Putman, BIRES SCHAFFER & DEBORDE Barrett H. Reasoner* Kent A. Schaffer N. L. Stevens III GREENBERG TRAURIG HAYNES AND BOONE Michael L. Burnett Robert P. Thibault

COGDELL LAW FIRM Dan L. Cogdell 713.426.2244 | page 13 CHAFFE MCCALL Don J. DeGabrielle Jr. DEGUERIN, DICKSON, HENNESSY & WARD Dick DeGuerin FOREMAN, DEGEURIN & DEGEURIN Michael DeGeurin GARDERE WYNNE SEWELL Thomas A. Hagemann HINTON BAILEY & BOND Joe W. Bailey II LAW OFFICE OF JAMES ALSTON James R. Alston LOCKE LORD Tim Johnson MALLETT, SAPER, BERG Edward A. Mallett NEAL DAVIS LAW FIRM Neal Davis PORTER HEDGES Daniel K. Hedges QUINN EMANUEL URQUHART & SULLIVAN David Gerger R. TODD BENNETT R. Todd Bennett SCHNEIDER & MCKINNEY Stanley G. Schneider SMYSER KAPLAN & VESELKA Shaun G. Clarke THE SCHAFFER FIRM Randolph Lee Schaffer, Jr.

DERIVATIVES & FUTURES LAW CADWALADER, WICKERSHAM & TAFT Chad Mills LOCKE LORD Brandon Lobb, Mark W. Miller MAYER BROWN Bill Hart, Jr. PAUL HASTINGS Paris A. Theofanidis

PROFILED FIRMS/ NAMES IN RED INDICATE LAWYERS OF THE YEAR LAWYERS

REED SMITH Craig R. Enochs, Paul B. Turner SIMPSON THACHER & BARTLETT Robert René Rabalais THOMPSON & KNIGHT Rhett G. Campbell

CHAMBERLAIN, HRDLICKA, WHITE, WILLIAMS & AUGHTRY Stephen M. Mason CONNER & WINTERS Douglas M. Selwyn COURTNEY & ASSOCIATES J. Cal Courtney, Jr.** DLA PIPER Claudia Wilson Frost* GARDERE WYNNE SEWELL Michael A. Abbott HAYNES AND BOONE Jesse J. Gelsomini LOCKE LORD Edward A. Razim III NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Mark S. Miller**, Stephanie M. Schroepfer VINSON & ELKINS Alan J. Robin

DUI/DWI DEFENSE SCHEINER LAW GROUP Grant M. Scheiner SCHNEIDER & MCKINNEY W. Troy McKinney TRICHTER & MURPHY Doug Murphy, J. Gary Trichter

EDUCATION LAW BRACEWELL & GIULIANI Leon Kelly Frels THOMPSON & HORTON J. David Thompson III

ELDER LAW

ENERGY LAW

LAW OFFICE OF CHRISTINA LESHER Christina Lesher SHARON B. GARDNER Sharon Brand Gardner

EMINENT DOMAIN & CONDEMNATION LAW ANDREWS KURTH J. Mark Breeding, Frederick D. Junkin MCFARLAND Charles B. McFarland NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Stephen K. Carroll VINSON & ELKINS Billy Coe Dyer, H. Dixon Montague

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS (ERISA) LAW ANDREWS KURTH Christopher R. Fenelon, L. Lee McMurtry III BAKER BOTTS Mark A. Bodron, J. Rob Fowler, James R. Raborn**, Gail W. Stewart**

AKIN GUMP STRAUSS HAUER & FELD Michael J. Byrd, Stephen D. Davis ANDREWS KURTH J. Todd Culwell, Jonathan S. Day, Robert V. Jewell, Mark J. Thurber, Timothy J. Unger ARNOLD & PORTER Thad Thano Dameris BAKER & MCKENZIE Louis J. Davis BAKER BOTTS J. Gregory Copeland BEIRNE, MAYNARD & PARSONS Martin D. Beirne BRACEWELL & GIULIANI J. Clifford Gunter III, Ryan S. Holcomb, W. James McAnelly III, G. Alan Rafte CALDWELL BOUDREAUX LEFLER Charles F. Caldwell, Henry S. May, Jr., Albert S. Tabor, Jr. COGAN & PARTNERS John P. Cogan, Jr. CRADY, JEWETT & MCCULLEY Lawrence E. Glenn

David E. Chamberlain PERSONAL INJURY – PLAINTIFFS & DEFENDANTS David E. Chamberlain has been named the Outstanding Defense Bar Leader in the nation by DRI, the largest association of defense trial lawyers in the country. He currently serves as President of the Texas Chapters of the American Board of Trial Advocates, on the Board of Directors of the State Bar of Texas, and Chair of the State Bar Insurance Trust. He recently served as President of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Austin Bar Association, and on the Board of DRI. He was named Course Director, 2014 State Bar Advanced Civil Trial Course; the 2007 Advanced Personal Injury Law Course; and the 2013 and 2014 Business Disputes Institutes. He received the 2014 State Bar of Texas Standing Ovation Award for his longstanding service in legal education to fellow lawyers and the 2014 State Bar Presidential Citation for creation of the Texas Bar Private Insurance Exchange. He has been listed in Texas Super Lawyers for the past 10 years and is a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers. Mr. Chamberlain is the founding partner of Chamberlain♦McHaney, and is board certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

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GARDERE WYNNE SEWELL Douglas K. Eyberg GREENBERG TRAURIG James R. Leahy HAYNES AND BOONE Bernard F. Clark, Jr. JAY DONALD KELLEY Jay Donald Kelley JONES DAY Jeffrey A. Schlegel KING & SPALDING R. Doak Bishop, John P. Bowman, Kenneth S. Culotta, Daniel R. Rogers LATHAM & WATKINS Robin Smith Fredrickson, Jeffrey S. Muñoz LAW OFFICES OF ALLEN D. CUMMINGS Allen D. Cummings LOCKE LORD David Patton, Bill Swanstrom MAYER BROWN Thomas J. Moore, Jose L. Valera MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY Blake H. Winburne MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS David F. Asmus, Charles A. Moore NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Peggy A. Heeg, Michael P. Irvin, George F. Kutzschbach PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN John G. Mauel PORTER HEDGES C. Randall King, Robert H. Thomas, G. Gail Watkins SIDLEY AUSTIN Kenneth M. Anderson, Mark K. Glasser, Glenn L. Pinkerton, Sergio A. Pozzerle, James L. Rice III SKADDEN, ARPS, SLATE, MEAGHER & FLOM Ann A. Hawkins STRASBURGER & PRICE W. Garney Griggs THOMPSON & KNIGHT Mitchell E. Ayer, Sr., Hunter H. White VINSON & ELKINS Douglas S. Bland, Fielding B. Cochran III, John B. Connally IV, Larry W. Nettles, Mark C. Rodriguez, James D. Seegers, James H. Tipton, Jr. WILLKIE FARR & GALLAGHER Michael E. Niebruegge WINSTEAD Linda Glover YETTER COLEMAN Reagan W. Simpson ZUKOWSKI, BRESENHAN, SINEX & PETRY John M. Zukowski

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LAND USE & ZONING LAW ANDREWS KURTH Robert J. Collins** BLANK ROME Barry Abrams* VINSON & ELKINS Larry W. Nettles

LEGAL MALPRACTICE LAW BECK REDDEN David J. Beck (D) GIBBS & BRUNS Robin C. Gibbs (D), Barrett H. Reasoner (D)

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Ross Charles W. Hurd (D), David R. Iler (D), THE AKERS FIRM STRONG PIPKIN BISSELL & LEDYARD Robert J. Swift (D) Brock C. Akers (D) K.B. Battaglini NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Reagan M. Brown (D), Robert S. Harrell (D) TEKELL, BOOK, ALLEN & MORRIS Kenneth Tekell, Sr. (D)

PERDUE & KIDD Jim M. Perdue, Sr. (P), Jim M. Perdue, Jr. (P) SMITH ADAMS LAW FEEHAN Michael C. Feehan (D), Richard M. Law (D) SMYSER KAPLAN & VESELKA Craig Smyser (D, P) THE BOUDREAUX LAW FIRM Olan J. Boudreaux (P) THE BROWN LAW FIRM Thomas K. Brown (P) UZICK & ONCKEN J. Kevin Oncken (D), Jeffrey H. Uzick (D)

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PROJECT FINANCE LAW ANDREWS KURTH Dahl C. Thompson, Mark J. Thurber, Timothy J. Unger BRACEWELL & GIULIANI Mark C. Evans, G. Alan Rafte

RAILROAD LAW BAKER, DONELSON, BEARMAN, CALDWELL & BERKOWITZ Jeffrey W. Hastings CONNELLY BAKER WOTRING Mainess Gibson JONES, GRANGER, TRAMUTO & HALSTEAD Robert M. Tramuto

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LOCKE LORD Stephen C. Jacobs, James W. Robertson, Doug Yeager MAYER BROWN M. Marvin Katz, Ronald M. Shoss, Neil A. Wasserstrom MOODY LAW GROUP Justin V. Switzer NATHAN SOMMERS JACOBS Marvin D. Nathan** NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT William B. Sing PORTER HEDGES George S. Craft, W. David Tidholm RICHARD MELAMED Richard Melamed SCHLANGER, SILVER, BARG & PAINE Lee D. Schlanger, Louis E. Silver SEYFARTH SHAW Peter M. Oxman SHANNON, MARTIN, FINKELSTEIN, ALVARADO & DUNNE George A. Shannon, Jr. STRASBURGER & PRICE Jonathan A. Peckham THOMPSON & KNIGHT Stephen M. Block, Timothy R. Brown, Bruce W. Merwin, Jerry L. Metcalf VINSON & ELKINS E. Scot Dixon, H. Dixon Montague, Sanford A. Weiner VORYS, SATER, SEYMOUR AND PEASE Stephen D. Browning WILSON, CRIBBS & GOREN Reid C. Wilson WINSTEAD Nelson R. Block, Denis Clive Braham, K. Gregory Erwin, Vincent L. Marino, Barry E. Putterman, Douglas E. Stewart

SKADDEN, ARPS, SLATE, MEAGHER & FLOM Noelle M. Reed (S*), Charles W. Schwartz (S*) SUSMAN GODFREY Kenneth S. Marks (S*) THOMPSON & KNIGHT W. Christopher Schaeper (S) VINSON & ELKINS Jeffery Burton Floyd (S), C. Michael Harrington (S), T. Mark Kelly (S) WELSH LEBLANC H. Ronald Welsh (S*) WINSTON & STRAWN Richard L. Wynne (S) YETTER COLEMAN R. Paul Yetter (S*)

HAYNES AND BOONE Bradley J. Richards NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Brian P. Fenske, Charles D. Powell

TRANSPORTATION LAW ARNOLD & PORTER Thad Thano Dameris DOYLE TRIAL LAWYERS Michael P. Doyle MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS Winstol D. Carter, Jr.

TRUSTS & ESTATES

ANDREWS KURTH Terri Lacy**, William T. Miller* ANNE HARDIMAN Anne Hardiman SECURITIZATION & BAKER BOTTS STRUCTURED FINANCE LAW Paige K. Ben-Yaacov, Stephen T. Dyer, Ronald W. Kesterson**, John MAYER BROWN W. Porter* Bill Hart, Jr. BAKER WILLIAMS & MATTHIESEN VINSON & ELKINS Lynne H. Williams Mark R. Spradling BERNARD E. JONES SPORTS LAW Bernard E. Jones HAYNES AND BOONE BRACEWELL & GIULIANI Ricardo Garcia-Moreno Glen T. Eichelberger WINSTEAD C. BOONE SCHWARTZEL Denis Clive Braham C. Boone Schwartzel CENATIEMPO & DITTA TAX LAW Michael J. Cenatiempo**, Louis M. AKIN GUMP STRAUSS HAUER & FELD Ditta** W. Thomas Weir CHAMBERLAIN, HRDLICKA, WHITE, ANDREWS KURTH WILLIAMS & AUGHTRY Thomas W. Ford, Jr., Gregg H. Jones, Lawrence M. Bass Allison D. Mantor, Robert J. McNamara CHARLES W. GIRAUD III BAKER & MCKENZIE Charles W. Giraud III** Melinda R. Phelan, N. Susan Stone CRAIN, CATON & JAMES BAKER BOTTS Sarah Patel Pacheco** SECURITIES / CAPITAL Michael P. Bresson, Derek Green, DAVIS & WILLMS Richard A. Husseini**, Renn G. MARKETS LAW Mickey R. Davis, Melissa Willms Neilson**, John W. Porter* ANDREWS KURTH DINKINS KELLY LENOX LAMB & WALKER BRACEWELL & GIULIANI James Edward Maloney (S*) Linda Kelly Charles L. Almond, Gregory M. Bopp, BAKER & HOSTETLER FARNER & PERRIN Steven H. Gerdes, R. Todd Greenwalt Donald White Brodsky (S) Wendy M. Farner CHAMBERLAIN, HRDLICKA, WHITE, BAKER BOTTS FISHER, BOYD, BROWN & HUGUENARD WILLIAMS & AUGHTRY Andrew M. Baker (R), James A. Baker Wayne Fisher* Larry A. Campagna*, George W. III (R), Maria Wyckoff Boyce (S*), Tull Connelly, Jr.*, Jack P. Eckels, George FIZER BECK WEBSTER BENTLEY & R. Florey (S), Richard L. Josephson A. Hrdlicka**, Lawrence W. Sherlock*, SCROGGINS (S*), J. David Kirkland, Jr. (S), Stephen Juan F. Vasquez, Jr.* Stefnee D. Ashlock, Roger Q Beck, Kristi A. Massad (S), Gene J. Oshman (R, S), N. Elsom, Scott A. Schepps, Jerry M. CRAIN, CATON & JAMES Joe S. Poff (R, S), David D. Sterling Scroggins Larry George (S*), Timothy S. Taylor (S), G. Irvin Terrell (S*) GARDERE WYNNE SEWELL GARDERE WYNNE SEWELL Lawrence J. Pirtle Allen B. Craig III, James Howard BERG & ANDROPHY David H. Berg (S*) GRAY REED & MCGRAW HAYNES AND BOONE Joseph W. Royce** Chris E. Wolfe BLANK ROME Barry Abrams (S*) HAYNES AND BOONE JACKSON WALKER Jeffrey E. Raley John M. Ransom BOYARMILLER J. William Boyar (S) JAMES E. BRILL JONES DAY James E. Brill Arthur M. Nathan BRACEWELL & GIULIANI Charles H. Still, Jr. (R, S) LAW OFFICES OF W. ALVIN EARLY LATHAM & WATKINS W. Alvin Early Charles Timothy Fenn DLA PIPER Claudia Wilson Frost (S*) LAWTER & LAWTER LOCKE LORD Jack W. Lawter, Jr. Ken Simon, Mitch Tiras, Walter P. Zivley GARDERE WYNNE SEWELL Thomas A. Hagemann (S*) LOCKE LORD MAYER BROWN Stephanie Donaho, Mark A. Jacob, Edward C. Osterberg, Jr. GIBBS & BRUNS Walter P. Zivley Robin C. Gibbs (S*), Kathy D. Patrick MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY (S*), Barrett H. Reasoner (S*) MACINTYRE MCCULLOCH STANFIELD Cym H. Lowell, Mark R. Martin* YOUNG GREENBERG TRAURIG NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Robert S. MacIntyre, Jr.* Grant Cook (S*) John R. Allender, William H. Caudill**, Charles W. Hall**, Andrius R. Kontrimas, MARJORIE S. SCHULTZ & ASSOCIATES H. BRUCE GOLDEN Marjorie S. Schultz Stephen A. Kuntz, Robert W. Phillpott, H. Bruce Golden (S*) Jasper G. Taylor III NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT HALL MAINES LUGRIN Joseph C. Sleeth, Jr. PAUL HASTINGS William P. Maines (S*) Gregory V. Nelson** PORTER HEDGES JONES DAY John O. Brentin SIDLEY AUSTIN N. Scott Fletcher (S*) Timothy J. Devetski RICHARD LEE JUKES K&L GATES Richard L. Jukes THOMPSON & KNIGHT Charles L. Strauss (R, S) Roger D. Aksamit, Marc E. SHARON B. GARDNER LATHAM & WATKINS Grossberg** Sharon Brand Gardner Ryan Maierson (S), Sean T. Wheeler (S) TOWNSEND & JONES VORYS, SATER, SEYMOUR AND PEASE MAYER BROWN John A. Townsend* Robert A. Seale, Jr. Dallas Robert Parker (S) VINSON & ELKINS WARE, JACKSON, LEE & CHAMBERS MCGUIREWOODS Judith M. Blissard, George Matthew Don Jackson* Richard P. Keeton (S*), Jacks C. Gerachis**, John Edward Lynch, Glen Nickens (S) WINSTEAD A. Rosenbaum** Stephanie Loomis-Price** NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT VORYS, SATER, SEYMOUR AND PEASE Brian P. Fenske (R, S), Gerard G. Pecht YTTERBERG DEERY KNULL Robert A. Seale, Jr. (S), Fredric A. Weber (S) G. Edward Deery**, Randall K. Glover, WEIL, GOTSHAL & MANGES Yolanda Chavez Knull, R. Eric Viehman, PAUL HASTINGS Paul H. Asofsky Alan V. Ytterberg Samuel W. Cooper (R, S, S*) WINSTEAD PORTER HEDGES VENTURE CAPITAL LAW Frederick J. Tuthill** Nick D. Nicholas (S), Robert G. Reedy (S) BAKER BOTTS TECHNOLOGY LAW QUINN EMANUEL URQUHART & SULLIVAN Felix P. Phillips, Jr. Karl S. Stern (S*) BRACEWELL & GIULIANI BOYARMILLER Jeffrey B. Andrews REYNOLDS FRIZZELL Gary W. Miller Jean C. Frizzell (S*), Chris Reynolds (S*) GARDERE WYNNE SEWELL JACKSON WALKER Chris P. Perque SIDLEY AUSTIN Jeffrey R. Harder Mark K. Glasser (S*)

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MAYER BROWN Robert F. Gray, Jr., Dallas Robert Parker NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT David S. Peterman, Charles D. Powell VINSON & ELKINS Scott Neal Wulfe

WATER LAW SMATTOX Sharon M. Mattox

IRVING ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION ROSS W. STODDARD, III ATTORNEYMEDIATOR Ross W. Stoddard III (M)

CONSTRUCTION LAW COKINOS, BOSIEN & YOUNG Patrick J. Wielinski*

IMMIGRATION LAW CEDILLO-PEREIRA & ASSOCIATES Mary Elizabeth Cedillo-Pereira

INSURANCE LAW COKINOS, BOSIEN & YOUNG Patrick J. Wielinski

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW WARREN RHOADES Sanford E. Warren, Jr. (T)

KATY LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW ELIZABETH PRATT Elizabeth Pratt (EM, LE*)

TRUSTS & ESTATES BETTY B. MOSER Betty B. Moser

KEMAH EMINENT DOMAIN & CONDEMNATION LAW LAW OFFICE OF THOMAS E. SHEFFIELD Thomas E. Sheffield

KERRVILLE BET-THE-COMPANY LITIGATION MOSTY LAW FIRM Richard C. Mosty

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION MOSTY LAW FIRM Richard C. Mosty

LEAGUE CITY PRODUCT LIABILITY LITIGATION APFFEL LAW FIRM Ervin A. Apffel III (P)

LEWISVILLE FAMILY LAW THE WRIGHT FIRM Patrick A. Wright

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LUBBOCK ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION LAW OFFICES OF FRANK E. MURCHISON Frank E. Murchison III (A, M)

PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION BOWERS LAW OFFICE Forrest B. Bowers (P)

RAILROAD LAW MCWHORTER COBB AND JOHNSON D. Thomas Johnson

MAGNOLIA OIL & GAS LAW BEN H. WELMAKER, JR Ben H. Welmaker, Jr.

MARSHALL PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION THE ROTH LAW FIRM Carl R. Roth (P)

MCALLEN BANKRUPTCY & CREDITOR DEBTOR RIGHTS / INSOLVENCY & REORGANIZATION LAW COX SMITH MATTHEWS INCORPORATED Diann M. Bartek**

CONSTRUCTION LAW THORNTON, BIECHLIN, SEGRATO, REYNOLDS & GUERRA Robert L. Guerra

PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION THORNTON, BIECHLIN, SEGRATO, REYNOLDS & GUERRA Robert L. Guerra (D)

MCKINNEY ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION WOODS, MAY & MATLOCK Robert J. Matlock (M)

COLLABORATIVE LAW: FAMILY LAW WOODS, MAY & MATLOCK Robert J. Matlock

FAMILY LAW THE PARKER FIRM George M. Parker

FAMILY LAW MEDIATION WOODS, MAY & MATLOCK Robert J. Matlock

MESQUITE APPELLATE PRACTICE TED B. LYON & ASSOCIATES Ben Taylor

MIDLAND COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW COTTON, BLEDSOE, TIGHE & DAWSON

PAUL SCHORN Paul A. Schorn (EI)

LONGVIEW COMMERCIAL LITIGATION CAPSHAW DERIEUX S. Calvin Capshaw

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

Barry N. Beck KELLY HART & HALLMAN Harold L. Hensley, Jr.

CORPORATE LAW LYNCH, CHAPPELL & ALSUP James M. Alsup

NATURAL RESOURCES LAW

KELLY HART & HALLMAN Harold L. Hensley, Jr.

PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION KELLY HART & HALLMAN Harold L. Hensley, Jr. (D, P)

MURPHY ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION HARRIS SOLUTIONS Frances A. Harris (A)

FAMILY LAW MEDIATION HARRIS SOLUTIONS Frances A. Harris

NACOGDOCHES IMMIGRATION LAW THE LAW OFFICES OF RICHARD S. FISCHER Richard S. Fischer

LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW STUCKEY, GARRIGAN & CASTETTER Timothy B. Garrigan (EI)

NEDERLAND BANKRUPTCY & CREDITOR DEBTOR RIGHTS / INSOLVENCY & REORGANIZATION LAW JOHN J. DURKAY John J. Durkay*

PALMER NATURAL RESOURCES LAW MILLER & MENTZER Lawrence B. Mentzer

PLANO ANTITRUST LAW HALTOM & DOAN James N. Haltom*

COLLABORATIVE LAW: FAMILY LAW BASINGER, LEGGETT, CLEMONS, BOWLING & SHORE Kyle G. Basinger CAMILLE COOPER SCROGGINS Camille Cooper Scroggins

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION HALTOM & DOAN Jennifer Haltom Doan, James N. Haltom 469.814.0433 | page 9 LAW OFFICES OF JOEL M. FINEBERG Joel M. Fineberg

FAMILY LAW BASINGER, LEGGETT, CLEMONS, BOWLING & SHORE Kyle G. Basinger DEPLAZA & O'CONNOR Laurence A. DePlaza GORANSON BAIN Jeff Domen, Thomas A. Greenwald, Kathryn J. Murphy KOONSFULLER Julie Crawford, Rick Robertson

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LAW KING LAW OFFICE Chad W. King

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW BRAXTON, HILTON & PERRONE Gregory Perrone (P*) FERGUSON, BRASWELL & FRASER Kelly J. Kubasta (IP*)

BULLOCK SCOTT Thomas R. Scott TAX LAW COTTON, BLEDSOE, TIGHE & DAWSON Robert C. Bledsoe, Susan R. Richardson, HALTOM & DOAN James N. Haltom* Charles L. Tighe LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW KELLY HART & HALLMAN TECHNOLOGY LAW Harold L. Hensley, Jr. CAPSHAW DERIEUX KING LAW OFFICE S. Calvin Capshaw (LE*) Chad W. King OIL & GAS LAW CAPSHAW DERIEUX S. Calvin Capshaw (IP*, P*)

PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION

SLOAN, BAGLEY, HATCHER & PERRY LAW FIRM Glenn A. Perry (P)

BULLOCK SCOTT Thomas R. Scott COTTON, BLEDSOE, TIGHE & DAWSON Susan R. Richardson, Charles L. Tighe

RICHARDSON CORPORATE LAW HAYNES AND BOONE Bill S. Kleinman

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LINKED FIRMS/ NEWLY LISTED LAWYERS LAWYERS

FRANCHISE LAW MULLIN RUSS KILEJIAN Cheryl L. Mullin

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS LAW HAYNES AND BOONE Bill S. Kleinman

ROCKWALL ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION SUSAN Z. WRIGHT Susan Z. Wright (M)

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION STEED FLAGG LAMBERTH Joel J. Steed

SALADO INSURANCE LAW LAW FIRM OF MICHAEL SEAN QUINN Michael Sean Quinn

SAN ANGELO ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION JACKSON WALKER Donald W. Griffis (A, M)

NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Dean V. Fleming (B*), Robert G. Newman (B*) STRASBURGER & PRICE John Alex Huddleston (B*), Andrew L. Kerr (B*), J. David Oppenheimer (B)

BANKRUPTCY & CREDITOR DEBTOR RIGHTS / INSOLVENCY & REORGANIZATION LAW CLEMENS & SPENCER James A. Hoffman** COX SMITH MATTHEWS INCORPORATED Deborah D. Williamson ERIC TERRY LAW Eric Terry** JACKSON WALKER J. Scott Rose** LANGLEY & BANACK R. Glen Ayers*, David S. Gragg** NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Michael M. Parker** PLUNKETT & GIBSON Ronald Hornberger STRASBURGER & PRICE Raymond W. Battaglia**, Andrew L. Kerr*, John H. Tate II**

BET-THE-COMPANY LITIGATION

AKIN GUMP STRAUSS HAUER & FELD Barry A. Chasnoff, R. Laurence Macon BAYNE, SNELL & KRAUSE JACKSON WALKER Barry Snell Donald W. Griffis BRACEWELL & GIULIANI LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW Richard C. Danysh CLEMENS & SPENCER JACKSON WALKER George H. Spencer, Jr. Donald W. Griffis (LE*) COX SMITH MATTHEWS INCORPORATED SAN ANTONIO Howard P. Newton DAVIS, CEDILLO & MENDOZA ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE Ricardo G. Cedillo RESOLUTION HAYNES AND BOONE DONALD R. PHILBIN, JR. Stephen P. Allison, Lamont A. Jefferson Donald R. Philbin, Jr. (A, M) LANGLEY & BANACK JOHNSON, CHRISTOPHER, JAVORE AND Emerson Banack, Jr. COCHRAN NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Gary W. Javore (A, M) John W. Weber, Jr. KUSTOFF & PHIPPS PIPKIN & OLIVER Daniel O. Kustoff (A, M) Marvin G. Pipkin LAW OFFICE OF THOMAS J. SMITH PLUNKETT & GIBSON Thomas Jay Smith (A, M) Allen Lewin Plunkett ANTITRUST LAW SOULES & WALLACE Luther H. Soules III AKIN GUMP STRAUSS HAUER & FELD R. Laurence Macon* THE TOM RHODES LAW FIRM Tom Rhodes COX SMITH MATTHEWS INCORPORATED A. Michael Ferrill** COMMERCIAL LITIGATION DAVIS, CEDILLO & MENDOZA AKIN GUMP STRAUSS HAUER & FELD Ricardo G. Cedillo* Barry A. Chasnoff, Daniel McNeel Lane, LANGLEY & BANACK Jr., R. Laurence Macon Emerson Banack, Jr.* BAYNE, SNELL & KRAUSE NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Barry Snell Robert G. Newman* BRACEWELL & GIULIANI STRASBURGER & PRICE Richard C. Danysh Judith R. Blakeway**, Reese L. BROCK PERSON GUERRA REYNA Harrison, Jr.* Ricardo R. Reyna APPELLATE PRACTICE CLEMENS & SPENCER George H. Spencer, Jr. COX SMITH MATTHEWS INCORPORATED Ellen B. Mitchell COX SMITH MATTHEWS INCORPORATED C. David Kinder, Howard P. Newton, CROFTS & CALLAWAY Thomas E. Sanders, Brett W. Schouest, Sharon E. Callaway James M. Truss, David B. West GOLDSTEIN, GOLDSTEIN & HILLEY DAVIS, CEDILLO & MENDOZA Cynthia Eva Hujar Orr Ricardo G. Cedillo HAYNES AND BOONE HAYNES AND BOONE Lamont A. Jefferson Stephen P. Allison, Lamont A. Jefferson LANGLEY & BANACK LANGLEY & BANACK Jo Chris Lopez, Robinson C. Ramsey Emerson Banack, Jr., Peter Lee SOULES & WALLACE Kilpatrick, Roger Kirstein Luther H. Soules III MCCATHERN LAW STRASBURGER & PRICE David A. Jones Andrew L. Kerr NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT THE LAW OFFICE OF TIMOTHY PATTON Charles A. Deacon, Dean V. Fleming, Timothy Patton Robert G. Newman, Saul Howard Perloff, John W. Weber, Jr. BANKING & FINANCE LAW PIPKIN & OLIVER BRANSCOMB Marvin G. Pipkin Rhonda Graff Jolley (B) PLUNKETT & GIBSON COX SMITH MATTHEWS INCORPORATED Allen Lewin Plunkett Kerry T. Benedict (B), Cary Plotkin Kavy PRICHARD HAWKINS MCFARLAND & (B, R), David B. West (B*) YOUNG HORNBERGER SHEEHAN FULLER & GARZA David M. Prichard T. Drew Cauthorn (B) SCHMOYER REINHARD NORMAN & OLIVER Annalyn G. Smith James C. Norman (B) SOULES & WALLACE Luther H. Soules III

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

PROFILED FIRMS/ NAMES IN RED INDICATE LAWYERS OF THE YEAR LAWYERS

SPIVEY VALENCIANO James K. Spivey STRASBURGER & PRICE Judith R. Blakeway, Merritt M. Clements, Reese L. Harrison, Jr., John Alex Huddleston, Andrew L. Kerr, John M. Pinckney III THE TOM RHODES LAW FIRM Tom Rhodes VALDEZ, JACKSON & TREVINO Robert E. Valdez

CONSTRUCTION LAW BAYNE, SNELL & KRAUSE Barry Snell* COATS ROSE YALE RYMAN & LEE Richard L. Reed LANGLEY & BANACK Emerson Banack, Jr.*, Roger Kirstein* NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT John W. Weber, Jr.** PLUNKETT & GIBSON Allen Lewin Plunkett* SCHMOYER REINHARD Annalyn G. Smith* SOULES & WALLACE Luther H. Soules III* STRASBURGER & PRICE John Alex Huddleston*, Edward F. Valdespino* THE GARDNER LAW FIRM William W. Sommers THE TOM RHODES LAW FIRM Tom Rhodes**

CORPORATE LAW COX SMITH MATTHEWS INCORPORATED Wilhelm E. Liebmann, J. Patrick Ryan, James B. Smith, Jr., Dan G. Webster III ELDER BRAY & BANKLER Scott B. Bankler, Steven A. Elder, John D. Fisch HORNBERGER SHEEHAN FULLER & GARZA T. Drew Cauthorn, Drew R. Fuller, Jr. JACKSON WALKER Steven R. Jacobs, Patrick B. Tobin NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Daryl L. Lansdale, Jr. STRASBURGER & PRICE Bruce M. Mitchell, J. David Oppenheimer

CRIMINAL DEFENSE: NON-WHITE-COLLAR GOLDSTEIN, GOLDSTEIN & HILLEY Gerald Harris Goldstein, Van G. Hilley GROSS & ESPARZA Michael Clark Gross HASDORFF & CONVERY John A. Convery JOHN F. CARROLL John F. Carroll JOHN M. ECONOMIDY John M. Economidy LAW OFFICES OF CHARLES D. BUTTS Charles D. Butts LAW OFFICES OF PATRICK L. HANCOCK Patrick L. Hancock MARK STEVENS Mark Stevens NICHOLAS & BARRERA Roy R. Barrera, Sr. PAUL J. GOEKE Paul J. Goeke STRASBURGER & PRICE John M. Pinckney III

CRIMINAL DEFENSE: WHITE-COLLAR GOLDSTEIN, GOLDSTEIN & HILLEY Gerald Harris Goldstein, Van G. Hilley, Cynthia Eva Hujar Orr HASDORFF & CONVERY John A. Convery JOHN F. CARROLL John F. Carroll LAW OFFICES OF CHARLES D. BUTTS Charles D. Butts MARK STEVENS Mark Stevens NICHOLAS & BARRERA Roy R. Barrera, Sr., Roy R. Barrera, Jr. STRASBURGER & PRICE Reese L. Harrison, Jr., Farley P. Katz

DUI/DWI DEFENSE JOHN F. CARROLL John F. Carroll LAW OFFICES OF GEORGE A. SCHARMEN George A. Scharmen MARK STEVENS Mark Stevens

ELDER LAW K.T. WHITEHEAD Kathleen T. Whitehead SCHOENBAUM, CURPHY & SCANLAN Patricia F. Sitchler

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS (ERISA) LAW COX SMITH MATTHEWS INCORPORATED Mary M. Potter, Thomas E. Sanders*, Joshua A. Sutin LANG LAW FIRM Sylvan S. Lang, Jr. LANGLEY & BANACK Robert B. Werner LAW OFFICE OF JEFFREY DAHL Jeffrey E. Dahl* STRASBURGER & PRICE R. Bradley Oxford WILKINS FINSTON FRIEDMAN LAW GROUP William M. Fisher, J.B. Friedman, Jr.

ENERGY LAW COX SMITH MATTHEWS INCORPORATED W. Roger Wilson HAYNES AND BOONE Diana Liebmann

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW COX SMITH MATTHEWS INCORPORATED James M. Truss* NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Robert G. Newman*

FAMILY LAW BASHARA & SCHWARTZ Sam C. Bashara FORD & MASSEY William H. Ford HIGDON, HARDY, & ZURFLACHT Charles E. Hardy LANGLEY & BANACK Jo Chris Lopez LAW OFFICES OF CHRISTINA MOLITOR Christina Molitor LAW OFFICES OF JAMES E. MONNIG James E. Monnig WILSON, PENNYPACKER & THOMSON B. F. Pennypacker III, Cheryl L. Wilson

FAMILY LAW MEDIATION BRAY, CHAPPELL & PATTERSON Benjamin R. Chappell

Gary S. Kessler

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

Gary S. Kessler is board certified in civil trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has been selected to The Best Lawyers in America for 20 years for his work in business litigation. He and his litigation team regularly appear in state and federal courts across the country in a wide variety of business and corporate matters. He has extensive experience handling many types of corporate and securities litigation including regulatory matters. He is a member of many industry organizations including the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association and the Defense Research Institute and is a regular instructor for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.

KESSLER & COLLINS, P.C. 2100 Ross Avenue | Suite 750 | Dallas, TX 75201 phone 214.379.0722 | fax 214.373.4714 email gsk@kesslercollins.com

www.kesslercollins.com

Dale G. Markland

PRODUCT LIABILITY

Dale has tried more than 200 cases to verdict and has served clients as national and regional counsel. Dale has been selected by his peers as one of The Best Lawyers in America in the field of products liability, as one of Texas’ Best Lawyers in the field of product liability litigation, as a Texas Super Lawyer, as one of Texas’ Top-Rated Lawyers presented by Legal Leaders, and as one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas. In 2012, he was selected as Best Lawyers’ Lawyer of the Year in Dallas for Product Liability Litigation. Dale was in the initial group of outside counsel invited by the Products Liability Advisory Council, Inc., to become a Sustaining Member.

MARKLAND HANLEY, LLP 2200 Ross Ave. | Suite 4100W | Dallas, TX 75201 phone 469.341.3633 | fax 469.341.3640

www.marklandhanley.com

FIRST AMENDMENT LAW CLEMENS & SPENCER Mark J. Cannan* COX SMITH MATTHEWS INCORPORATED Howard P. Newton*

HEALTH CARE LAW BRIN & BRIN David L. Butler JACKSON WALKER Edgar C. Morrison, Jr. NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Charles A. Deacon PETER H. WICKERSHAM Peter H. Wickersham STRASBURGER & PRICE Cynthia Day Grimes, Bruce M. Mitchell, Kathleen Quiroz THE KREAGER LAW FIRM Michael L. Kreager

IMMIGRATION LAW SHIVERS & SHIVERS Robert Arley Shivers, Nancy Taylor Shivers SIMON AZAR-FARR & ASSOCIATES Simon M. Azar-Farr

INSURANCE LAW GRAVELY & PEARSON Marc E. Gravely LANG LAW FIRM Sylvan S. Lang, Jr. LANGLEY & BANACK Thomas H. Veitch

Barbara K. Runge

FAMILY LAW

Exceptionally active in the Houston legal community, Barbara Runge has practiced law since 1974. Barbara has experienced an extremely successful career in family law. “Every day in my life, I have been given the opportunity to help people who are experiencing the most traumatic time of their lives,” she professes. This desire for helping clients in need led Barbara to be named one of Texas’ Best Lawyers. Board certified in family law, Barbara handles divorce and custody cases, modifications, premarital, and marital agreements. Additionally, Barbara represents clients using the collaborative method or litigation as determined by case and the client’s desires. She is also a mediator and arbitrator. Barbara has received numerous awards, including the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Texas Tech School of Law and the Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists’ Award for Professionalism and Excellence in Family Law.

BARBARA K. RUNGE

5615 Kirby Drive | Suite 920 | Houston, TX 77005 phone 713.523.5363 | fax 713.526.3985 email bkrunge@aol.com

www.barbarakrunge.com

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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW AKIN GUMP STRAUSS HAUER & FELD R. Laurence Macon (IP*, P*) COX SMITH MATTHEWS INCORPORATED J. Daniel Harkins (C, IP*, P, P*, T) DAVIS, CEDILLO & MENDOZA Ricardo G. Cedillo (IP*, P*) LAW OFFICES OF GALE R. PETERSON Gale R. Peterson (IP*, P*) SOULES & WALLACE Luther H. Soules III (IP*) STRASBURGER & PRICE Judith R. Blakeway (IP*) THE TOM RHODES LAW FIRM Tom Rhodes (P*)

TINSMAN & SCIANO Stephen F. Lazor (P) 210.888.9540 | page 17

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS LAW HORNBERGER SHEEHAN FULLER & GARZA T. Drew Cauthorn

MUNICIPAL LAW COX SMITH MATTHEWS INCORPORATED Howard P. Newton* DENTON, NAVARRO, ROCHA & BERNAL Lowell F. Denton MCKAMIE KRUEGER William M. McKamie**

NATURAL RESOURCES LAW

LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW COX SMITH MATTHEWS INCORPORATED BARTON, EAST & CALDWELL Dawn B. Finlayson (EM, LE*, LM) BRACEWELL & GIULIANI Leslie Selig Byrd (EM, LM), James H. Kizziar, Jr. (EM, LE*, LM), J. Tullos Wells (EM, LM) COX SMITH MATTHEWS INCORPORATED Ramon D. Bissmeyer (EM, LE*, LM), Donna K. McElroy (EM, LM), Daniel R. Stern (EI, EM, LE*, LM, LU) FISHER & PHILLIPS Robert Kilgore (LE*, LM) FORTE & PITTARD R. Chris Pittard (EI) GAUL AND DUMONT Kala Scott Dumont (EI, LE*), Malinda A. Gaul (EI) GLEN D. MANGUM Glen D. Mangum (EI, LE*) GRAVELY & PEARSON Matthew R. Pearson (EI) HAYNES AND BOONE Laura E. O'Donnell (LE*) JEFFREY A. GOLDBERG (THE LAW OFFICE OF) Jeffrey A. Goldberg (EI, LE*) KATZMAN & KATZMAN Alex L. Katzman (EI, LE*) LANG LAW FIRM Sylvan S. Lang, Jr. (EI) LANGLEY & BANACK David M. Evans (LE*) LAW OFFICE OF MICHAEL R. LATIMER Michael R. Latimer (EI, EM, LE*, LM, LU) LAW OFFICES OF ARTHUR NICHOLSON Arthur C. Nicholson III (EI, EM, LE*) NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Mario A. Barrera (EM, LE*, LM), Philip J. Pfeiffer (EM, LM) OGLETREE, DEAKINS, NASH, SMOAK & STEWART Robert E. Bettac (EM, LE*, LM), E. Burke Huber (EM, LM), Lawrence D. Smith (EM, LM) SCHMOYER REINHARD John A. Ferguson, Jr. (EM, LE*, LM), Judy K. Jetelina (EM, LE*, LM), Christine E. Reinhard (EM, LE*, LM), Shannon Schmoyer (EM, LM) THE GALO LAW FIRM Michael V. Galo, Jr. (EM, LE*) THE RAPP LAW FIRM Robert A. Rapp, Jr. (EM, LM)

David H.O. Roth J. RANDALL PATTERSON J. Randall Patterson LAW OFFICES OF LAURA H. BURNEY Laura H. Burney MCREYNOLDS & TYE Michael L. McReynolds WINSTEAD Jon R. Ray

OIL & GAS LAW COX SMITH MATTHEWS INCORPORATED David H.O. Roth J. RANDALL PATTERSON J. Randall Patterson WINSTEAD Jon R. Ray

WATTS GUERRA Francisco Guerra IV (P), Mikal C. Watts (P)

PRODUCT LIABILITY LITIGATION NAMAN, HOWELL, SMITH & LEE J. Michael Myers (D) NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT John W. Weber, Jr. (D) PLUNKETT & GIBSON Allen Lewin Plunkett (D) PRICHARD HAWKINS MCFARLAND & YOUNG Jeffrey S. Hawkins (D), Grant T. McFarland (D), David M. Prichard (D) THE TOM RHODES LAW FIRM Tom Rhodes (P)

PROFESSIONAL MALPRACTICE LAW PLUNKETT & GIBSON Tim T. Griesenbeck, Jr. (P) THE TOM RHODES LAW FIRM Tom Rhodes (P)

PUBLIC FINANCE LAW NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Clayton Scott Binford, W. Jeffrey Kuhn WINSTEAD M. Paul Martin

REAL ESTATE LAW

BARTON, EAST & CALDWELL J. Cary Barton BAYNE, SNELL & KRAUSE Barry Snell* BRANSCOMB PERSONAL INJURY Rhonda Graff Jolley, Grady B. Jolley LITIGATION COX SMITH MATTHEWS INCORPORATED BRANTON HALL RODRIGUEZ CRUZ Kerry T. Benedict, Peter R. Broderick, James L. Branton (P) James M. McDonough, Howard P. BRIN & BRIN Newton*, John B. Stewart, James George G. Brin (D) M. Truss* BROCK PERSON GUERRA REYNA DAVIS, CEDILLO & MENDOZA John A. Guerra (D), Ricardo R. Reyna (D) J. Russell Davis DAVIS, CEDILLO & MENDOZA FARRIMOND CASTILLO & BRESNAHAN Ronald E. Mendoza (D) Scott A. Farrimond EVANS & ROWE GOLDEN STEVES COHEN & GORDON Brett B. Rowe (D) Stephen Lloyd Golden GOODE CASSEB JONES RIKLIN CHOATE HAYNES AND BOONE & WATSON Frank Z. Ruttenberg Fred Riley Jones (D), Kyle C. Watson (D) KERR & JAECKLE KETTERMAN ROWLAND & WESTLUND Richard L. Kerr Phillip G. Bernal (P), Douglas D. LANGLEY & BANACK Ketterman (P) Steven R. Brook, August Linnartz, Jr.*, LANG LAW FIRM Marc J. Schnall Sylvan S. Lang, Jr. (P) LAW OFFICE OF THOMAS J. SMITH LANGLEY & BANACK Thomas Jay Smith Steven D. Browne (D) LAW OFFICES OF JAMES H. BARROW LAW OFFICE OF CLEM LYONS James H. Barrow** Clarence V. Lyons (P) LAW OFFICES OF MICHAEL A. MORELL LAW OFFICE OF JEFFREY C. ANDERSON Michael A. Morell Jeffrey C. Anderson (P) NORMAN & OLIVERW LAW OFFICES OF FIDEL RODRIGUEZ, JR. James C. Norman Fidel Rodriguez, Jr. (P) NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT LAW OFFICES OF KELLY O'CONNOR James M. Summers Kellogg L. O'Connor (D) RICHARD F. HALTER LEO D. FIGUEROA, P.C. Richard F. Halter Leo D. Figueroa (P) SARA E. DYSART NAMAN, HOWELL, SMITH & LEE Sara E. Dysart J. Michael Myers (D) SCHOENBAUM, CURPHY & SCANLAN NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Banks M. Smith LEGAL MALPRACTICE LAW Charles A. Deacon (D), John W. Weber, Jr. (D) SOULES & WALLACE CLEMENS & SPENCER Luther H. Soules III* PLUNKETT & GIBSON George H. Spencer, Jr. (D) Allen Lewin Plunkett (D) STRASBURGER & PRICE PLUNKETT & GIBSON Andrew L. Kerr* PRICHARD HAWKINS MCFARLAND & Allen Lewin Plunkett (D) YOUNG WILSON & WILSON LAW THORNTON, BIECHLIN, SEGRATO, Grant T. McFarland (D), David M. Jamie M. Wilson REYNOLDS & GUERRA Prichard (D) Robert R. Biechlin, Jr. (D), Richard J. SECURITIES / CAPITAL ROYSTON, RAYZOR, VICKERY & WILLIAMS Reynolds III (D) William W. Pierson (D) MARKETS LAW MASS TORT LITIGATION / RUSH AND GRANSEE AKIN GUMP STRAUSS HAUER & FELD Robert L. Rush (P) CLASS ACTIONS Daniel McNeel Lane, Jr. (S*), R. Laurence Macon (S*) STRASBURGER & PRICE NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Cynthia Day Grimes (D), Andrew L. Robert G. Newman (D) COX SMITH MATTHEWS INCORPORATED Kerr (D), Edward F. Valdespino (D) Wilhelm E. Liebmann (S) MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAW THE TOM RHODES LAW FIRM HORNBERGER SHEEHAN FULLER & GARZA Tom Rhodes (P) LAW OFFICE OF CLEM LYONS T. Drew Cauthorn (S) Clarence V. Lyons (P) THOMAS J. HENRY INJURY ATTORNEYS LAW OFFICES OF JAMES M. DOYLE, JR. Mary I. Wilson (P) NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT James M. Doyle, Jr. (S) Charles A. Deacon (D) THORNTON, BIECHLIN, SEGRATO, REYNOLDS & GUERRA TAX LAW PLUNKETT & GIBSON Robert R. Biechlin, Jr. (D), Richard J. Tim T. Griesenbeck, Jr. (D) Reynolds III (D), Gerald R. Zwernemann CHAMBERLAIN, HRDLICKA, WHITE, WILLIAMS & AUGHTRY REY PEREZ & ASSOCIATES (D) William H. Lester, Jr., Charles J. Muller Rey Perez (D, P) TINSMAN & SCIANO COX SMITH MATTHEWS INCORPORATED STRASBURGER & PRICE Daniel J. T. Sciano (P) Robert W. Nelson Cynthia Day Grimes (D) 210.888.9540 | page 17 HORNBERGER SHEEHAN FULLER & GARZA THE TOM RHODES LAW FIRM Charles M. Hornberger** Tom Rhodes (P)

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NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT TEMPLE George W. Scofield SCHOENBAUM, CURPHY & SCANLAN TRUSTS & ESTATES R. James Curphy, Darin N. Digby, Stanley BAIRD, CREWS, SCHILLER & WHITAKER Schoenbaum Thomas C. Baird STRASBURGER & PRICE Stanley L. Blend**, Elizabeth A. TERRELL Copeland**, Farley P. Katz**

TRUSTS & ESTATES COX SMITH MATTHEWS INCORPORATED Howard P. Newton*, David B. West*, Harry W. Wolff, Jr. DAVIS, CEDILLO & MENDOZA Ricardo G. Cedillo* DUNCAN, BRESSLER & LIU Edgar M. Duncan HAYNES AND BOONE Lamont A. Jefferson* HORNBERGER SHEEHAN FULLER & GARZA Charles M. Hornberger**, Patrick K. Sheehan* KEVIN PHILIP KENNEDY Kevin Philip Kennedy LANGLEY & BANACK James J. Aycock, Arthur H. Bayern**, Joyce W. Moore* LAW OFFICES OF DAVIDSON TROILO REAM & GARZA James C. Woo NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Nancy Nowlin Kerr, Robert G. Newman* SCHOENBAUM, CURPHY & SCANLAN Darin N. Digby, William Scanlan, Jr., Stanley Schoenbaum, Patricia F. Sitchler, Banks M. Smith SOULES & WALLACE Luther H. Soules III* STRASBURGER & PRICE Taylor S. Boone, James M. McNeel**, David P. Stanush YALE LAW FIRM Glen A. Yale**

SAN BENITO IMMIGRATION LAW ELISABETH S. BRODYAGA Elisabeth S. Brodyaga

SHENANDOAH RAILROAD LAW LAW OFFICES OF H. DANIEL SPAIN H. Daniel Spain

SHERMAN COMMERCIAL LITIGATION SIEBMAN, BURG, PHILLIPS & SMITH Clyde M. Siebman

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW SIEBMAN, BURG, PHILLIPS & SMITH Clyde M. Siebman (T)

SILSBEE INSURANCE LAW ORGAIN, BELL & TUCKER David J. Fisher

SOUTHLAKE

FAMILY LAW MEDIATION LAW OFFICE OF ROTHWELL B. POOL Rothwell B. Pool

TEXARKANA BET-THE-COMPANY LITIGATION PATTON, TIDWELL & SCHROEDER Nicholas H. Patton

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION PATTON, TIDWELL & SCHROEDER Nicholas H. Patton THE LAW OFFICES OF YOUNG PICKETT Damon Young

CRIMINAL DEFENSE: NON-WHITE-COLLAR THE LAW OFFICES OF YOUNG PICKETT Damon Young

CRIMINAL DEFENSE: WHITE-COLLAR THE LAW OFFICES OF YOUNG PICKETT Damon Young

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW THE LAW OFFICES OF YOUNG PICKETT Damon Young (IP*, P*)

PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION PATTON, TIDWELL & SCHROEDER Nicholas H. Patton (P)

TRUSTS & ESTATES CAPSHAW GREEN Tina R. Green

THE WOODLANDS BANKRUPTCY & CREDITOR DEBTOR RIGHTS / INSOLVENCY & REORGANIZATION LAW LAW OFFICE OF TOM KIRKENDALL Thomas Kirkendall

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION ANDREWS KURTH Michael L. Dinnin

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE & COMPLIANCE LAW WINSTEAD R. Clyde Parker, Jr. (C, G)

CORPORATE LAW WINSTEAD R. Clyde Parker, Jr.

LEVERAGED BUYOUTS & PRIVATE EQUITY LAW

COLLABORATIVE LAW: CIVIL WINSTEAD LAW OFFICE OF STACEY H. LANGENBAHN Stacey H Langenbahn

FAMILY LAW KOONSFULLER Heather L. King

STEPHENVILLE PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION ERNEST H. CANNON & ASSOCIATES Ernest H. Cannon (P)

SUGAR LAND PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION JOHANSON & FAIRLESS Randy L. Fairless (D), Geary Todd Taylor (D)

TRUSTS & ESTATES ANDREASON LAW FIRM Kurt M. Andreason

R. Clyde Parker, Jr.

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAW COOKSEY & MARCIN Curry L. Cooksey (D)

MUNICIPAL LAW VIADA & STRAYER Ram贸n G. Viada III*

PRIVATE FUNDS / HEDGE FUNDS LAW WINSTEAD R. Clyde Parker, Jr.

SECURITIES / CAPITAL MARKETS LAW WINSTEAD R. Clyde Parker, Jr. (S)

TRUSTS & ESTATES WINSTEAD Cheryl Cain Crabbe

TYLER ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION JAMES W KNOWLES, ATTORNEY MEDIATOR James W. Knowles (M)

BET-THE-COMPANY LITIGATION IRELAND, CARROLL & KELLEY Otis W. Carroll

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION IRELAND, CARROLL & KELLEY Otis W. Carroll PARKER, BUNT & AINSWORTH Robert C. Bunt

CONSTRUCTION LAW KENT, ANDERSON & BUSH David J. Bush**

CRIMINAL DEFENSE: NON-WHITE-COLLAR BAIN, FILES, JARRETT, BAIN & HARRISON F. R. Files, Jr., J. Brett Harrison THE LAW OFFICES OF BOBBY D. MIMS Bobby D. Mims

CRIMINAL DEFENSE: WHITE-COLLAR BAIN, FILES, JARRETT, BAIN & HARRISON F. R. Files, Jr.

FAMILY LAW BAIN, FILES, JARRETT, BAIN & HARRISON Jerry E. Bain, Bruce D. Bain, Michael E. Jarrett

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW FINDLAY CRAFT Eric Findlay (IP*) IRELAND, CARROLL & KELLEY Otis W. Carroll (IP*, P*) PARKER, BUNT & AINSWORTH Robert C. Bunt (C, IP*, P*, T)

TRUSTS & ESTATES ALLEN, LOTTMANN, KIMMEL Michael D. Allen, Richard H. Lottmann

VICTORIA PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION CULLEN, CARSNER, SEERDEN & CULLEN Kevin D. Cullen (D)

WACO BANKRUPTCY & CREDITOR DEBTOR RIGHTS / INSOLVENCY & REORGANIZATION LAW BEARD KULTGEN BROPHY BOSTWICK DICKSON & SQUIRES David Dickson

WAXAHACHIE BANKRUPTCY & CREDITOR DEBTOR RIGHTS / INSOLVENCY & REORGANIZATION LAW REED & ELMQUIST David W. Elmquist**

WEATHERFORD FAMILY LAW VICK, CARNEY & SMITH G. Thomas Vick, Jr.

WICHITA FALLS BET-THE-COMPANY LITIGATION LONNY D. MORRISON Lonny D. Morrison

PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION LAW OFFICE OF HAROLD WHITE R. Harold White (P)

REAL ESTATE LAW LONNY D. MORRISON Lonny D. Morrison*

TRUSTS & ESTATES

LONNY D. MORRISON Lonny D. Morrison* PLEASE REFER TO THE KEY OF PRACTICE AREAS ON PAGE 16 FOR A DESCRIPTION OF ASTERISKS AND SPECIALTY ABBREVIATIONS.


Back row, left to right: Tatiana Dennis, David Strange, George Whittenburg, Natalia Darancou Seated: Pace Rawlins, John W. Lawit* (*Selected to Best Lawyers 2015)

Whittenburg Strange & Walker, PC

PHOTO BY JESSE HORNBUCKLE

Experienced Attorneys Within Reach Originally founded in 1971 as a business, oil and gas, and litigation practice, Whittenburg Strange & Walker has cultivated a flourishing immigration and nationality law practice with a legal team that includes lawyers who are authorities in the field. ■ GEORGE WHITTENBURG, the firm’s cofounder, has been a member of the American Law Institute since 1980 and after two nine-year terms on its council now serves as an emeritus council member. He is board certified* in civil trial law. ■ DAVID N. STRANGE is board certified* in immigration and nationality law and in 2014 co-authored a book on immigration law and policy with former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. ■ JOHN W. LAWIT has represented numerous corporate clients and business professionals over his 35 years of immigration practice and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for more than 20 years. He is a frequent lecturer nationally and internationally.

■ LEN WALKER heads the firm’s criminal defense and family law practices, which frequently intersect with the immigration needs of U.S. companies and their employees. He has been lead counsel in more than 100 jury trials in federal and state district courts. ■ PACE RAWLINS, the firm’s youngest shareholder, appears weekly on Spanish television and radio shows to answer immigration-related questions. ■ ZELDA HOWELL focuses on employmentbased immigration and Form I-9 compliance. Prior to joining the firm, she was an associate at the second largest immigration firm in the United States. ■ MELISSA SALAZAR provides a wide range of immigration services to clients in familyand employment-based matters. ■ TATIANA DENNIS, a native Russian, advises local governmental entities and businesses on employment-based immigration matters. She is a former editor of the Texas Tech Law Review. ■ NATALIA DARANCOU, born into a MexicanAmerican family, is a native Spanish speaker. She has devoted her career to family-based immigration and removal defense.

■ DANUTA (“DANKA”) VILLARREAL, of counsel, has nearly 10 years of experience handling family- and employment-based immigration matters and is board certified* in immigration and nationality law. ■ ABIGAIL CUSHING, a native of Puerto Rico, has over 10 years of experience in complex immigration matters. She has been a guest lecturer and presenter at various conferences and universities. Several attorneys also serve as adjunct professors of law at well-known universities and volunteer their immigration services at the Catholic Charities of Dallas, Odessa, and the Panhandle. Collectively, the firm’s members are fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Polish, French, German, Filipino, Visayan, and Korean. *by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

WHITTENBURG STRANGE & WALKER, PC

email attorneys@whittenburglaw.com phone 866.256.2487

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