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Cogdell Law Firm, PLLC has been in business for almost 35 years. With its primary office in Houston and plans for opening a Dallas office this fall, it has successfully represented hundreds of satisfied clients. The boutique firm caters to a niche practice area, focusing on white-collar criminal defense, grand jury investigations and internal investigations. “We are not a one-sizefits-all law firm. We are selective about assuming responsibility in matters, and we take on a limited number of cases so that we are fully committed to those matters,” says the firm’s founder, Dan Cogdell.

has provided me with the bandwidth to expand my trial practice beyond white-collar criminal defense in the last few years,” Cogdell notes.

Cogdell brings a high level of trial experience to his firm, having served as lead counsel in more than 300 jury trials in a variety of states across the US. His matters include some of the most complex and high-profile criminal trials in the nation: The Oxygen Network recently released a documentary on his successful representation of a member of the Branch Davidian sect, and he famously achieved the only “not guilty” verdict Cogdell is one of Texas’ preeminent litigators— for his client in an Enron criminal case (the sole he was first recognized in The Best Lawyers in acquittal of any of the Enron defendants brought America© in 1994 for criminal defense and has to trial). Cogdell also obtained acquittals in the been recognized in every edition since for his Houston City Hall bribery case as well as a host work in criminal defense: white-collar (2011) and of other matters. criminal defense: general practice (2016). He was Given his expertise in the area, Cogdell frequently selected by his peers as a Best Lawyers’ “Lawyer lectures on trial tactics for the State Bar of Texas, of the Year” in Houston for criminal defense: white- the National Association of Criminal Defense collar in 2011. He is also AV Preeminent-rated by Lawyers and the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Martindale-Hubbell and ranked in Chambers USA Association. In 2011, he was inducted into the in the area of “Litigation: White-Collar Crime & prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers. He Government Investigations.” has also received multiple “Lifetime Achievement “My firm has a depth and breadth of experience Awards” as well as the Distinguished Alumni and intellect that you are simply not going to see at Award from South Texas College of Law. many law firms, and my experience and track record Cogdell Law Firm, PLLC 402 Main St., 4th Fl. Houston, TX 77002

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insman & Sciano is one of the most successful T plaintiffs’ law firms in the greater San Antonio area. Led by CEO Daniel J.T. Sciano and staffed with multiple board-

certified personal injury and civil trial attorneys and associates, the firm represents clients in catastrophic injury cases, medical malpractice matters, oil and gas royalty disputes and other civil matters. Since the firm’s founding 50 years ago, Tinsman & Sciano lawyers have secured hundreds of millions of dollars in favorable verdicts and settlements on behalf of their clients; their successes in 2018 and 2019 contributed significantly to that impressive number. Still, Sciano says, client satisfaction remains the overarching goal. “Our clients need courtroom fighters, and we are proud to have that reputation,” he says. “Our ability to almost instantly connect with our clients, many of whom come to us by referral, is what continually fuels us.” Working through claims involving, among much else, catastrophic injury and wrongful death caused by company vehicle wrecks, defective premises, and unsafe work conditions, Tinsman & Sciano lawyers have continually secured record-setting results and maximum compensation for their clients. In 2019, the firm obtained several eight-figure settlements, including a traumatic brain injury case stemming from unreasonably dangerous premises conditions, as well as multiple company-vehicle collision cases: the fatal injury of a petroleum engineer, the fatal injury of a high-ranking political figure, a matter involving an off-duty sheriff’s deputy, and a

heartrending wrongful-death case involving cargo securement that resulted in a family losing their only son. The last case entailed a verdict that was noteworthy for being one of the highest of its kind in Bexar County and for being affirmed on appeal for actual and exemplary damages. “The appellate result was even more significant because affirmation of a jury’s determination of the amount awarded for the death of an adult child, coupled with exemplary damages findings and award, are rarely held in a contested appeal— particularly when it involves the death of an adult child,” Sciano said. “That this one was affirmed by the court of appeals demonstrates the importance of the firm’s foresight in presenting legal theories that will be affirmed if a verdict is appealed.” The firm and its leaders have been honored by the media and legal community as well. Tinsman & Sciano has been named a Tier 1 firm in San Antonio for both Personal Injury Litigation–Plaintiffs and Medical Malpractice Law–Plaintiffs by U.S. News—Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in 2020. Sciano also lauds the firm’s resilience during the coronavirus pandemic, praising his attorneys and staff for performing with the same high degree of professionalism while working remotely and amid court closings. “During the most tumultuous of times, our lawyers and staff adjusted and demonstrated a total commitment to our clients and the pursuit of justice,” Sciano says. “Everyone was put to the test, and I can say with full confidence that we delivered. Even under quarantine, clients can depend on us.”

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James E. Cousar ADMIRALTY AND MARITIME LAW

Robert L. Klawetter Houston

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Daniel M. McClure Houston

Brian E. Robison Dallas/Fort Worth

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Casey L. Dobson Austin

Houston

Amy Warr Austin

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Glenn A. Sodd Dallas/Fort Worth

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Glenn D. West

Austin

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Margaret J. Sampson

Houston

Dallas/Fort Worth

Austin

Dallas/Fort Worth

Edward A. Razim III Houston

COLLABORATIVE LAW: CIVIL

Warren L. Collins, Jr.

Joshua A. Sutin

Austin

San Antonio

Dallas/Fort Worth

John M. Economidy

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Houston

James R. Griffin

Houston

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El Paso

Charles B. McFarland

Maria Elena Bickerton

Kathy D. Patrick

Eileen Hall

Andrew L. Kerr

San Antonio

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Chad Baruch

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William H. Ford San Antonio

Douglas A. Harrison Dallas/Fort Worth

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Charles F. Bowes Austin

Warren Cole Houston

Shannon R. Lynch Dallas/Fort Worth

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Theodore W. Paris

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James A. Baker III

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Thomas W. Hughes

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Richard L. Reed

C. Wade Cooper

Houston

Dallas/Fort Worth

Samuel E. Bassett

Houston

William L. Banowsky

Dallas/Fort Worth

Shirley Baccus-Lobel

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Thomas W. Myers

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Houston

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Houston

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ENERGY REGULATORY LAW

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Bruce M. Mitchell San Antonio

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Simon M. Azar-Farr San Antonio

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Imran B. Mirza Houston

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Jason D. Krieser Dallas/Fort Worth

Jeff C. Dodd Houston


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James V. Hoeffner Austin

James J. Lee Dallas/Fort Worth

Michael M. Parker San Antonio

Bruce J. Ruzinsky Houston

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Louis M. Scofield, Jr. Beaumont

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Ricardo G. Cedillo San Antonio

Elisabeth A. Evert Dallas/Fort Worth

Michael F. Heim Houston

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Claudia Wilson Frost

LITIGATION - LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT

Richard W. Harrison

Dallas/Fort Worth

W. Neil Rambin

Christopher J. McNevin

Otis W. Carroll

David L. Parker

San Antonio

Reagan M. Brown

Dallas/Fort Worth

Felicia A. Finston

Timothy D. Matheny LEGAL MALPRACTICE LAW - DEFENDANTS

Michael R. Goldman

LITIGATION - INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

LITIGATION CONSTRUCTION

Roger D. Kirstein

INSURANCE LAW

LITIGATION ENVIRONMENTAL

William J. Walker Houston

George M. Kryder Dallas/Fort Worth

Richard J. Reynolds III

Dallas/Fort Worth Houston

LITIGATION - FIRST AMENDMENT

Austin

Jay R. Aldis Houston

Laura Prather

Stephen E. Fox

LITIGATION - INSURANCE

Michael D. McQueen

Dallas/Fort Worth

Tiffany Cox Stacy

Austin

Lisa A. Songy

Dallas/Fort Worth El Paso

San Antonio

Geoffrey D. Weisbart

San Antonio

Austin

Jay A. Thompson Austin

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Craig S. Miles Houston

INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION GOVERNMENTAL

C. Mark Baker Houston

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Robert L. Tobey Dallas/Fort Worth

LEVERAGED BUYOUTS AND PRIVATE EQUITY LAW

Andrew M. Baker Houston

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IT OUTSOURCING LAW

L. James Berglund II

Dallas/Fort Worth

R. Laurence Macon

LABOR LAW MANAGEMENT

R. Paul Yetter

Todd A. Fisher

W. Gary Fowler Dallas/Fort Worth

Robert D. Kilgore San Antonio

Thomas A. Nesbitt Austin

W. Jackson Wisdom Houston

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Jerry L. Harris Austin

Misty M. Ventura Dallas/Fort Worth

Dallas/Fort Worth San Antonio Houston

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Craig W. Budner Dallas/Fort Worth

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ARIETY. THAT’S THE WORD that best describes the cases on which Amy Warr, Austin’s 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” for Appellate Practice, works. After five years as an assistant solicitor general for the State of Texas, Warr began working for Alexander Dubose & Jefferson in 2007. She handles appeals in a multitude of areas including trade secrets, eminent domain, personal injury, and governmental immunity. Warr has worked on many prominent cases with mandamus actions, one of which was the largest child-protection case in United States history: In 2008, the State of Texas removed more than 400 children from the Yearning for Zion ranch in West Texas. Partnering with the nonprofit Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Warr represented 30 mothers and won the return of their children. “We work on virtually every type of civil case,” she says, “so I never get bored.” In addition to its variety, Warr says she finds two things most rewarding about her field of law: “The intellectual challenge—we’re always thinking not only about what the law is, but what it should be. And the collegiality. The appellate bar is small and extremely

professional, and I have the most skilled and generous colleagues imaginable.” Naturally, there are aspects of her practice that Warr finds challenging, too. “We must continually deal with areas of the law that are unfamiliar to us,” she explains. “Fortunately, the trial lawyers we work with are usually experts in a particular field and can provide invaluable guidance.” Which accomplishments contributed to Warr’s receiving the highest rating from her peers and winning “Lawyer of the Year” in Appellate Practice? It’s no single thing. “In recent years, I have prevailed in several very high-profile matters in the Supreme Court of Texas,” she says. “I’ve also handled several important pro bono matters, for which I was recognized locally, at a statewide level, and nationally.” Warr’s years of experience have taught her there are certain traits integral to becoming a great appellate attorney. “[They’re the] same qualities it takes to be good at anything,” she says. “A strong work ethic, a willingness to look critically at your own work and accept criticism, and a commitment to constantly improving your skills, no matter how many years you’ve been practicing.”

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Susan Mead

MASS TORT LITIGATION / CLASS ACTIONS - DEFENDANTS

Dallas/Fort Worth

Michael T. Bridwell

LITIGATION - MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

Michael P. Cash

Houston

Gary D. Elliston

Mark K. Glasser Barry F. McNeil Dallas/Fort Worth

LITIGATION - MUNICIPAL

Beaumont Houston

OIL AND GAS LAW

Terry I. Cross Dallas/Fort Worth

Allen D. Cummings Austin

G. Alan Rafte Houston

Dallas/Fort Worth

James M. Truss

MASS TORT LITIGATION / CLASS ACTIONS - PLAINTIFFS

PATENT LAW

San Antonio

PRODUCT LIABILITY LITIGATION - PLAINTIFFS

Darren L. Brown Beaumont

John S. Jose Dallas/Fort Worth

W. Mark Lanier Houston

PROFESSIONAL MALPRACTICE LAW - DEFENDANTS

TAX LAW

Jeffrey C. Brown El Paso

Mark R. Martin Houston

Daniel J. Micciche Dallas/Fort Worth

Charles J. Muller San Antonio

Robert E. Reetz, Jr.

Ramón G. Viada III

Bryan O. Blevins, Jr.

Albert B. Deaver, Jr.

Calvin R. Phelan II

Houston

Dallas/Fort Worth

LITIGATION - PATENT

Kip A. Petroff

Andrew G. DiNovo

Jeffrey B. Andrews

John Eddie Williams, Jr.

P. Weston Musselman

PROFESSIONAL MALPRACTICE LAW - PLAINTIFFS

Dallas/Fort Worth

TRADE SECRETS LAW

Houston

Barry C. Barnett Houston

Samuel F. Baxter Tyler

William M. Parrish Austin

Theodore Stevenson III Dallas/Fort Worth

Beaumont

Dallas/Fort Worth

Houston

MEDIATION

Randall E. Butler Houston

Robert J. Matlock Dallas/Fort Worth

LITIGATION - REAL ESTATE

Michael J. Schless

San Antonio

Phylis J. Speedlin

James H. Barrow

Donald Colleluori Dallas/Fort Worth

Robert F. Dubois III Austin

John W. Johnson Beaumont

Marvin D. Nathan Houston

LITIGATION - REGULATORY ENFORCEMENT (SEC, TELECOM, ENERGY)

Bruce W. Collins Dallas/Fort Worth

LITIGATION - SECURITIES

Timothy S. Durst Dallas/Fort Worth

William P. Maines Houston

Eric J. Taube Austin

LITIGATION - TRUSTS AND ESTATES

Randy R. Howry Austin

Stephanie LoomisPrice Houston

James M. McNeel San Antonio

Mark K. Sales Dallas/Fort Worth

LITIGATION AND CONTROVERSY - TAX

Charles M. Hornberger

Austin

San Antonio

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAW - DEFENDANTS

Missy K. Atwood Austin

James R. Boston, Jr. Houston

Charles A. Deacon San Antonio

Gary A. Norton El Paso

Joseph A. Turano Dallas/Fort Worth

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAW - PLAINTIFFS

Olan J. Boudreaux Houston

Max E. Freeman Dallas/Fort Worth

Jay Harvey Austin

Evelina Ortega El Paso

Rey Perez San Antonio

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Kyle K. Fox Austin

David Palmer Oelman Houston

Michael A. Saslaw Dallas/Fort Worth

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Donald P. Lan, Jr.

Laura H. Burney San Antonio

Gregory V. Nelson

Bernard F. Clark, Jr.

Dallas/Fort Worth Houston

Houston

Andrew B. Derman Dallas/Fort Worth

Tim George Austin

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Dallas/Fort Worth

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Robert W. Kantner

Robert L. Kimball Dallas/Fort Worth

Ruben S. Robles El Paso

Ronald D. Wamsted Austin

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Robert J. McAughan Jr.

Carol C. Polumbo

San Antonio

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James F. McKibben, Jr. Ronald E. Mendoza

Dallas/Fort Worth

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Dan S. Culver

Corpus Christi

Houston

Randall E. Colson

Kathleen A. Gallagher Houston

Austin

TECHNOLOGY LAW

Austin

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Mark A. Calhoun Dallas/Fort Worth

Austin

Houston

Gerald T. Welch Dallas/Fort Worth

TRANSPORTATION LAW

Robert M. Tramuto

Charles H. Smith

REAL ESTATE LAW

TRUSTS AND ESTATES

Houston

Dallas/Fort Worth

Michael F. Alessio

Samuel K. Hildebrand

Kerry T. Benedict

Michael L. Kaufman

Brad B. Hawley

John B. Quigley

Sylvan S. Lang, Jr.

Terry L. Johnson

Scott L. Sherman

Craig M. Sico

Paul B. Landen

Stancy Stribling

C. Scott Mann, Jr.

James C. Woo

PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION - PLAINTIFFS

Sean E. Breen Austin

J. Hunter Craft Houston

San Antonio

Corpus Christi

David P. Wilson Beaumont

PRIVATE FUNDS / HEDGE FUNDS LAW

Dallas/Fort Worth San Antonio Austin

El Paso

Houston

Beaumont

SECURITIES / CAPITAL MARKETS LAW

Austin

Dallas/Fort Worth Beaumont

Corpus Christi El Paso

San Antonio

Alan V. Ytterberg Houston

Geoffrey L. Newton

Ryan J. Maierson

VENTURE CAPITAL LAW

PRODUCT LIABILITY LITIGATION - DEFENDANTS

James E. O’Bannon

Houston

Dallas/Fort Worth

Fields Alexander Houston

Michael L. Baker Beaumont

Houston

Dallas/Fort Worth

Paul R. Tobias Austin

SECURITIES REGULATION

Jeffrey S. Hawkins

James A. Baker III

Jeffrey S. Patterson

Doug M. Rayburn

Austin

Dallas/Fort Worth

Kevin M. Young San Antonio

Houston

Dallas/Fort Worth

SECURITIZATION AND STRUCTURED FINANCE LAW

Patrick C. Sargent Dallas/Fort Worth

SPORTS LAW

William A. Munck Dallas/Fort Worth

Robert F. Gray, Jr. WATER LAW

Leonard H. Dougal Austin


Brim, Robinett, Cantu & Brim, P.C.

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GETTING SCHOOLED

Public-education policy is fraught throughout the United States, and Texas is certainly no different. By Janice Zhou

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NOWLEDGE AND INSIGHT informed by a keen intellect are powerful tools—essential elements of a successful life. What happens, though, when children do not have access to quality schooling? The problems of American education have been a burning political issue for decades, but “education reform” in general is an overbroad catchall of limited utility to students whose schools’ deficiencies defy uniform categorization. The Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association says it’s working diligently to ensure “an adequate and equitable funding system for Texas public schools.” Their legislative priorities include an increase in the “state share of the Foundation School program to 50 percent.” To some extent, that’s where Lone Star voters are, too: A February 2019 poll by the Texas Politics Project at the University of Texas at Austin showed that Texans believe the biggest problems facing K-12 public schools in their state, in descending order of importance, are low teacher pay, unequal distribution of resources, school accountability, and teacher quality. To get a sense of the current state of Texas education, we checked in with Best Lawyers– recognized at torney “The problems of Jay Brim, of Brim, American education have Robinett, Cantu & Brim been a burning political in Austin, who filed his issue for decades.” responses jointly with Mark Robinett, his legal partner of 34 years. ISTOCK.COM/ SDI PRODUCTIONS

Jay Brim

RECOGNIZED FOR EDUCATION LAW SINCE 2009

Mark Robinett

Teacher pay is a perennial hot issue—perhaps even more so now, with instructors having to revise their curriculum amid the pandemic. Are teachers paid less than they deserve, and if so, what legal remedies are available to them? Teachers have always been paid less than they deserve. It’s a political issue decided at the state level; Texas teachers may not collectively bargain. How can schools get more money? Are there legal measures they can pursue? Texas school districts face severe limitations on their ability to tax and have to depend on local philanthropic giving to bridge the gap. Districts without a significant segment of wealthy patrons don’t have that opportunity. A major problem over the last 30 years has been the insistence of the Texas legislature to shift funding away from the state to the local level and to offer more and more of a slice of the pie to charter schools. Is that the culprit behind unequal distribution of resources among school districts? If so, what can be done? Over the past 45 years, Texas has seen its system of school finance repeatedly litigated, to little effect due to the failure of the Texas legislature and our governors to find a better system. A visit to suburban school districts, then to any urban district, will show the disparity of resources. Property- and sales-tax revenues have been inadequate to fund the needs of public education. Would an increase in school accountability help? It can be argued that Texas schools face too much accountability rather than not enough. State testing requirements have forced teachers to refocus their efforts toward good results. “Teaching to the tests” has become the norm. Is there a good way to improve teacher quality? The quality of teaching in Texas has come into question perceptually because of societal changes which have led to a loss of respect for the profession. Much has been written about the loss of potentially outstanding female teachers whose choices for career paths formerly were limited to education or nursing; those same candidates now get degrees in law, medicine, or business. Many teachers are now second-career people, with limited pedagogical training. It takes time to build up the experience to replace what many previously came into the classroom with from college. How is Texas faring with these issues relative to other states? Texas still produces outstanding students from its public schools, and those students compete well with students from other states for places in the best colleges. All the states face similar challenges in overcoming the changes in American culture that are challenging education. Teachers everywhere have to fight through the rapt attention of their students with their electronic devices. What other issues do you believe need to be addressed? The people who began our country and this state believed public education was foundational for an informed citizenry. We can’t let that change. W W W.BESTL AW Y ERS.COM | 13


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Administrative / Regulatory Law

11M + 102,291 146 78 4,170 • Administrative / Regulatory Law • Admiralty and Maritime Law • Alternative Dispute Resolution • Antitrust Law* • Appellate Practice • Aviation Law • Banking and Finance Law • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law* • Bet-the-Company Litigation • Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) • Civil Rights Law • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law • Collaborative Law: Civil • Collaborative Law: Family Law • Commercial Finance Law • Commercial Litigation • Communications Law • Construction Law* • Consumer Law • Corporate Governance and Compliance Law • Corporate Law • Criminal Defense: General Practice • Criminal Defense: White-Collar • Derivatives and Futures Law • DUI/DWI Defense • Education Law • Elder Law

Key to Abbreviations ASTERISKS: *A single asterisk indicates lawyer is listed in litigation. **Two asterisks indicate a lawyer is listed in both litigation and non-litigation categories.

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peer evaluations lawyers recognized practice areas countries around the world lawyers in (state or metro) in the following practice areas:

• Electronic Discovery and Information Management Law • Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law* • Energy Law • Energy Regulatory Law • Entertainment Law • Environmental Law* • Equipment Finance Law • Family Law • Family Law Arbitration • Family Law Mediation • First Amendment Law* • Franchise Law • Gaming Law • Government Relations Practice • Health Care Law* • Immigration Law • Information Technology Law • Insurance Law* • Intellectual Property Law • International Arbitration • International Mergers & Acquisitions • International Trade and Finance Law • IT Outsourcing Law • Labor and Employment Law • Land Use & Zoning Law* • Legal Malpractice Law • Leisure and Hospitality Law • Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law

Alternative Dispute Resolution A Arbitration M Mediation Banking & Finance Law B Banking & 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 T Theater Intellectual Property T Trademark C Copyright P Patent IP* Litigation – Intellectual Property International Arbitration C Commercial G Government

• Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions • Media Law • Medical Malpractice Law • Mergers & Acquisitions Law* • Mining Law • Municipal Law* • Natural Resources Law • Nonprofit / Charities Law • Oil and Gas Law • Personal Injury Litigation • Privacy and Data Security Law • Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law • Product Liability Litigation • Professional Malpractice Law • Project Finance Law • Public Finance Law • Qui Tam Law • Railroad Law • Real Estate Law* • Reinsurance Law • Securities / Capital Markets Law • Securitization and Structured Finance Law • Sports Law • Tax Law* • Technology Law • Trade Secrets Law • Transportation Law • Trusts and Estates* • Utilities Law • Venture Capital Law • Water Law

Labor & Employment EI Employment Law – Individuals EM Employment Law – Management LE Labor & 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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ALLENSWORTH & PORTER Will W. Allensworth BAKER BOTTS Molly J. Cagle BUTLER SNWOW Thomas A. Forbes CANTILO & BENNETT Mark F. Bennett CARL S. RICHIE JR. ATTORNEY AT LAW Carl S. Richie, Jr. COFFIN RENNER Ann M. Coffin DUGGINS WREN MANN & ROMERO Jay Breedveld, William O. Coe, Marnie McCormick, Kerry McGrath, Patrick Pearsall, Celina Romero, Mark Strain, William C. Wren ENOCH KEVER Andrew Kever, Amanda Kimbrough EVERSHEDS SUTHERLAND (US) Lino Mendiola III FOLEY & LARDNER Edward D. Burbach GRAVES DOUGHERTY HEARON & MOODY Helen Currie Foster, Mary A. Keeney, P. M. Schenkkan GREENBERG TRAURIG Thomas J. Bond, Demetrius G. McDaniel HOLLAND & KNIGHT John A. Riley JACKSON WALKER Dudley D. McCalla KELLY HART & HALLMAN J. Stephen Ravel, C. Andrew Weber KEMP SMITH Deborah C. Trejo LARRY E. TEMPLE Larry E. Temple LOCKE LORD C. Brian Cassidy MCGINNIS LOCHRIDGE Albert R. Axe, Jr., Derek L. Seal STEVEN BARON Steven Baron THOMPSON & KNIGHT Katherine L. Coleman, James E. Cousar, Benjamin B. Hallmark, James C. Morriss III, Phillip G. Oldham, Rex D. VanMiddlesworth THOMPSON, COE, COUSINS & IRONS Jay A. Thompson VINSON & ELKINS Michael J. Tomsu WINSTEAD Ron H. Moss

Alternative Dispute Resolution

ALLENSWORTH & PORTER Matthew C. Ryan (A) BURNS ANDERSON JURY & BRENNER Jeffrey R. Jury (A, M) DUANE MORRIS Benton T. Wheatley (A) KARL BAYER Karl Bayer (A, M) MEHAFFYWEBER David B. Gaultney (A) MICHAEL J. SCHLESS Michael J. Schless (M) TOM COLLINS Thomas A. Collins (A, M) WINSTEAD Peter A. Nolan (A)

Antitrust Law

DAVIS, GERALD & CREMER Shannon H. Ratliff* HILLIARD & SHADOWEN Steve D. Shadowen** LOCKE LORD Robert G. Newman* PAUL GRIFFIN LAW Paul R. Griffin**

Appellate Practice

ALEXANDER DUBOSE & JEFFERSON Alex Wilson Albright, Douglas W. Alexander, Rachel Ekery, Marcy Hogan Greer, Wallace B. Jefferson, J. Woodfin Jones, Amy Warr BAKER BOTTS Thomas R. Phillips, Evan Young BOTSFORD & ROARK David L. Botsford

COKINOS YOUNG Dana Livingston page 4

DUGGINS WREN MANN & ROMERO Marnie McCormick ENOCH KEVER Craig T. Enoch, Melissa A. Lorber EWELL, BROWN, BLANKE & KNIGHT Joseph R. Knight GORDON REES SCULLY MANSUKHANI Leslie A. Benitez GRAVES DOUGHERTY HEARON & MOODY William G. Christian III, P. M. Schenkkan, Ben F. Vaughan III GREENBERG TRAURIG Kendyl T. Hanks, Dale Wainwright, Charles R. Watson, Jr. HAYNES AND BOONE Mike Hatchell

HUNTON ANDREWS KURTH Scott A. Brister JACKSON, SJOBERG & TOWNSEND Marc O. Knisely KEITH S. HAMPTON, ATTORNEY AT LAW Keith S. Hampton KELLY HART & HALLMAN C. Andrew Weber LAW OFFICE OF HARRIET O’NEILL Harriet O’Neill LAW OFFICE OF SUSAN HAYS Susan L. Hays LOCKE LORD Susan A. Kidwell PAMELA STANTON BARON Pamela Stanton Baron SCOTT DOUGLASS & MCCONNICO Jane M.N. Webre SUSAN VANCE LAW Susan Vance TERRILL & WALDROP G. Alan Waldrop THE LAW OFFICE OF DAVID A. SCHULMAN David A. Schulman THOMPSON & KNIGHT Debora B. Alsup

Aviation Law

SLACK DAVIS SANGER Mike Davis, Michael L. Slack

Banking and Finance Law

A. RICK HIGHTOWER, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW A. Rick Hightower (B) BAKER BOTTS William F. Stutts (B, R) BRACEWELL W. Stephen Benesh (B*) DAVIS, GERALD & CREMER Shannon H. Ratliff (B*) JACKSON WALKER James L. Pledger (B, R) JAY HAILEY Royce J. Hailey, Jr. (B) KELLY HART & HALLMAN David R. Keyes (B) KENNEDY SUTHERLAND Karen M. Neeley (B, R) LARRY E. TEMPLE Larry E. Temple (B, R) LOCKE LORD Robert G. Newman (B*), Tai C. Tran (M) MCGINNIS LOCHRIDGE William H. Daniel (B, B*, R), Cliff Ernst (B), R. Clarke Heidrick, Jr. (B), Michael A. Wren (B) WALLER LANSDEN DORTCH & DAVIS Eric J. Taube (B*)

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law BAKER BOTTS William F. Stutts BARRETT DAFFIN FRAPPIER TURNER & ENGEL Brian S. Engel, Steve P. Turner BARRON & NEWBURGER Stephen W. Sather** CLARK HILL Duane Brescia, Stephen A. Roberts** FRANK B. LYON Frank B. Lyon JACKSON WALKER C. Wade Cooper** JAMES V. HOEFFNER, ATTORNEY AT LAW James V. Hoeffner** LAW OFFICE OF MICHAEL BAUMER Michael V. Baumer LOCKE LORD Michael M. Parker** MARTINEC, WINN & VICKERS Joseph D. Martinec** STREUSAND, LANDON, OZBURN & LEMMON Sabrina L. Streusand WALLER LANSDEN DORTCH & DAVIS Eric J. Taube**

Bet-the-Company Litigation

ALEXANDER DUBOSE & JEFFERSON Marcy Hogan Greer ALMANZA, BLACKBURN, DICKIE & MITCHELL Martha S. Dickie BRACEWELL W. Stephen Benesh BUTLER SNOW Eric J.R. Nichols BYRD DAVIS ALDEN & HENRICHSON Robert C. Alden DAVIS, GERALD & CREMER Shannon H. Ratliff GEORGE BROTHERS KINCAID & HORTON D. Douglas Brothers GRAVES DOUGHERTY HEARON & MOODY John B. McFarland, John J. McKetta III GRAY BECKER Richard Edwin Gray III HANCE SCARBOROUGH Terry L. Scarborough HARDY PARRISH YANG William M. Parrish HILLIARD & SHADOWEN Steve D. Shadowen HOWRY, BREEN & HERMAN Randy R. Howry


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Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice

BAKER BOTTS Margaret J. Sampson FARNEY W. Bryan Farney NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Gina N. Shishima PARKER HIGHLANDER Steven L. Highlander, David L. Parker

Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)

DWYER MURPHY CALVERT Drew S. Calvert GIORDANI BAKER GROSSMAN & RIPP Cindy L. Grossman

Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law ARMBRUST & BROWN Scott A. Taylor WINSTEAD Alexander R. Allemann

Collaborative Law: Family Law

FARRIS & GREEN Janice L. Green FRIDAY MILNER LAMBERT TURNER Amy Lambert GORANSONBAIN AUSLEY Kristen A. Algert, Kelly Ausley-Flores LAW OFFICES OF JENNIFER TULL Jennifer Tull NOELKE MAPLES ST. LEGER BRYANT Keith D. Maples

Commercial Litigation

ALEXANDER DUBOSE & JEFFERSON Marcy Hogan Greer ALMANZA, BLACKBURN, DICKIE & MITCHELL Martha S. Dickie ARMBRUST & BROWN Mark L. Hawkins BAKER BOTTS Evan Young BOULETTE GOLDEN & MARIN Michael D. Marin BRACEWELL W. Stephen Benesh

BROPHY & DEVANEY Joseph F. Brophy page 36

BURGESS LAW Karen C. Burgess BURNETTTURNER Michael L.R. Burnett BUTLER SNOW Eric J.R. Nichols BYRD DAVIS ALDEN & HENRICHSON Robert C. Alden CAIN & SKARNULIS C. Blair Dancy CLARK HILL Robert M. O’Boyle COBB & COUNSEL Bill Cobb DAVIS, GERALD & CREMER Shannon H. Ratliff DONNA BROWN Donna Brown DUANE MORRIS Benton T. Wheatley DUBOIS BRYANT & CAMPBELL William S. Rhea IV, Matthew J. Sullivan DYKEMA GOSSETT Michael Klein EDWARDS LAW Jeffrey S. Edwards ENOCH KEVER Marla Broaddus, Gary E. Zausmer EWELL, BROWN, BLANKE & KNIGHT David P. Blanke, Gary Ewell, Joseph R. Knight FISH & RICHARDSON W. Tommy Jacks FRITZ, BYRNE, HEAD & GILSTRAP Daniel H. Byrne GEORGE BROTHERS KINCAID & HORTON D. Douglas Brothers, Gary L. Lewis GEORGE BUTTS LAW George B. Butts GRAVES DOUGHERTY HEARON & MOODY Peter D. Kennedy, John B. McFarland, John J. McKetta III GRAY BECKER Douglas M. Becker, Richard Edwin Gray III GREENBERG TRAURIG Kendyl T. Hanks

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HANCE SCARBOROUGH Terry L. Scarborough HARDY PARRISH YANG William M. Parrish HILLIARD & SHADOWEN Steve D. Shadowen HOWRY, BREEN & HERMAN Sean E. Breen, Timothy J. Herman, Randy R. Howry HUSCH BLACKWELL Thomas H. Watkins JACKSON WALKER John B. Beckworth, James Matthew Dow, Christopher R. Mugica, Robert B. Neblett III JAMES J. SCHESKE James J. Scheske JOHN W. THOMAS, ATTORNEY AT LAW John Thomas JOHNS & COUNSEL Chris Johns KIDD LAW FIRM Scott R. Kidd KING & SPALDING Edward F. Fernandes LOCKE LORD Charles A. Deacon, Daniel McNeel Lane, Jr., Robert G. Newman, Saul H. Perloff, John K. Schwartz, John W. Weber, Jr. MARRS ELLIS & HODGE Luke J. Ellis MCKOOL SMITH Scott L. Cole MILLER LLOYD Jeffrey D. Miller MUNSCH HARDT KOPF & HARR D. Ronald Reneker NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT M. Scott Incerto, Jane Snoddy Smith, Terry O. Tottenham, Paul D. Trahan PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN Conor M. Civins RICHARDSON FIRM James M. Richardson SCOTT DOUGLASS & MCCONNICO Paige Amstutz, Casey L. Dobson, Stephen E. McConnico, Steve Wingard SHEARMAN & STERLING David P. Whittlesey SKELTON & WOODY J. Hampton Skelton SMITH ROBERTSON Wallace M. Smith THOMPSON & KNIGHT Debora B. Alsup WALLER LANSDEN DORTCH & DAVIS Kevin W. Brown, Richard W. Harrison, Eric J. Taube WEISBART SPRINGER HAYES Geoffrey D. Weisbart WINSTEAD G. Stewart Whitehead WRIGHT & GREENHILL Mahon B. Garry, Jr.

Construction Law

ALLENSWORTH & PORTER Will W. Allensworth**, Joe R. Basham**, Travis W. Brown, Amy M. Emerson, Matthew C. Ryan ANDREWS MYERS R. Carson Fisk, Clayton Utkov ARMBRUST & BROWN J. Bruce Scrafford* BRACEWELL W. Stephen Benesh*

COKINOS YOUNG Shelly D. Masters page 4

DAVIS, GERALD & CREMER Shannon H. Ratliff* DUANE MORRIS Benton T. Wheatley** DUGGINS WREN MANN & ROMERO Leonard W. Woods* FEE, SMITH, SHARP & VITULLO Michael S. Simpson HOWRY, BREEN & HERMAN Sean E. Breen, Randy R. Howry* JACKSON WALKER Robert B. Neblett III** LAW OFFICES OF R. KEMP KASLING R. Kemp Kasling* LOCKE LORD John W. Weber, Jr.** MCGINNIS LOCHRIDGE Kevin M. Beiter* PECKAR & ABRAMSON George C. Baldwin SHIDLOFSKY LAW FIRM Lee H. Shidlofsky* WALLER LANSDEN DORTCH & DAVIS Richard W. Harrison* WINSTEAD Robert C. Bass, Jr.**, G. Stewart Whitehead**

Corporate Governance and Compliance Law BAKER BOTTS Michael L. Bengtson (C) DLA PIPER Samer M. Zabaneh (C) DWYER MURPHY CALVERT Kelly J. Dwyer (G) QUEEN SAENZ + SCHUTZ Thomas I. Queen, Jr. (G)

Corporate Law

ARMBRUST & BROWN Frank B. Brown BAKER BOTTS Michael L. Bengtson BRANSCOMB LAW Jeffrey S. Dickerson COOK BROOKS JOHNSON Michael L. Cook DICKINSON WRIGHT Darrell R. Windham DLA PIPER John J. Gilluly III, David B. Parrish, Samer M. Zabaneh DUBOIS BRYANT & CAMPBELL J. Nixon Fox III, Scott Lineberry DWYER MURPHY CALVERT Drew S. Calvert, Kelly J. Dwyer, Billy J. Murphy DYKEMA GOSSETT Phillip M. Slinkard ENOCH KEVER John A. Menchaca II GRAVES DOUGHERTY HEARON & MOODY Roderick Edens, Jr. GREENBERG TRAURIG Kyle K. Fox JACKSON WALKER Brandon C. Janes KELLY HART & HALLMAN David R. Keyes LAW OFFICE OF KAREN HOLODY Karen J. Holody LOCKE LORD Daryl L. Lansdale, Jr., Gary H. McDaniel MCGINNIS LOCHRIDGE Cliff Ernst, R. Clarke Heidrick, Jr., Edward S. McHorse POLLARD + COLLIE William C. Pollard QUEEN SAENZ + SCHUTZ Thomas I. Queen, Jr. VINSON & ELKINS Milam F. Newby, Paul R. Tobias W. AMON BURTON, JR. W. Amon Burton, Jr.

Criminal Defense: General Practice

BOTSFORD & ROARK David L. Botsford FITZGERALD & MEISSNER Bill Fitzgerald, Wayne D. Meissner GUNTER, BENNETT AND ANTHES Christopher M. Gunter JOSEPH A. TURNER Joseph A. Turner MINTON, BASSETT, FLORES & CARSEY Samuel E. Bassett, Warren L. Collins, Jr. TERRENCE W. KIRK, ATTORNEY AT LAW Terrence W. Kirk THE LAW OFFICE OF E.G. MORRIS E. G. Morris

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

ALMANZA, BLACKBURN, DICKIE & MITCHELL Martha S. Dickie BOTSFORD & ROARK David L. Botsford BUTLER SNOW Eric J.R. Nichols FITZGERALD & MEISSNER Bill Fitzgerald, Wayne D. Meissner GUNTER, BENNETT AND ANTHES Christopher M. Gunter JOSEPH A. TURNER Joseph A. Turner MINTON, BASSETT, FLORES & CARSEY Samuel E. Bassett, Warren L. Collins, Jr. TERRENCE W. KIRK, ATTORNEY AT LAW Terrence W. Kirk THE LAW OFFICE OF E.G. MORRIS E. G. Morris

Derivatives and Futures Law BAKER BOTTS William F. Stutts

Education Law

BRIM, ROBINETT, CANTU & BRIM Jefferson K. Brim III HUSCH BLACKWELL Scott D. Schneider THE FOWLER LAW FIRM Laura Sanders Fowler TIGER HANNER K. Tiger Hanner WALSH GALLEGOS TREVIÑO RUSSO & KYLE James R. Walsh

Elder Law

FARRELL, BURDETT & JOHNSON PLLC, FORMERLY KNOWN AS FARRELL & PAK H. Clyde Farrell III KING & SPALDING Kathy L. Poppitt MARILYN G. MILLER, ATTORNEY AT LAW Marilyn G. Miller THE LOVELACE LAW FIRM Renée Colwill Lovelace THOMPSON & TIEMANN G. Gaye Thompson

PROFILED FIRM/LAWYER

Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

BARRON ADLER CLOUGH & ODDO Michael M. Barron JACKSON WALKER Robert B. Neblett III

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

BARTON LAW OFFICE Lydia Wommack Barton BRADSHAW & BICKERTON Maria Elena Bickerton, Ronald F. Bradshaw, Laura P. Irani JACKSON WALKER Charles H. Campbell Jr. KUPERMAN, ORR & ALBERS David I. Kuperman

Energy Law

BRACEWELL Paul W. Fox, W. Glenn Opel COFFIN RENNER Ann M. Coffin DUGGINS WREN MANN & ROMERO William C. Wren EVERSHEDS SUTHERLAND (US) James M. Bushee, James E. Guy, Lino Mendiola III, Richard P. Noland GIBSON OIL & GAS LAW H. Martin Gibson GRAVES DOUGHERTY HEARON & MOODY P. M. Schenkkan HOLLAND & KNIGHT Mark Davis, Dane McKaughan JACKSON WALKER Michael J. Nasi JIM BOYLE LAW James G. Boyle KELLY HART & HALLMAN Glenn E. Johnson, William M. Kerr, Jr. LAW OFFICES OF ALLEN D. CUMMINGS Allen D. Cummings LAW OFFICES OF ROGER P. NEVOLA Roger P. Nevola LLOYD GOSSELINK ROCHELLE & TOWNSEND Georgia N. Crump, Geoffrey M. Gay, R. Lambeth Townsend MCGINNIS LOCHRIDGE Tim George PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN Dillon J. Ferguson SCOTT DOUGLASS & MCCONNICO Catherine J. Webking THOMPSON & KNIGHT Phillip G. Oldham, Rex D. VanMiddlesworth WINSTEAD Ron H. Moss

Energy Regulatory Law

CLARK HILL Thomas K. Anson DUGGINS WREN MANN & ROMERO William O. Coe, Mark Held, James E. Mann, Kerry McGrath, John F. Williams, William C. Wren EVERSHEDS SUTHERLAND (US) James E. Guy EWELL, BROWN, BLANKE & KNIGHT David F. Brown JACKSON WALKER Meghan E. Griffiths, Michael J. Nasi KELLY HART & HALLMAN Glenn E. Johnson LLOYD GOSSELINK ROCHELLE & TOWNSEND Thomas L. Brocato THOMPSON & KNIGHT Katherine L. Coleman, Benjamin B. Hallmark, James C. Morriss III, Rex D. VanMiddlesworth

Environmental Law

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HOLLAND & KNIGHT John A. Riley, Paul C. Sarahan** HUSCH BLACKWELL Thomas H. Watkins* JACKSON WALKER Leonard H. Dougal**, Michael J. Nasi K&L GATES Janessa M. Glenn, R. Steven Morton KELLY HART & HALLMAN Brenda L. Clayton, Robert T. Stewart KEMP SMITH Andrew S. Miller, Deborah C. Trejo KG STRATEGIES R. Kinnan Golemon KING & SPALDING Edward F. Fernandes* LAW OFFICE OF MARY REAGAN Mary B. Reagan LAW OFFICES OF KEN RAMIREZ Kenneth R. Ramirez LAW OFFICES OF ROGER P. NEVOLA Roger P. Nevola** LOCKE LORD Robert G. Newman* MATHEWS & FREELAND Jim Mathews** MCGINNIS LOCHRIDGE Albert R. Axe, Jr., Kevin M. Beiter*, Philip S. Haag, Derek L. Seal SMILEY LAW FIRM Cynthia C. Smiley SMITH JOLIN Becky L. Jolin, Christopher D. Smith** SMITH ROBERTSON Alan M. Glen THE AL LAW GROUP Susan G. Zachos P.C.** THE LAW OFFICES OF KEITH HOPSON Robert Keith Hopson** THOMPSON & KNIGHT James C. Morriss III**, Ashley T. K. Phillips VINSON & ELKINS C. Carrick Brooke-Davidson**, Eric A. Groten*

Equipment Finance Law BAKER BOTTS William F. Stutts

Family Law

BURNETTTURNER Michael L.R. Burnett, Travis L. Turner COLDWELL BOWES Charles F. Bowes, Bradley M. Coldwell, D. Micah Royer III FARRIS & GREEN Janice L. Green FRIDAY MILNER LAMBERT TURNER Jonathan P. Friday, Amy Lambert, J. Scott Milner, Joe D. Milner, Jami Milner Turner GORANSONBAIN AUSLEY Kristen A. Algert, Thomas L. Ausley, Kelly Ausley-Flores, P. Lindley Bain, Robert C. Frazer, Eric A. Robertson GRAY BECKER Patricia J. Dixon, Richard Edwin Gray III LAW OFFICES OF JENNIFER TULL Jennifer Tull LAW OFFICES OF ROBERT B. LUTHER Robert B. Luther MINTON, BASSETT, FLORES & CARSEY David F. Minton NOELKE MAPLES ST. LEGER BRYANT Judith Bryant, Sam D. Colletti, Leigh de la Reza, Keith D. Maples, Lea C. Noelke, Andrea (Andi) St. Leger RIVERS MCNAMARA Mary Evelyn McNamara, Richel Rivers SHERIDAN FAMILY LAW JoAl Cannon Sheridan THE LAW OFFICE OF JANET MCCULLAR Janet McCullar THOMPSON SALINAS LONDERGAN Lisa A. Londergan, Carlos G. Salinas VAUGHT LAW FIRM James A. Vaught WALTERS GILBREATH James W. Piper

Family Law Arbitration

FRIDAY MILNER LAMBERT TURNER Jonathan P. Friday

Family Law Mediation

COLDWELL BOWES Charles F. Bowes, D. Micah Royer III FARRIS & GREEN Janice L. Green FRIDAY MILNER LAMBERT TURNER Jonathan P. Friday, Amy Lambert, Joe D. Milner GORANSONBAIN AUSLEY Kristen A. Algert GRAY BECKER Patricia J. Dixon NOELKE MAPLES ST. LEGER BRYANT Leigh de la Reza THOMPSON SALINAS LONDERGAN Lisa A. Londergan

First Amendment Law GEORGE BROTHERS KINCAID & HORTON Julie A. Ford** GRAVES DOUGHERTY HEARON & MOODY James A. Hemphill*, Peter D. Kennedy*

HAYNES AND BOONE Laura Prather*, Catherine Robb* JACKSON WALKER John B. Beckworth*, Amanda L. Bush*

Franchise Law

BARACK FERRAZZANO KIRSCHBAUM & NAGELBERG Lloyd E. Ferguson HAYNES AND BOONE Robert A. Lauer

Government Relations Practice

BORGELT LAW Roger B. Borgelt BUTLER SNOW Thomas A. Forbes CLINT HACKNEY & COMPANY Clinton P. Hackney COATS ROSE John M. Joseph DEBORAH GOODELL POLAN Deborah Goodell Polan GREENBERG TRAURIG Thomas J. Bond, Demetrius G. McDaniel HUSCH BLACKWELL Mark Vane JACK W. GULLAHORN Jack W. Gullahorn JOHNSON AND JOHNSON Gordon R. Johnson K&L GATES John M. Erskine Jr. KELLY HART & HALLMAN C. Andrew Weber KG STRATEGIES R. Kinnan Golemon LAW OFFICES OF ELLEN WILLIAMS Ellen C. Williams LAW OFFICES OF KEN RAMIREZ Kenneth R. Ramirez LAW OFFICES OF LISA K. ANDERSON Lisa K. Anderson POINSETT Royce P. Poinsett RANDY C. CAIN, ATTORNEY AT LAW Randy C. Cain THE GRAYDON GROUP Machree G. Gibson, Galt Graydon

Health Care Law

CLARK HILL Kathryn M. Darling, William D. Darling DALRYMPLE, SHELLHORSE, ELLIS & DIAMOND Nancy A. Shellhorse DLA PIPER Karen Nelson GERMER Missy K. Atwood HUSCH BLACKWELL David W. Hilgers, Hal S. Katz, Ace Pickens, Julian L. Rivera JORDAN LAW Susan I. Jordan* JOY & YOUNG Marie Berliner, Louise M. Joy, Hilary H. Young KING & SPALDING Catherine M. Greaves, Kathy L. Poppitt LOCKE LORD Charles A. Deacon, Jennifer L. Rangel MCGINNIS LOCHRIDGE Edward S. McHorse NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Jerry A. Bell, Jr., Stacey A. Martinez*, Yvonne K. Puig**, Terry O. Tottenham REED SMITH R. Jeffrey Layne REED, CLAYMON, MEEKER & HARGETT Jennifer B. Claymon, Kevin A. Reed, Robert Spurck SHACKELFORD, BOWEN, MCKINLEY & NORTON William E. Hopkins SHARP & COBOS Antonio A. Cobos, Michael Robert Sharp SWANN & WADDILL Sharron L. Swann WALLER LANSDEN DORTCH & DAVIS Fletcher H. Brown WINSTEAD Kevin M. Wood

Immigration Law FOSTER Robert F. Loughran K&L GATES Brian Graham PAUL PARSONS Paul Parsons

Information Technology Law

MATHESON KEYS & KORDZIK Jerry M. Keys

Insurance Law

CANTILO & BENNETT Patrick H. Cantilo DE LEON WASHBURN & WARD Hector De Leon DUANE MORRIS Alexander J. Gonzales DUGGINS WREN MANN & ROMERO Leonard W. Woods* DYKEMA GOSSETT Michael Klein

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TRIAL LAW LEADERSHIP

Daniel J.T. Sciano, twice-named Best Lawyers® San Antonio “Lawyer of the Year” for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs (2010, 2012), discusses how his record of success impacts clients and Texas’ legal community By Justin Smulison

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H E N DA N I E L J .T. S CI A NO accepts a case, he always prepares for the long haul. That helps explain why the CEO of Tinsman & Sciano has continually secured seven- and eight-figure results throughout his 39 years in practice. His office is in San Antonio, but he handles matters both statewide and nationally. “I argue most of my own cases but am supported by a team of dedicated professionals,” says Sciano who was named San Antonio Best Lawyers ® “Lawyer of the Year” for Personal Injury Litigation– Plaintiffs in 2010 and 2012. “I believe in my clients, am passionate in my advocacy, and work tirelessly to ensure [that] my clients obtain full justice.” Sciano exemplified this philosophy even further in 2018 and 2019, when, as head of a firm whose history spans more than 50 years, he secured dozens of favorable settlements and a record-setting verdict on behalf of injured victims and their families. The firm obtained millions of dollars for clients by litigating in several of its hallmark practice areas: company-vehicle wrecks (18-wheelers, buses, and other commercial motor vehicles); unreasonably

dangerous premises conditions (carbonmonoxide poisoning, as well as slips and falls); and oil-and-gas litigation (royalty a nd minera l-rights disputes). Scia no made pa rticu la r strides i n truck i ng litigation, ultimately resolving dozens of company-vehicle wrecks that resulted in catastrophic injuries or fatalities.

“Our clients need courtroom fighters, and we are proud to have that reputation.” Even defendants have been inspired. Following a favorable resolution, the company his firm litigated against invited Sciano to lead its on-site training in an effort to curb injuries. “We truly believe that improved safety standards can save lives and reduce harm,” he says. “When a company demonstrates a willingness to change because of our involvement, then we have made a special difference outside the courtroom.”

LEADING THE LEGAL COMMUNITY Sciano is board-certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in two areas: personal-injury trial law and civil trial law. A past president of the San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association, Sciano frequently speaks on federal motor-carrier safety regulations. He writes and speaks at the State Bar of Texas’s advanced personalinjury and trucking course, as well as to various local bar associations as a recognized leader in providing continuing legal education. In 2019, he passed a national boardcertification exam, adding “Board Certified Truck Accident Advocate—National Board of Trial Advocacy” to his Civil Trial Advocate and Civil Practice Advocate certifications with the National Board of Trial Advocacy. “I believe that strengthening the legal and safety community betters our clients’ position when representing them,” he says. “They expect us to be more knowledgeable a nd pre pa red t h a n ou r cou r t room adversaries, and my trial team proudly strives to meet that expectation.”

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2020 RECOGNITIONS FOLEY & LARDNER Kimberly A. Yelkin GRAVES DOUGHERTY HEARON & MOODY Susan G. Conway, P. M. Schenkkan GREENBERG TRAURIG Thomas J. Bond, Barry R. Senterfitt HAYNES AND BOONE Leslie C. Thorne JACKSON WALKER Dudley D. McCalla, Steven D. Moore MCGUIREWOODS J. Mark Lawless MITCHELL, WILLIAMS, SELIG, GATES & WOODYARD Melvin L. Burner, Jr., Elisabeth S. DeLargy, Stanton Strickland RICHARDS RODRIGUEZ & SKEITH Benjamin S. De Leon SHIDLOFSKY LAW FIRM Lee H. Shidlofsky SKELTON & WOODY J. Hampton Skelton THE HOHMANN LAW FIRM Guy M. Hohmann THOMPSON, COE, COUSINS & IRONS Jay A. Thompson VAN OSSELAER DISPUTE RESOLUTION Paul J. Van Osselaer WINSTEAD Linda J. Burgess

Intellectual Property Law

ARMOND WILSON Douglas R. Wilson (IP*, P*) BAKER BOTTS Joseph D. Gray (P*), Kevin J. Meek (IP*, P*, T), Margaret J. Sampson (IP*, P, P*), David B. Weaver (IP*, P*) CONNOR KUDLAC LEE Kevin S. Kudlac (C, IP*, P, P*, T), John M. Shumaker (IP*, P*) DAVIS, GERALD & CREMER Shannon H. Ratliff (IP*, P*) DECHERT Jeffrey B. Plies (IP*) DICKINSON WRIGHT Steven R. Daniels (IP*, P*), Ross Spencer Garsson (P) DINOVO PRICE Andrew G. DiNovo (IP*, P, P*) DLA PIPER Brian K. Erickson (IP*, P*), John M. Guaragna (IP*) DUANE MORRIS Gilbert A. Greene (IP*), Pierre J. Hubert (IP*) DYKEMA GOSSETT Michael P. Adams (IP*, P, P*, T) FARNEY W. Bryan Farney (IP*, P*) FLECKMAN & MCGLYNN William D. Raman (C, IP*, T) GRAVES DOUGHERTY HEARON & MOODY Peter D. Kennedy (IP*) HARDY PARRISH YANG William M. Parrish (IP*, P*) HULSEY Bill Hulsey (P) HUSCH BLACKWELL Thomas H. Watkins (P*) JACKSON WALKER Raman N. Dewan (P) K&L GATES Stewart Mesher (IP*, P*) KELLY HART & HALLMAN J. Stephen Ravel (IP*) KING & SPALDING Richard J. Groos (IP*, T) LAW OFFICE OF PETER J. AYERS Peter J. Ayers (IP*, P*) MATHESON KEYS & KORDZIK Jerry M. Keys (C, P, T) MCKOOL SMITH Steven J. Pollinger (IP*, P*) MICHAEL BEST & FRIEDRICH Arthur Gollwitzer III (IP*) NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Mark T. Garrett (C, IP*, P, P*, T), Alicia Morris Groos (T), Michael R. Krawzsenek (P), Gina N. Shishima (P, P*) PARKER HIGHLANDER Steven L. Highlander (P), David L. Parker (IP*, P, P*) PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN Edward A. Cavazos (P*), Michael Chibib (IP*, P*), Conor M. Civins (IP*, P*, T) PIRKEY BARBER William G. Barber (IP*, T), Rodney K. Caldwell (IP*, T), Sherri L. Eastley (T), Christopher L. Graff (T), Christopher M. Kindel (T), Anna Conyers Kuhn (T), Wendy C. Larson (T), Jered E. Matthysse (IP*, T), Stephen P. Meleen (IP*, T), Michael S. Metteauer (T), Louis T. Pirkey (IP*, T), Shannon T. Vale (C, T), Christopher M. Weimer (T) SCHWEGMAN, LUNDBERG & WOESSNER Pamela B. Huff (IP*) SHELTON COBURN Barry K. Shelton (IP*) SLAYDEN GRUBERT BEARD Brian C. Banner (IP*), R. William Beard, Jr. (IP*), Bruce W. Slayden II (IP*, P)

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WALLER LANSDEN DORTCH & DAVIS Richard W. Harrison (IP*, P*)

IT Outsourcing Law WILLIAM A. BROUSSARD William A. Broussard, Sr.

Labor and Employment Law

BOULETTE GOLDEN & MARIN Jason S. Boulette (EM, LM), Tanya D. DeMent (LE*), Michael J. Golden (EM), Laura Merritt (EM), Ann Abrams Price (EM) CORNELL SMITH MIERL BRUTOCAO & BURTON Scott A. Brutocao (EM, LE*), Susan Burton (EM, LE*), Connie Cornell (EM, LM), Steven L. Mierl (EI, EM, LE*, LM), Edward M. Smith (EM, LM) DEATS DURST & OWEN 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) HUSCH BLACKWELL Scott D. Schneider (EM, LM) JACKSON LEWIS A. Robert Fischer (EM, LE*) KATOR, PARKS, WEISER & HARRIS David Weiser (EI) KRONENBERGER LAW FIRM Gregg R. Kronenberger (EM) LITTLER MENDELSON Allan G. King (EM, LM), Steven R. McCown (EM, LM) LLOYD GOSSELINK ROCHELLE & TOWNSEND Sheila B. Gladstone (LE*) LOCKE LORD Mario A. Barrera (EM, LE*, LM), Philip J. Pfeiffer (EM, LM) MORELAND VERRETT Edmond S. Moreland Jr. (EI) OGLETREE, DEAKINS, NASH, SMOAK & STEWART Shafeeqa W. Giarratani (EM, LE*), Bruce A. Griggs (EM, LM) PAUL SCHORN Paul A. Schorn (EI) THE LAW OFFICES OF KELL A. SIMON Kell A. Simon (EI) WEISBART SPRINGER HAYES Sherrard L. Hayes II (EM, LM), Julie Springer (LE*), Geoffrey D. Weisbart (EI, LE*)

Land Use & Zoning Law ARMBRUST & BROWN David B. Armbrust, Richard T. Suttle, Jr. HUSCH BLACKWELL Jerry L. Harris, Nikelle Susanne Meade** MCLEAN & HOWARD Jeffrey S. Howard

Legal Malpractice Law

BYRD DAVIS ALDEN & HENRICHSON Don L. Davis (P) FISH & RICHARDSON W. Tommy 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)

Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) BRACEWELL Paul W. Fox HOWRY, BREEN & HERMAN Randy R. Howry

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions

GORDON REES SCULLY MANSUKHANI Kenneth J. Ferguson (D) KING & SPALDING Melvin Bailey (D) LOCKE LORD Robert G. Newman (D)

Medical Malpractice Law

BYRD DAVIS ALDEN & HENRICHSON Don L. Davis (P) FISH & RICHARDSON W. Tommy Jacks (P) GERMER Missy K. Atwood (D), Mark T. Beaman (D) LOCKE LORD Charles A. Deacon (D) NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Yvonne K. Puig (D), Terry O. Tottenham (D) WHITEHURST, HARKNESS, BREES, CHENG, ALSAFFAR, HIGGINBOTHAM, AND JACOB William O. Whitehurst, Jr. (P) WINCKLER & HARVEY Jay Harvey (P), Jay L. Winckler (P)

Mergers & Acquisitions Law BAKER BOTTS Michael L. Bengtson

DICKINSON WRIGHT Darrell R. Windham DWYER MURPHY CALVERT Kelly J. Dwyer GREENBERG TRAURIG Kyle K. Fox LAW OFFICE OF KAREN HOLODY Karen J. Holody MCGINNIS LOCHRIDGE Kevin M. Beiter*, Cliff Ernst, R. Clarke Heidrick, Jr. QUEEN SAENZ + SCHUTZ Thomas I. Queen, Jr. VINSON & ELKINS Paul R. Tobias

Mining Law

LAW OFFICES OF ROGER P. NEVOLA Roger P. Nevola

Natural Resources Law

DAVIS, GERALD & CREMER Shannon H. Ratliff GRAVES DOUGHERTY HEARON & MOODY John B. McFarland, P. M. Schenkkan KELLY HART & HALLMAN Glenn E. Johnson LAW OFFICES OF ROGER P. NEVOLA Roger P. Nevola MCGINNIS LOCHRIDGE Kevin M. Beiter, Tim George SCOTT DOUGLASS & MCCONNICO Elizabeth N. Miller, H. Philip Whitworth, Jr. THE AL LAW GROUP Susan G. Zachos P.C.

Nonprofit / Charities Law BRORBY, CROZIER & DOBIE Thomas J. Brorby, Brian W. Crozier

Oil and Gas Law

BAKER BOTTS Danny G. Worrell DAVIS, GERALD & CREMER Shannon H. Ratliff DUGGINS WREN MANN & ROMERO James E. Mann GRAVES DOUGHERTY HEARON & MOODY John B. McFarland KELLY HART & HALLMAN Brenda L. Clayton, Glenn E. Johnson LAW OFFICES OF ALLEN D. CUMMINGS Allen D. Cummings MCGINNIS LOCHRIDGE Kevin M. Beiter SCOTT DOUGLASS & MCCONNICO James N. Cowden, Douglas J. Dashiell, Carroll G. Martin, Elizabeth N. Miller, John G. Soule, H. Philip Whitworth, Jr.

Personal Injury Litigation BYRD DAVIS ALDEN & HENRICHSON Robert C. Alden (P), Don L. Davis (P)

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DC LAW Daniel J. Christensen (P) DIES & HILE Richard C. Hile (P) FURMAN LAW GROUP James H. Furman (P) GALOW & STUDDARD Jerry Galow (P) GEORGE BUTTS LAW George B. Butts (D) GERMER Mark T. Beaman (D), Thomas M. Bullion III (D), Richard H. Grafton (D) GORDON REES SCULLY MANSUKHANI Kenneth J. Ferguson (D) HOWRY, BREEN & HERMAN Sean E. Breen (D, P), Randy R. Howry (D, P) HULL HENRICKS Michael S. Hull (D) JACKSON WALKER John B. Beckworth (D, P) LOCKE LORD Charles A. Deacon (D), John W. Weber, Jr. (D) MCGINNIS LOCHRIDGE Mitchell C. Chaney (D), Ray Chester (P) MUELLER LAW Mark R. Mueller (P) NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Yvonne K. Puig (D), Terry O. Tottenham (D) RICK FREEMAN Rick Freeman (P) SCOTT DOUGLASS & MCCONNICO Stephen E. McConnico (D) SHAW COWART Ethan L. Shaw (P) SLACK DAVIS SANGER Donna J. Bowen (P), Mike Davis (P), Michael L. Slack (P) SPIVEY & GRIGG Richard A. Grigg (P), Broadus A. Spivey (P) TEXAS BOARD OF LEGAL SPECIALIZATION Leo D. Figueroa (P) THE BRATTON FIRM R. Louis Bratton (P)

PROFILED FIRM/LAWYER THE EVANS LAW FIRM Chip Evans (P) THOMPSON, COE, COUSINS & IRONS Jeffrey D. Otto (D), Ronald D. Wamsted (D) WHITEHURST, HARKNESS, BREES, CHENG, ALSAFFAR, HIGGINBOTHAM, AND JACOB Eugene W. Brees II (P), Thomas R. Harkness (P), William O. Whitehurst, Jr. (P) WINCKLER & HARVEY Jay Harvey (P), Jay L. Winckler (P) WRIGHT & GREENHILL David P. Boyce (D), Archie Carl Pierce (D)

Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law

MCLEAN & HOWARD William P. McLean METCALFE WOLFF STUART & WILLIAMS David A. Wolff NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Robert G. Converse, Amy M. Mitchell, Jane Snoddy Smith** SNEED, VINE & PERRY William D. Brown STAHL, BERNAL, DAVIES, SEWELL, & CHAVARRIA Thomas I. Davies, Brent G. Stahl WALLER LANSDEN DORTCH & DAVIS Eric J. Taube* WEISBART SPRINGER HAYES Geoffrey D. Weisbart* WINSTEAD Robert D. Burton

Product Liability Litigation

DUANE MORRIS Alexander J. Gonzales GREENBERG TRAURIG Barry R. Senterfitt

REID COLLINS & TSAI Lisa S. Tsai

Reinsurance Law

GERMER Thomas M. Bullion III (D), Richard H. Grafton (D), Jeffrey S. Hawkins (D) GORDON REES SCULLY MANSUKHANI Kenneth J. Ferguson (D), Michael R. Klatt (D) KING & SPALDING Lana K. Varney (D) LOCKE LORD Steven D. Jansma (D), John W. Weber, Jr. (D) NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Terry O. Tottenham (D) SLACK DAVIS SANGER Mike Davis (P), Michael L. Slack (P) SPIVEY & GRIGG Broadus A. Spivey (P) THOMPSON, COE, COUSINS & IRONS Jeffrey D. Otto (D), Ronald D. Wamsted (D)

Securities / Capital Markets Law

Professional Malpractice Law

KNISELY & PREHODITCH Paul E. Knisely (P) SCOTT DOUGLASS & MCCONNICO Sam Johnson (D), Stephen E. McConnico (D) SPIVEY & GRIGG Broadus A. Spivey (P)

Public Finance Law

BRACEWELL Elizabeth Rippy Bowes, W. Glenn Opel LOCKE LORD Clayton S. Binford, W. Jeffrey Kuhn MCCALL, PARKHURST & HORTON Carol C. Polumbo ORRICK, HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE Jerry V. Kyle Jr., Jerry E. Turner

Railroad Law

BURNS ANDERSON JURY & BRENNER Robert B. Burns, Jr.

Real Estate Law

A. RICK HIGHTOWER, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW A. Rick Hightower ARMBRUST & BROWN David B. Armbrust, John Bartram, Kimberly S. Beckham, Frank B. Brown, Samuel D. Byars, Mark L. Hawkins, Wayne S. Hollingsworth, Kenneth N. Jones, Gregg C. Krumme, Sue Brooks Littlefield CLARK HILL James T. Cameron COOK BROOKS JOHNSON Michael L. Cook DAVIS, GERALD & CREMER Shannon H. Ratliff* DRENNER GROUP Greta E. Goldsby DUBOIS BRYANT & CAMPBELL William C. Bryant, Robert F. Dubois III**, Richard C. Reed III, Travis J. Siebeneicher GRAVES DOUGHERTY HEARON & MOODY Wm. Terry Bray, R. Alan Haywood, William H. Locke, Jr. GRAY BECKER Richard Edwin Gray III* HOWRY, BREEN & HERMAN Randy R. Howry* HURST SAVAGE & VANDERBURG Susan J. Savage, Ann E. Vanderburg HUSCH BLACKWELL Jerry L. Harris, Eleanor Chote Jewart, Nikelle Susanne Meade, Robert J. Werner JACKSON WALKER James M. Alsup, Pamela Madere, Steven R. Martens, Timothy C. Taylor, Gerald S. Webberman JAY HAILEY Royce J. Hailey, Jr. KUPERMAN, ORR & ALBERS Rick M. Albers LAW OFFICES OF SCOTT MOORE Scott Moore* LOCKE LORD Cynthia Bast, Brad B. Hawley, L. Jeffrey Hubenak, John P. Jennings, Katherine A. Tapley, Tai C. Tran MCGINNIS LOCHRIDGE Kevin M. Beiter*

BAKER BOTTS Michael L. Bengtson (S) DAVIS, GERALD & CREMER Shannon H. Ratliff (S*) DLA PIPER John J. Gilluly III (S) DYKEMA GOSSETT Phillip M. Slinkard (S) GEORGE BROTHERS KINCAID & HORTON B. Russell Horton (S*) GREENBERG TRAURIG Kyle K. Fox (S) KING & SPALDING Paul R. Bessette (S*) LOCKE LORD Daniel McNeel Lane, Jr. (S*) MCGINNIS LOCHRIDGE Cliff Ernst (S) NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Peter A. Stokes (S*) SHEARMAN & STERLING J. Matthew Lyons (S) VINSON & ELKINS Paul R. Tobias (R, S) WALLER LANSDEN DORTCH & DAVIS Eric J. Taube (S*)

Securitization and Structured Finance Law BAKER BOTTS William F. Stutts

Tax Law

ALMANZA, BLACKBURN, DICKIE & MITCHELL Martha S. Dickie* ARMBRUST & BROWN Frank B. Brown BECKETT TACKETT & BAGWELL Carolyn M. Beckett BRACEWELL R. Joe Hull BRORBY, CROZIER & DOBIE Thomas J. Brorby, Brian W. Crozier COOK BROOKS JOHNSON Michael L. Cook** DUBOIS BRYANT & CAMPBELL Bryan W. Lee, Ira A. Lipstet FLAHERTY JONES THOMPSON Jason R. Flaherty GIORDANI BAKER GROSSMAN & RIPP Cindy L. Grossman HUGHES VANDERBURG WILLIAMS T. Lee Vanderburg JACKSON WALKER Steven D. Moore KUPERMAN, ORR & ALBERS David I. Kuperman LOCKE LORD Nancy Nowlin Kerr, Robert G. Newman* LOCKE LORD George W. Scofield MARTENS, TODD, LEONARD & AHLRICH James F. Martens MCGINNIS LOCHRIDGE Robert E. Reetz, Jr. MONDRIK & ASSOCIATES Christina A. Mondrik* NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Patrick L. O’Daniel PHILLIPS GOLDEN Stephen L. Phillips POLLARD + COLLIE William C. Pollard SELMAN MUNSON & LERNER Kenneth D. Lerner

Technology Law

PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN Edward A. Cavazos

Beaumont

Administrative / Regulatory Law

BENCKENSTEIN & OXFORD Hubert Oxford III

WILLIAM A. BROUSSARD William A. Broussard, Sr.

Trade Secrets Law DESHAZO & NESBITT Thomas A. Nesbitt NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Mark T. Garrett

Trusts and Estates

BAIRD, CREWS, SCHILLER & WHITAKER Thomas C. Baird BARNES LIPSCOMB STEWART & OTT John R. Ott** BARTON LAW OFFICE Thomas Orr Barton BECKETT TACKETT & BAGWELL Steven J. Tackett BLAZIER, CHRISTENSEN, BROWDER & VIRR Thomas F. Virr BRINK BENNETT GOLDEN Frances H. Bennett, Rhonda H. Brink, Alvin J. Golden DONALD F. CARNES Donald F. Carnes DUBOIS BRYANT & CAMPBELL Michele A. Mobley ECCLES & MCINTOSH Beth Ann Eccles** ELIZABETH MORGAN & ASSOCIATES Elizabeth L. Morgan FLAHERTY JONES THOMPSON Jerry Frank Jones** GIORDANI BAKER GROSSMAN & RIPP Leslie C. Giordani, Michael H. Ripp, Jr. GRAVES DOUGHERTY HEARON & MOODY Patricia A. Campbell, Kevin Holcomb HOPPER MIKESKA J. Craig Hopper, D’Ana H. Mikeska HOWRY, BREEN & HERMAN Randy R. Howry* HUGHES VANDERBURG WILLIAMS H. David Hughes, T. Lee Vanderburg, James A. Williams IKARD LAW Frank N. Ikard, Jr.** JACKSON WALKER Samuel K. Hildebrand**, Erin N. Tuggle KUPERMAN, ORR & ALBERS David I. Kuperman MCGINNIS LOCHRIDGE E. Clark Lutz, Douglas J. Paul OSBORNE, HELMAN, KNEBEL & SCOTT Duncan E. Osborne**, Mark E. Osborne, Jason S. Scott*, Lois Ann Stanton PHELAN BAY Kathleen Ford Bay** SAUNDERS, NORVAL, PARGAMAN & ATKINS William D. Pargaman** SCOTT DOUGLASS & MCCONNICO Cindy Saiter* THE KARISCH LAW FIRM Glenn M. Karisch** THE LAW OFFICE OF DAVID H. GOODMAN David H. Goodman

Venture Capital Law

VINSON & ELKINS J. Wesley Jones, Paul R. Tobias

Water Law

BAKER BOTTS Molly J. Cagle BICKERSTAFF HEATH DELGADO ACOSTA Douglas G. Caroom BRACEWELL Sara M. Burgin DYKEMA GOSSETT Keith A. Shuley EWELL, BROWN, BLANKE & KNIGHT David P. Blanke HAYNES AND BOONE Jeffrey Civins JACKSON WALKER Leonard H. Dougal JT HILL & CO. Jason T. Hill KEMP SMITH Darcy A. Frownfelter 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 MARY K. SAHS Mary K. Sahs SMILEY LAW FIRM Cynthia C. Smiley

Admiralty and Maritime Law

BENCKENSTEIN & OXFORD Hubert Oxford III, Hubert Oxford IV, Alan G. Sampson CALVERT EAVES CLARKE & STELLY Michael K. Eaves

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BROPHY & DEVANEY, PLLC Joseph F. Brophy embraces his reputation for his zealous representation of his clients and is passionate about learning their businesses and problems and ensuring that their rights are protected and their interests are maximized, whether by way of litigation or transaction.

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rophy & Devaney, PLLC, is recognized as one of Texas’s leading civil litigation boutiques and business law firms. “From small contract disputes to bet-thecompany cases, we are prepared to handle any business dispute,” Brophy says. “We have broad experience on both sides of the docket, which allows us to better assess the strengths and weaknesses of our case and those of our opponents.” Brophy leads a broad-based business practice, including both transactional and litigation work. “Our reach extends coast to coast, from the proverbial boardroom to the courtroom,” he says. Brophy h a s h a d t he pr iv i lege of practicing with several great lawyers over the last 27 years. That experience has resulted in Brophy handling a wide array of clientele, largely in Texas, but across the country and internationally, as well. The firm’s clientele includes individuals, small businesses and large businesses and have included former senior government officials from the Defense Department, Nat ion a l I ntel l igence a nd S ec u r it y Agencies, law professors, local and national businesses of all types, an owner of an NFL franchise, real estate firms, law firms,

medical businesses and doctors, insurance companies, IT companies, construction companies, franchisors and franchisees, business executives and owners of all types. Joe is also asked to assist from time to time with high net worth divorces.

“From small contract disputes to bet-thecompany cases, we are prepared to handle any business dispute.” “I truly have had a challenging but extremely interesting career, from representing billionaires, large companies to start-ups and individuals struggling to survive. I take no client for granted. I did not come from a silk stocking or blue-blood background, far from it. My grandfather, an Irish Immigrant escaping British rule and the early 20th century troubles in Ireland, became a prominent union leader in New York City, and my father put himself through college after the United States Marine Corps.

Like my father, I went to work early with a newspaper route and lawn mowing service. I worked my way through high school, college and law school, largely covering the cost of same. My sisters, brothers, and I were taught to earn what we get and treat others regardless of their station in life with respect. We were fortunate that our parents placed a great value on education and starting with a Jesuit Preparatory education, my siblings and I have prospered from a strong foundation.” Brophy has been selected multiple times for inclusion in Princeton Global Networks’ Top 100 Lawyers in America, The Best Lawyers in America © in Commercial Litigation from 2013 to 2020, and America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators. He has been featured on multiple covers of Best Lawyers, Texas Best Lawyers (2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019), Austin and San Antonio editions and has been featured on multiple prior occasions in Texas’ Best Lawyers as published in various periodicals in Texas, including the Houston Chronicle, Dallas Morning News, San Antonio Express-News, the Wall Street Journal and various other publications. Joe has been recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer, as well. W W W.BESTL AW Y ERS.COM | 19


2020 RECOGNITIONS Alternative Dispute Resolution

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Appellate Practice

Environmental Law

MEHAFFYWEBER Robert A. Black (A, M) MEHAFFYWEBER Robert A. Black

Banking and Finance Law

CREIGHTON, FOX, JOHNSON & MILLS John Creighton III DAVID E. GROVE David E. Grove MEHAFFYWEBER M.C. Carrington*

Family Law

COFFMAN LAW FIRM Sonya Coffman DAVID E. GROVE David E. Grove

Health Care Law MEHAFFYWEBER Patricia D. Chamblin ORGAIN BELL & TUCKER Jo Ben Whittenburg

Insurance Law ORGAIN BELL & TUCKER GARY N. REGER 409.838.6412 WWW.OBT.COM SNIDER LAW FIRM Wyatt D. Snider (B) WELLS, PEYTON, GREENBERG, & HUNT Phil Dunlap (B)

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

BRADLEY & STEELE Lance P. Bradley MEHAFFYWEBER Barbara J. Barron, E. Wade Carpenter**, M.C. Carrington*, Keith W. Foley, Gordon R. Pate, Sr., Louis M. Scofield, Jr.**, Michele Y. Smith**, Karen L. Spivey* ORGAIN BELL & TUCKER David J. Fisher, Greg C. Wilkins SNIDER LAW FIRM Wyatt D. Snider

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 and Employment Law

ORGAIN BELL & TUCKER Robert J. Hambright (EM, LE*, LM)

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions

ORGAIN BELL & TUCKER GARY N. REGER 409.838.6412 WWW.OBT.COM THE LAW OFFICES OF JOHN J. DURKAY John J. Durkay*

Commercial Litigation

GERMER J. Mitchell Smith HICKS THOMAS Jay Old MEHAFFYWEBER M.C. Carrington, Michele Y. Smith MOORE LANDREY Jon B. Burmeister ORGAIN BELL & TUCKER Gilbert I. Low, J. Hoke Peacock II REAUD, MORGAN & QUINN Wayne A. Reaud STRONG PIPKIN BISSELL & LEDYARD Michael T. Bridwell THE FERGUSON LAW FIRM Paul F. Ferguson, Jr. WELLS, PEYTON, GREENBERG, & HUNT Bruce M. Partain

Construction Law

BENCKENSTEIN & OXFORD Hubert Oxford III* ORGAIN BELL & TUCKER Nathan M. Brandimarte* STRONG PIPKIN BISSELL & LEDYARD Greg M. Dykeman*

Corporate Law

ORGAIN BELL & TUCKER Benny H. Hughes, Jr.

Criminal Defense: General Practice DAVID E. GROVE David E. Grove JOSEPH C. HAWTHORN Joseph C. Hawthorn

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 E. Drewett

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BENCKENSTEIN & OXFORD Hubert Oxford III (P) GERMER Christy Amuny (D) MEHAFFYWEBER Barbara J. Barron (D), M.C. Carrington (D), Sandra F. Clark (D), Keith W. Foley (D), Michele Y. Smith (D) ORGAIN BELL & TUCKER S. Donean Surratt (D)

PROVOST UMPHREY LAW FIRM Bryan O. Blevins, Jr. (P), Joseph J. Fisher II (P), Christopher T. Kirchmer (P), Matthew C. Matheny (P) page 7

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

Medical Malpractice Law SUTTON & JACOBS Brian D. Sutton (P)

Municipal Law

ORGAIN BELL & TUCKER Nathan M. Brandimarte*

Oil and Gas Law

ORGAIN BELL & TUCKER J. Hoke Peacock II

Personal Injury Litigation

BENCKENSTEIN & OXFORD Hubert Oxford III (D, P) BRADLEY & STEELE Jill S. Pierce (P) CALVERT EAVES CLARKE & STELLY Frank D. Calvert (D), Michael K. Eaves (D), Alex J. Stelly, Jr. (D) CLAY DUGAS AND ASSOCIATES Clay Dugas (P) GERMER Christy Amuny (D), Lawrence L. Germer (D), J. Mitchell Smith (D) GILBERT ADAMS LAW OFFICES Gilbert T. Adams, Jr. (P) MALLEY LAW FIRM Anthony Malley III (P) MEHAFFYWEBER Brian E. Armstrong (D), Barbara J. Barron (D), Robert A. Black (D), E. Wade Carpenter (D), M.C. Carrington (D), Patricia D. Chamblin (D), Sandra F. Clark (D), Louis M. Scofield, Jr. (D), Michele Y. Smith (D) MOORE LANDREY Jon B. Burmeister (P), Tommy L. Yeates (P) ORGAIN BELL & TUCKER Jack P. Carroll (D), Gilbert I. Low (D), Jo Ben Whittenburg (D), Greg C. Wilkins (D)

PROVOST UMPHREY LAW FIRM Bryan O. Blevins, Jr. (P), Darren L. Brown (P), Edward D. Fisher (P), Joseph J. Fisher II (P), J. Keith Hyde (P), Christopher T. Kirchmer (P), Matthew C. Matheny (P), Colin D. Moore (P), D’Juana B. Parks (P), James E. Payne (P), Ronnie Turner, Jr. (P), David P. Wilson (P) page 7 REAUD, MORGAN & QUINN Glen W. Morgan (P), Wayne A. Reaud (P) STRONG PIPKIN BISSELL & LEDYARD Michael L. Baker (D), Michael T. Bridwell (D), Greg M. Dykeman (D), David W. Ledyard (D) SUTTON & JACOBS Brian D. Sutton (P) THE FERGUSON LAW FIRM Paul F. Ferguson, Jr. (P), Jane S. Leger (P), Mark Sparks (P) THE LAW OFFICES OF BRENT COON & ASSOCIATES Brent W. Coon (P) WELLER GREEN TOUPS & TERRELL Mitchell A. Toups (P) WELLS, PEYTON, GREENBERG, & HUNT Peter Boyd Wells III (D)

Product Liability Litigation

BENCKENSTEIN & OXFORD Hubert Oxford III (D) GERMER Christy Amuny (D), Paula H. Blazek (D) MEHAFFYWEBER Barbara J. Barron (D), Robert A. Black (D), E. Wade Carpenter (D), Sandra F. Clark (D), Louis M. Scofield, Jr. (D), Michele Y. Smith (D) ORGAIN BELL & TUCKER Greg C. Wilkins (D)

PROVOST UMPHREY LAW FIRM Bryan O. Blevins, Jr. (P), Darren L. Brown (P), Edward D. Fisher (P), Guy G. Fisher (P), Joseph J. Fisher II (P), J. Keith Hyde (P), Christopher T. Kirchmer (P), Colin D. Moore (P), D’Juana B. Parks (P), James E. Payne (P), Ronnie Turner, Jr. (P) page 7

PROFILED FIRM/LAWYER REAUD, MORGAN & QUINN Wayne A. Reaud (D, P) STRONG PIPKIN BISSELL & LEDYARD Michael L. Baker (D), Michael T. Bridwell (D), David W. Ledyard (D) THE FERGUSON LAW FIRM Paul F. Ferguson, Jr. (P) WELLS, PEYTON, GREENBERG, & HUNT Peter Boyd Wells III (D)

Real Estate Law

CREIGHTON, FOX, JOHNSON & MILLS Lance C. Fox, John W. Johnson** GERMER C. Cohron Crutchfield, Jr., C. Scott Mann, Jr. MEHAFFYWEBER Joseph E. Broussard IV ORGAIN BELL & TUCKER J. Hoke Peacock II*

ORGAIN BELL & TUCKER GARY N. REGER 409.838.6412 WWW.OBT.COM STRONG PIPKIN BISSELL & LEDYARD Greg M. Dykeman* WELLS, PEYTON, GREENBERG, & HUNT Phil Dunlap

Tax Law

CREIGHTON, FOX, JOHNSON & MILLS John Creighton III WELLS, PEYTON, GREENBERG, & HUNT S.L. Greenberg

Trusts and Estates

CREIGHTON, FOX, JOHNSON & MILLS John Creighton III MEHAFFYWEBER Joseph E. Broussard IV THE YOES LAW FIRM William H. Yoes WELLS, PEYTON, GREENBERG, & HUNT S.L. Greenberg, John B. Quigley

Corpus Christi

Admiralty and Maritime Law

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Appellate Practice

Energy Law

ROYSTON RAYZOR Ralph F. Meyer

LAW OFFICES OF ADAMS & GRAHAM Roger W. Hughes

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law DYKEMA GOSSETT Diann M. Bartek** JORDAN, HOLZER & ORTIZ Shelby A. Jordan**

Bet-the-Company Litigation CANALES & SIMONSON J. A. Canales THE RANGEL LAW FIRM Jorge C. Rangel

Commercial Litigation BRANSCOMB LAW James T. Clancy Jr., James H. Robichaux CANALES & SIMONSON J. A. Canales HARRIS & GREENWELL Andrew M. Greenwell HUSEMAN & STEWART F. Van Huseman THE RANGEL LAW FIRM Jorge C. Rangel

Construction Law

THORNTON, BIECHLIN, REYNOLDS & GUERRA Robert L. Guerra

Criminal Defense: General Practice CANALES & SIMONSON J. A. Canales

Criminal Defense: White-Collar CANALES & SIMONSON J. A. Canales HARRIS & GREENWELL Andrew M. Greenwell

OSTARCH, HILM & MCCAULEY Gerald W. Ostarch BRANSCOMB LAW H. Scott Taylor

Environmental Law

DONNELL, ABERNETHY & KIESCHNICK Ben A. Donnell*

Family Law

COOVER & COOVER Ann E. Coover LAW OFFICE OF WILLIAM A. DUDLEY William A. Dudley LISA L. TAYLOR, ATTORNEY AT LAW Lisa L. Taylor

Immigration Law

LAW OFFICE OF JODI GOODWIN Jodilyn Marie Goodwin REFUGIO DEL RIO GRANDE Elisabeth S. Brodyaga

Intellectual Property Law DAVIS, HUTCHINSON & WILKERSON Craig A. Ansel (C) HUSEMAN & STEWART F. Van Huseman (IP*)

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions

BRANSCOMB LAW James H. Robichaux (D) HILLIARD MARTINEZ GONZALES Kimberly L. Beck (D)

Medical Malpractice Law THE EDWARDS LAW FIRM William R. Edwards (P)

Personal Injury Litigation

CANALES & SIMONSON J. A. Canales (D, P) COLVIN, SAENZ, RODRIGUEZ & KENNAMER Jaime Arturo Saenz (D) CONSTANT LAW FIRM Anthony F. Constant (P) CULLEN, CARSNER, SEERDEN & CULLEN Kevin D. Cullen (D) DONNELL, ABERNETHY & KIESCHNICK William A. Abernethy (D) DUNN, COFFEY & KASPERITIS David J. Dunn (D) HARTLINE BARGER Darrell L. Barger (D), Richard W. Crews (D), Ann Hennis (D), Michael G. Terry (D, P) HUSEMAN & STEWART F. Van Huseman (D) LAW OFFICES OF MICHAEL M. GUERRA Michael M. Guerra (P) MCKIBBEN, MARTINEZ, JARVIS, & WOOD James F. McKibben, Jr. (D) PERRY & HAAS René M. Haas (P) SICO HOELSCHER HARRIS Craig M. Sico (D, P) THE EDWARDS LAW FIRM Angelina Beltran (P), William R. Edwards (P), William R. Edwards III (P) THE GUTIERREZ LAW FIRM Baldemar F. Gutierrez (P) THE RAMIREZ LAW FIRM Roberto L. Ramirez (P) THE RANGEL LAW FIRM Jorge C. Rangel (D) THORNTON, BIECHLIN, REYNOLDS & GUERRA Robert L. Guerra (D) TONY PLETCHER Anthony E. Pletcher (D, P)

Product Liability Litigation

HARTLINE BARGER Darrell L. Barger (D) LAWLER & ASSOCIATES Marion R. Lawler III (D) ROYSTON RAYZOR Ralph F. Meyer (D) SICO HOELSCHER HARRIS David E. Harris (P) THE RAMIREZ LAW FIRM Roberto L. Ramirez (P) TONY PLETCHER Anthony E. Pletcher (P)

Real Estate Law

BRANSCOMB LAW Craig L. Williams DAVID Z. CONOLY David Z. Conoly** WOOD BOYKIN & WOLTER Stewart N. Rice

Tax Law

LAW OFFICE OF KENTON E. MCDONALD Kenton E. McDonald** OSTARCH, HILM & MCCAULEY Gerald W. Ostarch

Trusts and Estates

BRANSCOMB LAW Omar J. Leal, Scott L. Sherman**, Michael W. Stukenberg DAVIS, HUTCHINSON & WILKERSON Martin C. Davis HARTLINE BARGER Darrell L. Barger* HUSEMAN & STEWART F. Van Huseman* WELDER LESHIN Richard L. Leshin

Dallas/Fort Worth

Administrative / Regulatory Law CLARK HILL P. Michael Jung KELLY HART & HALLMAN Dee J. Kelly, Jr. RICHARD L. ADAMS LAW Richard L. Adams

Alternative Dispute Resolution

BURDIN MEDIATIONS Mary M. Burdin (M), Suzanne M. Duvall (M), Kenneth J. Rubenstein (M), Paul L. Salzberger (M), Melvin H. Wolovits (A, M) DEBORAH HANKINSON: COMPREHENSIVE CONFLICT RESOLUTION Deborah G. Hankinson (A, M)

DIAMOND MCCARTHY Mark A. Shank (A) DONALD O. PRATT Donald O. Pratt (A, M) DONNA J. HARRIS Donna J. Harris (M) DORSEY & WHITNEY Jay J. Madrid (M) DUFFEE + EITZEN Marilea W. Lewis (M) ELLIOTT MEDIATION Kay Elkins Elliott (A, M) ESTES THORNE & CARR T. Dawn Estes (A) GILBERT MEDIATION GROUP Courtenay L. Bass (M), Mark W. Gilbert (A, M), Walter E. Parker, Jr. (A, M) HARRIS SOLUTIONS Frances A. Harris (A)

JACKSON WALKER Retta A. Miller (A), Len A. Wade (A) JAMS Hugh E. Hackney (A), Harlan A. Martin (A, M), Cecilia H. Morgan (A, M) JOHN W. HUGHES John W. Hughes (A, M) KELLY HART & HALLMAN David E. Keltner (A) KENDALL LAW GROUP Joe Kendall (A) LACY MALONE STEPPICK RYDER & MENEFEE David R. Seidler (A, M) LAW OFFICE OF EDWIN G. BELL Edwin G. Bell (M) LAW OFFICES OF CHRISTOPHER NOLLAND Christopher M. Nolland (M) LAWRENCE R. MAXWELL, JR. Lawrence R. Maxwell, Jr. (A, M) LOCKE LORD Michael H. Collins (A) LOEWINSOHN FLEGLE DEARY SIMON Craig F. Simon (A) MCMULLEN MEDIATIONS Wade H. McMullen (M) OGLETREE, DEAKINS, NASH, SMOAK & STEWART Gary D. Eisenstat (M) PECKAR & ABRAMSON Jeffrey A. Ford (A, M) ROSS W. STODDARD, III ATTORNEYMEDIATOR Ross W. Stoddard III (M) SCHEEF & STONE J. Mitchell Little (A) SILVERBERG MEDIATION Maxel B. Silverberg (A, M) SUSAN Z. WRIGHT Susan Z. Wright (M) VERNER BRUMLEY MUELLER PARKER Janet P. Brumley (M) WHITAKER CHALK SWINDLE & SCHWARTZ John Allen Chalk (A, M) WILL PRYOR MEDIATION & ARBITRATION Will Pryor (A, M) WINSTEAD J. David Brown (M) WOODS & MATLOCK Robert J. Matlock (M)

Antitrust Law

BARNES & THORNBURG Mark W. Bayer* BURNS CHAREST Warren T. Burns* GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER Veronica S. Lewis*, Brian E. Robison**, M. Sean Royall**, Robert C. Walters** HAYNES AND BOONE Stacy L. Brainin*, Ronald W. Breaux**, Barry F. McNeil**, John W. Turner* JACKSON WALKER Robert M. Cohan**, Kathleen M. LaValle* LOCKE LORD Bradley C. Weber NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT C. Rodney Acker* RUSSELL YAGER Russell R. Yager THOMPSON & KNIGHT L. James Berglund II**, William M. Katz, Jr.**, Timothy R. McCormick, Nicole L. Williams** THOMPSON COBURN Nicole L. Williams**

Appellate Practice

ALEXANDER DUBOSE & JEFFERSON Kirsten M. Castañeda, Charles T. Frazier, Jr. AMY STEWART LaDawn H. Nandrasy BAILEY BRAUER Clayton E. Bailey BELL NUNNALLY Beverly A. Whitley BRODEN & MICKELSEN F. Clinton Broden CANTEY HANGER Stephen L. Tatum CARRINGTON, COLEMAN, SLOMAN & BLUMENTHAL Lyndon F. Bittle, Kenneth E. Carroll, Monica W. Latin CARTER ARNETT O. Rey Rodriguez CHAD RUBACK, APPELLATE LAWYER Chad M. Ruback CLARK HILL P. Michael Jung COOPER & SCULLY R. Brent Cooper COWLES & THOMPSON R. Michael “Mike” Northrup DEBORAH HANKINSON: COMPREHENSIVE CONFLICT RESOLUTION Deborah G. Hankinson DURHAM, PITTARD & SPALDING Kirk L. Pittard, William Richard Thompson II DYKEMA GOSSETT Christopher D. Kratovil

P L E A SE RE F E R TO T HE P R AC T IC E A RE A S K E Y ON PAG E 14 F OR A DE S C RIP T ION OF A S T E RISK S A ND SP ECI A LT Y A BBRE V I AT IONS .


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A TRIAL ICON Dan Cogdell on his almost four decades of courtroom success By Sean Stonefield

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an Cogdell has spent nearly four decades honing his skill as a trial law yer—ser ving as lead counsel in more than 300 jury cases in a variety of states across the US. He has successfully represented professional athletes, CEOs, doctors, members of law enforcement, lawyers, mayors, judges, politicians and many others in matters involving a myriad of offenses including white-collar offenses, internal investigations, grand jury investigations, health care fraud, environmental crime, and banking and securities fraud. His early and sustained success at trial—often in some of the most high-profile and influential cases in state history—has in turn garnered him a reputation as a trial icon. Some of Cogdell’s best-known cases include representing an Enron accountant in the Enron-Merrill Lynch trial, for which he obtained the sole acquittal of that or any other Enron trial. Another watershed moment in Cogdell’s career came in the mid-1990s, when he achieved an acquittal for a client in federal conspiracy trial for one of 11 Branch Davidians following the siege of their compound near Waco, Texas. The Oxygen Network recently aired

a one-hour documentary on Cogdell’s defense called “Waco: In Defense Of.” Currently, there are plans to produce a second documentary about another trial Cogdell was involved in where he used a cattle prod on himself to prove a point in attacking the testimony of the state’s medical examiner.

“When you hold someone’s future in your hand, it is experience and judgment that matter.” Among his other notable results, Cogdel l successf u l ly defended alternative cancer treatment physician Dr. St a n i sl aw Bu rz y n sk i i n bot h Federal Court against criminal charges and as part of a team of lawyers who successfully represented him before the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton also hired Cogdell to lead his defense team in fighting a felony securities charges. Cogdell is currently in trial defending

a case for a global chemicals producer involving a plant in Crosby, Texas, that experienced an explosion during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Indeed, Cogdell isn’t one to look backward—even with all of his historic successes, he is more energized than ever, particularly with the re-opening of his own boutique law firm: “Big law firms unquestionably have some very talented people, but few—if any—have had anything close to my success in actually defending folks in a courtroom. When you hold someone’s future in your hand, it is experience and judgment that matter. That is what I bring to the table. I have found that the number of lawyers at a firm is largely an irrelevant data point. My clients hire me for my experience and my ability. What floor the elevator stops on to get to me has never made a difference.” “In my almost 40 years of defending clients, I have had the pleasure of helping some really good people and companies who are facing extreme challenges. Doing what I do isn’t ever easy, but the rewards of helping folks get through some of their toughest times make the sacrifices worthwhile.” W W W.BESTL AW Y ERS.COM

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2020 RECOGNITIONS FOLEY & LARDNER Stacy R. Obenhaus GEORGANNA L. SIMPSON Georganna L. Simpson GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER Allyson N. Ho GRAY REED & MCGRAW Dylan O. Drummond, James A. Moseley HAWKINS PARNELL & YOUNG Robert B. Gilbreath HAYNES AND BOONE Nina Cortell, Anne M. Johnson, Debbie J. McComas, Ben L. Mesches, Karen S. Precella JOHNSTON TOBEY BARUCH Chad Baruch KELLY HART & HALLMAN Marianne M. Auld, John H. Cayce, Jr., David E. Keltner KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON Jason Steed LAW OFFICE OF STEVEN K. HAYES Steven K. Hayes LEVINGER Jeffrey S. Levinger LOCKE LORD W. Scott Hastings, Thomas F. Loose, Michael V. Powell, Cynthia K. Timms LYNN PINKER HURST & SCHWEGMANN David S. Coale O’NEIL WYSOCKI FAMILY LAW Michelle May O’Neil ORSINGER, NELSON, DOWNING & ANDERSON Brad M. LaMorgese POLSINELLI Leane K. Capps SCHEEF & STONE Byron K. Henry SHACKELFORD, BOWEN, MCKINLEY & NORTON P. Talmage Boston Jr. SIDNEY POWELL Sidney K. Powell STECKLER GRESHAM COCHRAN L. Kirstine Rogers STOLLEY LAW Scott P. Stolley TED B. LYON & ASSOCIATES Ben Taylor THOMPSON & KNIGHT G. Luke Ashley, Richard B. Phillips, Jr. UDASHEN ANTON Gary A. Udashen, Robert N. Udashen VINSON & ELKINS Thomas S. Leatherbury WILLIAM V. DORSANEO, III William V. Dorsaneo III

Aviation Law

CANTEY HANGER J. Michael Colpoys FROST BROWN TODD Martin E. Rose JACKSON WALKER David T. Moran SHACKELFORD, BOWEN, MCKINLEY & NORTON David Thompson Norton THOMPSON & KNIGHT John H. Martin

Banking and Finance Law ALSTON & BIRD Sanford M. Brown (B, R), Mark W. Harris (B), Patrick C. Sargent (B) BAKER BOTTS Calvin R. Phelan II (B, B*, R), Luke A. Weedon (B) BARLOW GARSEK & SIMON Elliott S. Garsek (B) BARRETT DAFFIN FRAPPIER TURNER & ENGEL James C. Frappier (M) BRYAN CAVE LEIGHTON PAISNER Terry G. Freeman (B) CONDON TOBIN SLADEK THORNTON Mark B. Knowles (B) DECKER JONES William D. Ratliff III (B) FOLEY & LARDNER Barry D. Drees (B) FROST BROWN TODD T. Ray Guy (B*) GREENBERG TRAURIG Nan B. Braley (B), Lou Ann Brunenn (B), Karl G. Dial (B*) HALLETT & PERRIN Leland C. de la Garza (B*) HAYNES AND BOONE Paul H. Amiel (B), Scott G. Night (B), Timothy E. Powers (B), Robert E. Wilson (B) HOLLAND & KNIGHT James C. Chadwick (B), Scott C. Wallace (B) HUDSON COOK J. Curtis Linscott (R) HUNTON ANDREWS KURTH David A. Barbour (B), Daniel C. Garner (B) HUSCH BLACKWELL Steven S. Camp (B) JACKSON WALKER Gordon M. Shapiro (B*) JAMESON & POWERS Gene L. Jameson (R) K&L GATES Craig W. Budner (B*)

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KELLY HART & HALLMAN Daniel L. Lowry (B) KESSLER COLLINS Richard D. Pullman (B*) LOCKE LORD Janis H. Loegering (B), Robert T. Mowrey (B*) MCKOOL SMITH Mike McKool (B*) MUNSCH HARDT KOPF & HARR Jeffrey D. Dunn (B, R), Charles A. Guerin (B) NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT C. Rodney Acker (B*), Gary B. Clark (B), Theodore W. Daniel (B*), Brett H. Todd (B) PASSMAN & JONES Jerry C. Alexander (B*) REED SMITH Alfred G. Kyle (B) ROBERT BYRON JACKSON Robert B. Jackson (B, B*, R) SHACKELFORD, BOWEN, MCKINLEY & NORTON P. Talmage Boston Jr. (B*) SHAPIRO BIEGING BARBER OTTESON F. John Podvin Jr. (R) SIDLEY AUSTIN Alison C. Boren (B), Kelly M. Dybala (B), Angela L. Fontana (B) THOMAS KURTH ARBITRATION Thomas E. Kurth (B*) THOMPSON & KNIGHT O. Paul Corley, Jr. (B, R), James W. McKellar (B), John W. Rain (B), Harry M. Roberts, Jr. (B), Shad E. Sumrow (B), Ben B. West (B) VINSON & ELKINS Christopher J. Dewar (B), Tim Johnston (B), James A. Markus (B), Erec R. Winandy (B) WEIL, GOTSHAL & MANGES Courtney S. Marcus (B), Glenn D. West (B) WICK PHILLIPS Michael Bailey (B) WINSTEAD Joe T. Hyde (B), Jennifer D. Knapek (B), Richard C. Leucht II (B), Michael K. O’Neal (B, R), Melissa Ruman Stewart (B), Emeline Yang (B)

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

AKERMAN John E. Mitchell**, David W. Parham BAKER BOTTS Omar J. Alaniz, Calvin R. Phelan II*, James R. Prince II** BEARD KULTGEN BROPHY BOSTWICK & DICKSON J. David Dickson BELL NUNNALLY Heather H. Jobe, Russell W. Mills BONDS ELLIS EPPICH SCHAFER JONES John Y. Bonds III** BUSCH RUOTOLO & SIMPSON N. Henry Simpson* BUTLER SNOW Martin A. Sosland CARRINGTON, COLEMAN, SLOMAN & BLUMENTHAL J. Michael Sutherland CAVAZOS HENDRICKS POIROT Charles B. Hendricks, Steven T. Holmes CHAMBLEE RYAN Reagan E. Boyce** COLE SCHOTZ Michael Warner CROWE & DUNLEVY Christopher M. Staine** CULHANE MEADOWS Lynnette R. Warman DIAMOND MCCARTHY James D. McCarthy DLA PIPER Dan B Prieto DYKEMA GOSSETT Mark E. Andrews, Jeffrey R. Fine, William B. Finkelstein, Jane Gerber, Aaron M. Kaufman FEARS NACHAWATI Bryan Fears FOLEY & LARDNER Marcus A. Helt, Stephen A. McCartin**, Holland N. O’Neil**, Deirdre B. Ruckman**, Frank J. Wright FORSHEY PROSTOK J. Robert Forshey**, Jeff P. Prostok FROST BROWN TODD Mark A. Platt GRAY REED & MCGRAW Jason S. Brookner GRIFFITH, JAY & MICHEL Mark J. Petrocchi HAYNES AND BOONE Eli O. Columbus, Matthew T. Ferris, J. Frasher Murphy, Ian T. Peck**, Stephen M. Pezanosky** HOLLAND & KNIGHT Robert W. Jones JACKSON WALKER Michael S. Held**, Kenneth Stohner, Jr. JONES DAY Gregory M. Gordon

K&L GATES Craig W. Budner* KANE RUSSELL COLEMAN & LOGAN Joseph M. Coleman** KATTEN Charles R. Gibbs** KELLY HART & HALLMAN Michael A. McConnell KESSLER COLLINS Richard D. Pullman* LAW OFFICE OF SAM STRICKLIN Samuel M. Stricklin LAW OFFICES OF JUDITH W. ROSS Judith W. Ross** LOCKE LORD Thomas A. Connop* LOEWINSOHN FLEGLE DEARY SIMON Craig F. Simon**, Daniel P. Winikka MCGUIRE, CRADDOCK & STROTHER J. Mark Chevallier** MCKOOL SMITH Lewis T. LeClair* MUNSCH HARDT KOPF & HARR Phil C. Appenzeller Jr.*, Kevin M. Lippman**, Davor Rukavina NELIGAN Patrick J. Neligan, Jr. NICHOLAS A. FOLEY Nicholas A. Foley** NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Toby L. Gerber**, Kristian W. Gluck, Ryan E. Manns, Louis R. Strubeck, Jr.** PERKINS COIE John D. Penn** PHILLIPS MURRAH Mark E. Golman POLSINELLI James H. Billingsley* PRONSKE & KATHMAN Gerrit M. Pronske QUILLING, SELANDER, LOWNDS, WINSLETT & MOSER Michael J. Quilling REED & ELMQUIST David W. Elmquist** REED SMITH Keith Miles Aurzada**, Michael P. Cooley** REID COLLINS & TSAI Eric D. Madden** ROBIN PHELAN LAW Robin E. Phelan** ROCHELLE MCCULLOUGH E. Paul Keiffer**, Michael R. Rochelle** ROSS AND SMITH Frances A. Smith SINGER & LEVICK Larry Levick, Michelle E. Shriro SOMMERMAN, MCCAFFITY, QUESADA & GEISLER Sean McCaffity THOMAS KURTH ARBITRATION Thomas E. Kurth* THOMPSON & KNIGHT David M. Bennett** VINSON & ELKINS Paul E. Heath, James J. Lee**, James A. Markus, William L. Wallander** WHITAKER CHALK SWINDLE & SCHWARTZ Robert A. Simon WICK PHILLIPS Brant C. Martin*, Bryan J. Wick* WINSTEAD Phillip L. Lamberson**, Rakhee V. Patel, Joseph J. Wielebinski**

Bet-the-Company Litigation

BAKER BOTTS Calvin R. Phelan II BRADLEY ARANT BOULT CUMMINGS Richard A. Sayles CARTER ARNETT E. Leon Carter CLARK HILL P. Michael Jung, David N. Kitner COBB MARTINEZ WOODWARD William D. Cobb, Jr. FIGARI + DAVENPORT Ernest E. Figari, Jr., Andrew G. Jubinsky GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER William B. Dawson, Robert C. Walters GREENBERG TRAURIG Karl G. Dial HARRIS, FINLEY & BOGLE Roland K. Johnson HAYNES AND BOONE Nina Cortell, Barry F. McNeil HOLMES LAW James Holmes JACKSON WALKER Albon O. Head, Jr., Mark T. Josephs, Paul C. Watler KELLY HART & HALLMAN Donald E. Herrmann, E. Glen Johnson, Marshall M. Searcy, Jr. LACY MALONE STEPPICK RYDER & MENEFEE Kleber C. Miller LEVINGER Jeffrey S. Levinger LOCKE LORD George E. Bowles, Harriet E. Miers LOEWINSOHN FLEGLE DEARY SIMON Alan S. Loewinsohn

PROFILED FIRM/LAWYER LONNY D. MORRISON Lonny D. Morrison LYNN PINKER HURST & SCHWEGMANN Eric W. Pinker MCKOOL SMITH Lewis T. LeClair, Mike McKool, Theodore Stevenson III NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT C. Rodney Acker, Jonathan B. Skidmore THE LAW OFFICES OF SHIRLEY BACCUS-LOBEL Shirley Baccus-Lobel THOMPSON & KNIGHT Craig A. Haynes, John H. Martin, Timothy R. McCormick VINSON & ELKINS George M. Kryder, Thomas S. Leatherbury WINSTON & STRAWN Thomas M. Melsheimer, Mark S. Werbner

Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice DENTONS U.S. Robert E. Hanson, Jr. GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER Tracey B. Davies

Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)

CARRINGTON, COLEMAN, SLOMAN & BLUMENTHAL Bret A. Madole WINSTEAD Daniel H. Branch

Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law BARLOW GARSEK & SIMON Elliott S. Garsek

Collaborative Law: Civil

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Collaborative Law: Family Law

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ZAHN FAMILY LAW Lisa S. Zahn

Commercial Finance Law BELL NUNNALLY Nikki Hurst Gibson, Larry L. Shosid HAYNES AND BOONE W. Scott Wallace

Commercial Litigation

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GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER John T. Cox III, William B. Dawson, Veronica S. Lewis, Michael L. Raiff, Brian E. Robison, Robert C. Walters GODWIN BOWMAN Donald E. Godwin, Carolyn R. Raines GRAY REED & MCGRAW James A. Moseley, Charles W. Sartain GREENBERG TRAURIG Karl G. Dial, Christopher M. LaVigne HARRIS, FINLEY & BOGLE Roland K. Johnson HAYNES AND BOONE Richard D. Anigian, Ronald W. Breaux, Nina Cortell, Anne M. Johnson, Barry F. McNeil, Thomas J. Williams HOLLINGSWORTH WALKER Cynthia C. Hollingsworth HOLMAN ROBERTSON ELDRIDGE Ronald O. Holman HOLMES LAW James Holmes HUNTON ANDREWS KURTH Michael L. Dinnin HUSCH BLACKWELL Scott L. Davis JACKSON SPENCER Jennifer J. Spencer JACKSON WALKER Robert M. Cohan, Albon O. Head, Jr., Mark T. Josephs, Robert P. Latham, Kathleen M. LaValle, Scott M. McElhaney, Retta A. Miller, David T. Moran, Amy Osberg Roberts, Robert F. Ruckman, Gordon M. Shapiro, Paul C. Watler JOHNSTON TOBEY BARUCH C. Randal Johnston Sr., Coyt R. Johnston, Jr., Robert L. Tobey JONES DAY Matthew A. Kairis, Weston C. Loegering K&L GATES Craig W. Budner, Jeffrey C. King KANE RUSSELL COLEMAN & LOGAN Kenneth W. Biermacher, Brian N. Hail KATTEN Kelly D. Hine KEATING MARSHALL Patrick D. Keating KELLY HART & HALLMAN Marianne M. Auld, Lars L. Berg, Hugh G. Connor II, Donald E. Herrmann, E. Glen Johnson, Dee J. Kelly, Jr., Marshall M. Searcy, Jr., Brian S. Stagner, William N. Warren KESSLER COLLINS Gary S. Kessler, Richard D. Pullman KILGORE & KILGORE Robert E. Goodman Jr. KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON W. Alan Wright KING & FISHER Todd A. Fisher KONING RUBARTS Paul M. Koning, John H. McDowell, Jr., Bobby M. Rubarts LACY MALONE STEPPICK RYDER & MENEFEE Kleber C. Miller LAW OFFICE OF JOHN ROPER John E. Roper LAW OFFICES OF ALAN W. HARRIS Alan W. Harris LAW OFFICES OF BRAD JACKSON Brad Jackson LAW OFFICES OF JOEL M. FINEBERG Joel M. Fineberg LAW OFFICES OF TIM GAVIN Tim Gavin LEVINGER Jeffrey S. Levinger LOCKE LORD George E. Bowles, Michael H. Collins, Thomas A. Connop, Raymond E. LaDriere II, John P. McDonald, Harriet E. Miers, Robert T. Mowrey, Michael V. Powell, Thomas G. Yoxall LOEWINSOHN FLEGLE DEARY SIMON W. Ralph Canada Jr., David R. Deary, Jim L. Flegle, Alan S. Loewinsohn, Kerry F. Schonwald, Craig F. Simon, Daniel P. Winikka LYNN PINKER HURST & SCHWEGMANN Sara Hollan Chelette, David S. Coale, Michael K. Hurst, Michael P. Lynn, Eric W. Pinker

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MCDONALD SANDERS Rick G. Sorenson MCGUIRE, CRADDOCK & STROTHER Thomas Craddock MCKOOL SMITH Douglas A. Cawley, Gary J. Cruciani, Lewis T. LeClair, Robert M. Manley, Mike McKool, Theodore Stevenson III MONNING & WYNNE W. Bruce Monning MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS Danny S. Ashby MUNCK WILSON MANDALA Michael A. McCabe, Melanie K. Okon, Michael C. Wilson, Charles-Theodore Zerner MUNSCH HARDT KOPF & HARR James D. Jordan

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BIG CASE WARRIORS The co-founders of Lyons & Simmons, LLP discuss their relentless dedication to pursuing justice for clients while also invoking change.

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ichael Lyons and Chris Simmons have a reputation for obtaining big results in important cases, and when you talk to them you understand why. They are passionate about helping their clients while also invoking change. In the early morning hours of Jan. 22, 2018, a gas well operation in Pittsburg County, Oklahoma, caught fire. The worst oil-field incident in Ok la homa histor y a nd the deadliest in the U.S. since the 2010 Macondo Deepwater Horizon blowout, the fire was so intense it could be seen on satellite images. Michael Lyons and Chris Simmons were hired to represent the family of one of the five men burned alive trying to escape the blaze. “The human tragedy from this case still haunts me. I think about it all the time. The circumstances that led to that blowout should have never happened,” Lyons recounted, adding that he believes his job is more than serving as a financial conduit for his clients. “So many lives were impacted, and that really weighed on us, but I cannot tell you how proud I am with the result for our clients. What we were able to demonstrate in that case will help change the culture that allowed this to happen. It is gratifying to provide the victims’ loved ones with the promise that change will occur so this doesn’t happen to other families,” Lyons said. “I’ve been told the civil justice system is about compensating the victims of civil wrongs. While that is true, it ignores the bigger picture. When used properly, the civil justice system will also

serve to police corporate activity. That creates a responsibility for a trial lawyer.” For the past 20 years, Lyons’ practice has focused on large personal injury, wrongful death, and business dispute cases, and through his success, big cases followed. Since joining forces with Chris Simmons to form Lyons & Simmons, LLP, there is no secret to why those cases have continued to find them. Lyons and Simmons are truly warriors for their clients’ causes.

“Sometimes change may not be achievable, but righting the wrong is.” In 2019, Lyons and Simmons represented the victim of a particularly unsettling sexual assault. “Our client was suffering from the devastating effects of dementia, which left her particularly vulnerable to an assault in her own home by a cable [TV] worker,” Simmons said. What their investigation would ultimately uncover is what he called a “blind spot” in the hiring practices of communications companies. “We were in the middle of testimony by corporate representatives when it became obvious that the screening ball had been dropped. It was like the light went on, and they finally got it,” Simmons said. “I can’t tell you how satisfying that was for us. It’s why we do what we do, to inspire change where it would otherwise never occur.”

Sometimes change may not be achievable, but righting the wrong is. Lyons filed a much publicized multimillion-dollar lawsuit in 2019 against the University of Kansas alleging it engineered NCAA violations to change the characterization of former head football coach David Beaty’s firing in order to avoid the buyout provision in his contract. “The publicly available details of the case are egregious. What hasn’t been reported is what it has done to my client and his family. It has been devastating for them,” Lyons said. “My clients’ problems are my problems. I literally lose sleep at night thinking about how they have been wronged and how I intend to fix it.” The Beaty case is not only emblematic of Lyons’ relentless pursuit of righting the wrongs experienced by clients, but it also signifies his unflinching attitude about taking on large institutions. “Most of our cases are David vs. Goliath stories. It is usually us against some giant institution represented by a team of big-firm lawyers whose strategy is to outspend and outflank you. I just say, ‘Bring it on.’” That confidence is not unfounded. Lyons & Simmons wins for its clients. “Our firm’s mission is to provide representation on par with, if not better than, that of any billionaire or giant multinational corporation. Economic status or what ill-fated misfortune you’re faced with should not determine your chance to win in the civil justice system. That’s unAmerican.”

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Construction Law

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DONALD O. PRATT Donald O. Pratt** DOWNS & STANFORD R. Lynn Fielder ESTES THORNE & CARR Carol C. Payne* FISK ALEXANDER Hollye C. Fisk** GERSTLE, MINISSALE & SNELSON Michael Gerstle GRAU LAW GROUP James W. Grau* GRAY REED & MCGRAW J.P. Vogel GRIFFITH DAVISON Kimberly A. Davison, Scott Griffith** HICKS LAW GROUP Rebecca Hicks HUNTON ANDREWS KURTH Michael F. Albers JACKSON WALKER Albon O. Head, Jr.*, Michael W. Moran KELLY HART & HALLMAN Donald E. Herrmann* LAIRD E. LAWRENCE ARBITRATION SERVICES Laird Elizabeth Lawrence** LAW OFFICE OF STEPHEN K. YUNGBLUT Stephen K. Yungblut* LOCKE LORD George E. Bowles* MATTHEWS, SHIELS, KNOTT, EDEN, DAVIS & BEANLAND Thomas A. Shiels* MCGUIRE, CRADDOCK & STROTHER Steven E. Kennedy** MCKENZIE RHODY Thomas L. DeVine, Jr.* MUNCK WILSON MANDALA Mark W. Moran* NASSEN MEDIATIONS John W. Nassen** NIXON JACH HUBBARD S. Curtis Hubbard**, Anthony P. Jach*, Michael S. Nixon* NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Theodore W. Daniel PADFIELD & STOUT Richard W. Wiseman* PECKAR & ABRAMSON Jeffrey A. Ford**, Timothy D. Matheny** ROBERT ELDER JR. Robert C. Elder Jr. SCHEEF & STONE C. John Scheef III** SHACKELFORD, BOWEN, MCKINLEY & NORTON Mark S. McQuality** SLATES HARWELL Gregory A. Harwell, John W. Slates, Matthew M. Waterman STUBER COOPER VOGE Brian T. Cooper, J. Matthew Shadonix THE MILLER LAW FIRM Michael A. Miller* THOMAS, FELDMAN & WILSHUSEN Fred D. Wilshusen UNDERWOOD LAW FIRM Cara Kennemer, Richard E. Schellhammer VITEK LANGE Ross Vitek WINSTEAD Andrea A. Hight, Michelle I. Rieger**

Consumer Law

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Corporate Governance and Compliance Law FOLEY & LARDNER Larry L. Schoenbrun (C, G) HAYNES AND BOONE Brian D. Barnard (G), Michael M. Boone (C, G) JACKSON WALKER Byron F. Egan (C, G) LOCKE LORD John B. McKnight (G)

THOMPSON & KNIGHT William L. Banowsky (C, G) VINSON & ELKINS Michael A. Saslaw (C, G) WEIL, GOTSHAL & MANGES James R. Griffin (G) WINSTON & STRAWN Thomas W. Hughes (G)

Corporate Law

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Derivatives and Futures Law JACKSON WALKER Paul E. Vrana PAT VILLAREAL LAW Patricia J. Villareal

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Elder Law

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WINSTEAD Nancy Furney, Lori Thayer Oliphant

Energy Law

BAKER BOTTS Lawrence A. Hall, Calvin R. Phelan II BURNS CHAREST Daniel Charest DENTONS U.S. Barry F. Cannaday GRAY REED & MCGRAW Charles W. Sartain JACKSON WALKER John B. Holden, Jr., Frank P. McEachern, Paul E. Vrana K&L GATES Jeffrey C. King LACY MALONE STEPPICK RYDER & MENEFEE Kleber C. Miller LOCKE LORD Michael H. Collins MCCLURE & CROSS Terry I. Cross REED SMITH I. Bobby Majumder RICHARD L. ADAMS LAW Richard L. Adams THOMPSON & KNIGHT Greg W. Curry, Andrew B. Derman, Jolisa Melton Dobbs, Craig A. Haynes, John W. Rain, Debra J. Villarreal VINSON & ELKINS Jo Ann Biggs, David S. Peck WINSTEAD Stanley G. Harvey

Energy Regulatory Law VINSON & ELKINS Jo Ann Biggs

Entertainment Law

BELL NUNNALLY Danica L. Mathes (F, M) SHACKELFORD, BOWEN, MCKINLEY & NORTON John Shackelford (M) WINSTON & STRAWN Steven H. Stodghill (F)

Environmental Law

BAYLOR LAW SCHOOL R. Walton Shelton C BISHOP LAW Cynthia J. Bishop** CANTEY HANGER Sarah K. Walls** CARRINGTON, COLEMAN, SLOMAN & BLUMENTHAL Charles C. Jordan CLARK HILL Patrick J. Larkin** EXALL LEGAL ADVISORS Allison K. Exall** GOLDMAN LAW Michael R. Goldman* GUIDA, SLAVICH & FLORES Joseph F. Guida, Sally A. Longroy, John S. Slavich JACKSON WALKER Jonathan M. Bull, Patrick R. Cowlishaw*, Gordon M. Shapiro*, Peter K. Wahl JAMES Walter D. James III* LACY MALONE STEPPICK RYDER & MENEFEE Kleber C. Miller* LOCKE LORD Elizabeth E. Mack MUNSCH HARDT KOPF & HARR Frederick W. Addison III** S DEATHERAGE LAW Scott D. Deatherage THOMPSON & KNIGHT James B. Harris**

Equipment Finance Law BROWN, PROCTOR & HOWELL Stephen C. Howell DORSEY & WHITNEY Larry A. Makel

Family Law

ALBANO LAW Christine G. Albano ALBIN OLDNER LAW Chris Oldner ALDRICH Robert E. Aldrich, Jr. ARMSTRONG DIVORCE AND FAMILY LAW Rebecca L. Armstrong, Reagan Riddle, Lindsey Underwood ATKINS O’TOOLE & BRINER Polly Rea O’Toole BAILEY & GALYEN Gene Leposki BREWER JACKSON & LANG Craig Jackson BROUSSEAU NAFTIS & MASSINGILL Elayna Naftis Erick CALABRESE BUDNER Dawn Ryan Budner, Carla M. Calabrese CAMILLE MILNER S. Camille Milner CARRINGTON, COLEMAN, SLOMAN & BLUMENTHAL Carmen E. Eiker CLEAVES FAMILY LAW Rhonda S. Cleaves

P L E A SE RE F E R TO T HE P R AC T IC E A RE A S K E Y ON PAG E 14 F OR A DE S C RIP T ION OF A S T E RISK S A ND SP ECI A LT Y A BBRE V I AT IONS .


PROFILED FIRM/LAWYER COKER, ROBB & CANNON, FAMILY LAWYERS Duane L. Coker COLLINS LAW GROUP Michael J. Collins CONNATSER FAMILY LAW Aubrey M. Connatser, Michael R. DeBruin, Abby Gregory, Douglas A. Harrison, Christine Powers Leatherberry, Jana Wickham Paul COWLES & THOMPSON George A. “Tony” Mallers CRUZ FAMILY LAW Monica M. Cruz CUNNINGHAM SWAIM Thomas J. O’Brien DAWN E. FOWLER Dawn E. Fowler DEMENT STERN Barrett A. Stern DENNIS A. FULLER, ATTORNEY AT LAW Dennis A. Fuller DUFFEE + EITZEN Melinda Eitzen, Marilea W. Lewis, T. Hunter Lewis DUNNAM & DUNNAM Jim Dunnam, Vance Dunnam, Sr., Merrilee L. Harmon EDWIN W. DAVIS Edwin W. Davis ESTES THORNE & CARR Lindsay Daye Barbee, Abby L. Ewing, Jessica W. Thorne FOX ROTHSCHILD Laura S. Hayes FULLER MEDIATIONS Kevin R. Fuller, Sharla J. Fuller GEARY, PORTER & DONOVAN Michael P. Geary, Larry L. Martin GEORGANNA L. SIMPSON Georganna L. Simpson GODWIN BOWMAN Laci Bowman, Whitney Keltch Green GORANSONBAIN AUSLEY Angeline Lindley Bain, Kyle G. Basinger, Hayley B. Collins, Jeff V. Domen, Esther R. Donald, Diana S. Friedman, Thomas P. Goranson, Thomas A. Greenwald, Curtis W. Harrison II, Paula Larsen, Beth E. Maultsby, Kathryn J. Murphy, Aimee Pingenot Key, Kathryn F. Samler, Anita C. Savage, Jeffrey Shore, Clint J. Westhoff GRAY REED & MCGRAW Clint C. Brown

HANCE LAW GROUP Larry Hance, Bryce Hopson, Jonathan James HARGRAVE FAMILY LAW Jennifer S. Hargrave JODY LYNN JOHNSON Jody L. Johnson KEVIN J. SCHMID AND ASSOCIATES Kevin J. Schmid KINSER & BATES Jonathan J. Bates, Katherine A. Kinser KOONSFULLER Sean P. Abeyta, Fred Adams Jr., Charla H. Bradshaw, Julie Crawford, Ike Vanden Eykel, Lindsey Vanden Eykel, Neda Garrett, Jessica H. Janicek, Heather L. King, Chris Meuse, Liz Porter, Sally L. Pretorius, Rick Robertson, Kevin Segler, Deron L. Sugg LAURENCE A. DEPLAZA Laurence A. DePlaza LAW OFFICE OF CAROL A. WILSON Carol A. Wilson LAW OFFICE OF DAVID BOUSCHOR II David S. Bouschor II LAW OFFICE OF GARY L. NICKELSON Gary L. Nickelson LAW OFFICE OF REX R. MCCARLEY Rex R. McCarley LAW OFFICE OF SHANNON R. LYNCH Shannon R. Lynch LAW OFFICE OF V. WAYNE WARD V. Wayne Ward LISA E. MCKNIGHT Lisa E. McKnight LOVELESS & LOVELESS Curtis M. Loveless LUCE LAW Joe Luce MCCLURE LAW GROUP Robert Epstein MORRIS & SCHORSCH John B. Schorsch, Jr. NAVARRETTE BOWEN Eric A. Navarrette NAYLOR & NAYLOR Kimberly M. Naylor, Stephen J. Naylor NEAL ASHMORE FAMILY LAW GROUP L. James Ashmore, William F. Neal NUNNELEY FAMILY LAW Barbara Nunneley O’NEIL WYSOCKI FAMILY LAW Michelle May O’Neil, Jennifer Satagaj

ORSINGER, NELSON, DOWNING & ANDERSON Jeffrey O. Anderson, Holly Rampy Baird, Paula A. Bennett, R. Scott Downing, Paul Hewett, Brad M. LaMorgese, James M. Loveless, Lon M. Loveless, Keith M. Nelson, William M. Reppeto III PALMER & MANUEL Leota H. Alexander, Charles H. Robertson PRUITT FAMILY LAW FIRM Kathryn L. Pruitt QUAID FARISH Christopher M. Farish, Charles J. Quaid, Julie H. Quaid QUILLING, SELANDER, LOWNDS, WINSLETT & MOSER Lisa Marquis RAGGIO & RAGGIO Kenneth G. Raggio, Thomas L. Raggio RIVON LAW FIRM Ebony R. Rivon ROBERT N. EAMES Robert N. Eames SHACKELFORD, BOWEN, MCKINLEY & NORTON Mary Johanna McCurley, Mike McCurley, Joshua H. Northam, Keeli L. Rule SILVESTRI FAMILY LAW Carie P. Silvestri SUSAN VRANA FAMILY LAW Susan Vrana THE JULIAN FIRM Jared W. Julian THE KING LAW FIRM J. Steven King THE PRICE LAW FIRM Richard Price THE WEBB FAMILY LAW FIRM Gregory S. Beane, Brian L. Webb THE WRIGHT FIRM Patrick A. Wright TURNER MCDOWELL ROWAN Ashley W. McDowell, Rebecca Tillery Rowan, Karen B. Turner VERNER BRUMLEY MUELLER PARKER Janet P. Brumley, Paul H. Brumley, Danny Carl Garner, James N. Mueller, George M. Parker, Jimmy L. Verner, Jr. VICK CARNEY G. Thomas Vick, Jr. WILSON & LAKE Christopher Lake, Charles M. Wilson III

WILSON, WHITE & DOBY W. Weir Wilson

Family Law Arbitration

KOONSFULLER Neda Garrett ORSINGER, NELSON, DOWNING & ANDERSON Jeffrey O. Anderson

Family Law Mediation

ARMSTRONG DIVORCE AND FAMILY LAW Rebecca L. Armstrong CONNATSER FAMILY LAW Aubrey M. Connatser DUFFEE + EITZEN Marilea W. Lewis FULLER MEDIATIONS Kevin R. Fuller GORANSONBAIN AUSLEY Curtis W. Harrison II, Paula Larsen, Beth E. Maultsby, Jeffrey Shore HARRIS SOLUTIONS Frances A. Harris KOONSFULLER Charla H. Bradshaw, Heather L. King, Rick Robertson LAW OFFICE OF ALEXANDRA M. GECZI Alexandra Geczi LAW OFFICE OF SHANNON R. LYNCH Shannon R. Lynch ORSINGER, NELSON, DOWNING & ANDERSON Paula A. Bennett ROTHWELL B. POOL Rothwell B. Pool THE WRIGHT FIRM Patrick A. Wright WOODS & MATLOCK Robert J. Matlock

First Amendment Law

CARTER ARNETT E. Leon Carter* GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER Michael L. Raiff HAYNES AND BOONE Thomas J. Williams* JACKSON WALKER Robert P. Latham**, Paul C. Watler** THOMPSON & KNIGHT William L. Banowsky* VINSON & ELKINS Thomas S. Leatherbury*

Franchise Law

BAKER MCKENZIE Ann Hurwitz, Michael E. Santa Maria, William K. Woods CLARK HILL Earsa R. Jackson HAYNES AND BOONE Deborah S. Coldwell LAW OFFICES OF KAT TIDD Kathy J. Tidd MULLIN LAW Cheryl L. Mullin POLSINELLI Joyce G. Mazero WICK PHILLIPS Brant C. Martin

Gaming Law CHARLES W. BLAU Charles W. Blau

Government Relations Practice LOCKE LORD Harriet E. Miers

Health Care Law

ALSTON & BIRD Frank E. Sheeder III BYRD ADATTO Brad Adatto FARROW-GILLESPIE HEATH WITTER J. Scott Chase FROST BROWN TODD R. Barrett Richards GRAY REED & MCGRAW W. Darrell Armer, Jenny G. Givens, Evangeline O. Lalangas, Andrew N. Meyercord, Patrick D. Souter GREENBERG TRAURIG Joseph F. Coniglio, Michael L. Malone HALL, RENDER, KILLIAN, HEATH & LYMAN Keith Dugger, James M. Stewart HAYNES AND BOONE Stacy L. Brainin JACKSON WALKER Jeffrey P. Drummond, James S. Ryan III JAN R. NEWSOM Jan R. Newsom JONES DAY Todd P. Kelly KATTEN Lisa Atlas Genecov, Kenya S. Woodruff KEITH LAW FIRM Darrell L. Keith

KENNEDY ATTORNEYS & COUNSELORS AT LAW Mark S. Kennedy LARRY “MAX” MAXWELL LAW PRACTICE Larry Maxwell NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Jeff Cody*, Denise Webb Glass, Jonathan B. Skidmore* POLSINELLI Jonathan K. Henderson

SPENCER FANE Sean R. McKenna** page 35

THOMPSON & KNIGHT Jennifer Rudenick Ecklund, Wilson G. Jones, E. Michael Sheehan

Immigration Law

BERRY APPLEMAN & LEIDEN Jeremy Fudge DAVIS & ASSOCIATES Garry L. Davis, Jr. ELISE HEALY + ASSOCIATES Elise A. Healy, Lisa M. Sotelo EUGENE J. FLYNN Eugene J. Flynn FERNANDEZ & FERNANDEZ Richard E. Fernandez FRAGOMEN, DEL REY, BERNSEN & LOEWY David Duong, Kristi Taylor, Paige L. Taylor HUMAN RIGHTS INITIATIVE William O. Holston, Jr. JMA FIRM Cindy K. Ansbach, Harry J. Joe, Rebecca R. Massiatte JOHN W. LAWIT John W. Lawit MARK E. JACOBS Mark E. Jacobs MILEY & BROWN Sarah Z. Brown, Craig E. Miley REINA & BATES J. Joseph Reina RICHARD A. GUMP, JR. Charla Truett SAENZ-RODRIGUEZ & ASSOCIATES Michelle L. Saenz-Rodriguez SCHEEF & STONE Ann Massey Badmus SELTZER CHADWICK SOEFJE & LADIK Steven M. Ladik

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2020 RECOGNITIONS Information Technology Law

BAKER BOTTS Don J. McDermett, Jr. FOLEY & LARDNER Peter S. Vogel K&L GATES John E. Howell KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON James D. Steinberg KING & FISHER Todd A. Fisher, Chad W. King MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY David N. Guedry, Shawn C. Helms, Jason D. Krieser PERKINS COIE Dean W. Harvey

Insurance Law

AMY STEWART Beverly B. Godbey, Amy E. Stewart BRACKETT & ELLIS Henri J. Dussault*, Carter L. Ferguson, Richard H. Gateley CIRCELLI, WALTER & YOUNG George Parker Young* CLARK HILL Michael Keeley, David N. Kitner, Christopher R. Ward

COKINOS YOUNG Patrick J. Wielinski page 4

COOPER & SCULLY R. Brent Cooper COWLES & THOMPSON David J. Metzler COZEN O’CONNOR Alicia G. Curran, Stephen M. Halbeisen, Suzanne C. Radcliff CULHANE MEADOWS Kelly Rittenberry Culhane DEDMAN LAW Linda M. Dedman DLA PIPER Robert M. Hoffman DYKEMA GOSSETT Thomas B. Alleman FAEGRE DRINKER BIDDLE & REATH W. Neil Rambin FANNING HARPER MARTINSON BRANDT & KUTCHIN George L. Lankford FIGARI + DAVENPORT Andrew G. Jubinsky GREENBERG TRAURIG Thomas L. Woodman HATTEN LAW FIRM Mark D. Hatten HAYNES AND BOONE Natalie Dubose, Ernest Martin, Jr.**, Werner A. Powers, Micah E. Skidmore, David R.N. Taubenfeld HERMES LAW Dwayne J. Hermes HUSCH BLACKWELL David H. Timmins JONES DAY Peter D. Laun** KANE RUSSELL COLEMAN & LOGAN Lawrence T. Bowman LAW OFFICE OF MARK A. TICER Mark A. Ticer LITTLE PEDERSEN FANKHAUSER John J. Little MARTIN, DISIERE, JEFFERSON & WISDOM Melinda R. Burke, Kevin L. Sewell MUNCK WILSON MANDALA Michael C. Wilson MUNSCH HARDT KOPF & HARR J. Stephen Gibson, Matthew W. Holley, Michael W. Huddleston PECKAR & ABRAMSON Jeffrey A. Ford PERRY LAW Meloney Perry** QUILLING, SELANDER, LOWNDS, WINSLETT & MOSER James H. Moody III SCHEEF & STONE Michael L. Knapek* THOMPSON & KNIGHT Rachelle H. Glazer**, John H. Martin, David S. White** THOMPSON, COE, COUSINS & IRONS Rodney D. Bucker, Jack M. Cleaveland, Jr., J. Richard Harmon, Rhonda Thompson*, Ellen M. Van Meir, Harrison H. Yoss

TOLLEFSON BRADLEY MITCHELL & MELENDI Beth D. Bradley, Leo John Jordan, Aaron L. Mitchell, Lisa A. Songy**, John C. Tollefson page 27

WICK PHILLIPS Erika L. Bright, Noah Nadler WINSTEAD David Fowler Johnson ZELLE Steven J. Badger, Kerry K. Brown, Thomas H. Cook, Jr.

Intellectual Property Law ALSTON & BIRD Michael J. Newton (P*)

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TEXAS

BAKER BOTTS Jeff D. Baxter (IP*), Christa BrownSanford (IP*), Timothy S. Durst (IP*, P*), Douglas M. Kubehl (IP*), Calvin R. Phelan II (IP*, P*, T), Barton E. Showalter (IP*, P*, T), David G. Wille (IP*, P*) BAKER MCKENZIE John G. Flaim (IP*) BARNES & THORNBURG Mark C. Nelson (IP*) BELL NUNNALLY Jeffrey S. Lowenstein (IP*) BRACKETT & ELLIS Joseph F. Cleveland, Jr. (IP*) BRADLEY ARANT BOULT CUMMINGS Mark D. Strachan (P*) BRAXTON, HILTON & PERRONE Gregory Perrone (P*, T) BUETHER JOE & CARPENTER Eric W. Buether (IP*, P*) BURNS CHAREST Darren P. Nicholson (IP*) CALDWELL CASSADY & CURRY Kevin L. Burgess (IP*, P*), Bradley W. Caldwell (IP*, P*), Jason D. Cassady (IP*, P*), J. Austin Curry (IP*) CARLSON ARBITRATION Larry D. Carlson (IP*, P*) CARRINGTON, COLEMAN, SLOMAN & BLUMENTHAL Mark C. Howland (IP*, P*) CARSTENS & CAHOON David W. Carstens (C) CARTER ARNETT J. Robert Arnett II (IP*), E. Leon Carter (IP*, P*) CHEN MALIN Li Chen (IP*, P*), Kristoffer B. Leftwich (IP*, P*), Steven C. Malin (IP*, P, P*) COWLES & THOMPSON Sim Israeloff (IP*, P*) CROWE & DUNLEVY Andre M. Szuwalski (IP*) FERGUSON BRASWELL FRASER KUBASTA Kelly J. Kubasta (IP*) FISH & RICHARDSON Carl Bruce (P), Leonard E. Davis (IP*, P*), Neil J. McNabnay (IP*), P. Weston Musselman (P), Thomas H. Reger II (IP*, P*) FOLEY & LARDNER Michael W. Dubner (IP*), Kenneth R. Glaser (IP*, P), Kay Lyn Schwartz (T), Paul V. Storm (IP*), Robert J. Ward (IP*) FROST BROWN TODD Craig J. Cox (T) GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER John T. Cox III (IP*), Tracey B. Davies (IP*, P, P*), William B. Dawson (IP*), Mark N. Reiter (IP*, P*) GRABLE MARTIN FULTON Wei Wei Jeang (P) GRAY REED & MCGRAW Jill Bindler (IP*), David DeZern (P*), Jared Hoggan (P*),

GRAY REED & MCGRAW ERIC S. TAUTFEST 469.320.6180 WWW.GRAYREED.COM GREENBERG TRAURIG Karl G. Dial (IP*) HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE Gerald T. Welch (C, IP*, P, P*, T) HARPER BATES & CHAMPION Austin Champion (IP*) HAYNES AND BOONE Purvi Patel Albers (T), Jeffrey M. Becker (IP*, T), Jason P. Bloom (IP*), Randall C. Brown (P), J. Russell Emerson (IP*, P*), David H. Harper (IP*), Dustin T. Johnson (P), Thomas W. Kelton (IP*, T), David L. McCombs (IP*, P, P*), David M. O’Dell (IP*), Phillip B. Philbin (IP*, P*), Gregory P. Webb (P), Thomas J. Williams (IP*) HEPTIG LAW GROUP J. Patrick Heptig (IP*, T) HITCHCOCK EVERT Elisabeth A. Evert (C, IP*, P, T) HOSCH & MORRIS Charles M. Hosch (IP*) JACKSON WALKER Robert P. Latham (IP*, P*), Christopher J. Rourk (IP*) JONES DAY Hilda C Galvan (IP*, P, P*), Robert W. Kantner (IP*, P*)

JONES DELFLACHE Marc L. Delflache (IP*, P) KELLY HART & HALLMAN Lars L. Berg (IP*) KLEMCHUK Darin M. Klemchuk (IP*) LAW OFFICES OF JAMES J. MURPHY James J. Murphy III (P) LOCKE LORD George E. Bowles (IP*), Roy W. Hardin (IP*), Charles E. Phipps (IP*) LOEWINSOHN FLEGLE DEARY SIMON Jim L. Flegle (IP*, P*) LYNN PINKER HURST & SCHWEGMANN Eric W. Pinker (IP*) MAGEE LEGAL Anthony J. Magee (IP*, P*) MCGUIREWOODS Jason W. Cook (C, IP*, P*) MCKOOL SMITH Douglas A. Cawley (IP*, P*), Lewis T. LeClair (IP*, P*), Robert M. Manley (IP*, P*), Mike McKool (IP*, P*), Ashley N. Moore (IP*), David Sochia (IP*, P*), Theodore Stevenson III (IP*, P*) MUNCK WILSON MANDALA Jamil Alibhai (IP*), William A. Munck (C, IP*, P, P*), Michael C. Wilson (IP*) NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Brett C. Govett (C, IP*, P, P*, T) PATTERSON & SHERIDAN Susan E. Powley (IP*, P*, T), Jerry R. Selinger (P*) POLSINELLI Michael D. Pegues (P) RICHARD LAW GROUP Molly Buck Richard (C, IP*, T) SCHEEF & STONE John G. Fischer (IP*) SHEPPARD MULLIN RICHTER & HAMPTON Steven G. Schortgen (P) SIDLEY AUSTIN Kelley A. Conaty (IP*, P), Michael D. Hatcher (P, P*), Tung T. Nguyen (IP*, P*), Thomas N. Tarnay (IP*, P*)

SIEBMAN, FORREST, BURG & SMITH, LLP CLYDE M. SIEBMAN 903.870.0070 WWW.SIEBMAN.COM SLATER MATSIL Steven H. Slater (P) THOMPSON & KNIGHT Jane Politz Brandt (C, IP*, P*), Massimo Ciccarelli (C, IP*, P, P*), Herbert J. Hammond (IP*, P*, T), Bruce S. Sostek (IP*, P, P*), Richard L. Wynne, Jr. (IP*, P*) VINSON & ELKINS George M. Kryder (IP*) WHITAKER CHALK SWINDLE & SCHWARTZ Decker A. Cammack (P*), Richard “Rocky” L. Schwartz (T) WINSTEAD Cathryn A. Berryman (T), Stanley R. Moore (P, T) WINSTON & STRAWN Natalie L. Arbaugh (IP*), Thomas M. Melsheimer (IP*, P*), Thomas B. Walsh IV (IP*)

International Arbitration CALHOUN, BHELLA & SECHREST Mark A. Calhoun (C) DORSEY & WHITNEY Jay J. Madrid (C)

International Mergers and Acquisitions JONES DAY R. Scott Cohen MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY Wilson Chu WINSTEAD Mark G. Johnson

International Trade and Finance Law

HAYNES AND BOONE Larry B. Pascal, Timothy E. Powers

IT Outsourcing Law

ALSTON & BIRD Darren C. Hauck K&L GATES John E. Howell KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON James D. Steinberg KING & FISHER Todd A. Fisher

MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY Heather S. Bethancourt, David N. Guedry, Shawn C. Helms, Jason D. Krieser

Labor and Employment Law

BAAB & DENISON G. William Baab (LU), Sanford R. Denison (LE*, LU) BAKER BOTTS Jennifer Trulock (EM) BAKER MCKENZIE Michelle L. Hartmann (LE*) BARNES & THORNBURG Douglas D. Haloftis (EM, LE*, LM) BELL NUNNALLY Alana Ackels (LE*), John D. Smart (EM) BURFORD & RYBURN Simon D. Whiting (EM, LE*) CARRINGTON, COLEMAN, SLOMAN & BLUMENTHAL Mike Birrer (EI, EM) CARTER ARNETT E. Leon Carter (LE*) CLARK HILL David N. Kitner (LE*), Kimberly S. Moore (EM) CLOUSE BROWN Alyson Brown (EI, EM, LE*), Keith A. Clouse (EM, LE*, LM) COWLES & THOMPSON Brian T. Farrington (EM) DENTONS U.S. Stuart E. Blaugrund (EI, EM) DIAMOND MCCARTHY Christie Newkirk (EM, LE*, LM), Mark A. Shank (LE*) DLA PIPER Kim J. Askew (EM, LM) DYKEMA GOSSETT Arlene Switzer Steinfield (EM, LE*, LM) ESTES THORNE & CARR Lori M. Carr (EM, LE*, LU) FANNING HARPER MARTINSON BRANDT & KUTCHIN Thomas P. Brandt (LE*) FISHER PHILLIPS Michael V. Abcarian (EM, LE*) FISHERBROYLES Michael P. Maslanka (EM, LE*) FITZGERALD LAW Karen Kohler Fitzgerald (EI, LE*) FOLEY & LARDNER Carrie B. Hoffman (EM, LE*) GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER Karl G. Nelson (LE*) GILLESPIE SANFORD Hal K. Gillespie (EI) GLAST, PHILLIPS & MURRAY Charles C. Frederiksen (EI) GRAY REED & MCGRAW Gayla C. Crain (EM, LE*), Ruth Ann Daniels (LE*, LM) GREENBERG TRAURIG Jordan W. Cowman (EM, LE*) HALLETT & PERRIN Robert E. Luxen (EM, LE*) HAYNES AND BOONE Karen C. Denney (LE*), Melissa M. Goodman (LE*) HOLLAND & KNIGHT Mary Goodrich Nix (LE*) HUNTON ANDREWS KURTH David C. Lonergan (EM, LM), Stephanie K. Osteen (EM) HUTCHISON & STOY Susan Hutchison (EI) JACKSON LEWIS Kristin L. Bauer (LM), Victor N. Corpuz (EM), William L. Davis (EM, LE*), Paul E. Hash (LE*), Katrin U. Schatz (EM) JACKSON WALKER W. Gary Fowler (EM, LE*, LM), Gary L. Ingram (EM, LE*, LM), John V. Jansonius (EM, LM), John A. Koepke (LE*), Scott M. McElhaney (LE*), Jay K. Rutherford (EM, LE*, LM) JONES DAY Brian M. Jorgensen (EM, LE*) KELLY HART & HALLMAN J. Chad Arnette (LE*), Lars L. Berg (LE*), Russell D. Cawyer (LE*, LM), Henry H. Robinson (LU) KEY HARRINGTON BARNES Stephen C. Key (LM) KILGORE & KILGORE Theodore C. Anderson III (EM, LM) LAW OFFICES OF ED CLOUTMAN Edward B. Cloutman III (EI, LU) LEE & BRAZIEL J. Derek Braziel (EI) LITTLER MENDELSON Arthur T. Carter (LM), Robert F. Friedman (LM), Jacqueline C. Johnson (EM), Earl M. Jones III (LE*), Harry D. Jones (LE*), John F. McCarthy, Jr. (EM, LM), M. Scott McDonald (EM, LE*, LM), Michael P. Royal (EM), Sherry L. Travers (EM, LE*), Celeste R. Yeager (EM, LE*), Jennifer A. Youpa (EM) LOCKE LORD Paul G. Nason (EM, LE*), Robin G. Shaughnessy (EM) LOEWINSOHN FLEGLE DEARY SIMON Matthew W. Ray (EI)

LYNN PINKER HURST & SCHWEGMANN Michael K. Hurst (LE*) LYON, GORSKY, GILBERT & LIVINGSTON David K. Watsky (EI, LE*, LU) MCDONALD SANDERS Rory Divin (EM) MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS Robert E. Sheeder (EM, LE*, LM) MUNCK WILSON MANDALA Michael A. McCabe (EM, LE*, LM) MUNSCH HARDT KOPF & HARR William P. Finegan (EM, LE*), James D. Jordan (LE*) OGLETREE, DEAKINS, NASH, SMOAK & STEWART Rodolfo R. Agraz (EM, LM), Jana S. Baker (EM, LE*), Michael H. Bell (EM, LE*), Michael R. Buchanan (EM, LM), Ronald W. Chapman, Jr. (EM, LE*, LM), Gary D. Eisenstat (EM, LE*, LM), John G. Harrison (EM), Patrick J. Maher (EM, LM), Bryant S. McFall (EM, LE*, LM), John E. McFall (EM, LE*, LM), Andrew T. Turner (EM), Jonathan C. Wilson (EM, LE*, LM) PERKINS COIE Richard B. Hankins (LE*), Ann Marie Painter (EM, LE*) POLSINELLI Thomas E. Reddin (LE*), Lon R. Williams, Jr. (EM, LM) QUILLING, SELANDER, LOWNDS, WINSLETT & MOSER James H. Birch (EM, LE*, LU) ROB WILEY Robert J. Wiley (EI) ROGGE DUNN GROUP Gregory M. Clift (LE*), R. Rogge Dunn (EM) RON MANTHEY Ronald E. Manthey (EM, LE*, LM) SCHEEF & STONE Roger A. Crabb (EM), Mark Simon (EM) SCOTT PEREZ Matthew R. Scott (EI) SHEPPARD MULLIN RICHTER & HAMPTON Stephen E. Fox (EM, LE*, LM) TANNER & ASSOCIATES J. Roddy Tanner (EI, LE*, LU) THE SANFORD FIRM Brian Sanford (EI) THOMPSON & KNIGHT Anthony J. Campiti (EM, LE*, LM), Bennett W. Cervin (EM, LM), Stephen F. Fink (EM, LE*, LM), Marc H. Klein (EM), Bryan P. Neal (LE*), Elizabeth A. Schartz (EM, LE*, LM) THOMPSON, COE, COUSINS & IRONS Barry A. Moscowitz (LE*) TREMAIN ARTAZA Carmen Artaza (EI), Christine Hopkins (EI, LE*), Ashley Tremain (EI, LE*) VINSON & ELKINS Vanessa M. Griffith (EM, LM) WHITAKER CHALK SWINDLE & SCHWARTZ Hunter T. McLean (LE*) WICK PHILLIPS Andrew Gould (EM, LE*), Brett Myers (LE*) WOOD EDWARDS Robert J. Wood, Jr. (LE*)

Land Use & Zoning Law

CLARK HILL P. Michael Jung JACKSON WALKER William S. Dahlstrom**, L. Suzan Kedron, Susan Mead** MUNSCH HARDT KOPF & HARR Angela Hunt SHUPE VENTURA Dwight A. Shupe**, Misty M. Ventura WINSTEAD Arthur J. Anderson, Kirk R. Williams**

Legal Malpractice Law

BAKER BOTTS Calvin R. Phelan II (D) BRADLEY ARANT BOULT CUMMINGS Shawn C. Long (D) BURFORD & RYBURN Robert F. Begert (D) COBB MARTINEZ WOODWARD William D. Cobb, Jr. (D) COWLES & THOMPSON Jim E. Cowles (D) ESTES THORNE & CARR Carol C. Payne (D) JACKSON WALKER Mark T. Josephs (D), Robert F. Ruckman (D) JOHNSTON TOBEY BARUCH C. Randal Johnston Sr. (D, P), Robert L. Tobey (D, P) KEITH LAW FIRM Darrell L. Keith (P) KONING RUBARTS Paul M. Koning (D) LACY MALONE STEPPICK RYDER & MENEFEE Kleber C. Miller (D) SHUFORD LAW FIRM David W. Shuford (P) VINSON & ELKINS George M. Kryder (D)

Leisure and Hospitality Law

FOLEY & LARDNER Clifford J. Risman JACKSON WALKER Kevin L. Kelley, Cynthia Brotman Nelson

Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law BAKER BOTTS Geoffrey L. Newton BAKER MCKENZIE Ted S. Schweinfurth FOLEY & LARDNER Larry L. Schoenbrun WEIL, GOTSHAL & MANGES Glenn D. West

Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)

CARRINGTON, COLEMAN, SLOMAN & BLUMENTHAL Bruce W. Collins FOLEY & LARDNER Orrin L. Harrison III HAYNES AND BOONE Barry F. McNeil JACKSON WALKER Kathleen M. LaValle JONES DAY David Woodcock KESSLER COLLINS Gary S. Kessler LOCKE LORD Paul E. Coggins PAT VILLAREAL LAW Patricia J. Villareal SHEPPARD MULLIN RICHTER & HAMPTON William B. Mateja THOMPSON & KNIGHT William L. Banowsky, Timothy R. McCormick

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions

BARON & BUDD Russell W. Budd (P), P. Scott Summy (P) DEHAY & ELLISTON Gary D. Elliston (D) FAEGRE DRINKER BIDDLE & REATH Wayne B. Mason (D) FROST BROWN TODD Martin E. Rose (P) GORDON REES SCULLY MANSUKHANI James A. Lowery (D) KELLY HART & HALLMAN Lars L. Berg (P) KIP PETROFF Kip A. Petroff (P) LATHROP GPM Robert Thackston (D) PAYNEMITCHELL LAW GROUP Todd H. Ramsey (P) THE SCHMIDT FIRM C. L. Mike Schmidt (P) THOMPSON & KNIGHT John H. Martin (D)

Media Law

JACKSON WALKER Paul C. Watler

Medical Malpractice Law

ALDOUS \ WALKER Charla G. Aldous (P) CHAMBLEE RYAN William H. Chamblee (D), Jeffrey W. Ryan (D) CLARK HILL Joseph A. Turano (D) COOPER & SCULLY J. Kevin Oncken (D), John A. Scully (D) KEITH LAW FIRM Darrell L. Keith (P) MAYER William D. Wiles (D)

MILLER WEISBROD Max E. Freeman (P), Les Weisbrod (P) page 23

RAY, MCCHRISTIAN & JEANS John W. McChristian, Jr. (D) SLACK DAVIS SANGER Paula F. Sweeney (P) STINNETT MASTERS & MASSEY Mark A. Stinnett (D) THE LAW OFFICES OF FRANK L. BRANSON Frank L. Branson (P) THE LAW OFFICES OF TOM HALL Thomas G. Hall, Jr. (P) THIEBAUD REMINGTON THORNTON BAILEY Stanley A. Thiebaud (D) VAN WEY, PRESBY & WILLIAMS Kay L. Van Wey (P) WOOD WEATHERLY TRIAL LAW Grace A. Weatherly (P)

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

BAKER BOTTS Samantha Hale Crispin, C. Neel Lemon III, Geoffrey L. Newton**

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PROFILED FIRM/LAWYER BELL NUNNALLY Larry L. Shosid CLARK HILL Carol A. Glendenning DORSEY & WHITNEY Robert B. Hale EGAN NELSON Shane M. Egan FOLEY & LARDNER Alan J. Perkins, Larry L. Schoenbrun GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER Jeffrey A. Chapman, Harlan P. Cohen, Robert B. Little, Doug M. Rayburn** HAYNES AND BOONE Thomas D. Harris, William S. Kleinman, Barry F. McNeil* HUNTON ANDREWS KURTH L. Steven Leshin JACKSON WALKER Byron F. Egan, Lawrence E. Glasgow, Mark T. Josephs*, James S. Ryan III JOHNSTON TOBEY BARUCH C. Randal Johnston Sr.*, Coyt R. Johnston, Jr.* JONES DAY R. Scott Cohen, James E. O’Bannon K&L GATES Craig W. Budner* KATTEN P. Gregory Hidalgo KELLY HART & HALLMAN F. Richard Bernasek, Wayne B. Whitham LOCKE LORD Bryan E. Bishop, Don M. Glendenning, John B. McKnight, R. Whitfield Roberts MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY Wilson Chu MCKOOL SMITH Gary J. Cruciani*, Mike McKool* MUNCK WILSON MANDALA Randall G. Ray NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Glen J. Hettinger SCHEEF & STONE William E. Stone III SHEPPARD MULLIN RICHTER & HAMPTON Gemma L. Descoteaux SIDLEY AUSTIN D. Gilbert Friedlander THOMPSON & KNIGHT William L. Banowsky*, Timothy R. McCormick*, E. Michael Sheehan*

VINSON & ELKINS Alan J. Bogdanow, Mark Early, Robert L. Kimball, Michael A. Saslaw WEIL, GOTSHAL & MANGES James R. Griffin, Rodney L. Moore, Glenn D. West WINSTON & STRAWN Bryan L. Goolsby, Thomas W. Hughes

Municipal Law

D. RANDALL MONTGOMERY & ASSOCIATES D. Randall Montgomery* LAW OFFICES OF JIM JEFFREY James T. Jeffrey, Jr.** MESSER, FORT, & MCDONALD Wm. Andrew Messer**

Natural Resources Law

GEARY, PORTER & DONOVAN Bruce W. Claycombe JACKSON WALKER Paul E. Vrana KELLY HART & HALLMAN Robert C. Grable MCCLURE & CROSS Terry I. Cross MILLER MENTZER WALKER Lawrence B. Mentzer THOMPSON & KNIGHT Andrew B. Derman

Nonprofit / Charities Law

GLAST, PHILLIPS & MURRAY Ronald R. Cresswell KELLY HART & HALLMAN Dulaney G. Steer LOCKE LORD Stuart M. Bumpas THOMPSON & KNIGHT David M. Rosenberg

Oil and Gas Law

BAKER BOTTS Lawrence A. Hall HARRIS, FINLEY & BOGLE William G. Bredthauer JACKSON WALKER John B. Holden, Jr. K&L GATES Jamie L. Bryan, Jeffrey C. King KELLY HART & HALLMAN F. Richard Bernasek, Robert C. Grable, Todd W. Spake LACY MALONE STEPPICK RYDER & MENEFEE Kleber C. Miller MCCLURE & CROSS Terry I. Cross

MURPHY MAHON KEFFLER & FARRIER J. Patrick Murphy THOMAS KURTH ARBITRATION Thomas E. Kurth THOMPSON & KNIGHT Gregory D. Binns, Cole Bredthauer, Greg W. Curry, Andrew B. Derman, Jolisa Melton Dobbs, Craig A. Haynes, Robert C. Vartabedian, Debra J. Villarreal WICK PHILLIPS David J. Drez III WINSTEAD Stanley G. Harvey

Personal Injury Litigation ALDOUS \ WALKER Charla G. Aldous (P), Caleb M. Miller (P), Brent R. Walker (P) ALTMAN LEGAL GROUP P. Bradley Altman (P), William K. Altman (P) ANDERSON LAW FIRM Mark A. Anderson (P) BARON & BUDD Russell W. Budd (P) BRADLEY ARANT BOULT CUMMINGS Robert L. Sayles (P) BROOKER LAW Chip Brooker (P) BROWN, PROCTOR & HOWELL Stephen C. Howell (D), John W. Proctor (D) BURT BARR & ASSOCIATES John H. Barr II (D, P) CHAMBLEE RYAN William H. Chamblee (D), Jarad L. Kent (D), Jeffrey W. Ryan (D) COBB MARTINEZ WOODWARD Ramona Martinez (D) COWLES & THOMPSON Jim E. Cowles (D), Charles A. Green (D), David Johnson (D) CRAIN BROGDON ROGERS Quentin D. Brogdon (P), Robert D. Crain (P) DANIEL SHEEHAN & ASSOCIATES Daniel J. Sheehan Jr. (P) DECKER JONES Randy J. Hall (D) ERNEST H. CANNON & ASSOCIATES Ernest H. Cannon (P) FEARS NACHAWATI Majed Nachawati (P) FISHMAN JACKSON RONQUILLO Marcos G. Ronquillo (D)

FLETCHER, FARLEY, SHIPMAN & SALINAS Lane P. Farley (D) FORSHEY PROSTOK Steven E. Aldous (P) FRENKEL & FRENKEL Scott Bennet Frenkel (P) GUAJARDO & MARKS Michael G. Guajardo (P), Greg Marks (P) HAMILTON WINGO Christopher S. Hamilton (P), Paul Wingo (P) HARTLINE BARGER Jeffrey S. Patterson (D) HASLAM & GALLAGHER Robert E. Haslam (P)

HEATHER LONG LAW Heather Long (P) page 35

JACKSON WALKER Robert F. Ruckman (D) JONATHAN D.F. NELSON Jonathan D.F. Nelson (P) KEITH LAW FIRM Darrell L. Keith (P) KELLY HART & HALLMAN Marshall M. Searcy, Jr. (D), William N. Warren (D) KIP PETROFF Kip A. Petroff (P) LACY MALONE STEPPICK RYDER & MENEFEE Kleber C. Miller (D) LAW OFFICE OF BOB OSBURN Robert H. Osburn (P) LAW OFFICE OF CARMEN S. MITCHELL Carmen S. Mitchell (P) LAW OFFICE OF EDWIN G. BELL Edwin G. Bell (P) LAW OFFICES OF BRAD JACKSON Cheryl Lisa Mann (D) LAW OFFICES OF ERIC T. STAHL Eric T. Stahl (P) LAW OFFICES OF JEFF KOBS Jeffrey H. Kobs (P) LAW OFFICES OF STEVEN C. LAIRD Steven C. Laird (P) MARON MARVEL BRADLEY ANDERSON & TARDY John R. Robinson (D) MATHIS & DONHEISER Randal Mathis (P) MCDONALD SANDERS Greg S. Hargrove (D)

MCGUIREWOODS John R. Henderson (D) MCMAHON SUROVIK SUTTLE Robert B. Wagstaff (D)

MILLER WEISBROD Max E. Freeman (P), Clay Miller (P) page 23

MONTES LAW GROUP Rachel E. Montes (P) NAMAN, HOWELL, SMITH & LEE G. Grant Liser (D), Sandra C. Liser (D) PARKER LAW FIRM W. Bradley Parker (P) PAYNEMITCHELL LAW GROUP James L Mitchell (P), Andrew L. Payne (P) POWERS TAYLOR Mark Taylor (P) RALPH C. “RED DOG” JONES Ralph C. Jones (P) RASANSKY LAW FIRM Jeffrey Rasansky (P) REYES BROWNE REILLEY Angel L. Reyes III (P) RICKEY J. BRANTLEY LAW FIRM Rickey J. Brantley (P) SARGENT LAW David L. Sargent (D) SLACK DAVIS SANGER John S. Jose (P), Ladd C. Sanger (P), Paula F. Sweeney (P) SOMMERMAN, MCCAFFITY, QUESADA & GEISLER Alfred W. Ellis (P), Laura Benitez Geisler (P), George A. Quesada (P), Andrew B. Sommerman (P) STECKLER GRESHAM COCHRAN R. Dean Gresham (P), Bruce W. Steckler (P) THE BENTON LAW FIRM Jeff Benton (P) THE BROWN LAW FIRM Lee Brown (P) THE CLEMENT FIRM Todd Clement (P) THE DENT LAW FIRM E. Dwain Dent (P) THE KETTLES LAW FIRM Jon C. Kettles (P) THE LAW OFFICES OF FRANK L. BRANSON Debbie Dudley Branson (P), Frank L. Branson (P), Thomas J. Farmer (P), Kern A. Lewis (P)

THE LAW OFFICES OF WILLIAM KENNETH C. DIPPEL William Kenneth C. Dippel (P) THE POTTS LAW FIRM T. Micah Dortch (P) THE SCHMIDT FIRM C. L. Mike Schmidt (P) THOMPSON & KNIGHT G. Luke Ashley (D), John H. Martin (D), Joseph S. Pevsner (D) THOMPSON, COE, COUSINS & IRONS Randy A. Nelson (D) TOUCHSTONE BERNAYS Ronald W. Johnson (D) TURLEY LAW FIRM Linda Turley (P)

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2020 RECOGNITIONS Privacy and Data Security Law HAYNES AND BOONE Randall E. Colson REED SMITH Ryan J. Preston

Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law

BAKER BOTTS Don J. McDermett, Jr., Geoffrey L. Newton BAKER MCKENZIE Ted S. Schweinfurth NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT D. Forrest Brumbaugh

Product Liability Litigation

BRADLEY ARANT BOULT CUMMINGS Robert L. Sayles (D, P) COBB MARTINEZ WOODWARD William D. Cobb, Jr. (D) FAEGRE DRINKER BIDDLE & REATH E. Paul Cauley Jr. (D) FLINT LAW FIRM Troyce G. Wolf (P) GODWIN BOWMAN George R. Carlton, Jr. (D) GORDON REES SCULLY MANSUKHANI Edward M. Slaughter (D) GUAJARDO & MARKS Greg Marks (P) HAMILTON WINGO Christopher S. Hamilton (P) HARTLINE BARGER Scott G. Edwards (D), C. Vernon Hartline, Jr. (D), Jeffrey S. Patterson (D) HERMES LAW Dwayne J. Hermes (D) LAW OFFICE OF MICHAEL F. PEZZULLI Michael F. Pezzulli (P) MARKLAND HANLEY Dale G. Markland (D)

MILLER WEISBROD Les Weisbrod (P) page 23

NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT D’Lesli M. Davis (D), Jonathan B. Skidmore (D) PAYNEMITCHELL LAW GROUP Andrew L. Payne (P) SLACK DAVIS SANGER John S. Jose (P), Ladd C. Sanger (P), Paula F. Sweeney (P) THE LAW OFFICES OF FRANK L. BRANSON Frank L. Branson (P) THOMPSON & KNIGHT Joseph S. Pevsner (D), Dawn M. Wright (D) THOMPSON, COE, COUSINS & IRONS David M. Taylor (D) WATERS KRAUS & PAUL Peter A. Kraus (P)

Professional Malpractice Law

BAKER BOTTS Calvin R. Phelan II (D) COBB MARTINEZ WOODWARD Daniel D. Tostrud (D) DANIEL SHEEHAN & ASSOCIATES Daniel J. Sheehan Jr. (P) JOHNSTON TOBEY BARUCH C. Randal Johnston Sr. (D, P) KEITH LAW FIRM Darrell L. Keith (P) KELLY HART & HALLMAN Marshall M. Searcy, Jr. (D, P) LACY MALONE STEPPICK RYDER & MENEFEE Kleber C. Miller (D) THE LAW OFFICES OF FRANK L. BRANSON Frank L. Branson (P) THOMPSON, COE, COUSINS & IRONS Thomas A. Culpepper (D)

Project Finance Law

BAKER BOTTS Luke A. Weedon HAYNES AND BOONE William D. Greenhill, Timothy E. Powers SHACKELFORD, BOWEN, MCKINLEY & NORTON Keith H. Mullen VINSON & ELKINS Robert L. Kimball

Public Finance Law

BRACEWELL Ben A. Brooks III, Robert R. Collins III, Jonathan C. Leatherberry, George G. Rodriguez GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER Harlan P. Cohen KELLY HART & HALLMAN R. Daniel Settle, Jr. MCCALL, PARKHURST & HORTON L.E. Brizzolara, Dan S. Culver, Harold T. Flanagan, Leroy Grawunder, Jr., Jeffrey A. Leuschel, Alan H. Raynor, Gregory C. Schaecher

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TEXAS

NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Paul A. Braden, Robert D. Dransfield, Scott M. Kortmeyer PETRUSKA & ASSOCIATES David C. Petruska

Railroad Law

BROWN, PROCTOR & HOWELL John W. Proctor CALHOUN, BHELLA & SECHREST Mark A. Calhoun JACKSON WALKER Albon O. Head, Jr. THE WOLF LAW FIRM Jeffrey J. Wolf

Real Estate Law

AKIN GUMP STRAUSS HAUER & FELD Randall M. Ratner BAKER BOTTS Jonathan W. Dunlay** BARLOW GARSEK & SIMON Zachary M. Garsek BELL NUNNALLY Jean Pierre Boyea, Kassandra G. McLaughlin, Larry L. Shosid BLACKWELL, BLACKBURN, HERRING & SINGER Walter A. Herring* BRACEWELL K. Brock Bailey BRYAN CAVE LEIGHTON PAISNER Robin R. Dubas BUSH RUDNICKI SHELTON Robert L. Bush CARRINGTON, COLEMAN, SLOMAN & BLUMENTHAL David G. Drumm, Charles C. Jordan CLARK HILL Diana J. Bearden, Barbara A. Kennedy, Allan C. Wisk COATS ROSE David Brusilow COWLES & THOMPSON Sim Israeloff* CRAMER WEATHERBIE RICHARDSON OLIVER David A. Weatherbie DECKER JONES William D. Ratliff III DYKEMA GOSSETT Zammurad H. Feroze, Brian R. Forbes ELLIOTT, THOMASON & GIBSON Jay Gibson FIGARI + DAVENPORT Donald Colleluori*, Andrew G. Jubinsky* FISHERBROYLES Laura L. McClellan FISHMAN JACKSON RONQUILLO Clay B. Pulliam FOLEY & LARDNER W. Robert Dyer, Jr., Clifford J. Risman GLAST, PHILLIPS & MURRAY Mark V. Murray, James H. Wallenstein GREENBERG TRAURIG Tina M. Ross GRIFFITH DAVISON Kimberly A. Davison HAYNES AND BOONE D. Brack Bryant, Scott C. Drablos, David L. Fields, Keenan Kolendo, Ann M. Saegert, Matthew R. Schindel, William C. Wilshusen, Robert E. Wilson HIGIER ALLEN & LAUTIN Thomas Higier HOLLAND & KNIGHT Kelly F. Bagnall, Eugene F. Segrest HUNTON ANDREWS KURTH Howard E. Schreiber HUSCH BLACKWELL Charles W. Morris JACKSON WALKER Bryan C. Birkeland, William S. Dahlstrom, George C. Dunlap Jr., J. Colter Harris, Steven R. Jenkins, L. Suzan Kedron, Kevin L. Kelley, Susan Mead, Cynthia Brotman Nelson, Scott Tuthill JONES DAY Michelle R. Brown KANE RUSSELL COLEMAN & LOGAN Raymond J. Kane KELLY HART & HALLMAN Donald E. Herrmann*, Chad A. Key, Patricia F. Meadows, Sharon S. Millians, J. Andrew Rogers KESSLER COLLINS Gary S. Kessler*, Richard D. Pullman* KONING RUBARTS Paul M. Koning* LAW OFFICE OF CLINT SHOUSE Clinton B. Shouse LAW, SNAKARD & GAMBILL Jay S. Garrett LAWRENCE J. BRANNIAN Lawrence J. Brannian LOCKE LORD J. Mitchell Bell, Vicky Gunning, Janis H. Loegering, Robb P. Stewart LONNY D. MORRISON Lonny D. Morrison* LYNN PINKER HURST & SCHWEGMANN Michael K. Hurst* MCDONALD SANDERS Rick G. Sorenson, Brandon R. Wade

MCGUIRE, CRADDOCK & STROTHER J. Cullen Aderhold, Jonathan Thalheimer, Thomas M. Whelan MILLER PHELPS Walter D. Miller MUNSCH HARDT KOPF & HARR Glenn B. Callison, William T. Cavanaugh, Jr.**, Richard O. Kopf, Michael A. Krywucki NILES HOLMES Niles W. Holmes NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Winston W. Walp II POWELL COLEMAN & ARNOLD Patrick M. Arnold, Bruce R. Coleman, Michael A. Deahl REED SMITH Alfred G. Kyle SCHEEF & STONE Robert J. Banta, J. Mitchell Little* STUTZMAN, BROMBERG, ESSERMAN & PLIFKA Kenneth F. Plifka THOMAS KURTH ARBITRATION Thomas E. Kurth* THOMPSON & KNIGHT Ted M. Benn, Susan E. Coleman, Paul E. Comeaux, Greg W. Curry*, Gregg C. Davis, Bryan D. Garner, Richard A. Haan, Martha Harris, Andrew A. Ingrum, Ray T. Khirallah, Stephen C. Rasch*, Harry M. Roberts, Jr., Mark M. Sloan, Mark A. Weibel**, Ben B. West VINSON & ELKINS Randy R. Jurgensmeyer, Paul A. Martin WICK PHILLIPS Chris Fuller WINSTEAD Michael F. Alessio, Arthur J. Anderson**, Tracey S. Bailey, T. Andrew Dow, Jeanne Katz, J. Kenneth Kopf, Jeffrey W. Matthews, John M. Nolan, Edward A. Peterson, John C. Rutherford, Kevin A. Sullivan, J. Richard White, Kirk R. Williams, Gregory A. Zimmerman WINSTON & STRAWN Billie J. Ellis, Jr.

Securities / Capital Markets Law

AKIN GUMP STRAUSS HAUER & FELD Scott Barnard (S*) BAKER BOTTS Timothy S. Durst (S*), Don J. McDermett, Jr. (R, S), Geoffrey L. Newton (R, S, S*) BRADLEY ARANT BOULT CUMMINGS William S. Snyder (S*) CARRINGTON, COLEMAN, SLOMAN & BLUMENTHAL Bruce W. Collins (S*) FIGARI + DAVENPORT Ernest E. Figari, Jr. (S*) FOLEY & LARDNER Orrin L. Harrison III (S*), Todd A. Murray (S*), Larry L. Schoenbrun (S) FROST BROWN TODD T. Ray Guy (S*) GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER Jeffrey A. Chapman (S), William B. Dawson (S), Doug M. Rayburn (R, S, S*) GREENBERG TRAURIG Karl G. Dial (S*) HAYNES AND BOONE Brian D. Barnard (R, S), Thad Behrens (S*), Barry F. McNeil (S*) HUNTON ANDREWS KURTH L. Steven Leshin (R, S) JACKSON WALKER Mark T. Josephs (S*), Gordon M. Shapiro (S*) JONES DAY Weston C. Loegering (S*), James E. O’Bannon (S) KELLY HART & HALLMAN F. Richard Bernasek (S) KESSLER COLLINS Gary S. Kessler (S*) KRAGE & JANVEY Ralph S. Janvey (S*) LACY MALONE STEPPICK RYDER & MENEFEE Kleber C. Miller (S) LOCKE LORD Frank E. Stevenson (S*) LOEWINSOHN FLEGLE DEARY SIMON Jim L. Flegle (S*) MCKOOL SMITH Gary J. Cruciani (S*), Lewis T. LeClair (S*), Mike McKool (S*) MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS Stephen J. Korotash (S*) NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT C. Rodney Acker (S*), Glen J. Hettinger (R, S) PAT VILLAREAL LAW Patricia J. Villareal (S*) SHEPPARD MULLIN RICHTER & HAMPTON William B. Mateja (S*)

THOMPSON & KNIGHT William L. Banowsky (S*), William M. Katz, Jr. (S*), Timothy R. McCormick (S*), Stephen C. Rasch (S*) VINSON & ELKINS Michael C. Holmes (S*), George M. Kryder (S*) WINSTON & STRAWN Thomas W. Hughes (S)

Securitization and Structured Finance Law ALSTON & BIRD Mark W. Harris, Patrick C. Sargent, Michael B. Thimmig HUNTON ANDREWS KURTH David A. Barbour THOMPSON & KNIGHT Benjamin F.S. Herd, James W. McKellar, Mark A. Weibel WINSTEAD Kevin A. Sullivan

Sports Law

GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER Ronald Kirk JACKSON WALKER Robert P. Latham MUNCK WILSON MANDALA William A. Munck

Tax Law

AKIN GUMP STRAUSS HAUER & FELD Daniel J. Micciche BAKER BOTTS Stephen D. Marcus** BAKER MCKENZIE David G. Glickman, Melinda R. Phelan BRUSNIAK TURNER FINE John Brusniak, Jr.* CANTEY HANGER J. David Tracy CLARK HILL Daniel L. Butcher, John K. Round DANIEL BAUCUM LAW Daniel G. Baucum DAVID COFFIN David B. Coffin DAVIS STEPHENSON Lora G. Davis EDWIN W. DAVIS Edwin W. Davis** ELLIOTT, THOMASON & GIBSON William D. Elliott**, Kevin J. Thomason FOLEY & LARDNER Val J. Albright**, Michael J. Donohue**, Stephen D. Good FROST BROWN TODD Daniel P. Novakov GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER David L. Sinak GRAY REED & MCGRAW David C. Gair, G. Tomas Rhodus** GREENBERG TRAURIG Labry Welty HAMILTON VOPELAK Shane T. Hamilton HAYNES AND BOONE Scott C. Drablos, Richard M. Fijolek, Vicki L. Odette, Michael Threet JACKSON WALKER Brian L. Dethrow, William H. Hornberger, Ronald D. Kerridge** JONES DAY Todd Wallace JORDAN MONK REBER William D. Jordan K&L GATES Sam Megally, Cynthia M. Ohlenforst KANE RUSSELL COLEMAN & LOGAN Arthur M. Nathan LAN SMITH SOSOLIK Donald P. Lan, Jr.** LOCKE LORD Stuart M. Bumpas, Garry M. Miles, Geoffrey R. Polma MEADOWS, COLLIER, REED, COUSINS, CROUCH & UNGERMAN Robert Don Collier**, William R. Cousins III*, Joel N. Crouch, Charles M. Meadows, Jr.*, Josh O. Ungerman** MUNSCH HARDT KOPF & HARR Christopher D. Speer NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT William P. Bowers, Joy R. Ellis THOMPSON & KNIGHT R. Gordon Appleman, John R. Cohn, Tyree Collier, Barbara B. Ferguson, Sharon M. Fountain, Abbey B. Garber, J. Dean Hinderliter, Todd D. Keator, P. Mike McCullough, Mary A. McNulty**, William R. Mureiko, Emily A. Parker**, David M. Rosenberg, Joe A. Rudberg VINSON & ELKINS James S. Meyer, David S. Peck WINSTEAD R. Brent Clifton, Thomas R. Helfand WINSTON & STRAWN Andrew Betaque

Technology Law

FOLEY & LARDNER Peter S. Vogel HAYNES AND BOONE Jeffrey M. Becker, Randall E. Colson, David L. McCombs

KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON James D. Steinberg KING & FISHER Chad W. King THOMPSON & KNIGHT Bruce S. Sostek

Trade Secrets Law BAKER BOTTS Timothy S. Durst BAKER MCKENZIE Michelle L. Hartmann JONES DAY Robert W. Kantner MCKOOL SMITH Theodore Stevenson III THOMPSON & KNIGHT Herbert J. Hammond

Transportation Law

BROWN, PROCTOR & HOWELL Stephen C. Howell CANTEY HANGER Charles H. Smith JACKSON WALKER Robert F. Ruckman KILGORE/MCCOWN Fred J. Meier THOMPSON & KNIGHT John H. Martin

Trusts and Estates

AKIN GUMP STRAUSS HAUER & FELD Timothy P. Tehan BARKLEY T. MILLER Barkley T. Miller** BELL NUNNALLY W. Bennett Cullum BISIGNANO HARRISON NEUHOFF Santo Bisignano, Jr., Bob D. Harrison BOURLAND, WALL & WENZEL Michael V. Bourland, Lisa H. Jamieson, Jeffrey N. Myers BRACKETT & ELLIS Ron L. Adams CANTEY HANGER Michael G. Appleman**, Harry E. Bartel, T. Allan Howeth, J. David Tracy CARRINGTON, COLEMAN, SLOMAN & BLUMENTHAL Robert H. Botts, Jr. CLARK HILL Bradley Fletcher, John K. Round** DAVIS STEPHENSON Lora G. Davis DIAMOND MCCARTHY Mark K. Sales* DUNN SHEEHAN Patrick K. Sheehan* ELLIOTT, THOMASON & GIBSON William D. Elliott FOLEY & LARDNER Jack W. Hawkins, Keith V. Novick GLAST, PHILLIPS & MURRAY Ronald R. Cresswell** GRAY REED & MCGRAW Norman A. Lofgren GUTHRIE LAW FIRM Shannon G. Guthrie HAYNES AND BOONE John M. Collins, J. Mitchell Miller HUNTON ANDREWS KURTH Thomas H. Cantrill JACKSON WALKER M. Keith Branyon, Mark T. Josephs*, Michael L. Kaufman

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El Paso

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NORMAN J. GORDON Norman J. Gordon

Family Law

DAVID R. MCCLURE David R. McClure

First Amendment Law SCOTTHULSE Richard G. Munzinger

Health Care Law

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

Immigration Law

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Labor and Employment Law

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Municipal Law

Commercial Litigation

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Corporate Law

LYNCH, CHAPPELL & ALSUP James M. Alsup

Criminal Defense: General Practice

HURLEY & GUINN David M. Guinn, Jr., Daniel W. Hurley

NORMAN J. GORDON Norman J. Gordon**

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

KEMP SMITH Carl E. Ryan

Education Law

Nonprofit / Charities Law Personal Injury Litigation

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Product Liability Litigation

RAY, MCCHRISTIAN & JEANS Jeff Ray (D)

Real Estate Law

AINSA HUTSON HESTER & CREWS Michael F. Ainsa 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 S. Birkelbach SCOTTHULSE W. David Bernard, Bernard D. Felsen TAFFY BAGLEY Taffy D. Bagley

Securities / Capital Markets Law

HURLEY & GUINN Daniel W. Hurley

UNDERWOOD LAW FIRM David Backus, Ann Manning, Fred Stormer

Family Law

LAW OFFICE OF CYNTHIA BARELA GRAHAM Cynthia Barela Graham MOORE, LEWIS & RUSSWURM Kyle R. Lewis UNDERWOOD LAW FIRM Christopher K. Wrampelmeier

Health Care Law

BROWN & FORTUNATO Mary M. Bearden UNDERWOOD LAW FIRM Gavin J. Gadberry, T. Alan Rhodes

Insurance Law

UNDERWOOD LAW FIRM Kelly D. Utsinger

Legal Malpractice Law RINEY & MAYFIELD Thomas C. Riney (D)

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions RINEY & MAYFIELD Thomas C. Riney (D)

Medical Malpractice Law KELLY HART & HALLMAN Max Wright (D) RINEY & MAYFIELD Thomas C. Riney (D)

COTTON BLEDSOE TIGHE & DAWSON Robert C. Bledsoe KELLY HART & HALLMAN Harold L. Hensley, Jr. SUSAN R. RICHARDSON Susan R. Richardson

Oil and Gas Law

Tax Law

Trusts and Estates

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Personal Injury Litigation

Product Liability Litigation RINEY & MAYFIELD Thomas C. Riney (D)

Technology Law

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Trusts and Estates AMY STEWART SANDERS Amy Stewart Sanders

Great Plains

Alternative Dispute Resolution

MURCHISON LAW Frank E. Murchison III (A, M) UNDERWOOD LAW FIRM Mike H. Loftin (M)

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law UNDERWOOD LAW FIRM Roger S. Cox

Houston

Administrative / Regulatory Law BAKER BOTTS James A. Baker III

Admiralty and Maritime Law

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AINSA HUTSON HESTER & CREWS W. Dean Hester (R, S)

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2020 RECOGNITIONS COKINOS YOUNG Roger D. Townsend page 4 COPELAND & RICE Gwendolyn J. Samora HAYNES AND BOONE Lynne Liberato, Kent G. Rutter, Mark R. Trachtenberg HICKS THOMAS J. Stephen Barrick HOCHGLAUBE & DEBORDE Mark Hochglaube HOGAN & HOGAN Jennifer Bruch Hogan, Richard P. Hogan, Jr. JACKSON WALKER Charles L. Babcock JOANN STOREY JoAnn Storey LOCKE LORD Christopher B. Dove MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS William R. Peterson NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Katherine D. Mackillop, Joy M. Soloway ORRICK, HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE Claudia Wilson Frost PORTER HEDGES Lauren Beck Harris REED SMITH R. Alan York RICHARD L. STANLEY Richard L. Stanley ROACH NEWTON Manuel López, Robert M. Roach RUSTY HARDIN & ASSOCIATES Cathy Cochran, Lara Hollingsworth, Joe Roden SCHIFFER HICKS JOHNSON Marc S. Tabolsky SCHNEIDER & MCKINNEY Stanley G. Schneider SHIPLEY SNELL MONTGOMERY Amy Douthitt Maddux SIMMONS HANLY CONROY Justin J. Presnal THE LANIER LAW FIRM Harvey G. Brown, Jr., Kevin P. Parker, Kenneth W. Starr THE LAW OFFICE OF TERRY ADAMS N. Terry Adams, Jr. VINSON & ELKINS Marie R. Yeates WARE, JACKSON, LEE, O’NEILL, SMITH & BARROW Eileen O’Neill WRIGHT CLOSE & BARGER Jessica Zavadil Barger, Michael Choyke, Wanda McKee Fowler, R. Russell Hollenbeck, Raffi Melkonian, Bradley Snead, Thomas C. Wright YETTER COLEMAN Reagan W. Simpson, Christian J. Ward, R. Paul Yetter

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FISHER, BOYD, JOHNSON & HUGUENARD Larry P. Boyd HEARD LAW FIRM Derek Merman

Banking and Finance Law

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PAUL HASTINGS Paris A. Theofanidis (B) PORTER HEDGES Ephraim del Pozo (B), Nick H. Sorensen (B) SHANNON, MARTIN, FINKELSTEIN, ALVARADO & DUNNE George A. Shannon, Jr. (B) SIDLEY AUSTIN Herschel T. Hamner III (B), Robert G. Stephens (B) SIMPSON THACHER & BARTLETT Robert René Rabalais (B) THOMPSON & KNIGHT Timothy R. Brown (B), Andrew P. Flint (B), Cassandra G. Mott (B), Robert C. Shearer (B), Douglas E. Stewart (B) VINSON & ELKINS Brian M. Moss (B), Stephen C. Tarry (B), Sanford A. Weiner (B) WHITE & CASE Mark D. Holmes (B) WILLKIE FARR & GALLAGHER Michael E. Niebruegge (B) WINSTEAD Nelson R. Block (B), James W. Doyle (B), Amy Granoff (B), Michael W. Hilliard (B) WINSTON & STRAWN Jeffrey M. Smith (B)

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

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Bet-the-Company Litigation

BECK REDDEN David J. Beck, David M. Gunn BENNETT & SECREST George M. Secrest, Jr. BERG & ANDROPHY David H. Berg BRACEWELL J. Clifford Gunter III

FISHER, BOYD, JOHNSON & HUGUENARD Wayne Fisher FOGLER, BRAR, FORD, O’NEIL & GRAY Murray J. Fogler GIBBS & BRUNS Robin C. Gibbs, Kathy D. Patrick, Barrett H. Reasoner JACKSON WALKER Charles L. Babcock KING & SPALDING R. Doak Bishop MCGUIREWOODS Ronald G. Franklin NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Reagan M. Brown, Stephen C. Dillard, William C. Slusser REYNOLDS FRIZZELL Jean C. Frizzell, Chris Reynolds SUSMAN GODFREY Barry C. Barnett, Neal S. Manne, Terrell W. Oxford, Shawn L. Raymond, Stephen D. Susman VINSON & ELKINS Harry M. Reasoner YETTER COLEMAN Reagan W. Simpson

Civil Rights Law BAKER & HOSTETLER Drew B. Tipton

Collaborative Law: Civil LAW OFFICE OF NORMA LEVINE TRUSCH Norma L. Trusch

Collaborative Law: Family Law

JENKINS & KAMIN Joan Foote Jenkins LAW OFFICE OF NORMA LEVINE TRUSCH Norma L. Trusch MARTHA BOURNE, ATTORNEY AT LAW Martha Bourne THE ROYALLS Donald R. Royall TINDALL ENGLAND Harry L. Tindall

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DE MOTT, MCCHESNEY, CURTRIGHT, & ARMENDÁRIZ Lance E. Curtright FONG ILAGAN William D. Fong, Gary J. Ilagan FOSTER Helene Dang, Sandra I. Dorsthorst, Philip A. Eichorn, Charles C. Foster, Brenda G. Hicks, Judy J. Lee, Florence L. Luk, John W. Meyer, José R. Pérez, Jr., Nestor A. Rosin FRAGOMEN, DEL REY, BERNSEN & LOEWY Kelly D. Cobb GEE & ZHANG Harry Gee, Jr. GIRON KIRBY LAW GROUP Leslie Giron Kirby GONZALEZ OLIVIERI Alexandre A. Afanassiev, Raed Gonzalez GREENBERG TRAURIG Kristen T. Burke IMRAN B. MIRZA, ATTORNEY AT LAW Imran B. Mirza KANE RUSSELL COLEMAN & LOGAN James D. Prappas KARAM IMMIGRATION LAW Kathryn Karam LAW OFFICE OF ANGELIQUE MONTANO Angelique M. Montano MUNSCH HARDT KOPF & HARR Nathaniel Martinez NAIMEH SALEM & ASSOCIATES Amber M. Gracia NANCY A. FALGOUT Nancy A. Falgout OGLETREE, DEAKINS, NASH, SMOAK & STEWART Leigh N. Ganchan QUAN LAW GROUP Kristen Quan Hammill, Gordon J. Quan, Jarred J. Slater, Matthew G. Thompson REINA & BATES Brian K. Bates RICHARD L. PRINZ Richard L. Prinz RUSHTON LAW FIRM Lawrence E. Rushton SEYFARTH SHAW J. Jay Strimel SHERIDAN GREEN LAW Sheridan Green SUÁREZ CANDLER LAW Magali Suárez Candler THE EZER LAW GROUP Nicole Lawrence Ezer THE LAW OFFICES OF MCLEOD, ALEXANDER, POWEL & APFFEL M. Edwin Prudhomme THE MODI LAW FIRM Susham Modi

Information Technology Law

HUNTON ANDREWS KURTH Jeff C. Dodd MAYER BROWN Robert S. Harrell MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS David J. Levy RICK V. BAYS Rick Bays

Insurance Law

BECK REDDEN David W. Jones CHAMBERLAIN HRDLICKA Steven J. Knight COPELAND & RICE David H. Brown CORNELL & PARDUE James L. Cornell COZEN O’CONNOR Stephen P. Pate, Joseph A. Ziemianski** GALLOWAY, JOHNSON, TOMPKINS, BURR & SMITH Leslie D. Pickett GRAY REED & MCGRAW Darin L. Brooks HALL MAINES LUGRIN William P. Maines, Claude L. Stuart III HFW Glenn R. Legge LITCHFIELD CAVO Martin R. Sadler LOCKE LORD Christopher L. Martin MARTIN, DISIERE, JEFFERSON & WISDOM David D. Disiere, Christopher W. Martin, Deborah L. Rank MAYER William R. Pilat MAYER BROWN Robert S. Harrell NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Reagan M. Brown, Barclay R. Nicholson PHELPS DUNBAR Peri H. Alkas** PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN Vincent E. Morgan REED SMITH J. James Cooper

ROACH NEWTON Robert J. Cunningham, Robert M. Roach SHACKELFORD, BOWEN, MCKINLEY & NORTON Hilary C. Borow**, Jay W. Brown** THOMPSON, COE, COUSINS & IRONS Rodrigo Garcia, Jr., Brian S. Martin TRAHAN KORNEGAY PAYNE Nancy R. Kornegay, Samantha Trahan WRIGHT CLOSE & BARGER Jessica Zavadil Barger*

Intellectual Property Law

ADAMS AND REESE Raymond R. Ferrera (IP*) AHMAD, ZAVITSANOS, ANAIPAKOS, ALAVI & MENSING Scott W. Clark (IP*), David E. Warden (IP*, P) AMERSON LAW FIRM J. Mike Amerson (IP*, P, P*) ARNOLD & SAUNDERS Gordon T. Arnold (P, P*, T) BAKER BOTTS Roger J. Fulghum (IP*, P*), Michael Hawes (IP*, P*), Paul R. Morico (IP*, P*) BAKER WILLIAMS MATTHIESEN John C. Rawls III (IP*) BECK REDDEN David J. Beck (IP*, P*) BERG & ANDROPHY David H. Berg (P*) BLANK ROME Jonathan M. Harris (P), Keith A. Rutherford (C, IP*, P, P*, T), Russell T. Wong (P, P*) BOULWARE & VALOIR Margaret A. Boulware (C, IP*, P, P*, T) BRACEWELL Albert B. Kimball, Jr. (P, P*) CHAMBERLAIN HRDLICKA Collin Rose (T) CHARLES KNOBLOCH Charles S. Knobloch (IP*, P) CLARK HILL Richard D. Fladung (P*) COPELAND & RICE Morgan Lee Copeland, Jr. (P*) FASTHOFF LAW FIRM Henry J. Fasthoff IV (IP*) FISH & RICHARDSON Danielle Joy “DJ” Healey (IP*, P, P*), Jayme Partridge (IP*, P*) GREENBERG TRAURIG Mark Chretien (P), Ben D. Tobor (C, P, T), Rene A. Treviño (P) HAYNES AND BOONE Lynne Liberato (IP*) HEIM, PAYNE & CHORUSH Allan Bullwinkel (P*), Russell Chorush (IP*, P*), Eric J. Enger (P*), Michael F. Heim (IP*, P*), Leslie Payne (IP*) HICKS THOMAS John B. Thomas (IP*) HOOVER SLOVACEK Paul C. Van Slyke (C, IP*, T) JACKSON WALKER Charles L. Babcock (IP*) JONES DAY Joseph M. Beauchamp (IP*, P*) KELLEY DRYE & WARREN David R. Clonts (P*) LISKOW & LEWIS Marilyn C. Maloney (T) LOCKE LORD Charles S. Baker (IP*) MCAUGHAN DEAVER, PLLC Albert B. Deaver, Jr. (IP*, P, P*, T), Robert J. McAughan Jr. (IP*, P, P*, T) MCKOOL SMITH William L. LaFuze (P*) NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Eric B. Hall (P*), Daniel Scott Leventhal (IP*), James W. Repass (C, IP*, P, P*, T), William C. Slusser (IP*, P*), Charles B. Walker, Jr. (IP*, P, P*, T), Richard S. Zembek (IP*, P) ORRICK, HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE Claudia Wilson Frost (IP*) OSHA LIANG Jonathan P. Osha (P, P*) PATTERSON & SHERIDAN B. Todd Patterson (P) PORTER HEDGES Miranda Jones (P*) REED SMITH Nicolas G. Barzoukas (IP*, P*), Peter J. Chassman (P*) RICHARD C. AUCHTERLONIE Richard C. Auchterlonie (P) RICHARD L. STANLEY Richard L. Stanley (IP*) SHOOK, HARDY & BACON Sharon A. Israel (IP*, P, P*) SMYSER KAPLAN & VESELKA Lee L. Kaplan (IP*, P*) STEELE LAW GROUP Howard L. Steele Jr. (IP*) SUSMAN GODFREY Barry C. Barnett (IP*, P*), Ophelia F. Camiña (IP*, P*), Neal S. Manne (IP*, P*), Stephen D. Susman (IP*, P*), Max L. Tribble, Jr. (IP*, P*) THE ELLIOTT LAW FIRM Douglas H. Elliott (P, T) THE FAUBUS FIRM Grant Cook (IP*)

THE LAW OFFICES OF PATRICK ZUMMO Patrick Zummo (C) THE WELSH LAW FIRM H. Ronald Welsh (IP*) THOMPSON & KNIGHT Jennifer S. Sickler (P) VINSON & ELKINS Peter E. Mims (IP*, P) VORYS, SATER, SEYMOUR AND PEASE Carey C. Jordan (P), Iona N. Kaiser (P) WEIL, GOTSHAL & MANGES Garland T. Stephens (IP*) WILLIAMS MORGAN Terry D. Morgan (P) WINSTEAD Robert C. Shaddox (P) WINSTON & STRAWN John R. Keville (IP*, P*) YETTER COLEMAN Jeffrey A. Andrews (IP*, P, P*), Collin J. Cox (IP*), R. Paul Yetter (IP*)

International Arbitration

BAKER BOTTS Michael S. Goldberg (C, G) KING & SPALDING R. Doak Bishop (C, G), John P. Bowman (C, G), Craig S. Miles (C, G) LOCKE LORD Ann Ryan Robertson (G) MAYER BROWN Michael P. Lennon, Jr. (C) NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT C. Mark Baker (C, G), Kevin M. O’Gorman (C, G) PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN Richard D. Deutsch (C) PLATT WALKER DAVIS, III Platt W. Davis III (C) PRICE ARBITRATION Jennifer L. Price (C, G) SCHIFFER HICKS JOHNSON Adam P. Schiffer (C) VINSON & ELKINS Phillip B. Dye, Jr. (C), Guy Stanford Lipe (C, G), James L. Loftis (C, G), Timothy J. Tyler (C, G)

International Trade and Finance Law

AKIN GUMP STRAUSS HAUER & FELD Stephen D. Davis BRACEWELL Mark C. Evans JAY DONALD KELLEY Jay Donald Kelley ORRICK, HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE Blake H. Winburne SIDLEY AUSTIN David F. Asmus, Kevin P. Lewis, Glenn L. Pinkerton STONE PIGMAN WALTHER WITTMANN John P. Cogan, Jr. VINSON & ELKINS J. Mark Brazzil, Phillip B. Dye, Jr.

Labor and Employment Law

BAKER & HOSTETLER Dennis P. Duffy (EM, LE*, LM), Drew B. Tipton (EM, LE*) BECK REDDEN Thomas E. Ganucheau (LE*) BLANK ROME Theodore D. Meyer (EM, LE*, LM) BRACEWELL Jay R. Aldis (EM, LE*, LM), Amy Karff Halevy (EM, LE*) BRUCKNER BURCH Richard J. Burch (EI, EM, LE*, LM) BUTLER & HARRIS Katherine L. Butler (EI), Margaret A. Harris (EI, LE*) CARTER & BACHYNSKY Darryl Kent Carter (EI) CLARK HILL Jana H. Woelfel (EM) COZEN O’CONNOR David L. Barron (EM), A. Martin Wickliff, Jr. (EM, LM) CRAIN CATON & JAMES Jill Panagos (EM, LE*) DENTONS U.S. Laura Gibson (EI, EM, LE*) ELIZABETH PRATT Elizabeth B. Pratt (EM, LE*) ERIC H. NELSON Eric H. Nelson (LE*, LU) EVERSHEDS SUTHERLAND (US) Scott R. McLaughlin (EM, LE*, LM) FISHER PHILLIPS Stephen J. Roppolo (EM, LE*), Teresa S. Valderrama (EM, LE*, LM) FOLEY & LARDNER Jessica Mason (LM), Cristina Portela Solomon (LE*), Rachel Powitzky Steely (EM) GARDNER EMPLOYMENT LAW Barbara J. Gardner (EI) HAYNES AND BOONE Matthew Thomas Deffebach (LE*) HUGHES ROCH Kenneth D. Hughes (EI) HUNTON ANDREWS KURTH Holly H. Williamson (EM, LE*) JACKSON LEWIS Joseph G. Galagaza (EM, LE*, LM), William Stukenberg (LE*), Ruthie White (EM)

JACKSON WALKER Lionel M. Schooler (LM) KANE RUSSELL COLEMAN & LOGAN Andrea Johnson (LE*) KUCHLER POLK WEINER Carolyn D. Roch (EM) LAW OFFICE OF DENNIS HERLONG Dennis G. Herlong (EI, LE*) LISKOW & LEWIS Andrew Wooley (LE*, LM) LITTLER MENDELSON Katherine E. Flanagan (EM), A. John Harper II (EM, LE*, LM), A. John Harper III (EM, LE*, LM), Linda O. Headley (EM, LE*, LM), G. Mark Jodon (EM, LM), David B. Jordan (EM, LE*), Allan H. Neighbors IV (LE*), Kerry E. Notestine (EM, LE*, LM), J. Bradley Spalding (EM) LOCKE LORD David M. Gregory (EM, LE*), Hanna Fister Norvell (EM, LE*) MAHENDRU Ashish Mahendru (EM) MARTIN, DISIERE, JEFFERSON & WISDOM James M. Cleary, Jr. (LE*), Elizabeth M. Kroger (EM, LM), W. Jackson Wisdom (EM, LM) MIZE Katherine T. Mize (EM, LE*) MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS Ethel J. Johnson (EM, LM), Nancy L. Patterson (EM, LE*, LM) MUNSCH HARDT KOPF & HARR Richard A. Schwartz (LE*) NEEL INTERESTS James M. Neel (EM, LE*, LM) NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Shauna J. Clark (EM, LE*, LM), Lawrence H. Clore (EM, LM), M. Carter Crow (EM, LE*, LM), Jamila S. Mensah (EM) OBERTI SULLIVAN Mark J. Oberti (EM, LE*), Edwin Sullivan (EM, LE*) OGLETREE, DEAKINS, NASH, SMOAK & STEWART F. Barham Lewis, Jr. (EM, LM), Jeffrey C. Londa (EM, LE*, LM), Michael D. Mitchell (EM, LM), Carolyn A. Russell (EM) PALMER LAW Lizzette M. Palmer (EM) PATRICK M. FLYNN Patrick M. Flynn (EI, EM, LE*, LU) REED SMITH Mark Temple (EM) ROSENBERG SPROVACH Gregg M. Rosenberg (EI) SCHANER LAW FIRM Dean J. Schaner (EM, LE*) SCHARFMAN LAW FIRM Ian Scharfman (LE*) SEYFARTH SHAW Robert Carty (EM, LE*), John L. Collins (EM), Gloria M. Portela (LE*), Esteban Shardonofsky (LE*), Timothy M. Watson (EM) SHADOW SLOAN ATTORNEY AT LAW Shadow Sloan (EM, LM) SOUTHERLAND LAW FIRM J. Alfred Southerland (EM, LM)

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STRONG PIPKIN BISSELL & LEDYARD Michael Hendryx (LE*) STUART Laurence E. Stuart (LE*) THE CLIFFORD LAW FIRM Dennis A. Clifford (LE*) THE YOUNGDAHL LAW FIRM Jay T. Youngdahl (LE*, LU) VINSON & ELKINS Christopher V. Bacon (EM, LM), Sean M. Becker (LE*), W. Carl Jordan (EM, LE*, LM), Thomas H. Wilson (EM, LE*, LM) VORYS, SATER, SEYMOUR AND PEASE Jacklyn J. Ford (EI, EM, LM, LU), Monica F. Oathout (EM) WARE, JACKSON, LEE, O’NEILL, SMITH & BARROW J. Don Jackson (LE*), Eileen O’Neill (EM)

Land Use & Zoning Law BLANK ROME Barry Abrams* HUNTON ANDREWS KURTH Robert J. Collins** VINSON & ELKINS Larry W. Nettles WILSON CRIBBS AND GOREN Reid C. Wilson

Legal Malpractice Law BECK REDDEN David J. Beck (D) GIBBS & BRUNS Robin C. Gibbs (D), Barrett H. Reasoner (D) LAW OFFICE OF KENNETH TEKELL Kenneth Tekell, Sr. (D) MAYER BROWN Robert S. Harrell (D)

Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law BAKER BOTTS Andrew M. Baker, Theodore W. Paris, Felix P. Phillips, Jr., Edward E. Rhyne Jr. MAYER BROWN Robert F. Gray, Jr. NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Charles D. Powell WINSTEAD R. Clyde Parker, Jr.

Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) VINSON & ELKINS Harry M. Reasoner

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions

ADAMS AND REESE Alex E. Cosculluela (D), A. Christopher Derden (D) AKIN GUMP STRAUSS HAUER & FELD James R. Wetwiska (D) ARNOLD & ITKIN Jason Itkin (P) BAKER BOTTS Travis J. Sales (D) COPELAND & RICE Morgan Lee Copeland, Jr. (D) FERNELIUS SIMON MACE ROBERTSON PERDUE Stephen M. Fernelius (D) FISHER, BOYD, JOHNSON & HUGUENARD Larry P. Boyd (P) GREENBERG TRAURIG David A. Oliver (D) HEARD LAW FIRM Denman Heard (P) KING & SPALDING Robert E. Meadows (D) LAMINACK PIRTLE & MARTINES Richard N. Laminack (P) LAW OFFICE OF KENNETH TEKELL Kenneth Tekell, Sr. (D) LISKOW & LEWIS Michael P. Cash (D) MCKOOL SMITH William D. Wood (D) MEHAFFYWEBER Arthur R. Almquist (D), James G. Martingano (D) NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Stephen C. Dillard (D), Gerry Lowry (D) REED SMITH Ricky A. Raven (D) STRONG PIPKIN BISSELL & LEDYARD John G. Bissell (D), John W. Bridger (D) SUSMAN GODFREY Stephen D. Susman (P) THE BOUDREAUX LAW FIRM Olan J. Boudreaux (P) THE LANIER LAW FIRM W. Mark Lanier (P), Richard D. Meadow (P) TUCKER ELLIS Sharla J. Frost (D) VINSON & ELKINS Robert M. Schick (D) WARE, JACKSON, LEE, O’NEILL, SMITH & BARROW J. Don Jackson (D, P) WILLIAMS HART John Eddie Williams, Jr. (P) WINSTON & STRAWN Paula W. Hinton (D), John B. Strasburger (D)

Medical Malpractice Law

ABRAHAM, WATKINS, NICHOLS, SORRELS, AGOSTO & AZIZ Randall O. Sorrels (P) BOSTON & HUGHES James R. Boston, Jr. (D) BROWN, CHRISTIE & GREEN Charles D. Brown (P) CARDWELL & CHANG Suzan K. Cardwell (D) COOKSEY, MARCIN & HUSTON Curry L. Cooksey (D) DON KAROTKIN, ATTORNEY AT LAW Don Karotkin (D) FISHER, BOYD, JOHNSON & HUGUENARD Larry P. Boyd (P), Wayne Fisher (P) HAMPTON & KING Hartley Hampton (P) HENKE WILLIAMS & BOLL Marion Woodrow Kruse Jr. (D) HICKS DAVIS WYNN Thomas P. Sartwelle (D) JOHNSON, TRENT & TAYLOR Brian P. Johnson (D) LAW FEEHAN ADAMS Michael C. Feehan (D), Richard M. Law (D) LAW OFFICE OF MICHAEL Y. SAUNDERS Michael Y. Saunders (P) MCGEHEE, CHANG, LANDGRAF Jack E. McGehee (P) MITHOFF LAW FIRM Richard Warren Mithoff (P) NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Robert J. Swift (D)

P L E A SE RE F E R TO T HE P R AC T IC E A RE A S K E Y ON PAG E 14 F OR A DE S C RIP T ION OF A S T E RISK S A ND SP ECI A LT Y A BBRE V I AT IONS .


PROFILED FIRM/LAWYER PERDUE & KIDD Jim M. Perdue, Jr. (P), Jim M. Perdue, Sr. (P) RADNOFSKY MEDIATION SERVICES Barbara Ann Radnofsky (D, P) SMYSER KAPLAN & VESELKA Craig Smyser (D, P) THE BOUDREAUX LAW FIRM Olan J. Boudreaux (P) THE BROWN LAW FIRM Thomas K. Brown (P)

THOMPSON & KNIGHT Timothy R. Brown, Richard B. Hemingway, Jr., Hunter H. White VINSON & ELKINS Michael K. Pierce WINSTON & STRAWN Douglas C. Atnipp

AKIN GUMP STRAUSS HAUER & FELD W. Robert Shearer BAKER BOTTS Andrew M. Baker, Joshua Davidson, Stephen A. Massad, Gene J. Oshman, Theodore W. Paris**, David S. Peterman BOYARMILLER Gary W. Miller FOLEY & LARDNER Daniel L. Cohen HUNTON ANDREWS KURTH Robert V. Jewell, G. Michael O’Leary JAMES EDWARD MALONEY James Edward Maloney* JONES DAY N. Scott Fletcher*, James A. Reeder, Jr.* KIRKLAND & ELLIS Sean T. Wheeler LATHAM & WATKINS William N. Finnegan IV, Stephen C. Szalkowski LOCKE LORD Mike Peters MARK K. GLASSER Mark K. Glasser* QUINN EMANUEL URQUHART & SULLIVAN Karl S. Stern* SIDLEY AUSTIN J. Mark Metts SKADDEN, ARPS, SLATE, MEAGHER & FLOM Noelle M. Reed* VINSON & ELKINS Douglas S. Bland, Christopher S. Collins, John B. Connally IV, Jeffery B. Floyd, Keith R. Fullenweider, T. Mark Kelly, David Palmer Oelman, James M. Prince, Scott N. Wulfe

Oil and Gas Law

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Municipal Law

BLANK ROME Barry Abrams*, Susan L. Bickley* OLSON & OLSON John J. Hightower*, Kenneth E. Wall** THOMPSON & HORTON J. David Thompson III* VIADA & STRAYER Ramón G. Viada III*

Natural Resources Law

ADAMS AND REESE Craig G. Townsend BAKER & HOSTETLER W. Ray Whitman BECK REDDEN David J. Beck BRACEWELL J. Clifford Gunter III, W. James McAnelly III, G. Alan Rafte BRUCHEZ, GOSS, THORNTON, MERONOFF & BRIERS Ernest V. Bruchez, Jr. CALDWELL BOUDREAUX LEFLER Henry S. May, Jr. DLA PIPER Jack J. Langlois EVERARD MARSEGLIA, JR., ARBITRATOR, ATTORNEY, COUNSELOR, MEDIATOR Everard A. Marseglia, Jr. GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER Michael P. Darden HAYNES AND BOONE Bernard F. Clark, Jr. JACKSON WALKER David G. Dunlap, Michael P. Pearson JAY DONALD KELLEY Jay Donald Kelley LATHAM & WATKINS Michael R. King, Jeffrey S. Muñoz LAW OFFICE OF JERRY W. ROSS Jerry W. Ross MCCOLLAM LAW FIRM Andrew McCollam III NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT George F. Kutzschbach PETRY & SINEX, ATTORNEYS AT LAW Donald G. Sinex PIERCE & O’NEILL Jesse R. Pierce, Dick Watt PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN Christopher J. McNevin SHEARMAN & STERLING Hugh Tucker SIDLEY AUSTIN David F. Asmus STRONG PIPKIN BISSELL & LEDYARD K.B. Battaglini THEODORE R. BORREGO Theodore R. Borrego

Nonprofit / Charities Law FIZER BECK WEBSTER BENTLEY & SCROGGINS Ronald S. Webster YTTERBERG DEERY KNULL G. Edward Deery, Alan V. Ytterberg

ADAMS AND REESE Craig G. Townsend AKERMAN Martin D. Beirne AKIN GUMP STRAUSS HAUER & FELD Michael J. Byrd BAKER & HOSTETLER W. John English, Jr. BAKER MCKENZIE Louis J. Davis BEN H. WELMAKER, JR. Ben H. Welmaker, Jr. BRACEWELL W. James McAnelly III, G. Alan Rafte CRADY, JEWETT & MCCULLEY Lawrence E. Glenn DLA PIPER Jack J. Langlois EVERARD MARSEGLIA, JR., ARBITRATOR, ATTORNEY, COUNSELOR, MEDIATOR Everard A. Marseglia, Jr. FOLEY & LARDNER Geoffrey H. Bracken GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER Michael P. Darden HAYNES AND BOONE Bernard F. Clark, Jr. HICKS THOMAS Robin L. Harrison HUNTON ANDREWS KURTH Stuart C. Hollimon JACKSON WALKER David G. Dunlap, Joe F. Flack III, Michael P. Pearson JAY DONALD KELLEY Jay Donald Kelley JONES DAY Jeffrey A. Schlegel LATHAM & WATKINS Robin S. Fredrickson, Michael R. King LOCKE LORD David M. Patton, Terry L. Radney MAYER BROWN Thomas J. Moore MCCOLLAM LAW FIRM Andrew McCollam III MCKOOL SMITH William D. Wood NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT George F. Kutzschbach PETRY & SINEX, ATTORNEYS AT LAW Donald G. Sinex PIERCE & O’NEILL Jesse R. Pierce, Dick Watt PORTER HEDGES C. Randall King, Eugene M. Nettles, Robert H. Thomas, Joseph G. Thompson III REED SMITH C. Stanton Perry SHEARMAN & STERLING Hugh Tucker SIDLEY AUSTIN David F. Asmus, James L. Rice III STONE PIGMAN WALTHER WITTMANN John P. Cogan, Jr. THOMPSON & KNIGHT Mitchell E. Ayer, Sr., Stacy Smith Brown, Richard B. Hemingway, Jr., Hunter H. White VINSON & ELKINS James D. Seegers, James D. Thompson III WINSTON & STRAWN Douglas C. Atnipp

Personal Injury Litigation ABRAHAM, WATKINS, NICHOLS, SORRELS, AGOSTO & AZIZ Bernardino Agosto, Jr. (P), Randall O. Sorrels (P) ADAMS AND REESE Alex E. Cosculluela (D) ALICE OLIVER-PARROTT Alice Oliver-Parrott (D, P) ARNOLD & ITKIN Kurt B. Arnold (P), Cory D. Itkin (P), Jason Itkin (P) AVERSANO & GOLD Paul N. Gold (P) BECK REDDEN Fields Alexander (D), Kathleen A. Gallagher (D), Joe W. Redden, Jr. (D) BERG & ANDROPHY Joel M. Androphy (D, P), David H. Berg (P) BLIZZARD LAW Edward F. Blizzard (P) CLARK, LOVE & HUTSON Scott A. Love (P)

COKINOS YOUNG J. Parker Fauntleroy (D) page 4 COPELAND & RICE David H. Brown (D), Morgan Lee Copeland, Jr. (D) CRAFT LAW FIRM J. Hunter Craft (P) CRAIN CATON & JAMES C. Vance Christopher (D) DALY & BLACK Richard Daly (P) DOYLE Michael P. Doyle (P) EILAND & BONNIN A. Craig Eiland (P) EVERSHEDS SUTHERLAND (US) Steven L. Roberts (D) FISHER, BOYD, JOHNSON & HUGUENARD Larry P. Boyd (D, P), Wayne Fisher (P) GERMER Barbara L. Hachenburg (D), Larry J. Simmons, Jr. (D) GRAHAM HILL J. Graham Hill (D, P) GRAY REED & MCGRAW Andre M. Landry III (D), Kenneth D. Rhodes (D, P) GREENBERG TRAURIG James R. Leahy (D, P) HEARD LAW FIRM Derek Merman (P) HUGHES WATTERS ASKANASE Carolyn A. Taylor (D) JAN WOODWARD FOX Jan Fox (P) JOHANSON & FAIRLESS Randy L. Fairless (D), G. Todd Taylor (D) JOHN R. GILBERT John R. Gilbert (P) KANE RUSSELL COLEMAN & LOGAN Christopher Pappas (D) KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON Daniel F. Shank (D) KING & SPALDING Robert E. Meadows (D) LANZA LAW FIRM Nicholas J. Lanza (D) LAPIN & LANDA Robert E. Lapin (P) LAW FEEHAN ADAMS R. Larry Adams (D) LAW OFFICE OF KENNETH TEKELL Kenneth Tekell, Sr. (D) LAW OFFICE OF KEVIN KRIST Kevin D. Krist (P) LAW OFFICE OF MICHAEL Y. SAUNDERS Michael Y. Saunders (P) LISKOW & LEWIS Michael P. Cash (D) LITCHFIELD CAVO Gwen E. Richard (D), Terry M. Womac (D, P) MATTHEWS & ASSOCIATES David P. Matthews (P) MCGUIREWOODS Ronald G. Franklin (D, P) MICHAEL HAYS LAW Michael S. Hays (D) MITHOFF LAW FIRM Sherie Potts Beckman (D, P), David H. Burrow (P), Richard Warren Mithoff (P), William J. Stradley Sr. (P) MUNSCH HARDT KOPF & HARR Clifford L. Harrison (D) NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Stephen C. Dillard (D), Gerry Lowry (D) PERDUE & KIDD Jim M. Perdue, Jr. (P), Jim M. Perdue, Sr. (P) RADNOFSKY MEDIATION SERVICES Barbara Ann Radnofsky (D, P) RAIZNER SLANIA Jeffrey L. Raizner (P) RUSTY HARDIN & ASSOCIATES Joe Roden (P) SCHECHTER, MCELWEE, SHAFFER & HARRIS Arthur L. Schechter (P) SIMMONS HANLY CONROY Justin J. Presnal (P) STEVENSON & MURRAY Mark T. Murray (P) STRONG PIPKIN BISSELL & LEDYARD John G. Bissell (D), John W. Bridger (D), Michael Hendryx (D) SUSMAN GODFREY Neal S. Manne (P), Harry P. Susman (D, P) TAYLOR, BOOK, ALLEN & MORRIS William C. Book, Jr. (D), Michael P. Morris (D) THE AKERS FIRM Brock C. Akers (D) THE ALEXANDER FIRM Joseph R. Alexander Jr. (P) THE AMMONS LAW FIRM Robert E. Ammons (P) THE BOUDREAUX LAW FIRM Olan J. Boudreaux (P) THE BROWN LAW FIRM Thomas K. Brown (P) THE BUZBEE LAW FIRM Tony Buzbee (P)

THE GALLAGHER LAW FIRM Michael T. Gallagher (P) THE KRIST LAW FIRM Ronald D. Krist (P), Scott C. Krist (P) THE LANIER LAW FIRM Dara G. Hegar (P), W. Mark Lanier (P), Richard D. Meadow (P), Judson A. Waltman (P) THE LAW FIRM OF ALTON C. TODD Alton C. Todd (P) THE LAW OFFICES OF MCLEOD, ALEXANDER, POWEL & APFFEL James B. Galbraith (D) THE RIDDLE LAW FIRM Don R. Riddle (P) THE SHER LAW FIRM Andrew Sher (P) THOMPSON & KNIGHT J. Michael Bell (D), Jonathan B. Shoebotham (D) UZICK & ONCKEN Jeffrey H. Uzick (D) VINSON & ELKINS Robert M. Schick (D) WARE, JACKSON, LEE, O’NEILL, SMITH & BARROW Paul Smith (D) WEINSTEIN TIPPETTS & LITTLE David R. Tippetts (D), David B. Weinstein (D) WRIGHT CLOSE & BARGER Justin M. Campbell III (D), Howard L. Close (D) YETTER COLEMAN Charles R. Parker (D), Reagan W. Simpson (D)

Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law JACKSON WALKER Jeffrey R. Harder WINSTEAD R. Clyde Parker, Jr.

Product Liability Litigation

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Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions CROSLEY LAW FIRM Thomas A. Crosley (P) ROD REGAN LAW FIRM Roderick J. Regan (D) WATTS GUERRA Mikal C. Watts (P)

Medical Malpractice Law CLARK HILL Cynthia Day Grimes (D) LANGLEY & BANACK Lucretia R. Marmor (D) LYONS & LYONS Clarence V. Lyons (P) PLUNKETT, GRIESENBECK & MIMARI Tim T. Griesenbeck, Jr. (D) REY PEREZ & ASSOCIATES Rey Perez (D, P)

TINSMAN & SCIANO Stephen F. Lazor (P) page 9

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

JACKSON WALKER Stephanie L. Chandler, Steven R. Jacobs KREAGERMITCHELL Bruce M. Mitchell

Municipal Law

DENTON, NAVARRO, ROCHA, BERNAL & ZECH Lowell F. Denton MCKAMIE KRUEGER William M. McKamie**

Natural Resources Law

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

Oil and Gas Law

CALDWELL EAST & FINLAYSON G. Wade Caldwell DROUGHT, DROUGHT & BOBBITT Calhoun Bobbitt DYKEMA GOSSETT James M. Truss ELDER BRAY & BANKLER David H.O. Roth J. RANDALL PATTERSON J. Randall Patterson JACKSON WALKER Peter E. Hosey LAW OFFICES OF JON R. RAY Jon R. Ray SANTOYO MOORE WEHMEYER Katy Pier Wehmeyer

Personal Injury Litigation

BRIN & BRIN George G. Brin (D) BROCK GUERRA STRANDMO DIMALINE JONES John A. Guerra (D)

CLARK HILL Cynthia Day Grimes (D), Andrew L. Kerr (D) CROSLEY LAW FIRM Thomas A. Crosley (P), R. Andrew Rodriguez (P) DAVIS, CEDILLO & MENDOZA Ronald E. Mendoza (D) EVANS, ROWE & HOLBROOK Brett B. Rowe (D) GOODE CASSEB JONES RIKLIN CHOATE & WATSON Fred Riley Jones (D), Kyle C. Watson (D) JANICEK LAW FIRM Elizabeth S. Janicek (P) KETTERMAN ROWLAND & WESTLUND Phillip G. Bernal (P), Douglas D. Ketterman (P) LANG LAW FIRM Sylvan S. Lang, Jr. (P) LANGLEY & BANACK Steven D. Browne (D) LAW OFFICE OF JEFFREY C. ANDERSON Jeffrey C. Anderson (P) LAW OFFICES OF FIDEL RODRIGUEZ, JR. Fidel Rodriguez, Jr. (P) LYONS & LYONS Clarence V. Lyons (P) NAMAN, HOWELL, SMITH & LEE J. Michael Myers (D) PIERSON LAW FIRM William W. Pierson (D) PLUNKETT, GRIESENBECK & MIMARI A. Lewin Plunkett (D) PRICHARD YOUNG David M. Prichard (D) RUSH & GRANSEE Robert L. Rush (P) SCHEUERMAN LAW FIRM Tyler Scheuerman (P) THORNTON, BIECHLIN, REYNOLDS & GUERRA Robert R. Biechlin, Jr. (D), Richard J. Reynolds III (D)

TINSMAN & SCIANO Daniel J.T. Sciano (P) page 9

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

Product Liability Litigation

CARABIN SHAW James Shaw (P) CROSLEY LAW FIRM Thomas A. Crosley (P), R. Andrew Rodriguez (P) DYKEMA GOSSETT Jane Bockus (D) NAMAN, HOWELL, SMITH & LEE J. Michael Myers (D) PLUNKETT, GRIESENBECK & MIMARI A. Lewin Plunkett (D) PRICHARD YOUNG David M. Prichard (D), Kevin M. Young (D) WATTS GUERRA Francisco Guerra IV (P)

Professional Malpractice Law

PLUNKETT, GRIESENBECK & MIMARI Tim T. Griesenbeck, Jr. (P)

Real Estate Law

BARTON BENSON JONES J. Cary Barton, Kacy Cigarroa BAYNE, SNELL & KRAUSE Barry Snell* BRANSCOMB LAW Grady B. Jolley, Rhonda G. Jolley CLARK HILL Andrew L. Kerr*, Robert K. Sugg DAVIS, CEDILLO & MENDOZA J. Russell Davis DUNCAN, BRESSLER & LIU Stephen A. Bressler DYKEMA GOSSETT Kerry T. Benedict, Andrew G. Sherwood, John B. Stewart, James M. Truss* ELDER BRAY & BANKLER Michael A. Morell FARRIMOND CASTILLO & BRESNAHAN Scott A. Farrimond

GOLDEN STEVES & GORDON Karl P. Baker, Stephen L. Golden, Ami Gordon HAYNES AND BOONE Frank Z. Ruttenberg HORNBERGER FULLER & GARZA Andrew S. Cohen, Adam P. Rabinowitz JACKSON WALKER Peter R. Broderick, James M. McDonough JOSEPH W. TAYLOR Joseph W. Taylor KERR & JAECKLE Richard L. Kerr KRUGER CARSON Brad Carson LANGLEY & BANACK Michael C. Boyle*, Steven R. Brook, Marc J. Schnall LAW OFFICE OF THOMAS J. SMITH Thomas Jay Smith LAW OFFICES OF JAMES H. BARROW James H. Barrow** NORMAN & OLIVER James C. Norman ROSENTHAL PAUERSTEIN SANDOLOSKI AGATHER Ruth Kelleher Agather, Robert A. Rosenthal SAÑUDO PÉREZ Alex Perez SARA E. DYSART Sara E. Dysart SCHOENBAUM, CURPHY & SCANLAN Banks M. Smith WILSON & WILSON LAW Jamie M. Wilson

Securities / Capital Markets Law

DYKEMA GOSSETT Wilhelm E. Liebmann (S) LAW OFFICES OF JAMES M. DOYLE, JR. James M. Doyle, Jr. (S) THE MACON LAW FIRM R. Laurence Macon (S*)

Tax Law

CHAMBERLAIN HRDLICKA Charles J. Muller, Jaime Vasquez* CLARK HILL Stanley L. Blend**, Farley P. Katz** DYKEMA GOSSETT Robert W. Nelson HORNBERGER FULLER & GARZA Charles M. Hornberger** SCHOENBAUM, CURPHY & SCANLAN R. James Curphy, Darin N. Digby

Trusts and Estates

BRANSCOMB LAW Joseph McKnight Davis* CHAMBERLAIN HRDLICKA James M. McNeel** CLARK HILL Taylor S. Boone, Martin I. Roos, David P. Stanush DAVIDSON TROILO REAM & GARZA James C. Woo DAVIS, CEDILLO & MENDOZA Ricardo G. Cedillo* DROUGHT, DROUGHT & BOBBITT James L. Drought* DUNCAN, BRESSLER & LIU Stephen A. Bressler, Edgar M. Duncan DYKEMA GOSSETT David B. West* FORD MURRAY S. Mark Murray* HORNBERGER FULLER & GARZA Rudy A. Garza*, Charles M. Hornberger** JACKSON WALKER Mark Comuzzie JEFFERSON CANO Lamont A. Jefferson* KEVIN PHILIP KENNEDY Kevin Philip Kennedy LANGLEY & BANACK James J. Aycock, Arthur H. Bayern**, William T. Bayern, Joyce W. Moore*, Bruce K. Spindler* SCHOENBAUM, CURPHY & SCANLAN Darin N. Digby, William Scanlan, Jr., Banks M. Smith UHL, FITZSIMONS, JEWETT & BURTON Harry W. Wolff, Jr. YALE LAW FIRM Glen A. Yale**

Utilities Law

HAYNES AND BOONE Diana M. Liebmann

Tyler

Antitrust Law HALTOM & DOAN James N. Haltom*

Bet-the-Company Litigation

CARROLL MALONEY HENRY & NELSON Otis W. Carroll HALTOM & DOAN James N. Haltom MCKOOL SMITH Samuel F. Baxter

Construction Law

KENT, ANDERSON, BUSH, FROST & METCALF David J. Bush**

Criminal Defense: General Practice

BAIN, FILES, JARRETT & HARRISON F.R. Files, Jr., J. Brett Harrison HOLMES & MOORE Clifton L. Holmes THE LAW OFFICES OF BOBBY D. MIMS Bobby D. Mims YOUNGPICKETT LAW OFFICES Damon Young

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

BAIN, FILES, JARRETT & HARRISON F.R. Files, Jr. THE LAW OFFICES OF BOBBY D. MIMS Bobby D. Mims YOUNGPICKETT LAW OFFICES Damon Young

Family Law

BAIN, FILES, JARRETT & HARRISON Jerry E. Bain, Michael E. Jarrett LAW OFFICES OF BRUCE D. BAIN Bruce D. Bain

Immigration Law

FISCHER & FISCHER ATTORNEYS AT LAW Richard S. Fischer

Intellectual Property Law

CAPSHAW DERIEUX S. Calvin Capshaw (IP*, P*) CARROLL MALONEY HENRY & NELSON Otis W. Carroll (IP*, P*) FINDLAY CRAFT Eric H. Findlay (IP*) JACKSON WALKER David Folsom (IP*) MCKOOL SMITH Samuel F. Baxter (IP*, P*), Jennifer L. Truelove (IP*) PARKER, BUNT & AINSWORTH Robert C. Bunt (C, IP*, P*, T) THE DAVIS FIRM William Davis (IP*) WARD SMITH & HILL Charles Everingham IV (IP*, P*), Wesley Hill (IP*), Johnny Ward (IP*), T. John Ward (IP*) YOUNGPICKETT LAW OFFICES Damon Young (IP*, P*)

Labor and Employment Law STUCKEY & GARRIGAN Timothy B. Garrigan (EI)

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions

HALTOM & DOAN Jennifer H. Doan (D, P), James N. Haltom (D)

Medical Malpractice Law MARTIN WALKER Reid Martin (P)

Mergers & Acquisitions Law MCKOOL SMITH Samuel F. Baxter*

Personal Injury Litigation HALTOM & DOAN Jennifer H. Doan (D), James N. Haltom (D) MARTIN WALKER John F. (Jack) Walker (P) ROTH LAW FIRM Carl R. Roth (P) SLOAN, HATCHER, PERRY, RUNGE, ROBERTSON & SMITH Glenn A. Perry (P) WARD SMITH & HILL Bruce A. Smith (D, P)

Product Liability Litigation

HALTOM & DOAN Darby V. Doan (D), Jennifer H. Doan (D)

Real Estate Law SUSAN COX Susan C. Cox

Securities / Capital Markets Law MCKOOL SMITH Samuel F. Baxter (S*)

Tax Law

HALTOM & DOAN James N. Haltom*

Commercial Litigation

CAPSHAW DERIEUX S. Calvin Capshaw CARROLL MALONEY HENRY & NELSON Otis W. Carroll HALTOM & DOAN Jennifer H. Doan, James N. Haltom MCKOOL SMITH Samuel F. Baxter PARKER, BUNT & AINSWORTH Robert C. Bunt YOUNGPICKETT LAW OFFICES Damon Young

Trusts and Estates

ALLEN LOTTMANN KIMMEL Michael D. Allen, Richard H. Lottmann CAPSHAW GREEN Tina R. Green

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 listed by Best Lawyers® in Houston for Family Law since 2010, as well as recognized in 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

HEATHER LYNN LONG PERSONAL INJURY, LITIGATION – PLAINTIFFS

Heather Lynn Long is a career trial lawyer. She spent the first twelve years of practice working in three prominent Dallas personal injury firms where she had the opportunity to handle all kinds of cases in Texas and across the nation including: truck wrecks, products liability, medical malpractice, occupational disease, commercial disputes, oil field injuries, and civil rights. Most of Heather’s clients are other trial lawyers. They hire Heather as a legal writer, trial lawyer, and appellate advocate. When it comes to representing people, there is no one size that fits all. Heather likes breaking molds and finding creative ways to convey her clients’ truths.

HEATHER LONG LAW, PC 4310 N. Central Expressway, #104 | Dallas, TX 75206 phone 214.699.5994 | fax 877.755.9766 email heather@heatherlonglaw.com www.trialchicks.com

ALVIN L. ZIMMERMAN & BRIAN W. ZIMMERMAN FAMILY LAW/CIVIL LITIGATION These attorneys listed in Best Lawyers®, father and son, practice in the Houston office of Spencer Fane LLP. Alvin has been listed since 2003 in Family Law, and Brian has been listed since 2013 in Employment Law – Management. Brian, the managing partner of the Spencer Fane Houston office, is board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in civil litigation. His father, Hon. Alvin Zimmerman is a former Civil and Family District Judge of Harris County (two separate courts), is board certified in family law and practices in that and the ADR section of the firm with his other son Gary Zimmerman. Brian has won many verdicts in courts in and outside of Texas including a $5 million verdict. Hon. Alvin Zimmerman is a fellow in the IAM; CIArb; AAML, a TMCA Credentialed Distinguished Mediator in TX; panelist for AAA Complex Cases; and has mediated over 2000 cases and arbitrated over 375 cases. He is also the past chair of both the Family Law and ADR Sections of the Houston Bar Association and the ADR Section of the State Bar of TX.

Spencer Fane LLP | spencerfane.com 3040 Post Oak Blvd., Suite 1300 | Houston, TX 77056 P 713.552.1234 | F 713.963.0859

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BROPHY & DEVANEY LAW

Joseph F. Brophy

J

Haley Devaney

oseph (Joe) F. Brophy is a world class trial lawyer and business lawyer. He is one of the very few law yers who truly can assist clients from the “board room” to the “court room.” Joe has successfully represented clients in the court room and arbitration matters across the country. While Joe focuses his practice in Texas, it is not unusual for him to handle matters ranging from New York to Florida to California. Joe has also assisted business clients with business transactions in dozens of states. Joe has been selected multiple times for inclusion in Princeton Global Networks’ Top 100 Lawyers in America, The Best Lawyers in America © in Commercial Litigation from 2013 to 2020, and America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators. Mr. Brophy has been featured on multiple covers of Best Law yers, Texas Best Lawyers (2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019), Austin and San Antonio editions and has been featured on multiple prior occasions in Texas’ Best Law yers as published in various periodicals in Texas, including the Houston Chronicle, Dallas Morning News, San Antonio Express-News, the Wall Street Journal and various other publications. Joe has been recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer, as well. The firm’s clientele includes individuals, small businesses and large businesses and have included former senior government officials from the Defense Department, National Intelligence and Security Agencies, law professors, local and national businesses of all types, an owner of an NFL franchise, real estate firms, law firms, medical businesses and doctors, insurance companies, IT companies, construction companies, franchisors and franchisees, and business executives. Joe is also asked to assist from time to time with high net worth divorces. Joe has an unparalleled work ethic and is a fierce advocate for his clients. He is supported by a team of hard working, well-educated and intelligent individuals, particularly his partner, Haley Devaney. If you are an individual or a business looking for smart and aggressive representation, then Brophy & Devaney, PLLC is the firm for you.

The Overlook at Barton Creek 317 Grace Ln., Suite 210 Austin, TX 78746 ph: 512.384.1331 WWW.BDLAWPLLC.COM


2020

A TRIAL ICON

DAN COGDELL on his almost four decades of courtroom success

TEXAS

TINSMAN & SCIANO

page 17

BROPHY page 19

page 21

IN THE LAW page 13 “LAWYER OF THE YEAR” AWARDS page 10

LYONS & SIMMONS page 23

A SPECIAL ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT TO THE AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN, THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS, THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE, THE SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS AND THE WALL STREET JOURNAL


2020

TEXAS

BROPHY page 19

IN THE LAW page 13 “LAWYER OF THE YEAR” AWARDS page 10

TRIAL LAW LEADERSHIP

DANIEL J.T. SCIANO, twice-named Best Lawyers San Antonio “Lawyer of the Year” for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs (2010, 2012), discusses how his record of success impacts clients and Texas’ legal community

COGDELL LAW FIRM, PLLC page 21

LYONS & SIMMONS page 23

page 17

A SPECIAL ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT TO THE AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN, THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS, THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE, THE SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS AND THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Profile for Best Lawyers

Best Lawyers in Texas 2020  

The 2020 Texas' Best Lawyers publication features interviews from four law firms: Lyons & Simmons, Brophy & Devaney, Cogdell Law Firm, and T...

Best Lawyers in Texas 2020  

The 2020 Texas' Best Lawyers publication features interviews from four law firms: Lyons & Simmons, Brophy & Devaney, Cogdell Law Firm, and T...