Up and Coming: 34 Jackson Walker Attorneys Named to 2019 “Super Lawyers – Rising Stars” List

March 6, 2019 | Attorney News

Jackson Walker is excited to congratulate our 34 attorneys who were named to Thomson Reuters’ 2019 “Super Lawyers – Rising Stars” list. The list recognizes up-and-coming attorneys who have made distinguished achievements in their legal practice areas. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Inclusion is based on a patented selection process and results are validated by a third-party organization, resulting in a credible, comprehensive, and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys.

The “Super Lawyers – Rising Stars” list will be published in the April 2019 issue of Texas Monthly.

Below is the full list of Jackson Walker attorneys who made the list, organized by office:
*Denotes recipient’s first year on the list


Marilyn Montano Brown, Civil Litigation: Defense
Noah M. Galton, Business Litigation*
Cale McDowell, Business/Corporate Law
Benjamin Rhem, Environmental Law
Michael C. Roberts, Construction Litigation
Joshua A. Romero, Business Litigation
Michelle Moore Smith, Real Estate Law
Scott W. Weatherford, Business Litigation*


Christopher Bankler, Business Litigation
Edwin Buffmire, Antitrust Litigation
Sara Hollan Chelette, Business Litigation
Lamar H. Dowling, Business/Corporate law
Grant C. Johnson, Business Litigation
Michael L. Laussade, Securities & Corporate Finance
Brad Nitschke, Business Litigation
David Schlottman, Employment Litigation: Defense
Justin Shipley, Real Estate Law
S. Jordan Smith, Energy & Resources Law*
Stephanie C. Sparks, Business Litigation
Shannon Zmud Teicher, Intellectual Property Litigation

Fort Worth

Brett Epstein, Real Estate Law
Jay K. Wieser, Business Litigation


Jamila M. Brinson, Employment & Labor Law*
Luke J. Gilman, Business Litigation
Joel R. Glover, Business Litigation
Marisela Peña Gonzalez, Business/Corporate Law
Richard A. Howell, Business Litigation
Sara Abbott McEown, Construction Litigation
Amanda L. Shaw-Castro, Banking Law
William J. Stowe, Civil Litigation: Defense*

San Antonio

Stephen A. Calhoun, Business Litigation
Amanda N. Crouch, Civil Litigation: Defense
Reagan M. Marble, Energy & Resources
Zachary C. Zurek, Business Litigation*

In This Story

Chris R. Bankler
Partner, Dallas

Jamila M. Brinson
Partner, Houston

Marilyn Brown
Partner, Austin

Edwin Buffmire
Partner, Dallas

Stephen Calhoun
Partner, San Antonio

Amanda N. Crouch
Associate, San Antonio

Lamar H. Dowling
Associate, Dallas

Brett M. Epstein
Associate, Fort Worth

Noah M. Galton
Partner, Austin

Luke J. Gilman
Partner, Houston

Joel R. Glover
Associate, Houston

Marisela Peña Gonzalez
Partner, Houston

Richard A. Howell
Partner, Houston

Michael L. Laussade
Partner, Dallas

Reagan M. Marble
Associate, San Antonio

Cale McDowell
Partner, Austin

Brad Nitschke
Partner, Dallas

Benjamin R. Rhem
Partner, Austin

Michael C. Roberts
Associate, Austin

Joshua A. Romero
Partner, Austin

David Schlottman
Partner, Dallas

Amanda Shaw-Castro
Partner, Houston

Justin Shipley
Partner, Dallas

Michelle Moore Smith
Partner, Austin

S. Jordan Smith
Partner, Dallas

Shannon Zmud Teicher
Partner, Dallas

Scott W. Weatherford
Partner, Austin

Jay K. Wieser
Partner, Fort Worth

Zachary C. Zurek
Associate, San Antonio