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
Stephanie Collett Sparks
Partner, Dallas
Shannon Zmud Teicher
Partner, Dallas
Scott W. Weatherford
Partner, Austin
Jay K. Wieser
Partner, Fort Worth
Zachary C. Zurek
Associate, San Antonio