San Antonio Scene’ Recognizes All San Antonio Attorneys in “Best Lawyers” List


Jackson Walker congratulates the 37 attorneys who were recognized in San Antonio Scene’s “Best S.A. Lawyers” and “Rising Star Lawyers” lists for 2018.

In its 14th year, the “Best S.A. Lawyers” list presents attorneys across 80 distinct practice areas who were nominated by fellow licensed, practicing attorneys of Bexar County. This year, the survey took the voters for each attorney into account, including where the voter works, their practice area, and how many years they have practiced. Along with the attorney’s name, S.A. Scene includes how many years the attorney has been in practice and the practice area in which they were nominated by their peers. Attorneys are categorized by years of experience: more than 15 years, between five and 15 years, or less than five years.

More notably, this year’s list recognized all 37 attorneys based in the San Antonio office of Jackson Walker.

They also select, based on nominations, the most highly regarded up-and-coming lawyers on their “Rising Star Lawyers” list. This list represents attorneys from firms and private practices across a myriad of areas. To be selected for inclusion, junior attorneys with 10 or fewer years in practice must be nominated by senior attorneys who have at least 15 years of experience practicing law.

Join the Firm in congratulating the attorneys recognized in the 2018 “Best S.A. Lawyers” list:

Andrew L. Baumgardner (> 15 years)
– Real Estate Transactions

William R. Borchers (> 15 years)
– Information Technology
– Intellectual Property

Peter R. Broderick (> 15 years)
– Cities/Municipalities
– Land Use & Zoning
– Real Estate Transactions

Stephen Calhoun (5-15 years)
– General Litigation

Art Cavazos, Jr. (5-15 years)
– Banking
– Business & Corporate
– Mergers & Acquisitions

Stephanie L. Chandler (> 15 years)
– Business & Corporate
– Intellectual Property
– Mergers & Acquisitions

Daniel D. Chapman (> 15 years)
– Intellectual Property

Lauren Sracic Ciminello (5-15 years)
– Business & Corporate
– Closely Held Business
– Mergers & Acquisitions

Mark Comuzzie (> 15 years)
– Estate Planning & Trusts
– Trust and Estate Litigation

Amanda N. Crouch (5-15 years)
– Business Litigation

Alexine Zacarias Friedman (< 5 years)
– Business & Corporate
– Closely Held Business
– Mergers & Acquisitions

Richard G. Garza (> 15 years)
– Employment Litigation: Defense
– Labor & Employment

Jeff T. Harvey (> 15 years)
– General Litigation
– PI Defense: General

George E. Hinchey (5-15 years)
– Real Estate Transactions

Peter E. Hosey (> 15 years)
– Energy & Oil & Gas
– Real Estate Transactions

Steven R. Jacobs (> 15 years)
– Business & Corporate
– Mergers & Acquisitions
– Securities & Corporate Finance

Ann M. Leafstedt (> 15 years)
– Business & Corporate
– Closely Held Business

Jesse S. Lotay (5-15 years)
– Energy & Oil & Gas

Julia W. Mann (> 15 years)
– Business Litigation
– Energy & Oil & Gas
– Environmental Litigation

Shari Y. Mao (5-15 years)
– Business & Corporate

James M. McDonough (> 15 years)
– Banking
– Real Estate Transactions

William J. McDonough, Jr. (> 15 years)
– Mergers & Acquisitions
– Securities & Corporate Finance

Mark H. Miller (> 15 years)
– Intellectual Property
– Intellectual Property Litigation

Marshall B. Miller, Jr. (> 15 years)
– Business & Corporate
– Closely Held Business
– Mergers & Acquisitions

Richard B. Moore (> 15 years)
– Real Estate Transactions

Edgar “Jed” C. Morrison, Jr. (> 15 years)
– Healthcare

J. Scott Rose (> 15 years)
– Bankruptcy

Cassie Ross (5-15 years)
– Real Estate Transactions

Steve Seidel (> 15 years)
– Business & Corporate
– Securities & Corporate Finance

Charles L. Smith (> 15 years)
– Arbitration & Mediation
– Insurance Coverage

Robert L. Soza, Jr. (> 15 years)
– Business Litigation
– Environmental Litigation
– International

Noah Speck (5-15 years)
– Business & Corporate

Matthew J. Swantner (5-15 years)
– Business Litigation
– General Litigation

Kayla J.F. Tanner (5-15 years)
– Business Litigation

Patrick B. Tobin (> 15 years)
– Business & Corporate
– Closely Held Business
– Corporate Governance/Compliance

Cline H. White (> 15 years)
– Intellectual Property
– Intellectual Property Litigation

Zachary C. Zurek (5-15 years)
– Business Litigation

To view the full list, see pages 18 through 30 of S.A. Scene’s June 2018 edition.

Please also join the Firm in congratulating the following five attorneys recognized in the 2018 “Rising Star Lawyers” list:

  • Art Cavazos, Jr.
  • Alexine Zacarias Friedman
  • Amanda N. Crouch
  • George E. Hinchey
  • Shari Y. Mao

For the full list of honorees, visit the Rising Star Lawyers: SA Scene’s 2018 list.


Meet JW

Founded more than 130 years ago, Jackson Walker has played a vital role in the growth and development of Texas business. Today, with more than 375 attorneys across seven offices, our attorneys represent Fortune 500 companies, multinational corporations, major financial institutions, insurance companies, and a wide range of public companies and private businesses worldwide. While Jackson Walker proudly calls Texas home, our attorneys are licensed around the U.S. and have experience in developed and emerging markets worldwide. The Firm is ranked nationally in 26 practice areas in U.S. News/Best Lawyers’ “Best Law Firms” Guide, has eight Chambers USA-ranked practice groups, and has been recognized among the BTI Consulting Group’s BTI Brand Elite for the five years running.