Jackson Walker proudly announces the selection of Chris Bankler, Amanda N. Crouch, Joshua R. Flores, Noah M. Galton, Joel R. Glover, Reagan M. Marble, and David Schlottman to the “Up-and-Coming 100: 2022 Texas Rising Stars” list. The Firm is especially proud to announce that, in addition to being named to the “Up-and-Coming 100” list, Amanda was also recognized among the “Up-and-Coming 50: 2022 Women Texas Rising Stars” list.
The “Up-and-Coming 100” list recognizes outstanding attorneys who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement, and selection is based on who received the highest point totals during the patented multiphase process used to identify the “Texas Rising Stars” of 2022.
Each year, Super Lawyers recognizes only 2.5% of Texas attorneys who either are 40 years of age or younger or have been in practice for 10 years or less as “Rising Stars.” To be selected for inclusion, candidates are evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement, including experience, results for their clients, representative clients, honors and awards, special licenses and certifications, their position with the law firm, bar and professional activity, pro bono and community service, scholarly lectures and writings, and their education and employment background. After the patented selection process is complete, results are validated by a third-party organization, resulting in a credible, comprehensive, and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys. For more information, visit the Super Lawyers website.
To explore Jackson Walker’s list of 2022 “Texas Rising Stars,” view the announcement.
Chris Bankler counsels clients through the process of complex business litigation, including general business disputes, fraud claims, breach of fiduciary duty cases, and breach of contract claims. An experienced litigator, Chris has served as litigation counsel in more than 100 cases in state and federal courts, as well as FINRA and AAA arbitrations. Chris has been named a “Rising Star” by Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers since 2018 and among the “Best Lawyers Under 40” by D Magazine in 2021.
Outside of his practice, Chris serves on the North Texas Food Bank Advisory Council and the Cedars Union Arts Incubators Board of Directors. He previously volunteered his time with the Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Corporate Recruiting Task Force, the Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth, and the Dallas Museum of Art. In 2019, he participated in the Leadership Arts Institute.
Amanda N. Crouch is a commercial litigator who handles a range of matters, including general commercial litigation, collection cases, personal injury cases, probate litigation, oil and gas issues, contract disputes, environmental litigation, First Amendment and media litigation, Section 1983 claims, and governmental immunity cases on behalf of cities and counties. Recently, Amanda led the Firm’s COVID-19 Task Force and provided advice to clients in a range of industries regarding various COVID-related employment and business matters.
In addition to being named a “Texas Rising Star” by Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers since 2019, Amanda has been recognized as a “One to Watch” for her appellate practice by Best Lawyers in its 2022 edition and a “Best S.A. Lawyer” by San Antonio Scene since 2015. This marks the second year in a row that Amanda was rated among the “Up-and-Coming 100” and “Up-and-Coming 50: Women” lists.
Outside of her practice, Amanda serves as a director of the North East Education Foundation and the President-Elect of the Junior League of San Antonio. In 2020, Jackson Walker selected Amanda to participate in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Pathfinder Program. In recognition of her work with the Bexar County Women’s Bar Association, she was honored with the Belva Lockwood Outstanding Young Lawyer Award from the Bexar County Women’s Bar Association in 2017.
Joshua R. Flores focuses on fiduciary litigation and general business litigation. He primarily counsels clients on various fiduciary matters, including will contests, will and trust interpretation issues, probate and trust administration, and guardianship proceedings. Josh also handles business and fiduciary disputes between partners, company members, and shareholders, as well as other civil litigation matters.
Josh has been named among the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch since 2021 in the areas of Litigation – Trusts and Estates, Commercial Litigation, and Elder Law. He has also been recognized as a “Texas Rising Star” by Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers since 2017.
Noah Galton concentrates on commercial litigation, including eminent domain, real estate litigation, litigating issues surrounding governmental/sovereign immunity, and general business litigation. His eminent domain practice involves representation of river authorities, electricity providers, oil/gas midstream and interstate pipeline companies, railroads, municipal utility districts, special utility districts, municipalities, and independent schools districts in the acquisition of real property rights for extensive public projects aimed at expanding critical infrastructure in Texas. In addition, Noah has wide-ranging experience representing landowners seeking to secure just compensation in eminent domain matters, including individual property owners, residential and commercial developers, and business owners. Noah has prosecuted numerous lawsuits to jury verdict in both state and federal court, and has appeared in dozens of administrative hearings across the State.
Noah has been recognized as a “Texas Rising Star” by Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers since 2019, a “Top Attorney” in Eminent Domain by Austin Monthly in 2021, and a Finalist for the Austin Under 40 Award in 2020. He has also been named a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.
Outside of his practice, Noah serves as Vice Chair of Austin Bar Association’s Eminent Domain Section and is a member of the Waterloo Greenway Conservancy Development Committee.
Joel R. Glover represents clients throughout the United States in media and entertainment litigation, trademark and copyright infringement litigation, energy litigation, and financial services litigation. Joel spent several years as an Army officer at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, and served two combat tours in Iraq before becoming a lawyer. He has been named a “Texas Rising Star” since 2018, and this year marks the second consecutive time he was named among the “Up-and-Coming 100” list.
Outside of his practice, Joel volunteers his time with the American Bar Association Forum on Communications Law, the ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section’s Media, Privacy, and Advertising Law Committee, Alley Theatre, and the West Point Society of Greater Houston.
Reagan M. Marble focuses on complex energy litigation and transactions throughout Texas and New Mexico. In his energy litigation practice, Reagan regularly represents high‐net‐worth family trusts and partnerships, non-operating working interest owners, and mineral and royalty buyers throughout the Southwest. In his energy transactional practice, Reagan primarily helps landowners and water companies maximize their natural resources.
In 2022, Reagan was recognized among The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Oil and Gas Law. Since 2018, he has been recognized as a “Texas Rising Star” in the area of Energy & Natural Resources by Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers and as a “Best S.A. Lawyer” and “Rising Star Lawyer” by San Antonio Scene.
Outside of his practice, Reagan serves on the board of the National Association of Royalty Owners (NARO) and remains active in his family’s multigenerational cattle business.
David Schlottman is an adviser and litigator who handles complex cases involving employees, the workplace, and related business disputes. He has wide-ranging experience related to wage-and-hour issues, employee competition, theft of trade secrets, contract claims, compensation disputes, employment discrimination and retaliation, and union-related disputes. David has been recognized in the labor and employment field as a “Best Lawyer” by The Best Lawyers in America since 2021 and a “Rising Star” in Texas by Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers since 2017.
In addition to his practice, David serves on the leadership councils for both the State Bar of Texas Labor and Employment Law Section and the Labor & Employment Law Section of the Dallas Bar Association. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Community Partners of Dallas.
Founded more than 130 years ago, Jackson Walker helps businesses of all sizes navigate the increasingly complex legal landscape. With more than 400 attorneys across seven Texas-based offices, the Firm represents Fortune 500 companies, multinational corporations, major financial institutions, insurance companies, and a wide range of public companies and private businesses around the globe. The Firm is ranked nationally in 27 practice areas in the U.S. News’ “Best Law Firms” rankings and has 14 Chambers-ranked practices.