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 Zach Zurek to the “Up-and-Coming 100: 2023 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: 2023 Women Texas Rising Stars” list along with fellow Jackson Walker partner Veronica A. Polnick.
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 2023.
Each year, Super Lawyers recognizes only 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 2023 “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 complex business bankruptcy litigation. 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 was also recognized in the “Up-and-Coming 100: Texas Rising Stars” list in 2022.
Chris previously served on the North Texas Food Bank Advisory Council and the Cedars Union Arts Incubators Board of Directors.
Amanda N. Crouch represents clients in a wide range of industries in state and federal courts and arbitration. She has been essential in securing favorable results on a range of matters, including contract disputes, collection matters, personal injury defense, probate litigation, First Amendment and media litigation and defending claims on behalf of cities and counties. 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 since 2022 and a “Best S.A. Lawyer” by San Antonio Scene since 2015. This marks the third year in a row that Amanda has 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 of the Junior League of San Antonio. She is also a member of Leadership San Antonio Class 47. Amanda is a former board member and officer of the Bexar County Women’s Bar Association, a Past President of Defense Counsel of San Antonio, and a founding member of the Hemisfair Coalition.
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. This marks the second consecutive year that Josh has been named to the “Up-and-Coming 100: Texas Rising Stars” list.
Noah M. Galton concentrates on commercial litigation, including eminent domain, real estate litigation, energy litigation, litigating issues surrounding governmental/sovereign immunity, and general business litigation. Noah has prosecuted numerous lawsuits to jury verdict, including in both state and federal court, and has appeared in dozens of administrative hearings. Noah has a truly statewide practice, with experience in over 40 Texas counties.
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 since 2021, and a Finalist for the Austin Under 40 Award in 2020 and 2023. He has also been named a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. This is the second year in a row that Noah has been named to the “Up-and-Coming 100: Texas Rising Stars” list.
Outside of his practice, Noah serves as Chair of the Austin Bar Association’s Eminent Domain Section and is a member of the Waterloo Greenway Conservancy Development Committee.
Joel R. Glover is an advocate for clients throughout the United States, working extensively in the areas of financial services, energy and natural resources, media, intellectual property, and entertainment. Joel represents clients in state and federal courts, before administrative agencies, and long before disputes arise. 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 third consecutive time he was named among the “Up-and-Coming 100” list. In addition to his “Texas Rising Star” recognition, Joel was listed among Lawdragon‘s 500 Leading Litigators in America in 2022.
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 represents large land and mineral owners, high net worth families, and investors in complex conventional and renewable energy litigation and transactions throughout Texas and New Mexico. Reagan has been recognized among The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Oil and Gas Law since 2022, as a “Texas Rising Star” in the area of Energy & Natural Resources since 2018, and as a “Best S.A. Lawyer” and “Rising Star Lawyer” by San Antonio Scene in 2022. This is the second consecutive year he has ranked among the “Up-and-Coming 100: Texas Rising Stars.”
Outside of his practice, Reagan serves on the boards of the Young Professionals in Energy – San Antonio and the Landman and Lawyers Clays Shoot. He is a past-board member of the National Association of Royalty Owners (NARO) and remains active in his family’s multigenerational cattle business.
Veronica A. Polnick represents consumers and businesses in bankruptcy including representation in heavily contested matters. Veronica also has experience litigating claims for discharge injunction violations, automatic stay violations, dischargeability actions, and other various consumer claims in bankruptcy court. In recognition of her work, Veronica has been named among the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch since 2021-2023 and as a “Texas Rising Star” by Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers since 2018. She is Board Certified in Consumer Bankruptcy Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Outside of her practice, Veronica is the Immediate Past Chair and Board Member of the Houston Bar Association Bankruptcy Section, a Board Member of the Houston Association of Young Bankruptcy Lawyers, and a member of the Houston Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, the International Womens’ Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation, and the Texas Bar College.
Zach Zurek represents businesses, banks, construction companies, families and individuals, fiduciaries, and healthcare professionals through litigation in both state and federal courts. Zach has also represented clients in FINRA, AHLA, AAA, JWA, JAMS, and private arbitrations. In recognition of his practice, he has been honored as a “Texas Rising Star” for Business Litigation by Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers since 2019 and as a “Best S.A. Lawyer” by San Antonio Scene magazine since 2018. He was also invited as a Fellow of both the Texas Bar Foundation and the San Antonio Bar Foundation in 2020.
In addition to his practice, Zach volunteers his time as a Director of the Federal Bar Association, President of the San Antonio Young Lawyers Association, and a Barrister of the William S. Sessions American Inns of Court. He received his B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and his J.D. from St. Mary’s University School of Law.
Since Jackson Walker’s founding in 1887, our attorneys have represented some of the most influential companies and business leaders in the world. Today, we remain firmly rooted in Texas while serving clients around the globe. With more than 450 attorneys, we are the largest firm in Texas and have been recognized by Law360 as a “Texas Powerhouse” and an “elite law firm” that regularly provides counsel to industry-leading clients on highly complex transactions ranging from millions to billions.