Thirty-Three Jackson Walker Attorneys Named to “Super Lawyers – Rising Stars” List

March 12, 2018 | Attorney News

Jackson Walker congratulates its 33 attorneys who were named to Thomson Reuters’ 2018 “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 2018 issue of Texas Monthly.

Below is the full list of Jackson Walker attorneys who made the list, organized by office:

Meet Austin’s Rising Stars

Marilyn M. Brown
Civil Litigation: Defense
Cale McDowell
Benjamin Rhem
Michael C. Roberts*
Construction Litigation
Joshua A. Romero
Business Litigation
Michelle M. Smith


Meet Dallas’ Rising Stars

Matt C. Acosta
IP Litigation
Chris Bankler*
Business Litigation
Edwin Buffmire
Antitrust Litigation
Sara H. Chelette
Business Litigation
Grant C. Johnson*
Business Litigation
Michael L. Laussade
Securities & Cor. Finance
Ashley J. Martzen
Real Estate
Amy O. Roberts
General Litigation
David Schlottman
Employment Litigation
Justin Shipley
Real Estate
Stephanie C. Sparks
Business Litigation
Shannon Z. Teicher
IP Litigation

 Meet Fort Worth’s Rising Stars

Joel W. Heydenburk Real Estate Jay K. Wieser                Business Litigation

Meet Houston’s Rising Stars

Courtney Carlson*
Business  Litigation
Matthew Cavenaugh
Bankruptcy: Business
Luke J. Gilman             Business Litigation Joel R. Glover*              Business Litigation
Marisela P. Gonzalez
Richard A. Howell
Business Litigation
Anna Irion                     Energy  Crystal J. Parker            Appellate
Wasif Qureshi               IP Litigation Amanda Shaw               Banking Sara A. McEown Construction Litigation

Meet San Antonio’s Rising Stars

Stephen A. Calhoun
Business  Litigation
Amanda N. Crouch* Civil Litigation: Defense

*Indicates that this is the attorney’s first year to make the list.

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