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


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


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 & Corporate Finance
Ashley J. Martzen, Real Estate
Amy Osberg Roberts, General Litigation
David Schlottman, Employment Litigation
Justin Shipley, Real Estate
Stephanie C. Sparks, Business Litigation
Shannon Zmud Teicher, IP Litigation

Fort Worth

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


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

San Antonio

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

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Chris Bankler
Partner, Dallas

Marilyn Brown
Partner, Austin

Edwin Buffmire
Partner, Dallas

Stephen Calhoun
Partner, San Antonio

Matthew D. Cavenaugh
Partner, Houston

Amanda N. Crouch
Partner, San Antonio

Luke J. Gilman
Partner, Houston

Joel R. Glover
Partner, Houston

Marisela Peña Gonzalez
Partner, Houston

Joel W. Heydenburk
Partner, Fort Worth

Richard A. Howell
Partner, Houston

Anna R. Irion
Partner, Houston

Michael L. Laussade
Partner, Dallas

Cale McDowell
Partner, Austin

Wasif Qureshi
Partner, Houston

Benjamin R. Rhem
Partner, Austin

Amy Osberg Roberts
Partner, Dallas

Michael C. Roberts
Partner, Austin

Joshua A. Romero
Partner, Austin

David Schlottman
Partner, Dallas

Justin Shipley
Partner, Dallas

Michelle Moore Smith
Partner, Austin

Shannon Zmud Teicher
Partner, Dallas