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Joe W. Redden, Jr.

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Joe W. Redden, Jr. was named in the 2021 Best Lawyers in America. He specializes in Personal Injury Litigation.

Geoff Gannaway

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Geoff Gannaway was named in the 2021 Best Lawyers in America. He specializes in Commercial Litigation.

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Alistair B. Dawson

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Alistair B. Dawson was named in the 2021 Best Lawyers in America. He specializes in Commercial Litigation.

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David Beck

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David Beck was recognized in the 2021 Best Lawyers in America. He specializes in: Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants, Litigation – Antitrust, Litigation – Environmental, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Natural Resources Law.

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Fields Alexander

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Fields Alexander was named in the 2021 Best Lawyers in America. He specializes in Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation, and Product Liability Litigation.

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Frederick W. Addison lll

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Frederick W. Addison lll was recently named to the 27th edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

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Brad Caldwell

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Brad Caldwell, JD ’03 has earned selection in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Caldwell, a principal in Dallas’ Caldwell Cassady & Curry, is named in the annual guide to the nation’s top attorneys based on his work in intellectual property litigation and patent litigation.

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Scott C. Krist

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Scott Krist, of the Krist Law Firm, P.C., has been included in the 2020 edition of Best Lawyers, one of the oldest and well respected peer-review publications in the legal profession. He was recognized in the Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiff section and has been included every year since 2008.

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Reid C. Wilson

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Chairman

Reid C. Wilson has been named to the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.

Ross Angus Williams

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Partner

Bell Nunnally Partner Ross Angus Williams has been named among the “40 Under 40” in 2020 by the Dallas Business Journal.

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Stephen E. Walraven

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Langley & Banack, Inc. attorney Stephen Walraven was recently named Fellow to the American College of Coverage Counsel. The College is comprised of more than 300 highly experienced and recognized U.S. and Canadian lawyers involved in representing the interests of both insurers and policyholders.

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Duncan Osborne

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Texas Law alum Duncan Osborne had the honor of delivering the Trachtman Lecture at the annual meeting of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

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Tatyanna Senel

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Tatyanna Senel, an associate at Orrick in Los Angeles, was recently featured in Forbes magazine for providing pro-bono services to L.A. area prostestors.

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Stuart F. Miller

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Shareholder

Stuart F. Miller, a shareholder in the Houston office of Baker Donelson, has been ranked as a leading practitioner in the 2020 edition of Chambers USA in the area of Health Care.

Daniel Sternthal

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Shareholder

Daniel Sternthal, a shareholder in the Houston office of Baker Donelson, has been ranked as a leading practitioner in the 2020 edition of Chambers USA in the area of Health Care.

Dudley Oldham

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Dudley Oldham of Houston was selected as one of four recipients of the 2020 Texas Bar Foundation’s Outstanding 50 Year Lawyer Award. The award recognizes attorneys whose practice has spanned 50 years or more and who adhere to the highest principles and traditions of the legal profession and service to the public. Over the 50+ years of his litigation-centered law and arbitration practice with at Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, Oldham was lead counsel in many domestic and international cases. The Bar Foundation commissioned an oral history to recognize and preserve the accomplishments of Oldham’s legal career. He is now a retired partner of his firm and resides in Houston with his wife of 55 years, Judy.

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Maggie Murphy

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Maggie Murphy was recently featured in the Chambers USA 2020 Guide, a publication ranking the leading lawyers and law firms across the U.S. Ms. Murphy is the Office Managing Principal in the Austin, Texas office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She concentrates her practice on advanced U.S. immigration and nationality law and global business immigration matters, assisting employers with immigration challenges facing international workforces.

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Penny Reid

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Partner

Penny Reid – General Counsel and Partner in Sidley Austin’s Dallas office – has been selected as the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers’ (DAYL) 2019-2020 Outstanding Mentor Award Recipient.

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Jackie Furlow

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Jacqueline Furlow is one of the six Beck Redden attorneys who have been recognized as 2020 Texas Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers.

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John Summers

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Accomplished attorney and University of Texas School of Law graduate John Summers (UT Law, ’11) of the Dallas business litigation and intellectual property law firm Caldwell Cassady & Curry has been named to the 2020 Texas Rising Stars list of the top young lawyers in the state. A principal of the firm, Mr. Summers also claimed repeat Texas Rising Stars honors based on their work for clients in intellectual property litigation and business.

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Chris Stewart

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Accomplished attorney and University of Texas School of Law graduates Chris Stewart (UT Law, ’11) of the Dallas business litigation and intellectual property law firm Caldwell Cassady & Curry has been named to the 2020 Texas Rising Stars list of the top young lawyers in the state. A principal of the firm, Mr. Stewart also claimed repeat Texas Rising Stars honors based on his work for clients in intellectual property litigation and business litigation.

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Chris Hawkins

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Shareholder

Shareholder Chris Hawkins has been selected to the Super Lawyers list in the area of Bankruptcy. He is the former managing partner and member of the firm’s Executive Committee. He practices in the Insolvency and Commercial Bankruptcy, Business Transactions, and Commercial and Business Litigation practice groups. Hawkins represents a variety of corporate debtors, bankruptcy trustees, receivers, banks, commercial landlords, trade creditors, asset purchasers, etc.

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James “Jim” Hill

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Shareholder

Shareholder James “Jim” Hill has been selected to the Super Lawyers list for the last 14 years in the areas of Bankruptcy, Business Litigation, and Creditor Debtor Rights. A founding member of the firm, a member of the Executive Committee and chair of the Insolvency and Commercial Bankruptcy practice group, Hill practices primarily in the areas of bankruptcy, insolvency and commercial law. His bankruptcy and receivership practice includes representation of creditors, bankruptcy trustees.

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Tracy McCormack

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During the 2020 Andrea Pair Bryant Legacy Luncheon, Austin Black Lawyers Association (ABLA) honored Professor Tracy W. McCormack for her service to ABLA and the legal community.

Ashton Cumberbatch

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During the 2020 Andrea Pair Bryant Legacy Luncheon, Austin Black Lawyers Association (ABLA) honored Former Police Monitor Ashton Cumberbatch for his service to ABLA and the legal community.

Bill Kroger

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Baker Botts Energy Litigation Partner, Bill Kroger has been awarded the Anti-Defamation League’s 2020 Karen Susman Jurisprudence Award for his exceptional work serving the communities of Houston, Texas.

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David C. Greenstone

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Daily Journal, a law publication in California, has named Simon Greenstone Panatier’s $40 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson among the 2019 Top Verdicts in California. In September 2019, a California jury found that asbestos-tainted talc in Johnson’s Baby Powder caused 71-year-old Nancy Cabibi’s mesothelioma, an incurable form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. David Greenstone, a name partner of Simon Greenstone Panatier, was the lead trial attorney in the Cabibi case.

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David Calvillo

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Senior Counsel

David N. Calvillo, board certified civil trial lawyer, certified public accountant, and certified valuation analyst with national law firm Chamberlain Hrdlicka, has recently earned an Executive L.L.M. (Master of Laws) in Tax Law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. Calvillo has also been elected to be an income shareholder in recognition of his contributions to the firm during its annual meeting on February 8 in Houston, TX.

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John Christopher Luna

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The Association of Corporate Counsel’s DFW Chapter and The Texas Lawbook are honored to give the 2019 Outstanding Corporate Counsel Award for Lifetime Achievement to John Christopher Luna.

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Reid L. Phillips

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University of Texas School of Law alumnus Reid L. Phillips was among 34 Brooks Pierce attorneys recognized as industry leaders in the 2020 edition of North Carolina Super Lawyers. This annual list honors the top lawyers in North Carolina.

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Charles C. Foster

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Elected Vice Dean of the Houston Consular Corps, the 3rd largest in the U.S. and elected Vice Chairman the George H.W. Bush Foundation for U.S.-China Relations and Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston

Lindsey Raspino

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Partner

Lindsey Raspino has been promoted to partner at Houston litigation firm Reynolds Frizzell LLP. Lindsey possesses a strong ability to translate complex matters into simplified concepts—a quality that has consistently contributed to favorable outcomes for her clients. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate from The University of Texas, where she earned her law degree with Honors. She clerked for the Honorable Jane Bland of Texas’s First District Court of Appeals.

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John Henry Dingfelder Stone

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Prof. Dr.

Prof. Dr. John Henry Dingfelder Stone was awarded tenure as a Professor of Law (Public and International) at the Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences in Kleve, Germany.

Bill Kroger

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Partner

Longtime Baker Botts Attorney Bill Kroger will receive the Anti-Defamation League’s Karen H. Susman Jurisprudence Award February 19, 2020, at the Hilton Americas Houston. The award is presented every year to an outstanding member of the legal community who exhibits an exceptional commitment to equality, justice, fairness and community services. It is named for the late ADL Board Chair Karen H. Susman, in memory of her deep commitment to fighting hatred and doing good work.

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Robert Tobey

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The Dallas Bar Association recently elected its incoming Board. Robert Tobey, of Johnston Tobey Baruch, P.C., will lead the association in 2020. He was sworn in as the 111th President of the DBA January 11, 2020. Mr. Tobey began his service on the DBA Board of Directors in 2012. He was later elected Chair of the Board in 2016.

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Dustin O’Quinn

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Shareholder & Immigration Team Chair

Dustin O’Quinn has been honored as an Outstanding Voice of Pride by the Puget Sound Business Journal for his committment to LGBT issues in the business community and pro bono work.

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Misty Farris

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Senior Counsel

Misty Farris was selected by peers for positions on the American Association for Justice’s Committee on the Judiciary and its Women Trial Lawyers Caucus Publications Committee. Farris focuses on pharmaceutical and medical device litigation and environmental litigation at Dallas-based Fears Nachawati Law Firm.

Christine P. Payne

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Partner

Redgrave LLP, the premier law firm focusing exclusively on eDiscovery and information law, is proud to announce that partner Christine P. Payne ’06 was named to the 2019 “Women Worth Watching” list published by Profiles in Diversity Journal. Now in its 18th edition, “Women Worth Watching” recognizes women executives who are leading the way to excellence in the workplace, marketplace, and the world.

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Marissa Marquez

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Ms. Marissa Marquez with Legacy Community Health has been elected to membership in the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation. Fellows of the Foundation are selected for their outstanding professional achievements and their demonstrated commitment to the improvement of the justice system throughout the state of Texas. Election is a mark of distinction and recognition of Ms. Marquez’s contributions to the legal profession.

David Calvillo

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Senior Counsel

David Calvillo, Senior Counsel in the Houston and San Antonio offices of Chamberlain Hrdlicka, has been invited into the Houston Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Calvillo was formally welcomed into the Houston Chapter during the Annual Dinner and New Member Induction on October 26, 2019. ABOTA is a national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial right provided by the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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James B. Sales

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Of Counsel

On Thursday, November 14, 2019, the Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas will induct James (“Jim”) B. Sales, member of the class of 1960 and recipient of the Order of the Coif, as a Texas Legal Legend at South Texas College of Law Houston in the Joe M. Green Auditorium. The induction will be followed by a reception sponsored by Norton Rose Fulbright.

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Garrett Brawley

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Associate

On October 22, 2019, Beck Redden LLP obtained a $176 million unanimous jury verdict on behalf of our client, HP Inc. The verdict followed a week-long trial in a Houston federal court in which the jurors deliberated for less than five hours and found that defendants Quanta Storage Inc. and Quanta Storage America Inc. knowingly and intentionally violated U.S. antitrust laws. By law, the damages could be tripled by U.S. District Judge David Hittner.

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Alistair Dawson

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Partner

On October 22, 2019, Beck Redden LLP obtained a $176 million unanimous jury verdict on behalf of our client, HP Inc. The verdict followed a week-long trial in a Houston federal court in which the jurors deliberated for less than five hours and found that defendants Quanta Storage Inc. and Quanta Storage America Inc. knowingly and intentionally violated U.S. antitrust laws. By law, the damages could be tripled by U.S. District Judge David Hittner.

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Reid Phillips

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Brooks Pierce managing partner Reid Phillips, who received his juris doctorate from the University of Texas, was recognized in the 2020 edition of Benchmark Litigation as a “Local Litigation Star” for Antitrust, General Commercial, Intellectual Property, Product Liability and Securities. Benchmark Litigation serves as the definitive guide to America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys. Rankings are based on a six-month period where Benchmark researchers conduct extensive interviews.

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Preston Moore

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Preston Moore, a Dallas-based associate in the Corporate Department of international law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, has received the Outstanding In-House Attorney Award from the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP). The award recognizes Moore’s exceptional pro bono work on behalf of DVAP and his outstanding efforts in the justice system. Earlier this year, Moore was announced as Weil’s 12th Lend-a-Lawyer and spent two months working full-time on-site at DVAP.

T. Ray Guy

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T. Ray Guy, a Litigation partner in the Dallas office of international law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, has earned recognition as a 2019 Texas Super Lawyer. Texas Super Lawyers rates lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is based on independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations, and only 5% of attorneys in each state are included in the Super Lawyers list each year.

Mike Schira

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Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP is proud to announce that Vorys Attorney Mike Schira, who is a University of Texas School of Law alumnus, has been included in the 2020 Best Lawyers in America list.

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George Lee

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Shareholder

George Lee has been named one of the 2020 Best Lawyers in America in the Corporate Law category. This distinction is based entirely on a peer-review survey in which attorneys cast votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers within the same geographical area and legal practice area.

James H. Billingsley

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Shareholder

James H. Billingsley has been recognized as one of the 2020 Best Lawyers in America in the Litigation and Bankruptcy categories. This distinction is based entirely on a peer-review survey in which attorneys cast votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers within the same geographical area and legal practice area.

Chris Kirchmer

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Attorney

Provost Umphrey Lawyer Christopher T. Kirchmer was listed in the Best Lawyers of America for his work in Mass torts, Class Actions, Personal Injury and Product Liability.

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