Twenty-Three Gardere Lawyers Earn Selection to 2013 Texas Rising Stars Listing

Twenty-three attorneys from the Austin, Dallas and Houston offices of Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP have been recognized on the 2013 Texas Rising Stars listing.

Online PR News – 09-March-2013 – Dallas – AUSTIN/DALLAS/HOUSTON – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that 23 attorneys from the Firm’s offices in Austin, Dallas and Houston have been selected for inclusion in the 2013 Texas Rising Stars list.

The Gardere attorneys who earned selection to the 2013 list and the practice areas for which they are honored are:

Leslie Ritchie Robnett, Business Litigation

Evan R. Baker, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
Chris Converse, Business/Corporate
Jason R. Fulmer, Intellectual Property
Marcus Helt, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
Rick Jordan, Mergers & Acquisitions
Kimberly P. Mabel, Insurance Coverage
Colin Martin, Insurance Coverage
Terrell R. Miller, Intellectual Property Litigation
Aimee Cook Oleson, Business Litigation
Jim C. Scott, Business Litigation
Sarah Shaw, Real Estate
Robert T. Slovak, General Litigation
C. Scott Tuthill, Real Estate
Jeremy Williams, Business Litigation
Celeste R. Yeager, Employment & Labor

Scott D. Ellis, Business Litigation
Mary Elizondo Frazier, Business Litigation
Laura Jeanne Goodson, Employment & Labor
Jessica Glatzer Mason, Employment & Labor
Mike Seely, Business Litigation
Samantha Trahan, Insurance Coverage
Rhonda Reed Weiner, Business Litigation

“We are very proud of each of these attorneys,” says Gardere Managing Partner Steve Good. “They perform outstanding work on behalf of our clients, and we are pleased that this is being recognized by other members of the legal profession.”

Austin’s Leslie Ritchie Robnett is featured on the cover of the Texas Rising Stars edition of Super Lawyers with a profile that explores her legal legacy going back six generations. Her great-great-great grandfather, John Preston White, was a charter judge of the Texas Court of Appeals in 1876 who later became chief judge. The story also details how Ms. Robnett was the first woman in her family to go to law school, and includes a story about being the only woman at Gardere’s biennial pheasant hunt. Ms. Robnett said her father advised her to remember to “keep [her] gun barrel up and not shoot any clients.”

Texas Rising Stars honorees are selected based on nominations by members of the elite Texas Super Lawyers list and represent the top up-and-coming Texas attorneys age 40 or younger and those who have been in practice for less than 10 years. Overall, less than 2.5 percent of Texas attorneys were chosen for this honor. The complete Texas Rising Stars list appears on and will be included in the April 2013 issues of Texas Monthly and Texas Rising Stars magazines.

Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, an Am Law 200 firm founded in 1909 and one of the Southwest’s largest full-service law firms, has offices in Austin, Dallas, Houston and Mexico City. Gardere provides legal services to private and public companies and individuals in areas of corporate, litigation, energy, tax, real estate, financial services, government affairs, hospitality, intellectual property, labor and employment, and environmental. For more information, contact Dorothy L. Seals at 214.999.4019 or