Seventeen Gardere Attorneys Recognized on 2016 Texas Rising Stars List

The 2016 Texas Rising Stars list of the state’s top young lawyers includes 17 attorneys from Gardere Wynne Sewell, representing nine practice areas.

Online PR News – 05-March-2016 – DALLAS/HOUSTON – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that 17 of the Firm’s attorneys have been selected for inclusion on the 2016 Texas Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in the state are honored with this distinction.

“These 17 lawyers represent the many ‘rising stars’ at Gardere,” says Gardere Chair Holland N. O’Neil. “To earn recognition on the official Texas Rising Stars list reflects the exceptional work these lawyers provide for our clients and our Firm, and we congratulate them on this well-earned honor.”

The Gardere attorneys named to the 2016 Texas Rising Stars list and the practice areas for which they are being recognized are:

Michael S. Haynes, Business: Bankruptcy
Rick Jordan, Mergers & Acquisitions
Rachel Kingrey, Business Litigation
Kimberly P. Mabel, Insurance Coverage
Virgil Ochoa, International
Aimee Cook Oleson, Business Litigation
James C. (Jim) Scott, Business Litigation
Sarah A. Walters, Franchise/Dealership
Taylor E. White, Employment & Labor

Katharine D. (Kate) David, Eminent Domain
Scott D. Ellis, Business Litigation
Mary Elizondo Frazier, Business Litigation
Jessica Glatzer Mason, Employment & Labor
Audrey Momanaee, Business Litigation
Alfredo Ramos, Energy & Natural Resources
Mike Seely, Business Litigation
Rhonda Reed Weiner, Business Litigation

Rising Stars recognizes top up-and-coming attorneys who are 40 years of age or younger, or have been in practice for 10 years or less. The annual selections are made by the research team at Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.

The complete 2016 Texas Rising Stars list will appear in the April 2016 issues of Texas Monthly and Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars magazine.

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, Denver and Mexico City. Gardere provides legal services to private and public companies and individuals in the areas of corporate, energy, environmental, financial restructuring and reorganization, financial services, government affairs, hospitality, insurance, intellectual property, international, labor and employment, litigation, private equity, real estate and tax.

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