T&K Attorneys Listed in Texas Rising Stars® 2016

Dallas – The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP congratulates its 35 attorneys selected for inclusion in Texas Rising Stars® 2016 by Thomson Reuters. The list will be published in the April 2016 issue of Texas Monthly.

The following are the Firm’s attorneys listed in Texas Rising Stars 2016 and the practice areas in which they were selected:

Katherine L. Coleman, Legislative & Governmental Affairs
Ashley T. K. Phillips, Environmental
John P. Vacalis, Business Litigation

Julie Abernethy, Business Litigation
Steven Bartz, Business/Corporate
Jesse E. Betts, Mergers & Acquisitions
Craig Carpenter, Intellectual Property
Christopher L. Chauvin, Business Litigation
Katharine B. Clark, Bankruptcy: Business
Justin S. Cohen, Intellectual Property
Andrew C. Cookingham, Business Litigation
Janelle L. Davis, Personal Injury – Products: Defense
Jennifer Rudenick Ecklund, General Litigation
Bryan D. Garner, Real Estate
Rick Haan, Real Estate
Timothy E. Hudson, Business Litigation
Todd D. Keator, Tax
Michael Lii, Securities & Corporate Finance
Jason Patrick Loden, Employee Benefits
Jeremiah M. Mayfield, Business/Corporate
Nathan D. Meredith, Mergers & Acquisitions
Matthew M. Mitzner, Business Litigation
Vishal H. Patel, Intellectual Property Litigation
Micah R. Prude, Employment & Labor
David C. Schulte, Business Litigation
Kurt Summers, Banking
Michael Tristan, Business Litigation
Mackenzie S. Wallace, Business Litigation

Fort Worth
Travis W. McNellie, Real Estate
Robert Vartabedian, Business Litigation

C. Walker Brierre, Mergers & Acquisitions
Wade A. Johnson, Intellectual Property Litigation
Todd Lowther, Tax
Emily W. Miller, Business Litigation
Megan H. Schmid, Business Litigation

The Texas Rising Stars represent the top 2.5-percent of Texas attorneys who are 40 years old or younger or those attorneys who have been practicing for 10 years or less. The selection process involves a nominating survey sent to all attorneys named to the Texas Super Lawyers® 2015 and a review of each nominee by an attorney-led research team. Nominees are ranked based on the number and type of votes received with higher scores given to nominees from other law firms compared to internally generated nominations. These rankings are tallied and segregated based on firm size for the final selection.