T&K Attorneys Listed in Texas Rising Stars® 2018

Dallas The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP congratulates its 38 attorneys selected for inclusion in Texas Rising Stars® 2018 and its eight attorneys selected for inclusion in Texas Rising Stars 2018 Top Lists, both by Thomson Reuters. The lists will be published in the April 2018 issue of Texas Monthly.

Each year, Super Lawyers® recognizes the “best of the best” lawyers in Texas via a multi-phase selection process involving peer nomination, independent research, and peer evaluation. The Texas lawyers who receive the highest point totals during this selection process are further recognized in Texas Super Lawyers® Top Lists. The following Thompson & Knight attorneys are listed in Texas Rising Stars 2018 Top Lists:

• Julie Abernethy (Business Litigation) is among the Top 50 Female Lawyers
• Christopher L. Chauvin (Business Litigation) is among the Top 100 Texas Rising Stars
• Rick Haan (Real Estate) is among the Top 100 Texas Rising Stars
• Timothy E. Hudson (Business Litigation) is among the Top 100 Texas Rising Stars
• Elizabeth G. Myers (General Litigation) is among the Top 50 Female Lawyers
• Vishal H. Patel (Intellectual Property Litigation) is among the Top 100 Texas Rising Stars
• Micah R. Prude (Employment & Labor) is among the Top 100 Texas Rising Stars
Jennifer G. Snow (Business Litigation, Health Care) is among the Top 50 Female Lawyers

The following are the Firm’s attorneys listed in Texas Rising Stars 2018 and the practice areas in which they were selected:

Katherine L. Coleman, Legislative & Governmental Affairs
Melissa M. Davis, Appellate
Elizabeth G. Myers, General Litigation

Julie Abernethy, Business Litigation
Jesse E. Betts, Mergers & Acquisitions
Craig Carpenter, Intellectual Property
Christopher L. Chauvin, Business Litigation
Katharine Battaia Clark, Bankruptcy: Business
Andrew C. Cookingham, Business Litigation
Kathleen E. Gerber, Tax
Mitchell L. Griffith, Mergers & Acquisitions
Rick Haan, Real Estate
Nadia E. Haghighatian, Intellectual Property Litigation
Timothy E. Hudson, Business Litigation
Renee M. Hunter, Criminal Defense: White Collar
Erin Marino, Real Estate
Jeremiah M. Mayfield, Mergers & Acquisitions
Nathan D. Meredith, Mergers & Acquisitions
Lee Meyercord, Tax
Mark D. Mutschink, Health Care
Meghan Nylin, Business Litigation
Vishal H. Patel, Intellectual Property Litigation
Micah R. Prude, Employment & Labor
Jennifer G. Snow, Business Litigation; Health Care
Matthew H. Swerdlow, Real Estate
Michael B. Tristan, Business Litigation
Mackenzie S. Wallace, Business Litigation
Jasmine S. Wynton, Business Litigation
Travis J. Youngblood, Real Estate

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Conrad D. Hester, Business Litigation
Jessica S. Morrison, Employee Benefits
Robert Vartabedian, Business Litigation

C. Walker Brierre, Mergers & Acquisitions
Todd Lowther, Tax
Emily W. Miller, Business Litigation
David J. Rusk, Real Estate
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 Texas Super Lawyers 2017 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. 

About Thompson & Knight
Established in 1887, Thompson & Knight is a full-service law firm with more than 300 attorneys. The Firm provides legal solutions to clients and communities around the world and is particularly recognized for its depth of experience and capabilities on behalf of the energy industry. Thompson & Knight has been named “Law Firm of the Year” in Natural Resources Law (2018) and in Oil & Gas Law (2011-2013, 2015, 2017) in U.S. News-Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.” For more information, visit www.tklaw.com.