West Mermis Co-Founders Earn National Recognition

Lawrence J. West and Joshua W. Mermis, co-founders of the Houston-based litigation boutique West Mermis PLLC, have both been named to the 2019 listing of The Best Lawyers in America as well as the 2018 listing of Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters.

West and Mermis have been recognized for two consecutive years by Best Lawyers for their work in construction litigation.

In addition to this year’s Super Lawyers recognition, West has been named to the Texas Super Lawyers list each year since 2014.

Mermis was first recognized in 2017, after earning appearances on the companion Texas Rising Stars list from 2010-2011 and again from 2014-2016.

Read about the awards.

 

 




Deans & Lyons Co-Founder Named Among DFW’s Top 100 Attorneys

Attorney Michael Lyons, co-founder of the Texas-based trial firm Deans & Lyons, has been selected among Dallas-Fort Worth’s Top 100 attorneys in the 2018 edition of the Texas Super Lawyers legal guide.

The Top 100 list recognizes the DFW region’s leading attorneys regardless of practice focus. In addition to this distinction, Lyons earned selection among The Best Lawyers in America for 2019. He has also been recognized among the top “high stakes” trial lawyers in the state as a member of both the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums, as well as a member of America’s Top 100 Attorneys for Texas Lifetime Achievement. In 2017, he was named among America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators for North Texas.

Also earning 2018 Texas Super Lawyers honors were firm co-founder Greg Deans for his products liability and mass tort work and partner Katie Stepp for her general litigation practice.

Earlier this year, three of the firm’s lawyers were selected to the companion Rising Stars list of the top young attorneys in the state. Partners Chris Simmons and Courtney Bowline were recognized along with associate Lana Beverly for their outstanding work on both personal injury and commercial litigation matters.

Read details about the honors.

 

 




Houston Trial Lawyer David Bissinger Earns Texas Super Lawyers Recognition

Trial lawyer David Bissinger, a founder of Houston-based Bissinger, Oshman & Williams LLP, has been selected for a 12th consecutive year to the Texas Super Lawyers list.

Bissinger was recognized in the annual legal guide for his work involving complex commercial disputes. The honor is particularly significant, he said, given the number of exceptional litigators practicing in Texas. “The scope, complexity, and magnitude of business in Texas attracts the best lawyers in the world. To continue to be chosen among this elite group of advocates is a true honor.”

In a news release, the firm said Bissinger’s practice focuses on representing clients involved in securities and commercial fiduciary litigation, energy and technology matters, and executive compensation, banking, and real estate. He has first-chair jury trial and complex commercial arbitration experience for both plaintiffs and defendants. He also routinely represents businesses and individuals in internal and government investigations. He has served as an arbitrator in disputes before the American Arbitration Association (AAA), the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), and the Financial Industry Regulatory Association (FINRA).

A frequent writer and speaker on legal issues, he has written extensively on commercial trial advocacy in a world of digital evidence and vanishing jury trials. Most recently, he has written on courtroom psychology, trial tactics, and controlling trial costs. For example, he shared his tips for keeping jurors engaged during trial in an Aug. 8, 2018, Texas Lawyer commentary, “Want to Improve Your Trial Skills? Be Cognizant of the Clock.”

“Lawyers today come to court with evidence in dozens of boxes or gigabytes of hard drive space. They often forget that their audience – whether judges, jurors, or even seasoned commercial arbitrators – need to see the big picture before they can absorb the details that the lawyers have spent months or years collecting. A major aspect of what I do for my clients involves eliminating unnecessary details from a case whenever possible and to lay bare the core decisions that the judges, jurors, or arbitrators must make.”

A former chairman of the Houston Bar Association’s Securities Litigation and Arbitration Section, Bissinger is AV-rated “Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell, the organization’s highest peer rating for legal skills and ethics. He earned his law degree from Vanderbilt Law School and his undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa.

Texas Super Lawyers is published annually by Thomson Reuters in Texas Monthly and Super Lawyers magazines. Selection is based on a statewide survey of lawyers and extensive editorial review. For more information, visit http://www.superlawyers.com.

 

 




Bradley Partner Edward Sledge IV Appointed to IADC Foundation Board

Edward S. Sledge IV, a partner in Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP’s Birmingham office, has been appointed to the board of directors of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) Foundation. His term runs until February 2020.

“We are proud of Ed’s ongoing service to the legal industry and community, and we congratulate him on his appointment to the board of the International Association of Defense Counsel Foundation,” said Bradley Birmingham Office Managing Partner Dawn Helms Sharff.

A member of Bradley’s Litigation Practice Group, Sledge represents businesses, including private equity groups, product manufacturers and financial services institutions, in high-exposure civil disputes in a variety of industries, the firm said in a release. His national practice focuses on complex business and commercial litigation in courts across the country. In addition, he routinely represents businesses in consumer finance disputes and in personal injury and wrongful death matters.

Sledge received his J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law and his Bachelor of Science from the United States Military Academy.

Founded in 1920, the IADC is the preeminent invitation-only global legal organization for attorneys who represent corporate and insurance interests. The mission of the IADC’s Foundation is to support the rule of law and access for all to a fair and just legal system through education and research, strategic partnerships, and relevant projects.

 

 




Chamblee Ryan Observes 20 Years of Litigation Practice

Texas law firm Chamblee Ryan is observing its 20 years of litigation by compiling a long list of victories.

The firm has offices in Dallas and Tyler. Name partners are Bill Chamblee and Jeff Ryan.

“Some firms say they focus on effective client representation,” the firm says on its website. “But our record and reputation in trial litigation compares favorably to any other firm in North Texas, large or small. Since 1998 our attorneys have tried hundreds of cases in the court room, as well as secured favorable results through effective negotiation involving many industries and in many areas of the law.”

See the list of victories.

 

 

 




Five Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson Partners Among Texas’ Top 100 Attorneys

The publishers of Texas Super Lawyers have selected five partners with the family law boutique Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, LLP, among the state’s Top 100 attorneys.

Partners Richard Orsinger, Keith Nelson, Scott Downing, Brad LaMorgese and Lon Loveless were selected to the Top 100 list from the nearly 90,000 eligible attorneys in Texas. The Top 100 recognizes the state’s elite attorneys, regardless of their primary area of practice. No other family law firm in the state has so many attorneys named to the Top 100 for 2018, the firm said in a release.

A total of 11 lawyers were selected among the state’s leading family law attorneys, with several earning additional 2018 accolades.

Six firm attorneys were selected among the Top 100 attorneys in Dallas-Fort Worth: Nelson, Downing, LaMorgese and Loveless, along with partner Jeffrey Anderson and of counsel Marilea Lewis. Lewis also was named to the list of the Top 50 female attorneys in Texas. Orsinger was selected among the Top 50 attorneys in Central/West Texas.

Orsinger, Nelson and Downing have been selected among the state’s top Family Law attorneys every year since 2003. The 2018 recognition is LaMorgese’s 15th time to make the list.

Partners Amber Liddell Alwais and Paul Hewett each earned their sixth selection, while William Reppeto and Loveless were honored for a fifth year. Lewis was selected for a seventh year and associate Hunter Lewis earned recognition for a sixth year.

Super Lawyers selections are based on a combination of peer nominations, evaluations and independent editorial research. No more than 5 percent of Texas attorneys are chosen each year. The full 2018 listing appears in the October editions of Texas Monthly and Texas Super Lawyers, and is available online at http://www.superlawyers.com.

 

 




Weisbart Springer Hayes Partner Julie Springer Earns ABOTA Membership

Julie A. Springer, a founding partner of the Austin-based commercial litigation firm Weisbart Springer Hayes, LLP, has been accepted into the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).

ABOTA dedicates itself to the preservation and promotion of the Seventh Amendment, which guarantees the right to civil jury trials. Members in this prestigious invitation-only group must have tried a minimum of 10 civil jury trials to conclusion. More than 7,600 lawyers and judges are involved in ABOTA chapters in all 50 states.

“ABOTA is one of the nation’s most effective organizations in championing the ethics, professionalism and principles of the legal profession, and I’m honored to be part of this select group,” Springer said.

In her practice, Springer represents clients in all types of employment and business-related disputes in federal and state courts and before regulatory agencies throughout Texas and the United States. Springer’s litigation experience includes claims of discrimination, harassment and other traditional employment claims; defense of national wage and hour collective and class actions under federal and state law; and business disputes involving breach of contract, breach of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, and misappropriation of trade secret claims.

In addition, Springer has experience in issues involving higher education, such as Title IX litigation, as well as other issues affecting colleges and universities throughout the country. Springer also regularly counsels corporate and individual clients on all facets of the employer-employee relationship, including the negotiation of executive compensation and separation agreements.

A graduate of Baylor Law School who also earned her undergraduate degree from Baylor University, Springer is one of the few lawyers in Texas who is Board Certified in both Labor & Employment Law and Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She has earned recognition on the Texas Super Lawyers list each year since 2011, and is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

 

 




Deborah Hankinson Named Dallas Arbitration Lawyer of the Year

Texas lawyer Deborah Hankinson has been selected Arbitration Lawyer of the Year for Dallas in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. The former Texas Supreme Court justice specializes in conflict resolution, including arbitrations and mediations.

In 2016, Hankinson was selected to The National Law Journal’s inaugural ADR Champions list recognizing trailblazers from across the nation. She also has been recognized by Chambers USA, the Benchmark Appellate guide, Texas Super Lawyers, The National Law Journal, Texas Lawyer, Dallas Business Journal, D Magazine, the Dallas Bar Association and Lawdragon.

Hankinson serves on the Board of Directors of the American Arbitration Association. She is a Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators and the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers.

 

 




Sayles Werbner Attorneys Once Again Named to Best Lawyers in America

Trial law firm Sayles Werbner is home to seven attorneys selected once again to the annual Best Lawyers in America listing.

Co-founders Richard A. “Dick” Sayles and Mark S. Werbner are included in the list, having earned recognition for more than a decade. Both men are on the 2019 list for their commercial litigation work and bet-the-company prowess; Werbner also is recognized for his white-collar criminal defense work.

Board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Civil Trial Law and Personal Injury Trial Law, Sayles’ record includes 150 cases tried to verdict, more than a dozen multimillion-dollar jury verdicts and significant defense wins, the firm said.

Werbner, who is board certified in Civil Trial Law and Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, also has tried more than 150 jury cases.

The 2019 edition of Best Lawyers in America includes the following Sayles Werbner shareholders:

· Shawn C. Long: Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants

· Darren P. Nicholson: Litigation – Intellectual Property

· Robert L. Sayles: Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

· William S. Snyder: Commercial Litigation and Litigation – Securities

· Mark E. Torian: White-Collar Criminal Defense

The Best Lawyers in America guide is compiled annually from independent nominations. Prior nominees who handle similar cases review the nominations. Editors make the final selections, recognizing the top attorneys in the country based on their practice areas.

 

 




Insurance Attorney Meloney Perry Selected to Best Lawyers in America for 2019

Dallas insurance coverage and litigation attorney Meloney Perry, founder of Perry Law P.C. has been named to the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in recognition of her work in insurance law.

Perry has more than 20 years of experience defending insurance companies in coverage disputes, bad faith and class-action litigation. She serves as the primary regional counsel for a major national insurance firm. She also represents business owners across the country in insurance and business disputes in Texas, New Mexico and Colorado.

“I’m honored to be included among such a talented group of lawyers,” said Perry. “Our team works very hard for our clients, and being recognized by our peers is confirmation of this hard work.”

Perry was recently named Vice Chair of the Council of Chairs Committee for the State Bar of Texas after holding a position as the 2017-18 Chair of the Insurance Law Section. She is an author and presenter, frequently conducting seminars that focus on insurance coverage issues and the law.

This is the first selection to the respected peer-review listing for Perry. Recognizing the top 4 percent of practicing attorneys in the country based on their practice areas, The Best Lawyers in America is compiled through a process of independent nominations, followed by a review by prior nominees who handle similar cases. Editors make the final selections.

 

 




Day Pitney Ranks Among Top 20 Law Firms for Gender Diversity in The American Lawyer

Day Pitney LLP announced that the firm has been ranked among the top 20 Am Law 200 firms for gender diversity, specifically, the percentage of female equity partners, in The American Lawyer‘s annual A-List ranking.

The newest metric included in the A-List ranking is a score based on the percentage of female lawyers in a firm’s equity partnership ranks. Equity partnership, or law firm ownership, is considered to be among the most important indicators of a law firm’s enduring diversity achievements.

This year, Day Pitney was also ranked among the top 50 law firms in the National Law Journal (NLJ) 500: Women’s Scorecard. Only the largest 350 firms in the nation are eligible for a Women’s Scorecard ranking, and the “score” is determined by adding the percentage of the firm’s female attorneys with its percentage of female partners.

 

 




National Law Journal Honors Loewinsohn Flegle Deary Simon

Loewinsohn Flegle Deary SimonLoewinsohn Flegle Deary Simon has earned a place on the 2018 Elite Trial Lawyers finalist list for Business Torts as selected by editors and reporters of American Lawyer Media’s National Law Journal.

The publication’s research staff selected the Dallas-based firm for its lawyers’ “exemplary performance in cutting-edge work on behalf of plaintiffs over the last 18 months.” Finalists were chosen from 300 submissions across 23 categories.  The selection process is designed to identify firms “that have achieved exemplary results for their clients.”

Earlier this year, the firm was honored as a Tier 1 Law Firm, the highest-possible ranking, by U.S. News – Best Lawyers in America based on confidential feedback from clients and other lawyers. All six of the firm’s principals are listed in The Best Lawyers in America.

Read about the honor.

 

 




Dallas Trial Lawyer Michael Lyons Earns Best Lawyers in America Recognition

Attorney Michael Lyons, co-founder of the Texas-based trial firm Deans & Lyons, has earned selection to the 2019 listing of The Best Lawyers in America for his commercial litigation work.

“Throughout my career, my singular focus has been on achieving the best result possible for my clients,” said Lyons. “Being supported by my peers for Best Lawyers in America confirms that commitment.”

Lyons is a member of the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums. He also has earned recognition as a Lifetime Achievement member of America’s Top 100 Attorneys for Texas and in 2017 was named among America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators for North Texas.

In addition to his selection to the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America guide, Lyons has earned recognition on the Texas Super Lawyers list. In addition, he has been recognized multiple times on D Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Dallas list for both personal injury and business litigation.

 

 




Bailey Brauer Co-Founders Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America

Clayton Bailey and Alex Brauer, co-founders of the Dallas-based litigation boutique Bailey Brauer PLLC, have been selected for recognition in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Bailey is being recognized for his appellate work, and Brauer is included among the leading commercial litigation attorneys in the country. Bailey Brauer and its lawyers have earned multiple honors from BTI Consulting Group, the National Law Journal, Texas Super Lawyers and D Magazine in addition to The Best Lawyers in America.

“As a firm, we have always focused on providing clients with comprehensive legal solutions,” said Brauer. “Earning recognition for both our appellate and litigation expertise is a sign that we have been successful at representing clients in all phases of trial work and appeals.”

Bailey, one of The National Trial Lawyers’ Top 100 Texas Civil Plaintiff Lawyers, has trial and appellate experience in complex tort and other commercial cases in federal and state appeals courts. In 2017, he was the only Texas-based lawyer selected to the National Law Journal’s Elite Boutique Trailblazers honoring legal innovators who are changing the boutique law landscape.

Brauer, recognized as a leading commercial litigator by various publications, represents companies and high net worth individuals involved in high-stakes business litigation. His practice spans various industries and he has successfully represented clients in both state and federal courts across the country.

The profession’s oldest U.S. peer-review guide, The Best Lawyers in America is also among the most respected. Selection is based on confidential evaluations by attorneys in the same practice area and from the same geographic region. For the full listing, visit https://www.bestlawyers.com/.

 

 




Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton Attorneys Listed Among Best in America

Eleven attorneys from the Dallas, Nashville and Austin offices of the business and entertainment law firm Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton, LLP, have been selected to the 2019 listing of The Best Lawyers in America.

“The strength of this firm is evidenced through the selection of these lawyers,” said founding partner John Shackelford. “Not only are our attorneys among the very best, but they also represent clients across a broad legal spectrum.”

The recognized attorneys represent a range of practices, including commercial litigation, family law, appellate, banking and finance, health care law, corporate law, construction law and litigation, project finance, and bankruptcy and reorganization.

The firm’s growing family law practice was particularly well represented, with three partners – Kathryn Pruitt, Josh Northam and Keeli Rule – earning recognition in that category.

Pruitt recently joined the firm’s Dallas office. Her family law practice focuses on representing clients in amicable and high-conflict divorce as well as custody litigation matters. She has been Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 2009.

Also selected to the 2019 listing of The Best Lawyers in America are Shackelford partners:

· Jay Bowen, Nashville – Commercial Litigation

· Talmage Boston, Dallas – Appellate, Commercial Litigation, Banking and Finance

· David Elrod, Dallas – Corporate Law

· Martha Hardwick Hofmeister, Dallas – Commercial Litigation

· Bill Hopkins, Austin – Health Care Law

· Mark McQuality, Dallas – Construction Law and Construction Litigation

· Keith Mullen, Dallas – Project Finance Law

· Frances Smith, Dallas – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

The oldest and one of the most respected guides to the U.S. legal profession, The Best Lawyers in America listing of the nation’s top lawyers is based on confidential peer-review surveys submitted by attorneys who practice in the same legal fields and within the same geographic regions.

 

 




Amy M. Stewart Appointed Division V. Director for ABA Section of Litigation

Amy M. Stewart, founding partner of Stewart Bradbury PLLC, was recently appointed as 2018-19 Division V. Director for the ABA’s Section of Litigation.

In her new role, she will oversee the work of the substantive litigation subcommittees, including Business Torts and Unfair Competition, Commercial Litigation, Employment and Labor Law, Products Liability, Mass Torts, bankruptcy, Securities Litigation.

Additionally, Stewart is the Co-Chair of the 2018 ABA Section of Litigation’s Professional Success Summit set for Houston Nov. 14-16, 2018. The Professional Success Summit is focused on providing successful litigation, trial, and business development strategies for racially diverse minority litigators.

 

 




One of North Texas’ Largest Women-Owned Law Firms Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Estes Thorne & Carr PLLC is celebrating its 10th year as one of the largest women-owned law firms in North Texas. The Dallas Business Journal has ranked the firm among North Texas’ 100 largest women-owned businesses. And for six consecutive years, the firm has made the list of Best Law Firms by U.S. News – Best Lawyers in America.

Name partners are  Dawn EstesJessica Thorne and Lori Carr.

In a release, the firm said its partners bring decades of big firm experience to the litigation boutique. Their varied practice includes commercial litigation, labor and employment matters, family law, construction, energy litigation, ERISA litigation, professional liability, and alternative dispute resolution. The firm also often serves as Texas local counsel.

“We seized an opportunity 10 years ago to create a firm that allowed us to unite our strengths, and we’ve never looked back,” said Estes, who was selected a Top 100 commercial litigator in Texas in 2017 by Super Lawyers. “We said we always wanted to swim in the deep end. By creating the right environment for us and our clients, we’ve never been out of our depth.”

Read the firm’s release.

 

 




Vault Ranks AZA Among Top Mid-Sized US Law Firms in Work Quality, Hiring Selectivity

AZA is ranked among the nation’s top mid-sized law firms and among the top 10 for quality of work and top 15 for hiring selectivity by Vault rankings.

Vault, which recently released its 20th law firm ranking guide to help law students and lawyers, included AZA in its “Top 150 Under 150.” This is a listing that uses employee surveys to identify the best law firms to work for across the country.

AZA, or Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., was one of only 26 Texas firms included on the list. The only other mid-sized Texas-based firm on the list with AZA for top quality of work and selectivity in hiring is Susman Godfrey LLP.

AZA’s  top quality of work ranking can be seen here.

“It’s no surprise that AZA would rank at the very top among law boutiques. We are trial lawyers, and we get our newest attorneys into court immediately so that they are comfortable before a judge and jury. Plus, we represent Fortune 500 companies in complex commercial cases so the work is always interesting,” said firm founding partner John Zavitsanos.

AZA’s Fortune 500 clients include: Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (NYSE:APC), Apache Corp. (NYSE:APA), Chevron (NYSE:CVX), Enterprise Products Partners LP (NYSE:EPD), Group 1 Automotive (NYSE: GPI), Halliburton Corp. (NYSE:HAL), Huntsman (NYSE: HUN), Liberty Mutual, National Oilwell Varco Inc. (NYSE:NOV), Noble Energy (NYSE: NBL) and NRG Energy (NYSE: NRG).

AZA’s top hiring selectivity rankings can be seen here.

“We also pick our new lawyers carefully from the best law schools and take laterals from some of the best firms in the country,” Zavitsanos said.

 

 




Venable Partner Craig Thompson Elected President of International Association of Defense Counsel

The International Association of Defense Counsel announced that Craig A. Thompson, a partner at Venable LLP, has been elected president of the IADC for the 2018-2019 term.

Thompson was officially installed at the IADC’s Annual Meeting in July in Lisbon, Portugal.

A member of the Products Liability and Mass Torts practice at Venable, Thompson has more than two decades of experience handling civil cases in federal and state courts, the firm said in a release. He represents clients in the areas of commercial litigation, product liability, premises liability, and personal injury. Thompson also is active in leading law firm inclusion and diversity initiatives, and served for five years as chair of Venable’s Diversity Committee.

In 2013, Thompson was a faculty member for the IADC’s Annual Trial Academy, which is one of the oldest and most respected programs for developing defense trial advocacy skills. In addition, he has lectured or taught at numerous law schools and currently is a featured columnist for the Minority Corporate Counsel Association publication.

Thomson has been recommended or highly ranked by top legal industry and attorney referral guides including Martindale Hubbell, Chambers USA, Best Lawyers and Legal 500. He received his J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maryland.

Also at its Annual Meeting, the Chicago-based IADC elected Amy Sherry Fischer, a shareholder at Foliart Huff Ottaway & Bottom in Oklahoma City, Okla., as president-elect. The IADC’s immediate past president is Andrew Kopon Jr., a founding member of Kopon Airdo, LLC in Chicago.

The IADC’s other newly elected board members for the current term are:

– Frank A. Lattal, senior vice president, Claims, for Chubb Group in Hamilton, Bermuda, as the IADC’s vice president of insurance.

– Mark R. Beebe, partner at Adams and Reese LLP in New Orleans.

– Stephanie M. Rippee, member at Watkins & Eager PLLC in Jackson, Miss.

– Thomas Rouhette, partner at Hogan Lovells LLP in Paris, France.

 

 




Langley & Banack Attorneys Receive Professional Excellence Awards by Texas Lawyer

Langley & Banack, Inc. announced that Emerson “Buddy” Banack Jr. and Natalie Friend Wilson have been recognized by Texas Lawyer for their contributions to the legal profession. Banack, co-founder and shareholder of Langley & Banack, was awarded Lifetime Achievement, and Wilson, a bankruptcy attorney, was awarded On the Rise for attorneys 40 years of age and younger.

Banack, a distinguished trial lawyer, graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in 1965. He has represented governmental entities, corporations, businesses, individuals, physicians, lawyers, engineers and architects in malpractice cases, products liability cases, negligence cases and business litigation. He has been named a Best Lawyer in America since 1983, a Texas Super Lawyer since 2003, and has received the San Antonio Business Journal’s Outstanding Lawyer Lifetime Achievement Award.

Wilson is a bankruptcy attorney with Langley & Banack who began her legal practice in 2007 after graduating from the University of Hawai’i, William S. Richardson School of Law, J.D., cum laude. She has represented debtors, creditors, and bankruptcy trustees. Wilson is active in the Military Spouse JD Network, a bar association for lawyers married to members of the armed forces. Wilson has been a 40 Under 40 recipient by the San Antonio Business Journal and a Bexar County Women’s Bar Association Belva Lockwood Award winner.

Profiles of the honorees will be published in the September issue of Texas Lawyer Magazine. An awards ceremony in their honor will be held on Sept. 19 at the Belo Mansion in Dallas.