Press Release

Texas Super Lawyers Lists 27 Haynes Boone Lawyers as 2023 Rising Stars

March 22, 2023

Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars has included 27 Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers in its 2023 directory.

Published by Thomson Reuters, the Texas Rising Stars directory includes only 2 percent of young lawyers in Texas, selected through peer nominations and research. To be eligible, lawyers must be 40 or younger or practicing less than 10 years.

The following Haynes Boone lawyers are featured as 2023 Texas Rising Stars and listed with the practice areas designated by Super Lawyers:


Monika Singh Sanford – Banking


Raquel Alvarenga – Employment and Labor

Brent Beckert – Mergers and Acquisitions

Robert Bruner – Business/Corporate

Emily Buchanan – Insurance Coverage

Tiffany Cooke – IP Litigation

Colin Giuseppe Cox – Aviation and Aerospace, Business/Corporate, International

C.J. Donald – Banking

Tiffany Ferris – Intellectual Property

Caroline Wray Fox – Intellectual Property Litigation

Michael Gaston-Bell – Employment and Labor

Jennifer Kreick – Health Care

Kinne Manente – Banking

Taryn McDonald – Criminal Defense: White Collar

Camie McKee – Energy and Natural Resources

Kristina Pierre-Louis – Business Litigation, Civil Litigation, Health Care, Insurance Coverage

Taylor Rex Robertson – Business Litigation

David Staab - Bankruptcy

Fort Worth

Christopher Knight - Appellate


D.J. Beaty – Energy and Natural Resources

Natasha Breaux – Appellate, Up and Coming 100, Up and Coming 50 Women

Ellen Conley – Energy and Natural Resources

Elizabeth (Liz) Felicidario – Energy and Natural Resources

Morgan Haenchen – Energy and Natural Resources

Garrett Martin – Energy and Natural Resources

Kelli Norfleet – Bankruptcy: Business

San Antonio

Abby Johanson – Real Estate

Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international corporate law firm with 19 offices, spanning Texas, New York, California, Charlotte, Chicago, Denver, Virginia, Washington, D.C., London, Mexico City and Shanghai, providing a full spectrum of legal services in energy, technology, financial services and private equity. With about 650 lawyers, Haynes Boone is ranked among the largest U.S.-based firms by The National Law Journal, The American Lawyer and The Lawyer. It was recognized in the BTI Consulting Group’s 2022 “A-Team” report, which identifies the law firms that in-house counsel commend for providing superior client service. The firm is also recognized as a leader in DEI initiatives. It achieved Mansfield Rule 5.0 certification in 2022 after completing a rigorous 12-month collaboration with Diversity Lab.