Haynes and Boone Attorneys Recognized by Texas Super Lawyers as Rising Stars


DALLAS – Thirty-four Haynes and Boone, LLP attorneys have been recognized by Texas Super Lawyers in its 2012 Rising Stars Edition, which recognizes top up-and-coming attorneys in the state.

Selected attorneys are 40 and under or have been in practice for 10 years or less. The list is compiled through peer nominations and research, and no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in the state are named to the list.


The complete list of Haynes and Boone 2012 Rising Stars are:


  • Brandon S. Jones - Tax, Business/Corporate
  • Aimee Furness - Business Litigation, Franchise/Dealership
  • Mark Trachtenberg - Appellate
  • Eric S. Williams - Mergers & Acquisitions, Business/Corporate, Securities & Corporate Finance
  • John Harper - Employment & Labor, Employment Litigation: Defense
  • Ben Mesches - Appellate
  • Robert Lauer - Franchise/Dealership
  • Amy Moss - Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities & Corporate Finance, Business/Corporate
  • Sarah Teachout - Criminal Defense: White Collar, Antitrust Litigation, Business Litigation
  • Karen Coomer Denney - Employment & Labor, General Litigation
  • Jeff Dinerstein - Mergers & Acquisitions, Tax
  • Mark Elmore - Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
  • Sandy Hellums - Government/Cities/Municipalities, Land Use/Zoning, Eminent Domain
  • Alan Herda - Intellectual Property
  • Brent Huddleston - Immigration
  • John McGowan - Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities & Corporate Finance
  • Abigail Ottmers - Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights
  • Matt Zmigrosky - Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Karl Burrer - Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
  • Jacqueline Shipchandler - Antitrust Litigation, Criminal Defense: White Collar, Civil Litigation Defense
  • Leslie Thorne - Insurance Coverage, Business Litigation, Construction Litigation
  • Brack Bryant - Real Estate, Energy & Natural Resources
  • Katharine David - Government/Cities/Municipalities, Eminent Domain, Land Use/Zoning
  • Ryan Cox - Securities & Corporate Finance, Business/Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Christina Crozier - Appellate
  • Christopher Rogers - Antitrust Litigation, Criminal Defense: White Collar, Business Litigation
  • Dan Gold - Securities Litigation, Business Litigation
  • Tom Tippetts - Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities & Corporate Finance, Business/Corporate
  • Jeremy Kernodle - Appellate, General Litigation, Government Contracts
  • Ian Peck - Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
  • David Bell - Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Yasser Madriz - Business Litigation
  • Jason Bloom - Intellectual Property Litigation, Business Litigation
  • Chip Brooker - Business Litigation, Professional Liability: Defense, Estate & Trust Litigation


About Haynes and Boone


Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, New York, California, Washington, D.C., Mexico City and Moscow, providing a full spectrum of legal services. With more than 525 attorneys, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest law firms in the nation by The National Law Journal. The firm has been named one of the "Best Corporate Law Firms in America" (Corporate Board Member Magazine, 2001-2011) and recognized as a “Top 20 Law Firm” for culture and for diversity with respect to both women and minorities (Vault, 2012).

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