The Top 50 Attorneys of San Antonio for 2023

Attorney Intel is pleased to announce The Top 50 Attorneys of San Antonio for 2023. One of the oldest urban centers in Texas, there's a reason why San Antonio attracts 39 million visitors a year. As the second-largest city in the Lone Star State, San Antonio is famous for its Tex-Mex cuisine, River Walk, Alamo landmark – and its professional basketball team, the Spurs, which has won five NBA championships. But the area isn’t just about history and sports. As the seventh most populous city in the country, San Antonio is also home to prominent industries such as healthcare, military, manufacturing, tourism, and technology.

Significantly, the thriving economy in San Antonio has generated a heightened need for legal services across the board. Working in a wide range of fields, the men and women highlighted this year provide leadership to some of the most recognizable organizations in the legal and financial worlds, including H-E-B, Norton Rose Fulbright, and Frost, among others. They are held in high esteem and revered for their contributions, serving as prominent figures in their respective local communities.

This year's honorees include Skip Hulett, the VP and General Counsel of NatureSweet. Having started his own law firm immediately after his legal education, Hulett is an award-winning attorney who has served as a Texas judge and excelled in the world of private business. Next we have Erica Giese, a Partner at Jackson Walker, a Texas-based law firm with more than 450 attorneys. With more than 20 years of experience, over 100 trials, and a keen ability to navigate both federal and state courts, Giese’s advocacy and negotiating skills have led to tremendously successful outcomes for her clients.

Lastly, this year we would like to honor David Lopez, a Partner at Cacheaux Cavazos & Newton. A former tenured professor, Lopez has testified on Mexican law in more than 130 cases around the country over the past 20 years.

Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of The Top 50 Attorneys of San Antonio for 2023.


1. Yun Au
General Counsel, H-E-B

Yun Au is the General Counsel of H-E-B. He first joined the company in 2020. H-E-B is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas with approximately $32 billion in revenue and 117,000+ Partners. Founded in 1905, H-E-B operates more than 400 stores in a number of formats, including superstores, supermarkets, and gourmet markets. H-E-B is the #1 food retailer in the Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Corpus Christi, and Rio Grande Valley markets. Their company is the largest private company in Texas and one of the 15 largest privately held companies in the U.S.

Previously, Au was a general counsel at Nestlé and before that a VP and deputy general counsel at Nestlé Waters North America. Earlier in his career he worked with Riordan & McKinzie as an associate attorney. Au earned a JD from the University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and an undergraduate degree from Harvard University.


2. Dan Moffett
Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Dan Moffett is the Partner of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, a global law firm with more than 900 lawyers and advisors who pride themselves on dedication to their clients and their communities. With offices worldwide, they are renowned for numerous market-leading practices; their strengths in complex transactions and restructurings, high-stakes litigation, and public policy and regulatory matters; and their unyielding pro bono commitment. Moffett has 18 years of experience. He began his career in 2005.

Moffett is a lead trial lawyer who represents public and private companies in patent, trade secret, and trademark litigation in district courts throughout the country. Advises on challenges and defenses to patent validity in Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) proceedings. Advises clients on procurement, maintenance, and enforcement of their valuable intellectual property. Moffett’s practice encompasses all aspects of intellectual property (IP) procurement and protection, with a focus on complex patent, trade secret and trademark litigation. He has served as lead counsel and lead technical counsel in cases involving claims of patent infringement, antitrust violations and theft of trade secrets. He also has first-chair experience representing clients before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) in inter partes review proceedings. Moffett graduated from The University of Texas School of Law with a JD and from The University of Texas at Austin with an undergraduate degree in microbiology.


3. Daryl Lansdale
Managing Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright US

Daryl Lansdale began his professional career 31 years ago. Today, he is the Managing Partner of Norton Rose Fulbright US. Norton Rose Fulbright US provides the world's preeminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. They have more than 3,500 lawyers and other legal staff based in Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Africa. Norton Rose Fulbright Verein, a Swiss verein, helps coordinate the activities of Norton Rose Fulbright members but does not itself provide legal services to clients. Norton Rose Fulbright has offices in more than 50 cities worldwide, including London, Houston, New York, Toronto, Mexico City, Hong Kong, Sydney and Johannesburg.

Lansdale's practice is focused on the areas of mergers and acquisitions, public and private financing, public company reporting, and corporate governance matters. Lansdale has extensive experience representing private equity firms and public companies in their acquisitions and divestitures and issuers and underwriters in public and private offerings. Lansdale graduated from SMU Dedman School of Law with a JD and from The University of Texas at Austin with an undergraduate degree in business.


4. Danya Blair
Partner, Akerman

Danya Blair is a Partner at Akerman. She first joined the company in 2016. Akerman LLP is a top 100 U.S. law firm recognized among the most forward-thinking firms in the industry by the Financial Times. More than 700 lawyers and business professionals collaborate with the world's most successful enterprises and entrepreneurs to navigate change, seize opportunities, and help drive innovation and growth.

Blair represents clients in a wide variety of civil litigation matters, including the defense of employment claims brought under state and federal statutes, trade secret and non-compete claims, workplace investigations, injunctive proceedings, appeals, commercial litigation, and the defense of tort claims. Danya regularly litigates in federal and state courts and arbitrates before the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Previously, Blair was a partner at Beirne, Maynard & Parsons, LLP. Blair earned a JD from The University of Texas at Austin and an undergraduate degree in sociology and government from The University of Texas at Austin.


5. James Gilman
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Methodist Healthcare System

James Gilman is the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Methodist Healthcare System, the area's largest and most preferred healthcare system. Their mission is "serving humanity to honor God by providing exceptional and cost-effective health care accessible to all."​Methodist Healthcare was selected to receive the Texas Award for Performance Excellence (TAPE) from the Quality Texas Foundation, representing the highest level of quality an organization can achieve in the state of Texas. Gilman has 28 years of experience. He began his career in 1995.

Before joining Methodist Healthcare System, Gilman was a partner at Cox Smith Matthews Incorporated and, before that, an SVP at McKenna Health System. Earlier in his career, he worked with Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. as a senior associate. Gilman graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a JD and from The University of Dallas with an undergraduate degree in political philosophy.


6. Erika Robinson
General Counsel, Trinity University

Erika Robinson began her professional career 21 years ago. Today, she is the General Counsel of Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. Trinity University is one of the nation's top private liberal arts universities. With 2,600 talented undergraduate and graduate students, the University is known for its stimulating, resourceful, and collaborative environment—in the classroom, on campus, and around the world.

Robinson is a skilled, thoughtful, and collaborative education attorney who has provided strategic advice and counsel to K–12 school districts, higher educational institutions, and school leaders throughout her career. Robinson earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law, a Master of Education from Ohio University, and a Bachelor of Political Science from Agnes Scott College. In addition to her legal experience, Robinson has multifaceted competencies as a diversity and inclusion practitioner.


7. Blakely Fernandez
Partner, Bracewell

Blakely Fernandez is a Partner at Bracewell. She first joined the company in 2013. Bracewell LLP is a leading law and government relations firm. Their knowledge of the commercial, legal, and governmental challenges faced by clients across industries enables us to provide innovative solutions to facilitate transactions and resolve disputes. Fernandez focuses her practice in the space where business and government intersect, recognizing that complex business issues and solutions often exist in a political environment, just as complex public issues and solutions often benefit from private partnerships. She represents both governmental entities and private sector clients in structuring projects that include public benefit and, often, incentives.

Previously, Fernandez was a partner at Tuggey Fernandez LLP. Fernandez earned a JD from St. Mary's University School of Law and an undergraduate degree in political science and government from Pepperdine University.


8. Erica Giese
Partner, Jackson Walker

Erica Giese is the Partner of Jackson Walker, a Texas-based law firm with a national presence and global reach. With more than 450 attorneys, they're one of the largest firms in the state and provide comprehensive services in a broad range of practice areas. At the same time, by keeping their offices in Texas—Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Angelo, and San Antonio—they provide excellent value for clients and maintain the nimbleness to adapt to their needs. With more than 20 years of experience, over 100 trials, and a keen ability to navigate both federal and state courts, Erica’s advocacy and negotiating skills have led to tremendously successful outcomes for her clients, including securing dismissals and governmental decisions not to proceed with charges. Should cases proceed to trial, Erica has a long track record of success trying cases in federal and state courts.

Before joining Jackson Walker, Giese was the chief of the financial litigation unit at United States Attorneys'​ Offices and, before that, an adjunct professor at The University of Texas at San Antonio. Earlier in her career, she worked with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services as a child protective specialist. Giese graduated from St. Mary's University School of Law with a JD and from The University of Texas at Austin with an undergraduate degree in sociology.


9. Michael Goldstone
General Counsel and Secretary, Rush Enterprises

Michael Goldstone is the General Counsel and Secretary of Rush Enterprises. Rush Enterprises is a premier solutions provider to the commercial vehicle industry. The company owns and operates Rush Truck Centers, the largest network of commercial vehicle dealerships in the United States, with more than 100 dealership locations in 21 states. These vehicle centers, strategically located in high-traffic areas on or near major highways throughout the United States, represent truck and bus manufacturers, including Peterbilt, International, Hino, Isuzu, Ford, Mitsubishi, IC Bus, and Blue Bird.

Goldstone joined Rush Enterprises as Associate General Counsel in 2010 and has overseen the company's litigation, labor, and employment matters since that time. Mr. Goldstone will continue to report to Mr. Weaver and will be responsible for the company's legal department and corporate governance matters. Mr. Goldstone has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics from Drew University and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Vanderbilt University.


10. Jane Bockus
Partner, Dykema

Jane Bockus is the Partner of Dykema. She first joined the company in 2015 as Partner. Dykema serves clients around the world from our 14 strategically situated offices in Michigan, Illinois, Washington, D.C., Texas, California, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Through their practice management structure and their focused industry groups, they know and understand the industries in which their clients compete, from automotive to energy, from hospitality and gaming to financial institutions. Bottom line: we are attuned to the latest industry trends that affect their clients’ businesses, enabling us to provide counsel that is comprehensive, insightful, and cost-effective.

Bockus has over 40 years of experience as a trial lawyer. She has been first chair counsel in dozens of jury trials in a wide range of cases, including cases claiming Consumer Credit Code violations, insurance bad faith, product liability, and medical and legal malpractice defense. In the last ten years, her practice has focused primarily on pharmaceutical product defense. Jane has been involved in all phases of the defense of pharmaceutical product cases, from the development of defense strategies to identifying and working with key experts to successfully trying the cases before a jury. She has tried cases in State and Federal courts both in and out of Texas. Previously, Bockus was a partner at Clemens & Spencer. Bockus earned a JD from St. Mary's University and an undergraduate degree in history from Southern Methodist University.


11. Bryce Seki
General Counsel, Legence

Bryce Seki is the General Counsel of Legence, a Blackstone portfolio company. Legence is an Energy Transition Accelerator™ that provides advisory services and implementation focused on financing, designing, building, and servicing complex systems in mission-critical and high-performance facilities. With five decades of expertise in the built environment, Legence has a proven track record of reducing carbon emissions, implementing renewables, lowering utility costs through efficiency consumption, and making systems run better at unmatched speed and scale. Seki has 18 years of experience. He began his career in 2005.

Before joining Legence, Sekie was a VP of general counsel, secretary, and compliance officer at Pioneer Energy Services, and before that, a corporate counsel at Pioneer Energy Services Corp. Earlier in his career, he worked with Fulbright & Jaworski as an associate. Seki graduated from Notre Dame Law School with a JD and from the University of Notre Dame with an undergraduate degree.


12. Lara Leon
Partner, Constangy

Lara Leon began her professional career 25 years ago. Today, she is the Partner of Constangy. Constangy has more than 200 attorneys across 21 states and the District of Columbia, offering services including the defense of single and multi-plaintiff employment discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims; complex wage and hour litigation; workplace safety; affirmative action compliance; workers' compensation; ERISA and employee benefits; immigration; labor relations; cybersecurity; and data privacy. Leon is an experienced trial lawyer and client advocate. Her extensive career has involved representing companies of all sizes across many industries in all aspects of employment law. Leon has successfully defended clients in the courtroom, before administrative agencies, and on appeal.

In addition to litigation, Leon has spent her two-plus decades of experience partnering with clients to counsel them through complex issues involving discrimination, retaliation, accommodation, and wage and hour compliance. Leon has also developed a passion for guiding clients through high-stakes matters involving pay equity, harassment, leave of absence, and accommodations. Leon first got her start in 1998 as an associate at Ogletree Deakins. From there, she went on to Dell before eventually rising to the position of counsel at Ogletree Deakins, her most recent position prior to joining Constangy. Leon graduated from the University of Houston Law Center with a JD and from The University of Texas at Austin with an undergraduate degree in government and German.


13. Evan Patterson
Partner, Naman Howell Smith & Lee

Evan Patterson is the Partner of Naman Howell Smith & Lee. He first joined the company in 2020 as an associate. Naman Howell Smith & Lee has a broad regional and statewide civil practice in various areas, including administrative law, utilities, environmental, water law, real estate, construction, oil and gas, banking, corporate, eminent domain/condemnation, employment law, employee benefits, general business, intellectual property, litigation, toxic tort defense, public finance, product liability, transportation, taxation, estate planning, probate, guardianship, elder law, and family law.

Patterson practices civil litigation, focusing primarily on personal injury defense in commercial transportation and products/premises liability cases. Prior to joining Naman Howell, Patterson worked as an Assistant District Attorney at the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office, where he prosecuted all manner of cases, including DWIs, fraud cases, murders, and just about everything else in between. While representing Bexar County, Patterson tried over 25 cases to verdict. Apart from his courtroom experience, Patterson’s prosecutorial background gives him a leg up in handling investigations, and clients have found this experience particularly valuable when it comes to handling initial investigations of major incidents. Patterson excels at identifying and preserving the crucial pieces of evidence that will protect his client’s interest in any later litigation. Patterson grew up in San Antonio and is a Churchill High School graduate. He attended Baylor University as an undergraduate, where he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta. Patterson received his JD from Boston College Law School.


14. Steve Dummitt
Partner, The Carlson Law Firm

Steve Dummitt is the Partner of The Carlson Law Firm. The Carlson Law Firm provides the personalized representation that you would expect from a small firm, but with the benefit of a large network of experienced professionals, including investigators, former police officers, legal nurses, medical experts, crash scene experts, and other knowledgeable staff members. Regardless of the complexity of the legal challenges you face, they can help; their firm employs local and statewide resources from a team of professionals capable of helping you through difficult times. Carlson Law Firm clients can rest assured that their rights will be fiercely protected from their initial free consultation to the final resolution of their personal injury cases. Dummitt has 16 years of experience.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Steve was a sales manager for several years in various markets throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. He is fluent in Spanish, having served a two-year mission for his church in San Antonio, Austin, and Del Rio from 2002–2004. Dummitt graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Law with a JD and from Brigham Young University with an undergraduate degree in management and finance.


15. Jennifer Neal
Partner, Watts Guerra

Jennifer Neal began her professional career 20 years ago. Today, she is the Partner of Watts Guerra, a true nationwide litigation practice. Their trial lawyers handle some of the largest cases nationally for catastrophic injury and death, product liability, commercial litigation, and mass torts. The lawyers at Watts Guerra have a proven track record of serious, high-value results. They believe in their ability to win your case; therefore, they accept all of their cases on a contingency fee basis. You will not owe us anything unless we recover on your behalf.

During law school, Jennifer clerked for Watts Guerra and interned for the Honorable Edward C. Prado of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and Justice Marialyn Barnard of the Texas Fourth Court of Appeals in San Antonio. After admission to the bar, Jennifer was selected to serve a two-year term as law clerk to Federal Magistrate Judge Henry J. Bemporad of the Western District of Texas, San Antonio Division. Upon completion of her federal clerkship, Jennifer rejoined Watts Guerra in October 2019. Neal graduated from St. Mary's University School of Law with a JD and from The University of Texas at Austin with an undergraduate degree in economics.


16. Elena Sullivan
General Counsel, Massage Heights

Elena Sullivan is the General Counsel of Massage Heights. She first joined the company in 2022. The Massage Heights franchise is a 19-year-old brand in a booming $18 billion industry. Massage Heights stands out in the marketplace because they offer an experience like no other: affordable but upscale, elevated yet convenient. The first Massage Heights location opened in 2004 in San Antonio, Texas, and in 2005 it opened its first franchised location. From there, Massage Heights has grown to a nationally ranked franchise brand with 110+ franchised locations in the United States and Canada.

A 20-year veteran commercial trial attorney, she now coordinates all brand compliance with the industry’s strict set of legal rules and FTC regulations. Sullivan earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Southern California’s Gould School of Law, following a bachelor’s degree in International Studies from Boston College. Immensely qualified, she keeps the entire Massage Heights legal department running smoothly and in accordance with all applicable laws. This includes all corporate governance, franchise development, administration, compliance risk management, litigation, and third-party vendor relationships. Thanks to her previous nonprofit experience, Sullivan also oversees the Massage Heights Family Fund, which provides financial relief and assistance to U.S. Massage Heights Retreat team members and their families in times of crisis, need, or hardship.


17. Skip Hulett
VP and General Counsel, NatureSweet

Skip Hulett is the VP and General Counsel of NatureSweet, based in San Antonio, Texas. NatureSweet is the single-source solution for organic and conventional greenhouse-grown vegetables in North America, driven by the consumer's preference and demand for snacking tomatoes. Always vine-nurtured and hand-picked at the peak of freshness, NatureSweet guarantees great-tasting produce year-round. NS Brands, Ltd's produce is carefully grown, harvested, and packaged by more than 5,000 full-time Associates and is sold at major grocers, mass retailers, club stores, and food service operators in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

After graduating from law school, Hulett made a bold move and started his own law firm. He quickly developed a respected reputation in the community, and the firm flourished. In 1997, he was awarded the prestigious Outstanding Young Lawyer Award for his professional proficiency, service to the profession, and service to the community. Former President George W. Bush, while Governor of Texas, appointed Hulett as judge for the 317th State District Court. After his term expired, he joined a high-growth telecommunications services company as its sole attorney and built an office of General Counsel. The firm quickly grew annual revenues from $15 million to over $1 billion and expanded across the nation. As Executive Vice President, Corporate Secretary, and General Counsel, Hulett served as a trusted key executive and officer of the company. He has gained invaluable experience over the years and is well suited to help grow companies to achieve the kind of growth and success all stakeholders would desire. Hulett received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Texas Tech University School of Law after graduating with High Honors from Lamar University.


18. Kelly Anderson
General Counsel, San Antonio Shoemakers

Kelly Anderson began her professional career 25 years ago. Today, she is the General Counsel of San Antonio Shoemakers. In 1976, San Antonio Shoemakers (SAS) started a quiet revolution in footwear, offering superb craftsmanship and extraordinary comfort. Co-founders Terry Armstrong and Lew Hayden countered a national trend of diminishing quality and cheap foreign manufacturing when they began making shoes that set a new standard in footwear. Today, the company still makes hand-crafted shoes in Texas to exacting standards with the very best materials available, making its own shoe forms so that it can offer an unparalleled fit—73 sizes for women and 89 for men—and astonishing comfort.

Anderson first got her start in 1998 as an associate attorney at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. From there, she went on to Cox Smith Matthews Incorporated before eventually rising to outreach attorney at San Antonio Bar Association, her most recent position prior to joining San Antonio Shoemakers. Anderson graduated from St. Mary's University School of Law with a JD and from The University of Texas at Austin with an undergraduate degree in English.


19. David Lopez
Partner, Cacheaux Cavazos & Newton

David Lopez is the Partner of Cacheaux Cavazos & Newton, an international law firm focused on international business transactions in North America. CCN's attorneys advise clients on how to conduct business in the increasingly complex and interconnected North American market. The firm represents clients in a wide range of practice areas, from the world's largest multinational corporations to smaller, closely held enterprises.

Lopez also serves as an expert witness on Mexican law in U.S. courts, having testified on Mexican law in more than 130 cases around the country over the past 20 years. He is a co-author of the treatise Mexican Law (Oxford 2004) and a former tenured professor at St. Mary’s University School of Law and a visiting professor at the University of California—Davis and Baylor University law schools.


20. Anthony Battaglia
General Counsel, FCE Benefit Administrators

Anthony Battaglia is the General Counsel of FCE Benefit Administrators, the leading provider of health and welfare benefit solutions to employers operating in the complex regulatory environment of government contracting. As a Third Party Administrator (TPA), they've built their business around the unique challenges of providing comprehensive benefit plans to hourly and contract employees. FCE administers cost-effective fringe benefit plans, and they specialize in designing, implementing, and administering those plans. Battaglia has 32 years of experience. He began his career in 1991.

Battaglia also spent several years in government affairs, successfully advocating for both state and federal initiatives across the country and being a frequent speaker at national legislative and trade associations. Over the course of his career, Battaglia has increasingly focused on guiding business and operational units on issues relating to legal and regulatory compliance. Battaglia attended Texas A&M, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Political Science, The University of Texas at San Antonio, where he earned a Master’s in Business Administration; and Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctorate.


21. Julie Gerron
General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Sendero Wealth Management

Julie Gerron began her professional career 28 years ago. Today, she is the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Sendero Wealth Management, a boutique, independent partner-led firm created to help families focus on navigating wealth and the complexities surrounding wealth. Each of the Sendero® partners brings decades of professional and personal experience to situations. In addition to having a deeply experienced and sophisticated investment team, they have developed the expertise to deal with complex, multi-generational family needs. Incorporating institutional practices allows them to create a disciplined and thoughtful approach to the significant challenges that families face. They create a sustainable, repeatable, long-term plan for their clients that includes public and private investments, the acquisition and disposition of business and personal assets, risk management, family office management, family foundation management, and multi-generational legacy training. In addition, they have developed a dedicated program that focuses on women.

Gerron graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance. She soon got her law degree from UT, then went to work in the Oklahoma Attorney General's Office. Gerron worked for various branches of the Oklahoma state government before moving back to Texas and going into the private sector in 1998. Gerron is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a member of the CFA Institute. She is also a member of the State Bar of Texas and the State Bar of Oklahoma.


22. Mark Smith
Senior Partner, Heard & Smith

Mark Smith is the Senior Partner of Heard & Smith. He first joined the company in 1986. Heard & Smith's social security disability attorneys have been helping clients obtain social security disability (SSDI and or SSI) benefits for more than 30 years. The firm also handles probate, inheritance, guardianship, and personal injury cases in Texas. If you or someone you know needs legal representation in these areas, give them a call; they always offer a free consultation.

Smith attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he earned his undergraduate degree in government in 1983. Upon returning to San Antonio, Smith graduated from St. Mary’s University School of Law in 1985 and shortly thereafter began his practice with Partner John R. Heard. Probate and guardianship are particular areas of interest for Smith, and he has written, lectured, and taught in these areas. Smith has served two terms as President of the National Guardianship Association and is a nationally recognized expert in guardianship law. In 1996, Smith was elected to the Texas Guardianship Advisory Board by the probate judges of Texas. Smith has been involved in hundreds of cases and estates, including contested guardianships and wills, and has litigated cases throughout the federal and state court systems. Recently, Smith received an appointment to the Advisory Council of the Center for American History, a division of the University of Texas at Austin.


23. Ben McReynolds
General Counsel, Primergy Solar

Ben McReynolds is the General Counsel of Primergy Solar. Primergy Solar is a renewable energy developer, owner, and operator focused on deploying small and utility-scale solar photovoltaic and battery energy storage projects across North America. With core values including environmental stewardship, diversity, equity, inclusion, and access, their size and experience allow them to work smarter and more creatively to provide the best solutions for our partners while doing the right thing for the communities that host them and for the planet. McReynolds manages all aspects of the company’s legal affairs, including corporate governance, contract negotiation, compliance, and interaction on legal affairs with counterparties, governmental authorities, regulators, and external counsel.

McReynolds has more than 18 years of experience in the renewable energy industry, having served as Associate General Counsel at Recurrent and VP and Counsel at DESRI prior to Primergy. McReynolds graduated from The University of Texas School of Law with a JD in law and from Stanford University with an undergraduate degree.


24. Justin Sobey
General Counsel, Artisight

Justin Sobey began his professional career 21 years ago. Today, he is the General Counsel of Artisight, a pioneering healthcare technology company transforming the industry with its ambient artificial intelligence software solutions. Their hardware-agnostic platform analyzes and aggregates data from a variety of sources, delivering high-fidelity, structured data that fuels automation and optimizes processes in healthcare environments.

Sobey first got his start in 2002 as an associate at Baker Botts. From there, he went on to the United States District Court before eventually rising to SVP and general counsel at Sirius Computer Solutions, his most recent position prior to joining Artisight. Sobey graduated from Baylor University School of Law with a JD and from Villanova University with an undergraduate degree.


25. Paula Wyatt
Attorney and Founding Partner, Wyatt Law Firm

Paula Wyatt is a founding partner of the Wyatt Law Firm, Ltd., which concentrates on litigating catastrophic personal injury claims. Wyatt has extensive experience in handling complex litigation, including cases involving wrongful death, truck accidents, carbon monoxide exposure, oil field explosions and other injuries, defective industrial products, corporate negligence, and consumer safety.

Shortly after graduating from the University of Houston, Wyatt began her legal career as a prosecutor (Assistant District Lawyer) in Nueces County, Texas. She quickly distinguished herself as an accomplished, exceptional trial lawyer. She was instantly recognized as one of the most aggressive and productive prosecutors in the county. Wyatt soon became chief felony prosecutor for the 347th District Court and was instrumental in reducing the court's backlog of cases. Since leaving the District Attorney's Office, Wyatt has devoted herself to personal injury litigation, once again quickly distinguishing herself as a formidable presence in the field. Wyatt's extensive experience in handling contentious litigation cases has earned her multiple accolades, and a reputation as an exceptional trial attorney.


26. Felix Cox
Partner, McCoy Leavitt Laskey

Felix Cox is the Partner of McCoy Leavitt Laskey. Founded in April 2013, McCoy Leavitt Laskey LLC is the merger of the practices of three of the nation's top fire and explosion litigators: John McCoy, Laurence Leavitt, and Brook Laskey. The national law firm enjoys an impeccable reputation within the legal community for effectiveness and professionalism. MLL maintains long-standing relationships with its clients, all of whom are treated with the utmost care and attention, designed to facilitate sophisticated representation on a cost-effective basis.

Having served almost four years as a staff attorney with the Twelfth Court of Appeals, Cox brings to his practice a keen understanding of how to preserve, brief, and argue appellate issues successfully. Cox spends significant time working to stay ahead of emerging legal trends and theories, leveraging his time at the Twelfth Court to provide a more thoughtful and creative approach to his litigation and appellate practices. Cox has served as a lawyer at one of San Antonio’s other largest law firms, where he handled cases involving deaths or alleged serious injuries in relation to trucking and company-vehicle accidents, allegedly defective products, fires, and premises accidents. He also handled appellate matters at that firm, including as appellate counsel to San Antonio’s VIA Metropolitan Transit. Cox received a Bachelor of Arts in History from Georgia Southern University in 2000. He was also the recipient of the Dorman, Dwyer, HOPE, and Regents scholarships. He then attended the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University, receiving a Juris Doctor in 2003.


27. Gwendolyn Jaramillo
General Counsel, Silver Ventures

Gwendolyn Jaramillo began her professional career 23 years ago. Today, she is the General Counsel of Silver Ventures. Silver Ventures continuously transforms San Antonio through repeatedly reinventing the shared experience of food and learning to ensure the continued celebration of life and the well-being of their children.

Jaramillo first got her start in 2001 as a counsel at Foley Hoag LLP. Jaramillo graduated from the University of Chicago Law School with a JD and from Swarthmore College with an undergraduate degree in political science and peace studies.


28. Kelly Moynihan
Partner, Lindow Stephens Schultz

Kelly Moynihan is the Partner of Lindow Stephens Schultz. She first joined the company in 2013. The roots of Lindow Stephens Schultz LLP go back over 25 years. Partners Mark Lindow, David Stephens, Ted Schultz, Kelly Moynihan, and Margaret Brown have extensive backgrounds in first-party insurance, with a history handling foundation, asbestos, wind-hail, arson, UM/UIM, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), accidental death and dismemberment, life, and other types of claims against carriers.

Moynihan is an accomplished attorney with 20+ years of experience focused on securities, insurance, and general business litigation. Extensive experience in litigation and arbitration, including large, complex, high-profile cases. Excellent courtroom, arbitration, negotiation, communication, and client relations skills Self-motivated and dependable professional able to handle significant responsibility and a large and varied caseload. Experienced supervisor of attorneys, paralegals, and other support staff. Admitted to practice in Texas, California, and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, Southern District of Texas, and the Northern District of Texas, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of California, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Moynihan graduated from the University of California, College of the Law, San Francisco (formerly UC Hastings) with a JD and from UCLA with an undergraduate degree in political science.


29. Doug Renteria
General Counsel, VeraLogics

Doug Renteria is the General Counsel of VeraLogics, an expert practitioner delivering enterprise solutions for businesses looking to be high-performing, cost-effective, secure, and competitive organizations. They provide a full range of business and technology services, from strategic planning to implementation and managed services support, with their multi-disciplinary team, partnerships, deep industry knowledge, process management, change management, project management, and software technology expertise. Renteria has 30 years of experience. He began his career in 1993.

Before joining VeraLogics, Renteria was a senior manager of contracts and compliance at Tesoro Petroleum Companies, Inc., and before that, a marketing attorney at Marathon Petroleum Corporation. Earlier in his career, he worked with Texas Mutual Insurance as a senior staff attorney. Renteria graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School with a JD and from the University of Iowa with an undergraduate degree in economics.


30. Samuel Packard
Partner, The Packard Law Firm

Samuel Packard began his professional career 20 years ago. Today, he is the Partner of The Packard Law Firm, dedicated to helping people get back on their feet. They represent people who have been injured, people who are disabled and need Social Security Benefits, and people looking for a fresh financial start.

Packard graduated from the University of Houston Law Center with a JD and from Brigham Young University with an undergraduate degree in Latin and American studies.


31. Randall Pulman
Managing Partner, Pulman Cappuccio & Pullen

Randall A. Pulman founded Pulman, Cappuccio & Pullen, LLP, in 2004. The attorneys at Pulman, Cappuccio & Pullen, LLP, have over 15 years of combined experience providing exemplary representation for clients in litigation, mediation, and arbitration, as well as transactions involving real estate, land use and development, finance, and corporate law. Their firm is AV-rated "Preeminent"​ by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating available, and all of their attorneys have proven track records in their respective practice areas.

Pulman graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in May of 1986 and was granted a license to practice law in the State of Texas in November of 1986. Pulman’s practice emphasizes arbitration of civil disputes and commercial civil trial matters in both federal and state courts. Pulman has represented a wide range of commercial clients on the plaintiff’s side in the fields of banking and creditor rights, bankruptcy, telecommunications, broker/dealer disputes, and insurance coverage disputes. Pulman has extensive courtroom and arbitration experience, including numerous jury trials, and has argued two cases before the Texas Supreme Court.


32. Joe Joyce
Partner, Schulman Lopez Hoffer & Adelstein

John J. “Joe” Joyce joined Schulman, Lopez, Hoffer & Adelstein, LLP in June 2019 and was promoted to Partner in January 2023. His practice includes the representation of school districts, charter schools, and other public and private entities in all areas. They are a comprehensive law firm with extensive experience in public entity law, nonprofit law, and representing both Texas and Louisiana public schools, serving nearly all areas of legal need for public school and education law. They also maintain an active commercial real estate and natural resources practice, representing private individuals, developers, and businesses. When necessary, they aggressively represent their clients in both state and federal courts and before state and federal administrative agencies.

Prior to joining Schulman, Lopez, Hoffer & Adelstein, LLP, Joyce was a litigator in Florida, litigating a diverse area of cases, including banking litigation, foreclosure, construction law, public records, business disputes, real property litigation, criminal defense, and appeals. Prior to becoming a civil litigator, Joyce began his career as an assistant public defender, representing indigent clients accused of crimes. Joyce graduated from the University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law with a JD and from Beijing Normal University with an undergraduate degree in Chinese.


33. Daniel Santee
Partner, Denton Navarro Rocha Bernal and Zech

Daniel Santee is the Partner of Denton Navarro, Rocha Bernal, and Zech. The attorneys of Denton Navarro Rocha Bernal & Zech, P.C., proudly represent dozens of governmental bodies and quasi-public agencies throughout Texas. Emphasizing unique, sophisticated, and cost-effective solutions, they handle a broad spectrum of issues relating to public sector labor relations and negotiations, state and federal civil litigation, and civil service law. They also provide general and special counsel for government entities on matters such as policy and planning, ethics compliance, and agency relations.

Santee has experience in municipal land use and economic development and has provided advice and guidance to numerous boards, commissions, and departments. He has drafted ordinances and code provisions as well as development agreements. Santee has been practicing law since 1995 and holds merit certification in municipal law. Santee graduated from St. Mary's University School of Law with a JD and from Baylor University with an undergraduate degree in psychology.


34. Amanda Howard
Corporate Counsel, TruMedia

Amanda Howard is the Corporate Counsel of TruMedia. She first joined the company in 2023. TruMedia Networks develops tier-one sports analytics solutions. TruMedia's baseball and football platforms provide professional teams as well as sports media properties with the ability to conduct granular analysis associated with integrated play-by-play video. TruMedia's Open API analytics platform provides its partners with maximum confidentiality and unlimited customization. She specializes in drafting and negotiating complex and standard form agreements and advises on vendor management, marketing, lending, litigation, risk management, personnel, regulatory, and compliance matters.

Previously, Howard was a senior associate corporate counsel and assistant vice president at Frost Bank, and before that, he was a legal writing assistant at Baylor University School of Law. Earlier in her career, she worked with Baylor University School of Law as a legal writing assistant. Howard earned a JD from Baylor University School of Law and an undergraduate degree in communications from Boston University.


35. Jenn Rosenblatt
Partner, Rosenblatt Law Firm

Jenn Rosenblatt joined Rosenblatt Law Firm in 2019 as a Partner and Chair of the Litigation section. Rosenblatt Law Firm was founded in 2005. Their firm believes that legal issues cannot be viewed in a vacuum but instead should be considered in light of all other business and/or personal goals. An understanding of the business itself is imperative for the successful implementation of any legal plan. Rosenblatt Law Firm prides itself on keeping its clients informed and helping them benefit from both legal and business advice.

Rosenblatt brings experience as a prominent attorney in Bexar County, including a wealth of litigation and appellate knowledge. After graduating from Washington University in St. Louis, Rosenblatt graduated from Emory University School of Law in 1993, where she was honored with the Public Service Award for Student Legal Services. After law school, Rosenblatt worked at the 81st/218th Judicial District Attorney’s Office as the sole felony prosecutor in Atascosa County, gaining skills through extensive pretrial matters, trial experience, and appellate briefing and argument. Rosenblatt later worked in civil litigation at both insurance defense and plaintiffs’ firms, including as part of the legal team, which received a top 100 jury verdict in 2003, as well as 15 years as a staff attorney with the Fourth Court of Appeals.


36. Michael Stanush
Head of People, Vericast

Michael Stanush began his professional career nine years ago. Today, he is the Head of People for Vericast. Vericas is reimagining marketing solutions one business-to-human connection at a time. By influencing how over 130 million households eat, shop, buy, save, and borrow, Vericast fuels commerce, drives economic growth, and directly accelerates revenue potential for thousands of brands and businesses. While its award-winning portfolio of products, technology, and solutions is part of the Vericast story, its people are the true differentiators—trailblazers in data intelligence, marketing services, transaction solutions, campaign management, and media delivery.

Stanush first got his start in 2014 as an associate attorney at Kreager Mitchell, PLLC. Stanush graduated from St. Mary's University School of Law with a JD and from The University of Texas at Austin with an undergraduate degree.


37. Christopher Wright
Partner, Rosenthal Pauerstein Sandoloski Agather

Christopher Wright is the Partner of Rosenthal Pauerstein Sandoloski Agather. He first joined the company in 2019 as an attorney. Rosenthal Pauerstein Sandoloski Agather is a business law firm of highly experienced attorneys personally committed to helping their clients in a wide array of practice areas. They’ve adopted a better approach. They’ve built a unique firm of highly experienced attorneys personally committed to helping their clients navigate the rough waters of today’s business world. Simply put, they've done this by treating every client’s business as if it were their own. In other words, to them, their client’s business is personal.

Wright has represented numerous businesses and individuals in litigation matters as a member of the firm’s Disputes and Litigation Group. His experience encompasses a broad range of business and commercial disputes, including breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, construction, deceptive trade practices, fraud, premises liability, product liability, and insurance matters. Wright also represents clients in medical malpractice, personal injury cases, and election law. Previously, Wright was an associate attorney at Curney, Farmer, House, Osuna & Jackson, P.C. Wright earned a JD from George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School and an undergraduate degree in political science from Saint Vincent College.


38. Marshall Steves
Partner, Golden Steves & Gordon

Marshall Steves is the Partner of Golden Steves & Gordon, a law practice company based out of 200 E. Basse Road, Suite 200, San Antonio, TX 78209. They dedicate their practice to sophisticated commercial real estate, land use, and development transactions throughout Texas and beyond. Their focus is to combine in-depth and knowledgeable representation with one-on-one boutique-style service.

Steves served as law clerk to Hon. John H. Wood, Jr., U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas In 1978, Steves joined Matthews, Nowlin, Macfarlane & Barrett (later Matthews & Branscomb) in San Antonio, where he served as a partner in the real estate practice group focusing on banking and secured transactions. He left Matthews & Branscomb to enter his family business, Crest Metal Doors, Inc., a manufacturer of nationally distributed insulated entry products, where he served as president and CEO until 2010, when the company was merged with Steves & Sons, Inc. He continues to serve as Treasurer and General Counsel of Steves & Sons. In 2010, Steves formed Crest Equity Management, LLC, to manage oil and gas royalty revenues and provide informational support for minerals leasing activities. Steves graduated from The University of Texas School of Law with a JD and from Harvard University with an undergraduate degree in physical science.


39. Monica Summers
Corporate Counsel of Consumer Lending, Frost

Monica Summers began her professional career 11 years ago. Today, she is the Corporate Counsel of Consumer Lending at Frost. Frost provides banking, investment, and insurance services to businesses and individuals throughout Texas. Founded in 1868, Frost is one of the 50 largest U.S. banks by asset size. Frost is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected trait, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, disability, or veteran status.

Summers first got her start in 2012 as an associate at Davis & Santos, Attorneys & Counselors, P.C., before eventually rising to partner at Akerman LLP, her most recent position prior to joining Consumer Lending Frost. Summers graduated from The University of Texas School of Law with a JD and from The University of Texas at Austin with an undergraduate degree in marketing.


40. Jaime Rangel
Partner, Uhl Fitzsimons Jewett Burton Wolff & Rangel

Jaime Rangel is the Partner of Uhl Fitzsimons Jewett Burton Wolff & Rangel. He first joined the company in 2019. Uhl Fitzsimons is a Texas law firm based in San Antonio, Texas, that specializes in real estate, oil, gas, and mineral law, estate and business planning, and litigation. Real property, whether surface or mineral, is Uhl Fitzsimons business. Their goal is to help their clients manage what they own, identify new opportunities, facilitate acquisition and development, and realize their investment in it. They have the knowledge, experience, and resources to handle the spectrum of complex legal issues facing property owners in Texas.

Rangel has been litigating various types of complex disputes in courts across Texas for over 20 years. He is a South Texas native, having grown up in Corpus Christi, Texas, and his practice focuses on the representation of plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts, with an emphasis on energy and business disputes. Rangel earned a JD from Texas Tech University and an undergraduate degree in English from Vanderbilt University.


41. Karissa Gonzalez
Partner, Davis & Santos

Karissa Gonzalez is a partner with Davis & Santos, a multi-practice law firm with a stellar reputation in litigation and transactional matters. Bringing big firm experience to a boutique-sized practice, their attorneys provide exceptional value and quality legal counsel to their clients. What makes Davis & Santos unique is the quality, training, and diverse backgrounds of their attorneys. Their team includes former judicial clerks, federal prosecutors, in-house counsel, staff attorneys for Justices at the Texas 4th, 5th, and 13th Courts of Appeals, as well as multiple board-certified lawyers. Gonzalez works closely with businesses, individuals, and tax-exempt organizations to accomplish their goals while also protecting their legal interests. Her practice is primarily focused on business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and real estate transactions. Gonzalez also has significant experience advising entrepreneurs, high-net-worth individuals, and closely held businesses regarding business formation, investments, and succession planning. Having worked in both major law firms and in-house, Gonzalez has broad experience representing clients on business matters and understands the importance of providing practical advice tailored to each individual client’s needs.

Prior to joining Davis & Santos, Gonzalez worked as the General Counsel of Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union and as Associate General Counsel at WellMed Medical Management. Gonzalez graduated from the University of Iowa College of Law with a JD and from Texas Christian University with an undergraduate degree in political science.


42. Taylor Shultz
Corporate Counsel, Skanska

Taylor Shultz began his professional career 22 years ago. Today, he is the Corporate Counsel of Skanska. At Skanska, they build for a better society. From hospitals to stadiums, airports to corporate headquarters, and power plants to tunnels and bridges, the important buildings and infrastructure they create help heal, transport, entertain, and energize communities. Skanska is one of the world's leading project development and construction groups.

Shultz first got his start in 2001 as an attorney at Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Shultz graduated from The University of Texas School of Law with a JD and from Washington and Lee University with an undergraduate degree.


43. Shawn Mechler
Partner, Crosley Law Firm

Shawn Mechler is a Partner at Crosley Law Firm. He first joined the company in 2018. Crosley Law Firm, P.C. is a professional corporation of trial lawyers focused on representing individuals and families who have suffered serious personal injuries or wrongful deaths. They work as a team while simultaneously pouring our personal efforts into each case to obtain the very best legal results.

Mechler attended the University of Texas, where he graduated in 2000 with a degree in biology. Upon graduation, Mechler returned to San Antonio and worked in the medical field for eight years. In 2011, he graduated magna cum laude from St. Mary’s University School of Law and served as the St. Mary’s Law Journal’s managing and executive editor. Upon graduating from law school, Mechler served as a briefing attorney for the Honorable Rebecca Simmons of the Fourth Court of Appeals in San Antonio. After his clerkship on the court of appeals, Mechler worked for two well-respected law firms, where he gained valuable experience in personal injury law. Mechler represents injured persons in wrongful death and personal injury cases arising from tractor-trailer wrecks, automobile collisions, workplace injuries, defective products, and dangerous premises conditions.


44. John Oliveros
Partner, Ross Molina Oliveros

John Oliveros is the Partner of Ross Molina Oliveros, a San Antonio-based law firm whose practice extends throughout Texas. Their firm focuses on eminent domain, right-of-way, and real estate litigation and acquisition for pipeline and energy companies, municipalities, governmental and quasi-governmental entities, and individuals. Their firm provides sophisticated legal representation and dedicated client service at cost-effective rates, and their highly experienced attorneys are available both day and night to provide clients with sound advice, personalized service, and exemplary results.

Oliveros assists clients in matters related to condemnation, eminent domain litigation, and land acquisition. Oliveros has experience overseeing easement acquisition projects for rights related to oil and gas pipelines, water pipelines, electric transmission and distribution lines, and other related assets. Oliveros has worked with clients to acquire thousands of miles of right-of-way in Texas and other states. Oliveros has appeared before special commissioners and courts throughout the State of Texas for matters related to eminent domain.
Oliveros has been with RMO since 2010. Oliveros graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law with a JD and from Brigham Young University with an undergraduate degree in English.


45. Holly Dekan
Corporate Counsel, iHeartMedia

Holly Dekan began her professional career 26 years ago. Today, she is the Corporate Counsel of iHeartMedia. iHeartMedia’s platforms include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital, and social media; podcasts; personalities and influencers; live concerts and events; syndication; music research services; and independent media representation. iHeartMedia is a division of iHeartMedia, Inc. ​​Dekan delivers strategic legal advice in intellectual property and litigation for a top-tier media company with hundreds of radio stations, a significant podcast portfolio, and live and virtual events with global reach.

Dekan first got her start in 1997 as a counsel at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. From there, she went on to Macon Law Firm as a counsel, her most recent position prior to joining iHeartMedia. Dekan graduated from St. Mary's University with a JD and from William & Mary with an undergraduate degree in history and religion.


46. Kathleen Quiroz
Partner, Kreager Mitchell

Kathleen Quiroz is the Partner of Kreager Mitchell. She first joined the company in 2015. At KreagerMitchell, their goal is to provide client-centered legal counsel with integrity and inspired solutions. They have decades of experience in business, healthcare, tax, estate planning, and real estate, and their focus is to deliver honest, independent advice in a collaborative process with their clients. They approach every circumstance with a personal investment, as if their clients’ problems were their own. They understand how important the attorney-client relationship is and how much trust is involved in each and every exchange. They have partnerships with their clients that last decades through the highs and lows of business, and they are proud to provide the legal service that instills these kinds of long-term relationships.

Previously, Quiroz was a partner at Strasburger & Price, LLP. Quiroz earned a JD from The University of Texas at Austin and an undergraduate degree from Yale University.


47. Shannon Schmoyer
Partner, Schmoyer Reinhard

Shannon Schmoyer is a Founding Partner in the law firm of Schmoyer Reinhard. Schmoyer Reinhard advises and represents businesses throughout the United States, with an emphasis on labor and employment law, construction litigation, and business litigation. They represent and counsel private and public entities of all sizes, ranging from Fortune 50 corporations to emerging start-ups. Their clients hail from a number of different industries, including insurance, construction, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, manufacturing, transportation, energy, and food service.

Prior to forming Schmoyer Reinhard, Schmoyer was a partner at the international law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, where she served as the head of Akin Gump’s San Antonio labor and employment law section. Schmoyer graduated from Harvard Law School with a JD and from the University of Oklahoma with an undergraduate degree in political science.


48. Scott Carlson
Associate General Counsel, USAA

Scott Carlson is the Associate General Counsel of USAA. Their mission is to stand with their members and be there for them and their families by facilitating their financial security. It starts with offering a range of highly competitive products, exceptional service, and trusted advice. Carlson helps manage the USAA's complex litigation and bad faith trial dockets. While ensuring that the company's litigation activities are conducted in compliance with applicable legal frameworks and USAA's risk appetite, he is responsible for developing and implementing proactive and cost-effective litigation strategies to best serve the enterprise and protect its assets. He is a member of the National LGBTQ+ Bar Association and USAA's BOLD diversity, equity, and inclusion business group. He also serves on the Chief Legal Office's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Retain Team.

Prior to coming to USAA, Carlson had a well-documented history of successfully representing banks and clients in the financial services industry. He provided counsel on regulatory and compliance issues and resolved multi-million-dollar consumer litigation actions at both the trial and appellate levels. In addition to arguing matters before the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, he has successfully litigated cases in some of the nation's most challenging venues. He has presented at CLE seminars and is a published author. His law journal article, The Gerrymandering of the Reconstruction Amendments and Strict Scrutiny: The Supreme Court's Unwarranted Intrusion into the Political Thicket, has been required reading at law schools across the nation. Carlson graduated from St. Mary's University School of Law with a JD and from Cornell University with an undergraduate degree in government.


49. Jerry Cohen
Partner, Barton Benson Jones

Jerry Cohen is the partner of Barton Benson Jones. He first joined the company in 2018. Barton Benson Jones PLLC can assist you with commercial real estate, commercial finance, protecting your water rights, or strategic business law advice. At Barton Benson Jones, their roots run deep. Texas is in their soul, like the ground under their feet. Helping entrepreneurs and businesses grow in Texas is their passion. Whether you are in the business of commercial real estate, commercial finance, protecting your water rights, or strategic business law advice, they’re dedicated to your business.

Previously, Mr. Cohen was a Partner in the law firm of Pulman, Cappuccio, Pullen, Benson & Jones, L.L.P., from March 2013 through May 2018. From 2010 through March of 2013, Mr. Cohen was General Counsel for Gabriel Investment Group, Inc., owner of Gabriel’s Wine & Spirits and the Don’s & Ben’s chain of more than 50 retail liquor stores operating primarily in San Antonio, Texas, and surrounding communities. Mr. Cohen began his legal career in 1991 with the Corporate & Securities Practice Group and the Health Law Practice Group of Oppenheimer, Blend, Harrison & Tate, Inc., a San Antonio-based law firm now part of Clark Hill Strasburger, where he practiced law as a shareholder attorney until 2010. Cohen earned a JD from The University of Texas School of Law and an undergraduate degree in history from Tulane University.


50. David Angulo
Partner, Gonzalez Chiscano Angulo & Kasson

David Angulo is the Partner of Gonzalez Chiscano Angulo & Kasson, a firm of trial lawyers representing clients in diverse fields. Whether you need an attorney to enforce your rights or provide a defense, their firm will zealously represent your interests. They strive to obtain the best results as quickly and efficiently as possible. GCAK's lawyers have the skill and confidence to handle any case, no matter the size or what is at stake. Since 1997, Angulo has represented clients in commercial and civil litigation. His practice has been primarily focused on business disputes, including areas such as product liability, employment, construction, deceptive trade practices, and contract disputes. His cases often go to trial. He has successfully defended clients in cases where the damages sought ranged from $10,000 to over $1 billion. He has also successfully handled claims on behalf of plaintiffs, including breaches of contract, misappropriation of assets, breaches of fiduciary duty, construction defects, and employee theft.

Before joining Gonzalez Chiscano Angulo & Kasson, Angulo was a partner, associate, and clerk at Davis, Cedillo & Mendoza, Inc. Angulo graduated from St. Mary's University School of Law with a JD and from UCLA with an undergraduate degree in English.