(Houston, TX)—Andrews Kurth is pleased to announce that 20 of the firm’s lawyers have been selected for inclusion in the 2014 Texas Rising Stars.

The full Rising Stars list appears on Superlawyers.com and in the April 2014 issue of Texas Super Lawyers Magazine - Rising Stars, published by Law & Politics Media Inc. In addition, selected attorneys in Texas will also be listed in Texas Monthly magazine.

Andrews Kurth lawyers recognized as Rising Stars are as follows:


  • Isabel Crosby, Employment & Labor
  • Tonya M. Gray, Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Austin D. Jones, Energy & Resources
  • Matthew G. Nielsen, Corporate Governance
  • Benjamin Setnick, Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Mark A. Shoffner, Business Litigation
  • Cristina I. Torres, Employment & Labor


  • Stephanie Beauvais, Securities & Corporate Finance
  • Kathryn Boatman, Appellate
  • Paul W. Breaux, Business/Corporate
  • Courtney B. Glaser, Business Litigation
  • Philip Haines, Securities & Corporate Finance
  • Jordan Hirsch, Business/Corporate
  • Cindy Y. Lin, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Timothy S. McConn, Business Litigation
  • Scott L. Olson, Securities & Corporate Finance
  • Adrian Patrick Patterson, Bonds/Government Finance
  • Kelly Sandill, Business Litigation
  • George J. Vlahakos, Securities & Corporate Finance
  • Alexander D. White, Real Estate

The Rising Stars list is comprised of the top up-and-coming Texas attorneys who are 40 or younger or have been in practice for 10 years or less. Rising Stars are selected based on nominations by members of the elite Texas Super Lawyers list. No more than 2.5 percent of Texas attorneys were chosen for this honor.

As released by the former Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP