Andrews Kurth Lawyers Recognized as 2016 Texas Rising Stars

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March 4, 2016

(Houston, TX)—Andrews Kurth is pleased to announce that 24 of the firm’s lawyers have been selected for inclusion in the 2016 Texas Rising Stars.

The full Rising Stars list appears on and in the April 2016 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:


  • Brian J. Dillavou, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Leslie Ritchie Robnett, Business Litigation


  • Will S. Becker, Tax
  • Micala R. Bernardo, Employment Litigation, Defense
  • Isabel Crosby, Employment & Labor
  • Matthew G. Nielsen, Securities Litigation
  • Ben Setnick, Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Christine Williford, Business/Corporate


  • Stephanie Conklin Beauvais, Securities & Corporate Finance
  • Kathryn Boatman, Appellate
  • Courtney E. Ervin, Business Litigation
  • Courtney B. Glaser, Business Litigation
  • Philip Haines, Securities & Corporate Finance
  • Jordan Hirsch, Securities & Corporate Finance
  • Sarah Kittleman, Real Estate
  • Cindy Y. Lin, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Timothy S. McConn, Business Litigation
  • Jennie Jackson Miller, Business/Corporate
  • Eric G. Osborne, Appellate
  • Adrian Patrick Patterson, Government Finance
  • Angela T. Richards, Tax
  • Kelly Sandill, Business Litigation
  • Michelle P. Scheffler, Business Litigation
  • George J. Vlahakos, Securities & Corporate Finance

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

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