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11 Dykema Attorneys Named as 2017 Texas Rising Stars by Super Lawyers

March 8, 2017

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that 11 of its Texas-based attorneys have been named 2017 Rising Stars in the Texas edition of Super Lawyers Magazine. Additionally, Alison Ashmore and Zachary Hoard were both recognized on the “Up-and-Coming 100: 2017 Texas Rising Stars” lists. Ashmore also received recognition on the “Up-and-Coming 50: 2017 Women Texas Rising Stars” lists.

The Rising Star list is the result of an exhaustive, multi-phase selection process that mirrors the patented methodology used to assemble the Super Lawyers list. Attorneys designated as Rising Stars are up-and-coming attorneys who are 40 years of age or younger and have practiced law for 10 years or less. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team to receive this honor.

The Dykema attorneys named on the 2017 Texas Rising Stars list and the practice area(s) for which they are being recognized, are: 

  • Alison R. Ashmore – Business Litigation; Employment Litigation: Defense
  • Rodrigo Figueroa – Real Estate: Business; State, Local & Municipal; Utilities
  • Gemma R. Galeoto – Business Litigation
  • Zachary Q. Hoard – Business Litigation; Health Care
  • Aaron M. Kaufman – Bankruptcy: Business
  • Nicholas J. Monaghan – Business/Corporate
  • Jesse Tyner Moore – Banking; Consumer Law; Bankruptcy: Business
  • Travis E. Plummer – General Litigation; Business Litigation; Construction Litigation: Business; Civil Litigation: Defense; Insurance Coverage; Health Care
  • Ricardo E. Vielledent – Employment Litigation: Defense
  • Kristina M. Williams – Appellate; Business Litigation
  • R. Craig Woods – Business Litigation; General Litigation; Personal Injury – Products: Defense; Health Care; Business/Corporate

About Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys. The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. Super Lawyers Magazines also feature editorial profiles of attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law. For more information about Super Lawyers, visit