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26 Dykema Attorneys Named to Texas Super Lawyers

September 8, 2015

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that 26 of its attorneys from the firm’s Texas offices, and from multiple practice areas, were named to the 2015 Super Lawyers list by Texas Super Lawyers Magazine.

Additionally, two of the firm’s Texas practitioners were also included on Super Lawyers “Top Lists.” These honorees, and the Top List they have been included on, are:

  • Arlene Switzer Steinfield, Dallas – Top 50: 2015 Women Texas Super Lawyers
  • Deborah D. Williamson, San Antonio – Top 50: 2015 Central/West Texas Super Lawyers

The Super Lawyers designation, conferred upon the most respected legal practitioners in the state, is based upon peer recognition and professional achievement. No more than five percent of the lawyers in each state are selected by the research team to receive this honor. The Dykema attorneys named on the 2015 Texas Super Lawyers list, identified by Texas office and primary practice area for which they are being recognized are:


  • Mary Schaerdel Dietz – Business Litigation
  • Keith A. Shuley – Environmental
  • Phillip M. Slinkard – Business/Corporate


  • Thomas B. Alleman – Insurance
  • Mark E. Andrews – Bankruptcy
  • William Frank Carroll – Business Litigation
  • Lea F. Courington – Health Care
  • Bob H. Feroze – Real Estate
  • Jeffrey R. Fine – Bankruptcy
  • William B. Finkelstein – Bankruptcy
  • Victor C. Johnson – Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Christopher D. Kratovil – Appellate
  • Arlene Switzer Steinfield – Employment & Labor

El Paso

  • Kathleen Campbell Walker – Immigration
  • Mark C. Walker – Civil Litigation: Defense

San Antonio

  • Kerry T. Benedict – Real Estate
  • Ramon D. Bissmeyer – Employment Litigation
  • C. David Kinder – Business Litigation
  • Ellen B. Mitchell – Appellate
  • Howard P. Newton – General Litigation
  • Brett W. Schouest – Business Litigation
  • John B. Stewart – Real Estate
  • James M. (Marty) Truss -  Business Litigation
  • David B. West – Business Litigation
  • Deborah D. Williamson – Bankruptcy
  • Harry W. Wolff, Jr. – Estate & Probate

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 Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. For more information about Super Lawyers, visit