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Seven Cox Smith Attorneys Named 2014 Texas Rising Stars, Super Lawyers

March 17, 2014

Cox Smith, the largest Texas law firm headquartered in San Antonio, today announced that seven of its attorneys were named to the 2014 Texas Rising Stars list, which honors the top up-and-coming attorneys in Texas. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor and the selection for this list is made by the research team at Super Lawyers.

The firm’s San Antonio-based attorneys receiving 2014 recognition are Meghan Bishop DeBard (Bankruptcy), Matthew Cole (Litigation), Rodrigo Figueroa (Real Estate), Katy Moore (Oil, Gas & Energy Law),  Derrick Pizarro (Intellectual Property) and Corey Wehmeyer (Energy Litigation). McAllen-based Jesus ”Jesse” Barba, Jr. was also recognized in Real Estate.

“Our 2014 Texas Rising Stars represent many of the firm’s busiest practices and most significant clients. Being recognized by their peers for the outstanding work they perform on behalf of their clients is a well-deserved honor and I look forward to seeing their accomplishments in 2014 and beyond,” said Deborah Williamson, managing director of Cox Smith.

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, which results in a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys. The Super Lawyers and Rising Stars 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, go to