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Cox Smith Names Four New Shareholders

January 10, 2013

Cox Smith Matthews Incorporated (“Cox Smith”) today announced Tom Alleman, Ross Davidson, Katy Moore and Corey Wehmeyer have been named shareholders of the firm.

Based in the firm’s Dallas office, litigator Tom Alleman is an experienced courtroom lawyer who has tried numerous jury trials, obtained many summary judgments and argued a substantial number of reported appellate cases. He has a multi-dimensional practice that includes matters related to coal combustion products, Superfund sites, mass toxic torts, complex pollution matters, construction materials and construction claims, and the insurance disputes that arise from each of them on a national level. The firm’s Dallas office was recognized with a First Tier (strongest) ranking in Insurance Law in the 2013 U.S. News-Best Lawyers® ranking of the nation’s best law firms. Alleman devotes a substantial portion of his practice to the representation of financial institutions and their directors and officers on litigation ranging from consumer class actions to lender liability suits and claims by the FDIC against officers and directors of failed institutions. With an extensive knowledge of insurance policies and other risk management tools, he also assists clients in avoiding pitfalls that can lurk in transactional documents, risk management programs, insurance policies and indemnification agreements.

Ross J. Davidson, III, is a member of the firm’s Corporate and Securities practice area where he assists clients with matters related to corporate and securities law. The firm’s corporate practice was recognized in the 2013 U.S. News-Best Lawyers® ranking of the nation’s best law firms with a First Tier ranking in San Antonio. Davidson has experience working on a wide range of business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and debt financings, joint ventures, securities offerings and domestic and international commercial transactions. He works closely with management, internal legal departments, accountants, investment bankers and other advisors to address the complex issues that arise in such transactions. Davidson also regularly advises clients on corporate governance, organizational and contract matters, and compliance with federal and state securities laws.

Katy Pier Moore is a member of the firm’s highly-renowned Energy and Natural Resources practice area, where she assists clients in energy, environmental and natural resources law. The firm received First Tier rankings in the 2013 U.S. News-Best Lawyers® ranking of the nation’s best law firms in San Antonio in Energy Law and in Natural Resources Law. Moore is also part of the firm’s Eagle Ford Shale team, which helps clients navigate the complex legal and business issues related to the development and exploration underway in south Texas as a result of the Eagle Ford Shale. Her practice is focused on representing oil and gas exploration and production companies in oil and gas acquisitions, sales, operations and financing, energy derivatives, title examination and due diligence.  Moore is involved in negotiating oil and gas, uranium and wind energy leases and regularly advises landowners and oil and gas companies regarding related land management issues.

A member of the firm’s litigation team, Corey Wehmeyer’s practice is primarily devoted to representing energy clients in litigation matters. He practices in state and federal forums throughout Texas, with a particular emphasis in South Texas, and is also part of the firm’s Eagle Ford Shale team. Wehmeyer, who has handled litigation matters in Oklahoma, Louisiana and North Dakota, represents operators, working interest owners, mineral owners, drilling contractors, oil field service companies, pipeline companies, refiners, and mining companies. He also has experience representing condemning authorities in eminent domain proceedings, and routinely handles general real property and commercial litigation matters.

“Everyone at Cox Smith joins me in congratulating our new shareholders. As we embark upon 2013, I’m looking forward to their continued contributions as well as the excellent work being performed by all of our attorneys,” said Jamie Smith, managing director of Cox Smith.