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28 Cox Smith Attorneys Named 2012 Texas Super Lawyers

September 27, 2012

Cox Smith Matthews Incorporated (“Cox Smith”) today announced 28 of its attorneys from its offices in Austin, Dallas, El Paso and San Antonio have been named to the Texas Super Lawyers list as some of the top attorneys in Texas for 2012. In addition to these honors, renowned bankruptcy attorney Deborah D. Williamson was selected again as one of the state’s top 50 women attorneys and top 50 attorneys in Central/West Texas. Arlene Switzer Steinfield, who has more than 30 years of experience in representing management in labor and employment law, was also identified again as one of the state’s top 50 women attorneys and top 100 attorneys in Dallas/Fort Worth.

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 rigorous multi-phased 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 across the country. For more information about Super Lawyers, visit superlawyers.com.

“Being recognized by their peers for their outstanding work is a high honor and certainly well-deserved. I’m very proud of these Super Lawyers, who go above and beyond for their clients every single day,” said Jamie Smith, managing director of Cox Smith.

The Austin-based Cox Smith attorneys recognized as 2012 Texas Super Lawyers include:

  • Mary Schaerdel Dietz – Business Litigation 
  • Catherine Greaves – Health Care
  • Karen Neeley – Banking 
  • Keith Shuley – Environmental 


The Dallas-based Cox Smith attorneys recognized as 2012 Texas Super Lawyers include:

  • Tom Alleman – Insurance Coverage
  • Mark Andrews – Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
  • Frank Carroll – Business Litigation
  • Arlene Switzer Steinfield – Employment & Labor
  • George Tarpley – Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights 


The El Paso-based Cox Smith attorneys recognized as 2012 Texas Super Lawyers include:

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


The San Antonio-based Cox Smith attorneys recognized as 2012 Texas Super Lawyers include:

  • Diann Bartek – Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
  • Kerry Benedict – Real Estate
  • Ray Bissmeyer – Employment Litigation: Defense
  • Mike Ferrill – Antitrust Litigation
  • David Kinder – Business Litigation
  • Will Liebmann – Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Donna McElroy – Employment Litigation: Defense 
  • Ellen Mitchell – Appellate 
  • Howard Newton – General Litigation 
  • Gale R. "Pete" Peterson – Intellectual Property Litigation 
  • Jon Ray – Energy & Natural Resources 
  • David Roth – Energy & Natural Resources 
  • Brett Schouest – Business Litigation
  • Marty Truss – Business Litigation
  • David B. West – Business Litigation
  • Deborah Williamson – Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights 
  • Harry W. Wolff, Jr. – Estate Planning & Probate